DMA, Premiere Prix, B.Mus
English - French
Trombone - Trumpet - French Horn - Euphonium - Tuba - Music Theory
Teaching an instrument is about making things that are difficult simple and then making things that are simple exciting for the student.
Teaching an instrument is about making things that are difficult simple and then making things that are simple exciting for the student. A teacher is a guide to greater understanding and not just a coach. I like to think that my brass students have an unusually good understanding of fundamentals of playing the instrument.
I have a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of British Columbia. I also obtained a unanimous Premiere Prix from the Conservatoire de Musique de Québec (Montreal). I have attended numerous masterclasses and seminars.
Teaching & Skills
I presently teach for the Conservatoire in Val d’Or and several private students as well. My students have won prizes at the Canadian Music Competition at the national level. My performing career has seen me give thousands of educational performances across the country. A trombonist by training I teach all the brass instruments equally well. I also teach theory and harmony to the advanced level.
Awards, Honors & Experiences
Canada Council A grant to artists, Canada Council Project and Touring grants, City of Vancouver Arts Council, Full University Fellowships UBC