PIANO LESSONS IN MONTREAL
Learning to play piano is an undeniable source of fulfillment. But to make the pleasure last, you have to progress—a challenge that’s easier to tackle by taking piano lessons in Montreal at one of West Island Music Academy 3 music schools!
At WIMA,with teaching styles, our teachers make piano lessons fun for piano students. Whatever your level of music theory and practice, our piano teachers adapt to your level. We offer piano lessons face-to-face and online.
With our dedicated online instructors, you can enjoy the convenience of learning music lessons from the comfort of your own home while receiving personalized guidance and feedback. Our expert teachers are committed to nurturing your musical abilities, offering tailored lesson plans to suit your individual goals and learning pace.
Methods tailored to each student
At WIMA, our highly educated and experienced music teachers are proficient in various piano methods including Royal Conservatory of Music books, The Alfred Series, and Piano Adventures. This ensures a diverse and effective learning experience. Our specialized lessons for beginners provide to advanced levels a solid foundation in piano playing, ensuring that you build a strong repertoire of techniques and theory right from the start.
Our tailored private piano lessons by private piano teachers for beginners and advanced students accommodate different learning styles, piano skill levels, and musical goals. Whether you’re just starting your musical journey or preparing for classical piano studies at a conservatory of music or university, our professional piano teachers provide the guidance you need.
Lessons focus on essential elements such as ear training, understanding sheet music, and fostering a passion for music. Our approach ensures progress in areas like motor skills, enhanced concentration, and the appreciation for different styles of music, making WIMA your perfect choice for piano education.
The use of custom methodologies
At WIMA, we understand that every student is unique, and our piano lessons reflect that. Piano instructors select the most suitable methodologies based on students’ age, goals, and favorite songs, resulting in an engaging and effective learning process. Our team of dedicated and experienced private teachers for private lessons is committed to tailoring the lessons to suit your individual learning style and pace.
With a patient and encouraging approach based on teaching experience, our instructors guide you through step-by-step exercises, helping you to unlock your potential and develop a deep understanding of music. By focusing on genres that students enjoy, whether it is pop, popular music, rock, jazz piano, classical music or others, they are more motivated to learn to become a professional pianist. And please keep in mind that it’s never too late to start adult piano lessons!
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3 music schools and online piano lessons
WIMA offers piano lessons in Montreal for all levels at its 3 music schools:
- WIMA Beaconsfield, 484 Beaconsfield Blvd., #204, Beaconsfield, Quebec, H9W 4C4
- WIMA Côte Saint-Luc, 5555 Westminster, #312, Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec, H4W 2J2
- WIMA Pointe-Claire, 222 Brunswick Blvd., Pointe-Claire, Quebec, H9R 1A6
If you prefer to take remote piano lessons for practical or health reasons, WIMA offers online lessons.
What types of piano lessons does WIMA offer?
WIMA offers a comprehensive range of piano lessons, including both online and in-person options. Whether you prefer the convenience of learning from home or the experience of face-to-face instruction, we have flexible options to suit your needs.
Are the piano lessons at WIMA suitable for all ages and skill levels?
Absolutely! Our piano lessons are designed to cater to students of all ages and skill levels. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an advanced pianist, our experienced instructors will tailor the lessons to your individual needs, helping you develop technique, music theory knowledge, and musical expression.
How qualified are the piano instructors at WIMA?
Our piano instructors at WIMA are highly qualified and experienced professionals in the music industry. They have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in teaching piano, and their passion for music is reflected in their dedication to helping students reach their full potential.
How can I choose between online and in-person piano lessons?
Choosing between online and in-person piano lessons depends on your personal preferences and circumstances. Online lessons offer the convenience of learning from anywhere with a stable internet connection, while in-person lessons provide a more traditional and interactive experience. We recommend considering factors such as your schedule, location, and preferred learning style to make the best decision for your piano learning journey.
Can I perform in recitals or concerts at WIMA?
At WIMA, we organize recitals and concerts throughout the year when students have the opportunity to showcase their progress and perform in front of an audience. Participating in these events can boost confidence and provide valuable performance experience.
Our piano teachers
Amir’s teaching philosophy combines technical precision with a profound appreciation for the emotional and artistic aspects of music. He instills in his students a deep understanding of music theory, sight reading, and proper technique, while also encouraging them to explore their creativity, embrace musical interpretation, and develop their own unique musical identity.
When not teaching, Amir continues to pursue his own musical growth through composing original music, performances, collaborations, and ongoing education in Electroacoustic Studies. His dedication to lifelong learning ensures that he remains at the forefront of piano pedagogy, always striving to provide his students with the most effective and innovative teaching methods.
