Talent is only a starting point.
- Irving Berlin
Seycove staff and students work closely with a team of highly accomplished professional musicians to provide exceptional musical instruction. Because the Artists-in-Residence teach on the premises at Seycove, we have incredible access to one-on-one instruction, group clinics, chamber music and combo coaching, which gives students comprehensive, high-quality music education. Instructors are private business-owners and all instruction and payment is arranged by parents or students directly with the instructor. Instructors are listed in alphabetical order below - scroll down to find the instrument you are looking for.
Julie Begg, F.T.C.L., L.T.C.L., L.L.C.M.,R.M.T., Clarinet and Saxophone
Julie teaches private lessons and coaches woodwind chamber groups on Wednesdays after school in the band room.
Julie has been teaching the clarinet and saxophone for over 23 years both in England and in Canada. Julie was formally trained at Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland and Trinity College of Music in London, England. She was a member of the Thayer Octet and Amabile Wind Quintet. These ensembles were booked for engagements in London and were chosen to perform for HRH Elizabeth II, to whom Julie was introduced. She was bass clarinetist with the Forest Philharmonic Orchestra which regularly performed at such prestigious venues as the Royal Festival Hall and Barbican Centre in London. Julie was also a member of a renowned British saxophone quartet which was regularly featured on TV and on radio. As a soloist, she toured Germany with the Thames Wind Ensemble performing the Artie Shaw Clarinet Concerto. She emigrated to Canada in 1993 and has since established herself as a peripatetic instructor and clinician. Julie currently freelances, performing in pit orchestras and various chamber groups including the Erato Ensemble and Wind Song Trio.
Daniel Shook, B.Mus., Oboe and Saxophone
www.danshook.com for saxophone lessons
werkstattmusic.ca for woodwind repairs
Daniel teaches private lessons and coaches jazz combos on Mondays after 3pm in the Band Room
Daniel Shook is a creative and talented wind musician and educator. He holds and Bachelor of Music Performance at the University of British Columbia, where he studied the oboe and english horn with Beth Orson, of the VSO. He has also spent 4 years studying jazz and the saxophone with renowned sax master Stan Karp. Daniel believes strongly in the importance of diversity and improvisation in music and has extensive experience performing in a wide variety of ensembles, in styles ranging from orchestral and chamber music to contemporary classical, folk, blues, jazz, Indian, and Afro-Cuban music. While based in Vancouver, Daniel has performed in China, India, Japan, Taiwan, Cuba, Hawaii, and throughout the continental U.S. and Canada. Daniel is a faculty clinician and featured performer with the Whistler and Sun Peaks music festivals, the West Vancouver Youth Band, in addition to teaching teaching regular clinics and lessons with elementary and high school students throughout the lower mainland. Daniel is also the owner-operator of Werkstatt Music, a woodwind repair shop. Daniel has completed high-quality work on Seycove instruments, is fully insured and offers fantastic rates.