JAZZ PIANO LESSONS FOR ADULTS
Matt Pines
B. Music  B. Education
416-234-5500
mattpines@primus.ca

Learn to play by ear! Private, one-hour lessons for adults, working or retired.
Learn to play the great jazz standards, pop songs, blues, classical music, stride, boogie,
or whatever you have in mind. Enjoy a well-structured, results-oriented program.
You get to play along with bass and drums at two recital/dinner parties a year.
Please check out a few tunes from our live recording on YouTube.
Location: Royal York & Bloor
Matt Pines 416-234-5500

View Matt’s trio recorded live at Henry VIII pub
David Liu (Staccato Music Studio)
647-463-0565
staccato.piano@gmail.com
www.staccatopiano.com
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oayO9APqtm0

~ Outstanding RCM exam result with highest mark of 95!
~ Oustanding 2013 Piano Competition Results with 10 entrances and 10 wins (100%)!  
~ Over 20 years of piano and violin experience, classical and contemporary (pop music) style teacher.
~ Offers piano music lessons in Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, Toronto
~ 100% passing rate for all levels of Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) exams
~ Exam results rank in Top 2% in Canada.
~ Specializing in beginners to grade 8 level from age 5 to 15
~ Combination of traditional and contemporary teaching methods to increase interests and motivation
towards piano, enhance regular practice habits in a fun learning environment.
~ Piano accompaniment for strings, woodwinds, and much more!

FREE TRIAL LESSON!!! COME AND EXPERIENCE A 15-20 MINS DEMO CLASS
BEFORE ANY COMMITTMENTS ARE MADE
Locations: Bayview & Highway 7
Anna Vanesyan
647-242-1698
vanesyan@gmail.com
www.annavanesyan.com

~ Ph.D. in Piano Performance - Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA.
~ B.A., M.A., Post Graduate Degree in piano performance, teaching and accompaniment - Yerevan, Armenia,
USSR (evaluated by CES at the University of Toronto)
~ M.A. in Education - Ball State University, IN, USA
~ Active Member of Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association
~ Teacher of the Year - International Professional of 2005, awarded by the
International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, England.

Immersion of the best practices of European (Russian & Armenian) and North American music education
offered by fully credentialed professional piano teacher and performer, currently - the Collaborative Artist at
the University of Toronto and the Royal Conservatory of Music at Young Artists' Performance Academy.

~ All ages - all levels. Affordable prices. Free introductory lesson.
~ Preparation for RCM exams from Grade 1 to ARCT (Piano, Theory, Harmony).
~ Coaching for auditions, competitions & festivals.  
~ Two studio recitals per year.
~ Piano accompaniment for strings, voice, woodwinds, brass, percussion, etc.

18 years of outstanding experience in teaching (music schools, conservatories and universities),
accompanying and performing in Armenia, Russia, Romania, Italy, United Kingdom, USA, and Canada.
Strongest recommendations from the world-known music professors (partly available on the website).

Studio Location: Finch & Warden intersection.
(3 min. walk from Bridlewood Mall)
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Shervan Vafa
647-207-4371
shervanvafa@hotmail.com

Beginners and Introductory levels, RCM grades 1 to 5 (including Rudiments),
All Ages. 7 years of experience. Very affordable.
Location: Yonge / 16th
Janna Kovalenko
905-773-4102
info@irinasworld.com
www.irinasworld.com/Janna/index.html

Over 25 years of teaching experience. Taught classical piano in Moscow, Russia and has been teaching
piano in Toronto for over 10 years. Her students have successfully passed Royal Conservatory
examinations and received rewards at various piano competitions across GTA. Janna offers Studio and
In-Home lessons. Classes are open to children and adults. Different music styles are taught, from
classical to popular music. Theory classes are available. Royal Conservatory Exam preparation.
Preparation for various Piano Competitions.
Location: Yonge St. and King Rd. or at student's home
Elaine Ma
416-230-2173
elaineannma@hotmail.com

