Singing Lessons at Hanway Music in Markham and Richmond Hill

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What We Offer




Our Teachers



Joy Zhou



Instruments: Pop Vocal, Classical Vocal, Piano

Education: University of New Mexico (USA, Bachelor of Voice performance), University of Western Ontario (Bachelor of Music Education)

Style: Jazz, Folk, Rock, Pop, Classical

Language: English, Mandarin


Joy is a Chinese born vocalist. She began her vocal studies at the age of six and has participated in numerous music festivals in China and Canada such as Kiwanis music festival and Canadian music competition.

In 2008, she completed her ARCT with a high mark of 90 and subsequently won the ARCT trophy for vocal for highest mark in the Markham branch. Following this achievement, she was invited by the chairperson of Trophy to perform at the honours recital for ORMTA.

Joy continued her musical education by completing her Bachelor of Voice Performance degree at the University of New Mexico (USA), and her music education degree at the University of Western Ontario (Canada).

As a teacher, Joy has been keeping an active teaching career for the past 8 years and have taught kids from age 4 to 80. Her students who enrol in RCM examinations in voice and piano has all achieved remarkable results in her teaching tenure.

Joy is currently residing in Toronto and wishes to continue her musical career through teaching and sharing her love for classical music.



Eileen Shan Zou


Instruments: Piano, Vocal

Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts – Music/Psychology 

Style: Contemporary, RCM examination program Level 1 – 5, Jazz Vocal 

Language: English, Mandarin, Cantonese 

Available Time: Saturday AM/PM, Sunday AM, Weekdays after 6 PM

Born in Foshan, China, Eileen started to learn piano and singing since age of 6. She started singing in a local children Choir and the choir was entitled the first place in 2004 in an international choir competition named World Choir Game. She studied Jazz Theory and vocal in York University and entered several local singing competitions and achieved great success and fame in the GTA. Since 2011, she has been freelance performer as an keyboardist, vocalist, and chorus for over hundreds of shows in and around the GTA.









Sammi Lee


Instruments: Piano, Vocal

Education: York University

Style: Jazz, Folk, Rock, Pop

Language: English

Available Time: Monday PM, Tuesday PM, Saturday PM

Sammi was born into a family of artists, discovering the joy of piano at age 5 and loving any form of arts since. She is a multi-talented artist who performs in all kinds of stages. She is a pianist, classical singer, dancer, actress, member of a choir and a rock band. Sammi has a passion in sharing her music, not only with performances, but also through teaching and encouraging her students.

Sammi has also acquired Master of Music Therapy and Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours; specialization in Classical Piano at York University. She has been trained in Guitar, Voice and Orff Instruments.

With her experience teaching music at several private schools and in-home lessons worldwide, Sammi utilizes repertoire of all types of music literature, including traditional and contemporary that are appropriate for all ages and skill levels of students to provide creative and professional music lessons. Sammi’s teaching methods are adaptive to varying aptitudes in each student and instill the joy of learning and making music.




Ava Liu


Piano, Vocal

Education: Bachelor of Arts (Ryerson University)

Style: Classical Piano, Contemporary Piano, R&B Vocal, Pop Vocal, RCM examination program

Language: English, Mandarin, Cantonese

Available Time: Tuesday PM, Thursday PM


Ava has been studying the piano since the age of 7 and has been active in the Greater Toronto Chinese community as a performer and singer since the age of 16. During these years, she sang, and guest performed over hundreds shows, including Chinese new year countdown events, piano competitions and singing contests. She was featured as the lead vocalist in the Toronto based film “Promise” soundtrack. As a teacher, Ava has over 6 years in teaching experience to students aged 4 and above. Her lessons implement both the piano and voice techniques to educate her students and how both instruments can be used with one another. Her experience also allows her to train students to develop performance skills and on stage techniques.