In 2006, she was appointed assistant concertmaster of the National Repertory Orchestra and was also awarded a generous grant from the Canada Arts Council to support her master’s degree studies. In 2008 she performed with the Winnipeg Chamber Music Society. In the fall of 2008, Tanya joined the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra on its North American tour. The group performed at six locations, including Vancouver’s Orpheum Theater, Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall, and New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Tanya served as an early childhood music and violin faculty member at the Center for Young Musicians in Wexford, Pa., from 2007 to 2013. As a faculty member, she performed many solo community concerts and collaborated with her colleagues in chamber music performances. She has also worked as a freelance violinist throughout the Pittsburgh area since 2008, and in 2013 she was appointed concertmistress of the Butler County Symphony Orchestra.
Tanya completed long-term Suzuki pedagogical training and a teaching practicum with Kimberly Meier-Sims, director of the Sato Center for Suzuki Studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She has served as a Suzuki workshop clinician for the Academy of Strings in Tennessee, the University of Manitoba’s Preparatory Studies Division, and at the Cleveland Institute of Music Sato Center for Suzuki Studies. She is passionate about giving children the gift of music education and maintains an active home studio. She lives in Cranberry Twp with her husband Jason and their sons Mylan and Ari.