Amir teaches in Beaconsfield.
Andrea is a Montreal and Toronto based singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her debut song Bird in your Window (artist name Drea Lake) was named “Ten Best Recent Indie tracks” by Last Day Deaf. Andrea spent her childhood and teenage years being coached by Deborah Skoggard, runner up for the International Opera Award.
She combines her early education with contemporary approaches that come from her years of study with Ian Lebofsky and Simone Pitot . Andrea studied classical guitar and piano and is a finger style guitar player. She has a song writing certificate at Berklee College of Music Online.
Andrea teaches in Pointe-Claire.
Annie is a passionate music teacher with a deep love for sharing the joy of music with students of all ages and levels. She is currently studying music at Cégep Saint-Laurent, where she is constantly refining her skills and knowledge as a musician and educator. Annie believes that music should be fun and engaging, which is why she incorporates games, activities, and creative exercises into her lessons. Whether you’re a beginner just starting out or an experienced musician looking to take your skills to the next level, Annie can help you achieve your goals and reach your full potential. In addition to her work as a music teacher, Annie is also an avid performer and composer. Annie enjoys exploring different genres and styles of music, from classical to pop to jazz, and she’s always eager to share her passion and expertise with her students.
Annie teaches in Pointe-Claire.
Bella is a Montreal-based singer/songwriter and pianist who pursued a degree in Jazz Vocals at Vanier College. She was a long-time WIMA student who learned a variety of instruments, and was part of the Rock Band program. She plays the piano and other instruments such as rhythm guitar, ukulele, and banjo. She is well-known for writing her own songs, most of them are in the pop/country/folk genre. She was chosen in the Top 10 of the Montreal Songwriting Competition when she was only 13 years old.
She is currently a member of The Record Breakers, a band that has performed both on stage and in the studio. Bella has played at the Corona Theatre, Club Soda, and Oscar Peterson Hall, among others.
Bella is dedicated to assisting students in developing their musical technique, compositional skills, and stage presence.
Bella teaches in Pointe-Claire.
Cathryn is a classically trained pianist and flutist with 15+ years of practical and 5+ years of teaching experience.Cathryn studied piano at Algoma University and later attended the University of Western Ontario to study Classical Flute performance.
Cathryn’s previous years of experience has led to her being able to effectively work with any student, while also engaging with the students and making fun lesson plans.
Cathryn teaches in Pointe-Claire and Côte St-Luc.
Originally from Ukraine, Diana began her musical journey at 6 years old. Diana began with the Violin as her first instrument and later delved into learning the piano. Ever since, Diana has consistently immersed herself in practicing music in both their professional and creative pursuits. Over the course of their learning experience, Diana discerned the distinct approaches employed in teaching children and adults, drawing insights from their own personal encounters. While classical music formed the core of their early education, Diana broadened their musical horizons through self-directed learning, embracing contemporary tunes, and delving into improvisation, particularly through collaborative group activities.
Diana teaches in Pointe-Claire & Cote Saint-Luc.
I think music is the perfect way to enhance creativity, concentration and self-awareness, and I believe the process of learning music should encourage students to experiment with different types of music genres. In that way, learners can properly understand the kind of music they want to produce as well as acquire adequate musical knowledge to achieve their personal goals. As a music teacher, I feel I have the responsibility of guiding learners into their path on discovering what they want to reach, and prompt them with the right tools to get there.
Eduardo teaches in Pointe-Claire & Beaconsfield.
Fidaa teaches in Pointe-Claire.
Grace is a classical mezzo-soprano and holds a Bachelor’s of Music from McGill University. Originally from Alaska, Grace grew up playing piano and singing opera arias and musical theatre songs. At university she sang in vocal quartets and choirs as well as performed opera roles such as Miles in Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw and Willie in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene.
From when she first began lessons, at age 12, to now, music has always given Grace a means for exploring her own creativity, a sense of community, and a love for performing and learning. She now wishes to bring this experience to her students.
Grace gives piano lessons from beginner to intermediate, as well as singing lessons in Montreal for all levels. She enjoys exploring all genres of music and specializes in Italian, German, and French songs as well as musical theatre.
Grace teaches in Pointe-Claire and Cote Saint-Luc.
Ilya’s passion in music began at a young age, when his father, a classical music enthusiast, would regularly introduce him to different composers. Ilya grew up singing in an Orthodox Church choir, but his true love for music began when he was eight years old and , practicing and writing in a variety of genres ranging from rock to classical. His passion for progressive jazz drew him to Vanier College and later Concordia University to study jazz guitar.
