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Sherry

Piano - Viola - Violin  ONLINE & IN PERSON 
Classical (RCM)

University of Western Ontario - Bachelor of Music Education

English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese

Sherry was born in Hong Kong and moved to Canada in 2015. Her first instrument was the

piano, which sparked her interest in music, and she had taken multiple ABRSM exams and

received her ABRSM grade 7 piano proficiency before switching to her major instrument––the viola.

 

After picking up the viola at the age of 17, she went on to study at Western University and graduate with a Bachelor of Music Education (Honours).

Sherry is an enthusiastic and passionate musician––During her time in Hong Kong, Sherry participated in the Hong Kong Children’s Choir, joined the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Hong Kong in 2015, and was chosen to be the section leader.

 

She had performed with the London Youth Symphony Orchestra, Operas, and a student-produced musical “The Spring Awakening”. She had also participated in the Hong Kong Secondary School Orchestra Competition. Sherry earned first place in the 20th-century solo Viola Work section in the Kiwanis Music Festival in 2017. She also obtained her Associate Board of The Royal School of Music (ABRSM) grade eight certification for viola in 2015.

Sherry recently graduated with an Artist Diploma in Performance program through studying with Sharon Wei and Caitlin Boyle at Western University, and she has played for artists such as Elise Lavallée, Daniel Scholz, Rennie Regehr, David Harding, Paul Silverthorne,  Jutta Puchhammer-Sédillot, and more!

Marcus

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Piano - Saxophone  ONLINE & IN PERSON 
Classical (RCM), Pop, Rock, Contemporary Soundtracks

York University - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Specialized Honours in Music

English, Cantonese

Marcus Wong is a pianist who discovered his passion for music through playing piano covers. He is a graduate of the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York University, having studied piano under Raisa Nakhmanovich and composition under Mike Cado and Randolph Peters. With over 20 years of piano experience, he has developed a style that combines classical technique with popular songs and melodies. From Disney songs to movie soundtracks to the works of Beethoven, he has gathered a library of repertoire for all levels that is fun to play while laying the foundation for musical technique.

During his studies, Marcus was an arranger and pianist for York University's Media Music Ensemble, helping other students reimagine their favorite soundtracks for concert band. He also has performed in the Tribute Communities Recital Hall as both a soloist and accompanist. In addition to teaching, he performs as a member of Rouge River Winds and works with instrumentalists and vocalists as an accompanist.

Marcus enjoys teaching and helping students find the music that they are passionate about. He believes that music is a wonderful medium for storytelling, self-expression, and connecting with others. 

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Piano - Vocal  ONLINE & IN PERSON 
Pop, Classical (RCM), Ballads

Trinity Western University- Bachelor of Music

English - Cantonese - Mandarin

Yentl started her musical journey at the age of 5 as a classical pianist and was a member of the school choir since high school. Through studying music at Trinity Western University in Vancouver (graduated with distinction), she has appeared frequently as a soloist and collaborative pianist for piano and voice recitals. She has also been an active member of the Jazz ensemble and the Chamber Choir.

 

During her studies, Yentl actively involved in her school choir and later became a soloist and participated in toured performances during 2016 and 2018. She performed with the choir at the Carnegie hall in New York and the Parliament Hill in Ottawa. She performed the Canadian Folk Song, The Log Driver’s Waltz as a coloratura soprano soloist at the University of Hong Kong in 2018.

 

As a recent graduate, Yentl continues to explore her journey as an artist and collaborates with various artists. Yentl is incredibly excited to be working with more talented young artists at Tone Labs!

Yentl

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Ian

Piano - Theory - Vocal  ONLINE & IN PERSON 

Classical (RCM), Contemporary, Jazz, Pop

University of Toronto - Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition with Second Major in Human Geography (Faculty of Artists' Scholarship, Arthur Plettner Scholarship, Dr. Haberman Herbert Memorial Award)

Royal Conservatory of Music - ARCT in Piano Performance

English

As a pianist-composer, singer-songwriter and clarinetist with 10 years of performing experience, Ian has been coached by notable Canadian artists such as Larysa Kuzmenko, Saman Shahi, Matthew Emery and Kevin Lau for composition; Younggun Kim, Eldon Ng and Langning Liu for piano, as well as Sahar Azar for clarinet. The list of ensembles that he has worked with over the decade includes but is not limited to Surround Sound A Cappella Choir (quarter-finalist of International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella), Concreamus Chamber Choir, Voces Boreales Vocal Octet (VB8), Grenadier String Quartet, Markham Wesley Symphony Orchestra and Canadian Sinfonietta.

 

As a graduate of Unionville High School's specialized Arts Unionville piano program in 2019, he has won numerous Canadian piano competitions as a soloist and in duet/concerto groups, such as Kiwanis Music Festival, Toronto International Piano Competition, North York Music Festival, Wishing Well Lions Club Music Festival and Yip's Music Festival. He was a provincial finalist of the piano diploma class of the Ontario Music Festivals Association (OMFA) in 2017. In the same year, he completed his ARCT in Piano Performance at the Royal Conservatory of Music.

 

Having a deep Protestant faith, he also ardently serves as an audio/video producer, composer, arranger, singer-songwriter and keyboardist at his home church (Markham Peoples Community Church). He also collaborates with bands from other churches such as Richmond Hill Free Methodist Church and Zion Alliance Church. His music is used in retreat camps, varsity shows, commercials, theatre productions and films created by these organizations.

 

His teaching style is straightforward, vivid and empowering based on his lifelong goal to cultivate public admiration for the art of music as a powerful catalyst of humans' physical, mental and spiritual growth. As a person of colour who witnesses various discrimination incidents against underprivileged groups, he also aims to promote civil ethics and social justice with music as a universal language which should be made accessible to people of all backgrounds and bring them together in harmony.

Kevin
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Piano - Saxophone  ONLINE & IN PERSON 

Classical (RCM), Jazz, Pop

University of Toronto - Bachelor of Music Education | York University - Bachelor of Education

English - Mandarin

Kevin started playing the piano when he was 4 years old and the saxophone when he was 10 where a deep passion for music making was sparked.  A graduate of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music, Kevin has received classical training under the guidance of Dr. Wallace Halladay.  

 

Kevin has performed as a member of the University of Toronto Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble and various saxophone quartets and ensembles.  He is an active Toronto-based musician who performs with a variety of bands and is a member of the Metropolitan Winds of Toronto.

 

Through his experiences of teaching one-on-one music lessons and group music classes, Kevin has developed an adaptable and versatile teaching style that is constantly evolving and tailored to his student’s needs.  

Kevin

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