Langley (Walnut Grove) lessons may be taken in-person or online.
Lesson Fees: Billed monthly in advance based on the number of lessons scheduled in that month. There is no GST or tax on music lessons. You may self cancel at any time without penalty by clicking "cancel" in your account before the next upcoming monthly billing date. Unused lessons are non refundable.
Alexandra, or Miss Alex, is an enthusiastic and passionate music instructor that is able to teach piano, voice, and clarinet. She received her Bachelor's of Music in Piano Performance at the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she represented the school of music's grand opening of the Roxana Rozsa and Robert Eugene Lorton Performance Center on the local news station News on 6 in the fall of 2011. In 2015 she completed her Master of Arts in Music and Culture at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. A firm believer in a good pun, Alexandra uses humour in the studio and a "we" mentality to help students reach their full potential while creating an environment of approach-ability and safety. She also has experience working with students who have disabilities and looks forward exploring a new musical chapter with you!
Joanne has been teaching piano and theory for 30 years and enjoys working with students of all ages. She has been classically trained, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance from Trinity Western University and her MMus from Western Washington.
Joanne’s goal for her students is to teach them the discipline of learning music and hopefully instilling in them a love for the process, so they can enjoy the art of making music for a lifetime. She uses games and music apps with her younger students to enhance their learning experience and engages with the older students by encouraging them to explore music that interests them, as well as preparing them for RCM exams.
Joanne is renowned in the Vancouver area as a top accompanist and she enjoys working with students in that role, playing for them in recitals, exams, festivals and master classes. In addition to teaching, Joanne plays for ballet exams, opera performances and performs at the Pan Pacific in Vancouver for their Opera Buffet.
Piano (ages 5+), Violin (ages 5+), Viola (ages 9+)Maxwell N
Maxwell Ngai (A.V.C.M., B.Mus) has been a professional violinist and teacher for over 25 years, performing throughout Canada, U.S.A. and Europe. He studied at the St. Louis Conservatory, and Indiana University, specializing in Baroque violin and pedagogy, specializing in teaching young children. He has done Suzuki teacher training with Sanford Reuning, William Starr, and Rosalind O’Keefe. Maxwell taught at the Capilano University Continuing Education Suzuki program for 8 years. He enjoys teaching violin and piano to students of all ages. Currently he is the first violinist of the Arietta String Quartet.
Piano (ages 5+), Voice (ages 8+), Saxophone, Clarinet (ages 9+), Trombone (ages 9+), Tuba (ages 9+)Rob W
Rob is a versatile musician with a diverse and thorough education. After completing his Master’s degree in Choral Conducting (University of Manitoba), Rob has established himself as a professional singer and expressive conductor. He teaches a wide variety of vocal styles. He is an active performer with the Vancouver Bach Choir and sang professionally with Polycoro. Throughout his degrees, Rob has also developed proficiency in many instruments including piano, low brass, and saxophone.
An adaptive and personable educator, Rob caters his lessons to the individual passions of each student. Whether a student is interested in jazz, classical, worship arts, or anything in between, Rob strives to guide them towards expressive, inspired art.
Piano (ages 5+), Guitar (ages 8+), Drums (ages 8+)Tyler D
Tyler is a music educator, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in music from Trinity Western University where he studied composition with Dr. David Squires. As a teacher he specializes in piano, guitar, drums, and theory. He has a passion for helping children discover a love for music through interactive lessons that focus on a combination of technique and song-based teaching with the goal of helping the student to create their own musical ideas for self-expression.
Piano (ages 5+), Guitar (ages 8+), Drums (ages 8+)Colin S
Colin is an accomplished musician with a Bachelor of Music from VCC. He has performed with many prestigious musicians, including three-time Juno nominee Francois Houle, John Korsrud, Bryan Deans and the Plastic Acid Orchestra, and multiple Juno winner Hugh Fraser. His enthusiasm always enables students to achieve their full potential, and he encourages them through musical games and exercises, so that they learn to appreciate and enjoy music as an intrinsically rewarding activity. Colin is a virtuoso bass player, as well as an accomplished guitarist, arranger, and composer. He has played at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, toured Western Canada, and played many large outdoor festivals, both as a soloist, and as a freelance bassist.
