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YourPlace Music offers in-home piano lessons around Victoria and online Piano lessons from anywhere you happen to be. In-home piano lessons are the most popular option for YourPlace Music students. We offer piano lessons to kids, teens, adults and everyone who's willing to learn. We can accommodate the urge to learn any genre from classical, pop, jazz, Disney anthems, themes from video games and movies and beyond. We also incorporate fun games into lessons to help kids use their competitive nature to develop muscle memory.
With a passion for music encompassing multiple styles, Hart Parnell (he/him) 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 and has had great success with students with ADD, ADHD and other diverse abilities in the past. Hart’s lessons focus on fun and enjoyment for the student while sprinkling in basic music theory. He's happy to...
Ian Sirias (he/him) 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.
Raised in Victoria, Rhys Batstone has been an active and passionate member of the musical community here and in Vancouver for 25 years. He is a specialist in Jazz and improvised music both as a saxophonist and pianist. In addition, Rhys loves to explore choral music and singing as well as instrumental genres from blues & roots music to latin music, including music from the Western European Classical tradition. He also loves to explore and learn about other musical traditions from across the globe. Rhys is fresh off completing of his degree from UVic in Music Education this spring! (...
Instruments: Piano, Ukulele, Voice, Foundational Guitar
"Online Only" Sharing music and knowledge with students is Melissa’s passion. Melissa (she/her) 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 educati...
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Foundational Guitar
Katherine (she/her) fell in love with music at the age of 12 when she started taking voice lessons, and her passion only grew as she spent the rest of her childhood and teenage years in choirs, musicals and competitions. This passion led her to pursue music at a post-secondary level, where she completed her bachelor's of music degree at UVic. Inspired by the amazing teachers that consistently shaped the trajectory of her life, Katherine prioritizes creating a welcoming, fun and judgment-free teaching space. She has gained expertise in many different genres including classical, musical theatre,...
Mela is an accomplished musician with a passion for working musically with learners of all different backgrounds. She started learning piano at the age of 4, then violin and choral work at the age of 8. Starting with an RCM background and moving onto pursue her bachelors of music and minor in psychology at UVic, Mela has acquired a vast amount of experience to aid in her teaching. Mela has worked with children for years, and her previous involvement has allowed her to develop a deep understanding in actively incorporating music into the lives of her students, in an engaging and fun way. She h...
Drew Redman (he/him) is an award winning composer who is offering Guitar lessons, Piano lessons, Ukulele Lessons and more in Victoria, BC. With an interest in both acoustic and electronic music, Drew's work has garnered him skills ranging from orchestration to sound design, giving him a varied flexibility in compositional styles. He received his BFA in music composition from Simon Fraser University in 2011, and his MMus summa cum laude in scoring for film, television, and video games from Berklee College of Music in 2014. Since then, he has worked on various video games, advertisements, and fi...
Instruments: Piano, Ukulele, Voice, Foundational Guitar
Jaime (she/her) 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 classic...
Jerry (he/him) is a 3rd year UVic School of Music Piano Performance major with over 6 years of piano teaching experience. Since 2015, Jerry started teaching piano privately to young children increasing his ability to teach as well as perform, he has a very strong aspect on teaching piano just as much as performing. Jerry's students have gone on to achieve first class honours with distinction in Royal Conservatory of Music examinations, as well as first prizes in musical competitions. Jerry wishes to share his experiences with music with the world and to inspire youths to understand and have in...
May is a music student at the University of Victoria with a passion for music, and has actively pursued various roles in Victoria’s music community; She has performed at both the Victoria Musical Garden Tour and the Victoria Performing Arts Festival. May has studied at the Victoria Conservatory of Music for ten years with Erin Fisher and recently completed her level 10 RCM certificate, Music History studies and Counterpoint. She highly values the skill and patience required to learn new instruments and is excited to share the gift of music. She looks forward to connecting with students of al...