Music Adventure

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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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Gretchen Lee
Music Adventure

Gretchen is currently studying in the auditioned Arts Unionville program at Unionville High School, major in cello. Besides strings instrument, Gretchen also plays the piano, oboe and clarinet.

In 2015 Gretchen received the Top Female Triple Threat Award from Show Choir Canada. In the same year, she was also the winner of the EdBolsby Senior Music Award.

Gretchen is also an active member of her church and school fellowship’s worship band. She wishes to pursue music in University and in her career in the future.

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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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Karen Tam
Music Adventure

Karen graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Faculty of Music at York University. She studied piano with Christina Petrowska Quilico and music composition with David Mott. Karen also holds an ARCT Diploma in Piano Performance, and has studied piano pedagogy at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Her teaching style was influenced by the inspiring and encouraging guidance of Marina Geringas. To date, Karen’s students have always achieved First-class Honours in RCM examinations and won awards in various music festival competitions.

Karen is also one of the experienced teachers of Music Adventure group lessons at Pro-Music. She has taught Music Adventure to junior and senior kindergarten students at Wesley Christian Academy. In addition to her teaching, Karen actively participates in many music workshops to share ideas and discuss issues relevant to piano pedagogy. The Orff Approach that she studied under Margaret Hugget has effectively enhanced her group and piano lessons through its emphasis on songs, games, rhythms, poems, stories and percussion instruments. Karen’s teaching approach emphasizes a balance of affection, patience and strength, and encourages her students to enjoy the process of learning.

Credentials: B.F.A., ARCT.

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Maggie Yu
Music Adventure

Credentials: B.A., B.Ed.