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Juanita Velez

Founder | Music Instructor

Juanita is an educator residing in Montréal, Québec. Juanita holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts honours degree at York University where she specialized in voice performance and psychology. She is Master of Arts in Child Study and Education at the University of Toronto. She was one of the two recipients of the Vari Award Scholarship. 
In addition, she has worked as a music therapist volunteer at Holland Bloorview Hospital where she assisted kids with special needs, helping them experience the social, cognitive and physiological benefits of music instruction.

Juanita is known for her gentle approach to teaching. She is cognizant and encouraging of individual learning styles. She forges a trusting relationship with her students, building upon their strengths. She believes that education should have no barriers of entry and should be accessible to everyone, including all abilities and backgrounds. She is fully fluent in French, English and Spanish.

  • Musical Awakening

  • Piano

  • Guitar

  • Ukulele

  • Singing


Available:
In-home
Online

Languages:

English 

French 

Spanish 

Hailey 

Musical Instructor

Multi-instrumentalist and music teacher originally from Halifax, Ontario. She started her musical journey studying the flute with renowned musician Kimberly Breilein.She is currently completing her Bachelor’s of Music in Performance at the University of Montreal under the guidance of acclaimed musician, Denis Bluteau.

Hailey has a very versatile background of experience, which helps her understand music from many different styles and perspectives!

 

Hailey has been teaching professionally for numerous years where she has taught both private and group flute, piano, and theory classes, as well as Suzuki Early Childhood Education classes at multiple different music studios.
 

It is important to me to provide the student with a strong technical foundation on their instrument: a strong technique allows for the smoothest experience while learning. Music lessons should be fun and challenging! It is important to create a positive and safe environment where a student will be happy to try new things, explore, and push the limits of what they can do.

  • Musical Awakening

  • Piano

  • Guitar

  • Ukulele

  • Singing

Available:
In-home
Online


Languages:
English 
French Beginner / Intermediate

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Paula

Music Instructor

Peruvian singer-songwriter, Paula, graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2020 with a B.A in vocal performance. She has been singing professionally for more than 10 years, as a choir performer and soloist, and has been teaching music for the past 4 years. 
 
Paula is currently studying Early Childhood Education at Canada College with her goal being to merge education and music together. Paula believes in the importance of creating a safe space for students to explore their instruments. She also believes in creating a fun and interactive class where creativity and learning are placed at the forefront. 

  • Musical Awakening

  • Piano

  • Ukulele

  • Singing

  • Singer-Songwriter


Available:
In-home
Online

Languages: 

English

Español

Sarah

Music Instructor

Sarah considers that music is the melody of life, recalling that harmony is born from diversity. She sees music as an invitation to share our deepest emotions and express our true essence, a conviction that inspires her musical journey and pushes her to create authentic musical experiences that bring people together across borders.

  • Piano

  • Djing


Available:
In-home
Online

Languages:

English 

 

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Ula

Music Instructor

Ula is passionate about teaching voice, piano, and songwriting, teaching in many styles including classical, pop, jazz, musical theatre, and folk music. She believes teaching music is a collaborative and multidisciplinary effort and takes a holistic approach. In addition to playing the right notes, her music lessons will revolve around the invisible things that work together to create an amazing performance, including breathwork, intention, and stage presence.

 

Ula started her musical journey singing in a youth choir at her synagogue and joined an acting program the next year, where her love of musical theatre emerged. At 13, she wrote, played a role in, and co-directed a two-act musical with her brother. She is currently working on a collection of small ensemble works for piano, string, and wind ensembles.

  • Voice

  • Singing

  • Piano


Available:
In-home
Online

Languages:

  • English

  • French (Intermediate)

Gabriel

Music Instructor

Colombian musician, Gabriel, is pursuing his Master's degree in music with an emphasis on classical and contemporary performance at the University of Montréal. Hwas a semi-finalist of the Latin American saxophone competition “Henri Selmer Paris” held in Yucatán – Mexico in 2019, winner of the international competition “Canadian international music competition” held in Montréal, Canada in 2023. 

 

He has years of experience in teaching of woodwinds, piano, ukulele and guitar. He is known for his gentle, creative, and kind approach to teaching. 

  • Woodwinds

  • Piano

  • Ukulele

  • Guitar


Available:
In-home
Online

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Saurav

Music Instructor

Saurav  is an international musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer. He is a graduate in Hindustani Classical from Allahabad University, India, under the guidance of Smt. Deepa Sinha, who helped to explore the rich tradition of Hindustani music. 
 
Experience:
15 years of experience of performance, currently composing music with band 'Sound Valley Projekt'
Combined 10 years of experience in teaching guitar, ukulele, keyboard and vocal music

  • Voice

  • Piano

  • Ukulele

  • Guitar

  • Music for Healing


Available:
In-home
Online

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Angus

Music Instructor

Angus’ specialties include guitar, voice, electric bass, and introduction to piano. He teaches a variety of styles, including pop, folk, jazz, rock, country / bluegrass, indie, and can also offer guidance on songwriting. 

 

Angus offers a thoughtful, patient approach to teaching that prioritizes each student’s individual learning style. He believes in the importance of creating an engaging lesson environment that allows learning to be a fun, encouraging, and creative process. 

  • Voice

  • Singing

  • Piano


Available:
In-home
Online

Languages:

  • English

  • French (Intermediate)

Felix

Music Instructor

Felix’s teaching methods emphasize his student's individual musical interests and aspirations. He strives to understand their reasons for playing music and to structure the lessons accordingly, preserving and nurturing their initial excitement. He has a kind, patient, and accommodating style.
 
Born in Toronto, Canada, Felix started taking piano lessons when he was just four years old, exploring pop, blues, classical, and jazz, and eventually receiving honors in his Grade 7 RCM Piano Exam. He studied privately with several established Toronto Musicians, including Marcel Aucoin, Tania Gill, and Dave Clark. Felix attended The Berklee College of Music in Boston on a scholarship, where he honed his songwriting skills and became well versed in jazz theory and arranging. Upon returning to Canada he recorded and released his debut solo project, an EP of original folk songs which won him an award in The John Lennon Songwriting Contest. 

 

  • Voice

  • Piano

  • Ukulele

  • Guitar


Available:
In-home
Online

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Rachel

Music Instructor

Classically trained as both a pianist and vocalist with over 15 years of experience, Rachel currently performs in various bands in Montreal (her talents can be heard in the music of local alt-country act Nora Kelly Band) and teaches in hopes of passing on her lifelong love of music. She aims to create a learning environment that is patient, encouraging of creativity, and flexible towards her students' needs. While she has proficient knowledge in music theory and technique, Rachel values building her lessons around what makes her students feel inspired. With skills as a guitarist and banjoist in addition to her main instruments, Rachel provides a well-rounded and enthusiastic musical education.
 

 

  • Voice

  • Piano

  • Ukulele

  • Guitar

  • Banjo


Available:
In-home
Online

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