Pamela has been classically trained in piano since the age of 5, and achieved the Associate of the Royal Conservatory diploma (ARCT) in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music with first class honours. Throughout her studies, she has won numerous awards from music festivals and competitions, including North American Invitational Championship from the American Guild of Music (AGM) Toronto-Niagara regional contest, and was a finalist in the AGM 102nd annual National contest in Cleveland, Ohio. Pamela received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Media from Ryerson University, where she studied the creative interplay of music and visual arts.
In addition to over 10 years of teaching experience with students of all ages, Pamela is also a professional art therapist and a registered psychotherapist. Her background has provided her with the opportunity to work with a diverse population of individuals, groups, and families in various settings including hospitals, treatment centres, schools, and long-term care homes. Pamela teaches piano lessons at Neighbour Note.
I focus on a student-centered approach in teaching, where each lesson is structured based on students' unique qualities, strengths, capabilities, and interests.
Music is a form of communication and expression of feelings and emotion so powerful, that it can often exceed verbal articulation. In addition to teaching the theory and techniques, my goal is to allow my students to experience the joy and wonders of music through a fun, relaxed, and interactive learning environment. I focus on a student-centered approach in teaching, where each lesson is structured based on students' unique qualities, strengths, capabilities, and interests. My years of experience as a student, teacher, artist, and therapist have helped me to develop a variety of teaching styles, methods, and strategies to engage my students in creative ways. Through patience, respect, and encouragement, students will have the freedom and confidence to learn and explore their personal styles of musical expression.