Rebekah has been teaching violin and working as a music therapist in Winnipeg, and is now committed to living in Winkler for the next two years as her husband completes his residency at Boundary Trails Hospital.
Raised in a German-speaking family, Rebekah started playing violin at the age of four, and was the third of four girls in her family to play a string instrument. Violin was always the instrument that she worked the hardest on and had the most passion for.
Rebekah graduated with a Bachelor of Music (with a focus in violin and voice) from Canadian Mennonite University. A few years later, she graduated from the same institution with a degree in Music Therapy. Throughout her time at CMU, Rebekah sang in various ensembles including a chamber choir, women’s choir, the Philharmonic, and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Choir.
Rebekah now works as a violin teacher as well as an accredited Music Therapist. Aside from violin, she has training in voice, guitar, piano, clarinet, music history, and music theory. Growing up, Rebekah played violin in various settings including Suzuki classes, family quartets, church services, weddings, and orchestras. In the most recent years, Rebekah has continued to play violin in various settings including: university performances, music therapy sessions, church services, and concerts for local Winnipeg musicians. Although Rebekah was trained in “classical” violin, she loves to play in many styles of music including fiddle, hymns, and pop music.
For the past 5 years, Rebekah has taught at various music studios in Winnipeg including but not limited to: Community School of Music & the Arts (at CMU) and Prelude Music. She has additional experience working closely with children and adults with special needs, patients in hospital care, residents with dementia, and in end-of-life care.