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Peninsula Academy Online


All Instruments, Levels and Styles

Private Music Lessons

Online private lessons for all levels, instruments and styles.

Classes and Workshops

Ukulele, Guitar, Fiddle


PAMA has a variety of classes and workshops for all ages and levels including Guitar Classes, Ukulele Classes and the Acoustic Jam.

Our Teachers

Alex Mold


Alex is a is a percussionist, songwriter and teacher who is passionate about drumming and teaching students of all ages. He encourages his students to learn practical and technical skills, and teaches an understanding of musical language. Alex holds a Bachelor’s Music Degree from Keele University in England, and a Diploma in Music Practice from […]

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Amy Nold

Piano | Theory | Voice

Amy started piano lessons at age 9, and at 16 continued formal studies at Vancouver Island University as a classical piano major.  At VIU she was exposed to a number of world class jazz musicians that led her to a realization that she couldn’t play without a written score.  This epiphany led her away from […]

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Diana English

Piano | Recorder | Theory

Diana began studying piano and voice at the age of four. Her mother was a professional opera singer and was a member of the Vancouver Chamber choir, so she grew up in a family immersed in musical study and performance.  Diana studied with some of the best-known piano teachers in the Vancouver region and went […]

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Evan Cheadle


Evan Cheadle Bio Evan began playing and singing in his early teens and during his developmental years directed his creative energies toward a wide range of classic North American folk music as well as popular music of the 60’s and 70’s era. This love of classic folk and blues and poetic song form led him […]

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Franaine Buchal

Banjo | Guitar | Mandolin | Ukulele

Franaine has been with P.A.M.A. for over a decade now and my first impression was, “does this guy ever slow down?” In answer now over ten years later – No! Franaine has a contagious enthusiasm for what he does that just never stops, he is a force of nature. Franaine has a Bachelor of Music […]

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Iryna Graifer

Piano | Theory

Iryna Graifer was born in Ukraine, where she received her Master’s Degree in music as a pianist, accompanist and teacher graduating from Donetsk State Conservatory. She worked for 13 years in her alma mater music college. In 1996 she moved to Canada with her husband and two children, spending 10 years in Winnipeg teaching piano and working as an accompanist with […]

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Lina Streltsov


Lina Streltsov’s career as a musician spans across three countries. She started formal studies in Ukraine as a choir conductor and a vocal director, and graduated from the highly regarded Glier Music College in Kiev and Prokofiev Academy of Music in Donetsk. She went on working with adult and children choirs in Ukraine as well […]

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Lloyd English

Composition | Guitar | Harmony | Improvisation

Lloyd English has been a professional performer, teacher, composer, choral director and producer for over 30 years and has worked and studied with some of the most well known artists in the Canadian music industry. He has performed in genres as diverse as world music and pop and jazz in stadiums, concert halls, city club […]

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Maria Martins

Composition | Harmony | Piano | Theory | Voice

Maria Eduarda Mendes Martins is a music teacher of voice, piano, theory & composition, and a director and composer who started her piano studies in 2006, in the south of Brazil – her country of birth. Inspired by her acquired knowledge, Maria understood that playing the piano and making music every day was what she […]

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Michael Wilford


Michael Wilford is a drummer and songwriter who is passionate about performing creating and teaching music. Michael grew up playing drums in the rich and diverse musical network of Northern British Columbia, where he was inspired and taught from a young age by many musical mentors including Mike Doogan-Smith, Leslie Jean McMillan and the dynamic […]

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Nathaniel Ritter

Guitar | Ukulele

Nathaniel is a multi instrumentalist who plays guitar, piano, electric bass, ukulele and sings. He is also a very keen and active songwriter, and hopes to one day record his material.   Nathaniel began playing guitar at the age of 14 and at the same time started his formal studies at the Peninsula Academy. He […]

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Rob Johnson

Electric Bass | Standup Bass

Born in Toronto, Robert moved to the West Coast in 1990. He quickly established himself on the music scene as a much sought after electric and double-bass player. Over his 30-year musical career performing and teaching Rob has shared the stage with an impressive list of artists, adding his dynamic expressive lyrical touch, while keeping […]

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Shelley Shen

Piano | Ukulele | Voice

Shelley started her musical journey with piano at the age of 3 and began singing in the children’s choir at church. She was accepted into a special class for musically gifted children and it soon became clear that she had found her passion at a very early age, her life soon centered around performing in […]

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