Violin Lessons - Debbie Miles

Kirsty Money - Violin, Baroque Violin & Nyckelharpa


Licentiate of Royal Schools of Music (LRSM)

McGill University/Montréal
Bachelor of Music with Distinction in Violin Performance

University of Western Ontario
Masters of Music in Violin Performance and Literature



Kirsty Money is a dynamic performer and teacher of modern/baroque
violin, and the nyckelharpa in the Halifax area. Originally from BC, she
studied violin with Sydney Humphreys at the Victoria Conservatory of
Music, and has further performance degrees from McGill and Western
Universities, as well as her Licentiate from the Royal Schools of Music in
the UK. Kirsty has been a member of the first violin section of Symphony
Nova Scotia since the 1999/2000 season.

While studying modern violin in Montréal, she was introduced to the
baroque violin through playing in L’Orchestre Baroque de Montréal, one of
the city’s prominent Early Music ensembles at the time. This ongoing
interest and passion for Early Music has led to collaborations with
musicians such as David Greenberg (Tempest Baroque Ensemble), Suzie
Leblanc (Early Music Vancouver), Jeanne Lamon (Tafelmusik), Alex
Weimann (Pacific Baroque Orchestra), Kati Debretzeni (English Baroque
Soloists) and David McGuinness (Concerto Caledonia, Scotland). Kirsty
has appeared as a guest soloist in the Symphony Nova Scotia Baroque
series, as well as with the Boxwood and Sackville Early Music Festivals.
Currently she is a guest teacher/coach at the The Halifax Institute of
Traditional and Early Music.

Living with the Folk Traditions in Nova Scotia has also inspired Kirsty to
take up the Swedish Nyckelharpa, an instrument dating from Medieval
Northern Europe. Since 2015 she has been studying the instrument and its
repertoire intensely. Through grants from the Canada Council and Arts
Nova Scotia she has been to Nyckelharpa workshops and festivals in
Sweden, the UK and Germany. In 2021 Kirsty was awarded the inaugural
Professional Development grant from Women for Music, an organization
dedicated to the promotion of excellence in music performance in the
province of Nova Scotia.

As a veteran teacher of over 25 years, Kirsty has taught beginners right
through to advanced students, and has studied numerous teaching
methods, including Suzuki. Kirsty is thrilled to be joining the faculty at the
MCPA and looks forward to sharing her knowledge and varied skills with
the greater Halifax community.

To learn more about Kristy, violin lessons, or about our programming in general don’t hesitate to get in touch!
902. 423. 6995 |

Violin Lessons – Debbie Miles