OUR FACULTY


What we do would not be possible if it wasn't for the commitment of our fantastic professional musicians and teachers that inspire us all every single day.

Learn about them below...



Violin & Viola: Caroline Olsen is a versatile emerging string performer and educator. Principal violist of the Oakville Chamber Orchestra, she has been a member of the National Academy Orchestra of Canada for the past three seasons and is an active freelancer on both viola and violin. Miss Olsen graduated with the highest honours from McMaster University with two separate degrees, Honours Bachelors of Science and Music. A resident of Hamilton, she has instructed private music students of all ages for over a decade and maintains an active studio. Caroline is also the soprano soloist at St. James Anglican Church in Dundas and sings with Musikay early music ensemble. Caroline also enjoys exploring more diverse genres with bands What the Folk and Chroi.


Cello & Bass:

      Lisa started studying the cello in the 6th grade with Ilona Spleit, and in high school with the late Ann Vallentyne.

      Lisa has performed with: the Hamilton East Chamber Ensemble, the Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra and the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

      While at the University of Toronto, Lisa studied cello under Winona Zelenka and Shauna Rolston.  Studying music education she had the chance to learn many band and orchestral instruments, studied oval techniques, and studied conducting under Maestro Raffi Armenian. After completing her Bachelor of Music Lisa went on to complete her Bachelor of Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.

      Currently Lisa supply teaches elementary school where she specializes teaching music and French classes.

Performer in Residence:

        Christopher Hunt was educated at Queen's University, and at the University of Reading, England. 

        For many years he taught music at Mohawk College in Hamilton, and served for eight years as coordinator of the Applied Music Program. 

        Chris is Director of Music at First-Pilgrim United Church, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Royal Canadian College of Organists. 

        As a keyboardist, he appears frequently with tenor Michael Toby in "Hear Freedom's Ring", a unique musical celebration of the Underground Railroad and its Canadian connections.

 

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