Daphne, Residential Mentor

Daphne was born in Montreal and grew up near Athens, Greece. She began violin lessons at age three at the McGill Conservatory of Music in Montreal. She completed her undergraduate degree in Violin Performance in Greece, before pursuing her interest in Historically Informed Performance in London, first at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and then graduating with an MA in Performance from the Royal Academy of Music, London.

Daphne enjoyed a busy freelance career as a violin player, having performed with such groups as Florilegium, The Hanover Band, Charivari Agréable, and has led and directed projects with the Athens Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Daphne has been involved in education for the past 17 years, having taught English, French, and tutored elementary and high school students. For the past 15 years, she has taught the violin, both privately and at such institutions as the Junior department of the Royal Academy of Music, London, and St Catherine’s British School in Athens, Greece, before relocating to Boston to join the faculty of South Shore Conservatory, teaching both traditional and Suzuki Method violin.

Passionate about volunteering, Daphne donated her time to her local veterinary clinic in Athens, helping with Trap-Neuter-Release programs, and also to the Nine Lives Greece charity.

A firm believer in following your passion and exploring new interests at any age, Daphne began taking ballet lessons at age 17 and passed her Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Grade 6 examination. She is also a certified Pilates instructor and recently discovered a love for rock climbing. In her free time, she can be found wall climbing, doing yoga, cooking or baking, reading and exploring the outdoors.