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Sandra Wilmot


Sandra Wilmot

RCM Certified
Kelowna violinist Sandra Wilmot is much in demand as a teacher, performer, and clinician. She has been teaching group and private violin lessons as well as RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music) theory classes since 2002. She is an RCM certified elementary, intermediate, and advanced violin specialist (levels prep to ARCT). Many of her students play regularly with the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra (OSYO), participate in music festivals across B.C. and have successfully completed RCM exams levels 3-10, with some students going on to pursue music at the post-secondary level. She currently maintains a private studio of over 60 students ages 4 to adult and ranging in level from absolute beginner to RCM ARCT level. She taught grades 3-8 classroom music from 2006-2010, and currently coaches violin sectionals for the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra (OSYO) and co-directs the KCMS Junior and Senior String Ensembles. She is also a former string faculty member at KISSM (Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music) and has been on faculty at the Strings the Thing summer string camp since 2016. Sandra works with various ensembles throughout the Okanagan as a professional freelance musician and has been playing regularly with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra and Kamloops Symphony Orchestra since 2001. She has performed with various other orchestras across Canada and has attended many prominent orchestral and early music training programs including Early Music Vancouver, and the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific. She regularly plays weddings and other corporate and private functions along with her colleagues from the Okanagan Symphony. Sandra also has an extensive choral background, having accompanied many prominent BC children’s choirs, directed school choirs, and acted as official accompanist for the World of Children's Choirs Symposium in Vancouver in 2000. Sandra is also a journalist, pianist, arranger, and award-winning composer. She was the 1st place winner in the Jean Coulthard Composition Competition and the Vancouver Chamber Choir's Young Composers Competition in 2000 and has had original works commissioned and performed by the Aura Chamber Choir, Vancouver Chamber Choir, B.C Choral Federation, University of Victoria, and the Kelowna Community Music School. Sandra is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and is currently on faculty at the Kelowna Community Music School, Kamloops Symphony Music School, Penticton Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and Strings the Thing summer string camp.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Violin
  • Rudiments
  • Harmony
  • History
  • Counterpoint
  • Analysis
  • Composition

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Young Children (under 7)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • Music school
  • Online

Specialist designation

  • Theory - Elementary
  • Theory - Intermediate
  • Violin - Advanced
  • Violin - Elementary
  • Violin - Intermediate
RCM Credentials
RCM Certified