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

Learn to play the great standards without sheet music.
Comfortable Step-by-Step approach. Blues, boogie, pop, stride, and gospel styles as well.
Have fun learning all you wanted to know about chord symbols, chord progressions, and the magic they
create. Show your stuff with a live jazz band every June at the spring recital/dinner,
and accompany your fellow students every December at the Xmas sing-a-long party.
One-hour private lessons in the Kingsway area of Toronto. Current students ages range from 22 to 82.  
Enjoy a carefully planned, results-oriented program.
Located near Royal York Road & Bloor Street West

Click here to catch Matt at the piano at Toronto's Jazz Bistro
Joyce Kocher-Seibel
416-745-2518

ARCT. Joyce is a former Affiliate Member of the Royal Conservatory of Music. She  teaches piano and theory
from her private studio, where students can prepare for Royal Conservatory examinations
up to a grade 10 level of skill.
Heather Harrold
416-233-6767
heharrold@yahoo.ca

Qualifications: Hon. Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Education.
Heather has 13 years of teaching experience and specializes in instruction for later beginners (age 12 and
up).  Instruction available in your home. Lessons focus on having fun, while learning to play piano!
Location: Islington and Eglinton or in student's home
Olga Poustovar
416-259-4820

Piano teacher in south Etobicoke available with more than 30 years experience.
Teaching all ages
Virginia M. Taylor
416-742-6429 (Work)
virginiataylor@sympatico.ca

A.R.C.T. , RMT. I believe in making piano lessons an enjoyable and educating experience.
I submit students for RCM Examinations, all Festivals and fully believe in learning our Canadian Music.
I teach, Rudiments, Harmony, Counterpoint and History, as well as all grades of piano. I am a member of  
and active in ORMTA, a member of the RCM College of Examiners, and am on the Board of several
Festivals, as well as Adjudicate Festivals and Assessments across Ontario
Location: Islington \ Albion
Kristian Lebar
416-233-0799
kslebar@yahoo.ca

ARCT. Teaching traditional piano for over 26 years in the Toronto west area, and as of 1991,
includes the Suzuki method of teaching, particularly effective for very young children.
Well versed in theory and harmony instruction.
Location: Dundas St. & Royal York Road
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Christy Cummings
416-255-1307
soapandhammers@bellnet.ca

A graduate of the Bachelor of Music program at Mount Allison University specializing in Pedagogy, theory
and composition and have 14 years experience teaching children and adults music through piano lessons.
I believe everyone has their own learning style and music interests, and music is fun! My lessons are
designed to according to the individual student. Although my students consistantly recieve first class
honours and honours at RCM exams, I use a wide variety of materials to ensure every student learns
and has fun at the same time.
Location: Burnamthorpe / Dundas and Royal York / Queensway
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Jarred Dunn
647-215-1837
jarred.dunn.24@gmail.com

B.M., Performance (cand.), University of Toronto, piano studies with Dr. Midori Koga.
Additional studies, The Juilliard School, student of Jacob Lateiner.  Master classes with James Hibbard,
Laura Hibbard, Jamie Parker, Marietta Orlov, Trefor Smith, Lydia Wong and Janina Fialkowska (Westben).  
Coaching with Ian Parker, Ross Inglis, Anna Pacanowski, Marc Pierre Toth and Irene Florence Wong.  
Students range from introductory through ARCT level and university peers. Initiated the University of Toronto
Student Studio, a class for students to perform for and teach each other.
Students have received RCM examination diplomas, grades 9 through Associate.
Location: Royal York Rd. / Bloor St. (Royal York Subway station is a five minute bus ride away).
Nicole LeGault
416-614-7529 / 1-877-664-7288
asharpmusic@gmail.com
www.asharpmusic.com

Piano lessons for all ages, all styles and all levels. My Mission:
To bring the joy of music into the lives of people of all ages within a relaxed and secure environment.
Location: Royal York & Lawrence
YoYo Chan
647-272-9881
Pianoworkshop@hotmail.com

