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Sabina Rzazade

Piano Teacher, B.Mus.

Sabina Rzazade has performed internationally and completed her degree in Piano Performance at Brandon University under Alexander Tselyakov. Sabina has competed in many international competitions and was a prize winner at the 2014 Future Stars in Azerbaijan, Baku; the 2015 Frederic Chopin Competition, in Narva, Estonia; and placed first in the 2016 Konstantin Igumnov International Competition in Lipetsk, Russia. She has performed with the Azerbaijan State Chamber Orchestra, was the winner of the 2018 Western Financial Group Tudor Bowl, and received first place in the 2019 Encore Competition for the Brandon Festival of the Arts. In November 2019 she performed with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra under Naomi Woo for the WSO Brandon Concert Series. 

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Sabina Rzazade has experience performing both nationally and internationally. She completed a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at Brandon University under Alexander Tselyakov. She began playing piano at the age of nine, and competed in many international competitions before coming to Canada for her studies. She is a laureate of numerous international competitions. She was a prize winner at the 2014 “Future Stars” in Azerbaijan, Baku, and the 2015 Frederic Chopin Competition, in Narva, Estonia and placed first in the 2016 Konstantin Igumnov International Competition in Lipetsk Russia. She performed with the Azerbaijan State Chamber Orchestra in 2014 and 2015 under Teymur Goychayev, as well as the Symphonic Orchestra of Azerbaijan in 2016 under Rauf Abdullayev and in 2017 under Fuad Ibrahimov.

Upon moving to Canada in 2017 to study under Alexander Tselyakov, Sabina participated in and took prizes at numerous competitions and festivals at the local and provincial level. She was a scholarship winner for the 2017 MRMTA competition in Manitoba. Sabina auditioned for the 2018 Virtuosi Young Artists Program and was chosen to play as the opening performer for Lara St. John and Matt Herskowitz as part of the Virtuosi Concert Series in Winnipeg. Sabina was the winner of the 2018 Western Financial Group Tudor Bowl and Encore Competition as well as the winner of the 2019 Encore Competition for the Brandon Festival of the Arts. In November 2019 she performed with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra under Naomi Woo for the WSO Brandon Concert Series. 

Teaches: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Chris Boston

Acoustic Guitar, DMA, M.Mus., B.Mus.
Classical, Blues, Rock, Pop, Funk, Flamenco

Chris Boston is a performer, educator, and author of two Guitar Method Books, with a passion for helping students of all ages learn to master the guitar. He completed his Bachelor of Music at the University of Victoria and attended the Koblenz International Guitar Academy, completing his Masters degree at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Germany. He recently received a doctorate in performance from Florida State University, where he also performed in international competitions, music festivals,  chamber groups, including a performance with the Student Orchestra. Christopher recognizes the importance of connecting with students at their skill level, and adapting his teaching style to match the student’s own unique path of development. Whether it is learning a new song, developing as an improviser, or learning about theory, Chris approaches learning in a way that keeps lessons fun and engaging for students. 

Teaches: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

David Cruz

Acoustic & Electric Guitar, M.Mus., B.Mus.
Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, Classical, Funk

David Cruz is a critically acclaimed jazz guitarist. His music has received radio play worldwide. In Canada, he can be heard on CBC’s program Saturday Night Jazz, or on Jazz FM 91. David has toured North America with the Toronto All-Star Big Band. He performs at some of Canada’s largest jazz festivals, including The Beaches Jazz Festival, and The TD Niagara Jazz Festival. David holds an MMus in Jazz Performance from McGill and a BFA in Music from York University. David is an experienced teacher who likes to keep music engaging for his students. He strives to remain flexible with the curriculum to accommodate every student’s interests. His aim is not only to teach his students to play guitar but to help them develop a lifelong love of music.

