Attended 2 major art schools for music performance Earl Haig Secondary School (The Claude Watson Arts Program) and Cardinal Carter Academy of the Arts. Karin has been learning violin since the age of 4 and has completed her music degree from University of Toronto.
She has completed her grade 10 Royal Conservatory or Music for violin and has been in several orchestras. Whether it’s in a group or private lesson Karin brings her experience to every lesson. Her high energy teaching style and a skill for balancing technique and fun will make violin lessons exciting.
Holly Jamieson is a Toronto-based multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and band leader, active in the local music scene for over a decade. Holly began violin lessons at nine and studied up to grade 8 level RCM; she performed with a violin ensemble, Strings in Motion, for five years from age eleven. She studied music theatre at Etobicoke School of the Arts and was also an active member of Bravo Academy for the Performing Arts based in Leaside, Toronto.
Holly’s post secondary education was at the University of Toronto and Humber College, where she earned a Bachelor of Music, majoring in vocal with specialization in jazz music. Holly has been a performer with two a cappella choral groups, The Hart House Jazz Choir and Tunes, Beats, Awesome (the U of T Glee Club.) She also immersed herself in the local music scene whilst studying, gigging with the indie rock band Wide Eyed Tour Guide as vocalist and keyboard player.
Holly currently composes, arranges and performs with two Toronto based bands, the pop punk band Ginger Ale & The Monowhales, and the ambient folk band Silver Morning. Both bands have been featured in Exclaim Magazine, The Main’s Top 10 new tracks and Grayowl Point. They gig regularly in the GTA. Holly recently expanded her entrepreneurial and business management skills as one of the co-founders of the Headquarters Collective
(http://www.headquarterscooperative.com/). Headquarters Collective is a group of musicians who stage performances, pool resources and function as an incubator for new emerging bands in the Toronto area. They have been awarded the Humber College New Venture Seed Grant and received additional funding through the Humber Launch Program.