I have to have live music in my life, even if it’s just practising at home. I haven’t dedicated my life to music, but I have been a dedicated musician most of my life. I’ve learned different music in the different traditions; I’m a classically trained vocalist and pianist, I learned guitar by ear, and percussion in the oral tradition. My roots are folk but I enjoy playing a wide variety of music including, classical, rock, Latin, African and I have a special kid friendly repetoire.
Tonia has volunteered at a number of community events as a musician including: The Burnaby Volunteer’s Festival, Kensington Festival, South Burnaby Boys & Girls Club 60th Anniversary, The Greater Vancouver Zoo’s 40th Anniversary, The BC Hydro Safety Rodeo, Royal Oak and Rumble Festival (ROAR) etc.
Taking a break while heli-patrolling on the Pine River in NE BC
(Photo T. Scott)