At WIMA, each student will benefit from a personal approach based on their goals, whether they are at a beginner, intermediate, or advanced level. Fun is the heart of our philosophy, and we integrate it into all of our lessons while imparting our knowledge and passion for music to our students. Our teachers work with pieces chosen by the student and adapted to suit their level. Students will also have the opportunity to play one of their favourite pieces at the end-of-session recital.
Our teachers use creative methods and books that perfectly correspond to the level of the student and respond to their objectives. Students will learn how to read sheet music, chord diagrams, and musical notation at their own pace.
Each WIMA studio is outfitted with quality accessories and equipment. Just bring your violin, your sheet music, and your energy!
Jacob Niederhoffer is an avid chamber and orchestral musician, and has performed throughout North America and Europe. After earning his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the Peabody Institute under Violaine Melancon, he moved to Montreal for an Artist Diploma at Mcgill University with Andrew Wan. In addition to performing, Jacob enjoys teaching all ages and levels of students. He believes that a supportive, easy-going lesson environment is the key to success at music, and strives to balance technique, musicality, theory, and ear training to create well-rounded musicians.
Jacob teaches on Saturdays.
Violet Webster has been studying the violin since the age of four when she began with the Montreal Suzuki Institute under the direction of Vera Mirkovic and Dragan Djerkic. From 2014 to 2015 she studied at the McGill Conservatory with Ranghild Hettema before enrolling in the Music and Social Sciences Double DEC program at Vanier College, where she began studying with Sylvie Allaire. She has been a member of the West Island Youth Symphony Orchestra for almost three years; where she formed the Arcum string quartet with fellow musicians from the orchestra. In 2017, she was promoted to the position of concertmaster of WIYSO. In the future, she hopes to be able to pursue her studies in music at the university level and to continue exploring diverse musical genres, including folk, jazz, and contemporary.
Violet teaches on Thursdays.