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Stringspiration Clinicians

Stringspiration brings top caliber clinicians and instructors to work with our students.


Andrea Lastiwka

Classical Guitarist Andrea Lastiwka brings over 20 years of experience as a top flight educator and performance artist to Stringspiration.  Andrea trained at Carlton University and completed her post graduate work at… (read more).


Danielle Lisboa (Music Theory)

Brazilian-born conductor Danielle Lisboa has a doctorate in orchestral conducting from the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.S​he has built a solid reputation in Canada… (read more).


David Mitchell (Chamber Music)

David Mitchell is an Edmonton string educator, composer and church musician. With a BMus from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a MMus from the University of Alberta, as well as extensive training in Suzuki pedagogy, David has taught a large violin and viola studio in Edmonton… (read more).

Dave Clarke (Free Composition & Digital Media)

Dave is a musician and sound designer based in Edmonton, Alberta since 1991. Educated at the University of London and the University of Leeds, he has composed and produced music and sound designs for over 500 projects in theatre, film, dance and multi-media for three decades… (read more).

Virginie Gagne (Masterclass)

One of Edmonton’s most sought-after violinists, Virginie Gagné has been involved in numerous local musical events since her arrival in Edmonton, Alberta in 2006. Her playing style transcends musical genres, from baroque to pop to new music. She has been a featured soloist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, in addition to being an active chamber violinist with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble and the Edmonton Recital Society. … (read more).

Leanne Maitland 

A native of Edmonton, Leanne Maitland is active as a chamber musician, orchestral player, soloist, and teacher. She performs regularly with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Vif String Quartet, and Obsessions Octet. Other recent projects include touring Europe with the Obsessions Octet, a string trio at SkirtsAFire Festival, Bicycle Symphony at the Kaleido Festival, a recital on the Holy Trinity Concert Series, alt-folk band Dead Red Pine, and organizing Phil Kline’s UnsilentNight. She has also played with the Edmonton Opera, Alberta Baroque Ensemble, Enterprise Quartet, and at the Citadel Theatre. Leanne teaches at the Society for Talent Education, and her private studio. She has music degrees from the University of Alberta and the Eastman School of Music, and an Artist Diploma from McGill University.


Robert Uchida (Masterclass)

One of Canada’s leading violinists, Robert Uchida has been hailed for his “ravishing sound, eloquence and hypnotic intensity” (Strings Magazine). He has been heard throughout North America and Europe as a soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster to great critical acclaim… (read more).


Frank Ho (Chamber Music)

Violinist FRANK HO enjoys a dual career as a chamber musician and pedagogue. He holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Alberta, as well as a Certificate in Performance and a Master of Music degree from Yale University… (read more).