Theory

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Fernando Baldassini
Theory

In 1992, Fernando graduated from the York University having studied Compositions with James Tenney. During those years, he wrote many original compositions in all styles including a 10-minute background score used by a major advertising company, and dozens of arrangements of classical and popular pieces for band and keyboard ensembles. Even with his extensive schedule, Fernando continued his studies in Music Education and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Toronto in 2002.

Over the years, Fernando’s love for teaching is reflected in the success of his students as many of them are currently on staff in music studios throughout the GTA. His classes are motivational and geared towards a life-long musical learning.

 

Fernando’s students scored excellent results in RCM Theory Examinations:
2020 – ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint 96%
2020 – ARCT Analysis 93%
2020 – Level 9 Harmony 90%
2019 – ARCT Analysis 94%

Credentials: B.F.A., B.A. (Edu.), ARCT

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Clire Chen
Theory

Clire holds an ARCT diploma in Piano Performance. She uses strategic methods when teaching to enhance students’ musical understanding, thereby helping them develop and gain confidence as a musician.

Clire’s students have won various music competitions and received first class honours in theory examinations. She has experience with students of all ages, as she is actively involved with children and adult choirs in Toronto.

Clire also offers private lessons and tutoring classes for RCM Level 5 to 8 Theory.

 

 

Clire’s students scored excellent results in RCM Theory examinations:
2020 – Level 8 Theory 100%
2020 – Level 6 Theory 97%
2018 – Level 8 Theory 98%

Credentials: 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. Her students have won competitions in major music festivals such as Kiwanis and Canadian Music Competition and 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 excellent results in various Music Festivals and RCM Exams:
Level 8 Theory – 2020 ~ 100% | 2019 ~ 100% | 2018 ~ 100%
Level 9 History – 2020 ~ 98% | 2019 ~ 98% | 2018 ~ 99%
Level 10 History – 2020 ~ 96% | 2019 ~ 100% | 2018 ~ 98% | 2017 ~ 100%
ARCT History – 2020 ~ 94% | 2019 ~ 96% | 2018 ~ 96%
2019 – Yip’s Music Festivals, Level 3 ~ 1st Place
2019 – North York Music Festival, Level 4 ~ 2nd & 3rd Place
2019 – First Class Honours with Distinction in RCM exam, Piano Level 7 ~ 90%
2019 – Unionville Music Academy Competition, Piano Level 8 ~ 1st & 2nd Place | Level 4 ~ 1st Place | Level 6 ~ 1st & 2nd Place
2018 – Yip’s Music Festivals, Level ARCT ~ 2nd & 3rd Place
2018 – Markham Music Festivals, Level 5 ~ 1st Place | Level 3 ~ 1st & 2nd Place |Level 7 ~ 1st & 3rd Place
2018 – North York Music Festival, Level 6 ~ 2nd Place
2011-2017 – see Pro-Music Newsletters

Credentials: B.Mus., LTCL.

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Ron Cheung
Theory, Vocal

Ron graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters Degree in Choral Conducting. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the 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’s Senior Choir (Canada). From 2001 to 2005, he conducted the Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir.

Ron’s student attained excellent results in RCM examinations:
2017 – RCM Frist Class Honours with Distinction, Level 6 Voice ~ 91%
2017 – Level 5 Theory – 98%
2014 – Student was accepted to the Arts Unionville Program

 

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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Eva Chu
Piano, Flute, Theory

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 Examinations and Gold / Silver Medalists
Students who obtained the highest marks in each level of RCM examination in Ontario
2013 – Grade 2 Gold Medal in Flute
2011 – RCM Level 8 Piano ~ First Class Honours with Distinction, 91%
2009 – Grade 4 Silver Medal in Flute

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

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Jaime Lau (Theory Assistant Teacher)
Piano, Theory

Jaime began her piano studies at the age of 5 and was a student of Ms. Shuk Han Yu, an Examiner of the Royal Conservatory of Music. At the Queen’s University, Jaime studied piano with Mr. Michel Szczesniak, Continuing Adjunct Lecturer in Piano (Keyboard).

As a young musician, Jaime actively involves in a variety of music groups. She was a member of the Toronto Children’s Chorus and has participated in school concert band as the flautist and clarinettist. She has also served as a singer and pianist in the worship team at her church.

As a graduate from the Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Music, Jaime aims to use her knowledge in music theory and piano pedagogy to ignite the enthusiasm for music in her students.

Credentials: B.Mus.