ASA Teacher Members

Many members of the Alberta String Association are active instructors, we invite you explore these members if you are looking for a music teacher.



Violinist FRANK HO enjoys a multi-faceted career as a chamber musician, soloist, and pedagogue.  His early training was at the Alberta College (now MacEwan University) Conservatory of Music. Further studies with Sidney Harth and Erick Friedman (Yale School of Music) and Yfrah Neaman (Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England) led to performance opportunities on three continents . Read more…

Ryan Hoffman is a cellist who recently moved to Edmonton from the United States. He has been teaching privately here since Fall of 2020, and has been active with ASA, Opus@12 Chamber Music Society, and Concordia Symphony.  Read more…

David Mitchell: davidmitchell@largessemusic.ca; 780-996-6874

David Mitchell is an Edmonton string educator, composer, and church musician.  Using his training in Suzuki’s Talent Education method David has taught a large violin and viola studio in Edmonton for the last 20 years.  Former Music Director at the Society for Talent Education, David founded the Largesse School of Musical Arts in 2016.  Read more…

perezrod@ualberta.ca, renejperez@yahoo.com, cell 780-860-7456

Reneé Pérez is a highly motivated and mature classical guitarist graduated from the University of Alberta in Edmonton.  He is interested in early music, baroque solo music, and baroque and renaissance chamber music.  His musical interests also include basso continuo with theorbo and archlute. Read more…

Martina Smazal, 780-863-6372,  martina.smazal@yahoo.ca;  Violin, Viola, Pedagogy, Theory, Harmony and Music History Instructor, offering Technique, Ear Training, Orchestral Excerpts and Leadership classes. Chamber Music and String Sectionals Coach, The Smazal Strings Orchestra Director, Festival Adjudicator, Competition Judge, String Programs Director and Co-ordinator, Executive Board Member of the Alberta String Association. Read more…

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