Nova has completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Composition at the University of Toronto. They started teaching music in 2015. Nova has a broad and comprehensive knowledge base, not only of composition, but of piano and vocal performance, music theory, and music history as well. They find joy in helping their students find a context for the music they study that lets them connect with it on a personal level. Their goal is to make concepts that seem dry, more accessible and interesting, so that their students can fall in love with the artistry of music.
Nova has experience teaching neurodivergent students, such as those with ADHD or other learning and executive functioning disabilities and those who are autistic, and are autistic themselves. They are nonbinary, and enjoy working with students who are exploring their gender identities, particularly as it relates to vocal technique. Their teaching style aims to accommodate the unique learning style of every student, which includes abled and disabled students, and genders of every kind.
I believe that music is a part of everyone, and everyone can grow to embrace it, regardless of their age or circumstance.
I believe that music is a part of everyone, and everyone can grow to embrace it, regardless of their age or circumstance. I'm a music teacher because the job of Mad Scientist didn't seem financially viable. My passion is in creating, exploring, and communicating through music, and I hope to help my students uncover their passions through music as well, whatever they may be.