Meet Your Teachers - Colin and Liza

For 10 years, Colin and Liza performed together as members of the JUNO/GEMINI nominated and Internationally acclaimed Canadian classical-crossover group "Quartetto Gelato".
Music Teachers for children
Music Teacher Liza


MMus. 2007, Cello performance, UWO

ArtDip. 2003, Cello performance, The Glenn Gould Professional School

Teaching Experience

Private Cello Teacher: Kingsway Conservatory of Music (KCM) - 2007-present

Clinician representing Yamaha Canada, educational conferences including OSA, OMEA 2011-present

Founding member: KCM Summer Music Camp for kids 

Artist in residence, Jan Jacinto College, Texas. 2013

Hundreds of masterclasses and outreach programs in schools/universities across Canada and US. 2008 - present

Camp IMC Assistant to the Music Director, Head Coordinator of chamber music - 2002 - 2009 

Notable Performances

Quartetto Gelato -cellist - 2009 to 2018

Tribute to Rush's 2112 live/recorded with DÉVAH QUARTET (cellist, arranger) 2019

Cellist in Toronto Mirvish Productions: Hamilton (2020) and Dear Evan Hansen (2019)

Music Teacher Colin


BMus in Oboe Performance from University of Calgary

Teaching Experience

Brock University - Oboe, English Horn, Sax professor/ Assistant Director of MusicEd Plus Program

Private Studio Teaching -1995 – Present - Oboe, piano, sax, ukulele, guitar, clarinet

Guest Lecturer/Clinician at Universities across Canada and U.S.A. - 2009 – Present – Coaching oboe/woodwinds/chamber music/business of music.

Woodwind Sectional Clinician for Community/Youth orchestras - 2010- Present -

Clinician for jr./sr. high schools and band camps- 1995 – 2009 - Coaching oboe and woodwind sectionals

Selected Performance Highlights

Quartetto Gelato - Oboe – 2009-present

2010 Vancouver Olympics Opening Ceremony – Devil Fiddler in the Flying Blue Canoe

KA ‐Cirque du Soleil – Acrobat/Stunt Man – 2004