Music Adventure

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Jennifer Dang
Music Adventure

Credentials: B.Sc.

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Angel He
Piano, Music Adventure

Angel holds a Bachelors of Music degree with Honours from University of Toronto Faculty of Music, specializing in the Music Education program majoring in Piano. Angel’s interests in her undergraduate education remained in music education, especially piano pedagogy. Throughout her studies at the University of Toronto, Angel received several Faculty of Music In-Course Scholarships and Awards. She was the recipient of the Kenneth and Helen Bray Scholarship in Music Education in 2013, the Percy Faith Award in 2014, and the William Croombs Memorial Scholarship in 2015.

She is enthusiastic about providing music education to people of all ages. Angel strikes a balance between support and challenge in her teaching to engage her students. She wants to share her love for music with others by helping her students achieve artistic excellence, stimulating imagination and creativity, ultimately promoting a lifelong relationship with music and a culture of music appreciation in her students. Outside of lessons, you can find Angel accompanying on the organ at Chinese Martyrs Catholic Church.

Credentials: B.Mus.

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Alana Ngo
Flute, Music Adventure, Piano

Alana is currently studying to complete her Bachelor degree in Music Education at the University of Toronto. She was the recipient of the David John Malysh Memorial Entrance Scholarship in Music Education in 2017. She graduated from the intensive arts program at Unionville High School with the Melody Adams award and was the valedictorian of her Arts Unionville class. She majors in flute, but also holds an ARCT diploma in piano.

Alana began her studies in piano at the age of 5, and the flute at the age of 10. She has developed a passion for teaching young children music and wants to share her love for music. She has studied with Dr. Kui Min on piano, and currently studies with Camille Watts, flutist and piccoloist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, on flute. She has also performed with several groups, such as the Ontario Provincial Honour Band and the Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra.

Outside of her musical studies, Alana also serves actively on her church’s worship team.

Credentials: ARCT

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Stephanie Yuen
Music Adventure

Stephanie received her Bachelor of Education degree from Western University specializing in Primary/Junior and Early Childhood Education, and is an Ontario Certified Teacher currently teaching with the York Region District School Board. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from Queen’s University where she specialized in Primary/Junior Music Education Pedagogy.

Throughout her career she has studied various approaches to music education such as the Kodály method, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, and Orff, two of which form the foundations for Pro-Music’s Music Adventure program. With both an Early Childhood Education specialty and a Primary/Junior teaching qualification, Stephanie has not only assisted with the Music Adventure program for the past 5 years, but has also implemented a music program for children ages 3 to 5 years old at a local day care centre, as well as taught Elementary School Music with various Ontario public school boards.

As a teacher, Stephanie strives to provide her students with authentic and meaningful learning experiences that foster enjoyment of music through active engagement in music making. Inspired by the work of distinguished music educator and ethnomusicologist, Patricia Shehan Campbell, Stephanie believes that all children are inherently musical and it is her job as a teacher to help nurture these experiences and further develop her students’ musical knowledge and skill. She believes that a strong music program supports students’ creative musical tendencies through singing, movement, and rhythmic and instrumental play while simultaneously fostering music appreciation and providing students with a strong foundation in music theory and ear-training.

Credentials: OCT., B.Ed., B.A.H.