Ilya also has a background in film production and has composed music for a number of independent films. He’s also been a member of several progressive rock, funk, and jazz bands, performing at a range of venues in Montreal.
Ilya’s excitement for teaching has always been a way for him to share it with his students. His teaching method is based on open communication and a positive learning environment. The students start by polishing their fundamental piano skills by performing songs they like as well as a variety of popular music. Ilya also enjoys introducing advanced techniques to his students, including improvisation and songwriting.
Ilya teaches in Cote Saint-Luc.
Isiah attended Bishop’s University where he studied jazz piano performance and ultimately graduated with his honours in contemporary composition. He also holds a course certificate in composition from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Isiah is the recipient of the Arts Leadership Award from his high school as well as the Howard Brown Memorial Scholarship and Composition Master Award from his University.
What is most encouraged by Isiah as a teacher and musician is taking artistic liberties in order to harness self-expression and individual purpose in studying music.
Isiah teaches in Beaconsfield & Pointe-Claire.
Janna is a pianist/keyboardist based in Pincourt, Quebec. At the age of 10, she began taking piano lessons with a private teacher, and later joined the jazz band in high school. Janna’s love for performance grew, and at the age of 16, she joined The Becket Players and Star Image Band, performing a variety of genres such as pop, rock, funk, R&B, and jazz.
Janna continued her studies in music at Vanier College, receiving a DEC in Professional Song and Music Techniques in 2015. In 2019, Janna received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, specializing in Jazz Studies at Concordia University. After graduating, Janna released her first CD titled ‘Where To?’ with her jazz trio Birnam.
Janna enjoys teaching all styles of music during her piano lessons for students of all ages and levels. She combines her experience and abilities to be a compassionate and dynamic role model, while having a positive impact on every student’s learning experience.
Janna teaches online on Sundays.
Laura is a passionate mezzo-soprano with a Bachelor of Music, Concentration in Performance Voice. She began performing at age 5 in Sunday school productions, since then she has performed across Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan. She has also had the privilege of performing with the Canadian Tenors in 2019.
She has performed in many different languages including English, French, Italian, German, Tagalog, and Russian. She is classically trained but also loves to sing; folk, country, pop, gospel, and musical theater.
Laura has played roles from: Foot Loose (Ariel), Oklahoma (Ado Annie), The Drowsy Chaperon (Mrs. Totendale), The Magic Flute (The Three Spirits/Women), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mrs. Page), and Die Fliedermause (Princess Orlofsky) among many others.
While in College, Laura discovered she enjoyed learning how the voice works, the biology of it and why/how our bodies do what they do to make sound. Laura uses this knowledge to her advantage in her teaching and finds new and creative ways to do so.
Above all else Laura loves music and wants her students to as well! She is always energetic and greets you with a smile. Singing skillfully and beautifully can be a challenge, but the reward is worth the effort.
Lila is a Montreal-based composer, pianist, and artist originally from the Atlantic coast of Maryland. Having spent much of her life investing in the visual arts, film, and architecture as well as composition, Lila is especially dedicated to exploring the relationships between music and other fields of design.
Lila is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in composition with Philippe Leroux at McGill’s Schulich School of music. She holds her bachelor’s degree in composition from New England Conservatory, where she studied under the Presidential Distinction Scholarship. She has also studied with Dr. Judah Adashi at Peabody Preparatory and attended New Music on the Point (2021), Zodiac Music Festival and Academy (2019), Curtis Summerfest Young Artist Summer Program (2016), and Interlochen Arts Camp (2015).
Lila teaches in Cote Saint-Luc.
Llinos began their musical journey at 7 years old with the Piano and then added the Cello at age 13. They were a member of multiple concert bands, orchestras and jazz bands throughout high school. Llinos holds a B.A. Honors in Music (Special Project: Songwriting) with a minor in Psychology and Fine Arts. During their studies, Llinos studied cello, piano, chamber music, history and theory.
Llinos’ teaching experience includes working as a music teacher, tutor, skiing, swimming and yoga instructor. Together, the students will strive to play with comfort and ease and will work collaboratively through any challenges along the way. Llinos recognizes the beauty in different styles of learning and knowing therefore they understand that what works for one student may not work for another. Llinos highly values adaptability and is excited to work with you to figure out which teaching approaches resonate best with you.
Llinos also has experience working with neurodivergent and disabled children. Ultimately, their goal is to share their love of music with others. Llinos believes that having a deeper understanding of music can help to foster that love and can aid in using music as a healing practice.
