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 WIMA’s 3 music schools!

At WIMA, our teachers make piano lessons fun. Whatever your level of music theory and practice, our piano teachers adapt to your level.

Methods tailored to each student

Educated, experienced teachers. The teachers at WIMA are all qualified and experienced in the most popular piano methods (Royal Conservatory of Music books, The Alfred Series, Piano Adventures, etc.).

The use of custom methodologies

The teacher selects the most appropriate method according to the student’s age and goals, and it’s never too late to start playing piano! To play pop, rock, or jazz songs, students use printed or transcribed sheet music.



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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:

If you prefer to take remote piano lessons for practical or health reasons, WIMA offers online lessons.

Are you hesitating to register for piano lessons at WIMA? Fill out our online form, and we will offer you your first 30-minute lesson!



Our piano teachers

Ana

Ana is a Canadian-Colombian Choral Conductor and Mezzo-Soprano. She’s worked as a conductor and educator for nearly 10 years and specializes in the development of aural skills, ear training and music literacy for all ages while learning to play or sing in a fun and dynamic manner. She has performed as a soloist with Colombian chamber orchestras, as well as in choir under the baton of Kent Nagano, Gustavo Dudamel, Andres Orozco, among others. Ana also sang with the Rolling Stones in their concert in Colombia during their OLE Latin America Tour. 

In addition to her classical background, her wide range of vocal training includes Rock, Jazz, Pop, Musical Theater and Latin American genres like Bolero and Salsa, among others. Her teaching style incorporates composition and improvisation, from music initiation at an early age, to the semi-professional level.

Ana teaches on Thursdays & Saturdays in Pointe-Claire.

Andrea

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 on Mondays, Tuesdays , Wednesdays & Thursdays in Pointe-Claire.

Angela

Angela is a Montreal based Pianist/Graphic Artist, she holds a Diploma in  Classical music and accompaniment. Her passion for music and art began at an early age, she loves classical and  minimalist music and enjoys accompanying violinists and vocalists. 

Angela believes that music education plays a significant role in shaping and  developing personalities, with over 10 years of experience in teaching, she creates unique instructional methods to overcome challenges and to strengthen love and appreciation for music. 

Her favourite quote in life is Plato’s famous quote about music “I would teach  children music, physics, and philosophy, but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the  keys to learning.”

Angela teaches on Sundays in Pointe-Claire.

Bella

bellaBella 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 on Tuesdays and Sundays in Pointe-Claire.

Dao

Dao started playing piano at the age of 10 and went on to study music at Concordia University under the guidance of Dr. Yaron Ross. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts in Music and a Master’s Degree of Piano Interpretation at Universite de Montréal. He is currently working on a PhD at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK. While he has an expertise in classical repertoire, Dao is proficient in many styles of music including but not limited to jazz and pop. Dao’s methodology is part of a teaching tradition that owes itself to legendary pianists such as Mindru Katz, Michelangeli, and Kendall Taylor. He is also a keen musical analyst and can also provide support for those who wish to learn music theory. Dao is very passionate about teaching and spreading the joy of music to all sorts of audiences, young and old. He truly believes that having joy and discipline for music is applicable in all fields of study and life.

Dao teaches on Saturdays in Pointe-Claire.

Ebony

 Ebony is a Montreal-based singer/songwriter and pianist. She is now pursuing her music education in Jazz Studies at Concordia University after completing her DEC at Vanier College for Professional Music and Song Techniques. Ebony has been exposed to music since she was seven years old, having attended F.A.C.E Elementary and High School. Her High School Jazz Band’s tour to Quebec had a big impact on the direction of her post-secondary endeavours. She specializes in classical, pop, R&B, and jazz styles. Ebony wants to share her passion for music with those who enjoy it!

Ebony teaches on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Cote Saint-Luc.

Edward

Edward is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Music at Concordia University in Montreal and has studied several musical genres including classical, jazz, folk, funk, blues, and rock and roll. His teaching philosophy is simple: productivity, creativity & literacy all work together for the better.

Whether a singer or an instrumentalist these are the keys to fundamental learning.Edward believes in creating a fun and safe space for students to learn and express themselves musically.

Edward teaches on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays in Pointe-Claire.

Grace

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 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Pointe-Claire and Mondays in Cote Saint-Luc.

Ilya

Sa passion pour la musique a commencé dès son plus jeune âge, lorsque son père, un passionné de musique classique, lui faisait régulièrement découvrir différents compositeurs. Ilya a grandi en chantant dans une chorale de l’église orthodoxe, mais son véritable amour pour la musique a débuté à l’âge de huit ans, alors qu’il pratiquait et écrivait dans une variété de genres allant du rock au classique. Sa passion pour le jazz progressif l’a amené à étudier la guitare jazz au Collège Vanier, puis à l’Université Concordia. 

Ilya a également une formation en production cinématographique et a composé la musique d’un certain nombre de films indépendants. Il a également été membre de plusieurs groupes de rock progressif, de funk et de jazz, se produisant dans diverses salles de Montréal.

L’enthousiasme d’Ilya pour l’enseignement a toujours été un moyen pour lui de le partager avec ses élèves. Sa méthode d’enseignement est basée sur une communication ouverte et un environnement d’apprentissage positif. Les élèves commencent par peaufiner leurs compétences fondamentales en piano en interprétant des chansons qu’ils aiment ainsi qu’une variété de musique populaire. Ilya aime également présenter des techniques avancées à ses élèves, notamment l’improvisation et la composition de chansons.

Ilya enseigne les lundis, mardis et jeudis à Cote Saint-Luc.

