Flute - Piccolo - Recorder
'To learn the flute takes lots of time, patience, and hard work, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy every minute of it.' - Casey
Learning music should always be fun. To learn the flute takes lots of time, patience, and hard work, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy every minute of it. My lessons take the discipline and structure built on a strong history of conservatory training and combine it with a fun, positive attitude. I take my students through the standard course of repertoire, based on the Paris Conservatoire model. Students are introduced to a wide variety of genres, composers, and styles, all with a firm grasp of technique. I do more than just teach you how to play an instrument and to read music - important life skills are learned through music, including patience, dedication, time management, and the real meaning of hard work. My goal is to make you the best musician you can be, and pass on my love and passion for the flute.
McGill University: Master of Music in Flute Performance (2014) Université de Montréal: Diplôme d'études secondaires supérieures (2013) The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music: Artist Diploma (2012) and Performance Diploma/Bachelor of Music (2010) Principal teachers: Timothy Hutchins (Montreal Symphony), Denis Bluteau (Montreal Symphony), Kathleen Rudolph (formerly both CBC Vancouver, Vancouver Symphony) Banff Summer Master Classes (2013, 2014), principal teachers: Tara Helen O'Connor, Ransom Wilson, Carol Wincenc Other master classes: Leone Buyse, Clair Chase, Camille Churchfield, Mathieu Dufour, Eyal Ein-Habar, Bart Feller, Joanna G'froerer, Thomas Robertello, Sharon Sparrow, Jim Walker, Jacques Zoon
Teaching & Skills
My background as a trained performer gives me real-world experience to give to students, whether they are preparing recitals, auditions, or exams. I am equally comfortable on piccolo, alto, and bass flute, and have years of orchestral experience as well as chamber music and solo. I teach and regularly perform works from the Baroque period to the present, by composers all around the world, with a particular interest in works by Canadian composers.
Awards, Honors & Experiences
Formerly piccolo/3rd flute in the Stratford Symphony Orchestra, principal flute in l'Orchestre Symphonique de l'Agora, principal flute in the McGill Symphony, piccolo in l'Orchestre Point d'Arret, flute/piccolo in the Royal Conservator Orchestra Finalist or semi-finalist in several professional orchestral auditions 3-time winner of the McGill Symphony Orchestra audition Scholarship student at McGill University, University of Montreal, The Glenn Gould School, The Banff Centre