Teacher Highlight

Violin

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Amanda Yee

Born in Ottawa, Amanda has been studying classical violin since the age of 3 and has always had a passion for music. Her teaching style focuses on creating a friendly, patient and enjoyable environment while developing a solid, technical foundation. She has been trained under members of the National Art Center Orchestra and has participated in the Kiwanis Music Festival, Canada MusicFest and the Young String Performers Foundation. Amanda is currently attending her last year at Canterbury High School where she spent the last 4 years developing skills in both advanced music theory and music performance. She enjoys teaching classical violin and music theory to all ages at all levels.

Piano

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Crystalena Paquette

Piano | Vocal

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Laura Gagnon

Laura Gagnon is a Canadian musician. Born in Strathroy, she grew up in London, Ontario. An accomplished songwriter and musician, she also possesses a five-octave vocal range and is considered a mezzo-soprano.

Piano | Violin

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Neve Sugars-Keen

Neve is currently in her 2nd year at Carleton University studying Humanities and Biology, and has been playing classical violin, fiddle and piano for over 13 years. She also enjoys music theory.

Guitar

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Sundar Subramanian

Sundar has played guitar for close to 30 years and has taught music technology (recording/production), music theory, and music history at the university level for ten years.

Clarinet

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Ross Davison

Ross began his musical life as a saxophonist, and quickly added Highland Bagpipes, Uilleann Bagpipes, and Tin Whistle to his arsenal of instruments

Lower Brass | Piano

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James Arif

His musical experience ranges from solo busking to large romantic orchestras and everything in between with particular focus on musical theatre

Piano

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Amanda Lin

Amanda is a classically-trained pianist and studied under Eileen Chang for 12 years

Piano

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Eileen Chang

Eileen got her Bachelors of Music in piano performance from the University of Saskatchewan. She has been teaching piano for 20 years, her students ranging in age from 6 and up. (5 year olds may work, a discussion before the first lesson is recommended.

Piano

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Mandy Kuang

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.

Piano

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Anthony Kubelka

Anthony has been playing the piano for the last 15 years, and is about to finish a Honours Bachelor of Music degree from Carleton University. He is happy to teach piano at all levels, and has also performs across the city. He is very passionate about Jazz and can teach Classical, Pop and various other genres!

Flute | Saxophone

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Zeek Gross

Where do we start with Zeek? A Saxophone and Flute player, with a Bachelor of Music at Concordia University in Montreal. Zeek has played with some of the biggest names in music, local legend Tony D, Gatemouth Brown, The Boogiemen, Nolan Porter and Patrice Zappa and Boule Noir. He played for the former notorious 515 club band. Zeek is currently a full time professional musician, he currently plays with Mark Nyvlt, The Occasional Angels, The Maclovins, and is also an On-call Musician. He plays many different genres of music, everything from classical, blues, rock, Jazz and many more.

Bass | Piano | Trumpet | Director

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Kelly Craig

A highly qualified Trumpet and electric Bass teacher. He also teaches beginner drums and piano. Having studied at The University of Regina, he completed a degree in Musical education, also completing both a music degree and Sonic Design Diploma at Carleton University and a Masters of Music Education at McGill University. Kelly has played with some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The Funk Brothers, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Bo Diddley, Dan Akroyd, Members of Ike and Tina Turner and Frank Zappa’s band, Otis Clay, etc… The list goes on! Kelly uses a number of unique techniques and concepts to help his students master theory and technique behind the instrument. He prides himself on passing knowledge onto his students and seeing their joy for music come to fruition.

Banjo | Bass | Guitar | Ukelele

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Ken Kanwisher

He has played with many well known musicians and bands, with the likes of Charlie Major, with whom he opened for ZZ Top, The Sugarsticks, Jim Cochrane

Piano | Trumpet | Vocal

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Andrew Knox

Andrew Knox is a well-rounded Trumpeter and Keyboardist based in Ottawa, Ontario. From an early age, Andrew has gained a great knowledge in different genres including Classical, Jazz, Funk, Rock, Folk, R&B, and Hip-Hop.

Piano

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Tim Gallop

Tim has been involved with music most of his life and began his first formal training on Accordian and spent many happy hours jamming with his dad; his first musical mentor. After switching over to piano he began experimenting with songwriting and developing his singing voice.

Piano

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Michael Darling

Michael Darling instills a love of music in new students, bringing warmth, humour, and liveliness to lessons. Always eager to lend a hand, Michael teaches with a calm, patient and friendly tone.

Guitar | Saxophone | Ukelele

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Rey Côté

Rey has been involved in various aspects of music most of his life. He has been teaching professionally for 30 years, bringing joy and enthusiasm to all ages.

Drum

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Connor Peacock

Connor always seemed to be ‘smashing’ and making beats. 15 years of drumming later, Connor is an active drummer and teacher around Ottawa

Bass | Guitar | Piano | Ukelele

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Kurt Walther

A famous musician around town, Kurt has been playing and teaching for more than 30 years. Educated at Humber College in music and took lessons at The University of Ottawa and Carleton University.

Banjo

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Paul Hornbeck

He has been a member of such groups as Sweet Evening Breeze, J.P. Ringwort, The Yellow Snow Stringband, and others too fleeting or feckless to mention.

Violin

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Amanda Yee

Banjo

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Kelly

Kelly is well known and respected musician in Ottawa and internationally. His passion for music education is only matched by his love of good music.

Banjo

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Tim

Tim is a a great piano teacher with passion for music like no other. Call now to get started on your piano lessons with Tim

Born in Ottawa, Amanda has been studying classical violin since the age of 3 and has always had a passion for music. Her teaching style focuses on creating a friendly, patient and enjoyable environment while developing a solid, technical foundation. She has been trained under members of the National Art Center Orchestra and has participated in the Kiwanis Music Festival, Canada MusicFest and the Young String Performers Foundation. Amanda is currently attending her last year at Canterbury High School where she spent the last 4 years developing skills in both advanced music theory and music performance. She enjoys teaching classical violin and music theory to all ages at all levels.