A graduate of the University of Ottawa, Kristine Dandavino 
is a singer and pianist based in Durham Region, Ontario. 

Kristine began her music training at the age of seven in Montréal. At the age of eleven, she was accepted into the prestigious Pierre Laporte music school where she studied piano, choir, chamber music and harmony.

Kristine sings in seven languages, and has recently made guest appearances with Miami Wagner Institute, Choeur Polyphonique de Montréal, Opera York, Cambridge Symphony, Durham Chamber Orchestra, Durham Philharmonic Choir, Oshawa-Durham Symphony Orchestra, Resound Choir, The Oshawa Brass Band, and several other organizations across Ontario and Québec. Her voice is featured on the CD Vocal Rescue: Rediscover the Beauty, Power and Freedom in Your Singing.

An activist for poverty, she has worked with The Professors of Funk in their annual fundraiser for the Backdoor Mission, and Inglorious Women for Luke’s Place.

Currently, Kristine is completing her Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Bilingual in both official languages, Kristine’s teaching philosophy is based on body, mind, and emotional awareness. As an Indigenous woman, Kristine believes that music heals the soul and connects humans when words fail to express our most inner thoughts.

Kristine is a Registered Music Teacher in good standing with Ontario Registered Music Teacher Association. In May 2020, she was awarded Music Teacher of the Year from the Oshawa Music Awards. In her spare time, Kristine goes on long walks with her daughter Zoé and Tim The Yorkie. She can often be found gardening and singing to her roses.

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