Academic CV

Sasha Ilnyckyj
Thug & a Poet

EDUCATION

Capilano University, N. Vancouver, BC – Musical Diploma Program                             2013-Present

  • Specialization: Classical piano & acoustic guitar
  • Member of The Capilano Singers, the university’s premier choir

 

McGill University, Montreal, QC – B. Arts in History & Cognitive Psychology             2008-2013

  • Specialization in Cuban history in the 19th and 20th
  • Dean’s Honour List (2008-2013)

 

EXPERIENCE

Play it Forward Productions Society, Vancouver, BC                  September 2013- Present

Performer

  • perform guitar and vocals in benefit concerts raising money for social causes in Vancouver

 

Cedar View Lodge Assisted-Living Facility, North Vancouver, BC           July 2013 – Present

Music Volunteer

  • perform piano, guitar and vocals in weekly folk music sing-alongs with residents
  • conduct singers with an emphasis on vocal development, style and participation

 

Douglas Mental Health Institute, Montreal                                              July 2012 – July 2013

Music Volunteer

  • perform piano, guitar and vocals in weekly folk music sing-alongs with schizophrenia patients

 

Private Music Teacher, Montreal, QC & Vancouver, BC                             Fall 2011 – Present

  • piano and guitar lessons to adult-learners with emphasis on developing technique, musicianship and knowledge of styles and repertoire

 

Handsworth Secondary School, North Vancouver, BC                                        Winter 2011

Guest Lecturer/Volunteer Teacher

  • gave a 4-week lecture series on the creative process to a senior writing class

Handsworth Secondary School, North Vancouver, BC                                            2005-2008

Student Theatre Director, Writer and Coach

  • wrote, directed and performed a number of original plays in high school theatre program
  • captain and coach of Handsworth Senior Improv Team

SKILLS

  • approachable individual who easily engages others with his genuine and warm manner
  • natural teacher with a true interest in learning and sharing knowledge with others
  • resourceful team player, quick to gain confidence of colleagues and customers
  • accomplished pianist, guitarist and singer
  • native English speaker with skill in oral and written French

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