My first memory of having an interest in music was in Kindergarten. I was five years old when our school’s music teacher offered private piano lessons. He suggested that if any of us were interested that we seek our parent’s approval. Instead of seeking their permission, I walked right up to him, stated that I definitely wanted to take piano and suggested that he call my Mom right now. The rest is history. My piano lessons were something I looked forward to each and every week.
Following the completion of my Grade VIII Royal Conservatory at London based Miller Academy of Music and Fine Arts, I have acquired my Grade 111 Harmony and Rudimentary Theories. I entered the Honours Musical Cognition Course at McMaster University where I am completing my Fourth Year presently. My other favoured subject, Psychology, assist me in my Early Childhood Music program.
During my teenage years I was the Offertory Pianist at our Family Church. It broadened my Musical experience through playing in front of large groups of people and coordinating my performance with other musicians. I was privileged to attend the Julliard sponsored Belvoir Terrace camp which runs for eight weeks in Lennox, Massachusetts, learning skills taught by Julliard Ph.D. students and other teachers from leading Arts Universities throughout the United States. It was there that I was significantly put through the “paces”, testing my musical abilities to the extreme, as expectations were high and challenging assignments the norms.
Music is and always will be an integral part of my life. I am excited with the opportunities presented by how technology allows Music to be composed, played, and delivered in astounding ways. I look forward to bringing more technological assists to my students in the months ahead, working with the Dan Corrigall Music Studio.