Violin, Piano Teacher
Meagan Ruvolo began studying violin in Canada at the age of four with Suzuki Teacher Joanne Martin. She attended private as well as a group lesson every week and quickly excelled in her studies. At the age of nine Meagan was performing in the Winnipeg Music Festival, taking first prize in multiple classes. Meagan began studying piano in addition to violin at the age of five with her grandmother and lifelong piano teacher/performer Patricia Arnason. Performing in many recitals and events over 15 years of study, Meagan has achieved a high level of sensitivity on the instrument.
Meagan went on to receive the Swedish Musical Club Trophy for violin in 1997 at the age of 12, as well as advancing to nationals on several other occasions. Throughout elementary school and beyond, Meagan competed in many competitions and recitals, taking many 1st and 2nd place awards for playing as well as composing music. Meagan enjoyed a long period of time playing violin for all three levels of the Winnipeg Youth Orchestras, from the age of nine through seventeen, as well as being asked as an adult to play periodically for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. At the age of sixteen, Meagan began studies with Karl Stobbe, Associate Concertmaster for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Meagan then studied with world famous violinist Oleg Pokhanovski during her studies at the University of Manitoba faculty of music, where she achieved mention on the Dean’s Honor Roll. Meagan began playing professionally at the age of thirteen with many quartets and groups for weddings, conventions, banquets and other chamber music settings. Meagan began teaching professionally at the age of 16, and has enjoyed enriching the lives of others through music. Meagan has also studied at the long term philosophy of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, creator and founder of the Suzuki Method, at University of Denver under the instruction of Professor Kathleen Spring.