Experienced piano instructor with the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Prepare students for Royal Conservatory Examinations. All ages , all levels, beginners and advanced.
Lessons offer in my studio or In-Home lessons. Rate will be different by the traveling fees.
Location: Bloor and Islington
Michael Chulkov
416-554-5341
infoartschool@yahoo.ca

Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Education. Member of the Royal Conservatory of Music.
More than 20 years professional knowledge and teaching experience of many musical instruments and
vocal. Programs: Guitar (acoustic, electric, classical, rhythm, lead and bass);
Keyboard / Piano Vocal (classical, rock, modern) Music theory, History & Harmony; Keyboard, Guitar & Vocal
Ensembles, Rock Bands. The highest-quality weekly lessons, regular evaluation, frequent performances
and ensemble opportunities for students of all ages, all levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced)
Location: Eglinton / Ranforth
Michelle M Dussard
416-556-8335
michelle_dussard@yahoo.ca

I have been teaching for several years now.
I have studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music and I am presently enrolled in the music education
program at the University of Toronto. I want to make music education fun for everyone! I have a lot of
enthusiasm for this field which is why I decided to go back to school and learn even more about it. I teach all
styles from classical to pop and everything in between and I create a customized lesson plan for the
individual learner. Let's make music together!
Location: West Mall and Bloor
Maryellen Ford
416-207-0561
micford@enoreo.on.ca
www.pianolessons.netfirms.com

Qualifications:  B. Ed., Mus. Bac., A.R.C.T. Piano Performance, former Head of Music Department at
Port Credit Secondary School (Peel District Board of Ed.)
Maryellen teaches private lessons out of her home to students of all ages.
Located near Islington & Eglinton
Andrea Stacey Guindon
647-405-0720
andrea_guindon@yahoo.ca

Qualified Piano teacher: Completed grade 10 Royal. Completed grade 1-4 Theory
Teaching since 2002. Enjoy working with kids of all ages
Location: Dundas and Bloor
Janet E. Hinton
416-244-4812
janetehinton@hotmail.com

B.Mus., Honours Piano Performance; A.Mus., Piano Performance; A.Mus., Piano Pedagogy; member of
O.R.M.T.A.; former Affiliate Teacher and current member of  The Royal Conservatory of Music; licensed
Kindermusik teacher. Janet has been teaching piano and theory since she was 13 years old (25 years) to
all ages and levels. Preparation for RCM (including A.R.C.T.) and Conservatory Canada (including
Diplomas) examinations, music festivals and recitals. Performance experience includes full recitals;
participation in music festivals winning many awards/ scholarships; and former Assistant Accompanist,
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Music. Fun, unique lessons including accompanying and ensemble work.
Location: Lessons offered in the home or in Janet's studio (Royal York Road/Eglinton).
Claire Hoeffler
416-537-1357
hoeffler@axxent.ca

ARCT Gold Medalist; graduate of Juilliard School of Music. Claire has a unique approach to music
education that she’s developed over the past 20+ years - she adapts her teaching methods to suit the
different learning styles of her students. Parents are welcome to attend lessons with their children. Private
piano and theory lessons are offered from her home studio. Student recitals are held throughout the year.
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Location: High Park near Keele subway
Neil Martinez
neil@jrmusicstudio.com
www.jrmusicstudio.com

Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours in Music. Experienced and award winning pianist, accompanist, improviser
and chamber musician. Students receive personal and focused instruction from the teacher.
Lessons are designed towards each individual student. Preparation for RCM exams from beginner to ARCT
and beyond. Mr. Martinez is also experienced in 20th / 21st century music and the techniques they require.
Repertoire selection is flexible, and the student is encouraged to seek out composers and pieces that
interest him or her. Learn sight reading skills, memorization techniques, develop ensemble sensitivity,
accompanying, effortless technique and become more efficient with your practice routine. Improvisation
also taught, the techniques of which can be applied to any style students wish – from classical cadenzas
to modern genres. Using a compositional orientation, students develop skills in the creation of
spontaneous music. Lessons available in your home or my studio.
Darryl Orr
416-233-6767
darryl_orr@yahoo.ca

