Piano

Laura Tyrrell, Director, B. Mus.  Laura Tyrrell has been teaching piano in Vancouver since 2004.  Her principal teachers have included John Dupuis, Dr. Sara Davis Buechner, and Miranda Wong.  She is a member of the BC Registered Music Teachers Association and is certified as an Advanced Music Specialist by Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music.  She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of British Columbia, where she also made extensive studies of History and Literature.  She maintains an a vibrant studio with over 30 pupils weekly and delights in organizing frequent performance opportunities that support their artistic development.  Laura and has been the director of the West Point Grey School of Music since 2014.

Amy Melnychuk, B. Mus.  Amy Melnychuk received her Bachelor of Music Performance with Distinction from the University of Calgary and has completed her ARCT diploma in Piano Performance through the Royal Conservatory.  She has been a full-time piano teacher for the past 3 years, supplementing her work as a freelance performer and accompanist.  Amy has taught piano and theory for Imagine Music Inc., Chinook School of Music and Sara Pun’s studio in addition to running her own private studio.  She has worked with a variety of ages, skill levels and cognitive abilities and has taught piano up to RCM Level 10.  She is very familiar with the RCM syllabus and teaches ear training, theory and history as well as practical exam preparation.  She believes that music is meant to be enjoyed and tries to find repertoire that will keep her students motivated and excited.  In addition to piano, Amy also plays oboe and accordion.  

Amy Melnychuk, B. Mus.  Amy Melnychuk received her Bachelor of Music Performance with Distinction from the University of Calgary and has completed her ARCT diploma in Piano Performance through the Royal Conservatory.  She has been a full-time piano teacher for the past 3 years, supplementing her work as a freelance performer and accompanist.  Amy has taught piano and theory for Imagine Music Inc., Chinook School of Music and Sara Pun’s studio in addition to running her own private studio.  She has worked with a variety of ages, skill levels and cognitive abilities and has taught piano up to RCM Level 10.  She is very familiar with the RCM syllabus and teaches ear training, theory and history as well as practical exam preparation.  She believes that music is meant to be enjoyed and tries to find repertoire that will keep her students motivated and excited.  In addition to piano, Amy also plays oboe and accordion.  

Jennifer West, M. Ed. Ms. West began studying the piano at the age of 9 in Red Deer with Ruth Neufeld. She continued her studies in Edmonton at the Alberta College Conservatory of Music with well-respected teacher Glenda Murphy. Through the University of Alberta and the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto, Ms. West completed all theory examinations (including Harmony, Anaylsis, and Counterpoint), receiving First Class Honours with Distinction in History. Upon moving to Vancouver, Ms. West began studying piano pedagogy with John Dupuis at the West Point Grey School of Music. She completed her both her Elementary and Intermediate Piano Pedagogy Certificates, receiving First Class Honours in 2009 and 2014, respectively. Since then, Ms. West has maintained a busy schedule teaching Elementary French Immersion full time in BC public schools and teaching piano privately. Currently, Ms. West is continuing her piano studies with Bernard Duerksen at the VSO School of Music and Professor Mark Anderson of the UBC School of Music.

Jennifer West, M. Ed. Ms. West began studying the piano at the age of 9 in Red Deer with Ruth Neufeld. She continued her studies in Edmonton at the Alberta College Conservatory of Music with well-respected teacher Glenda Murphy. Through the University of Alberta and the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto, Ms. West completed all theory examinations (including Harmony, Anaylsis, and Counterpoint), receiving First Class Honours with Distinction in History. Upon moving to Vancouver, Ms. West began studying piano pedagogy with John Dupuis at the West Point Grey School of Music. She completed her both her Elementary and Intermediate Piano Pedagogy Certificates, receiving First Class Honours in 2009 and 2014, respectively. Since then, Ms. West has maintained a busy schedule teaching Elementary French Immersion full time in BC public schools and teaching piano privately. Currently, Ms. West is continuing her piano studies with Bernard Duerksen at the VSO School of Music and Professor Mark Anderson of the UBC School of Music.

