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About

Your journey in learning is very important as it requires the right teacher to guide you to become a successful musician. We can ensure that all students will grow!

Adrienne Sim

– Studio Director, Piano Teacher

Born in Vancouver BC, Adrienne began playing the piano at the age of five. She holds an ARCT diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music and a Bachelors of Music degree from the University of British Columbia with a major in piano and minor in voice.

Adrienne has conducted choirs for various local churches in Coquitlam and has a specialization in Secondary Music Education (playing drums, flute, guitar, etc.). Adrienne also holds a second Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from Capilano University and is an accredited music therapist with the Canadian Association of Music Therapy. Besides her enjoyment in teaching children and adults, she hopes to continue using music to inspire students to come.

Winnie Chan

– Piano & Theory Teacher

Born in Hong Kong, Winnie has been playing the piano for over twenty years. She enjoys playing different kinds of music such as classical, romantic, and pop songs. Winnie has had many musical experiences in playing the piano at church and teaching young musicians. Completing a Bachelors in Music Therapy from Capilano University in 2013, Winnie also has a completed ARCT in Teaching Elementary Piano Students with the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Winnie enjoys the process of a student’s learning, understanding and improving through her teaching and guidance whether it’s piano or dance. Winnie’s future plans are to continue teaching piano and dance, as well as establishing a music therapy career.

Jessica Chiu

– Piano & Theory Teacher

Born and raised in the heart of Port Moody, B.C., Jessica has been playing piano since the age of 4. Besides playing the piano, Jessica also plays the clarinet, and music from classical to jazz and pop. Her musical experiences include playing piano for the church, participating in concert choir, piano ensembles, solo and collaborative recitals, conducting and directing the local cadets marching band and choir.

After completing level 10 RCM, Jessica continued her musical studies at Brandon University where she completed her Bachelors of Music (Honors), with a concentration in Piano. Her hobbies include traveling, composing, and listening to music. Jessica future goal is to complete a Masters in Arts Management but for now, “What I enjoy most about teaching piano is seeing the student succeed in their goals and also sharing the love of music with each student.”

Fion Leung

– Piano Teacher

Fion Leung was born in Hong Kong and moved to Burnaby, BC when she was 1 years old. She started playing the piano at the age of 4, sings casually, and played the clarinet in high school. Fion plays mostly classical music, but she also loves pop music, movie themes, musical theater and Disney. She enjoys teaching and seeing her students find their own love for music with the skills they learn.

Besides teaching piano, she has shared her music with senior homes, collaborated with local singers, and participated in choirs in university.

Fion has received her Bachelors in Music from UBC, and her ARCT in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. During her spare time, Fion enjoys reading novels, photography, and hiking. Her future plans are to continue to establish a teaching career and pursue further studies in piano.

Rhythm Tang

– Violin & Piano Teacher

Rhythm Tang was born in Vancouver, BC and has been playing the piano since the age of 4, and violin since the age of 6. Additionally, she also plays saxophone, French horn, and percussion in concert bands. Rhythm enjoys playing piano music from TV dramas and the top 40s. On the violin, she enjoys playing anything from classical to fiddle to modern jazz charts.

Rhythm’s vast musical experience includes conducting air cadet marching bands, leading string orchestras as the concert master, and accompanying choirs, weddings, and church programs.

Having recently graduated SFU with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Rhythm also has her ARCT and ABRSM Piano Diploma, and her Level 10 Violin RCM Certificate. She hopes to continue teaching young students since it has always been a huge reward for her to see the “eureka moment” and big smile across their faces when they achieve a new skill in music.

Besides piano and violin, Rhythm enjoys cross-country skiing, and baking creative cupcakes, cakes and macarons! Her future goals are to become a project manager in the data analytics field and to continue teaching privately so that students have the skills to begin playing in duets and small ensembles.

Angela Lee

– Piano Teacher

Angela was born in Taiwan and has been playing the piano for over 18 years. Besides the piano, she also plays other instruments such as Flute, Cello, Alto Saxophone, Trombone, French Horn, Clarinet and Bass Guitar. She enjoys playing all kinds of music especially Classical, Jazz, and Pop. Angela has performed in local concerts, music competitions, and weddings. Having achieved her level 10 RCM Piano, along with a Piano Diploma (ABRSM), she is currently pursuing a Fine Arts Degree as a Music Major at Simon Fraser University.

