2023 Adjudicators

Valerie Gordon

Classical Upper Strings

Levels 6-Open (Live)

Valerie GordonToronto based violinist Valerie Gordon is an avid performer and teacher. She currently has her own private studio in Oakville, ON. As a teacher, Valerie strives to instil a sense of wonder in her students. She believes that learning is best done through a positive and nurturing environment, surrounded by tools and information to support a child’s musical development. Valerie has taught on the faculties of the Kingsway Conservatory of Music and the String Academy at Laurier University in Waterloo.

Valerie is a Suzuki certified teacher, and has taken pedagogy courses with Brenda Brenner and Mimi Zweig during her time at Indiana University.

Recent activities include performances and recordings with Tafelmusik, Handel and Haydn Society (Boston), Opera Atelier, Holland Baroque Society (The Netherlands), Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Bourbon Baroque, and concerts with Elixir Baroque Ensemble – of which she is a founding member.

Valerie has completed a Bachelor’s Degree from McGill University in Montreal, an Artist’s Diploma from The Glenn Gould School in Toronto, and a Master’s Degree in Early Music from Indiana University.