Flute

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Eva Chu
Piano, Flute

Eva graduated from York University with a Bachelor Degree, major in flute and piano. For more than a decade of teaching experience, Eva’s students received outstanding awards and achievements from RCM Examinations, Kiwanis Music Festivals and Markham Music Festivals.

RCM Silver & Gold Medalists:

2009 – Student received Gr.4 RCM Silver Medal in flute for the highest exam grade in Ontario
2013 – Student received Gr.2 RCM Gold Medal in flute for the highest exam grade in Ontario

Credentials: B.A., ARCT in Piano and Flute

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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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Daniel Smith
Clarinet, Flute, Recorder, Saxophone

Daniel Smith studied under Robert Riseling at 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 Arizona State University and study under Robert Spring for a Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance. After, he worked at the University of Mephis as a Teaching assistant and completed his Masters in Clarinet Performance. While at Memphis, Daniel 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, and his students succeed in many endeavors including RCM exams, 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 violin in 1970 and trumpet in 1972, following with piano lessons. He has a wide range of experiences in performing classical, jazz, rock, folk and various other musical styles, and as a composer and arranger. Joe was also involved in the musical products industry as a luthier, instrument technician and consultant for thirty years. Currently he teaches violin, brass and woodwind instruments in various styles, and prepares students for Royal Conservatory exams, university entrance (violin, trumpet) and auditions.