Teaching & Outreach Experience 

Amy is currently the lead Manager and violinist of the Horizon String Quartet. With funding from the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the quartet has given over 100 school presentations to approximately 15,000 students during four different tours.   As part of her work with the HSQ, Amy has presented chamber music to students of all ages as well as to handicapped and underprivileged students in inner city schools.

While pursuing her Master's degree in San Francisco, Amy was a violin teacher at San Francisco’s KIPP Bay Academy Middle School. During her time at KIPP, Amy led orchestra rehearsals, sectionals, and individual music lessons to economically and socially disadvantaged students. She also tutored select student string quartets and developed the "Miss Amy Club" for the most dedicated music students. Amy also gave quartet presentations for KIPP's sixth, seventh, and eighth graders.

At the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Amy was a member of the Conservatory in the Schools Program. As part of this program, she attended workshops which discussed different teaching methods for music students of various ages and backgrounds. Amy was also a member of SFCM’s Community Service Program. This program provided her opportunities to give outreach chamber music performances around San Francisco at various venues.

From 2009-2012, Amy was the general manager of Chamber Music Without Borders in Montréal. CMWB is a non-profit organization led by McGill music students whose goal is to make music more accessible to everyone, particularly those who might not otherwise be able to attend high quality concerts. As a CMWB member, Amy gave chamber music presentations for school assemblies, organized monthly concerts at retirement homes and homeless shelters, and also coordinated a weekly concert series for the downtown public. 

Amy's teaching and outreach experience also extends to other parts of North America. In 2010, Amy taught underprivileged teenagers basic violin skills as part of Bowdoin's UpWard Bound Program in Brunswick, Maine. The same year, Amy also gained experience presenting chamber music to elementary students at school in Halifax, Nova Scotia as part of the Scotia Festival of Music. Amy has also taught violin privately for over ten years in San Francisco, Montréal, and Regina.