Teacher Profile


 

鋼琴

 

Daniel Chung

 

Instruments: 鋼琴, 小提琴

Education: Queens University (Bachelor), 多伦多大学 (Masters)

Style: 古典, 流行音乐, RCM examination program

Language: English, Cantonese

Available Time: Thursday PM

Being a Toronto native, Daniel was classically trained in piano from the young age of 6 through the Royal Conservatory of Music program. At the age of 10, he was also introduced to the violin at school. An instrument he would play for the next 8 years as part of an orchestra performing both locally and internationally in countries such as USA, Germany, Romania, Hungary, and Austria. As a pianist, he has performed over the years in numerous venues from recitals and concerts to Kiwanis festivals and long-term senior residences.

After graduating from the University of Toronto with a Masters degree, Daniel decided to further explore opportunities in the performing arts and studied improvisation for a year at Second City. Simultaneously, he took to the stage and screen as an actor showcasing his talents in independent films, plays, commercials, 多. Daniel also has extensive experience as an instructor having worked with a wide range of ages from children all the way to adults. Through positive reinforcement, he guides every student towards reaching their full potential while building up their self confidence in the process. His teaching philosophy is getting the student to enjoy what they are learning and to have fun in the classroom.

 

 

 

Ava Liu

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Instruments:
鋼琴, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Ivan Yeung

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Instruments: 鋼琴, Advanced Rudiments, 和聲, 歷史

Education: Bachelor of Music: Piano Performance (多伦多大学), Master of Music: Piano Pedagogy (多伦多大学)

Style: Classical Piano, Contemporary Piano, RCM examination program

Language: English, Cantonese

Available Time: Friday PM, 周日下午

 

Ivan was introduced to the piano at the age of 4 but did not find his passion for music until 11 years old. Since then, Ivan has advanced through the RCM Grades at a fast pace, competed and won numerous competitions. He has placed first in music competitions and festivals such as the Scarborough Music Festival, Kiwanis Music Festival, Toronto Music Competition, Richmond Hill Music Festival, and Yip’s Music Festival. He has also placed 3rd in the 2007 Canadian Music Competition for the category of 14 years and under, and also placed 4th in the 2009 Canadian Music Competition for the category of 18 years and under. During the year of 2008, he was fortunate enough to be invited to the Vienna School of the Performing Arts where he performed a solo recital. In 2009 and 2010, Ivan was invited to the Officials Gathering at the Heintzman House as a solo pianist, performing in front of many important officials of the town such as the Mayor of Markham, Frank Scarpitti. Ivan currently holds a Bachelor of Piano Performance degree and Master of Music degree in Piano Pedagogy both from the University of Toronto. In his spare time, Ivan enjoys reading books and playing sports such as table tennis and badminton.

 

 

 

 

 

Yukwei Chan

 

Instruments: 鋼琴, Advanced Rudiments

Education: Bachelor of Music Therapy (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Style: Classical Piano, Contemporary Piano, RCM examination program

Language: English, Cantonese

Available Time: Wednesday PM, Friday PM

Yu Kwei first encountered her musical interest at the age of 2, when sitting in front of the keyboard playing familiar melodies by ear. She soon began piano lessons, competing in various competitions and completing her Level 10 RCM certification. Continuing her love for music, Yu Kwei was completed the Music Therapy program at Wilfrid Laurier University in hopes to help others through music, while obtaining tutelage of classical piano at a university level. Her patience, understanding, and commitment to the success of her students allow her to gage student needs, adapting lessons to make learning an enjoyable experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eileen Shan Zou

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Instruments: 鋼琴, Vocal

Education: 艺术学士 – 音乐/心理学

Style: 流行音乐, RCM考试项目1级 – 5, 爵士声乐

Language: English, Mandarin, Cantonese

Available Time: Saturday AM/PM, 周日上午, 下午6点后,周一至周五

出生在佛山市, 中国, 艾琳开始学习钢琴和唱歌,因为6岁. 她开始唱歌在当地儿童合唱团及合唱团有权首先于2004年在名为世界合唱比赛的国际合唱比赛. 她学习爵士理论和主唱约克大学和进入一些地方的歌唱比赛,并在多伦多取得了巨大的成功和名利. 自2011年, 她一直自由职业者的表演作为一个键盘, 歌手, 和合唱的数百节目和周围的GTA.

 

 

 

 


 

小提琴

 

Jimmy Zhang

 

Instruments: 小提琴, Advanced Rudiments, 和聲

Eucation: Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance (多伦多大学)

Style: 古典, 民謠樂, RCM examination program

Language: English

Available Time: 周日下午

Born in Markham, Ontario, Jimmy began playing the Violin at the age of 5 and achieved the RCM Grade 10 examination First Class Honours with Distinction at the age of 12. It was during this time Jimmy competed and achieved fabulous results in music festivals all around Canada for Violin performance such as: First place in Violin Performance in Kiwanis 2003, 2004; and the second place in the 2003 CMC Canadian Music Competition.

