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Violin Instructors

Nora Pellerin

Nora Pellerin is an accomplished performer and teacher. She completed her undergraduate degree in violin performance at McGill University, followed by a Masters degree in violin performance at the University of Ottawa. She is also certified in the Suzuki teaching method for violin books 1 through 8. Versatile on the violin as well as the viola, she performed as concertmaster for the McGill University and the University of Ottawa Symphony Orchestras. She now lives in Guelph, and is active as a freelancer throughout Ontario. Nora performs with many orchestras, including the Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph symphonies. She was the principal second for the Georgian Bay Symphony for several years, and performed as a soloist with the orchestra. Chamber music is another passion of hers.
Nora has taught extensively in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Guelph, and at several music camps, including the Interprovincial Music Camp near Thunder Bay, the Thornhill Chamber Music Institute and at “Summer Music in Galway” in Galway, Ireland. She also has experience adjudicating for music festivals in Ontario. In addition to classical music, Nora is an experienced fiddler, and is active in the Ontario Métis fiddling community.

Bardia Kian

Bardia is a new and promising violin instructor and performer. He is a 4th-year
undergraduate music student at the University of Waterloo, with a focus on violin performance.
He initially attended the university to pursue civil engineering, but he switched his major to music as he found his true passion in that field. Bardia plans on attending teacher’s college after graduating from the University of Waterloo. Since he has begun teaching violin lessons, he has realized his potential to work in education and music. He is so excited to be able to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for playing.

Bardia has an ever-increasing presence in local music. He has played with the University
of Waterloo Symphony Orchestra for many seasons and plans to continue to do so until he graduates. He is also hoping to be a member of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra one day. Bardia is always trying to improve his own playing, as well as teaching.

Now living in Guelph, he is looking forward to being a part of the violin community here.
Bardia is a committed and enthusiastic teacher with a long future of working in music ahead of him.

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