Classical, Celtic, Pop
Chantelle is a classically trained violinist with an eclectic background in performance and music technology. She has completed the RCM Grade 10 Violin exam (2018), earned a BA in Music and English Literature degree from UBC (2018), and earned an MMus in Sonic Arts from the University of Calgary (2020). She has taught violin and music theory both online and in person for several years; to all age groups and levels. Her teaching philosophy is that lessons should adapt according to the individual student’s needs because there are different ways to learn. She uses material from the Suzuki books and RCM syllabus, but is open to teaching music that align with the student’s personal interests. While traditional violin repertoire is the core of Chantelle’s music education, her recent professional performance activities explore the intersection between music, dance, art, computer science, and engineering. She constructed/programmed new Digital Musical Instruments and composed/performed original interactive compositions with them. Her most notable, and award winning, project is TRAVIS (Touch Responsive Augmented Violin Interface System), which is a violin with touch sensors on the fingerboard. She also enjoys using her skills in music technology to help her violin students. She has developed a desktop application to help violinists and composers understand violin fingerings and music theory.