I have been a student of Ms. Zina’s for almost 12 years now, and the lessons and experiences I have gained from it have been irreplaceable. Ms. Zina is a teacher that is always challenging you in ways that allows you to progress quickly and efficiently. She has taught me the meaning of hard work, and that when you put enough effort into something, good consequences come about. Her teaching methods allowed me to win the Toronto Royal Conservatory Gold Medal for Level 7 in 2017, and I continue to learn and grow as an artist due to her. We are currently working on completing my ARCT Teaching Certificate together, and I would not be the artist and musician I am today without her support.