Yvonne has an Honours Bachelor Degree of Music from the University of Windsor and is a fully accredited A.R.C.T. Teacher and A.R.C.T. Performer. She offers private instruction in her home studio. Her student base has covered students ranging from the ages of 5 to 73. She offers a seniors' discount.
Yvonne considers herself not only a teacher, but also a role model and mentor to her students. She teaches students to read, love, and understand music using all styles, including but not limited to, classical, popular, jazz and even holiday music. She is particularly gifted at customizing her teaching to suit students' individual needs and in helping them to overcome any challenges they may face. She focuses not only on teaching students to read the music, but also teaches proper stage presence and how to handle performance anxiety.
Through teaching the piano, she encourages character development, self-discipline, time management, respect, independence and positive self-image.
Yvonne also teaches vocal students piano, with the goal of being able to accompany themselves while they sing.