Alyssa Stevenson

Alyssa Stevenson is an avid performer and educator currently residing in London, Ontario. Alyssa is a proud alumna of Western University’s Don Wright Faculty of music where she obtained a Bachelor of Music Performance and a Master of Arts in Music Theory. Alyssa then attended the University of Ottawa where she completed a Master of Music in violin performance under the guidance of the late Yehonatan Berick.

Alyssa regularly performs across Ontario with London Symphonia, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the Niagara Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared at other festivals, concert series, and in the pit of musicals.

In addition to her performance schedule, Alyssa is a passionate teacher working with students of all ages to hone their skills in violin and theory and impart a love of music. She has previously worked as a child and youth worker for the London Community Chaplaincy and enjoys the ways in which it informs her teaching to ensure lessons are creative, play-based, accessible, and highly educational. Alyssa currently teaches violin at Arts 4 All Kids, an organization that provides free arts education at the Food Bank to underserved families living in London. She also coaches at the Young Artists Pre-College Academy. In 2022, Alyssa founded Maple and Spruce Music Academy, located in Westmount Shopping Centre where she teaches a busy studio of over 30 students.

Alyssa has been playing the violin since 2000. Alyssa previously studied with Yehonatan Berick, Ashley Vandiver, Yosuke Kawasaki, Mel Martin, and studied Baroque violin with Joseph Lanza. In addition to her studies with these musicians, Alyssa has worked with musicians from all over the world in masterclasses, chamber coachings, and private lessons. Most notably, she has played for Jonathan Crow, William van der Sloot, Tom Wiebe, Paul Marleyn, Michael van der Sloot, David Currie, Julia Wedman, Patricia Ahern, and Jeanne Lamon. She has also enjoyed working with many incredible conductors including Paul Haas, Robert Franz, Andrei Feher, Alain Trudel, Naomi Woo, Bramwell Tovey, and Ivars Taurins.