Alyssa is a classically trained flautist and beginner piano educator who desires to create a fun, safe, and inspiring place for students of all ages to grow and develop their musical potential, whether they are a beginner pianist, preparing for exams and auditions in flute, or wishing to learn more about the instrument for their own enjoyment.
Alyssa is completing her Bachelors in Flute Performance at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She has won multiple awards at the Richmond Music Festival, the Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival, the Kiwanis Festival, and the Provincials held in Victoria.
Bringing her individualized approach and passion for music to each student, Alyssa enjoys helping aspiring musicians find their own unique sound, musicality, and expression while building a solid foundation in technique and control.
Piano (ages 5+), Guitar (ages 8+), Drums (ages 8+)Anthony R
Anthony is a kind music teacher who loves teaching students to explore and develop their musical talents in piano, guitar, and drums. After spending over a decade teaching, Anthony knows what truly drives musical growth, joyfully sharing a song - and it's not endless hours grinding away in the practice room. It's how well you connect with the music inside you, and the beating hearts of those listening. That said, regular practice is essential, along with appropriate homework assignments :) Anthony studied classical guitar and piano at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. . He looks forward to helping you or your child succeed in music.
Bart teaches violin, viola and piano. He graduated from the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, Belgium and performed professionally as an orchestra musician in Europe.
Bart has been teaching for more than 20 years and will show you how to make a rich sound and learn pieces from many different styles.
You will soon love to practice and play music for your friends, family and your audience. In addition to English Bart can conduct your lessons in French, German and Dutch.
Blake first studied classical guitar, but as a young teenager discovered the electric guitar. Influenced by Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Gilbert, Steve Vai and John Petrucci, Blake is one of the Vancouver guitar community’s most respected shred/rock guitarists.
Although a lifelong rocker at heart, Blake later revisited his roots as a classical guitar player, studying at Douglas College with Michael Strutt. He expanded his musical horizons at Capilano College, where he studied jazz. Still, rock/metal remains his passion.
Blake’s extensive teaching experience and musical knowledge has made him popular with ambitious students, while his easygoing personality appeals to beginners. He is equally at home teaching blistering shred solos or the latest meme song. Above all, Blake’s goal is to help facilitate a lifelong enjoyment of music.
Blake is often seen playing around Vancouver with his progressive rock band OmnisighT.
Catherine has been teaching students of all ages for over 15 years. Catherine started studying piano at age 4, with a focus on classical music. Although classical music is her favourite, Catherine teaches a variety of musical styles. Catherine goals is to build her students’ confidence and encourage a love of music.
Catherine holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Post Undergraduate Diploma and the Kelly Kirby Teacher Certificate for Young Beginners.
Piano (ages 5+), Guitar (ages 8+), Drums (ages 8+)Chris R
Chris has been performing and teaching music professionally since 1998. He started out playing rock, blues and metal before taking classical performance at York University and later studying composition, theory and jazz at Grant MacEwan University. Chris has performed live with Oscar Peterson, recorded and performed with world renowned bluegrass artist John Reischman (Tony Rice), and worked in the CBC studios as a session musician. He is an expert in many genres including rock, blues, metal, classical, jazz, prog, funk, country, folk, bluegrass, world, and finger picking. He teaches guitar, bass guitar, piano, drums and ukulele.
Crystal is an enthusiastic flute and piano teacher who loves to have fun with her students. She holds a Bachelors Degree from Western University and has taught for 21 years. She also has a certificate in piano technology. This training has equipped her with piano tuning skills and a specialization which helps student improve their ear playing abilities. She trained with university professors in Korea from the time she was a child. She has won numerous contests in both piano and flute. Crystal is a great match for all ages. She excels at helping adults who want to learn with their children. She is an excellent guide for band students, RCM exams or university entrance for flute. Crystal looks forward to helping you reach your musical goals.
She can teach in Korean as well.
