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Jacob Foan

Voice, Piano, Songwriting, M.Mus., B.Mus.
Pop, RnB, Soul, Rock, Jazz, Country, Indie

Jacob Foan is an award-winning Singer, Songwriter, Pianist and Producer – originally from the UK – and currently based in Vancouver. Jacob has a Masters from Goldsmith’s University, London. He has toured the UK and Europe, performed live on the BBC multiple times, and won a US Reality TV Show. He also wrote, produced and starred in his own Musical Film called ‘Don’t Let Go’, which included his signature song I Hate That I Love You. Walter Afanasieff (the writer/producer behind Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You, Hero and Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On) said in a recent interview with Jacob: “You can hear the passion and compassion in Jacob’s haunting voice. By far the most genius thing I’ve heard in many, many years.”
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Jacob Foan is an award-winning Singer/Songwriter/Pianist and Producer – originally from the UK – and currently based in Vancouver. Jacob has a Masters from Goldsmith’s University, London. He has toured the UK and Europe, performed live on the BBC multiple times, and won a US Reality TV Show. He also wrote, produced and starred in his own Musical Film called ‘Don’t Let Go’, which included his signature song “I Hate That I Love You”. Walter Afanasieff (the writer/producer behind Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You, Hero and Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On) said in a recent interview with Jacob: “You can hear the passion and compassion in Jacob’s haunting voice. By far the most genius thing I’ve heard in many, many years.
Jacob is available for online teaching in Vocals, Songwriting, Piano and Performance. As a singer, Jacob studied with Gillyanne Kayes (world-renowned teacher on The Voice and X Factor). His philosophy of voice teaching is based in scientific research and the Jo Estill method, while also being mindful to bring the best out of each unique voice in telling an emotional story. As a pianist Jacob studied all Associated Board Classical and Jazz examinations by the age of 16, and even toured with a Big Band and on Cruise ships in his early career. Jacob has also conducted Songwriting workshops in Vancouver and has a Professional Diploma in Songwriting from the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, London.
Tom Robinson, from BBC Introducing, recently said “If music is the process by which we encode experience in order to share it with others – then Jacob Foan is a very fine artist indeed.”

Teaches: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Maria Fedyushina

Piano Teacher, BMus.

Maria Fedyushina is a pianist and teacher from Vancouver. She completed her Bachelor of Music Performance and certifications in Piano Pedagogy, Ethnomusicology, and Music Therapy at the University of Toronto, studying under Marietta Orlov and Megan Chang. Maria was a finalist in the Canadian Music Festival and Ontario Music Festival, and has performed at the Orpheum Theater in Vancouver and Carnegie Hall in New York city. Maria actively performs in festivals and masterclasses, she has collaborated in Hamilton Conservatory’s Vocal Masterclass taught by Adrianne Pieczonka and Robert Kortgaard, and participated in Masterclasses by Ingolf Wunder and Krzysztof Jablonski. Maria will begin her Masters Degree in Piano Performance this fall at McGill University in Montreal, studying with renown concert pianist Marina Mdivani.

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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

Chris Soong

Piano Teacher, BMus, MMus, GDP 
Classical Performance

Toronto native Chris Soong completed both his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in
Piano Performance at the University of Toronto, studying with Professors Boris
Lysenko and the late Marietta Orlov. He recently completed his Graduate Diploma in
Performance Degree, specializing in Collaborative Piano at McGill University, studying under the tutelage of Professor Kyoko Hashimoto. Chris actively participates in international summer festivals such as the Orford Arts Academy (Canada), Texas State International Piano Festival (USA), Adamant Music School (USA), Gijon International Summer Festival (Spain), Bowdoin International Music Festival (USA) and The International Holland Music Sessions (Netherlands) and the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity (Canada). Chris will begin his doctoral studies (DMus) in Collaborative Piano at McGill University in the fall, studying with Professor Kyoko Hashimoto.

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Toronto native Chris Soong began his piano studies at the age of  five with 
Professor Nancy Hou and received his ARCT in Piano Performance with Honours in 
2009. Chris completed both his Bachelor (16’) and Master of Music (18’) degrees in 
Piano Performance at the University of Toronto, having studied with Professors Boris 
Lysenko and the late Marietta Orlov. He recently completed his Graduate Diploma in 
Performance Degree, specializing in Collaborative Piano at McGill University, studying 
under the tutelage of Professor Kyoko Hashimoto. 
 
Chris actively participates in international summer festivals such as the Orford 
Arts Academy (Canada), Texas State International Piano Festival (USA), Adamant Music 
School (USA), Gijon International Summer Festival (Spain), Bowdoin International 
Music Festival (USA) and The International Holland Music Sessions (Netherlands) and 
the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity (Canada).  He has had the privilege of working 
with renowned faculty such as Anton Nel, John O’Conor, Menahem Pressler, Boris 
Berman, Robert McDonald, Ronan O’Hora, Julian Martin, Yong Hi Moon, Logan 
Skelton, to name a few.  
 
Chris will begin his doctoral studies (DMus) in Collaborative Piano at McGill 
University in the fall, studying with Professor Kyoko Hashimoto.  

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Tatinana Stanishich

Voice, Piano, Songwriting, M.Mus., B.Mus.
Classical, Pop, Music Theater, RnB, Soul, Rock, Folk

Tatiana Stanishich is currently pursuing her Master of Music in Voice at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria. She holds a Master of Music in Opera from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Music with Distinction in Voice Performance from the University of Alberta. Tatiana also studied at the International Summer Academy of Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria on a full scholarship in summer 2017. She is a recipient of the Music Individual Grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Johann Strauss Foundation Award, Winspear Fund Scholarship for Advanced Classical Music, Vienna Opera Ball Society Scholarship and many more. Her recent credits include the role of Siegrune in Wagner’s Die Walküre at Oper Graz, Austria, Sandrina in Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera, Countess in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Hanna Glawari in Lehár’s Merry Widow, Anna Maurrant in Weill’s The Street Scene, Diana Devereux in Gershwin’s Of Thee I Sing, and Lady Billows in Britten’s Albert Herring. Tatiana also plays various instruments and has sung a variety of genres, such as folk, pop, musical theatre, opera, operetta and rock at numerous festivals, events and ensembles.

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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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. 

Teaches: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Natalia Jordan

Voice, Guitar, Piano, Songwriting, B.Mus.
Music Theater, Classical, Pop, RnB, Folk, Indie

Natalia Jordan is a singer, songwriter, and music producer from Toronto, specializing in classical vocal performance, guitar, and piano. She completed her undergraduate from the University of Ottawa where she worked with several world renown teachers including Allyson McHardy, Christiane Riel, and Sandra Grahamand. She is currently working towards her Master Degree in voice from he University of Toronto. Natalia aspires to create a space where her students feel safe, heard and ultimately can grow as an artist and person. Lessons are focused on creating a foundation of healthy singing which allows freedom in the voice for honest and powerful storytelling. Her teaching style is compassionate but always with the aim of moving her students forward to reach their goals. 

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

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

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

Online Private & Group Lessons

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

Online Private & Group Lessons

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