Marlaena is a professional piano and vocal coach who has been teaching music for over 15 years. She is passionate about helping you unlock the potential of your voice as well as grow in your piano playing abilities if that's your desire. She is fun, energetic and will help you achieve your goals as a musician and singer.
She is a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada having earned her Diploma (ARCT) in Piano Teaching and is a member of the BC Registered Music Teacher's Association. Marlaena is a Level 1.5 certified instructor with the Institute for Vocal Advancement. While in Sydney she also taught the Music Schools International program which has had huge success in Australia and worldwide. She was also a vocal coach at Hillsong International Leadership College for the past 3 years.
Marlaena has performed in the Sound of Music, various jazz competitions and concerts.
Gabriella is professional vocal coach and songwriter. She is a very patient and enthusiastic teacher who helps students reach their full potential.
She is a graduate of Selkirk College where she earned a Diploma in Contemporary Music & Technology. In addition, she has a Worship Ministry Diploma from Hillsong International Leadership College and she also attended the Berklee College of Music for a 5 week Summer Performance Program.
Gabriella played the role of Belle in Beauty and the Beast and has experience in Music Theatre. She has been songwriting for over 13 years and has participated in choirs. Gabriella is great a making people feel at ease and comfortable from the very first lesson.
Annette is the head piano teacher at MSI Langley. She started playing piano at the age of 5 and went successfully through the Royal Conservatory of Music program, graduating with her ARCT in Piano Performace. Annette has taught classical piano for several years in Canada and Europe. She enjoys discovering the story that lies within each musical piece and is passionate in sharing this with her students
Pablo is a professional classical and electric guitar teacher. He is passionate about music and has been involved in the guitar world from an early age.
Pablo has a music Diploma from Douglas College, where he studied classical guitar with Michael Strutt. He has also studied music in Central and South America, where he also gained experience as a guitar instructor. Pablo has experience performing and teaching a wide range of musical styles including funk, rock, jazz, classical and blues. He has performed classical guitar at recitals in New Westminster and he is involved playing electric guitar in his church's worship band. He has also performed with the Douglas College Choir under the direction of Eric Hannan.
Pablo aims to give his students a great ability improve on their instrument, which will allow them not only to achieve their musical goals but also to enjoy playing guitar in any style they like.
Tianna started studying the piano at age 5 and she is currently in Grade 9 piano through the Royal Conservatory of Music. She has performed at weddings and special events and has also accompanied various solo vocalists and choirs. She has been teaching piano for over 7 years and specializes in teaching children. She loves to make lessons fun and to share the joy of music with her students. .
Michelle is a professional musician and teacher from Langley, B.C.
Her passion is classical music, however she enjoys many different styles of music. Michelle started playing piano at the age of 4 and flute at the age of 11. She has been teaching piano for 10 years and flute,clarinet and saxophone for 5 years.
She has studied piano with Jane Hayes and Meijane Quong and studied flute with Paolo Bortolussi at Kwantlen Polytechnic University where she has received a Diploma in Music and is currently finishing her Bachelors in Music. Michelle has studied conducting and ensemble rehearsal techniques with Dr. Wayne Jeffrey at Kwantlen University.
Michelle has performed with the Kwantlen Wind Symphony and the Fraser Valley Wind Ensemble playing flute, piccolo, alto flute and piano. She has also played various percussion instruments with the Kwantlen Percussion Ensemble. Michelle has played bass clarinet, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone at various musicals in Langley and Maple Ridge. She has also performed flute at weddings, gigs and other various events in the Lower Mainland.
Winner of the Vancouver Kiwanis Music festivals (2008, 2009) and placing among the top 3 competitors in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, Gower Sun is one of the most preeminent young violinists of British Columbia. Starting violin at the age of 9, he was considered a prodigy by many teachers, completing level 8 of RCM violin in just one year. He currently holds his A.R.C.T in violin and RCM grade 9 in piano. His playing is described by Conductor Garth Williams as “very musical and smooth and always in a controlled manner.”