Teaches: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Abshir Miller

Acoustic & Electric Guitar, M.Mus., B.Mus.
Classical, Blues, Folk, Rock, Funk, Soul, Country, Flamenco

Abshir Miller is a Toronto based guitarist, and is appreciated for his creative interpretations, and wide variety of repertoire. He has recently received first prize at the FCMF national competition in the guitar category and has been included in CBC’s ‘Top 30 Under 30. Abshir began his guitar studies with Dr. Matthew Gould, in Sudbury, and has since completed an undergraduate degree in classical guitar performance at the University of Toronto, under Dr. Jeffrey Mcfadden, and a master’s degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under David Tanenbaum and Dr. Richard Savino. Abshir is currently pursuing doctoral studies in guitar performance at the University of Toronto.

Teaches: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Federico Pozzer

PhD., M. Mus., B. Mus.
Piano, Jazz Improvisation

Federico Pozzer is a composer, pianist and researcher specializing in jazz improvisation. He recently completed his PhD at the University of Leeds, England, under the supervision of Dr Scott McLaughlin and Dr Mic Spencer. His work has been performed at MINIMALISM Festival (London), Ostrava Days (Czech Republic), Splendor (Amsterdam), Constellation (Chicago), University of Huddersfield, and KM28 (Berlin). His recordings have been released on the label Another Timbre and broadcast on Keith F’eM, Concertzender Radio, and Radio 3. Federico recognizes the importance of connecting with students at their skill level, and adapting his teaching style to match the student’s own unique path of development. Whether it is learning new music, composing, or developing as an improviser, Federico approaches lessons in a way that keeps learning fresh and engaging for students. 

Teaches: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Brett Smith-Daniels

Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Bass. B.Mus.
Blues, Rock, Pop, Classical, Funk, Metal, Slide

Described by Matt Sorum of Guns n’ Roses as “the future of Rock N’ Roll”!

Singer-songwriter, and renowned guitarist Brett Smith-Daniels has shared the stage with music legends Mick Taylor of The Rolling Stones, Micky Moody of Whitesnake. and Randy Bachman of BTO/The Guess Who. Brett holds a BA Hons in Guitar from the BIMM Institute in London England, where he studied closely under musicians Femi Temowo (Amy Winehouse) and John Wheatcroft (Carl Palmer/Billy Cobham). Offering lessons for guitar, bass and ukulele – Brett combines traditional method techniques with a more modern, tailored approach to best meet the individual needs of each student. Brett resides in Victoria, BC.

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Described by Matt Sorum of Guns n’ Roses as “the future of Rock N’ Roll”!

Singer-songwriter, and renowned guitarist Brett Smith-Daniels has shared the stage with music legends:

Mick Taylor of The Rolling Stones

Micky Moody of Whitesnake

Randy Bachman of BTO/The Guess Who

Since first becoming active in the music industry over a decade ago, Brett has been featured on notable works like CBC’s Dragons’ Den, Johnnie Walker’s BBC Radio 2 Rock Show, and in The Independent. Performing between 220-240 gigs in an average year prior to Covid-19 as both an artist and a guitarist for festivals, weddings, corporate gatherings, and private parties, Brett has established a reputation in Canada and the U.K as a musician who knows how to deliver— in terms of both talent and reliability.  

Between 2014 and 2018 Brett resided in London, England where he quickly became a popular stand-in for prominent guitarists like Robbie McIntosh (Paul McCartney/John Mayer) and Murray Gould (The Wanted/Take That/Elton John). During his time in London he also came under the mentorship of well-known British jazz guitarist Femi Temowo (Amy Winehouse) while completing his degree at the British Irish Modern Music Institute. Brett has now cemented himself as a staple of the Canadian music scene and is based out of Vancouver Island, Canada as a working musician, producer, guitar teacher and guitarist. 

Brett is currently working on his debut LP “Disenchanted Youth”, due in early 2022, with collaborators including Dan Konopka of OK Go, and Brian Lucey (Arctic Monkeys/ The Black Keys). 