Emyr  Honeybun  BMus,  MSt  (Oxon)    Emyr  is  a  freelance  music  teacher,  guitarist  and  pianist,  recently  relocated  from  the  UK  to  Vancouver.  Emyr  gained  a  scholarship  to  study  Music  at  Cardiff  University  in  2009,  completing  his  BMus  degree  in  2012.  He  went  on  to  study  a  Masters  in  Music  Performance  at  Oxford  University,  studying  the  piano  with  international  pianist  and  performance  coach  Charlotte  Tomlinson.  Since  graduating  from  Oxford  University  in  2013,  Emyr  has  developed  a  unique  brand  of  music  tuition,  tailoring  lessons  to  suit  each  pupil  to  create  a  holistic  learning  experience.  This  includes  improvisation,  composition,  performance  and  plenty  of  games!  His  own  experiences  with  performance  related  injury  (RSI)  also  gives  his  teaching  a  particular  focus  on  playing  with  freedom  and  relaxation.  As  a  performer,  Emyr  focuses  on  solo  acoustic  guitar,  performing  a  variety  of  styles  including  pop,  jazz,  folk  and  classical.  Emyr  has  also  performed  as  a  pianist  at  various  venues  in  the  UK  including  the  Holywell  Music  Room  in  Oxford  and  the  Wales  Millennium  Centre  in  Cardiff.    Emyr  is  able  to  teach  piano,  electric  guitar  and  acoustic  guitar.  Students  of  all  ages  and  abilities  are  welcome.

Emyr  Honeybun  BMus,  MSt  (Oxon)    Emyr  is  a  freelance  music  teacher,  guitarist  and  pianist,  recently  relocated  from  the  UK  to  Vancouver.  Emyr  gained  a  scholarship  to  study  Music  at  Cardiff  University  in  2009,  completing  his  BMus  degree  in  2012.  He  went  on  to  study  a  Masters  in  Music  Performance  at  Oxford  University,  studying  the  piano  with  international  pianist  and  performance  coach  Charlotte  Tomlinson.  Since  graduating  from  Oxford  University  in  2013,  Emyr  has  developed  a  unique  brand  of  music  tuition,  tailoring  lessons  to  suit  each  pupil  to  create  a  holistic  learning  experience.  This  includes  improvisation,  composition,  performance  and  plenty  of  games!  His  own  experiences  with  performance  related  injury  (RSI)  also  gives  his  teaching  a  particular  focus  on  playing  with  freedom  and  relaxation.  As  a  performer,  Emyr  focuses  on  solo  acoustic  guitar,  performing  a  variety  of  styles  including  pop,  jazz,  folk  and  classical.  Emyr  has  also  performed  as  a  pianist  at  various  venues  in  the  UK  including  the  Holywell  Music  Room  in  Oxford  and  the  Wales  Millennium  Centre  in  Cardiff.    Emyr  is  able  to  teach  piano,  electric  guitar  and  acoustic  guitar.  Students  of  all  ages  and  abilities  are  welcome.

Kathy Fitzpatrick, B. Mus.  Kathy welcomes students of all ages, and takes delight in guiding them through the sometimes mysterious and always magical world of music. Her approach to teaching is comprehensive, encouraging, and perhaps most importantly, fun. Moreover, she always seeks to identify and support each student’s unique learning style. Kathy is a BC Registered Music Teacher and has been teaching for eight years. Since 2011 she has maintained her own studio, and prior to that she taught at Prussin Music and Creative Music Centre in North Vancouver. She completed her Bachelor of Music at the University of Ottawa, and later returned to school to complete a three-year Diploma of Musical Theatre at Capilano University. A versatile performer, she has appeared with groups ranging from classical choirs and chamber ensembles, to Brazilian percussion and Persian pop bands, to music-theatre shows both on stage and in the orchestra pit. She currently produces her own house concert series here in Vancouver.