Gower participates in various chamber groups, competing and performing in various music festivals and performs as a soloist in concerts all over BC. He is currently teaching violin on various platforms and he frequently appears in recordings for music producers and film scores. Gower plays on an Italian violin attributed to Carlo Antonio Testore, (Milan, c.1750)
Sydney is a professional vocal coach and singer/songwriter from Langley, BC. She is a very kind and encouraging teacher that is all about getting students to reach their desired goals. Passion and commitment has lead her to share the enjoyment of singing with others.
Over the last 10 years, Sydney has studied vocal techniques such as Vocology, Speech Level Singing, and is currently working on obtaining certification from the Institute of Vocal Advancement. She has worked with a variety of sought after master coaches and musicians. At the young age of 11, she was studying with Motown artist Bobby Taylor and performing at jazz bistros, cruise ships, and Disney parades. She has participated in several choirs, vocal jazz ensembles, and has done back up vocals, co-writes and recordings for many local bands. Currently, she writes and performs as a single entertainer and sings in a choir that raises money for local animal charities.
Julia is a classically trained soprano, from Coquitlam, BC.
She began her formal vocal training at the age of thirteen, where she focused on both classical and musical theatre techniques. She majored in Voice Performance at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and is currently working towards completing her Bachelor of Music in Opera Performance at the University of British Columbia.
She has received high marks in the Kiwanis Fraser Valley Music Festival. In 2016 and 2017 she won her division, and represented KFV in the Provincial Festivals in Senior National Classical Voice, where she was the runner up in 2017. She was a member of the KPU Chorus and KPU Opera Ensemble, and is now a member of the UBC Opera Ensemble, with whom she performed in Tchaikovsky’s opera, Eugene Onegin.
She has performed with multiple choirs and vocal jazz groups, as well as in several school and community theatre productions of musicals including Les Misérables, and the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She was the musical director and vocal coach for community productions of Honk Jr. and Legally Blonde the Musical.
Julia believes in working with her students to build a strong foundation, with which they can excel in one or many genres of singing; and loves to help each student find their unique voice.
Bonnie is a piano teacher with a passion for music and learning.
Winning numerous awards in Kiwanis Festivals, Bonnie is trained in classical music through the Victoria Conservatory of Music program. After receiving her ARTC in Piano Performance, Bonnie continued to study music at the University of Victoria, where she earned her Bachelor's of Music degree in Piano.
As a teacher, she continues to progress in her music learning finding various creative ways to teach concepts to her students. She actively works towards building good relationships with her students showing her genuine care for them while helping them discover the enjoyment of music.
Angela is a professional woodwind player with formal training and over 10 years of playing experience.
Originally from Colombia, Angela started her musical journey at a young age as she arrived in Canada. She started playing the clarinet but was motivated to also play the saxophone. Playing woodwinds opened many doors for her and allowed her to be part of several music bands in her community. Being exposed to music, she then decided to pursue her passion for music. Angela completed her musical studies at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, earning both a Music Certificate and Diploma. Angela has a fondness for teaching as well and has pursued several education courses at SFU, discovering and developing ways in which she can cater to the learning needs of each individual.
Through her passion for music, Angela likes to motivate students to develop their own love for music, helping them build the confidence they need to succeed in the musical world.
Samantha is a musician and composer who enjoys teaching students of all ages. She is a member of the BCRMTA and holds an ARCT Diploma. She began studying piano at the age of 4, and since then, has had a multitude of wonderful experiences in the musical world. She particularly enjoyed doing local seasonal chamber music concerts for seniors, travelling across the Americas for duo piano performances at Carnegie Hall and other renowned places, and trying her hand at various other instruments, such as the accordion, which she loves.
Sam is a diverse musician. She loves studying and playing anything from pop to jazz to classical and gregorian chants. However, she recognizes that it is only through a strong foundation and an upbeat spirit that wonderful music is created. Sam believes that music is not just a skill- it's a lifestyle. She aims to inspire her students to find their love for music and passions in life- to dare to dream big! Sam emphasizes in her teachings that music is more than just notes, it’s a whole realm of beautiful expressions.