Violin Lessons at Hanway Music School in Markham and Richmond Hill

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What We Offer


Traditional or Suzuki method based on students experience

Well rounded music learning experience including ear training and sight reading

Annual student recital, masterclass, charity concerts

Orchestra Audition Support

Interactive and multimedia usage to enhance musical experience

After lesson support over phone, email, messaging



Nathan Chia



Instruments: Violin, Advanced Rudiments, Harmony

Eucation: Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance (University of Toronto), Bachelor of Music: Violin Performance and Pedagogy (Jacobs School of Music – Indiana University)

Style: Classical, Folk, RCM examination program

Language: English

Available Time: Sunday PM

Born in Markham, Ontario, Nathan began playing the Violin at the age of 5 and achieved the RCM Grade 10 examination First Class Honours with Distinction at the age of 12. It was during this time Nathan competed and achieved fabulous results in music festivals all around Canada for Violin performance such as: First place in Violin Performance in Kiwanis 2003, 2004; and the second place in the 2003 CMC Canadian Music Competition.

Upon Graduation from Univonville High School in 2007, Nathan attended the University of Toronto Bachelor of Violin Performance program with a full scholarship. Within a year, he was admitted to the prestige Jacobs School of Music from the University of Indiana, one of the top 10 music schools in the world.

Nathan currently resides in Markham, Ontario where he spends the majority of his time teaching, composing, and performing,




Clarence Cheng



Instruments: Violin, Advanced Rudiments

Eucation: ARCT Violin Performance, Bachelor of Music: Jazz Violin, Violin Performance (Humber College of Music)

Style: Classical, Folk, RCM Examination Program

Language: English, Mandarin

Available Time: Thursday PM, Sunday AM

Since the early age of 4, Clarence was attracted to the sound and tone that the violin produces and requested his parents to purchase a violin for him. The was the beginning of his long lasting relationship with the violin till today, he is actively learning and performing at a very high level. Since completing his ARCT in Violin performance at the age of 16, Clarence went on to study at the Humber College of Music, majoring in jazz violin and violin performance. His teaching experiences dates all the way back to his high school years where he was a TA (teaching assistant) at JVL’s summer camp for violin performance. To this day, Clarence has over 7 years of teaching experiences of kids aged 5 and up and he continues to share his knowledge and passion for the violin throughout his community.