Qualifications: Diploma in Jazz Studies from Humber College. Eight years teaching experience.
Lessons focus on the basics of piano studies while incorporating the student's musical interests.
Studies in classical and jazz theory are also available. Take lessons in Darryl's studio or in your own home.
Location: Bloor & Old Mill
Maureen Smith
416-620-1231
maureen@maureensmith.ca

Qualifications:  A.R.C.T. Piano Teacher's Diploma, Royal Conservatory of Music Bachelor of Music.
Education, Bachelor of Education, Member of ORMTA. Experience: Professional pianist/vocalist, songwriter,
recording artist, band conductor and music educator, teaching private piano lessons for over 20 years.
Teaching: All ages, all levels - beginner to professional  A.R.C.T. All styles, classical, popular, jazz, rock n
roll, cocktail piano. Learn to play by ear. Theory, Rudiments - preparation for RCM exams.
Movement and postural techniques including The Alexander and Mitzvah Technique.
David Wojcik
416-742-2297
q_ship_2000@hotmail.com

B.F.A. York University. Mr. Wojcik has been instructing piano for the past fifteen years. He is aspiring to be a
pianist of the highest order, and these qualities permeate into his teaching craft.
Learn Beethoven, Chopin, Bach, Liszt, and others. Lessons range from beginner, to the most advanced
stages of piano virtuosity and culture. Theory lessons are also available.
Location: Islington and Elmhurst area, although lessons are given throughout the GTA.
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Radwan Aladdin
647-889-7934
radwan.aladdin@gmail.com

I'm a Practical Piano & Music Theory teacher. My students perform in international events and some have
their own recordings. I have more than 30 years of experience as a teacher, performer and composer for TV
Shows and Series. I taught the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music - London programs in
Dubai and UAE (grades 1 til 8 + Diploma), and I have the ABRSM Advance Level. I also have Piano
Performer (Diploma) from the AMS in Syria. In addition, I have B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from Aleppo
University.I made many concerts in different countries. I'm the Chairman of Young Talents: A group of 25
talented young musicians residing in the UAE, who range from 6-19 years of age. And I was the Head of the
Piano Section, at the Arab Institute for Music, Aleppo, Syria - 1982 to 1986. In addition, I was the Conductor
and Maestro of a sixty strong choir at Aleppo University, performing traditional Arab Music Works, distributed
over (Soprano - Alto - Tenor - Bass) in 1974 to 1979. See website above for my Resume.
Location: Kipling - Eglinton
Helena Gintere
416-762-5636
helena.gintere@hotmail.com
www.pianotutor.ca

Classically trained European pianist. I have a M. Mus in piano performance with over 25 years
of teaching experience. I offer private piano and theory lessons in my home studio.
I prepare students for all levels of RCM exams, festivals and auditions.
Consistently excellent exam results. Member of Ontario Registered Music Teacher Association (ORMTA).
Location: Jane & Eglinton
David Burt Studio
416-232-2878
davidburt@rogers.com
www.davidburt.com

David Burt is a professional pianist and instructor, teaching contemporary piano.
All levels, all styles.
"You go into a fine restaurant...some of your favourite songs are being played on a piano. The melody, the
harmony, the arrangement are superb...how did the musician learn to play like that...Let me show you."
Studio located near Royal York subway station.
Ashley Beattie
416-988-2804
beattieashley@gmail.com
ashleybeattiemusic.weebly.com

8 years of experience teaching all ages, specializing in young beginners. Music lessons in your home,
availability during the day. B.F.A. in music performance. Preparation for RCM curriculum exams
as well as Conservatory Canada (including Contemporary Idiom).
Preparation for theory exams can be integrated into piano lessons, or taken separately.
Location: Islington & The Queensway
Alanna Kurt
647-478-1516
alannakurt@gmail.com

