Originally from Victoria BC, Amanda is a graduate of the University of Toronto where she holds a Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Violin Performance where she studied with Jascha Milkis, David Zafer, and Mark Skazenetsky. Amanda also holds a Performance Diploma from the RCM and as well as Performance Diplomas from the Victoria Conservatory of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, London England.
Amanda is an active freelancer and chamber musician and has played with and held positions with a number of professional orchestras such as Victoria Symphony, Sinfonia Toronto, Windsor Symphony, Brantford Symphony, Toronto Philharmonia, Toronto Concert Orchestra, Hamilton Philharmonic and Talisker Players. She has performed with such Canadian talent such as Jann Arden, The Canadian Tenors, and John McDermott as well as Anne Murray. Amanda has also performed extensively for CBC radio and television with various orchestras and groups.
As a teacher, Amanda is involved in teaching the Suzuki method and has completed teacher training Books 1-8 through the Suzuki Association of the Americas studying with Karen Kimmett, Kathleen Spring and Allen Lieb. She has also completed her SPA certification with Sally Gross and her ECC with Daphne Hughes and Gail Lange. Amanda is currently on both Suzuki and Violin Faculty at the Royal Conservatory of Music and on Faculty at the Etobicoke Suzuki School of Music.
Minimum Age of Student: 3
Musical Styles: Classical
Professional Designations / Associations Amanda is a current member of the Toronto Musicians Union, the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the Ontario Suzuki Association.