A composer, performer, community animator and accredited biblical storyteller, Linnea is a piano instructor for students at the basic to intermediate level. A Summerlander, she founded the Summerland Music Camp and regional “Choose Music” events which widen the musical horizons of children in the Okanagan Valley.
Linnea has an honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Brunswick and a Master of Religious Education degree from Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, with a specialty in education with music as a tool. Her piano training has been through the Royal Conservatory of Music programme, with honours/distinction. She has trained in conducting through the BC Choral Federation, employs Orff and Kodaly approaches, with a focus on learning through creativity. She follows the James Hill Ukulele Initiative teaching method and continues to develop her resources in music theory teaching through off-the-bench games and story.
She and her Juno-awarded drummer/spouse, David Jonsson, travel regularly in North America to perform. Their latest CDs, “Swimmin’ Like a Bird” and “Momentary Saints”, were nominated Children’s and Gospel albums of the year by a variety of Canadian music associations. Her music is published in song resources around the world. The couple are both members of Charlotte Diamond’s nationally-acclaimed Hug Bug Band for children. They travel yearly to teach music in schools in India.
You can reach Linnea at firstname.lastname@example.org
Her web site is: www.ArtSpiritSummerland.com