Alicia is a classically trained guitarist with over 11 years of experience and a passion for teaching and developing student potential through music. She has received an Advanced Rudiments Theory certificate from the Royal Conservatory of Music in guitar, and has also achieved a grade 8 with Honours for her classical playing. She is currently studying for her grade 9 RCM certificate in guitar.
Alicia encourages students to test in RCM exams because they help to develop student confidence in performing. Although she is classically trained she also has a passion for teaching pop music. To her, enthusiasm is the most important part of learning music.
Besides her passion for the guitar Alicia has also studied flute for seven years and has six years of live concert performance experience in the flute through school band.
Alicia has competed in the Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival, one of North America’s largest amateur classical music festivals, where she received First place awards in the categories of Classical Guitar Solo and Classical Guitar Ensemble. She also plays and performs in the Yaminda Classical Guitar Quartet.
Alicia is currently accepting private classical guitar students.