Saxophone, Clarinet (ages 9+), Trumpet (ages 9+), French Horn (ages 9+), Trombone (ages 9+), Tuba (ages 9+)Dean S
Dean is a highly sought-after musician and educator, firstly for his skill as a master trumpet player, and secondly as a teacher of all brass instruments, as well as saxophone and clarinet. He is experienced in a diverse number of musical styles and is known for his ability to ground his students in a solid technical base. He communicates effectively with all age groups and is at ease running an efficient, yet fair rehearsal environment. Dean has played for many ensembles and theatres throughout Canada, the United States and Hungary. He began his training with Pacific Blue Drum and Bugle Corps (Surrey, BC), touring Canada and the United States regularly as soprano trumpet, playing competitions and concerts.
As a solo performer, Dean is known for having a strong, pure tone and an exceptionally broad range – a trait necessary for big band lead playing. He is also known as a proficient piccolo trumpet player and is a lover of baroque and classical music. While doing his undergraduate work at Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA) Dean toured Hungary as a trumpet soloist and ensemble member of their Collegium Musicum, playing works by Bach, Scarlatti, and Michael Haydn.
Dean is an avid canoeist, and lover of the outdoors. He also has a great interest in nutrition and its relation to overall health. He lives with his wife, his son and his unusually large and yellow Labrador retriever, Hunter.
Elena was born in Athens, Greece and has studied music at some of the most prestigious schools in Canada. She graduated with an Honors Music Education degree at Wilfrid Laurier University and studied with the Penderecki Quarter from Poland for 4 years, finishing her degree at Dalhousie University.
She’s been teaching violin and piano for 30 years, She enjoys teaching very much and always looks forward to seeing and teaching her students. In addition to English, she can also teach lessons in Greek. Her student ages have varied from age 3 to 82 Years old and she loves students of all ages. Never too old to learn she says!
She’s been concert mistress in multiple orchestras throughout Canada and the US, including playing for Bramwell Tovey, Wayne Gretzky and the late John Candy.
Jasmine is an energetic, easy-going piano and voice teacher who enjoys having fun with her students. She has her Grade 10 piano RCM, as Orff levels 1 and 2. She holds a Bachelor of Music (secondary education) and a Bachelor of Education from UBC, a graduate diploma in Elementary Music education from SFU, and is currently working on her Masters of Education in Arts Education at SFU. When Jasmine is not at the School of Music and Dance she can be found teaching music at an independent school in the lower mainland, where she teaches students of all ages (K-8) everything from band, choir, recorders, to guitars, percussion, and hand chimes. She loves to learn new things, and currently learning how to play violin and cello in her spare time. While trained classically, Jasmine also enjoys teaching by ear, using chords in a jazz and rock style. She is comfortable teaching most styles on the piano, and using pop, jazz, or musical theatre music in voice.
Piano (ages 5+), Violin (ages 5+), Viola (ages 9+)Jeffery H
Jeffery completed his Bachelor of Music in Viola performance under the guidance of Neil Miskey and David Harding at University of British Columbia; Master of Music in Viola Performance with Steven Dann at McGill University. Additionally, he has his ARCT Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music, and has won numerous awards from festivals and competitions, including a medallion for outstanding Performance in Piano at the Kiwanis Fraser Valley International Music Festival.
Jeffery is experienced as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. In 2015 and 2019, he has toured with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada (NYOC), performing chamber music and orchestral concerts across Canada and Europe. Additionally during the Spain tour in 2019, he has held leadership positions as a principle violist and assistant principle violist. In 2015 and 2018, his string trio and quartet were selected as a finalist to perform in the Friends of Chamber Music Competition concerts.
Jeffery is fluent in both English and Mandarin and has been teaching piano, violin, viola, and music theory for several years. Not only he is passionate about teaching music, but also he is very eager to share his knowledge with his students.
Piano (ages 5+), Voice (ages 8+), Guitar (ages 8+)Joe D
Joe started playing music in elementary school with his introduction to the ukulele, violin and choir. In high school he started performing with the symphonic and jazz bands and got to learn a handful of instruments including: percussion, saxophone, clarinet, and guitar. It was his love of singing that led to many vocal lessons and performances and ultimately led him into the York University music program.
With his bachelor of music in hand Joe set off to write and play in many rock and pop groups. His love of singing led to many opportunities in musical theatre as well.
Joe brings his varied background of performing, writing and acting to his teaching studio.
