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Chantelle Ko

Chantelle Ko

Chantelle is a classically trained violinist with an eclectic background in performance and music technology. She has completed the RCM Grade 10 Violin exam (2018), earned a BA in Music and English Literature degree from UBC (2018), and earned an MMus in Sonic Arts from the University of Calgary (2020). She has taught violin and music theory both online and in person for several years; to all age groups and levels. Her teaching philosophy is that lessons should adapt according to the individual student’s needs because there are different ways to learn. She uses material from the Suzuki books...
Jennifer Turner

Jennifer Turner

Jennifer is a Victoria based voice and piano teacher who loves exploring music with students of all ages and abilities. Trained primarily as a classical vocalist, Jennifer also has a background in musical theatre and can help students of any genre develop a healthy singing technique in addition to fulfilling their musical curiosity. Jennifer also offers piano lessons for learners at the elementary and early-intermediate levels. Jennifer believes that everyone is capable of learning musical skills and has worked with a variety of students including choristers looking to improve their musiciansh...
Hart Parnell

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...
Troy Serson

Troy Serson

Troy Serson resides in Victoria, BC, where he’s been actively teaching guitar lessons, bass lessons and ukulele lessons for 9 years. He teaches a wide range of students: from beginners where focus and perseverance are instilled early; to dedicated youth building a skill set to express their own particular musical voice; to hobbyist adults with a methodical approach to help dive into the craft of musicianship. Troy studied Classical Performance at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, and currently holds his Level 9 Classical Guitar with the Royal Conservatory of Music (Canada). Troy has exper...
Melissa Bracken

Melissa Bracken

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...
Drew Redman

Drew Redman

Drew Redman 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 films. In 2...
Jesse Horwood

Jesse Horwood

I wear many hats in my life. I’m a father, a husband, a musician, a band leader/manager, a board member for the Victoria BC Ska and Reggae Society, and I’m now adding local business owner to the mix. One role that I’ve played for the past 17 years is that of a music teacher. 

Throughout the years I’ve learned a lot about students of all ages and backgrounds. I generally let the students guide the lesson while steering them towards the all important balance between fun and discipline.