Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Mandy has been playing the piano for over 12 years and has been teaching at the school since September of 2019. She is currently studying business at the University of Ottawa.
She studied under Eileen Chang for 6 years who also currently teaches at Sunnyside Music School. With her, she discovered a passion and a drive to continue her music journey.
While studying music at Canterbury High School, she learned and developed various teaching techniques as section leader in string ensembles that accompany her teacher style. She found that the most effective approach is friendly, but firm; this ensures that there is an enjoyable atmosphere, while being productive during the lessons.