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Matthew Stott

Matthew (he/him) is a post-secondary student studying classical guitar. He is classically trained in guitar and able to play other fretted instruments, including ukulele and bass. He has experience in studio recording and songwriting as well. He has been playing classical guitar since he was 14 and has been playing in public since. Matthew has also competed in the Performing Arts BC Provincial Festival 2018 for classical guitar and received an award for 1st place in contemporary classical voice in the Kiwanis Music Festival 2018 Classical Voice. He is comfortable with all ages and excited to ...

Greg Baan-Meiklejohn

Greg's (he/him) environment is a fun environment. he's had every kind of lesson, teacher, gig or musical experience you can think of. From his studies at Berklee College of Music, to playing over 500 shows locally(and counting), he will give you a real world experience with the technique to back it up, while recognizing the only way to learn is to have fun doing it. He wants you to know that when you learn from him, whether it’s to make you the best singer you can be or to play music for you in the best way he knows how, he gives it his all. So have fun learning together! *Triple Vaxxed*

Jerry Xiong

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...

Daniil Melnicenco

Daniil (he/him) is daily empowered by the idea of inspiring others through music. Growing up in a family surrounded by musicians: mother a devoted pianist, violinist cousin who toured the world with some of the best orchestras, godfather who sings for and co-leads the national music ensemble of Moldova. Daniil teaches guitar, voice, and music theory to beginners and intermediate students alike with a student-led approach that’s empowering and accessible. As a music teacher, Daniil is constantly striving for self-improvement and is continuously learning new skills to better cater to the nee...

Melissa Bracken

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 education includes Royal Conser...

Ian Sirias

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.

Crystal Chow

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Crystal (She/Her) has over 15 years teaching experience with students of all ages. She graduated from Queens College, the City Universities of New York, majored in piano studies. She also studied singing with broadway singer Ms Peggy Atkinson as her minor instrument. As an active performer during her study, she extensively played as a soloist and an accompanist. Her performances included playing piano duo in a 911 memorial concert in Colden Center of New York and appeared in Handel’s Messiah in Carnegie Hall. After moving to Hong Kong from the United States, Crystal has worked as a m...

May Basbaum

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May has 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 is currently completing her level 10 RCM certificate under the tutelage of Kelly Charlton. May has completed her Music History studies with Robert Holliston and Harmony and Counterpoint with Crystal Wiksyk. She highly values the skill and patience required to learn new instruments and is excited to sha...

Lola Huang

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Lola (she/her) is a professional piano teacher with over 5 years of experience. With her Master of Music Education Degree background from Xinjiang Normal University and a Master of Educational Leadership from Vancouver Island University, Lola has her own distinct teaching philosophy. Her experience as an educator combined with her teaching technique ensures all the classes are fun, enjoyable and engaging. She strongly believes that music can bring happiness in our life and is eager to share that happiness with students aged 4 to 104. Double Vaccinated 是一位拥有五年以上教学...

Hart Parnell

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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...

Drew Redman

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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...

Jaime Kozak

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...

Jesse Horwood

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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. *Please note that Jesse is currently at capacity and not accepting any new students* ...