Flute

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Eva Chu
Piano, Flute

Eva graduated from the York University with a Bachelor’s Degree, majoring in Flute and Piano. With more than a decade of teaching experience, Eva’s students received outstanding awards and achievements from the Royal Conservatory of Music examinations, Kiwanis Music Festival and Markham Music Festival.

RCM Gold & Silver Medalists:
(Students who obtained the highest marks in each level of RCM examination in Ontario)
2013 – Grade 2 Gold Medal in Flute
2009 – Grade 4 Silver Medal in Flute

Credentials: B.A., ARCT (in Flute), ARCT (in Piano)

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Fievel Lim
Flute, Recorder

Fievel studied for a decade with the renowned flutist, Stephen Tam, and holds an ARCT diploma in Flute Performance. He employs personalized methods and student-specific strategies to teach students to grow and flourish as musicians. Fievel has experience playing in orchestras, bands, and small ensembles all around Toronto, as well as strong experience with solo performances. He remains actively involved in musical ensembles in Toronto, and has a passion for playing and teaching others to play the flute in a variety of musical settings.

Credentials: M.Sc., H.B.Sc., ARCT

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Alana Ngo
Flute, Piano

Alana is currently studying to complete her Bachelor’s 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 the 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 in teaching music to young children and wants to share her love for music with them. She has studied piano with Dr. Kui Min, and currently studies flute with Camille Watts, flutist and piccoloist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Alana has performed with several groups, such as the Ontario Provincial Honour Band and the Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra. Outside of her musical studies, she also serves actively on her church’s worship team.

Credentials: ARCT

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Daniel Smith
Clarinet, Flute, Recorder, Saxophone

Daniel studied under Robert Riseling of the University of Western Ontario during his high school years. After winning the Golden Reed Award in 1992 at Music Fest Canada (as the top clarinet player in the high school ranking), he received a full scholarship to attend the Arizona State University and study under Robert Spring for a Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance.

After then, Daniel worked at the University of Memphis as a Teaching Assistant and completed his Masters in Clarinet Performance. While at Memphis, he opened his own clarinet studio and played regularly in the professional musical community. Since leaving Memphis and returning to Canada in 1999, Daniel has played professionally and taught woodwinds at Pro-Music, helping students progress from making their first sounds to receiving scholarships at universities.

Daniel is an accomplished player on clarinet, flute, and saxophone. His students succeed in many endeavours including the Royal Conservatory of Music examinations, Arts York auditions and university entrances.

Credentials: M.Mus., B.Mus.

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Joe Varga
Cello, Flute, Recorder, Trombone, Trumpet, Violin

Joe began studying the violin in 1970 and trumpet in 1972. He also studied the piano. He has more than 45 years of teaching experience. He prepares students for the Royal Conservatory of Music examinations, university entrance and auditions.

Besides teaching, Joe has been in the musical products industry for nearly 40 years. His main field of interest in this area is repairs and restoration of the stringed instruments.

In all aspects of his musical career, Joe has held high standards of quality and professionalism, and endeavoured to impart such attitudes to his students so that they may excel at their own pursuits.

RCM Gold Medalist
(Students who obtained the highest marks in each level of RCM examination in Ontario)
2017 – Level 5 Gold Medal in Violin