Teachers

We are proud to work with over 35 of the most professional, experienced and qualified music teachers in Toronto! We value the music education of our students, and our teachers.

At Lippert, we only work with the most professional, experienced and qualified music teachers in Toronto. Our teachers are talented musicians with experience teaching all genres including classical, jazz, rock, blues, pop and more! They have experience in music education, performance, composition, improvisation, and audio engineering. On almost any given day, one of our teachers is out and about in Toronto making incredible music! All of our teachers are qualified with one, or several, post-secondary degrees in music and/or education. Furthermore, our classical teachers have additional Royal Conservatory of Music accreditation. Lippert teachers offer lessons in guitar, piano, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, and more. If your instrument is not on the list, contact us and we can connect you with a teacher for your instrument. Our teachers are the heart of our school and have contributed to the success of our music school since 1957.

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Catherine Alulio | voice • piano • theory
Catherine is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto where she has completed a Bachelor of Music in classical voice.
Klaus Anselm | trumpet
Klaus had the privilege of attending Humber College, obtaining an Advanced Diploma in Jazz Studies with Honours as well as a Bachelor of Music.
James Atin-Godden | piano • recording • drums
James graduated from York U, studying under music gurus like Casey Sokol, Steve Koven, Brian Katz, and Matt Brubeck.   
Chris Bailey | guitar • ukulele • piano
Chris has been teaching music of one kind or another for over 25 years.
Charleen Beard | Director | voice • piano • theory
Charleen holds a Masters in Music Education, Bachelor Degrees in both Music and Education, an ARCT in piano, and a Grade 9 Vocal Performance Certificate from the RCM.
Carlene Brown | trumpet • piano • theory
Based in Toronto, Carlene is a thriving trumpet player and passionate educator. Carlene currently attends the Glenn Gould School of Music on a full tuition scholarship..
Maciej Bujnowicz | voice • piano • guitar • theory
Baritone Maciej Bujnowicz is a recent graduate of the University of Ottawa, in the Master of Music program in performance.
Kayla Campuzano-Ruiz | voice • piano • theory
Soprano Kayla Ruiz holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours in Vocal Performance from York University, in the studio of Norma Burrows (2017).
Yang Chen | drums ● piano ● theory
Yang Chen is a versatile percussionist and educator based in Toronto who is interested in collaborating with artists of all disciplines to create mutually satisfying works.
Brandon Davis | double bass • electric bass • guitar • ukulele • piano • theory
Brandon Davis is a Toronto-based bassist, composer and educator with a Masters in Music from the Manhattan School of Music.
Mary Evered | guitar • ukulele • theory
Mary studied education and music education at the University of Toronto (Bachelor of Music), and went on to a 33-year career as an elementary and secondary school music teacher...
Michelle (Da Hye) Kim | piano • theory • accompaniment
As a pianist and principal flautist of the National Concert Band, Michelle has performed in National Arts Centre in Ottawa and Chan Centre for the Arts in Vancouver.
Danielle Knibbe | voice • piano • theory • composition
After graduating from Grant MacEwan University with diplomas in Composition and Recording Engineering singer-songwriter Danielle Knibbe relocated from Alberta to Toronto.
Michael Kolk | guitar • bass
Born in Vancouver, Michael has performed at music festivals and concert halls throughout Europe and North America and has been called "one of the most musical guitarists performing and recording today" (This is Classical Guitar).
Daisy Leung | piano • accompaniment
Daisy is making her mark in Toronto as an accomplished collaborative artist whose love for chamber music and collaboration is apparent in her approach...
Nick Maclean | piano
Born in Ottawa, NICK MACLEAN is “one of the most gifted young Toronto pianists to come along in the last few years ” (Adrean Farrugia, Juno winning jazz pianist) and has quickly become one of the most in demand 20-something piano players in that city’s bustling jazz scene.
Andrew Matheson | guitar • piano • theory
Andrew is a recent graduate of McGill University, completing a BA with a minor in music (theory and composition).
Clara Nguyen-Tran | viola • violin • piano • theory
Violist Clara Nguyen-Tran is an active and versatile performer of solo, chamber and orchestral music. As a member of the Aeris String Quartet, she won first place in the University of Toronto’s Galimir Chamber Competition (2018).
John Nicholson | saxophone • flute • clarinet • piano • voice • theory • composition
John has a degree in Jazz Performance from Capilano University and a Masters in Jazz Performance from the University of Toronto.
Whitney O'Hearn | voice • piano • theory
Whitney studied with Sandra Graham at the University of Ottawa and recently completed further graduate studies at the University of Toronto with Daniel Taylor and Wendy Nielsen.
Jenna Marie Pinard | voice • piano
Jenna Marie has a great passion for building inclusive music communities and thrives to promote safe and equal opportunity for all through the students she teaches, the bands she leads, music she writes and jams she hosts.
Christopher Platt | guitar • ukulele • piano • theory
Already an accomplished guitarist in his teens, Chris attended Mohawk College and graduated with an Applied Music Diploma.
Ivana Popovic | violin • viola • piano • theory
Ivana is a violinist, composer and performer from Serbia, now based in Toronto.
Gabriel Quenneville-Bélair | piano ● theory ● accompaniment
Gabriel holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Minnesota, and a Master’s Degree from the Conservatoire de Musique de Montreal.
Angela Schwarzkopf | harp
JUNO award winning harpist Angela Schwarzkopf concertizes throughout North America as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician and with many top chamber music, choral, and orchestral organizations.
Andy Slade | piano • theory • composition
Based in Toronto, Andy Slade is equally comfortable performing and composing classical, jazz, and popular music.
Liam Smith | bass • guitar • piano
Liam is an electric and double bassist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. He studied Jazz and Contemporary Music at Humber College in Toronto, Ontario.
Sarah Steeves | cello • piano • theory
Currently pursuing her doctoral studies at the University of Toronto with Shauna Rolston, Sarah completed her Masters in Music at McGill University with Brian Manker.
Sam Taylor | guitar • ukulele • voice • bass • composition
A young Canadian talent, Taylor’s career began at a very early age. His career escalated quickly and by the age of nine he was performing with Orchestra London.
Maia Van Raes | piano • voice • theory • trumpet
Maia is a classically trained pianist with her Bachelor of Music in Piano from the University of Toronto where she studied with Andrew Markow and Brian McDonagh.
Connor Walsh | bass • guitar • ukulele
Connor Walsh is a jazz, pop, and folk bass and guitar teacher from Edmonton, Alberta with a Bachelor of Music in jazz performance from the University of Toronto.
Mike Wark | saxophone • flute • clarinet • piano
Mike received his B.Mus. (Jazz Studies) from Thompson Rivers University/Humber College, and M.Mus. (Jazz Performance) from University of Toronto.
Veronica Zupanic | violin • piano • theory
Veronica Zupanic is a recent graduate of the violin performance program at the University of Ottawa, where she studied with Yehonatan Berick.

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