Ariane holds a Bachelor's of Music from the University of Victoria. She has played flute and piccolo with both the PGSO and the Northern Orchestra as well as with small ensembles. Ariane has also played cello with the PGSO and with Sinfonia Prince George. She has appeared as a piccolo and flute soloist with the Northern Orchestra. Ariane has worked as a music and band teacher in a private school as well as for school District 57 as both a substitute teacher and a workshop clinician and has held a valid BC Ministry of Education teacher certificate. She enjoys teaching people of all ages and levels and has been thrilled to see some of her students advance to studying music at the university level. She has studied flute and taken lessons with Brenda Fedoruk, Lanny Pollet, Anne-Elise Keiffer, Lise Daoust, Kathleen Rudolph, and has also attended Master classes at Domaine Forget with Raymond Guiot, and Alain Marion. During the summers of 2010 and 2012 she attended an intensive one-week flute workshop facilitated by William Bennett, Lorna McGhee and Gwenn Klassen.
Ariane has also been involved in choral music most of her life. She has directed a number of choirs including children, youth and adult choirs. Prior to moving to PG in 2005 she lived in Valemount where she developed and directed a community choral programme for 12 years. Ariane is thrilled to be launching a new choral program and a new band program at the Conservatory this year.
In her spare time Ariane is passionate about her family, and about hiking and enjoying the quiet and beauty of the great BC outdoors. When she is not at home baking or practicing she can be found somewhere on a trail!