The first lesson is always a trial lesson.
If for any reason you are not happy we will fully refund any pending charges or help you find a new teacher. Your choice!
Alissa is a certified Suzuki Teacher (Violin Books 1-4), and finds advantages to employing many different methods in her teaching. Her aim is to help each of her students develop their technique, creativity, and appreciation for music.
'13 MM Yale University
'09 BMus McGill University
'07 BSc University of Alberta
A native of Edmonton, violinist and composer, Alissa (BSc ’07, BMus ’09, MM ’13) is a member of Quatuor Bozzini, based in Montreal, QC. A graduate of McGill University and of Yale University, she was a tenured member of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra 2010-2014. She has performance experience as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Canada, United States, Europe and Japan.//
Alissa has studied with Marian Moody, Ranald Shean and Broderyck Olson (Edmonton), Thomas Williams (McGill) and Ani Kavafian (Yale). Other influential coaches include Glenn Dicterow, Pamela Frank, Malcolm Lowe, Mark Fewer, and members of the Tokyo and Juilliard Quartets.//
Alissa has studied composition with Piotr Grella-Mozejko and Hannah Lash.//
Runner-up in the 2009 Shean String Competition, Alissa has performed solos with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra, and the Concordia Symphony Orchestra. She has held principal violin positions in the National Youth Orchestra of Canada (2001, 2002), the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra (2008), and the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble (2008). She has also served as concertmistress for many orchestras, including the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra (2010), the McGill Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Alberta Symphony Orchestra.
48hr cancellation policy;
come on time because i will end on time;
students are to bring their instrument, shoulder rest, and books to every lesson;
students are to practice their assignment throughout the week;
students and parents ask questions if anything is unclear;
great attitude creates a better experience for all