Looking for help with your string orchestra programme?

Need new ideas for teaching strings or want to improve upon your techniques?

I am available in the Greater Toronto Area to do workshops, professional development, and for one-on-one coaching.

Please contact me and let me know what you are looking for!


OMEA Counterpoint 2018

Friday, November 2nd – 3rd, 2018

Hamilton Convention Centre, Sheraton Hamilton

SmartMusicTeacher has a last-minute booth at the Ontario Music Educator’s Association annual conference!  Come and check out the latest SMT Publications, and shop talk strings!  See you there!



Spring String Conference – Ontario Strings Association, Toronto

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

North Toronto Collegiate, 9:00am to 4:30pm


Visit SmartMusicTeacher at the Ontario Strings Association Spring String Conference!  Not only will I have a booth so you can browse my publications, I will be doing two clinics.  Find out more and register on their website!

Teaching Fingering, Intonation and Shifting Without Fear

Have you ever wondered why students find it difficult to understand fingering, intonation, or shifting when learning to play a stringed instrument?  Have you ever wished that you could simplify fingering, intonation, and shifting so that students can understand it right away? This workshop will present many new ideas for teaching these skills in simple and effective ways that will make teaching technique exciting and fun.

Teaching Celtic Fiddling in the String Classroom

Have you wanted to teach fiddle tunes, but weren’t sure how to go about it?  Do you feel that fiddle tunes are just ‘for fun,’ and you’re not sure what else to do with them?   What value is there in teaching a simple tune? Well, it turns out that there are SO many things you can teach with just 16 bars of music, and you don’t have to be a master at fiddling to do so.