Available Teachers in the GTA


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Adrian Tsuihttp://www.adriantsuipiano.cahttp://www.adriantsuipiano.cashapeimage_7_link_0

West-coast-born pianist, Adrian Tsui is an active soloist, chamber musician, private piano teacher, and current student at the University of Toronto. Adrian was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, where he began piano lessons at age five. His piano teachers included Sophia Tan and Winfried Rompf. While still in high school, Adrian received his licentiate diploma in piano performance from the British Columbia Conservatory of Music (LBCM) and the associate diploma in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto (ARCT). Over the years in Vancouver, he has received musical instruction in chamber music and orchestral conducting from faculty members of the VSO School of Music and the Vancouver Academy of Music (VAM) such as Evan Hulbert, Kathleen Allan, and Dr. Chad Heltzel. Currently, Adrian hosts a private studio in downtown Toronto and is studying piano performance at the University of Toronto under the tutelage of Dr. Megan Chang. Furthermore, he has performed in masterclasses given by James Parker of the Gryphon Trio and Lydia Wong. Being an active soloist and chamber musician, Adrian has performed in venues such as Timothy Eaton Church, St. Andrews Church, Immanuel Baptist Church, Shadbolt Centre, and the Bell Performing Arts Centre. However, that does not stop him from frequently playing for settings such as retirement homes and hospitals. 

As an advocate of piano ensemble music, Adrian frequently performs with other pianists for duets, trios, quartets, and more. He has recorded several piano duets for The Northwest International Piano Ensemble Competition with partner Bill Lin. On Remembrance Day of 2022, Adrian presented his debut recital at St. Andrews Church with Dr. Megan Chang in memory of his late teacher, Winfried and his wife Margaret. The recital consisted of both solo works by Claude Debussy and Sergei Prokofiev and four-hand duet music by Gabriel Fauré and Maurice Ravel. 

Michelle is a passionate and devoted pianist currently pursuing her Bachelors of Music Education at the University of Toronto. Committed to creating a warm learning environment, she believes in the importance of fostering love, creativity, and musicality in her students. She also emphasizes the importance of finding an individual approach to each student. In doing so, students are encouraged to find their unique voice in music. This is made possible through her sensitivity, patience, and dedication.

Throughout the years, Michelle has received several scholarships and awards in festivals such as OMFA, Peel Music Festival, and Contemporary Showcase. She currently studies with Dr. Megan Chang at the University of Toronto where she is the recipient of the Earl Simard Scholarship and the Swee Kim Ang Memorial Scholarship in recognition for her accomplishments in the field of music education. Michelle is also a recognized University of Toronto Scholar for her outstanding academic achievements and leadership.

In addition to teaching, Michelle also provides mock exams to further prepare students for RCM examinations. Outside of teaching, Michelle is an active member of her community and regularly performs for retirement residences to give back to those around her.

Michelle is currently teaching in downtown Toronto area, but location can be discussed.

Starting piano at age 6, Cathy Wang has continued to grow throughout her musical journey as an aspiring musician. Cathy received her Level 4 Diploma in Piano Performance from the Associate of Trinity College London (ATCL) at age 15, and is currently studying as a second year Music Education student at the University of Toronto, under the tutelage of Dr. Megan Chang. During her younger years, Cathy has studied under teachers such as Alma Petchersky, Yvonne Choi, and Angela Park. Most recently, Cathy participated in a masterclass held with Juilliard Professor Dr. Mika Sasaki. Apart from a soloist, Cathy is also an active collaborative pianist, regularly accompanying vocalists and violinists since high school, and for this was awarded the Ontario Vocal Festival Leadership Award in 2019. She also collaborated with fellow pianists, placing first at the Peel Music Festival for Piano Trios in 2018 and 2019. In 2022, she collaborated with three other pianists on Beethoven’s Septet arranged for 6 hands, and performed in Walter Hall. Outside of collaborative projects, Cathy is also passionate for community outreach, regularly performing recitals for churches and retirement homes such as Glenn Abbey United Church, Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, Southbrook Retirement Home, Bradgate Arms, Hazelton Place, and Amica on the Avenue.

Cathy is currently accepting students in the Mississauga and Downtown Toronto area. Lesson locations can be discussed.

Elaine is an aspiring young musician currently in studying at Richmond Hill High School. She has been playing the piano since age 4 and completed her ARCT practical exam in 2021. Elaine is active in pursuing music in the  local community, having performed frequently at senior care homes. In her high school, she is the piano accompanist for Vocal Fusion, the school's show choir, and she also frequently accompanies vocal and instrumental soloists. She plays flute and piccolo in the school's grade 11/12 Gold Band, leads Wind Quintet and Flute Ensemble, and also plays in the Toronto Youth Symphonic Winds.

Elaine has previously taught and provided occasional piano coaching sessions to elementary students. She is always enthusiastic to guide her peers and younger students in any way she can. She hopes to enrich her experiences in music education, working with students to create music. She is based in Richmond Hill, but is open to locations across the central GTA.