Studio Recitals

Studio recitals take place twice a year, (typically in the fall and spring) and are designed to offer students a full performance experience.  

To that end, recitals take place in an acoustically rewarding performance venue, feature piano accompaniment, a pre-recital warm-up space and custom design tickets and programs.

When Lauryn started lessons, I would never have guessed that she would voluntarily participate in as many performance opportunities as she already has.
— Tamsin Thomas, parent


Guest Artist Masterclasses


Studio guest artist masterclasses typically take place once a year, and are designed to offer students the opportunity of gaining performance experience in an acoustically rewarding venue; and additionally, insight and inspiration from well-known teachers and artists.  

In a masterclass setting, participants are given a twenty-minute block of time, during which they play a piece of music, and then receive feedback from a guest artist.

Previous guest artist masterclasses have featured Grammy Award winning violinist and former Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Concert Master, and Canadian Trio violinist, Jaime Weisenblum, and Western University Lecturer and Stratford Festival Orchestra Concert Master, Mel Martin.

(*Please note, a minimum of three-years playing experience is required for students to participate in guest artist masterclasses.

The masterclass was an amazing opportunity for my children. Not only did they get some extremely helpful tips on how to grow as musicians; they were also provided the opportunity to experience receiving constructive feedback in a public forum . . . a skill that is essential for personal and professional growth.
— Kathleen Benum, parent


Studio Classes

Studio classes take place one-to-two times a year, and are designed to offer students a non-threatening low-pressure way to gain performance experience, and in addition, studio classes foster a sense of community, support and friendship among students.  

In a studio class setting, students gather together in an informal setting and take turns performing for each other.  There is no teacher feedback after the student performance, however I am present at all studio classes to ensure they run smoothly.

Carmen is a consummate professional and I immediately felt comfortable during my first lesson. I always look forward to my lessons with Carmen and I feel proud to show what I’ve learnt in between lessons.
— Corey Porter, student