BMT, BA, ARCT, MTA
Double degree in Honours Bachelors of Music Therapy and Bachelor of Arts in General Psychology from
Wilfrid Laurier University. Graduated top of the class and recipient of the Gold Medal award.
Over 12 years of piano teaching experience. I teach ages 5 - adult using the Royal Conservatory of Music
method. Students are prepared for RCM piano and theory exams.
Lessons are also offered for those who want to learn for enjoyment
*** Piano lessons available for children with special needs.*** Rate: 1st lesson FREE
Location: Yonge and Major Mackenzie (across from the Richmond Hill Central Library)
Amy Lim
647-297-7913
amy.e.lim@gmail.com

Honours Bachelor Degree in Piano Performance (Wilfrid Laurier University). Master of Arts in Music with
focus in Piano Performance (Florida Atlantic University). Classically Trained Solo and Chamber Performer
Experienced Accompanist (12 years) for voice, string, woodwind, brass, percussion, choir.
Pianist for Weddings, Parties, Special Events, Entertainment. Organist for Church Services and Weddings.
RCM Grade 8 Flute Diploma with First Class Honours. Students of all ages and levels welcome! (beginner,
intermediate, advanced). I set realistic goals for each student and devise an individual lesson plan that will
meet their needs and ensure highest productivity. Will help students prepare for competitions and RCM
exams, build solid technique, and develop aural skills. It is a joy for me to perform, accompany and teach
music. My hope is that through their lessons my students will find a personal connection with their music,
and subsequently gain a deeper appreciation for it.
Location: Bathurst & 16th Ave.
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Anton Streisslberger
905-884-8857
harmelso@bell.net

Classically trained through the Royal Conservatory and a Bachelors Degree in Music Theory and
Composition from the University of Toronto. 25+ years teaching experience. All ages and levels from
beginner to advanced. Most Styles, Classical, Pop, early Jazz levels. Learn to play for fun or follow a stricter
regime for exam preparation. With a degree in Recording Engineering, and owner/engineer/producer at
Harmelod Sound Studio, Computer based music teaching/music styles is also possible.
Teaching is done in the comfort of your own home. I come to you!
Location: Leslie, Major MacKenzie, Bayview
Kathy Vikhnovich
905-773-2721 / 416-788-1918
kathys.musicstudio@gmail.com

Highly, sought-after, professional piano teacher with over 20 years of experience.
Extensive education in Piano Performance and Choir Conducting at the Musical Institute of Novosibirsk,
Russia. Has been teaching at Ontario Academy of Music in Toronto for the past 14 years with experience in
RCM preparation and theory enrichment. Specializes in classical, piano lessons catered to the specific
needs of student's levels, ages, and abilities. Additionally offers a Popular Keyboard course to students
seeking piano lessons for enjoyment purposes. Great success in educating young children whose parents
are welcome to enjoy their child's progress during the lesson. Guarantees fast results. Offers your child a
variety of performance experience, including summer competitions and end-of-year recitals.
All lessons are given in a private, home studio with optional recording sessions.
Looking forward to sharing her passion for music with you and your child.
Location: Bayview and Bloomington
Pamela Lau
416-802-0272
lamusic86@yahoo.com

Professional piano teacher with over 15 yrs of teaching experience. Travel to your home (Richmond Hill).
Preparation for the RCM examinations (Grade 1-10). Outstanding examination results (Merit) for many years.
Fun and effective teaching methods.
Teach classical, theatrical, or any other types of music for leisure. All ages welcome.
Location: Major Mackenzie & Leslie
Dr. Michael Berkovsky
416-414-6619
mbpiano@gmail.com
www.michaelberkovsky.com

Graduate of Juilliard and Peabody, new to the area and have openings for private adult/ young students.
All levels- learn for fun or professionally from top notch teacher/ performer :)
Enjoy lessons in the privacy and comfort of your home or my studio
Visit website for more info
Rena Lu
416-828-6718
Baroquemelody@gmail.com
www.renamelody.com

