WHAT I DO
Musical and Other Services Provided
COMPOSING AND ARRANGING
Music for Live and Digital Media
I have extensive experience as both a composer and arranger in a variety of styles; I have composed and arranged a diverse variety of musical works, ranging from classical ensembles such as string quartet, brass band, choir, and symphony orchestra, to jazz band, rock groups, and even music for film and other media. My compositions and arrangements have been performed in Canada, the U.S.A., the U.K., Italy, Germany, and South Korea. I have worked with ensembles and artists such as the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra, the Brantford Symphony Orchestra, the North York Concert Orchestra, the Odin Quartet, the Mississauga Festival Choir, Slowrise Music, the Music4Life Ensemble, Alexander Panizza, and Juno nominee Lindsay Schoolcraft.
ENGRAVING AND EDITING
Copying/Engraving, Transcribing, Proof-Reading, Score/Parts Preparation, and Sheet Music Editing
I’ve made a name for myself in the music industry in Toronto as a copyist, after working alongside some of the most prominent professors. Examples of my work have been included in published papers and books, such as "Formal functions in perspective: essays on musical form from Haydn to Adorno" (2015), by Steven Vande Moortele, Julie Pedneault-Deslauriers, and Nathan John Martin. I have also collaborated with Roy Thomson Hall to transcribe lead sheets for the Learning English Through Song (LETS) community outreach programme, which brings together teaching artists and newcomers to Canada, as well as the Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto (ICOT).
I offer services ranging from proof-reading or transcribing to editing and preparing scores and parts for printing or publication. Please feel free to reach out to me for more information regarding services offered and pricing.
Guitar, Music Theory, Musicianship, Composition, Counterpoint, Italian, French, and Spanish Teacher
I have extensive experience as an award–winning educator. I have taught electric and classical guitar both privately and through the Cosmo School of Music and P.E.N. Education. I also serve as a sessional music teacher with Sistema Toronto, and I have tutored highschool and university students in music theory, in order to prepare them for RCM or university examinations. I have also worked as a teaching assistant at the University of Toronto, teaching both music theory and musicianship, and as a music and French teacher at the Smart Abacus summer school, for which I won two teaching awards.
In addition to teaching guitar, music theory, composition, counterpoint, and musicianship, I also tutor students in Italian, French, and Spanish.
WRITING, EDITING, AND BLOGGING
In my free time I also enjoy watching and playing soccer or association football, and I run a blog on the beautiful game, called Mad About Football, conducting research, and writing and editing articles connected to a variety of topics associated with the sport. I also touch on other larger world, socio-economic,, or political issues related to the game or its players.