As a highly skilled clarinetist, pianist, arranger and conductor, I have a wealth of musical education and experience that I bring to any role. With a Doctorate of Musical Arts and a Master of Music Degree in clarinet performance and teaching, as well as a Bachelor of Music Degree in clarinet performance, bandmaster, and clarinet teaching, I am well-versed in a variety of musical genres and disciplines.
In addition to my academic background, I hold a number of prestigious licenses and certifications, including a TDSB Guest Artist certification, an RCM online teaching course license, and certification from both the OMEA and ORMTA. I am an RCM-certified teacher in both piano and clarinet, with elementary, intermediate, and advanced certificates.
Throughout my career, I have gained extensive experience in a variety of teaching and coaching roles. As a guest artist at Earl Haig Claude Watson Arts Program, I have been responsible for coaching woodwinds and group rehearsals for the Youth Symphonic and Band Grades 8-11, providing one-on-one tutoring, and delivering master classes and workshops. At the Schwartz/Reisman JCC, I taught clarinet, piano, and ensemble classes, while also running conductor classes at my private online music studio ‘Sonatico’.
I am particularly proud of my achievements as the Director/Conductor of The Woodwind Community Band, for which I received a grant from the government of Canada's New Horizons program. During my time with the band, I provided rehearsals and basic music theory classes for adults and seniors and helped to bring the joy of music to a wider audience. I was also involved with church worship ministries for 10 years, including being the music director of “Willowdale Community Assembly” and “The Scott Mission”, Jewish Voice Ministry.
I have also made notable contributions to the world of music through my recordings and publications. I have recorded Latin American clarinet music in "Soul of Brazil," gospel contemporary instrumental worship music in "Moment of Renewal," and recording of Brahms' Quintet with The State Borodin Quartet.
Finally, I am an advocate for using technology to enhance online music lessons, and I utilize the ‘Sonatico’ app to provide a unique and effective learning experience for my students. With built-in features such as a keyboard, metronome, music symbols, and articulations, I am able to make online lessons more efficient and engaging than ever before. 'Sonatico' was designed as an alternative to Zoom and other video-conferencing software to suit the needs of music lessons better.
➢ Dependent on the student’s goal.
➢ Preparation for RCM exams: Grades 1-10 from $50 to $80, ARCT: please contact for details.
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Instrument / Discipline
- Youth (7-17)
- Adults (18+)
- At a school
- At own studio
- At student home
- Clarinet - Elementary
- Clarinet - Intermediate
- Piano - Advanced
- Piano - Elementary
- Piano - Intermediate
- 2002 - Practical Apprenticeship Assistant, DMA - P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music
- 1999 - Master of Music, MMus - Pedagogical Academy of Music
- 1993 - Bachelor of Music, BMus - Gnesin College of Music
- First-Prize Clarinet Winner - National Competition for Woodwind and Brass Instrumentalists - 1995
- Government Grant - Nominated by Ministry of Culture - 1999
- Second-Prize Winner - National Competition for Conductors - 1999
- TDSB Guest Artist - Certified with the Toronto District School Board - 2012
- The Ontario Music Educators’ Association - - 2022
- The Royal Conservatory of Music's TEACHING ONLINE COURSE - Certified Online Teacher - 2021
- Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association - Provincial / State