Mimi is a Toronto-based pianist, collaborator, and music educator. She enjoys working with students of all ages and believes in the joy of music making. Inspired by the pedagogical approaches of Orff, Kodály, Dalcroze, and Edwin Gordon, singing, movement, and play are always integrated into her lessons. Her teaching philosophy revolves around building a solid technical foundation from a young age, and at the same time fostering one’s musicality through creativity, imagination, and emotional connection.
In addition to her teaching, Mimi is also an active soloist and has performed in Italy, the USA, China, and Canada. As a participant in international summer music festivals including the RomeSMARTS program, Adamant Music School, and and l’Académie orford musique, she has performed in masterclasses by John Perry, David Jalbert, Orazio Maione, among others.
Mimi holds a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from the University of Toronto, under the tutelage of Dr. Midori Koga. Her principal teachers also include the late Prof. Boyanna Toyich, Dr. Adam Zukewicz, and Li Wang. In addition, she holds an ARCT in Piano Performance from the RCM and a Bachelor of Education from OISE as part of the Concurrent Teacher Education Program, where she received a full-tuition scholarship and was named a University of Toronto Scholar.
“Teach children the beauty of music and music will show them the beauty of life.” – Maestro José Abreu