Since the age of three, I dreamed of becoming a professional musician; a concert pianist who travelled around the world to share classical music in foreign places. I also enjoy working with young, talented musicians in schools, providing them with guidance in piano masterclasses and presenting educational concerts as I travel. It gives me great satisfaction to have realized this dream.
One memory in particular is of graduation. Havergal’s South Quad looked simply exquisite. It was special to see my friends and peers exchange their hunter green blazers, kilts and tunics for radiant white dresses that day. There was a definite sense of excitement about the unknown world awaiting, yet a certain degree of disbelief that my time at Havergal had officially reached its end.
Although Havergal is not classified as a Performing Arts School, it still affords its students so many opportunities to learn, study, perform and excel at an advanced level in the performing arts field, alongside academics. Students interested in pursuing this field should indulge themselves in the many opportunities to perform. My experiences playing at Prayers, with the choir and in music recitals helped me gain exposure and confidence. Havergal’s Music program allowed me to learn to play the violin in an orchestra and participate in orchestral concerts at Roy Thomson Hall and the Toronto Centre for the Arts, which played an intrinsic role in my artistic development.