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Our Instructors

OUR INSTRUCTORS

"I have come to believe that a great teacher, is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit"

"Art Education is a tool for critical thinking and understanding the world around us, it's through imagination, creativity and discovery that children will grow up with a fuller understanding of life, love and joy "
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JESSICA TRESTAIN

School of Visual Arts Director

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"Transferring the knowledge of visual art and history of art gives me purpose and tremendous joy, because of the opportunity to impact the new generations to get a solid grasp on visual art, discover their inner artist and enrich their lives with knowledge in art and history of art."
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TATJANA JASMAKOVSKA

Visual Arts Instructor

BMus, ADipl, MMus, DMA(cand)

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"Teaching art has given me the idea that imagination is limitless. I am thankful to work with children who continually inspire me with their passion and creativity."
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CHARLENE GUO

Visual Arts Instructor

Certified Kelly Kirby Instructor

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"The AC community is fantastic - I feel so fortunate that I get to teach, laugh, and brainstorm along side the super staff!"
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JEN HARTOGH

SPARK! Instructor

Head of School,
National Director/Publisher of the Kelly Kirby Program

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"I truly love working at the Arts Connection because working with children has always been a passion of mine."
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MAHTAB KARAMZADEH

SPARK! Instructor

BMus, AA Piano Pedagogy

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"I am grateful to be in a place where fun, creativity and artistic expression are always valued and encouraged."
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TAAMISAH MITHA

SPARK! Instructor

Certified Kelly Kirby Teacher

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"The creative potential within each young mind continually amazes me."
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MEEGIN SULLIVAN

SPARK! Instructor

BMus, Certified Kelly Kirby, Orff and Music Together

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"The Arts Connection is somewhere that is fostering education about the arts for children in our community."
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JESSICA TRESTAIN

SPARK! Instructor

BMus, MMus, Piano

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"Teaching our students at the Arts Connection brings me happiness."
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MING YEUNG

SPARK! Instructor

BMus Vocal

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"The joy of showing my students new pieces, analyzing the music, telling them about different composers and their styles is unparalleled."
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ANGELA CAVADAS

Violin Instructor

Credentials

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"I adore my students; teaching is a blessing and privilege. "
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ANTHONY MORRIS

Guitar Instructor

Credentials

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"Studying music and becoming good at an instrument is very rewarding and life affirming at any stage in life."
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IAN MONTGOMERY

Drum Instructor

BMus, Jazz Performance

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"20% of kids learn to play music. 70% of adults wish they had."
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NIKOLAI MALOFF

Theory Instructor

DMA, Piano

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"Mind. Body. Soul. Music. Love. Compassion."
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SHEILA LEE

Music Therapist, Music Together and Adapted Music Lessons Instructor

BMus, MA Counseling Psychology
Certified Music Together, Orff, Kodaly

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"I love working at the Arts Connection because children are so innovative. I learn a brand new way to play an instrument every single class."
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MARY COBHAM

Music Therapist and
Music Together Instructor

BMT (Bachelor of Music Therapy)

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"It's wonderful to work with like-minded people to provide a warm and creative environment for young hearts and minds to flourish."
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RACHEL BERGEN

Music Therapist and
Music Together Instructor

BMT (Bachelor of Music Therapy)
Dip Classical Voice Performance

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REGISTRATION

If you are looking to register for private music lessons, any of our beginner packages, or music therapy and adapted music lessons, please contact us or fill out the form below to schedule a meeting or a phone call with our School of Music Coordinator to discuss your (or your child’s) goals and schedule in order for us to find the best fit teacher.

INQUIRY FORM

Please fill out the form below and our School of Music Coordinator will be in touch!

We offer private piano lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons, drum lessons, voice lessons and theory lessons for adults and children from beginner to advanced levels.
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Our group music classes allow for the opportunity to experience the joy of learning and making music with others.
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Taught by accredited instructors, we offers music therapy services and adapted lessons to accommodate different learning styles.
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We offer this excellent introductory music program for 4 to 8 year olds that provides a complete foundation for any music study a child may wish to pursue.
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