Music Background & Credentials
Graduate Diploma in Music, McGill University, 2018 Master of Music in Piano Performance, McGill University, 2017 Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, University of Ottawa, 2015 A.R.C.T., Royal Conservatory of Toronto, 2011
Recent Experience • McGill University, 2015-2019 - one year of private teaching experience, 2018-2019 - as a staff accompanist at McGill University during the 2018-2019 academic year, gave many collaborative performances with McGill students of various instruments, including lessons, recitals, recordings, masterclasses, and casual performances; often coached students and advised them on their artistic and musical choices; also collaborated with several McGill professors in professional concerts - as a student from 2015-2018: learned and performed several solo recital programs for degree purposes; participated in numerous piano solo, piano duo, vocal, chamber music and large ensemble concerts, recordings, masterclasses and other events, both at the Schulich School of Music and in the Montreal community; premiered numerous works by student composers and advised student composers on practical formatting of their compositions; frequently evaluated my peers’ performances, both in a studio class setting and in more informal settings, providing comments, opinions, and musical demonstrations in order to help foster improvement in their playing Performances • Performance in Schulich in Concert series, McGill University, November 2019 • Performances with Trio Rosemont, various locations across the United States, 2018-2019 • Performances at Southeastern Young Artist Concert Series, Gainesville, GA, May-June 2019 •Performance of Grieg’s Piano Concerto with Quinte Symphony, Belleville, ON, March 2019 • NSFW Contemporary Cabaret, Ottawa, February 2018 • Recital at the Prince Edward County Music Festival, September 2017 • Recital at the Roerich Museum, New York, with cellist Joshua Morris, April 2017 • Performance at the Music and Beyond festival, Ottawa, July 2016 • Recital at the Westben Festival Arts Theatre, Campbellford, Ontario, July 2016 • Performances at MUSCAN, Ottawa, June 2015 • Recital at the National Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage, January 2015 Competitions and Festivals • Stepping Stone Competition, Drummondville, 2016 • Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival, Tampa, Florida, 2014 • Festival-Concours de musique classique de Pierre-de Saurel, Sorel-Tracy, 2014 • Jean-Paul Sevilla summer music program, Bonneuil-Matours, France, 2013 • Young Artists Program at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, 2012
Teaching & Other Details
I believe it is extremely important to constantly adapt one's teaching method to address the specific personality of the student in question, to read the student and make decisions how to proceed based on this. I often use humor and self-deprecation in order to make a student feel more comfortable and confident in themselves. I like for them to reach a point where they know they have something to say, how to say it, and that they have said it successfully. In general, I emphasize always knowing the basics of one's repertoire, such as fingering, tempos, pedalling, etc., in order to save time in the process of communicating musical intentions. In order to further a connection with repertoire, I always like the student to know something about the composer's life, and the circumstances behind a particular piece. Fundamentally, I always wish the student to be engaged with what they are doing, and to realize that music is a very vibrant, exciting discipline that can really make a difference in their and others' lives!