Featured teacher of the month!
Meet Emerald! After completing her ARCT in piano and Grade 10 saxophone from the RCM system, she went on to pursue a BMus in Clarinet Performance, Composition and Music Theory at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. As a recipient of the DAAD scholarship, she later received her MMus in Clarinet Performance at the Trossingen Hochschule für Musik in Germany under the tutelage of internationally acclaimed virtuoso Chen Halevi.
An active performer, Emerald debuted as a soloist with the Toronto Sinfonietta. She has been invited to music festivals within Canada and internationally such as the Schloss Pommersfelden Music Festival in Germany where she was a featured soloist. A lover of chamber music, she has collaborated with distinguished artists in Europe such as Márta Gulyás, Jürgen Weber and Benjamin Dieltjens. As an orchestral musician, she has served as the acting principal clarinettist of Sichuan Symphony Orchestra and has toured and performed with orchestras from Canada, Germany, Belgium and China in renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, Roy Thomson Hall, Maison Symphonique, National Arts Centre Ottawa, Koningin Elisabethzaal Antwerp, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Shanghai Concert Hall and Chengdu City Music Hall.
Emerald has taught for years students of all ages both in Canada and abroad. Aside from English, she speaks Mandarin, German and French. Her unique approach combines North American and European pedagogy and focuses on correct body use, musical understanding and having fun!
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