Meet Our Team
Our founding team has over 10 years of experience teaching children and we are certified teachers with a passion for Reggio-inspired learning and the arts.
"Children go through a journey of experiences when they are immersed in music. The creativity and the curiosity of children are exciting. Being able to see the child think and grow through relationship is the most rewarding." - Shannon
Shannon’s love for music began at a young age. She was singing at the age of 2, and started playing piano at the age of 4. Her journey with the Royal Conservatory of Music led her to writing and creating music. She graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts specializing in Performance and Collaboration. She has collaborated with several music designers, directors, and choreographers throughout Vancouver such as Martin Gotfrit, Stefan Smulovits, Penelope Stella, Steven Hill, and Rob Kitsos. She is also constantly furthering herself as a piano performer under the direction of Scott Meek.
Shannon has been teaching piano and music theory for the past 8 years. Her love for children’s imagination came into play since she decided to become an Early Childhood Educator. She loves to create, and watch creativity happen right before her eyes. Music is a source of creativity, and she believes anyone is capable of learning music and translating that into composition as long as they can put their heart into it.
Shannon is an explorer and a composer. She loves to create and watch creativity happen before her eyes. She enjoys discoveries with young children, and she believes that children are imaginative with their research and explorations. Shannon has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance from Simon Fraser University, and has collaborated with musicians, directors, and choreographers around Vancouver. She is currently studying to be an Early Childhood Educator because her joy for children's learning is inevitable.
Monica is an Early Childhood Educator who has worked with children for over 10 years. As a philanthropist, she is an advocate for sustainable living, loves animals and enjoys giving back for such causes. She believes in teaching children to have a sense of humanity and compassion to make the world a better place! Her goal is to open a non-profit school that will benefit families of Vancouver. She loves teaching, singing and laughing.
Donna has worked with children for over 10 years, is a passionate Reggio-inspired teacher, and a dynamic piano teacher. She has her Bachelors of Education in elementary education and is an Associate of the London College of Music (Teaching - Pianoforte). Her passion is to empower students through music, art, and inquiry-based learning. Her fondness for teaching began when she was in grade three in elementary school. During recess, she would gather a group of kindergarten students and pretend to be their teacher. She loves working with young children, playing the piano, and travelling! Her passion for the Reggio Emilia inspired philosophy has lead her to visit the city of Reggio Emilia in Italy.
She is also an advocate for mental health and wellness due to her personal experiences with going through depression for quite some time. Through her various life experiences and challenges, Donna's main vision is to help create a better place in the world. She remembers vividly being asked by her teacher in grade one, "What do you want to be when you grow up?' for which she responded, "I want to make a difference in this world." Of course, she did not know what that meant back then. She is still on the journey of discovering and becoming but she knows that by "just existing" we are all already making a difference in the world.
Donna is also a dynamic, dedicated, and creative piano teacher whose passion lies in teaching and empowering children. She values children's amazing gifts and hopes to inspire and empower her students to do their best and to be themselves. While imparting musical knowledge and skills to her students is essential, building positive relationships with her students is integral to their well-being and self-confidence - so that they know and feel that she believes in them always! She has over 10 years of piano teaching experience and have worked with children for more than 15 years. She believes the first piano learning experience is the most special and unique moment in a child's life. She knows how important it is to provide a positive, fun, and encouraging learning environment so that children's natural curiosity, use of imagination, self-expression, and creativity can be explored and nurtured.
Brooklyn is first and foremost a student; a student who loves to teach. Although she is a classically trained pianist and loves the arts, she is currently studying to be a nutritionist at UBC to supplement her career as yoga teacher. Her passion is helping people achieve optimal health and a balanced sense of well-being through physical activity, diet and lifestyle.
Brooklyn's musical background gives her the ability to design her classes to flow while allowing students to make their practice their own. Her classes offer movement with breath, practicing optimal alignment, grounding and stability as well as an invitation to enter a moving meditation that focuses on self love and how you feel; physically, mentally and emotionally.
Lisa is an Early Childhood Educator specialized in supporting children with learning difficulties and special needs. She completed her training/working experience in England at a specialist school/college where she became the Communications Teacher. Since returning to Canada, Lisa has worked as a Behaviour Interventionist and 1:1 support. She is a passionate and creative teacher who loves to make learning fun! In her spare time Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, exercising, and travelling.
Florence is a passionate teacher for high school and elementary students, while dedicating her summers to early learners waiting to explore! Through the school year she is a high school teacher in English, Socials, French and Art. Aside from teaching, she enjoys being outside in the sun by the water and exploring new places. Florence is also currently studying in her Masters of School Counselling where she will be specializing in family and children's therapy.
"From my personal experience, finding the right teacher for a child is one of the most important things in learning music. Music trains and expands children’s imaginations and creativity, I would not have realized my passion for piano and music so early on, had I not met the right teachers who motivated me throughout the years. I believe the right teacher will encourage and inspire students to love music and recognize the privileges of learning this great instrument!" - Eileen
Eileen is a Taiwan-born Canadian pianist. She began playing piano at the age of six and has participated in numerous music festivals such as Kiwanis festivals in Vancouver and Richmond. In 2008, she completed her ARCT with a high mark of 90 and subsequently won the ARCT trophy for piano for highest mark in Richmond branch. Following this achievement, she was invited by the chairperson of Trophy to perform at the honours recital for BCRMTA. Ms.Liu continued her musical education with Professor Arthur Rowe for her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Victoria and graduated with honours. She also holds a Master’s degree from University of Ottawa for piano performance under the guidance of Professor Andrew Tunis.
She has performed actively in concerts as a trio group and soloist, and has played for pianists such as Jamie Parker and Shoko Inoue in Master classes. Ms.Liu is currently residing in Vancouver and wishes to continue her musical career through teaching and sharing her love for classical music.