Shiori Kobayashi
Piano, Woodwinds Instructor

A native of Japan, Shiori holds a Master’s Degree in Solo Clarinet Performance from McGill University, a Bachelor of Music Degree from Brandon University, and a Music Performance Diploma from Cambrian College as clarinet major and piano minor. In addition, Shiori also holds RCM certificates in clarinet and piano.

As a clarinettist, she has performed as a soloist, a chamber musician, and in large ensembles throughout Canada, the United States, and Japan. Shiori is an alumnus of the McGill Wind Symphony, Brandon University Orchestra and Symphonic Band, the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra, and the North Bay Symphony Orchestra. She is also a founding member of the well-established Ricordanza Trio, a professional chamber group that performs at the Ricordanza Chamber Music Festival in Victoria, BC. Many of her performances with large ensembles over the years have been recorded and broadcasted on CBC radio.

Shiori has many years of teaching experiences in clarinet, piano and music theory to student of all ages. She also have many years of experiences as a band clinician, where she visited public schools on a regular basis to assist and help individuals with their struggles and to introduce the joy of playing woodwind instruments. She continues to enjoy teaching music by taking an individualistic approach for each student to help cultivate and express the love of music by building a solid understanding of music theory, and the fundamental techniques of playing clarinet, saxophones, flute or piano.