As a pianist and a teacher, it is important to assess the abilities of each individual student and to be attentive their particular strengths. It is valuable to allow for each student to develop the necessary tools to achieve their desired goals.
I am currently a PhD candidate in musicology in my fifth year at McGill. I pursued my Masters' at the University of Ottawa, where I completed my degree in musicology. I did my undergraduate degree in Brandon, Manitoba where I completed a degree in piano performance. During the course of my education, I have traveled throughout North America and Europe as both a musician and as a music researcher. These experiences have helped shape my vision as a teacher. I have also been a student of many great teachers and professors and have been influenced by their pedagogical approaches to the piano.
In the case of cancellations, I should be notified 24 hours in advance (otherwise the charge for the lesson remains). Makeup lessons will be offered for missed lessons.
McGill University: Pursuing Doctor of Philosophy in Musicology
University of Ottawa: Obtained Master of Arts in Musicology
Toronto: Master of Arts in Music and Culture (Musicology), Year One
Brandon University, Brandon, MB 2005 – 2009: Obtained a Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance
Art of Listening MUAR 211 – I taught the summer installment for the Art of Listening. Duties included meeting Monday – Thursday for 2.5-hour lectures each day, covering the landscape of music history. I also gave Office Hours every day and prepared examinations and quizzes.
2018: Critical Thinking About Music, Course Code: MUHL 286 [January 2018 – April 2018] – Duties include running weekly tutorial sessions, marking exams and essays, as well as administering two weekly office hours.
2017: Western Musical Traditions, Course Code: MUHL 186 [September 2017 – December 2017] – Duties include running weekly tutorial sessions, marking, and administering two weekly office hours.
2017: Guest Lecturer in Popular Music History on the “Hillbilly Music and Country Music Movement” [September 14, 2017]
2017: Guest Lecturer in Popular Music History on the “Urban Folk Movement” [February 7, 2017]
2014: The Art of Listening, Course Code: MUAR 211 [January 2014-May 2014]
2013: The Art of Listening, Course Code: MUAR 211 [September 2013-December 2013]
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