With Music honor degree - Teach classical piano (include all levels in RCM certificated program),
Pop songs and some Jazz for free playing style and improvisation,and all RCM theory's courses.
Focus on both technique and musical style, emphasize on enjoyment of playing music and receiving
RCM certificates, students progress quickly and enjoy to learn music. Students development strongly in
note reading, good listening skill and good fingerings and nice hand shape.
For more information, please go to my website above.
Location: Dufferin & Rutherford
Victor Du
647-291-6883
musicalpiano678@hotmail.com

Highly appraised by students and parents as an excellent piano teacher. Over 15 years teaching
experiences in Canada, Registered RCM piano teacher, Member of Affiliated Royal Conservative of Music,
Executive Member of CTVP Music Teachers Association. Students won 1st Prizes at Kiwanis Music
Festivals & music competitions, Received over 90% marks in RCM Piano & Theory Exam, Attended RCM
Honours Student Recitals. An integrated system that makes piano fun & easy to learn, Piano techniques &
good habits are carefully trained, Life-long music enjoyment are fostered, Develop self-confidence in music
learning, Consistently improving learning skills and creativity, Music ranging from classical to
modern music (e.g. Pop & Jazz), For beginner to ARCT levels, Teaching & learning materials are carefully
selected, Provide piano and theories classes, Music recitals are organized.
Location: Bathurst St. & Elgin Mills Rd. or at your residence.
Alexandria Abkarian
416-859-1655
aabkarian@hotmail.com

Completed 10 years of studies with the Royal Conservatory of Music. Experienced working with Children.
Accepting new students to teach piano and theory lessons from Beginner's to Grade 4.
Affordable rates.  Adults welcome.
Located at 16th Avenue and Leslie, but will come to you to teach.
Ester Agranovski
416-564-3075
esthera@rogers.com

Master's degree. Over 20 years of experience. Qualified  piano/ theory teacher. Preparation for RCM
examinations, all grades. Accept all levels and ages from beginners to advanced students.
Location: Bathurst St. and Gamble St.
Joanne Au
416-274-8349
leungjo@hotmail.com

Experienced teacher accepting students from all grades!! Master of Music in piano performance from U of
British Columbia. Prepare students for RCM examinations (up to ARCT) and Music Festivals.
Hold yearly recitals and masterclasses. Seeking motivated students and all who love to learn.
Located at: Yonge & Hwy7
Tina Chao
905-237-1308 or 416-801-4008
suntinachao@hotmail.com

Professional Piano Teaching since 1992. Royal Conservatory trained. Graduate from University of Toronto
Music. Faculty and studied under one of most Canada's famous educator and composer,
Boris Berlin and Andrew Markow. Teaches piano and rudiments for ALL levels and ages (private, group).
Guarantee ALL students achieving 1st class honor in all grades of RCM exams as the past has proved.
Annual students recital, Christmas and other festive performances. Call for a FREE introductory lesson.
Location: Yonge and 19th Ave.
Michael Davidson
905-883-0199
drummingdavidson@rogers.com

Grade 8 Royal conservatory, BFA Specialized Honours Music (York University). Jazz and classical piano
lessons for children and adults. The focus is on appreciation of music, and helping students to discover
their own creative voice. This format is meant to encourage: an open-mindedness with regard to various
musical styles; the idea that technique, although an essential aspect of performance, is only a tool used to
express this creative voice. Experience teaching drums, vibraphone and guitar, in addition to piano.
Location: Bathurst and Major Mackenzie
Willing to travel to your home for lessons
Alex Gayduk
647-290-4386
alwizard_alwizard@yahoo.ca
www.guitar-drums-piano-teacher.info

