Alex Mold

Drums

Alex 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. He will prepare students for drum exams if requested. Alex holds a Bachelor’s Music Degree from Keele University in England, […]

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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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Brittany Iwanciwski

Fiddle | Violin

Brittany completed a diploma in Music Performance at the Victoria Conservatory, studying privately with the renowned Daniel Lapp. She is now working towards a Bachelors of Music, in Jazz Violin, at Humber College. Brittany teaches in a number of styles including classical, fiddle and jazz. She has taught private and group lessons at many camps […]

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Carson Cleaver

Carson began playing guitar at the age of 7, and by age 11 he was taking music lessons and became interested in jazz. He continued taking music lessons throughout high school and taught Parkland Secondary School’s guitar class in grades 11 and 12. Carson attended Douglas College in Vancouver where he studied theory and performance. […]

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Diana English

Piano | Recorder | Theory

Diana began studying piano at age 4 and she grew up in a family immersed in musical study and performance.  She studied with some of the best-known piano teachers in Vancouver and Toronto and won many awards and scholarships.  She also studied recorder at the Toronto Conservatory and has performed with several ensembles. Diana has worked professionally […]

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Evan Cheadle

Guitar

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 60s and 70s era. This love of classic folk and blues and poetic song form led him to become a […]

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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 is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist who has performed professionally in Rock, Folk, Jazz, Latin and Classical groups. He always has a full schedule and his students return year after year. Franaine always brings his enthusiasm, humour and talent to […]

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Louis Rudner

Louis is an upright and electric bassist, educator, and copyist.  He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Music Performance on the Double Bass/Jazz Studies at Michigan State University.  After several years of travelling the world via cruise ship gig, he has settled into Victoria with his wife, pianist, Ashley Wey.  Louis is a regular member […]

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Maria Martins

Composition | Harmony | Piano | Theory | Voice

Maria is a music teacher 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 wanted for her life, which led her to initiate a […]

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Michael Wilford

Drums

Michael Wilford is a drummer and songwriter who is passionate about performing 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 father-son […]

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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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