McFadden School of Music

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David McFadden ARCT

studied violin at the Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of Toronto with former Toronto Symphony Concertmaster Jascha Milkis, and the Utrechts Conservatorium in Holland with Concertgebouw Concertmaster Wiktor Liberman. He performed regularly with the Toronto Symphony for 15 years and is active in the recording studio and freelance music scene of Toronto. The long list of affiliations includes the Canadian Opera Company, National Ballet, Kitchener Symphony and Symphony Nova Scotia. His varied career has taken him from chamber music to musical theatre where he was Concertmaster for shows like Ragtime, ShowBoat and Sunset Blvd. Other shows include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Phantom of the Opera and Beauty and the Beast. Other ventures have included recordings and concerts with a wide range of musical styles and performers such as Ray Charles, Liza Minelli, Natalie Cole, Bobby Vinton, Donny Osmond, Smokey Robinson, Andrea Bocelli, Olivia Newton John, Sisqo, Blue Rodeo, The Philosopher Kings, and Allan Jackson.  Mr. McFadden teaches both the traditional Conservatory methods as well as the Suzuki method. He is actively involved in worship ministry in his community and beyond.



Julie McFadden BMusEd

is a graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College with a degree in Music Education, specializing in voice.  She has performed with countless small ensembles, duos, trios,   quartets and choirs, and has performed with the likes of Steve Green.   Julie has had numerous guest appearances in churches across the province and performs often at weddings.  She has taught in Japan as well as New York State prior to being employed with the Simcoe County District School Board. She has directed several choirs both home and abroad.  She is an experienced worship leader and soprano soloist, singing in classical, gospel, contemporary and jazz stylings. She and her husband frequently perform piano/violin duets together.  Julie teaches piano, voice and theory lessons privately out of her home studio.