Piano Lessons at Hanway Music School in Markham and Richmond Hill


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What We Offer

Intuitive approach based on students preference

Well rounded music learning experience including ear training and sight reading

Annual student recitals, masterclasses, charity concerts

Interactive and multimedia usage to enhance musical experience

After lesson support over phone, email, messaging

 

Kelvin Chan

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Instruments: Piano, Trumpet, Trombone, Advanced Rudiments, Harmony, History

Education: Bachelor of Music Education (University of Victoria), Master of Arts in Music Education (Mcgill University)

Style: Classical, Contemporary, RCM examination program

Language: English, Mandarin, Cantonese

Available Time: Saturday AM/PM, Sunday AM/PM

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Kelvin began his studies on the piano at the age of 4. Graduated from McGill University with a Master of Arts in Music Education and Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Victoria, Kelvin had many years extensive training in music education working children at all ages in both private schools and public school settings. Kelvin is respected pianist and the winner of many prestigious awards in piano performance such as Joyce and Don Brake Scholarship in Music from the University of Victoria for his outstanding performance abilities in 2011. Kelvin specializes in working with kids, adolescents, and adults age from 4 and up, levels ranging from beginners to performer’s ARCT.

 

 

Ava Liu

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Instruments: 
Piano, Vocal

Education: Bachelor of Arts (Ryerson University)

Style: Classical Piano, Contemporary Piano, R&B Vocal, Pop Vocal, RCM examination program

Language: English, Mandarin, Cantonese

Available Time: Tuesday PM, Thursday PM

 

Ava has been studying the piano since the age of 7 and has been active in the Greater Toronto Chinese community as a performer and singer since the age of 16. During these years, she sang, and guest performed over hundreds shows, including Chinese new year countdown events, piano competitions and singing contests. She was featured as the lead vocalist in the Toronto based film “Promise” soundtrack. As a teacher, Ava has over 6 years in teaching experience to students aged 4 and above. Her lessons implement both the piano and voice techniques to educate her students and how both instruments can be used with one another. Her experience also allows her to train students to develop performance skills and on stage techniques. 

 

 

 

Ivan Yeung

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Instruments: Piano, Advanced Rudiments, Harmony, History

Education: Bachelor of Music: Piano Performance (University of Toronto), Master of Music: Piano Pedagogy (University of Toronto)

Style: Classical Piano, Contemporary Piano, RCM examination program

Language: English, Cantonese

Available Time: Friday PM, Sunday PM

 

Ivan was introduced to the piano at the age of 4 but did not find his passion for music until 11 years old. Since then, Ivan has advanced through the RCM Grades at a fast pace, competed and won numerous competitions. He has placed first in music competitions and festivals such as the Scarborough Music Festival, Kiwanis Music Festival, Toronto Music Competition, Richmond Hill Music Festival, and Yip’s Music Festival. He has also placed 3rd in the 2007 Canadian Music Competition for the category of 14 years and under, and also placed 4th in the 2009 Canadian Music Competition for the category of 18 years and under. During the year of 2008, he was fortunate enough to be invited to the Vienna School of the Performing Arts where he performed a solo recital. In 2009 and 2010, Ivan was invited to the Officials Gathering at the Heintzman House as a solo pianist, performing in front of many important officials of the town such as the Mayor of Markham, Frank Scarpitti. Ivan currently holds a Bachelor of Piano Performance degree and Master of Music degree in Piano Pedagogy both from the University of Toronto. In his spare time, Ivan enjoys reading books and playing sports such as table tennis and badminton.

 

 

 

Yuvy Zhang

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Instruments: Piano, Advanced Rudiments

Education: Mcmaster University, Royal Conservatory ARCT in Piano Performance

Style: Classical Piano, Contemporary Piano, RCM examination program

Language: English, Mandarin

Available Time: Wednesday PM, Saturday AM, Sunday AM

Born in Shen Yang China, Yuwei started to play the piano at the age of 7 at the Liao Ning Conservatory of Music. Her efforts and natural talent for the piano helped her propel to level 10 in piano performance in just 5 short years. It was during this time she attended numerous competitions received 1st, 2nd and 3rd places respectively throughout the province of Liao Ning. She also has numerous of on stage performance experiences in her city with well over 500 audiences in attendance. After coming to Canada, she spent the majority of her time teaching piano to kids age 4 and up, Yuwei brings her unique teaching style to the piano and specializes working with kids at the introductory levels.

 

 

 

 

 

Ellier Leng

 

Instruments: Piano, Flute

Education: Master of Teaching (University of Toronto)

Style: Classical Piano, Classical/Concert Flute

Language: English, Mandarin

Available Time: Monday PM, Tuesday PM, Saturday AM/PM

Ellier began her musical journey at the age of 4 when her parents placed her into piano lessons. She completed her Level 10 RCM certification in 2008 and taught piano lessons from home. For more than half her life, Ellier has been playing piano and keyboard in church while continuously developing her passion for music as she picked up new instruments along the way. At the age of 10, Ellier began playing the flute in her elementary school band and was granted the music award at graduation. Throughout secondary school, she continued being an integral member of the concert band as principal flutist and piccolo player. She had the chance to perform various concerts in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Austria and received another music award in those years. Ellier loves working with children and youths and has had a multitude of experience working with those age demographics in many different settings.

 

 

Eileen Shan Zou

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Instruments: Piano, Vocal

Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts – Music/Psychology 

Style: Contemporary, RCM examination program Level 1 – 5, Jazz Vocal 

Language: English, Mandarin, Cantonese 

Available Time: Saturday AM/PM, Sunday AM, Weekdays after 6 PM

Born in Foshan, China, Eileen started to learn piano and singing since age of 6. She started singing in a local children Choir and the choir was entitled the first place in 2004 in an international choir competition named World Choir Game. She studied Jazz Theory and vocal in York University and entered several local singing competitions and achieved great success and fame in the GTA. Since 2011, she has been freelance performer as an keyboardist, vocalist, and chorus for over hundreds of shows in and around the GTA.