He is happy to help young singers find their voice in a variety of genres from metal to pop to theatre. He also enjoys teaching guitar, bass guitar, ukulele and piano to those students wanting to learn the fundamentals of music in a fun way.
John is dedicated to providing inspired drum lessons for students of all ages. With over 20 years experience as a drum teacher and extensive formal percussion training, John offers a supportive, friendly and versatile approach to teaching drums to suit each student’s musical interests and goals. Learn correct technique, to read sheet music and to count and subdivide. Learn to play your favorite songs and discover the many styles of drumming from around the world. John's ultimate goal as an educator is to instill lifelong learning and to give people a way to express themselves that words alone cannot.
Kiyoko has a love for teaching, passing on her passion for music to her students in a way that motivates them. She tailors their lessons to meet their needs and goals.
She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in music education and classical music, which included extensive studies in piano pedagogy.
Kiyoko has taught private piano lessons for over 10 years to both children and adults. Her students have taken Royal Conservatory of Music exams and some of them receive excellent results such as First-Class Honours with Distinction (90-100 %), First Class Honours (80-89%).
She still enjoys practicing piano and challenges herself to perform a various genre of music such as pop, jazz, and blues. She also likes to use IT and Audio CD’s as a tool of fun activities in the class.
She can teach music in Japanese as well.
Piano (ages 5+), Saxophone, Clarinet (ages 9+)Krystal M
Vancouver clarinetist Krystal Morrison serves as the second clarinet with the Vancouver Island Symphony, and is a graduate of McGill's Schulich School of Music and the University of Ottawa. Holding Master’s degrees in both Performance and Musicology, Krystal's teaching style blends practise and theory, both in the studio and the classroom. She began her musical career with the Canadian military, making her debut on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill as a musician in the daily changing of the guard ceremony. Since then she has had the opportunity to play for a wide variety of ensembles across North America and Europe. An enthusiastic teacher, Krystal has taught at music schools throughout Canada, from conservatories to Cadet Camps. Also a certified Alexander Technique teacher, Krystal has worked with musicians, actors and dancers to help them find ease in movement and bring new energy to their craft. Krystal teaches lessons on clarinet, saxophone and piano.
As an International Opera/ Musical Theatre performer Megan has over 20 years of experience in the music industry. As a Music Teacher she has had 15 years experience with Voice, Introductory Piano and Music Theory. Megan received a Bachelors of Music from the University of Victoria in 2000 with an emphasis in Opera Performance. Megan has sung with Austrian Opera companies, sang the leading role Mimi in La Boheme as well as Cinderella in Into the Woods and performed throughout North America as a concert performer. Megan uses solid vocal technique to teach her students how to sing without harming their voices in all styles of music. Megan tailors each lesson to fit the individual and encourages them to grow, improve, uncover and empower the artist within. In piano Megan has experience teaching preschoolers and primary ages and enjoys finding new and creative ways to engage younger children in their music education. When not singing or teaching, Megan can be found canoeing and exploring nature with her husband and three young boys.
Mei is from Malaysia and has a vast teaching experience. She completed the graded Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (UK) piano syllabus in her native country and found a passion in teaching. She went on to obtain her Licentiate from the Trinity College of London with Valerie Ross. At the same time as she was studying for her degree she started teaching in music schools and privately in homes. Her musical experience has included playing for church worship groups and playing as an accompanist . In addition to Malaysia, she has lived and taught piano in Singapore, Windsor and Vancouver.
She caters to her student's needs and treats each student with care and respect. Her students have excelled in their ABRSM, RCM exams and Kiwanis Music Festivals.
She hopes to be an inspiration to all her students in their musical journey.
Miss Noelle is currently completing her Bachelor of Music degree in violin at UBC studying under Professor David Gillham. Spending her entire childhood dedicated to violin, piano, and harp, she has a passion for helping children discover a love and interest for the exciting wonders of music. She believes that each student is unique and adjusts her teaching style accordingly. She has her ARCT in harp performance along with her RCM Grade 10 in piano and violin. She has studied with Professor Taras Gabora, Martina Smazal, Elizabeth Volpe Bligh (harp), and Ann Shih taking from each of them unique perspectives on technique and performance. Throughout her career she has also participated in masterclasses from which she has had the opportunity to learn from Judy Loman, Sasha Boldachev, and Ann Yeung. Some of her accomplishments include performing in the opening Gala of the World Harp Congress in 2011, winning the VYSO’s concerto competition for violin in 2012, and travelling to Italy for the Caselmaggiore Music Festival where she performed in several concerts as a soloist and chamber musician. She looks forwards to taking her experiences and passing them on to her students.