Kathy Fitzpatrick, B. Mus.  Kathy welcomes students of all ages, and takes delight in guiding them through the sometimes mysterious and always magical world of music. Her approach to teaching is comprehensive, encouraging, and perhaps most importantly, fun. Moreover, she always seeks to identify and support each student’s unique learning style. Kathy is a BC Registered Music Teacher and has been teaching for eight years. Since 2011 she has maintained her own studio, and prior to that she taught at Prussin Music and Creative Music Centre in North Vancouver. She completed her Bachelor of Music at the University of Ottawa, and later returned to school to complete a three-year Diploma of Musical Theatre at Capilano University. A versatile performer, she has appeared with groups ranging from classical choirs and chamber ensembles, to Brazilian percussion and Persian pop bands, to music-theatre shows both on stage and in the orchestra pit. She currently produces her own house concert series here in Vancouver.

  Torey Zachary, B.Mus., A.R.C.T., L.L.C.M. Torey began her musical studies at age four on the piano. Her principal teachers include Ernst Schneider, David Vandereyk, Terence Dawson and Miranda Wong. She has performed frequently at concerts, music festivals and community events in the Okanagan and Vancouver, achieving many performance awards. A graduate of UBC’s School of Music, she also holds an A.R.C.T. from the Royal Conservatory, an L.L.C.M. from London College of Music and Media, and a Diploma in Music from Capilano College. Additional studies include voice (classical and jazz), guitar and Orff methodology. Torey has further developed her skill as a singer by performing in a wide variety of choral groups, including female barbershop, the VOXY improvising choir, chamber choirs and large classical ensembles. She has also attended workshops with such artists as Jay Clayton and Sheila Jordan. Before joining West Point Grey School of Music, Torey taught for 10 years at Capilano University’s Community Music School and developed her own music and movement program for toddlers and caregivers at West Point Grey Community Centre (Sing! Dance! Play!). Torey loves the diversity of teaching in Vancouver, and enjoys working with students of all ages. She is focused on nurturing students to achieve their potential and pursue excellence by adapting to individual interests, goals, and learning styles.  

  Torey Zachary, B.Mus., A.R.C.T., L.L.C.M. Torey began her musical studies at age four on the piano. Her principal teachers include Ernst Schneider, David Vandereyk, Terence Dawson and Miranda Wong. She has performed frequently at concerts, music festivals and community events in the Okanagan and Vancouver, achieving many performance awards. A graduate of UBC’s School of Music, she also holds an A.R.C.T. from the Royal Conservatory, an L.L.C.M. from London College of Music and Media, and a Diploma in Music from Capilano College. Additional studies include voice (classical and jazz), guitar and Orff methodology. Torey has further developed her skill as a singer by performing in a wide variety of choral groups, including female barbershop, the VOXY improvising choir, chamber choirs and large classical ensembles. She has also attended workshops with such artists as Jay Clayton and Sheila Jordan. Before joining West Point Grey School of Music, Torey taught for 10 years at Capilano University’s Community Music School and developed her own music and movement program for toddlers and caregivers at West Point Grey Community Centre (Sing! Dance! Play!). Torey loves the diversity of teaching in Vancouver, and enjoys working with students of all ages. She is focused on nurturing students to achieve their potential and pursue excellence by adapting to individual interests, goals, and learning styles.  

Jordana Delgado, M. Mus. Therapy.  Jordana is a musician and music teacher born in Barcelona. As her parents worked in the music industry she grew up around music and showed interest in it at a very young age. She studied piano at the historic Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona with the teachers Miyuki Yamaoka and Tensy Kristman. There, she also studied cello as her second instrument with the teachers Adam Glubinski and Iñaki Etxepare. At the same time she was also studying her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and after that a master’s degree in Music Therapy as a bridge between her musician side and her psychologist side.  After completing her piano diploma she was interested in modern music and started taking lessons of harmony and arrangements in modern music with the teacher Enric Alberich. Besides, as she always had a passion for singing, she took voice lessons with the teachers Viv Manning, Selina Worsley, Tanja Schilinski and Ariana Barrabés.  She also has 18 years of experience as a musician playing piano, cello, singing and also composing and arranging music. She has been part of classical groups, pop, world music, and a cappella bands and theatre plays. She holds a master’s degree in Music School Management and was an academic manager at several music schools for more than 7 years before starting her own piano studio. Jordana has more than 14 years of experience teaching piano, music theory and choir to students between 3 and 70 years old. She worked in several music schools with different methodologies and gathered lots of resources, teaching skills and materials.