Upon Graduation from A.Y Jackson High School in 2008, Jimmy attended the University of Toronto Bachelor of Violin Performance program with a full scholarship.

Jimmy currently resides in Markham, Ontario where he spends the majority of his time teaching, composing, and performing,

 

 

 

Lisa Wu

 

Instruments: 小提琴, Advanced Rudiments

Eucation: ARCT Violin Performance, Bachelor of Music: Jazz Violin, Violin Performance (多伦多大学)

Style: 古典, 流行樂, 爵士樂, RCM Examination Program

Language: English, Mandarin

Available Time: Wednesday PM, 周六上午

Lisa began her studies on the violin at the age of four. In four years, she performed as a main cast in the musicalThe Sound of Musicat the National Theatre of Beijing. Upon her elementary school graduation, she continued her studies in Toronto, Canada and eventually studied at the University of Toronto, where she attained her degree in violin performance.

As a teacher, Lisa had over seven years of teaching experience to kids aged 4 and above, and many of her students went on to winning awards across the GTA.

Lisa is a active violinist and performs extensively in Toronto in orchestra bands, jazz festivals, and being a judiciary for music competitions. During her spare time, Lisa enjoys composing and watching movies.

 


 

 

Randolf Jimenez

Instruments: 鼓

Eucation: Bachelor of Arts: Jazz Performance (York University)

Style: 摇滚樂, 流行樂, 金属樂, Funk, RCM Accredited

Language: English

Available Time: Tuesday PM, Saturday AM/PM, Sunday AM/PM

Randolf Jimenez born in Caracas, Venezuela. At a young age shows great interest in percussion instruments and at 12 he begins practicing drums, to later enroll in the School of Music Jose Reyna. At the same time, he starts drum lessons with renowned teachers such as Andres Briceño (Director of Conservatory Big Band Jazz of Simon Bolivar) and Tomas Luis Garcia (DC New York). Additionally, as part of his training, he also attends important seminars with world-class drummers such as Horacio Hernandez, Robbie Ameen, Russ Miller, Julio Barreto, Alvaro Lopez and Richie Garcia.

This young and talented musician has performed in many concerts in major art centres in Caracas-Venezuela and in different venues around the world, earning himself and his jazz trio, the recognition of one the musicians with more shows in the music scene in Caracas.His work has been reviewed in major print media such as El Diario de Caracas, weekly Sexto Poder, Ultimas Noticias, also magazines like CARAS, A UNO and more recently in the international journal ACID CONGA as well as in numerous TV shows. 还, he has been mentioned in several important websites such as SinFlash.com, muheve.com, acn.com, quenotarevista.com among many others. Most of these websites have named him The Groove of Venezuela for his outstanding work as a teacher and performing/studio musician.

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吉他

 

Lorne MacDonald

 

Instruments: Acoustic Guitar, 古典吉他, Electric Guitar,

Education: York University

Style:古典, 爵士樂, 民謠樂, 摇滚樂, 流行樂

Language: English

Available Time: Thursday PM, Sunday AM/PM

Lorne began studying guitar when he was 12 years old and I have been teaching since 2015. When he was a kid my favorite thing to do was to go to my guitar lessons and in my free time, playing rock and pop music on electric guitar. As he became older, he developed a passion for classical guitar. He began to study privately with renowned guitar virtuoso, RCM faculty member and examiner James Brown. With James, he became classically trained through the RCM examination system as well as in performance and Jazz improve. He learned that achieving the best grade possible in an RCM exam requires a very refined technique, strong articulation, attention to detail and knowledge of the history behind each piece. It is not about the quantity of the pieces you can play but the quality of how you can play them.

Although Lorne really enjoy performing, his true passion is teaching. My first step when meeting a new student is to acknowledge what they like and dislike and any goals they may have. Always trying to keep things as intriguing as possible, introducing new things that will hopefully spark the students interest.

 

 


 

Vocal

Oscar Tan

 

Instruments: Voice

Education: York University

Style: 古典, 爵士樂, 流行音乐, 流行樂, R&B

Language: English, Cantonese

Available Time: Monday PM, Thursday PM

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Oscar is a man of many musical talents. He started his musical journey at the age of 7, performing as a contemporary opera singer, later exploring different genres such as R&B, Soul, Singer-Songwriter, and many other genres. Currently attending Music at York University for the Jazz Voice Bachelors of Fine Arts degree with Specialized Honours. Oscar holds a strong commitment, determination and passion for his students and his music. As a naturally gifted performer and positive teacher, he continues to be humble, skilled, and technically in all of his works, performances, voice, and teachings.