Tutors

The TEMC Choir School’s tutors are highly educated professional musicians who are both experienced and skilled music educators. We offer instruction in piano, voice, guitar, brass, strings, and theory. All new choristers and their families may meet with Ms. Elaine Choi to discuss desired tutoring and get a sense of skill level.

 

MEET THE TUTORS

 

Allison Arends has taught private voice and theory for over ten years and is most active in the classical music community. She is also experienced in teaching students from other singing traditions, including jazz, musical theatre, popular music, and singer-songwriters. 

 

 

Yvonne Choi's accolades in performance arts include winning the 2013 WLU Concerto Competition and the 2014 Ken Murray Concerto Competition and is a co-receipient of the Penderecki String Quartet Prize which she won alongside the members of the Vogl Quartet. She was selected as a recipient of the Richard Kehn Scholarship in 2014 as a recognition of being an outstanding student in the area of music performance. 

 

Joanne Leatch is classically trained. She has her ARCT in both piano and voice and enjoys teaching students both for the joy of music and to prepare those who wish to take exams at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto. 

 

 

 

Craig Thompson is on the faculty at the National Music Camp of Canada, working with his wife Maggie in the Beginning Band Program. He is a brass specialist and freelance trumpet player who enjoys contemporary and classical music, giving private music lessons and performing in pit bands for musicals. Most recently he has performed The Sound of Music and Fame. He has been a clinician and conference committee member at recent Ontario Music Educators' Association (OMEA) Conferences.

 

Adam Weinmann, pianist and oboist, received his B.Mus and his MFA and has played with the National Ballet Orchestra, the Brott Festival Orchestra, the Thunder Bay Symphony and the Ontario Philharmonic. 

 

 

 

Neil Whitford has a Bachelor’s in Music in Jazz, as well as a Performance Diploma in Guitar. Neil has had the opportunity to study with some of the leading jazz guitarists in the country and performed in a large variety of musical situations. 

 

 

 

Toronto baritone Michael York has his master’s degree and doctoral work in voice at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has performed as a soloist, taught voice, and directed opera.

 

 

 

Edmee Nataprawira, Assistant Conductor, also offers private piano and theory lessons through the choir school’s tutoring program.

 

 

 

 

Strings Specialist - Coming soon!