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We value the music education of our students. We also value our teachers and are proud to work with over 30 of the most professional, experienced and qualified music instructors / musicians.

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! Our music instructors 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! 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 or instruments you want to learn / have musical coaching with. Our teachers are the heart of our school and have contributed to the success of our music school since 1957.

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Professional music teachers in Toronto for all instruments including piano, voice, guitar and more in classical, rock, jazz and pop. Online Lessons are available, as are group lessons, in-home lessons  and / or private lessons for in-person musical training with the instrument or instruments of choice.


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Charleen Beard | Director | voice • piano • theory
Charleen Beard (nee Lippert) 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.
Anthony Bijak | guitar • piano • music production
Anthony Bijak has been playing guitar for over 15 years and has completed a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Calgary. His predominant style of play is jazz.
Billie-Jane Bolton-Rojo | piano • theory
Billie-Jane Bolton-Rojo is a pianist with a wide range of experience. Since her youth, she has exhibited a breadth of talent and achievement. Billie-Jane began her piano teaching career with Lippert’s in the early 1990’s.
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.
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.
Anna Kwiatkowska | violin • viola • voice • piano • theory
Anna is a graduate of two majors from the Music Academy in Lodz, Poland. In 2004 she received an MMus in viola and in 2005 she received an MMus in Vocal and Acting Performance.
Andrew Matheson | guitar • piano • theory
Andrew Matheson is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, and educator based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A classically trained pianist and guitarist, he has worked many different artists in a variety of styles of music.
Andrew McCarthy | drums • guitar • mandolin • piano
Andrew McCarthy (B.Mus) is originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland and has been an active member of the diverse music scene of Toronto for the past five years as percussionist, drummer, composer, and educator.
Evan Ng | drums • piano
Evan is an award winning multi-instrumentalist originally from Vancouver, BC and finished with a Bachelor of Music Performance in the Jazz program at the University of Toronto.
Matthew O'Halloran | piano
Matthew O'Halloran is a pianist from Brockville, Ontario who recently completed a jazz performance bachelors at the University of Toronto.
Ivana Popovic | violin • viola • piano • theory • composition
Ivana Popovic is a violinist, composer and theatre performer. She has over 20 years of experience of teaching violin, chamber music, piano, theory and composition, and has been working at Lippert since 2006.
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.
Olivier Rabu | piano • theory
Olivier recently completed his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Music Theory at McGill University studying under Ilya Poletaev.
Micaela Rae | voice • piano • guitar
Micaela Tyson (aka Micaela Rae) is a Toronto based musician currently working in the folk, singer-songwriter, and jazz genres. You can catch her performing at various Toronto venues such as the Rex and the Jazz Bistro.
Kayla Ruiz | voice • piano • theory
JUNO award winning Soprano Kayla Ruiz holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in Vocal Performance from York University, as well as a Master of Music in Historical Performance Voice at the University of Toronto (2020).
Lucas Schlotfield | piano
Originally from Chile, Lucas Schlotfeld completed his studies in Pontificia Universidad Católica classical conservatory while at the same time harnessing his Jazz Piano and compositions skills through acclaimed mentors in the scene.
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.
Matthew Tissi • piano • voice
Matthew Tissi has performed in concerts and productions with organizations such as the Canadian Opera Company, the Canadian Children's Opera Company, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Mandle Philharmonic, as well as with the University of Toronto and at Lincoln Centre.
Maia Van Raes | piano • voice • theory • trumpet
Maia Van Raes is multi-talented instrumentalist, with a passion for a wide variety of musical genres from classical and jazz, to R&B and soul.
Connor Walsh | guitar • bass • piano • theory
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.
Bennett Young | guitar • bass • uke • piano
A mainstay in the Canadian music scene, Bennett Young has just about done it all, performing in festivals, huge halls, tiny clubs and everything in-between.
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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