I gear my lessons around the artistic goals of each student, whether that be Royal Conservatory exams, music festivals, university entrance auditions, orchestral auditions, celtic and other traditional music forms, learning Baroque flute, playing for sheer enjoyment, or some blend of any of these goals - and, for everyone, experiencing the joy of making music and of expressing ourselves through it. In terms of student instruments, modern, Irish, and Baroque flutes are welcome across genres.
For the past 5 years I have been maintaining a flute teaching studio through the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, Halifax NS (Jipugtug, Mi’kma’ki). I also served as Head of Woodwinds at the Maritime Conservatory Sept. 2016-Aug. 2019. Currently registration for flute lessons with me is being handled online through the MCPA Faculty Association while music faculty are taking action for democratic governance reform, and I am teaching these lessons off-site at the Beth Israel Synagogue, 1480 Oxford St., Halifax.
I run ensemble programming in traditional and Baroque/early music, and run this programming through my new business, the Halifax Institute of Traditional and Early Music:
Baroque / Early Music
I give workshops, school band clinics, and masterclasses, in classical flute repertoire and traditional music forms from across Europe and North America, in a wide variety of settings, including in schools and festivals.