Professional teacher, currently teaching in 2 music schools in Richmond  Hill, with Kiev's Music Academy
diploma and over 20 years of experience in music offers piano lessons. I teach with 2 major methods:
1. Classic school methods: from the beginning to the advanced level of playing of different music styles -
from classical to popular music. 2. How to play the Piano or Keyboard by ear quickly using the revolutionary
technique. This is a good proposal for busy students, who have a little time to study.
All levels and ages are welcome.
Location: Keele / Major MacKenzie
Victoria Gilbert
905-709-3242
yrcm@rogers.com
www.yrcm.ca

York Region Conservatory of Music. Royal Conservatory of Music Examiner (Practical & Theoretical),
Member of CMFAA & Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association, Associate Teachers on Staff
Disciplines include: Piano Performance, Voice, Violin, Guitar & ALL theoretical subjects.
Summer School & Theoretical Correspondence Courses Available
Masterclasses, Workshops & Recording Studio on site.
Natalia Koshenkov
416-899-9456 (cell)  905-773-7470 (home)
nkoshenkov@yahoo.ca

Bachelor Degree in Piano Performance and Choir Conducting. Piano and theory lessons. Pleasure and
RCM examination preparation. All ages and levels. Over 20 years of experience teaching piano and theory.
Lessons given in the comfort of my home or yours. Speaks English and Russian. LET'S PLAY PIANO!
Located at: Bathurst and Bloomington
Jane Koretskaya
905-881-3552
gefter@netzero.net

Master degree from reputable Conservatory in Russia. 20 years of Canadian experience - ORMTA member.
Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations - Students average: 90+
Friendly and creative atmosphere at in home-studio.
Located at: Yonge and Hwy 7
Grace Lee
416-704-2021
bolee11f@hotmail.com

ARCT Performer Diploma. Over 5 years of experience, all ages, all levels.
Located at: Bayview and Major Mackenzie
Vladimir Oppenheim
905-237-2758
vladimiroppenheim@hotmail.com
http://sites.google.com/site/vladimiroppenheim/

Pianist and experienced piano teacher. Advanced and beginner levels.
Royal Conservatory of Music programs and exams
Location: Yonge and Carville
Atefeh Sepehrian
647-309-9815
asepehrian@yahoo.com

Master's degree in Piano Performance (University of Art, Tehran/Iran). 20 years experience as a
professional piano teacher at Tehran conservatory of Music and various universities. Accept all levels from
beginners to advanced students, all ages. Preparation for the Royal Conservatory Examinations (practical &
theoretical).  Introductory to ARCT level. Lessons are scheduled weekly and depending on the level are thirty
to sixty minutes. Instructions are customized to meet individual needs and goals of students and involving
various styles of music, sight-reading, ear training, technical development and music theory.
Reasonable rates.
Studio Location: Yonge St. & King Rd. Lessons may be available at your home.
Inga Vaisman
905-508-0780
info@mezzoarts.com
www.MezzoArts.com

Experienced Music Teacher now accepting new Students. All levels, all ages, advanced and beginners.
European Educated with Academic degree in Music, Worldwide experience and recognitions from
Canadian Institutions. Piano, Vocal, Music Theory, Royal Conservatory of Music Exams.
Located at: Yonge / Gamble
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Kathy Feng
647-219-2199 or 416-224-8123
kathy.feng@utoronto.ca

Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance (University of Toronto), tutelage of Marietta Orlov, James Parker,
Boris Lysenko. ARCT (Toronto). Teaching: York School, Yips Music & Montessori Schools,
& Featherstone Music. Language: English, Cantonese, ~Mandarin. Specialty in tailoring the best learning
method, music books, and supplementary learning guides for the child, or adult learner.  
A friendly teacher, supportive, and open to communication.
Location: Leslie and Steeles
Miriam Ginzburg
905-770-6562
miriammusicfun@gmail.com

