I am a graduate of McMaster University, receiving an Honours Bachelor's of Music with a Music, Neuroscience and Psychology focus (Music Cognition Specialization) as well as a Performance Diploma in Clarinet Performance, studying with internationally acclaimed clarinetist and conductor Zoltan Kalman. Although trained in the classical style, my musical experience is as diverse as my academic interests, with performance experience ranging from Big Band to Wind Band, as well as professional orchestras. I am also an aspiring researcher and educator and hope to inspire others through the intersection of art and science.
I have enjoyed a wide ranging musical career as a clarinetist, saxophonist and vocalist, playing with many local groups such as the George Rose Big Band (Brantford), Saxation Saxophone Quartet (Brantford), various area pit bands, Chorus Hamilton, and the McMaster Concert Band, as well as the Niagara Symphony Orchestra, the Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the Symphony on the Bay (Hamilton), as well as singing with the Camerata Chorialis (Niagara), Chorus Niagara, Brant Men of Song, McMaster University choir, Ontario Youth Acapella Chorus (Ontario-wide), and provincial gold-medalist barbershop quartet “Pitch, Please”. I have also been privately teaching for 3 years to individuals of various age and skill levels and try to utilize my science background in conjunction with my music background to create a multifaceted learning experience.
My teaching style utilizes science based practice theory and knowledge, combined with many years of playing experience to create a multifaceted and differentiated learning environment for students. I am also a firm believer in learning from my students experiences as much they learn from me.