Teaches: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

David Lane

Voice Teacher, B.Mus., B.Ed.,
Jazz, Pop, Musical Theater, R&B, Broadway

David Lane holds degrees in Music Performance and Education and is a dynamic and engaging instructor with over 7 years of performing experience and 500+ Educational workshops under his belt. He tours internationally with the multi Juno-nominated Vocal Quartet “Cadence” and the New York City based group “Duwende”, and he has appeared on America’s Got Talent, performed with artists such as Bobby McFerrin and David Clayton-Thomas, opened for Jay Leno, and his two groups have garnered more than 5 million views on YouTube.

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Hailing from Red Deer, Alberta, David’s musical life began by taking piano lessons from his mother, as well as singing in an elementary school choir.  Once in middle school, he took a hiatus from piano and voice to explore saxophone and drums.  He ended up playing drums in the rhythm section of his high school choirs, at which point his love of piano and voice was reignited.  After high school, David left Western Canada to attend the School for Music Vocations in Iowa.  It was here that David developed a passion for jazz piano and voice, as well as small ensemble vocal jazz singing. David went on to complete a Bachelor of Music (First Class Honours) in Jazz performance at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, focussing on voice and piano. While at St. FX, he also sang and played shows in a variety of student-led projects, ranging from beatboxing (a natural merging of his love of voice and percussion) in a hip-hop group, to playing synthesizers and keyboards in a Funk band.  He went on to obtain a Bachelor of Music Education from Memorial University in Newfoundland, before settling in the Greater Toronto Area. He has spent the past 7 years touring the globe with his internationally recognized a cappella groups Cadence (Toronto) and Duwende (New York City), with whom he has appeared on America’s Got Talent, opened for Jay Leno, and performed with artists such as Bobby McFerrin and David Clayton-Thomas. He has also toured with the multi-grammy winning group, The Swingles. When not on the road, David enjoys keeping his fingers in many different musical pies by singing in choirs, playing keyboards in a Sci-Fi funk band, working as a singer-for-hire for touring groups, and adjudicating, teaching or workshopping choirs and school groups in the GTA.

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Kady Evanyshyn

Voice Teacher, M.Mus., B.Mus.
Classical, Musical Theater, Pop, Jazz, Opera

Canadian mezzo-soprano Kady Evanyshyn is championing the crossroads of classical opera and contemporary vocal music. She has been hailed by the New York Classical Review for her “lovely, dramatic voice”, and by Musical America for her “delectable” musical interpretations. Kady joined the Hamburg Staatsoper’s International Opera Studio at the start of the 2019/20 season, where she debuted as Glascha (Kát’a Kabanová). She has performed internationally at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Holland Park, L’Opéra Royal de Versailles, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Peter Jay Sharp Theater, and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, among others. Kady earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music from The Juilliard School, where she was granted the John Erskine prize for exceptional scholastic and artistic achievement.
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Canadian mezzo-soprano Kady Evanyshyn is championing the crossroads of classical opera and contemporary vocal music. She has been hailed by the New York Classical Review for her “lovely, dramatic voice”, and by Musical America for her “delectable” musical interpretations. Kady joined the Hamburg Staatsoper’s International Opera Studio at the start of the 2019/20 season, where she debuted as Glascha (Kát’a Kabanová). She has performed internationally at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Holland Park, L’Opéra Royal de Versailles, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Peter Jay Sharp Theater, and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, among others. Kady earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music from The Juilliard School, where she was granted the John Erskine prize for exceptional scholastic and artistic achievement.

Kady’s past seasons include a combination of music old and new, from Purcell and beyond. Past roles include: Zweite Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Sändmannchen (Hänsel und Gretel), Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Second Woman (Dido and Aeneas), Claire (Cold Mountain – West coast premiere), Frau Reich (Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor), and Annio (La clemenza di Tito). She is an alumnus of the Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, and Houston Grand Opera’s Young Artist Vocal Academy.

