Courtney has been teaching for over a decade and specializes in voice and piano accompaniment. She’s developed a unique pedagogical approach that focuses on interdisciplinary knowledge and musical autonomy.
While most of her upper level training took place in the classical field (B.Mus Performance from University of Toronto), she spends most of her time teaching contemporary commercial music (CCM) styles like pop, R&B, indie and musical theatre.
Although her students’ musical proficiency remains at the centre of her curriculum, She also enjoys the application of vocal and piano performance as a way to build confidence and self-awareness in her students. She’s passionate about watching her pupils grow and is proud to call herself a teacher and mentor to her students.
Sam is a Juno nominated pianist and honours graduate from Humber College’s Bachelor of Contemporary Music.
With over 11 years of teaching experience, Sam has taught students of all ages. With his teaching, his focus is to encourage students to play the music they love. Also, he helps them explore unfamiliar styles of music. This helps them stretch their knowledge, performance, and composition.
Evalina is a soprano who graduated from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music with a high distinction. Although she studied classical singing, she also sings genres like music theatre and pop. Plus, she’s a fluent speaker of both English and Russian.
For Evalina, being able to teach others how to express themselves through music is one of her biggest passions. Music has elevated hard times and been an escape during tough ones. She hopes to share it’s influence with her students!
Award-Winning, multi-genre singer Jessica Salvo (formerly Jessica Rempel) is a well known solo artist and acclaimed backup singer for Toronto artist phenoms.
With a Bachelor of Music Degree from Humber College, Salvo’s wide range of backup experience includes: Valley, Charlotte Day Wilson, KC Roberts and The Live Revolution, Coldjack, Amaal and vocalist for Jazz Bistro’s Jeff Beck Tribute and others including multiple wedding bands.
Known as “infectious”, “influential” and a “a pure joy to perform with”, Salvo will, without a doubt, continue to make her mark on the Toronto scene and beyond.
Sean Clarey is a guitarist, producer, educator, and multi-instrumentalist. Sean has been teaching privately for 11 years and has mentored hundreds of students, and has been studying music since age 5.
Sean attended Humber College and has performed alongside Larnell Lewis, Luis Deniz, Ahmed Mitchell, Andrew Stewart, Christian McBride, Larry Goldings, Donny Mccaslin, Lorne Lofsky, Ted Quinlan, Robi Botos, and other notable artists. He tours, performs, and records regularly with ‘ART the Band’, ‘Shipley Hollow’, ‘Angles Jackson’, ‘The David Diao Quartet’, ‘Matt Lagan Group’, and his own group.
Sean is the recipient of the ‘Kim Mitchell Scholarship,’Kevin Mackle Memorial Scholarship’, the ‘Gordon and Anne Wragg Scholarship’, and the ‘Humber College Community Music Guitar Award’. Ted Quinlan described Sean’s playing as “Effortless, with great fluidity”.
Piano, Songwriting, Production
As a classical pianist and composer for two decades, Harrison has soloed at Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Centre, been named to CBC music’s 30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians under 30 and earned a B.M. in piano performance from Bard College Conservatory.
A believer in the interconnectedness of art, Harrison has worked beyond classical music. He is also a singer, songwriter, producer, and poet (he earned his B.M. in Piano Performance from Bard College in New York, a renowned written arts faculty, in 2021). Harrison draws from these disciplines to support each student’s curiosity, whether that be for improvisation, hip hop or Tik Tok.
With nearly 20 years of professional teaching experience, John has developed an intuitive approach to teaching musical concepts. His primary goal is to help his students foster a deep connection with the language of music and creativity. John custom-tailors his curriculum to each student’s unique goals, using a hybrid system that combines traditional music pedagogy with modern music technology. John’s past students include Eliza Enman-McDaniel from the Juno winning band The Beaches.
John holds a Bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music, he graduated Summa Cum Laude. As a drummer he has performed with EMI artist The Mudmen, Hengameh, Tonya Kennedy, as well as with members of The Weeknd, The Arkells, MAGIC!, Toots & The Maytals, Carly Rae Jepson, The Tea Party, and others. As a producer John has worked with award-winning Pop/EDM, R&B, Hip-Hop/Rap, Indigenous, and South-Asian artists, and he has collaborated with 2x Juno winning producer Michael Lantz. John has produced/recorded songs that have been broadcasted nationally on Canadian Pop/Hit FM radio stations.