Jordana Delgado, M. Mus. Therapy.  Jordana is a musician and music teacher born in Barcelona. As her parents worked in the music industry she grew up around music and showed interest in it at a very young age. She studied piano at the historic Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona with the teachers Miyuki Yamaoka and Tensy Kristman. There, she also studied cello as her second instrument with the teachers Adam Glubinski and Iñaki Etxepare. At the same time she was also studying her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and after that a master’s degree in Music Therapy as a bridge between her musician side and her psychologist side.  After completing her piano diploma she was interested in modern music and started taking lessons of harmony and arrangements in modern music with the teacher Enric Alberich. Besides, as she always had a passion for singing, she took voice lessons with the teachers Viv Manning, Selina Worsley, Tanja Schilinski and Ariana Barrabés.  She also has 18 years of experience as a musician playing piano, cello, singing and also composing and arranging music. She has been part of classical groups, pop, world music, and a cappella bands and theatre plays. She holds a master’s degree in Music School Management and was an academic manager at several music schools for more than 7 years before starting her own piano studio. Jordana has more than 14 years of experience teaching piano, music theory and choir to students between 3 and 70 years old. She worked in several music schools with different methodologies and gathered lots of resources, teaching skills and materials.


Violin, Viola and Cello

Tegen Davidge, M. Mus. Tegen began studying the violin at the age of seven, before taking up the viola at age 14. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and recently graduated with her Masters’ degree from the Juilliard School. Her major teachers have included Michael van der Sloot, Jeffrey Irvine, Hsin-Yun Huang, and Heidi Castleman. She has performed solo and chamber music in renowned venues throughout Canada, the United States, China, and Europe. This has included solo performances with the Shanghai Opera Orchestra, the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) Orchestra, and the Medicine Hat College Academy Orchestra. She was recognized as the best viola performer both at the 2006 Kingsville and 2010 Corpus Christi Competitions, as well as the winner of the String Category Prize at the 2008 Canadian National Music Festival. She has performed with esteemed artists such as Roger Tapping, Jeffrey Irvine, Paul Kantor, Melissa Kraut, Seth Knopp, Michael Kannen, Maria Lambros, Bonnie Hampton, Violaine Melancon, Nathasha Brofsky, Katherine Murdock, Nicholas Mann, and Peter Frankl. 

Tegen Davidge, M. Mus. Tegen began studying the violin at the age of seven, before taking up the viola at age 14. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and recently graduated with her Masters’ degree from the Juilliard School. Her major teachers have included Michael van der Sloot, Jeffrey Irvine, Hsin-Yun Huang, and Heidi Castleman. She has performed solo and chamber music in renowned venues throughout Canada, the United States, China, and Europe. This has included solo performances with the Shanghai Opera Orchestra, the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) Orchestra, and the Medicine Hat College Academy Orchestra. She was recognized as the best viola performer both at the 2006 Kingsville and 2010 Corpus Christi Competitions, as well as the winner of the String Category Prize at the 2008 Canadian National Music Festival. She has performed with esteemed artists such as Roger Tapping, Jeffrey Irvine, Paul Kantor, Melissa Kraut, Seth Knopp, Michael Kannen, Maria Lambros, Bonnie Hampton, Violaine Melancon, Nathasha Brofsky, Katherine Murdock, Nicholas Mann, and Peter Frankl. 

