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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 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 transcri...

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. ...

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...

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

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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...

Jaime Kozak

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...

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* ...

Troy Serson

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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...

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...