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Brenna McLane2021-08-04T04:45:00-04:00

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Brenna McLane is a freelance violist from Nova Scotia and one of the founding members of Euphonia Toronto. She is quickly making a name for herself as a versatile soloist, chamber and orchestral musician.

Over the years, Brenna has had the opportunity to play for some of the worlds most distinguished musicians including Steven Dann, David Zafer, Zubin Mehta, Kim Kashkashian, and Rivka Golani.

Her audiences have included a wide range of people, from Lieutentant Governor of Nova Scotia to pre-schoolers on Halifax’s waterfront; from Vancouver, BC to London, England.

Brenna has been teaching violin and viola for 10 years, using all her experience and education to provide a well-rounded music education touching upon music theory, musicality, posture, bowing techniques, intonation, music-reading, exam/audition preparation and overall enjoyment of creating music.

Hobbies: Reading and playing mandolin

Musical influences: Chris Thile playing solo violin Bach on mandolin

Favourite food: Almost anything homemade

Least favourite food: Lobster

Favourite music: Bluegrass

Favourite song: In the Morning by Andrew Collins

Favourite movie: Wall-e

Favourite movie music: O Brother, Where art Thou

Favourite musical theatre/opera: The Cunning Little Vixen

Best quote from your teacher: Rhythm is Life

Favourite quote: “It isn’t classical musicians that are reserved, it’s the audience” – Chris Thile

Favourite book: Year of the Flood

Best thing about teaching at ABC: Having fun playing music with the students

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Violin Lesson Update

A Note from the Director

Hello Brenna’s and Emma’s students!

I am sorry to report that Brenna will be leaving ABC, and that Emma is changing her teaching day to Wednesday effective immediately.  We know that this is short notice, and are ready with options and flexibility to help you out!

Wednesdays for Emma’s and Brenna’s students

For the moment, Emma Vachon-Tweney is available to see you on Wednesdays.  For the sake of convenience, we have booked the following tentative schedule for you as placeholders only, but we will call you to speak to you about it.  We know that you may already have other commitments.  You can also call us at your earliest convenience.  If your preference is to keep your Sunday time, please indicate this when we speak to you, and we will try to sort this out as quickly as possible for you.

  • 3:30 – Miroslava
  • 5:00 – Lizette C.
  • 5:30 – Jacob T.
  • 6:30 – Gabriella A-L.
  • 7:00 – Mark I.

We’ll do our best to make a new time convenient, or find an alternative to keep your existing time.  Looking forward to speaking with you soon!

Barnaby.
o. 416-651-7529

Violin Lesson Update

A Note from the Director

Hello Brenna’s and Emma’s students!

I am sorry to report that Brenna will be leaving ABC, and that Emma is changing her teaching day to Wednesday effective immediately.  We know that this is short notice, and are ready with options and flexibility to help you out!

Wednesdays for Emma’s and Brenna’s students

For the moment, Emma Vachon-Tweney is available to see you on Wednesdays.  For the sake of convenience, we have booked the following tentative schedule for you as placeholders only, but we will call you to speak to you about it.  We know that you may already have other commitments.  You can also call us at your earliest convenience.  If your preference is to keep your Sunday time, please indicate this when we speak to you, and we will try to sort this out as quickly as possible for you.

  • 3:30 – Miroslava
  • 5:00 – Lizette C.
  • 5:30 – Jacob T.
  • 6:30 – Gabriella A-L.
  • 7:00 – Mark I.

We’ll do our best to make a new time convenient, or find an alternative to keep your existing time.  Looking forward to speaking with you soon!

Barnaby.
o. 416-651-7529

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