As an avid lover of contemporary art song, Kady most recently workshopped and performed Stefan Schäfer’s “Es war einmal” in October 2019 at the Hamburg Staatsoper. Other recent highlights include: Bach’s Ich habe genug, BWV 82 (Miller Theatre), Gervasoni’s Drei Grabschriften (world premiere), Berio’s Folk Songs (Alice Tully Hall), Druckman’s Animus II (Juilliard ChamberFest), and Edgar David Grana’s Tashi Tibet (National Opera Center). In previous seasons Kady has worked with ensembles such as the Kronos Quartet, Baroklyn, and the ÆON Music Ensemble. 

Kady is a passionate educator, having worked with many private students over the years. She has hosted master classes in London, New York, South Carolina, and her hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba. She looks forward to helping the next generation of young classical artists find their unique voice. 

Teaches: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Simon Farintosh

Guitar Teacher, M. Mus., B. Mus.

Simon Farintosh is an award-winning classical guitarist from the west coast of Canada. He earned his Bachelor of Music Degree at The University of Victoria where he studied with Dr. Alexander Dunn, acclaimed guitarist and protege to Pepe Romero. Recently, Simon completed his Master’s Degree at The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he was a student and teaching assistant to famed virtuoso Rene Izquierdo. This fall, Simon will begin his Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Toronto as a student of Dr. Jeffrey McFadden.

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Simon is an award-winning classical guitarist from the west coast of Canada. He earned his Bachelor of Music Degree at The University of Victoria where he studied with Dr. Alexander Dunn, acclaimed guitarist and protege to Pepe Romero. Recently, Simon completed his Master’s Degree at The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he was a student and teaching assistant to famed virtuoso Rene Izquierdo. This fall, Simon will begin his Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Toronto as a student of Dr. Jeffrey McFadden. Here, he plans to research and perform the extensive solo guitar output of little-known Viennese composer Ferdinand Rebay. Throughout his studies, Simon has performed in masterclasses for many luminary figures in the guitar world, including Pepe Romero, Kazuhito Yamashita, Roland Dyens, Jorge Caballero, Chen Zhi, Beijing Guitar Duo, Judicaël Perroy, Marcin Dylla, and Zoran Dukic.

Simon has garnered top awards at various competitions in Canada and the US, including 1st Prize at the 2018 Northwest Guitar Festival & Competition and 1st Prize at the 2020 Quebec International Music Competition. He is a four-time recipient of the British Columbia Arts Council Award, and has been a featured artist for events and organizations such as the VCM Summer Guitar Academy (BC), The Classical Guitar Society of Tri-Cities (WA) and Madison Classical Guitar Society (WI). Simon is a sought-after instructor, and currently teaches at the Victoria Conservatory of Music as well as the Forte School of Music in Duncan, BC.

Simon plays a 2015 Glenn Canin guitar.

Teaches: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Letizia Pent

Piano & Composition, M.Mus., B.Mus.

Letizia Pent is an Italian pianist based in Vancouver, she has played as a soloist in music festivals in Turin, Italy, and Oregon, USA, where she was a finalist in the Washington International Piano Competition.  She has studied with pianists Fabio Lutz, Aleksandar Madžar, Nikita Fitenko, Joaquin Achucarro as well as composition and improvisation with esteemed composers Giulio Castagnoli and Luigi Dominici. She received a scholarship to study piano with Pietro De Maria at the Pinerolo Music Academy, and spent an academic year in 2016 at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels with Piet Kujiken. In 2021 she earned her Master of Music in Piano Performance under the guidance of Alexander Tutunov at Southern Oregon University, and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Piano Performance at the University of British Columbia with Mark Anderson and David Fung.

Teaches: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Joel Reid

M. Mus., B. Mus. Woodwind Specialist, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Brass, Guitar, Piano, Songwriting

Joel Reid  is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, educator, and woodwind specialist based in Vancouver, BC. Joel has been teaching for over 11 years and is currently director of music at Simon Fraser Elementary School.  He was previously a music specialist at Lions Gate Montessori school,  where he spent five years working within the Montessori method of teaching. Joel recognizes the importance of connecting with students at their skill level, and adapting his teaching style to match the student’s own unique path of development. Whether it be learning a new song, developing as an improviser, or learning a new instrument, Joel approaches learning in a way that keeps lessons fun and engaging for students. 

