Founder, Concert Band Conductor and Music Director for Resa’s Pieces
It is one of Resa’s greatest joys to share her love of music with others. After studying piano and playing flute in high school, Resa graduated from The University of Toronto with her Bachelor of Music Degree. She then became an Itinerant Music Instructor (IMI) for the Scarborough Board of Education. When she and her husband started a family, she put both teaching and playing her flute on hold to be a full time mom.
During those years Resa taught private piano lessons and had a cottage industry clothing business, but her flute remained in its case. After twenty years she finally picked up her flute, and joined a community band. She then returned to the TDSB as an IMI, led workshops as a flute specialist, and conducted ensembles for the TDSB and Toronto Music Camp.
Now back to playing music, Resa realized how much she had missed it. She also realized there were many others who had also abandoned their instruments, usually after high school, and probably missed it just as much. She saw an opportunity to create a fun, social atmosphere where adults could return to playing music just like she did, to Reawaken That Talent – Rediscover Making Music, just as the Resa’s Pieces motto states. For that full story, please listen to “Resa’s Dream”
In addition to her official role as Concert Band Conductor and Music Director for Resa’s Pieces, Resa conducts a unique flute ensemble, The Enchanted Flutes, and plays her flute with The Encore Symphonic Band.
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“Bravo! This was my first time. I went to see my cousin play and left a Resa’s Pieces fan! I was thoroughly impressed with the skill and talent, the choice of music and the obvious love for what they do that everyone demonstrated. Will be seeing you again!”
“And one more time! Resa Resa Resa! You and your “Pieces” have done it again. My favorite concert is in June coming to see you and to hear you! I smile seeing all of our ‘old’ friends that have been here to love and support you through this incredible journey. Continue to soar with your love of music and your beautiful spirit. Sending hugs!”
“The band played beautifully last night! It’s hard to believe they are amateur musicians. I enjoyed the selection of music and having the singers and strings join in for the last few songs. Bravo!”
~ Sharon Shapiro
“Kudos to everyone! Another wonderful concert. The band gets better and better every year. Great selection of music. Thank you for such an enjoyable evening.”