I have a Master’s degree in Performance and Literature from the University of Western Ontario under the instruction of Fiona Wilkinson. I completed my Bachelor of Music at Memorial University of Newfoundland, studying under Dr. Michelle Cheramy and Dr. Mihoko Watanabe. I am very excited to teach the flute studio at Memorial University for the 2012-2013 year.
I moved to St. John’s from Toronto in September 2011. While living in Toronto, I worked at the Merriam School of Music – flute/piano/theory teacher and Department Head of Woodwind, Brass, and Strings. With my unique background of teaching and administrative work, my teaching style has become efficient, effective, structured, goal-oriented, thorough, and resourceful. I believe in approaching lessons holistically using different learning styles and areas to really ensure success, and most importantly, enjoyment in lessons. For more information on my teaching philosophy, click here.
I have played in various ensembles and orchestras, as well as many solo performances. I enjoy teaching and performing a wide variety of music, always inspired to learn new things.
I have been vegan since 2008 and follow a gluten-free diet with lots of raw foods. My reasons for originally turning vegan were various, but through my lifestyle changes, I resolved many ongoing health issues, and am currently feeling my best. This has led to an interest in holistic health and nutrition. I love creating delicious and healthy food. I enjoy discussing these topics, so feel free to contact me if you are interested in chatting about them, or curious about some great recipes to try.
I love and am inspired by nature. I enjoy hiking, camping, and exploring. I am also an avid swimmer and enjoy running. I have started wall climbing and look forward to exploring Newfoundland one day through climbing.
My life and flute playing have been greatly enriched by yoga and meditation. They have proven to be great tools in my life, health, and inspiration.
If I’m sitting down, there is a good chance I’m knitting or reading.