Teaches: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Amanda Andrishak

Piano & Violin Teacher
M.Mus, B.Mus., ARCT, ACCM

Amanda is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance under the tutelage of Dr. Terence Dawson. Upon graduation from UBC, Amanda was awarded the Catherine-Cooke Topping Memorial Medal for musical excellence and creativity. Amanda also holds a Performer’s ARCT Diploma in piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music and an ACCM Diploma in violin performance from
Conservatory Canada.

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Amanda is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance (B.Mus) under the tutelage of Dr. Terence Dawson. Upon graduation from UBC, Amanda was awarded the Catherine-Cooke Topping Memorial Medal for musical excellence and creativity. Amanda also holds a Performer’s ARCT Diploma in piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music and an ACCM Diploma in violin performance from
Conservatory Canada. She has been highly successful in her competitive endeavours; accolades include the Gold Medal at the Alberta Provincial Music Festival, as well as prizes
from the Vancouver Women’s Musical Society, Canadian Music Competition, and BC Bösendorfer Piano Competition. Further abroad, Amanda has pursued studies at Austria’s famed Mozarteum Academy on a full scholarship from the Johann Strauss Foundation. Amanda is also a grateful recipient of numerous scholarships from the Anne Burrows Music Foundation, Winspear Fund for Advanced Classical Music, Ranald & Vera Shean Memorial Scholarship, and the University of British Columbia.

Performance engagements include invitations to play in the 2020-2021 concert season of the Vancouver Women’s Musical Society, Seattle International Piano Competition, UBC Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute in Whistler, as well as the BC Bösendorfer Competition winner’s gala concert in Ochsenhausen, Germany. Additionally, Amanda has performed in masterclasses for renowned pianists André Laplante, Yoheved Kaplinsky, and David Jalbert at Orford Musique in Quebec.

Currently, Amanda is an Associate Instructor of Piano at Indiana University (IU), where she teaches secondary piano to music majors. She is also pursuing a Master’s Degree in Piano at Indiana University and is studying with Belgian concert pianist Evelyne Brancart. Amanda has ten years of teaching experience and has taught students of all ages and levels, both in-person and online. She enjoys teaching a variety of Classical, jazz and popular music, and believes that a healthy balance of fun, hard work and creativity is paramount for student success at the piano.

Teaches: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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Amelia Northey-Taylor

Voice, Violin, Guitar, Songwriting, B.Mus.
Jazz, Music Theater, Pop, RnB, Folk, Indie, Bossa Nova

Amelia is an accomplished Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Bandleader and Performer. She has a background in classical violin, voice and musical theatre, and has collaborated with Skrillex, performed on tour with Ray Volpe, and recently released her first debut EP. Amelia holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice from Humber College, and performs Jazz, Musical Theatre, Pop, RnB, Folk, Indie, Bossa Nova and just about anything she can get her hands on! In 2020 Amelia won the Musician’s Association Music Family Performance Trust Fund Scholarship for outstanding creativity, and in 2021 she was awarded the Jim Differ Memorial Scholarship, nominated by Juno award winner Jocelyn Gould. 

