DEXINE WALLBANK was a member of The Canadian Opera Company Orchestra and also played with the National Ballet Orchestra of Canada, both in Toronto. Apart from the years she spent in eastern Canada, Dexine has played with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra since she was twenty years old. Over the years she has also played with various chamber groups including the early music group, Victoria Festival Consort.
Dexine received Suzuki teacher training form the Suzuki Kingston institute as well as the Guelph Suzuki institute. In addition to many years of giving lessons privately from her home, she has also taught at the Vancouver Academy of Music and the Prince George Music School.
“I believe that Dr. Suzuki was a genius. I am in complete agreement with his saying: ‘Where love is present, much can be accomplished’. I also believe that the needs of an individual child are more important than any methodology and my greatest hope in teaching is to cultivate a happy child and to nurture a love of music.”
Dexine teaches Suzuki Violin, Violin, and Beginner Fiddle.