Grade 10 RCM certificate, Grade 4 Theory.
Currently finishing ARCT diploma in Piano Performance & Piano Pedagogy.
Over 7 years experience teaching students of all ages & in a wide array of genres.
Location: Lakeshore Blvd, between Kipling & Brown's Line
Monika Kasprzak
416-252-4566
monakaspar@sympatico.ca
www.mimicopianolessons.ca

Monika Kasprzak holds a degree of Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy. She also holds a  
Bachelor of Music from University of Toronto and an A.R.C.T. Piano Performers from the Royal Conservatory
of Music. A recipient of many awards  including first place in Canada in Canadian Music Competition in
piano duos she is a professional performer with over 30 years and over 2800 performances in solo
classical, popular, big band, symphony, choirs and over 27 years experience teaching private/class piano.  
She is an Affiliate of the Royal Conservatory Music Teachers and a member of the Ontario Registered Music
Teachers Association as well as a Lakeshore Arts Council member. I prepare primarily for Royal  
Conservatory of Music practical and theory examinations and local festivals or just play for enjoyment and I
can consider preparations for: Conservatory Canada, Trinity College of London Examinations and Yamaha
International Examination System. Lessons are very enjoyable and productive and intended to bring out the
best potential in beginners to advanced students of all ages and adults. Fantastic fees.
Location: Lakeshore/Parklawn
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David John Clydesdale (davijc)
416-623-1862
davijc@aol.com
http://www.davijc.com

davijc is a graduate of the University of Toronto in Canada where he studied piano at
The Royal Conservatory of Music. He studied jazz improvisation, electronic composition and music
production at Berklee College of Music in Boston and offers lessons  for all ages levels:
piano, jazz improvisation, conservatory piano examination programs and pro audio production.
Recording and technology is an essential element of the teaching method allowing students
to hear your progress as you learn, from the very beginning.
Location: Bloor St. and Islington Ave.
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Frank Horvat
416-503-4789
contactme@frankhorvat.com
www.frankhorvat.com

Frank offers piano and theory instruction for all ages and in many styles of music. With over 20 years of
teaching experience, he brings plenty of knowledge and enthusiasm to every lesson. His qualifications
include: A.R.C.T, Bachelor of Music (U of T), and he is currently President of the Ontario Registered Music
Teachers Association. Visit his website for more details.
Loaction: Lake Shore Blvd W. and Park Lawn Rd.
Barbara Wizinski
416-255-5959
bwizin@sympatico.ca

Learn with a gifted teacher! ARCT, Music Diploma in Piano Performance. Senior Level Teaching Certificate
-  U of T. Former head of Music Department - Etobicoke Board of Education * 35 years of teaching
experience * European trained * Expert in adult piano instruction* Designed adult credit course for the
Etobicoke Board of Education * Pesonalized instruction * Beginners to advanced level. You are never too old
to make music!
Location: Lakeshore-Parklawn area
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Mrs. Emily Green, B.Mus. - Lessons In Your Home
905-599-0210
emilygreen815@gmail.com

Mrs. Green majored in Music Education and classical piano at the University of Toronto, where she received
her Bachelor of Music Degree. Emily is the Music Director at St. Aidan's Anglican Church in Oakville and is
also a pop/rock singer. In addition to offering piano and theory lessons, she also offers voice, beginner
guitar, ukulele, drums and saxophone lessons. She has 7 years of teaching experience, including teaching
at Merriam Music, Muzart and Cadence House. Emily is all about positivity and helping students to become
well-rounded musicians who can read and understand music, learn by ear, and improvise. She teaches
traditional/classical/RCM and pop, from age 4 to age 74! Convenient lessons where Emily comes to you!
Location: Park Lawn Rd and The Queensway (lessons in your home)