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Amelia is an accomplished Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Bandleader and Performer. With a background in classical violin, voice and musical theatre, Amelia tried all things art until she was drawn to song writing and immediately began immersing herself in her creativity. After 3 years studying theatre at Central Memorial’s PVA program and five years with the Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede, at the age of 18 Amelia had already performed with Cirque de Soleil, Jann Arden, Dave Kelly and had a Lead Acting role at the Sunset Theatre in Wells, BC. As a recording artist, Amelia’s collaborations have been played by Skrillex in his Shanghai Boiler Room set 2016, has recorded for Ray Volpe’s 2018 tour, and recently released her first debut EP this May. As a multi-genre artist with a Bachelor of Music in Voice from Humber College 2021, Amelia sings Jazz, Musical Theatre, Pop, RnB, Folk, Indie, Bossa Nova and just about anything she can get her hands on! In 2020 Amelia won the Musician’s Association Music Family Performance Trust Fund Scholarship for outstanding creativity, strength, perseverance, and ability.  In 2021 she was presented with the Jim Differ Memorial Scholarship, nominated by teacher and Juno award winner Jocelyn Gould. Amelia has taught a variety of age groups. Her passion for teaching stems from a desire to realize her students’ goals. Amelia specializes in freeing and developing the mix voice, vocal agility, song writing, music production and performance practice while highlighting the unique aspects of each student.  Building confidence while unlocking each student’s inner voice is one of her great joys – she looks forward to working with you!

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Talya Gad

Voice, Piano, Guitar/Ukulele, Songwriting, B.Mus.

Talya Gad is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, composer, educator, and bandleader from Montreal, QC. She graduated with honours from Humber College, earning a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and Piano. She has spent 7 years studying music at a post-secondary level, and has over 10 years of performance and teaching experience. She loves finding ways to form concepts around her students’ learning habits, rather than approaching teaching with a one-size-fits-all mentality. Her teaching style is compassionate, but always with the goal of moving her students forward. She specializes in healthy technique, self-expression, ear training, theory, jazz, pop, classical piano, and instilling a passion for music in her students. Talya is bilingual and can teach in either French or English.

Teaches: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Sean Clarey

Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Bass, Voice, B.Mus.

Sean Clarey is a Toronto based Guitarist, Producer, and Multi-Instrumentalist, and has taught students of all ages and skill levels for 11 years. Sean Tours, Performs, and records regularly with ‘ART the Band’, ‘Shipley Hollow’, ‘Angles Jackson’, ‘The David Diao Quartet’, and his His Trio ‘DRONECON B’. Sean attended Humber College and has performed alongside Larnell Lewis, Luis Deniz, Ahmed Mitchell, Andrew Stewart, Christian McBride, Larry Goldings, Donny Mccaslin, Lorne Lofsky, Ted Quinlan, Robi Botos, and other notable artists.

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Sean is a Toronto based Guitarist, Producer, and Multi-Instrumentalist. Sean Tours, Performs, and records regularly with ‘ART the Band’, ‘Shipley Hollow’, ‘Angles Jackson’, ‘The David Diao Quartet’, and his His Trio ‘DRONECON B’. Sean attended Humber College and has performed alongside Larnell Lewis, Luis Deniz, Ahmed Mitchell, Andrew Stewart, Christian McBride, Larry Goldings, Donny Mccaslin, Lorne Lofsky, Ted Quinlan, Robi Botos, and other notable artists. Sean has performed at Toronto TD Jazz Festival, Newmarket Jazz Festival, RCK Pro Jazz, CMW, NXNE, Indie Music Week, and myriad other Festivals both Canadian and International. Sean began studying music formally at age 5.

Sean is the recipient of the ‘Kim Mitchell Scholarship,’Kevin Mackle Memorial Scholarship’, and the ‘Gordon and Anne Wragg Scholarship’. Ted Quinlan has described Sean’s playing as “Effortless, with great fluidity”.

Teaches: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Rebecca Everett

Voice, Violin, Songwriting, Film Composition
Pop, Jazz, R&B, Soul, Rock and Folk

Rebecca Everett is a dynamic teacher, singer, performing artist, Juno nominated songwriter, film composer, violinist and multi-instrumentalist. With over 20 years of experience performing with orchestras, various bands, theatre productions, writing for tv, & film and award winning pop and folk artists, her eclectic background provides a spectrum of styles and experience in pop, jazz, R&B, soul, rock and folk.

“My goal is to help people express and develop their personal, unique style and blend it with some structure to enhance what is already there. We are all musical and sound and story oriented at heart. I love to help kids, aspiring artists and professionals on their journey.”

