2016/17 Music lessons in Victoria and Cobble Hill

Hello music students and parents,

Our lesson season gets underway on Tues Sept 6. 

New and returning teachers:

We have two new Voice teachers, taking over Jill's students. Talietha Sangha (Voice & Piano - Mon/Wed) and Eryn Sharpe (Voice-Thurs). Both are very personable and very talented singing teachers.

On Voice, Kim Denness-Thomas is back! (Tues, Fri, Sat)

On the Drums, we welcome Jon Miller (Thurs), taking over Sean's drum chair.  Jon's a lovely, gentle guy, a very experienced jazz musician, and teacher.

On Piano, Laura Cousins (Wed) is back!

On Piano, Daniel Martins (Sun/Mon) is back! 

On Piano, we welcome Al Kornelson (Tues/Thurs) a very caccomplished pianist and delightful person, comfortable teaching the Royal and Canadian Conservatory Methods, exam prep, and accompanying. Happy teaching non-classical styles, as well.

On Bass, Ian McElroy is back, grooving deep on Tues and Sundays.

On Guitar, Paul Mowbray returns (Mon-Thurs), and watch for his great Saturday Workshops on Blues Guitar and Rockabilly Guitar, this fall. Scotty Moore and Carl Perkins in Oct / Nov.

On Guitar, we welcome back Tyler Lieb (Wed). Tyler taught with us for 2 years, then went off to Boston & Montreal for 4, now he's back again. A delightful human being, musician, and teacher. Highly skilled in jazz, folk, rock, and more.   

On Guitar, Gabe Pietrzak (Sat) A gifted guitarist, just 21, he's especially friendly and capable of teaching technically advanced styles ( Jazz/metal/ fusion). 

On Guitar, Lonny Koch (Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat)  Electric and acoustic guitar, bass guitar, ukulele. Americana: blues, rock, country, rockabilly, surf, pop...great with all ages, beginners to advancing musicians.

This year more energy is going into creating new ways to bring music into students lives, through performances, workshops, master-classes, recording sessions, and singing and guitar groups. 


Davie St - Guitar, Voice, Piano, Bass

St Matthias Hall - Voice, Piano

Allenby St - Band Camps

Cobble Hill - Piano (Daniel)


Drop us a line. Look forward to meeting you soon!

Lonny and the gang at SIS  ☺


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