Vancouver: (604) 736-3036
White Rock: (604) 538-0906
Victoria: (250) 590-0752

Lessons at Tapestry Music Victoria

Take music lessons at Tapestry Music and learn from any one of our experienced music educators who teach everything from piano, guitar, banjo, drums, violin, voice, trumpet, baritone, tuba, trombone, and french horn!

 

What We Offer

We currently offer private lessons in flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, cello, ukulele, guitar, electric bass, double bass, banjo, dobro, voice, trumpet, baritone, tuba, trombone, and french horn.

We also have early childhood music classes for pre-school and primary aged children. As well, we offer group classes in ukulele, fiddle, and more.

 

 

LOCATIONS

We have 2 teaching studios in our Victoria location, with more to come soon!

FEES

Lessons are a half hour long and taught one-on-one.
The fee per lesson is $25 paid each month in advance.

SCHEDULES

Come every week or drop in. You're free to choose your own schedule!

Lesson Times
3 pm to 6 pm Monday to Thursday
3 pm to 6 pm Fridays
10 am to 6 pm Saturdays

Lessons before 3 pm on weekdays and Sunday lessons may also be available. Please call
250-590-0752 to inquire.

 

REGISTRATION

A completed and signed registration form is required before lessons commence.
Call (250) 590-0752 to reserve your time! A registration form and first payment must be made before lessons commence.

 

OUR TEACHERS

 

Peter Caton - Cello

Cellist Peter Caton attended the University of Western Ontario where he received his Bacherlor of Music degree with Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi. While attending the Banff Centre he worked with many distinguished artists including Janos Starker, Zara Nelsova, the Orford String Quartet, and Gyorgy Sebok. He later received his Master of Music degree from the University of Victoria where he studied with Hanna Dedecius and James Hunter. While attending the University of Victoria, he won the annual concerto competition, performing Haydn's Cello Concerto in C.

He has played with the orchestras of London, Ontario, Windsor, Victoria, Kelowna and Prince George and was a teaching assistant to both Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and James Hunter. He spent thirty years working in Vancouver as a freelance cellist, teacher, and arranger, and currently plays with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra.

 

Sam Davidson - Clarinet

Sam Davidson is a multi-faceted clarinetist and composer originally from Vancouver BC. He studied clarinet at the University of British Columbia with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra clarinetists Wes Foster and Cris Inguanti and was mentored in jazz and improvisation by composers Fred Stride and Giorgio Magnanensi. Sam has been a music educator for over 15 years, as well as being a busy freelance musician working across many different genres.

 

Skye Eriksen - Saxophone

Skye Eriksen is a recent graduate of the University of Victoria's music education program. Her primary instrument is saxophone. Skye has been teaching music privately since 2015 and has been performing professionally as a multi-instrumentalist for over five years. Skye aims to provide lessons to each and every student who seeks to develop a comprehensive musicianship by improving the fundamentals of saxophone, and to assist students to enjoy more deeply the experience of making music. Skye is committed to providing students with opportunities to develop musicianship, artistry, personal expression and confidence through music. Teaching and making music are her favourite things to do in the world. Skye will be continuing her education to complete a Bachelor of Education degree and eventually hopes to become a full-time music teacher in public schools.

 

Bambie Maree - Early Childhood Music Education

Bambie Maree has been teaching music for four decades, with a specialty in early childhood music. She is a musician, teacher and composer of children's music who has created a holistic curriculum of songs and activities that allows the child to realize that they are the music maker.

She uses a Montessori-styled approach, incorporating the teachings of Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze and Suzuki. Together, children and their parents will learn to develop, interact and communicate in the language of music.

 

Kaitie Sly - Electric Bass and String Bass

As a bassist, recording artist, educator and author, Kaitie has been honing her musical talents since the age of eight. Sly has worked as a session musician and performer in Canada, the US, and the UK, and has been a featured bassist on the player spotlight of www.notreble.com and on Rolling Stone with her duo project, Syreim.

Kaitie has worked extensively in music education as a private music instructor, clinician, and music curriculum designer. She is the author of the electric bass method books, Beginner Series: Bass Method, which have received high acclaim from some of the industries top bassists and bass educators. Her books are for sale worldwide, are the exclusive curriculum for US Music Lessons in San Diego, CA, and are currently being sold at Tapestry Music! More recently, Kaitie was a bass curriculum design consultant for Fender's new online music lesson platform, Fender Play.

 

Izzy Spencer - Trumpet, French horn, and Low Brass

Izzy is passionate about sharing her love of music and playing brass instruments with students. Any genre can be explored in her studio through a focus on correct technique. She has played trumpet for eleven years and has been teaching privately for five. Izzy studied trumpet with Merrie Klazek, and education with Dr. Steven Capaldo at the University of Victoria where she completed a Bachelor's degree in Music Education. She has performed with the Uvic Wind Symphony, in joint concerts with the Naden Band, and with varying chamber groups. Izzy has gained experience working with middle and high school aged students through her ongoing position at Cadets Canada summer programs as their private brass instructor and band teacher.

 

Amy-Lynne Toth - Violin

Amy-Lynne Toth has been playing the violin for eighteen years, and has been teaching privately for ten. By the age of fifteen, Amy-Lynne held a first violin position in the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra, and has since performed with The Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and others across Canada. She is currently in the final year of her Bachelor of Music Performance at the University of Victoria, where she has performed regularly as Concert Master in the UViSO.

Though classically trained, Amy-Lynne does not limit herself to a single genre, and has branched into more experimental directions. She frequently performs and records with bands and ensembles of varying styles, and is always willing to switch out her acoustic instrument for an electric.

Amy-Lynne’s goal is to instil a love, appreciation, and joy of music, while fostering individuality in each student to create their own musical voice with confidence.

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