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.
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
Kayla is born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She studied piano and voice at the Royal Conservatory of Music, as well as guitar and voice at Lippert Music Centre Inc.
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 | 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.
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.
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
Nick is "one of the most gifted young Toronto pianists to come along in the last few years " (Adrean Farrugia, Juno winning jazz pianist)...
Andrew Matheson | guitar • piano • theory
Andrew is a recent graduate of McGill University, completing a BA with a minor in music (theory and composition).
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 Pinard | voice • piano
Jenna Marie has a great passion for building inclusive music communities and thrives to promote safe and equal opportunity for all...
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.
Andy Slade | piano • theory • composition
Andy grew up studying classical piano with Ann Mendenhall, and eventually went on to complete a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Victoria.
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.
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.
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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