Ony is a Canadian singer, songwriter. She was born in Moncton, New Brunswick into a musical household -- Ony grew up listening to country music and her mother was a big fan of R&B artists like Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, who have greatly influenced her music. Later on she studied in a professional Jazz music program in Montreal. She sang back vocals for Canadian soul singer and actress Michelle Sweeney, who performed with Celine Dion and Renee Lee. Ony was also a back vocalist for Akon’s hitlab. In 2010, she went on tour as a back vocalist for Bobby Bazini’s “Better in Time” tour who opened for Hedley and Our Lady Peace. She co-directed a youth choir Voices of Imani, which was the first Canadian choir to perform on BET’s Dr Bobby Jones Gospel special, alongside Gospel singers Kim Burell and Tye Tribbett. She teaches piano and voice with the goal to build confidence in your craft. Whether you are a beginner or looking for more advanced skills, Ony is trained in most styles of music and is capable of bringing your talent to the next level.
Piano (ages 5+), Violin (ages 5+), Flute (ages 9+)Sarah C
Sarah loved music from an early age and began to learn the recorder aged 3 in England, where she grew up. She played in various bands and orchestras, often with leading positions throughout grades 1-12 and gained grade VIII (equivalent RCM level 10) in both the flute and violin. Aged 16, she attended the world renowned Chetham’s School of Music for 2 years and was awarded a piano diploma (equivalent ARCM) with the London College of Music, before studying for her BMus Honours degree at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Whilst studying at the Guildhall, she began teaching in her spare time and found that she loved it! Upon graduating in 2009, she pursued her career as a music teacher and has never looked back. Sarah tailors lessons to student’s strengths and personal goals, whilst ensuring that students meet attainment goals for their age and experience. Sarah herself gets bored easily (!) so tries to make lessons as varied as possible, using interactive games, backing tracks and making sure that the turnaround on pieces isn’t too long.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Music Performance degree and several certificates in vocal performance. Additionally, Sarah is certified as a Singing Voice Specialist (a Vocologist), a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, certified in tutoring and teaching ESL, and level 1 of both Kodaly and Orff music teaching for children.
Sarah has been a recipient of the Barbara Eves-Motomochi Memorial fund from the Vancouver Opera Guild. She has been a finalist with Jeunes Ambassadeur Lyrique, was a finalist in the Spoleto/Vancouver voice competition, is an alumnus of the Vancouver Opera in the School Touring Ensemble, and has been a chorister for several years with the Vancouver Opera.
Sarah is a member of the Canadian Actor’ Equity, a member of the National Association of Teacher of Singing (NATS), a member of Speech and Audiology Canada, and she is also a member of the British Columbia Registered Music Teachers Association. In addition to her performance background, Sarah is also certified in multimedia web design and is currently finishing her requirements for a diploma in Instructor Education.
In this parent participation class, your 2-year-old will explore the fundamentals of music with fun activities involving rhythm instruments, singing, musical stories and creative movement. This class uses your child's inquisitive nature to enhance their natural love of music.
Wednesday 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Oct 6th, 2021 – Jun 22nd, 2022 Catherine S
Group, Ages 3-5 $72/mth, 30 mins
Preschool music is a fun, group music class for children ages 3-5, designed to teach the basic fundamentals of music. Students learn about rhythm, melody, the instruments of the orchestra and elementary musical symbol recognition.
Saturday 9:30 am – 10:00 am Sep 11th, 2021 – Jun 18th, 2022 Alyssa H
Preschool Music Level 1
Group, Ages 3-5 $72/mth, 30 mins
Preschool music level 1 is a fun, group music class for children ages 3-5, designed to teach the basic fundamentals of music. Students learn about rhythm, melody, the instruments of the orchestra and elementary musical symbol recognition.