In October 2017, Irene completed Music For People’s four-year Musicianship Leadership Program where she worked closely with master facilitators Mary Knysh, Dr. David Rudge, Lynn Miller and James Oshinsky. She is now a on staff with Music for People running satellite workshops in Montreal. In September 2018, Irene launched Music for People’s first regional Musicianship and Leadership Training Program in Montreal.
In September 2019, Irene received a generous donation for “Live Your Music at Concordia – Music Health Breaks”, a community music project to help students overcome isolation and anxiety.
In February 2018, Irene participated, along with her mentor Mary Knysh, in an intensive 6-day training with Arthur Hull, founder of Village Music Circles. Irene facilitates recreational drum circles for Concordia University’s Multi-Faith & Spirituality Centre.
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Music for People
ISME (International Society for Music Education) Member