A creative space to grow:

  • Your ability
  • Your creative expression
  • Your innovation
  • Your inspiration
  • Your music

In a hybrid online and in person environment

About us:

  • Flutist Kathleen Schoen and violinist Thomas Schoen are classically trained performers and teachers who value innovation and creativity as much as history and tradition. 
  • We play old music on copies of period instruments, and we compose and improvise new music on modern instruments with electronics.
  • We perform in formal concert halls and experiment with unusual venues, including outdoors.
  • We teach using methods, such as Suzuki and Royal Conservatory, and we invite our students to improvise and compose their own music.
  • We work with pre-professional students at the University of Alberta Augustana Campus, and we also teach preschoolers. 
  • We do this creative work in person and in an online environment
  • We work both locally and internationally
  • We are more than teachers or performers: we are Teaching Artists.
  • We are also Performing Artists – find out more about that here

Student achievements:

  • Royal Conservatory gold medalists
  • Winners of National level Contemporary Showcase
  • Winners Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Championship
  • Winners Provincial level Music Festival
  • Accepted to music programs at Universities in Canada and Europe
  • Recording artists

Teacher achievements:

  • Royal Conservatory Teacher of Distinction
  • Suzuki Association of the Americas Teacher Trainer
  • Orchestral performer: CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony, Saskatoon Symphony, and others
  • National touring Artists: from Parliament Hill on Canada Day to tiny northern villages
  • Artist Residencies: from Banff Centre to elementary schools
  • Adjudicator for music festivals across western Canada
  • International Festivals and Conferences: Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Netherlands, Australia, USA

Special Programs:

Practice Resource Collection: open to all, register for access here.