In addition to being a fine performer, Eve loves passing on her skills and knowledge to others whenever she can, whether it's through private lessons, workshops, classes, music camps, festivals, or conferences. She brings a wealth of organizing, teaching and facilitation experience to any music event, and knows how to get participants involved and excited about the topic at hand.
Eve has one of the most important qualities any teacher should have: a strong belief that everyone can learn. She is an enthusiastic teacher who presents musical information in a clear and un-intimidating manner. She especially loves teaching beginners and knows how to create a supportive environment that encourages students at any skill level to learn and grow.
Eve currently teaches private lessons in guitar, ukulele, songwriting, singing, and performance. And thanks to the miracle of modern technology, Eve's online guitar lessons are now available to students all over the world through JamPlay.com, a popular guitar learning website. Eve is also available for long distance private lessons using Skype.
Not content to spread knowledge one-on-one, Eve also leads workshops and classes for adults. She has completed Level III Certification in the James Hill Ukulele Method (JHUI), and has taught for several years at the Vancouver and Toronto teacher training institutes of JHUI. In addition to leading ukulele workshops at festivals, camps, and schools in different parts of Ontario, Eve is the founder of the Parkdale Ukulele Group, which provides a group setting for learning ukulele in the Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto. She also founded and leads The Ukulele Orchestra of Toronto.
For many years, Eve helped organize The Woods Music and Dance Camp, a summer folk music retreat in the Muskoka region of Ontario, where she planned programming, hired staff, and led large and small workshops and classes. She regularly teaches music classes at the Haliburton School of the Arts, Winter Folk Camp, and All Together Now Workshops, as well as offering one-off workshops in conjunction with concert appearances. She currently leads weekly live Q&A webchats on the Jamplay.com website.
Eve is also adept in workshop situations at festivals, whether participating or leading sessions. She can speak to an array of topics and brings a breadth of material that adds that special something to song swaps, hands-on participatory events, jam sessions, or panel discussions.
Eve helped found two arts organizations-- Common Thread Community Chorus of Toronto and ArtsCan Circle, and has served as board member for several others. Her experience in community-based music and her background in the independent music business give her a unique perspective to speak at conferences and community consultations on a number of topics.
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“There isn't a high enough check box to evaluate how great Eve was! This one goes to 11 and beyond... this class opened up an entire new world... and I'm so inspired by this new skill! ”
— ukulele student, Haliburton School of Art & Design