Woodwinds - Brass
Saxophone - Flute - Clarinet
Clarinet ONLINE & IN PERSON
University of Toronto - Advanced Certificate of Performance (Early Music), Bachelor of Music (Music Education)
English - Cantonese
Jonathan is a Toronto-based clarinetist, conductor, keyboardist, singer and educator.
As an award-winning clarinetist, Jonathan's diverse experience includes solo, chamber, orchestral, and wind band playing. His career highlights include performing at Carnegie Hall as concertmaster of the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra and a concerto performance with the University of Toronto Wind Ensemble as a winner of the 2018 University of Toronto Winds Concerto Competition.
As an educator, Jonathan brings together strong pedagogy with over five years of teaching experience at all levels. He believes that all lives can be enriched by music and the performing arts, and he strives to meet every student at their level, whether their goal is learning a tricky passage for band or orchestra, completing RCM exams, being accepted to a music school, or just experiencing the joy of creating music.
Flute ONLINE & IN PERSON
University of Toronto - Bachelor of Music, Flute Performance
English - Mandarin
Annie is an award winning flute instructor and performer who began playing the flute at the age of 8 and playing the piccolo at the age of 12. She has been awarded in numerous music festivals and national competitions in Canada. She has also enjoyed a brilliant musical life being involved in several music ensembles including orchestra and chamber groups, as well as performing in numerous master classes under the internal tutelage.
Annie is experienced in teaching students ranging from early ages to adults and instrumental levels from completely beginner to flute enthusiasts. Her method of teaching is upon her belief that teaching of musical instruments must have a balance between entertainment and dedication. As a dedicated flute teacher, Annie has developed an intelligent way of teaching by interacting with students, building their fundamental skills through loving and practicing for not only themselves, but their instruments.
Saxophone - Piano ONLINE & IN PERSON
Classical, 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.
Flute - Piano - Theory ONLINE ONLY
University of Toronto - Bachelor of Music - Flute Performance
English - Mandarin
Born in Toronto, Michelle is an active flautist around the GTA, currently completing her Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance under the guidance of Prof. Stephen Tam at the University of Toronto. Being a member of the TSYO in the 2018/19 season, she played principal flute in Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, as well as performed at Roy Thomson Hall for TSYO’s 45th season finale.
She has also been a member of many other ensembles including the University of Toronto Wind Ensemble, CAST Philomusica Orchestra, as well as chamber groups in the TSO’s evening epic. In masterclasses, Michelle has had the opportunity to learn from renowned flautists including Denis Bluteau and Gergely Ittzés.
In addition to performing, Michelle is dedicated to teaching, where she teaches students with a variety of goals, ranging from RCM exams to auditioning for the Hart House Orchestra. For younger students, she aims to help them build a passion for music and foundation for the flute.