Oakville Violin & Viola Teacher
Klaudia Thibault, nee Mirossayova, graduated from the University of Prešov (Prešovska Univerzita), Slovakia, in 2001 (www.unipo.sk). She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences and Musical Education with violin the main instrument. Prior to university, Klaudia successfully completed 10 years of violin study (1984-1994: equivalent to Royal Conservatory ARCT) at the Jan Pöschl School of Music in Presov, Slovakia. In the latter part of 2001, Klaudia moved to Canada where she immediately sought to become active and has since become established in the music community.
PERFORMING AND CONDUCTING EXPERIENCE
The daughter of a violin teacher, Klaudia has been playing violin since five years of age, performing as a soloist and a youth orchestra concertmaster since 1987. The youth orchestra performed in Eastern and Western Europe, and obtained high marks at national competitions each year. In 1993, she joined the Slovak Folk Ensemble “Šarišan” (a national music and dance company/ www.sarisan.sk), traveling and performing on violin for the next six years in nine countries around the world: in Europe, South and North America, Africa and Asia. While studying at university, Klaudia was the concertmaster of the University Chamber Orchestra “Camerata Academica” for five years.
In her graduation year 2001, Klaudia compiled and produced a one-hour orchestral program; in addition, she also conducted the 50-member youth/university orchestra which performed her program at the Performing Arts Centre in Presov, Slovakia to a 600-member audience. At that time, she also conducted a children’s string orchestra at the Jan Pöschl School of Music in Presov, Slovakia.
In 2002, Klaudia joined the Oakville Symphony Orchestra (www.oakvillesymphony.com ) and was soon awarded the Symphony’s Young Artist Award in the form of one-year scholarship. Ever since she has been a playing volunteer member, now only occasional member. She used to perform with the Oakville Messiah Orchestra, Dundas Valley Orchestra, Oakville Chamber Orchestra and other community orchestras, but due to her busy teaching schedule, she limits her performing to internal school orchestra at Klaudia’s Music Studio called MagicK. In June 2005 she became a member of the String Quartet. She performs regularly at weddings and occasions throughout year.
Since forming of String Orchestra at her school in 2006, she has been conducting and managing the three string orchestras MiniMiniMagicK, MiniMagicK and MagicK. She enjoys working with students immensely!
Klaudia was a member of the Oakville Symphony Orchestra’s Community Outreach Committee from 2005 – 2012. This committee introduced very successful series of mini-concerts and a full-orchestra concert for young people ( http://www.oakvillesymphony.com/outreach.html ).
Klaudia donated a quality student violin for seven consecutive years to the Poster Contest of the Oakville Symphony Orchestra as a main prize and the violin was presented to the winner at the full-orchestra concert each year.
Klaudia started to teach violin at the Jan Pöschl School of Music in Presov, Slovakia in 1997, and has been teaching continuously ever since. Over 20 years now!
In 2002, she established Klaudia’s Music Studio in Oakville. Klaudia educates young students (3 years of age and up), beginners and advanced students of all ages and also offers lessons to adults. She has been successful in preparing students of all ages and levels of experience for Royal Conservatory Exams ( www.rcmexaminations.org ) and Rotary/Peel music festivals ( www.rotarycbc.on.ca ) ( www.peelmusicfestival.ca ).
Klaudia presents recitals bi-annually in winter and summer, giving parents the opportunity to enjoy their child’s musical progress and allowing students to perform in public thereby building stage-performance skills and confidence. She also organizes teachers concerts each year, designed to inspire internal students and wide public audience. Orchestra concerts are also part of the concert series.
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