Theory

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Fernando Baldassini
Theory

In 1992, Fernando Baldassini graduated from York University having studied compositions with James Tenney. During these year, he wrote many original compositions in all styles including a 10-minute background score used by a major advertising company. Fernando continued his studies in music education and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Education from the University of Toronto in 2002.

Over the years, Fenando’s love for teaching is reflected in the success of his students as many of them are currently on staff in music studies. He has students received First Class Honours with Distinction in ARCT theory courses.

Credentials: B.F.A.. B.A./EDU., ARCT

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Nancy Cheung
Piano, Theory

Nancy graduated from the Faculty of Music at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and holds First-class Honors in Theory Research and Piano Performance. She is a proficient piano teacher in both Hong Kong and Canada with over 15 years of experience, and her students have won competitions in major music festivals such as Kiwanis and CMC and have achieved outstanding examination results. Nancy believes that music education adds value to one’s life and her teaching approach emphasizes the development of self-discipline, the ability to focus, and the appreciation of arts.

In addition to classical music, Nancy is also actively involved in contemporary church music, improvisation and accompaniment.

Nancy’s students received First Class Honours with distinction at RCM piano examination. And also numerous students received 100% in RCM Rudiments and History examination.

Credentials: B.Mus., LTCL.

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Ron Cheung
Theory, Vocal

Ron graduated from University of Toronto with a Masters Degree in Choral Conducting and with a Bachelor Degree in Music Education from McMaster University. He was winner of the Elmer Iseler Conducting Fellowship Award and the Peter Sheehan Memorial Scholarship. Ron is the artistic director and founder of Voices and the Healey Willan Singers, as well as the conductor of the Yip’s Children Senior Choir (Canada). From 2001-2005, he conducted the Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir.

To learn more about Ron’s career and updated news, you can visit his website at http://www.ronkmcheung.com

Credentials: M.Mus., B.Ed.

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Paul Chow
Theory

Paul Chow graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Teaching, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Music. He was a member of the Toronto Children’s Chorus, and studied piano under Mr. David Louie and Mr. Derek Bampton. Previously, Paul graduated from the Claude Watson Program at Earl Haig Secondary School as a piano major and obtained his ARCT in piano performance, and also studied music theory extensively under Ms. Irena Kaprin. At the University of Toronto, his studies include jazz theory and composition under Dr. Alexander Rapoport. He has also received numerous awards and trophies in several music competitions.

Paul acquired teaching experiences through his private studio lessons which have often guaranteed first class honors in both RCM theoretical and piano exams. He has volunteered in the classrooms of Bayview Hill Elementary School and the Claude Watson Music Program at Earl Haig Secondary School.

Paul also enjoys building and tinkering with computers, cell phones and model kits. He composes using music software such as Cakewalk and Fruity Loops, and plays drums, bass or saxophone in his band.

Paul’s students received 100% in RCM Rudiments examination.

Credentials: M.T, B.Sc, ARCT