Private Lessons with Gwenna F
Gwenna loves teaching students of all ages how to sing and play piano! Her students love her encouraging and fun personality!
Gwenna believes in the power of the arts as a catalyst for community building and social change and strives to make sure everyone has access to creative experiences, regardless of location or circumstance. She wrote the curriculum and continues to consult for and teach “Learn English Through Song,” at The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall that facilitates language learning and community building for newcomer women through singing. Through her work at Opera Omaha, she created and facilitated programming for over 15 community partners. She is a four-time recipient of Grants in support of music and drama programming for kids in four communities in Nunavut. She has also worked as a teaching artist and consulted on curriculum development for education programming at the Canadian Opera Company and Pacific Opera Victoria. Gwenna has facilitated conversations and workshops about Teaching Artistry for Opera America and The Association for Opera in Canada, as well as many universities.
Canadian soprano and teaching artist Gwenna holds an M.Mus in Opera (University of Toronto) and a B.Mus in Voice Performance (Western University). She recently completed the Holland Community Opera Fellowship at Opera Omaha. Gwenna was a recipient of an Encouragement Award at the Nebraska District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in December 2020 and is a 2022 recipient of a grant from the Jaqueline Desmarais Foundation for Young Opera Singers. Recent performance highlights Opera Outdoors and Opera to Go (Opera Omaha), originating the role of Nature in Cries of the Earth (Artsong Collaborative Project), Berta in The Barber of Seville (Indian River Festival, Stratford Summer Music), Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte (Toronto Lyric Opera Centre / Toronto Mozart Players), and Soprano Soloist in Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (London Symphonia, Durham Youth Orchestra). This summer, Gwenna looks forward to premiering new works with the Artsong Collaborative Project.
Gwenna teaches both online and in-person.