Patrick Smith, B. Mus, M.A. Cellist Patrick Smith is a dynamic musician at home in both Western classical and intercultural music. Smith holds a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from the DePaul University School of Music in Chicago, Illinois. While attaining his Master of Arts from the University of Alberta, he expanded his repertoire to include African art music and Middle Eastern music. A native of Idaho, Smith began playing cello at the age of 10. His musical education began in a successful public school music program and continued during private study with Samuel Smith. Smith went on to study with Stephen Balderston at DePaul University. He served as Principal Cellist of the DePaul Symphony Orchestra from 2008 to 2009 and performed with this and other orchestras during his time in Chicago.

Patrick Smith, B. Mus, M.A. Cellist Patrick Smith is a dynamic musician at home in both Western classical and intercultural music. Smith holds a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from the DePaul University School of Music in Chicago, Illinois. While attaining his Master of Arts from the University of Alberta, he expanded his repertoire to include African art music and Middle Eastern music. A native of Idaho, Smith began playing cello at the age of 10. His musical education began in a successful public school music program and continued during private study with Samuel Smith. Smith went on to study with Stephen Balderston at DePaul University. He served as Principal Cellist of the DePaul Symphony Orchestra from 2008 to 2009 and performed with this and other orchestras during his time in Chicago.


Guitar

Emyr  Honeybun  BMus,  MSt  (Oxon)  Emyr  is  a  freelance  music  teacher,  guitarist  and  pianist,  recently  relocated  from  the  UK  to  Vancouver.  Emyr  gained  a  scholarship  to  study  Music  at  Cardiff  University  in  2009,  completing  his  BMus  degree  in  2012.  He  went  on  to  study  a  Masters  in  Music  Performance  at  Oxford  University,  studying  the  piano  with  international  pianist  and  performance  coach  Charlotte  Tomlinson.  Since  graduating  from  Oxford  University  in  2013,  Emyr  has  developed  a  unique  brand  of  music  tuition,  tailoring  lessons  to  suit  each  pupil  to  create  a  holistic  learning  experience.  This  includes  improvisation,  composition,  performance  and  plenty  of  games!  His  own  experiences  with  performance  related  injury  (RSI)  also  gives  his  teaching  a  particular  focus  on  playing  with  freedom  and  relaxation.  As  a  performer,  Emyr  focuses  on  solo  acoustic  guitar,  performing  a  variety  of  styles  including  pop,  jazz,  folk  and  classical.  Emyr  has  also  performed  as  a  pianist  at  various  venues  in  the  UK  including  the  Holywell  Music  Room  in  Oxford  and  the  Wales  Millennium  Centre  in  Cardiff.    Emyr  is  able  to  teach  piano,  electric  guitar  and  acoustic  guitar.  Students  of  all  ages  and  abilities  are  welcome.

Emyr  Honeybun  BMus,  MSt  (Oxon)  Emyr  is  a  freelance  music  teacher,  guitarist  and  pianist,  recently  relocated  from  the  UK  to  Vancouver.  Emyr  gained  a  scholarship  to  study  Music  at  Cardiff  University  in  2009,  completing  his  BMus  degree  in  2012.  He  went  on  to  study  a  Masters  in  Music  Performance  at  Oxford  University,  studying  the  piano  with  international  pianist  and  performance  coach  Charlotte  Tomlinson.  Since  graduating  from  Oxford  University  in  2013,  Emyr  has  developed  a  unique  brand  of  music  tuition,  tailoring  lessons  to  suit  each  pupil  to  create  a  holistic  learning  experience.  This  includes  improvisation,  composition,  performance  and  plenty  of  games!  His  own  experiences  with  performance  related  injury  (RSI)  also  gives  his  teaching  a  particular  focus  on  playing  with  freedom  and  relaxation.  As  a  performer,  Emyr  focuses  on  solo  acoustic  guitar,  performing  a  variety  of  styles  including  pop,  jazz,  folk  and  classical.  Emyr  has  also  performed  as  a  pianist  at  various  venues  in  the  UK  including  the  Holywell  Music  Room  in  Oxford  and  the  Wales  Millennium  Centre  in  Cardiff.    Emyr  is  able  to  teach  piano,  electric  guitar  and  acoustic  guitar.  Students  of  all  ages  and  abilities  are  welcome.

