A former lecturer at the Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University, Amy O'Neill has almost 20 years of experience as a private instructor and is an active freelance flute and piccolo player in the GTA.
After studying classical music for her undergraduate degree, Amy began to spend more time exploring Irish traditional music; attending festivals, workshops, sessions and making multiple trips to Ireland to study with some of the best Irish flute players in the world. She has been invited to give guest lectures on Irish trad, co-hosted Irish playing sessions and performed on stages across Canada.
In the past decade, Amy has also done extensive pit orchestra work, playing shows ranging from The Phantom of the Opera to Crazy for You. She doubles on flute, piccolo, alto flute, clarinet and saxophone.
As a teacher, Amy believes in creating an exciting, enjoyable learning environment, fostering a love of music and helping each student work to his or her full potential.