We have two categories of teachers, according to their qualifications and experience.
Associate Teachers have, or are currently studying to receive, Bachelors Degrees and have at least three years of experience teaching.
Professional Teachers have Bachelors or Masters Degrees and at least five years of experience teaching.
|Changiz Asadollahi - Piano (Vancouver)
Changiz Asadollahi is a pianist and music educator living in Vancouver. He holds a Bachelor of music degree in piano from University of British Columbia. A result driven and creativity encouraging piano teacher. Numerous public performances and recitals.
His teaching method includes the use of music theory with the historical context in which the work of art was written.
|Amy Jang - Piano (Vancouver)
Amy Jang is a young classical pianist, currently studying piano under Professor. Mark Anderson at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She is pursuing her undergraduate degree in Dual degree in Music and Education. Since she was young, Amy has been interested in art and her ability has always been rewarded. Through attending Langley Fine Arts School in grade 10, Amy started to learn to play the piano. Amy gained various and diverse opportunities to learn and explore music. From then on, Amy could find herself interesting in music and music became part of her life. Amy has participated in Kiwanis festivals, recitals and playing in Charity. She has experience participating in a piano trio and playing solo since she was in grade 11. Amy has her own piano trio in LFAS, her piano trio performed in every music concert at LFAS. Amy also reached RCM 10 in two years after taking the piano and received an Encore Award of her graduation at Langley Fine Arts School. Amy also has performed in Senior Jazz Band, Senior Concert Band, and Senior Choir. She is currently performing in UBC Choral Union and having recitals every year in December and April.
| Lucien Lu - Piano (Richmond, Vancouver)
Lucien grew up in Vancouver where he developed his passion for piano at the age of 4. By the age of 14, Lucien accomplished an ARCT Teacher’s in Piano and an ARCT Performer’s in Piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music, and was awarded a Licentiate of the London College of Music. In high school, Lucien was a first alto saxophone in the school band, and a keyboardist in a recreational rock and blues band of friends. Lucien has worked with a diverse variety of students ranging from elementary school beginners to novice adults. Different students have different capabilities and learning speeds, but Lucien provides the same motivation and patience to every student. Through teaching piano, Lucien hopes to give students an opportunity in music and inspire in all a love for music.
|Alex Mitchell – Guitar, Double Bass, Electric Bass (Vancouver)
Alex started playing the guitar and double bass in grade 5 while attending Lester B Pearson School for the Arts in London, ON. He has now completed his Bachelors of Arts at the University of British Columbia in Secondary Music Education and plays in a number of bands while pursuing his career as a performer and music educator. He loves listening to and playing lots of different genres of music including: classical, jazz, pop, rock, funk, and folk. As a teacher, Alex is passionate about music and helping his students meet their individual goals.
|Julia Rooney - Voice, Piano (Vancouver)
Julia Rooney is a graduate of UBC’s Bachelor and Master of Music programs in Opera Performance, having studied under Dale Throness and Nancy Hermiston. She is a two-time recipient of the Johann Strauss Foundation Scholarship from which she attended the Summer Academy at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Julia received additional training from the European Music Academy in Czech Republic, as well as Opera NUOVA in Edmonton. Julia has performed with the Vancouver Opera Chorus for several productions since 2012 as well as on tour with Vancouver Opera in Schools in 2013. Julia has also appeared with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Bard on the Beach, UBC Opera, UBC Symphony Orchestra, Fear No Opera (Victoria), Westben Arts Festival Theatre (Ontario), and the North Czech Philharmonic.
Julia was drawn to music at an early age, beginning piano lessons at age 5 and singing lessons at age 7, both at her own request. Julia enjoyed competing in local music festivals in voice and musical theatre until she was 17, continuing to play piano as well. During high school, Julia sang in the school choir and jazz singers group as well as a community chamber choir while also continuing her private lessons. She decided to make opera her focus in university, but continues to enjoy a variety of musical styles. Julia welcomes the opportunity to share her joy of music with her students in a fun and supportive learning environment!
|Alexandra Scott - Piano, Voice (North Vancouver)
Alexandra has always had a love of music. As a child, she enjoyed listening to her dad's CDs and started singing and performing as soon as she could. She started piano lessons at the age of 6, completing up to Grade 8 RCM. She started singing lessons soon after, and participating in local musical theatre productions. By the age of 12 she began composing her own lyrics and melodies. As a teenager, Alex started to teach herself to play guitar and began fleshing out her own compositions. Many of her friends were musical and they would listen to music, attend concerts, jam for fun and perform their songs together. After graduating high school in 2007, Alex moved to Nelson B.C. and completed the Contemporary Music and Technology program with a major in Vocal Performance from Selkirk College in 2009. Upon completing the program at the age of 20, she was hired to teach music at École Canadienne-française in Saskatoon. She taught music lessons from Kindergarten to Grade 12, and everything in between; grade 5-6 band, private voice lessons and the music for the high school musical production of Grease. After the year of teaching in 2009/2010, she took some time off to work, travel, and take part-time classes at the U of S. While studying, she began to teach private voice, piano, and guitar lessons through Long and McQuade in 2012. She also started a band with her friends called the Northern Light. They performed around Saskatchewan and Alberta, and recorded an album. After two happy years of teaching at L&M and playing music, she decided it was time to go back to school and finish a Bachelor degree in Jazz Studies at Capilano University. Alex is very happy to be able to teach again while continuing her studies and looks forward to continue learning, exploring and connecting through music.
|Breanne Shaw - Flute
In 2013 Breanne was awarded a full entrance performance based scholarship to Douglas College. While studying at Douglas, she was mentored by Brenda Fedoruk, principal flutist with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and performer with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Breanne began playing the piccolo at Douglas College , and completed several levels of piano studies there as well. She completed the Music Diploma program in April 2015 , and was a recipient of the college's Music Student Achievement award. She is now enrolled at UBC where she will complete her Bachelor of Music Degree. Breanne loves classical and jazz music, and world music such as classical Indian, traditional African, and Latin American styles. She enjoys working with children, and welcomes the opportunity to teach the flute and share her love for music with students of all ages.
|Enda Suparman - Piano (Vancouver, North Shore)
Enda Suparman, first generation Chinese born in Jakarta, Indonesia, began her instruction in the art of the piano at the age of four. During the period of 1997 through 2000, she was chosen several times to represent her school in the “Kompetisi Pianis Muda Nasional,” a national young pianist competition in Indonesia where she achieved first place each time. During the period of 1999 through 2002 she gave numerous performances for the Dutch Consulate for Erasmus Huis events and at the Embassy of the Czech Republic both in Jakarta, Indonesia.
In 2000, she started her career in teaching piano while continuing her own piano studies. Enda taught piano to children at several schools in Jakarta including the Kawai Music School (Japanese License) where she taught special needs children with Downs Syndrome and Autism, Creativ Music School where she provided piano instruction in Mandarin, and at Sekolah Musik Seni, where she taught Indonesian traditional music and dance. She also provided private piano lessons to all ages in 3 different languages (English, Mandarin, and Indonesian)
In 2003, Enda came to Canada to study her Bachelors of Music at Capilano College in North Vancouver, British Columbia and then UBC (Majoring in classical piano, and minor in voice. Since arriving in Canada, she has successfully participated in competitions including the piano ARCT competition at Carillon Music in Surrey (2004) and the BCCM competition in Vancouver (2004). She has been a pianist for a number of events at the Indonesian Consulate General as well as for the Golden Keys orchestra in Simon Fraser University. Since graduating from UBC she has become a well-established teacher and performer.