B.Ed. Piano Lessons for all ages (from 4 to 120 years old). 25 Years of progressive teaching experience.
Combination of classical Russian piano school with the innovative Dalcroze approach.
Private and Group lessons for children and adults, music programs for 2, 3 and 4 year old children.
Lessons are offered in teacher's studio or in students' houses.
Location: Bathurst & Elgin Mills
Liz Couture
905-508-0458
LizCouture@hotmail.com
www.myc.com/teacher/ecouture

ARCT, MYCC. Music for Young Children (MYC) offers group piano classes for children starting from age 3,
with parent involvement. Students graduate with Grade 1 Royal Conservatory Piano and Preliminary
Rudiments Theory then continue in private lessons with other teachers in the community. Methodology is 30
years old, Canadian based, improves with the feedback from over 800 MYC teachers worldwide. Excellent
materials and hundreds of teaching tools and games in studio that make learning fun and age appropriate
for the children. Children have wide range of activities, including movement, singing with puppets,
composing, and preparing for festivals and examinations.  A good, solid foundation of well-rounded
learning that brings joy to families and children, as well as the teachers!
Location: off Weldrick, between Yonge and Bathurst
Mavis Sit
647-887-8883
mavis.muisit@gmail.com

Experienced teacher teached at Pro-music (Markham), now teaching at Pro-music (Richmond Hill).
Trinity College of London, LTCL (piano) diploma. All ages and levels. ***First lesson is FREE***
Excellent communication skills made the best teacher, as I have worked in the front line media for years
as well. Fun and friendly home studio. Language: English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Location: Stouffville Road and Yonge St.
Rachel Newallo-Huang
647-668-7142
Rachel@ivorykeysstudio.com
www.ivorykeysstudio.com

Rachel Newallo-Huang is the founder of Ivory Keys Studio, established in 2005. She has been teaching  
piano since 1998. Rachel has her Bachelor of Arts from York University. She has studied under the Royal
Conservatory of Music for over 25 years, with her principal teachers including: Chief Examiner of theoretical
subjects (2002),  Joe Ringhofer and Examiner of practical examinations, Joan Leblanc and Ron Schmoll,
student of Boris Berlin. In addition, Rachel has taken several courses with world-renowned  pianist,
Christina Petrowska Quilico. Rachel began playing the piano at Grace Baptist Church  for their Sunday
services at age 15 and has been the Music Director since 2006. Rachel prepares her students for piano  
competitions, recitals, master classes and RCM examinations yearly.
Location: Bathurst and King Road
Judy Lee
416-890-0703
yurimlee96@hotmail.com

Bachelor of Arts in Korea, studied piano in Germany. Over 20 years of teaching experience.
To beginner: encourage them to read note easily (Special Method). To intermediate to mature student:
make stylish music performance. Any level of R.C.M. and Rudiment welcome.
My student grade 2 Rudiment's average is 97,98. Teaching available in your home too.
Location: Hwy 7 & Bayview Ave.
Erin Connor
647-464-0354
erinconnor10@gmail.com

Received her Bachelor of Music Therapy with a minor in Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has
prepared children and adults for RCM piano and theory examinations. Lessons are customized to meet
individual needs and to motivate learners to pursue a life long passion for music.
- Adaptive music lessons are available for children with special needs -
Location: Bathurst and Major Mackenzie
Christina Shum
647-302-3700
cshum.piano@gmail.com

ARCT, BMT, MTA, MT-BC. High-level pianist and music therapist with extensive teaching experience working
with a wide range of ages and abilities including: 4&5 year olds, elementary/highschool students, adult
beginners, people with developmental challenges. Holds an Honours in Music Therapy, top of the class
(Medal Winner); holds an associateship with the Royal Conservatory of Music in piano performance. I teach
children using a hands-on approach that engages them mentally, emotionally and physically to ensure a
fulfilling and enriching education. Music is taught as a language; my students are able to communicate with
and create their own music in addition to reading and interpreting music on a page.
Contact me to book a consultation, FREE!
Location: Hwy 7 / Yonge
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Cheryll Chung
c_j_chung@yahoo.com
www.cantabilechambersingers.com

