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Justine Owen - BMus, MMus, BEd
Justine was born and raised in Toronto and has been singing and playing the piano from a very young age. She recently completed her Masters of Music in Performance and Literature at Western University specializing in classical voice. Justine is an active Opera singer in her community and participates in summer opera programs around the world. Recent engagements include playing the lead role in “Alcina” with the Summer Opera Lyric Theatre (2013) and Paris Kardalohan in “The Merry Widow” with UWOpera (2012). This summer Justine will be travelling to Italy to sing Ms. Jessel in “The Turn of the Screw” with the Accademia Europea Dell ‘Opera summer program.
Justine is very passionate about teaching and will be attending University of Toronto’s teachers college, OISE in September 2014. Justine has been professionally teaching for the past seven years with the City of Toronto Parks and Recreation program summer camps and after school programs. She has also taught private voice and piano lessons for the past two years.
Through her extensive experience she has prepared many students for live performances and helped them overcome stage fright. Justine uses a holistic approach to her teaching so that all types of learning styles are practiced. She encourages children to enjoy playing the piano and singing through engagement in musical genres that the student has interest in. Justine’s goal is to bring out confidence in the students musical abilities and to open their eyes to a love of musical performance and techniques. She is looking forward to assisting her students as they prepare for their RCM examinations.
Justine has been a teacher for Featherstone Music since 2014 and we are happy to have her on a sub now as she works in a permanent position for the Toronto District School Boards Elementary Division!