I am a teacher, musician, and researcher based in Toronto, Canada. I’ve led teachers, students, musicians, and other interested folks across Canada and Latin America through ways of using listening and sound to engage creativity and facilitate community. I am also a PHD candidate researching critical sound and listening pedagogies and I’ve taught music education courses at various institutions including the University of Toronto. As a musician I’ve played with Selina Martin, Kate Reid, Dave Bidini, and John K Samson.
My mennonite grandparents fled religious persecution in the former U.S.S.R. and finally ended up settling in Manitoba on Treaty 1 territory: the land of Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Dene, and Métis Nations. I grew up helping farm land that was stolen and I have many privileges because of this.