PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS AND CLASSES

Sidney BC – All Instruments, Levels and Styles

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Private Music Lessons

19 teachers offering private lessons and classes for all levels, instruments and styles.

Classes and Workshops

For all ages. Ukulele, Acoustic Fiddle Tunes Jam, Preschool Music, and more.

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CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

PAMA has a variety of classes and workshops for all ages and levels including guitar classes, the preschool music sampler, ukulele classes and the acoustic jam.

Our Teachers

Aaron Watson

Accordion | Banjo | Clarinet | Guitar | Improvisation | Mandolin | Ukulele

Aaron performs regularly with Victoria’s improvisational Gypsy Jazz duo Cold Cut Combo and with Franaine Buchal in IMP. Aaron studied with many private teachers including Lloyd English as well as Classical studies at Capilano College. Aaron is an accomplished multi – instrumentalist who has performed professionally for 14 years in many genres including Flamenco, Nouveau […]

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Amy Nold

Piano | Theory | Voice

Amy Nold started piano lessons at age 9, and at 16 continued formal studies at Malaspina Collge (now Vancouver Island University) as a classical piano major. There she was exposed to many jazzers, and got intrigued when she realized she couldn’t play without a written score. Rather than continuing classical studies at University, she opted […]

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Andrew Greenwood

Clarinet | Flute | Piano | Saxophone

Andrew Greenwood is a performer, composer, and educator.  He has music degrees from the University of Victoria where he studied classical music, and Humber College where he studied jazz.  Some of his teachers have included Pat Labarbera, Mark Promane, Alex Dean, and Wendel Clanton. Andrew regularly performs in various musical genres including jazz, reggae, funk, hip […]

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Anna Lowan

Choir | Performance | Voice

As a performer, Anna works to find herself within the music she sings and she truly believes that if you love music, you can find a way to reach that voice inside you. As a teacher, she loves to help her students find that voice, and feel the thrill of standing up and sharing it […]

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Brittany Iwanciwski

Fiddle | Violin

Brittany is a performer and teacher of many genres including Fiddle, Folk and Classical music. She has completed a diploma in Music Performance where she studied Fiddle and Jazz with Daniel Lapp. Brittany combines her skills and training in both Classical and Fiddle music to give her students the skills they require to play with […]

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Dana Tower

Drums | Percussion

Dana has toured internationally as a gigging drummer, worked actively as a studio drummer, and taught as a full time drum instructor for over 12 years. In 2011 he completed a Diploma in Jazz Studies at Camosun College, Victoria, BC. Dana creates lessons that appeal to a wide spectrum of students and has an excellent […]

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Darcy Green

Piano | Theory

Darcy studied music in London England, where he received a Teacher’s Diploma for piano from the Associated Board of Music, as well as RGT Diploma from the London College of Music for guitar. He teaches Blues, Jazz, Rock and Classical piano as well as guitar.  He has been with Peninsula Academy and Sidney Musicworks for […]

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Diana English

Piano | Recorder | Theory

Diana began studying piano and singing at the age of four.  She continued private studies with the renowned Darwin Aitken in Toronto and has received many awards and scholarships from festivals and competitions in Vancouver, as well as honours distinction for Royal Conservatory exams. Diana has worked professionally as an accompanist for Dance Studios, Choirs […]

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Franaine Buchal

Banjo | Guitar | Mandolin | Ukulele

Franaine has a Bachelor of Music from Western Ontario and a B.of Ed. from Lakehead University.  He taught kindergarten and grades 6 and 7 in the public education system.  Franaine is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist who has been performing professionally in Rock, Folk, Jazz, Latin and Classical groups for the last 18 years.  He always has […]

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Lloyd English

Choir | Composition | Guitar | Improvisation | Theory | Voice

Lloyd English has been a professional performer, teacher, songwriter, choir 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 stadiums, concert halls, city club venues, lounges, hotels and everything in between. His music has been […]

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Melissa Brehaut

Preschool Music Sampler

Melissa is a fun loving, enthusiastic teacher. She has taught Preschool Music Classes and private piano lessons for 6 years.  She has studied with the Royal Conservatory of Music and has been playing both classical and popular piano for over 20 years. Melissa has prepared many students for Royal Conservatory exams who have received First […]

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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 and centered her life performing in various music groups and traveled with […]

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Taylor Charles

Drums

Taylor started playing drums at the age of 15, and began his studies in earnest at the age of 18. He has had the privilege of studying under Jost Nickel, Russ Miller and Ron Thaler in master classes. Taylor currently plays for a Prog/Art Rock band called Spaceport Union, playing local and country-wide shows. Along […]

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Tyler Lieb

Guitar

Tyler thrives on sharing his love of music with his students. He presents music in a practical, hands-on way, and by example encourages his students to make music-making a vital part of their lives. Tyler is an exciting and versatile guitarist, comfortable playing Rock, Jazz, Blues, Soul, Country, Bluegrass, and many other styles. His playing […]

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