Christine Williams - Cello

Kimberley Williams - Violin
B. A.

Christine received her degree in cello performance from the University of Victoria where she studied with Pam Highbough of the LaFayette String Quartet. Previous to this she studied with John Kadz through the Mount Royal Academy Program, during this time she also performed throughout the world with the Calgary Fiddlers and the Calgary Youth Orchestra. This included performing for such ceremonies as the 1988 winter Olympics with artists such as KD Lang and David Foster.

Since settling in Calgary, Christine has performed locally at many events such as the oil and gas show and conference. In addition to her performances, she has taken time to travel to the United States and study cello pedagogy with several internationally renowned teachers/performers. This experience base and education has been integral to the development of her music studio which she has been managing for the last 7 years.

Kim has 22 years of violin experience many of which were spent studying at the Mount Royal Academy of Music under the direction of Dr. Lise Elson. She furthered her study of the violin under Russian violinist Dr. Ala Magid. In addition to her solo playing Kim has been involved in many musical groups including the Calgary Youth Orchestra, The Calgary Fiddlers and the Mount Royal Youth Singers. Kim has performed extensively overseas including Scotland, England, Norway, Australia and New Zealand. Kim has just begun her teaching career and in addition to teaching traditionally, she has taken Suzuki teacher training to teach the young beginner.

Sarah Leslie - Piano & Flute
B. Ed

Christopher Kostyniuk - Piano, Saxophone, & Jazz Improv
B. Ed

Sarah Jane Leslie developed her love of music and performance at a young age. Growing up in Calgary she was a member of the Calgary Stampede Show Band and the Calgary Youth Orchestra which gave her the opportunity to perform both locally and internationally on the french horn. Upon graduating from High School she moved to Victoria BC to study music education at the University of Victoria's School of Music. In 1996 Sarah Jane received both her Bachelor of Music and Secondary Music Education Teaching Certificate from the University of Victoria. Upon graduation Sarah Jane began and completed her teaching practicum in a Kelowna BC high school.
Upon completion of her formal studies Sarah Jane moved to abroad to begin her career as a teacher. She began in Seoul Korea teaching English as a second language to a wide variety of students. After completing a year of teaching she then moved to Melbourne Australia to continue her abroad teaching experience as a music teacher. Finally she moved to Taichung Taiwan to teach both music and English for 2 1/2 years. In 2001 Sarah Jane decided to return to her roots and accepted a position with the Calgary Board of Education as an elementary music specialist. She continues to teach elementary education to this day.
Chris, received his degree from the University of Calgary with a specialty in music education. Well versed in both classical and jazz Chris performs extensively around the local Calgary Jazz scene as well as in and around Alberta. In addition to his education and practical experience Chris has taken many professional development courses that further advance is knowledge. Some of these include specialized Orff training, including: teaching improvisation to children, teaching African rhythm in Western classrooms, children's games and songs, drumming, Orff level 1 (Schulwerk certification). Outside of Orff training he has also explored music and movement through Laban efforts.




- RCM exam preparation
- 2 annual recitals
- Kiwanis Festival preparation
- Group classes

•Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
•All Things Strings
•Suzuki Association
•The Banff Centre

•RCM Examinations
•Kiwanis Music Festival
•Aeolian Strings

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Christine Williams


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