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:
- 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.
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Our piano teachers
Amyna is a clarinetist, pianist and improviser who enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels. Their aim is to cultivate well rounded musicians regardless of their experience level. Amyna uses the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) method as a backbone, supplemented by the Alfred method (for piano), the Daniel Bonade method (for clarinet). Rather than only focusing on one style, Amyna meets their students where they are, working to find music their students are interested in and excited to learn! Amyna has 15 years experience on clarinet, 9 years experience in piano and holds A.R.C.T level in clarinet, level 4 in piano and a bachelor of music in Improvisation (clarinet) from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Amyna teaches on Mondays and Tuesdays in Pointe-Claire.
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 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 on Thursdays and Sundays 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 on Thursdays and Saturday in Pointe-Claire.
Daniel is an esteemed Pianist and Harpsichordist, based in Montreal, Canada, with over 10 years of experience teaching and performing across Canada. With a Bachelor of Music (with Minor in Theory) from McGill University; Bachelor of Science, and Artist Diploma from Western University, he has had the privilege of studying under some of the most influential musicians, including Leslie Kinton, Stéphane Lemelin, Hank Knox, Luc Beauséjour, and Ilya Poletaev.
Daniel’s passion for music extends beyond his formal education. He has attended various programs and workshops, such as the Tafelmusik Baroque Institute and Orford Musique, and participated in masterclasses with some of the world’s most celebrated musicians, including Charles Richard-Hamelin, André Laplante, Enrico Elisi (University of Toronto), David Jalbert (University of Ottawa), Evelyne Brancart (Indiana University), and Yoheved Kaplinsky (Juilliard School).
What sets Daniel apart as a teacher is his understanding of each student’s unique musical strengths. As a late starter of music himself, he empathizes with students of all levels, ages, and time commitments, and aims to help them reach their full potential in their musical artistry. Daniel tailors his teaching approach to each student’s individual needs and interests.
Daniel’s passion for music and dedication to his craft make him an ideal teacher for anyone looking to improve their skills in music. His students not only benefit from his extensive knowledge and experience but also from his unwavering commitment to helping them achieve their musical goals.
Daniel teaches on Saturdays in Pointe-Claire and Thursdays in Cote- St-Luc.
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.
Darko Dimitrijevic (1992) finished his primary and secondary education at the High School of Music “dr Miloje Milojevic”, in Kragujevac, Serbia, in the class of Mag. Miljan Bjeletic. Upon graduating with honors at the age of 15, he pursued further education at the Faculty of Philology and Arts, University of Kragujevac, where he graduated with honors (summa cum laude) in both his Bachelor and Master of Music studies, in the classes of Dr Zoran Rakic and prof. Radomir Tomic. He is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Contemporary Music Performance at l’Université de Montréal, under co-mentorship of Jean-Michaël Lavoie and Pierre Michaud.
Actively involved in many workshops, masterclasses and exchange programs all over Europe, he’s worked with many notable performers such as Geir Draugsvoll (Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark), Mie Miki (Folkwang Universitat der Kunste, Essen, Germany), Iñaki Alberdi (Musikene High School of Music at San Sebastian, Spain), Raimondas Sviackevičius (University of Vilnius, Lithuania), Janne Rättyä (Kunst Universitat Graz, Austria) and many others.
From 2015 onwards, he is working as the program manager with the NGO Eufonija in Novi Sad, Serbia, a cultural organization managing a series of concerts and festivals, helping young artists in becoming active participants in the cultural life. A full-time professor at the High School of Music in Kragujevac, teaching Accordion, Theory of interpretation and Chamber Music Ensembles – during 7 years of teaching, he’s worked with over 80 successful students – many of them laureates of international competitions and concourses.
His performance interests cover many areas of contemporary and classical music: Solo pieces for the accordion, chamber music and orchestral performances, electro-acoustic and mixed music with the acoustic, microtonal and electronic accordion. Through his collaboration with young composers, he has premiered over 40 pieces of music written for the accordion in many settings – solo pieces, chamber and mixed music, two concertos for the accordion and orchestra etc.
Darko teaches on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays in Pointe-Claire.
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 & Sundays in Pointe-Claire.
Fidaa studied occidental and oriental music at the Conservatory Elfarabi des Arts (Djerba, Tunisia) from the age of 7. Fidaa is a singer, songwriter, composer and violinist. She plays the piano and guitar when composing her own music and she is currently working towards her Master’s Degree in Neuropsychology of Music which is the study of how music affects the brain, our well being and our social interactions.
Fidaa teaches on Mondays 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 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Pointe-Claire and Mondays in 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 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays in Cote Saint-Luc.
Isiah is a Montreal-based pianist/composer and singer originally from rural Ontario. He grew up taking classical piano lessons with the Royal Conservatory and was gigging professionally in rock, pop, and folk groups as a teenager.
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 on Thursdays in 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.
Kyleigh began writing and performing music in 2011. In 2021, she graduated with a Bachelor of Music with a minor in psychology from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Currently, Kyleigh is in the final year of the Master’s in Music Therapy program at Concordia University. Along with being a classical musician, Kyleigh writes and performs folk music. Kyleigh was born and raised in Newfoundland, which greatly influenced her writing and musical style. She has opened for musicians such as Fortunate Ones, Brian Byrne, and Stompbox. Her most recent solo shows have been with the Gros Morne Summer Music festival, and Writer’s at Woody Point. Kyleigh has been teaching since 2016, teaching genres from classical to pop music, and students of all ages.
Kyleigh teaches on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays in Pointe-Claire.
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 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 on Sundays in Cote Saint-Luc.
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 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 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 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 Sundays in Pointe-Claire.
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 Wednesdays & Thursdays in Pointe-Claire and Sundays, Mondays & Tuesdays in Beaconsfield.
Since childhood, Parand has been exposed to music considering her cousin was a professional classical pianist. She was bitten by the musical bug and started learning xylophone and flute at the age of 3, then violin at 7. Later, Parand moved on to learn the piano for several years. Gradually, Parand started classical singing lessons at the age of 18 and found her passion for singing. She believes that we all have rhythm from the heartbeat to the flow of breath, and formal musical training is only an expansion of what already exists in every person. All her singing lessons begin with physical warm-ups to support the specific musculature required in singing. Joy and playing are essential elements of successful learning at any age, and she makes certain that students learn without any undue stress and anxiety. Adult students can expect the same support and respect as the youngest child. She believes without joy, there is no music, and without music, there is no joy.
Parand teaches on Saturdays in Pointe-Claire and Mondays in Cote St-Luc.
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 Saturdays 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 on Tuesdays in Beaconsfield and Wednesdays & Sundays in Pointe-Claire.
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 in Cote Saint-Luc & Tuesdays online.
222 Brunswick Blvd
Pointe-Claire, Quebec, H9R 1A6
WIMA Cote Saint-Luc
5555 Westminster #312
Cote Saint-Luc, Quebec, H4W 2J2
482 Beaconsfield Blvd. #204
Beaconsfield, Quebec, H9W 4C4
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