Handbell Clinician Application

A Clinician is defined as a person who is willing to work with specific groups (may include travel) to address their specific handbell needs. 

The information below was submitted by the handbell clinicians themselves and is listed in alphabetical order by the clinician's last name. 

Please note that OGEHR does not endorse or recommend any specific handbell clinician and this list is provided for your reference only in contacting potential clinicians for your event. This list is a benefit of membership in OGEHR and is only accessible to OGEHR members. 

If you would like to add your information to the list, please complete the application HERE.

If you have any questions or require changes to your entry please contact programs@ogehr.ca.

OGEHR Clinicians

Clinicians (alpha order). Click name for more information.

Susan Carscadden-Mifsud, Ingersoll
J.-C. Coolen
, Ajax
Helen Coxon, Toronto
Lisa Kyriakides, Newmarket
heather nicholson, Ajax

Susan Carscadden-Mifsudsusan.carscadden@sympatico.ca 
Ingersoll, Ontario

Clinician Topics:

Basic or Advanced Techniques, Schulmerich Maintenance, Solo Ringing, Small Ensemble Ringing, other topics upon request

Clinician Bio:

Susan was first introduced to handbells in 1975 and has played in several handbell choirs, She directs three community handbell ensembles and is owner/operator of Handbell Graces. Having performed and led workshops at many events in Canada and the US, Susan is well recognized as an encouraging teacher and a dynamic and accomplished handbell soloist.

J.-C. Coolen, jccoolen@sympatico.ca
Ajax, Ontario

Clinician Topics:

Handbell Techniques (Basic, Advanced, Mallets, 4-in-hand); Solo-Ensemble Techniques (weaving, traveling 4-in-hand, visual presentation); Rhythmic Ensemble; Bell Trees; Custom Workshops; Personal Coaching and Private Lessons

Clinician Bio:

Over two decades conducting, leading and ringing in choirs (beginner to advanced, church and community, in-person and virtual). Led numerous workshops for individual choirs, OGEHR and HMA Area 2. Mass conducted at the local, provincial, national and international levels.

Helen Coxon, hcoxon@sympatico.ca
Toronto, Ontario

Clinician Topics:

Techniques; reading what's on the page; bell assignments; music for smaller bell choirs. Other topics on request.

Clinician Bio:

Helen has been ringing bells for 25 years, including solo ringing and conducting. She is Director of the Jubellation handbell group at Royal York Road United Church, and has conducted workshops at a number of OGEHR Festivals and in the community.

Lisa Kyriakides, lisa@kyriakides.ca
Newmarket, Ontario

Clinician Topics:

Rehearsal Techniques, Conducting, Score Marking, Choosing Repertoire, Meters, Handbell Techniques, Handbells in Worship, Ensemble Ringing and other topics upon request

Clinician Bio:

Lisa is an experienced conductor, adjudicator, soloist, and musical director. She conducts two 4-octave choirs at Aurora United Church, plays in their Quintet, is a member of The Bronze Foundation, is Vice President of OGEHR, and Secretary of the Handbell Musicians of Canada.

heather nicholson, hanicholson109@gmail.com 
Ajax, Ontario

Clinician Topics:

Solo & Small Ensemble Ringing, Bell Trees, 4-In-Hand, Music In Motion

Clinician Bio:

A choir, small ensemble and solo ringer since 1992, heather has performed and taught bell workshops across North America. She has 3 solo handbell arrangements in publication and has appeared on television 3 times. heather is well known for the dancing that enhances each of her performances.

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