Our teachers make a difference

Student success is central to our music school's model. The reason why so many Torontonians continue to choose Neighbour Note is not just due to the level of skill of our teachers, but the level of care and dedication they willingly provide.

Whether travelling around the GTA for private in-home lessons, teaching at a camp, or leading a program with hands-on guidance, our instructors take pride in seeing students succeed.

The years of specialized musical training, experience in the field, and desire to drive students to achieve the best is what sets our music school apart from the rest.

Our music teachers in Toronto make all the difference.

Dr. Kristin Force

PhD, MA, B.Mus

(Piano, Saxophone)

Dr. Peter Johnston

PhD, MA, B.Mus

(Guitar, Bass Guitar, Double Bass)

Dr. Vivia Kay Kieswetter

PhD, M.Mus, B.Mus

(Piano)

Dr. Angela Schwarzkopf

DMA, M.Mus, B.Mus

(Piano, Harp)

Dr. Gillian Turnbull

PhD, MA, BA

(Piano)

Dr. Nina Soyfer

PhD, MA, BFA, LRCM, ARCT

(Piano, Singing, Sopilka)

Dr. Pavel Markelov

DMA, M.Mus, B.Mus

(Piano)

Dr. Annie Wong

DMA, M.Mus, B.Mus, ARCT

(Piano)

Dr. Steve Koh

DMA, M.Mus, BA

(Violin, Viola)

Jessica Todd

PhD (Cand.), MA, BA

(Piano, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet)

Bo Zhang

DMA (Cand.), M.Mus, B.Mus

(Cello)

Shawn Pickup

DMA (Cand.), M.Mus, B.Mus

(Classical Guitar)

Cherie Dong

DMA (Cand.), M.Mus, B.Mus

(Cello)

Stelth Ng

M.Mus, B.Mus, ARCT (Violin & Piano), ACP

(Piano, Violin)

Jennifer Wakefield

MA, BEd, B.Mus

(Piano, Singing)

Terri Croft

M.Mus, B.Mus, ADP

(Violin, Viola)

John Testar

M.Mus, B.Mus

(Classical Guitar)

Steven Abra

M.Mus, B.Mus

(Trumpet)

Demetri Petsalakis

M.Mus, B.Mus

(Guitar, Bouzouki, Oud)

Asher Farber

M.Mus, B.Mus

(Piano, Composition)

Natalya Matyusheva

M.Mus, B.Mus

(Singing)

Phyllis Zhong

M.Mus, B.Mus

(Piano)

Sean King

M.Mus, B.Mus

(Composition)

Saman Shahi

MA, BFA

(Piano, Composition)

Samantha Etchegary

M.Mus (Cand.), B.Mus

(Saxophone, Flute)

Simon Miminis

MA (Cand.), B.Mus.

(Drums)

Alex Purcell

MA (Cand.), B.Mus

(Guitar, Piano)

Eva Green-Cybulska

MA (cand.) BFA

(Singing)

John Force

BEd, B.Mus

(Guitar)

Pamela Li

BFA, RP, ARCT

(Piano)

Tim Collins

B.Mus, BA

(Guitar)

Chris Platt

B.Mus, AMD

(Guitar, Ukulele)

Peter Dick

B.Mus

(Piano)

Karl Silveira

B.Mus

(Trombone, French Horn)

Sarah Hicks

B.Mus

(Singing)

Snowzei Chau

BFA

(Piano)

Lindsay Clark

BFA

(Piano)

Mirela Tafaj

B.Mus

(Singing)

Oscar Rangel

B.Mus

(Guitar, Bass Guitar)

Allison Stringer

B.Mus

(Violin)

Holly Chaplin

BFA

(Piano, Singing)

Anton R. Tajanlangit

B.Mus

(Piano, Singing)

Vennie Tu

BFA

(Guitar, Piano)

James Hill

B.Mus

(Piano)

Molly Evans-Stocks

B.Mus

(Violin, Viola)

Michele Comrie

B.Mus

(Piano)

Alex Whitehead

BA

(Guitar)

Karel Gondor

BA

(Drums)

Will Patterson

BA, Vocal Studio Manager

(Vocal Coaching, Artist Development)

Anastasia Kulikova

B.MUS (CAND.)

(Piano)

Lori Sand

ARCT

(Piano)

Eli Jacob

Vocal Studio CEO

(Vocal Coaching, Artist Development)

Kim Michele

(Harp)