Angela enjoys seeing students develop and improve through her teachings. She also finds it rewarding to see students gain confidence as they progress.
Her other hobbies other than the piano include playing badminton, listening to music, and just playing music (especially on the piano). Her future goals are to become a successful musician who can conduct, perform and teach.

Sue Suh

– Piano & Voice Teacher

Sue Suh was born in Seoul, South Korea and has been playing the piano since she was 4 years old, and started singing in her teenage years. Besides piano, she is a professional trained Classical singer, and also plays the violin and viola. She enjoys mostly Classical music, but also loves to perform CCM, musical theater and pop songs as well. Sue has plenty of professional performance experience from operatic to orchestral performances, and church choirs and bands as a vocalist & pianist.

Sue has her Bachelors of Music, Masters of Music (Voice), and also has completed most levels of ABRSM (British Musical Exam Board) in various instruments. She enjoys teaching piano as it is a tuned percussion instrument that clearly shows one’s progress in both technical and musical aspects. Sue enjoys watching her students improve, lesson after lessons. For teaching voice, it is truly remarkable to see when one learns to express themselves in singing and become a whole new person with the most vibrant energy and attitude, along with a higher self-esteem.

Besides music, Sue enjoys cooking Korean cuisine, and her future plans are to become an active performer and also a renowned teacher/coach.

William Tang

– Piano Teacher

William Tang was born in Shanghai, China and has been playing the piano for 16 years. Besides playing the piano, he also plays a little bit of flute along with a few orchestral percussion instruments such as the timpani and drums. William loves to play music from the romantic era and music from his favourite TV shows. He achieved his ARCT Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Piano Performance and won first place Gold in a Kiwanis Chopin Festival. He also recently made it to the semi-finals for a regional Bösendorfer competition in 2017.

​Besides his achievements in piano, William recently graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelors in Science (Mathematics). William’s favourite part of teaching piano is definitely when a student realizes his or her competence on the keyboard. He really loves seeing people improve so they can display hard-earned knowledge. Apart from playing piano, William loves to indulge himself in hobbies such as chess, close-up magic, golf, and reading up on psychology.

His future goals are to first make sure his new students can realize how music could potentially be positively integral in their lives. For his personal goals outside of the studio, he hopes to become competent with data science and machine learning in the next little while!

Sofia Avelino

– Voice & Ukulele Teacher

Sofia was born in Fortaleza, Brazil and moved to Canada when she was two years old. She started singing in church at the age of four and also plays piano, saxophone, ukulele and guitar. Her passion is in Jazz Music but she also really enjoys Classical, Funk, Soul, R & B, and Folk music. Currently, Sofia studies Jazz Voice at Capilano University and is also a member of the Vancouver Youth Choir. Her favorite part of teaching is watching students express themselves through music, and learn more about themselves through creating music. Sofia’s future goals are to complete her Bachelor’s Degress in Jazz Studies at Capilano and proceed to continuing her studies in PDP to teach secondary school music. Besides singing, Sofia’s hobbies are watching movies, baking, hiking, and swing dancing.

Robert Campbell

– Guitar, Bass & Ukulele Teacher

Robert Campbell was born in British Columbia and has been playing the guitar for over 13 years. Besides the guitar, Robert also plays Bass Guitar and the Ukulele and enjoys playing American Folk and Jazz music. He has a wide interest in listening to music, from Baroque to the current top 40’s. Robert is currently working towards a degree in music from Capilano University and enjoys hiking, reading, and working on electronics (specific to the function of an electric guitar!). What Robert enjoys the most about teaching guitar is seeing the same passion that he has for the instrument, grow in his students. He hopes to further spread his passion in teaching and become a full time public school educator as well as a guitar Luthier and technician.

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I like how my daughter can choose the non-RCM program and still progress ! The songs that she picks with her teacher keeps her interested in learning the piano.

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