Online Teachers

Ian Sirias

Ian Sirias is an accomplished pianist, teacher and musician. He has been actively teaching and performing piano and guitar on the island for over 10 years. Ian received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Victoria as well as a Diploma from the Victoria Conservatory of Music. On top of being classically trained, Ian teaches a variety of styles including rock, jazz and more. Students have remarked on Ian's easy going and fun nature that allows for an engaging and interactive learning experience. Ian takes great pride in his work to bring the joy of music into peoples lives.

Jaime Kozak

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Jaime is a gentle, expressive musician obsessed with the beauty that surrounds her. Having studied voice since she was 4 years old, Jaime has an array of experience in musical arts including worship leading, songwriting and recording, seniors-residence entertainment, sound meditation, scholarly choir/chorale work, and classical singing. The classical training that Jaime recieved while completing her bachelor's of music degree at uvic has engrained in her a universal understanding of the fundamentals of most western music. Therefore, She is happy to teach anything from RCM classical vocal p...

Brett Smith-Daniels

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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. First picking up the guitar in 1999, Brett has performed with musicians such as Randy Bachman (BTO), Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones), Micky Moody (Whitesnake), and graced the stage at venues such as Massey Hall (Toronto), and The...

Hart Parnell

With a passion for music encompassing multiple styles, Hart Parnell combines classical training with years of playing in rock and blues bands. Having studied under classical guitar virtuoso Alex Dunn, Hart graduated from UVic with a BMus (2017). Equipped to teach guitar of all styles, ukulele, bass and piano, Hart believes everyone deserves the opportunity to learn to play music. Hart’s lessons focus on fun and enjoyment for the student while sprinkling in basic music theory. He's happy to transcribe anything from pop and rock songs to classical pieces to themes from video games and TV shows...

Melissa Bracken

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Sharing music and knowledge with students is Melissa’s passion. Melissa is a multi-instrumentalist offering Piano lessons, Voice lessons, Ukulele lessons and more in Victoria, BC. For over a decade, she has enjoyed teaching a variety of genres, age groups and subject matter. Melissa continuously learns new skills to provide personalized lessons that cater a wide variety of interests and needs of her students. As a performer, Melissa has experience with many local bands, choirs and theatrical companies, as well as preforms individually as Melaura. Her education includes Royal Conservatory cer...