Beaches Suzuki School Of Music Admin

Rebecca Sancton

Rebecca began studying Suzuki violin at age 4 and received her BFA Honours in Violin Performance from York University in 2007. In 1998 and 1999 she was a member of the University of Western Ontario Symphony Orchestra and studied with Gwen Thompson. During her time at York University, she had the opportunity to study classical performance with Peggy McGuire, jazz with Al Henderson, Sundar Viswanathan and Lorne Lofsky, and contemporary improvisation with Casey Sokol and Matt Brubeck. She is a founding member of the fiddle group, Ninth Line, which grew from Saturday morning Suzuki group classes around 1992. Ninth Line currently performs at various locations in the GTA. Rebecca completed her Book 1 (2010) and Book 2 (2012) Suzuki training with Paule Barsalou.

Ines Pagliari

Ms. Pagliari is the Director of the Beaches Suzuki School of Music and is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where she earned an Honours Degree in Violin Performance. Ines studied with the late Jack Montague and Isodor Desser and with Victor Danchenko. Ines has received numerous scholarships, awards and was invited to perform for Sir Yehudi Menuhin in a masterclass held in Toronto. Ms. Pagliari has been teaching following the principles of the Suzuki Method since the early '90's. A member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the Ontario Suzuki Association, Ines has taken teacher training in Canada and the U.S. with Helen Brunner, Michelle Higa George, Alice Joy Lewis, Alan Lieb, Carrie Reuning and Karen Kimmett. Ines furthers her love of music performance as concertmaster of the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. She was one of the youngest concert masters the York Symphony Orchestra has ever had. Ms. Pagliari has given many recitals throughout Ontario and has appeared on numerous occasions as a soloist with both orchestras. Ines also holds a principal position with Orchestra Toronto with whom she has performed solo. Another of Ines' acheivements includes a CD with friends Marianne Gaste, piano and Lydia Munchinsky, cello entitled "Paradiso" of beautifully arranged classical music for all music lovers.

Ted Sherk

Ted began studying piano at the age of 4, and graduated Suzuki Book 3 when he was 11. As a teenager, he was drawn to jazz and orchestral music, but always maintained an interest in the piano, returning to the instrument as a keyboardist with the founding of an electronic classical / jazz fusion ensemble, Mathmatikos. Ted is an alumnus of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada / Orchestre National des Jeunes Canada. He performs regularly with his band, and as a soloist, going by the alias MandelBach. Ted loves working with children, and is a strong advocate for the Suzuki method. He has his Book 1 Suzuki Teacher certification, and is an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.