Born and raised in Toronto, I've been a musician and a scientist from the age of six when I first sat down at a piano and when I opened my first book on astronomy.
I've been a physics teacher in Toronto for the past ten years now. As an educator, I believe the most important way to enable students to achieve success, in science or any field, is to give them inspirational experiences, to give them a glimpse of the end goal. Science education has to be exciting, has to mean something to them, and has to give them opportunities to learn in the context of what they love. This is why we build instruments in physics and we make computer games in computer science. Last year, I was fortunate to be asked to teach the computer science course. I have since become a programmer and now design desktop and mobile apps that have helped my teaching immensely.
I also work as a pianist, having music directed countless music theater productions in Toronto, and accompanied amateur and professional jazz, classical and theater vocalists. I currently play in Fool's Paradise, a rock cover band.
This website gives me a place to distribute my science simulations to other science teachers, and advertise my music services.
Thanks for visiting the site. If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear them.
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