Cheryll Chung (B.Mus, B. Mus Ed, M. Mus Perf., ARCT, OCT) is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a
Masters in Music in Performance. She has been an active teacher for over 15 years, sending many students
to participate in festivals, complete successful R.C.M. examinations and enter University Music Programs.
Cheryll teaches Theory, Piano, Ear Training, vocal coaches and accompanies.
She teaches beginners to advanced level students, and also adults.
Location: Warden and Hwy 7
Nailya Yuzayeva
647-457-0828
nailyatal@gmail.com

Accepting new students. 10 years experience of teaching in Russia, Israel and Canada.
All ages and levels. Classical, musicals and pop styles. Preparing for RCM exams, concerts, competitions.
I Have Master Degree in Russian Conservatory(Academy). Also I am a Winner of international competitions.
Location: Yonge / 16th Ave.
Peggy Wu
905-780-0336
peggy.t.w.wu@gmail.com

Over 20 years of piano and theory teaching experiences for all ages and levels. Graduated from the
Brandon University with a Bachelor degree in Science (majoring in music and mathematics).  Studied
under renowned pianists Ying Lee, in Hong Kong, Gordon McPherson, in Brandon, and Clifford Poole, in
Toronto. Participated in numerous music competitions and has won various awards in both Hong Kong
Schools Music & Speech Festival and Brandon Festival of the Arts.  Prepare students for their RCM piano
and theoretical written examinations and students achieved excellent results. Call for 1 free trail lesson..
Location: Major Mackenzie & Bayview (near Walmart)
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Lilit Papoyan
647-997-3544
lpapoyan@gmail.com

B.A., M.A. in Piano Performance. Piano lessons for all ages and all levels. More than 15 years of teaching
and accompanying experience. Successful preparation for the RCM examinations,competitions
and auditions. Annual studio recital. Piano accompaniment for voice, strings and woodwinds.
Affordable prices
Location: Yonge & 16 Ave.
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Mary Lim
M.A., B.A.Hons., F.T.C.L., L.T.C.L., L.R.A.M., L.R.S.M., R.M.T.
416-502-1315
www.torontopianolesson.ca

Former RCM examiner.
Certified by the Royal Conservatory of Music as piano and music theory specialist.
Active Member of Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association.

30+ years teaching experience.
Teaches piano (all levels), piano pedagogy and theory.

Specialize in exam and competition preparation but also tailor to each individual’s needs.
Students won first place in open competitions close to 35 times.
Excellent exam results.

Speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Please visit website for more details.

Location: Finch & Leslie in North York
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Winter Music Studio
647-892-8112
wintermusicstudio@hotmail.com
www.facebook.com/wintermusicstudio/

Bachelor of Music Degree in Honours Music from McMaster University. Early Childhood in Music Education.
Diploma from Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music. Membership: Music Teachers National Association,
and Ontario Registered Music Teacher Diploma of Associate of The Royal Conservatory of Music (A.R.C.T.)
Piano Performance and Piano Teacher. RCM certified teacher - Piano Advanced Specialist and Theory
Advanced Specialist. Over 20 years of outstanding teaching experience.
Location: Major Mackenzie Drive and Leslie Street.
Anita Chan
416-499-2313
anitalychan@hotmail.com
www.anitapiano.weebly.com

One-on-One Piano Lessons any level from beginners to ARCT, for children and adults. Anita is the Audition
Convenor for Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association for more than 15 years. She had been
granted the Special Teacher Award by ORMTA. With over 30 years of piano teaching experience, she excels
at guiding and assisting students to achieve outstanding grades and results in examinations, auditions,
festivals and competitions. 100% of her students got PASS in RCM examinations, 90% of them received
marks over 80. Facts speak louder than words - you will be convinced by the details in her website. Also
watch her performance and her students’ performances therein. Language: English, Mandarin, Cantonese.
Location: Elgin Mills & Bayview (optional: Don Mills & Steeles)