Post-concert happiness…

It has been almost a year since I made the decision to leave the arts administration world, and focus all my energy as a freelance musician and private music instructor. I had a fabulous time accompanying with the Indian River Festival Chorus this spring. The choir stepped up to every challenge, the music was just challenging enough for me to really dig into my personal practice, I got to work with my close friend/colleague Kelsea McLean, and to top it off, I was able to play among the uber talented Atlantic String Machine.

Until next year!

Indian River Festival Chorus Performance

Over the past few months, I have been working with the the Indian River Festival Chorus as their collaborative pianist – the choir has been fantastic, and of course, it is always a pleasure to work with my friend and colleague Kelsea McLean.

The beauty of nature, the changing seasons, and the simplicity of life… The ECMA nominated Atlantic String Machine and the Indian River Festival Chorus come together to deliver a programme of pastoral gems on a beautiful Indian River afternoon.  Under the direction of Kelsea McLean and pianist Andrea Ellis, the Festival Chorus will bring life to Randall Thompson’s Frostiana: Seven Country Songs. This work will take the audience through various musical settings of famed author Robert Frost’s most celebrated poetry. Performing works by Handel, Tchaikovsky and Cohen, The Atlantic Spring Machine depicts the rebirth of spring, the warmth of summer, and the changing of seasons in our own lives with their own set of classical and cross-over favourites. Together, the ensembles will deliver a rousing “Gloria” by Canadian composer Timothy Corlis.

Tickets can be bought online through the Indian River Festival website


“Let Our Spirits Soar”: collaboration with Sirens and Halifax Camerata Singers


Sirens is thrilled to have been invited to collaborate with the award-winning Halifax Camerata Singers (HCS)  in Let our Spirits Soar:  The Voices of our Past, on Saturday, May 27 in Charlottetown at Park Royal United Church at 3:00 p.m. and in Halifax on Sunday, May 28 at 4:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church.

Camerata Artistic Director Jeff Joudrey commented “I’m so looking forward to these concerts with Sirens. We worked together over the past year, and this program is inspiring and eclectic, with repertoire reflecting where we’ve come from as Canadians in our founding cultures, to music of several faith communities, ranging from Muslim (Ai’Yu) to Christianity (spirituals/Gospel traditions).”

The two ensembles will combine for some repertoire including a joyous Gospel-infused finale, and also perform on their own. Halifax Camerata Singers will present the world premiere of its new work, I Lost My Talk, with text by…

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Music Monday 2017

I had a wonderful Music Monday on May 1st! My piano students at the Montessori School of Charlottetown  performed in a recital sharing all their hard work from the year (for some, it was their first performance!), and I delivered a little presentation on the piano. I also had the pleasure of accompanying Harmonia Girls Choir at the official Music Monday celebrations at Trinity United Church.

It was a beautiful day of music – long live #musiceducation #MMC2C2C!

Harmonia Girl’s Choir Camp – July 2017

Sirens (soon to be the Sirens Choral Association!) will host the first edition of Harmonia Girls’ Choir Camp this July! In partnership with the Montessori School of Charlottetown, we’re pleased to be included in their inaugural summer of children’s day camp programs. Harmonia Girls’ Choir Camp will focus on developing strong vocal technique, as well […]

via Introducing: Harmonia Girls’ Choir Camp — Sirens

Summer Lesson 2017

This summer, I am pleased to offer summer lessons in piano, voice and/or theory. Here are the details:

  • 7 sessions will be offered between July 17 and August 31; lessons will be held Wednesdays and Thursdays between 3pm and 7pm
  • I have 8-10 spots available
  • Lessons are 1 hour/week; a total of 7 lessons
  • Cost: $275 for summer session

Please contact me directly to register.


March 5: Sirens and Beethoven

Looking forward to this performance coming up next month!


The Prince Edward Island Symphony Orchestra (PEISO) will perform its third concert of the season, entitled “Beethoven and Sirens” at Charlottetown’s Zion Presbyterian Church, at 2:30 pm on March 5. Under the baton of guest conductor Karem J Simon, the concert will feature masterworks by two contemporaries, Gioachino Rossini and Ludwig v. Beethoven. The guest artist is the award-winning Charlottetown-based women’s choir “Sirens,” named after the singing femmes fatales of Greek mythology.

The performance will begin with Rossini’s An Italian in Algiers Overture, a work that, according to Maestro Simon, is “among his most widely recorded works, known for its comedic character.” The voices of Sirens, will then collaborate with the PEISO in performing Randall Thompson’s cantata, The Place of the Blest—a work known for its beautiful melodies, harmonies and simple textures.


Sirens has developed a strong following of supporters. As recipient of several awards at the local and provincial…

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