Scarborough Viola, Violin Instructor John

Viola tutor John from Scarborough, ON
Name John D.
City Scarborough, ON
Teaching Viola, Violin
Working With Kids, Youth, Adults, Groups
Levels Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hourly Rate $55

As a graduate of the Royal Conservatory and University of Toronto in piano, viola and composition, John has had a long and varied musical career. After post graduate studies at the University of Victoria, John returned to Toronto to continue performing and arranging, as well as teaching strings for the Toronto District School Board. This led to various conducting posts leading string orchestras and teaching in summer music camps for the board, as well as performing with various orchestras, string ensembles and music theatre groups. John enjoys reading, gardening, and performing on a beautiful Arthur Richardson Tertis viola circa 1945, as well as a modern carbon fibre viola made by Mezzo Forte in Germany. John truly believes that making music makes you smarter!

Music Background & Credentials
Educational qualifications: A.R.C.T. (performance) Royal Conservatory of Toronto Mus Bac. (composition) University of Toronto Electronic music studies at the University of Victoria R.M.T. Affiliation with O.R.M.T.A. Associate teacher with the Royal Conservatory Member of local 149 Toronto Musicians Association Attended Shawnigan Lake Summer Music School York University Summer Music School and Chamber Music Program Royal Conservatory Chamber Music Program Post graduate studies in composition with Dr. Samuel Dolin and in the electronic Music studio of the University of Victoria. Studied piano with Earle Moss at the Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music. Studied viola with Jack Montague, Rivka Golani, Katherine Rapoport and Douglas Perry.
Professional Experience
Performance experience: with York Symphony, North York Symphony, North York Concert Orchestra (principal viola), York University Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Players, East York Symphony, U.S.A. Puccini Festival Orchestra (assoc. principal), Orchestra Teatro Lirico Sperimentale de Spoleto, Symphony Canada, Etobicoke Symphony, Oshawa Symphony, Scarborough Symphony, North Bay Symphony, Northern Sinfonia of Ontario, Pickering Philharmonic (principal), Scarborough Music Theatre, Scarborough Choral Society, Yorkminstrels, Etobicoke Music Theatre, Sheraton Cadwell Orchestra, Resa’s Pieces Strings, Strings Attached Orchestra (principal) and Music4Life Ensemble (principal). Violist with "Trio da Capo", "Quartet Classique", "Gala String Quartet", and the “Perfect Harmony String Quartet“. Currently performing as a free-lance violist and pianist in the greater Toronto area.
Teaching & Other Details
Classical and Suzuki methods combined in a fun and rewarding learning experience. I love to learn from my students too.
After school M-F and on weekends.
Preferred Teaching Place
My home studio.
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