B. Mus., M. Mus. piano performance
M.A. Piano Pedagogy
Photo by Lysa Watnem Photography
A Taiwanese-Canadian pianist/collaborative-musician, Paula obtained her master degrees from University of Ottawa following her studies at Calgary University. She had worked with Marilyn Engle, Dr. Stephane Lemelin during her studies on piano performance. More recently, she has finished her pedagogy degree on researches of neuroscience supervised by Dr. Gills Comeau at Piano Lab, School of Music, Ottawa University.
As a collaborative pianist, Paula had worked at the Conservatory, Mount Royal college, Calgary (now Mount Royal University) Academy Program; accompanied Opera workshop as a TA at Ottawa University; and performed with varied chamber music groups, choirs in Ottawa. She had taught music overseas in the International School in Shanghai, China for four years prior to her researches on piano pedagogy and music cognition.
Paula enjoys being involved with varied music events, such as audition, recital, and Kiwanis music festival besides teaching piano.
With more than 10 years teaching experience, Debbie brings together the Suzuki philosophy of teaching with her own flair and love of all music.
Debbie holds two degrees in Violin Performance from the University of Toronto and the University of Michigan. Her primary teachers are Geri Arnold, Dr. Robert Skelton, Mark Fewer and Yehonatan Berick.
Debbie began her pedagogy training with Robert Culver at the University of Michigan. Debbie continued her training in Suzuki pedagogy with noted trainers Edmund Springer, Alice Joy Lewis, Carol Dallinger & Dr. Timothy (Terry) Durbin.
Debbie is a frequent guest clinician and adjudicator for festivals and workshops throughout Ontario. She is also the proud Suzuki parent of two wonderful girls!