Michelle holds a Masters Degree in Piano Performance and Literature from the University of Western Ontario and is recipient of the Dr. Sherwoodfox Music Fellowship for excellence in performance. She has performed frequently as a solo and collaborative pianist in London, Toronto and France. Recently, she was the accompanist of an all female choir, Les Choristes, which toured Ottawa.
Michelle is equally comfortable as a teacher and enjoys encouraging music in people of all ages and levels through her teaching. She enjoys personalizing every lesson to suit each student’s personality, learning style and goals. She is a strong believer that exploration and play are essential to effective learning. By encouraging critical thinking and problem solving, Michelle aims to cultivate a life long love for music in all her students.
Michelle’s interests and passions also lies in the Performing Arts Medicine, which lead her to create “theOpenScore”, an educational resource for musicians. It aims to provide the tools and knowledge to help musicians and music educators to perform at their best. She discusses topics such as methods in combatting performance anxiety, psychology, and playing with freedom.
Credentials: M.Mus. (Piano Performance and Literature)
B.Mus. Honours (Piano Performance)