I have spent 21+ years as Assistant Concertmaster of the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra and have accumulated years' worth of performance experience on three continents from inside the pit and onstage as an orchestral, chamber musician, and soloist.
As a performer, I've given the world premiere of numerous works around the world; as an educator, I've taught as Visiting Assistant Professor of Violin at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and have been asked to teach, coach, and adjudicate worldwide.
I know what it’s like to be passionate about the violin and feel frustrated because you aren’t where you want to be technically or musically, you don’t feel like you’re getting the encouragement or support you need, or you feel like an imposter hiding behind the instrument.
It is my mission to provide caring guidance in your journey as a violinist, to inspire you to achieve your goals on the violin and to do so within an environment that fosters kindness, encouragement, and positivity.
It gives me great joy to help you break down the process of mastering the violin and musicianship into clear and understandable concepts so that you feel more empowered and confident as a violinist and musician.