 

Janna

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.

Lara

Lara is a Montreal-based piano teacher. At the early age of 3, she started learning piano and knew this is truly a passion of hers. She studied Classical Piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music and completed every grade in addition to winning several outstanding achievements and Celebrations of Excellence throughout her musical journey. After obtaining her teaching certificate, she has been teaching piano for several years and aims to help all of her students advance in their musical journey as well as make sure they are having fun!

Lara teaches on Wednesdays in Beaconsfield.

Laura

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.

Laura teaches on Thursdays & Saturdays in Pointe-Claire and Wednesdays in Beaconsfield.
Lila

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 on Sundays in Cote Saint-Luc.

Madison

Madison has been Singing and playing Piano for as long as she can remember! Her favorite pastime is playing, singing, and making music with others! Music is an amazing way to improve your creative ability, express emotions, and strengthen interpersonal skills. Madison is excited to have the opportunity to pass on her joy of music to her students at WIMA!

Madison teaches on Tuesdays & Thursdays in Cote Saint-Luc and Sundays in Beaconsfield.

Malcolm

Malcolm is a Montreal-based saxophonist and pianist who specializes in jazz performance, composition, and arranging.

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 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Sundays in Pointe-Claire.

Marvin

Marvin graduated cum laude in his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at the St. Scholastica’s College School of Music in Manila where was a recipient of the Sr. Baptista Battig Music Scholarship. He has worked with many children over the past 10 years as a private piano teacher and as a piano instructor at his professor’s music school. Marvin embarked on a worldwide performing journey in 2015 while working as a pianist with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, a world-class cruise company based in the UK. During his time as a cruise ship pianist, he had the chance to perform with the biggest names in the cruise entertainment industry in the UK. His professionalism and performance was recognized by the company and was awarded the employee of the month award twice in his five-year cruising career.

Marvin recently came to Montreal and is now studying music education at McGill University.

Marvin teaches on Mondays in Cote Saint-Luc and Sundays in Pointe-Claire.

Matthew

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 on Mondays in Beaconsfield and Sundays in Pointe-Claire.

Najib

Najib is a singer/pianist born and raised in Montreal. His musical style includes elements of Pop, Jazz, Rock, R&B, Soul, and Funk. He is currently finishing his degree in Vocal Performance at Vanier College, and plans to continue his studies in university. Najib is also known for his unique vocal improvisation skills, his knowledge of piano technique, as well as the positive and inviting energy he brings to his performances. When teaching Voice or Piano, his main goal is to help the students enjoy themselves in finding their own musical sound, and to use the right technique to make it as effortless as possible.

Najib teaches on Wednesdays in Pointe-Claire.

Nunne

NUNNE is a singer/songwriter and sound engineer originally from Mexico City who recently relocated to Montreal to broaden her artistic palette and knowledge in the international music industry. With multiple years of experience as a singer, NUNNE has had the opportunity to tour around Mexico, U.S and Canada to perform in important venues such as Lollapalooza Chicago, Foro Indie Rocks, World Cafe Live and Centro Cultural Ollin Yoliztli, amongst others. Her career as a sound engineer has also seen her take big stages and work for important clients like Universal Music Group Canada and the Lamoureux brothers, Grammy and Emmy winners.

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 on Thursdays in Pointe-Claire and Sundays in Beaconsfield.

Paulina

Paulina was born in Chile and now is based in Montreal. Her musical studies began at a young age, after a teacher encouraged her to join a choir, where she started learning classical voice technique. After going through classical training, she joined her school’s big band, where she was introduced to Jazz.

Paulina completed a year of jazz studies at “Escuela Superior de Jazz” in Santiago de Chile, and then moved to Montreal to follow her dream of becoming a professional singer. She is currently coursing the Professional Music Program at Vanier College, specializing in Jazz voice. She is also a songwriter and composer, and will be releasing her debut album in 2023.

Paulina teaches on Thursdays & Saturdays in Pointe-Claire.

Sandrine

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 on Tuesdays in Beaconsfield and Wednesdays & Sundays in Pointe-Claire.

Simone

Simone is an Australian singer-songwriter and vocal coach, passionate about helping her students to find their unique voices and learn techniques to create emotive vocal performances using the whole body as an instrument. Simone has toured internationally, studied songwriting under some of the world’s best songwriters, along with contemporary and classical vocal, gaining a degree of Music Performance in 2011.

With a teaching style that is a fun and engaging way to build confidence, versatility and strength as a singer, Simone teaches rock, pop, folk, country and musical theatre. 

With Simone’s Piano lessons, including recording techniques, mastering music technology, and knocking the socks off your live audiences with your dynamic vocal performances. Simone is set to release her forthcoming EP with US record label, Fluff and Gravy records in the coming months.

Simone teaches on Mondays & Tuesdays in Cote Saint-Luc.

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Tuo

Tuo started taking piano lessons at 6 years old. As a young pianist, Tuo completed the Royal Conservatory Program until Grade 10 with distinction. Tuo holds a Bachelor of Music from Concordia University. Tuo strives to create a relaxed atmosphere where the students can feel free to express themselves through music, while also reinforcing basic techniques such as posture, hand position, scales, etc. Tuo believes that patience and encouragement from the teacher alongside a motivated student are essential to achieve steady musical progress.

Tuo teaches on Wednesdays in Pointe-Claire.

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Pointe-Claire, Quebec, H9R 1A6
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Cote Saint-Luc, Quebec, H4W 2J2
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Beaconsfield, Quebec, H9W 4C4
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