Llinos teaches in Pointe-Claire.
Malcolm had a foot in music his entire life, learning piano and clarinet at an early age, but he really started his musical journey at Royal West Academy where he first learned saxophone and played in the most prestigious wind orchestra/marching band there – Honour Band – as well as the resident jazz band. This is where jazz captured his interest, pushing him to move forward into the professional jazz performance program at Vanier College. There, he developed a passion for arrangement and composition. Vanier is also where Malcolm began tutoring other students, thereby starting his teaching career.
Malcolm went on to further study jazz performance at McGill University, where he received nearly a full scholarship upon entry.
Today, Malcolm practices multiple instruments (specializing in saxophone), and plays in several ensembles including an anime OST cover band. He has begun to branch out into music production as well.
Malcolm teaches in Pointe-Claire.
Marvin recently came to Montreal and is now studying music education at McGill University.
Marvin teaches in Cote Saint-Luc and Pointe-Claire.
Matthew is a Montreal-based jazz pianist, composer and producer. He is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Studies with a Focus on piano performance at Concordia University. While the piano is his primary instrument, Matt is also a formally trained guitarist. He attended Vanier College with a double DEC in Social Studies and Music, majoring in Jazz Guitar. He has also freelanced as a Music producer where he composed music for commercial use . Matt believes that his students should have fun and enjoy the challenges of learning Music.
Matthew teaches in Pointe-Claire.
NUNNE has a huge passion for Latin music and Jazz, but has had the opportunity to work and experiment with other music genres like R&B, Pop, Rock, and Indie, and she’s loved it. That’s why she is super open minded and encourages all of her students to explore new music and learning methods! Who knows? One might discover a new passion they didn’t even think of! Through experimenting and music education she found her passion, therefore she is really enthusiastic about seeing other people pursue what they love, and if she can help them improve and share with them a little bit of her knowledge, she’d be the happiest.
Nunne teaches in Beaconsfield.
Parand teaches in Cote Saint-Luc.
Rachel teaches in Beaconsfield.
Rory teaches in Pointe-Claire.
Sandrine is currently completing her Professional Degree in Music at Vanier College with a focus on Jazz Voice. She has been singing and playing classical Piano since the age of six, where her love for music emerged.
Sandrine has participated and won countless music competitions in Voice, notably in La Festival de la Voix in 2013, where she won 1st place for her original composition as well as the Quebec/Ontario Youth Music Festival. She writes her own songs, mostly in the pop/folk/rock genre. She was the leader of the Glee Club in her high school and was assistant Choir Director at her church when she was 15. She has completed her RCM level 9 exam in Piano, in which she received first class honors, and she’s looking to complete her level 10 exam in January.
Sandrine has several years of experience in teaching Piano and Voice students of all ages, and her lessons focus on helping each of her students develop their own voice and individual style while having fun. She is patient and understanding of each of her students needs and her goal for her students is to develop the proper techniques to develop self-confidence, stage presence and a love and appreciation of music.
Sandrine teaches in Beaconsfield and Pointe-Claire.
Simone is an Australian Estill Master Trainer and has been training singers, actors and performers from one side of the globe to the other for the past 15 years. Estill Voice Training equips singers and speakers with a deep understanding of how their voice works and to feel, see and hear their instruments to make the sounds they want to make. This brings a detailed control of the voice, opening up possibilities for singers to find success, consistency and healthful sound production. Simone is also a composer and producer, applying her skills and knowledge to film score composition and commercially releasing music under her artist moniker ‘Delorca’. Simone teaches voice, songwriting and piano.
Simone teaches on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Tyler is a singer, pianist, and coach originally hailing from a small town in Tennessee. He has worked as a piano and voice teacher for over a decade, working with students from a myriad of different backgrounds, ages, and musical tastes. He is also a seasoned performer, who has performed with the Franklin Light Opera and a number of other companies around the Nashville area. In addition to performing, he is also established as a coach and collaborative pianist, recently finishing contracts at the Roxy Regional Theatre and Austin Peay State University, both in Clarksville, TN.
Tyler teaches in Pointe-Claire.
His areas of emphasis focus on the worlds of classical music, musical theater, and jazz, but he believes that all music is about communication, no matter the genre. This is the core of his teaching philosophy, helping students find themselves in their music and share what makes each of them unique to the world. He does this through a variety of methods, all student-led, but all focused on learning the core principles of music. Like language-learning, once one knows the vocabulary at their fingertips, a whole world of expression and communication becomes open to them.