Denise is an instrumental music teacher and euphonium player from Toronto, Canada. After finishing her master’s degree in music performance at the University of Toronto, Denise relocated to the U.K. for a year to teach music at an all-boys secondary school just North of London. During her studies, Denise studied with euphonium player Robert Miller, and played in masterclasses for euphonium players Steven Mead and David Childs.
In 2012, Denise studied and performed in Rome, Italy, and taught at various music camps including the Durham Intergraded Arts Camp and National Music Camp. Denise has performed with various groups in the Toronto area including the Hannaford Street Silver band and the Weston Silver band, and is currently a founding member of the Euba Tuba Quartet. Presently, Denise is teaching privately, freelancing, and working at The Sterling Hall School as an Associate Music Teacher.
Get to know Denise…Beyond the Bio!
Hobbies: Camping, Traveling, going to all sorts of live music and art events
Musical influences: David Childs, Adam Frey, Robert Miller
Favourite food: Bananas
Least favourite food: Sweet corn
Favourite music: Alt. rock/ska
Favourite song: Baggy Trousers by Madness
Favourite movie: Grease
Favouirite movie music: Schindler’s List (John Williams)
Favourite musical theatre/opera: Les Miserables
Best quote from your teacher: “That was awesome!”
Favourite quote: “Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!” -J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Favourite book: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Best thing about teaching at ABC: The positive environment created by teachers and students to ensure the learning and music making can take place.