About

Let's Play It By Ear Podcast

We met in the third year of our undergraduate degrees and have been best friends ever since. Our podcast is for anyone who is interested in discovering more about the classical music sphere and isn't afraid of intimate, involved anecdotes.

Come join us as we share our stories and experiences, spanning our music student days to being immersed in the world as professional musicians.

Carrie To-Ndung'u

A freelance orchestral bassoonist, Carrie is an extra-musician with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and also plays with the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Postmodern Camerata, and has played with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Kamloops Symphony. She teaches bassoon and piano, offering in-person or online lessons, and welcomes learners of all ages and levels. Passionate about connecting with people in more ways than one, Carrie also works in communications and marketing at the Vancouver Academy of Music.

Carrie is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, Royal College of Music (London, UK), and Purdue University.

Joanna Soh

Partnered with the Flute Center of New York, Joanna creates livestreams and videos of flute reviews for her YouTube channel, JustAnotherFlutist, of over 45,000 subscribers. She livestreams every practice session she has had since early 2019 on Twitch and enjoys teaching the flute privately to an online studio of students from around the world. Most of all, Joanna loves connecting with other musicians, no matter their skill level, and creating communities that foster a safe environment for thoughtful musical dialogues and discussions.

Joanna holds a master's degree in flute performance from San Francisco State University and previously graduated with a bachelor of music in flute performance from the University of British Columbia, where she met her best friend Carrie.