Clarinet - Bass Clarinet
'I constantly aspire to communicate, patience and a love of music. It is key that students learn and understand through doing.' - Louise
Regardless of the student's age, the most important element of a music lesson is the joy we have in sharing music. Music is after all, about playing! I teach through experiential learning so that students learn and understand through doing, striving to help my students build the skills they need to play the music they love. I have a studio of clarinettists of all ages and abilities, and enjoy them all, from age 8 to age 98. I adapt to each students' interests and enthusiasm, bringing in music of a wide variety of genres to inspire students to play to the best of their ability.
McGill University - Master of Arts in Music Education Indiana University - Master of Music
Teaching & Skills
I hold an MA in Music Education from McGill University, MMus in Clarinet Performance with a minor in Jazz from Indiana University, and a Certificate in Shiatsu Therapy from Institute Kine concept. My primary influences include clarinettist James Campbell, jazz pedagogue David Baker, artist coach Valerie Dean, and the One Yellow Rabbit Theatre Company.
Awards, Honors & Experiences