Violin - Viola - Cello
Vocal - Piano - Violin - Theory
Classical, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, RCM
Boston Conservatory at Berklee - Master of Music, Voice and Instrumental Music Education
An accomplished pianist and vocalist, Aubrey received her Masters of Music in Music Education from the Boston Conservatory in Boston, MA, immediately following her completion of her Bachelor of Music at the University of Toronto where she studied classical voice and music education. Before deciding to pursue opera, she devoted her efforts to both the piano and violin, and now enjoys the privilege of teaching and performing on all three instruments.
Aubrey frequently performs and collaborates within a wide range of settings, including pit orchestras, choral concerts, and solo recitals. She has travelled nationally to accept awards and give presentations at music education conferences such as NAfME and MMEA, and has taught and performed with different ensembles throughout various cities within the United States.
She is currently stationed back in Canada as a teacher and collaborative pianist. As a choral and strings teacher, she most recently left her post as an orchestra teacher and choral director for the Waltham Public Schools in Waltham, MA to continue her career here in the public school system. She is extremely passionate about music theory, and is especially interested in the role that theory plays for her students on their paths to becoming better musicians.
Classical (RCM), Contemporary
University of Toronto - Bachelor of Music
Erick is a professional violinist active in the GTA area. He performs regularly with orchestras and ensembles around the city. Always pursuing greater horizons Erick also occasionally appears as a violist and baroque violinist.
Born in England to Polish and Brazilian parents he started studying the violin in Poland at age 4. He studied with Israeli violinist, Eyal Kless, at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and with TSO associate concertmaster Mark Skazinetsky at the Royal Conservatory of Music's Taylor Academy and the University of Toronto Faculty of Music where he also took viola lessons with Eric Nowlin and worked on Historically Informed Performance Practice with Jeanne Lamon and Ivars Taurins from Tafelmusik.
As a teacher Erick seeks to help his students find their own voices and explore how to express themselves clearly through music.
Beijing Central Conservatory | 2015 Felix Galimir Chamber Music Competition Champion
Sally is a sought-after cellist, praised for her sweet and supple sound. She started her cello studies in China at a young age and enrolled at the prestigious Beijing Central Conservatory studying under Professor Xiao Qi Sun and Ming Qing Yu. Throughout her career as a soloist and chamber musician, Sally has played principal roles in both youth orchestras and the University of Toronto Opera Orchestra.
While maintaining her teaching and performing career, Sally is also currently furthering her studies with internationally renowned cellist Shauna Rolston Shaw and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra principle cellist Joseph Johnson. As a soloist and chamber musician, Sally has had master class opportunities with the Juilliard String Quartet, the Brentano String Quartet, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet.
As a teacher, Sally has had the pleasure of working with young children and adults who all share the love for the cello. She prides herself in helping her students correct bad habits and develop exceptional cello playing techniques.