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“Rebecca Everett is a proven songwriter with a unique talent to sing and deliver a performance that captivates and penetrates the heart and soul of life.” Roman Klun – Innsbruck Records (Sarah McLaughlin, Levon Helm, Ornette Coleman)

Rebecca Everett is a dynamic teacher, singer, performing artist, Juno nominated songwriter, film composer, violinist and multi-instrumentalist.

With over 20 years of experience performing with orchestras, various bands, theatre productions, writing for tv, & film and award winning pop and folk artists, her eclectic background provides a spectrum of styles and experience in pop, jazz, R&B, soul, rock and folk.

She was signed in Toronto as a singer and songwriter with OLE.  Rebecca collaborated with many writers and recorded and performed in Canada, Nashville, LA, NY, Europe, Japan and the middle east.  Her songs have been on JUNO nominated records (Shiloh, Jimmy Rankin) and been on many TV shows such as Katy Keene, Degrassi: Lost Girl, CH Live, CBC, Next Star.

“My goal is to help people express and develop their personal, unique style and blend it with some structure to enhance what is already there. We are all musical and sound and story oriented at heart. I love to help kids, aspiring artists and professionals on their journey”

 

Teaches: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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Dr. Jelena Cingara

Piano Teacher
DMA., M.Mus., B.Mus., ARCT

Jelena is a pedagogue with over twenty years of experience teaching students of all ages and skill levels. She has prepared students for Royal Conservatory of Music exams, as well as recitals and competitions. Jelena’s students have achieved top marks on their RCM exams, and have won competitions in Canada and abroad. Jelena is a winner of the American Protege Competition in chamber music, and made her debut in Carnegie Hall in May 2019.

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Dr. Jelena holds a Doctorate in Piano Performance from the University of Utah, School of Music, and is currently based in both Toronto and New York City. She is an active performer and artist in the USA, Canada, and European countries where she has performed in Italy, France, and the Czhech Republic. She has performed in concert venues such as Libby Gardner, Dumke, Abravanel Hall, and Kenley Amphitheatre in Utah, as well as the Arts and Letters Club, Walter Hall, and Ettore Mazzoleni Halls in Toronto. She has played in masterclasses for Nicholas Angelich (Virginia Classics), Rebecca Penneys (Eastman School of Music), Dr. Joel Hastings (Florida State University), Steven Doane (Eastman School of Music) and many more. As a soloist, collaborative pianist, and chamber musician, she has played recitals in Italy, France, Serbia, USA, and Canada. She has also performed in masterclasses for renown quartets such as The Bennewitz, Faure, Doric, as well as Philip Seltzer from the Emerson Quartet.

Dr. Jelena is a pedagogue with over twenty years of experience teaching students of all ages and skill levels. She has prepared students for Royal Conservatory of Music exams, as well as recitals and competitions. Jelena’s students have achieved top marks on their RCM exams, and have won competitions in Canada and abroad. Her students also have the option to take lessons in a more casual fun class.

Jelena is a prize winner in festivals such as Kiwanis, Peel, and Davenport in Toronto, as well as third prize winner in small ensemble/piano concerto competition at The University of Toledo. Jelena is a winner of the American Protege Competition (2nd prize) in chamber music, and made her debut in Carnegie Hall in May 2019. She is a recipient of numerous scholarships/assistanships, and received various travel grants from the office of the Dean. Toronto events included performances in Gallery 345, and La Balie, France, Heliconian Hall, as well as Dunbarton-Fairport United Church in Pickering.

Dr. Jelena’s CD ‘Marko Tajcevic Seven Balkan Dances/Josip Slavenski Piano Sonata Op.4’ is now available on CDBaby, iTunes,  Amazon, Waterloo Records, Spotify, Geezer, and other outlets. 

Teaches: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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At Piano Time Music Studio we believe students learn faster and with better results when they are exposed to a variety of approaches, have the opportunity to acquire collaborative skills, and engage in peer level learning.

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