Oboe

Amy Melnychuk, B.Mus. Amy received her Bachelor of Music Performance with Distinction from the University of Calgary and is an active teacher, accompanist and freelance musician.  Amy placed 3rd in the Minimum Associate Standard Woodwind category of the National Music Festival and advanced to the second round of the Canadian Music Competition.  She was also a finalist in the RBC Concerto Competition, giving her the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.  Amy has taught oboe for The Clinic Line and has been contracted to teach clinics through the Mount Royal University Conservatory.  She has been teaching oboe privately for the past 5 years, and accompanies all her own students, as well as providing reeds and teaching reed making.  She has received numerous awards, including the David Frederick Baker Memorial Prize, the Newcap Award in Music, the John K. Nikel Memorial Scholarship for Music Education, F. M. Mcleod Prize, the Nickle Family Foundation Scholarship, the Music Matinee Scholarship and the Calgary Pro Musica Chamber Music Prize.  

Amy Melnychuk, B.Mus. Amy received her Bachelor of Music Performance with Distinction from the University of Calgary and is an active teacher, accompanist and freelance musician.  Amy placed 3rd in the Minimum Associate Standard Woodwind category of the National Music Festival and advanced to the second round of the Canadian Music Competition.  She was also a finalist in the RBC Concerto Competition, giving her the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.  Amy has taught oboe for The Clinic Line and has been contracted to teach clinics through the Mount Royal University Conservatory.  She has been teaching oboe privately for the past 5 years, and accompanies all her own students, as well as providing reeds and teaching reed making.  She has received numerous awards, including the David Frederick Baker Memorial Prize, the Newcap Award in Music, the John K. Nikel Memorial Scholarship for Music Education, F. M. Mcleod Prize, the Nickle Family Foundation Scholarship, the Music Matinee Scholarship and the Calgary Pro Musica Chamber Music Prize.  

Flute

Kathy Fitzpatrick, B. Mus.  Kathy welcomes students of all ages, and takes delight in guiding them through the sometimes mysterious and always magical world of music. Her approach to teaching is comprehensive, encouraging, and perhaps most importantly, fun. Moreover, she always seeks to identify and support each student’s unique learning style. Kathy is a BC Registered Music Teacher and has been teaching for eight years. Since 2011 she has maintained her own studio, and prior to that she taught at Prussin Music and Creative Music Centre in North Vancouver. She completed her Bachelor of Music at the University of Ottawa, and later returned to school to complete a three-year Diploma of Musical Theatre at Capilano University. A versatile performer, she has appeared with groups ranging from classical choirs and chamber ensembles, to Brazilian percussion and Persian pop bands, to music-theatre shows both on stage and in the orchestra pit. She currently produces her own house concert series here in Vancouver.

Kathy Fitzpatrick, B. Mus.  Kathy welcomes students of all ages, and takes delight in guiding them through the sometimes mysterious and always magical world of music. Her approach to teaching is comprehensive, encouraging, and perhaps most importantly, fun. Moreover, she always seeks to identify and support each student’s unique learning style. Kathy is a BC Registered Music Teacher and has been teaching for eight years. Since 2011 she has maintained her own studio, and prior to that she taught at Prussin Music and Creative Music Centre in North Vancouver. She completed her Bachelor of Music at the University of Ottawa, and later returned to school to complete a three-year Diploma of Musical Theatre at Capilano University. A versatile performer, she has appeared with groups ranging from classical choirs and chamber ensembles, to Brazilian percussion and Persian pop bands, to music-theatre shows both on stage and in the orchestra pit. She currently produces her own house concert series here in Vancouver.


Voice

Kathy Fitzpatrick, B. Mus.  Kathy welcomes students of all ages, and takes delight in guiding them through the sometimes mysterious and always magical world of music. Her approach to teaching is comprehensive, encouraging, and perhaps most importantly, fun. Moreover, she always seeks to identify and support each student’s unique learning style. Kathy is a BC Registered Music Teacher and has been teaching for eight years. Since 2011 she has maintained her own studio, and prior to that she taught at Prussin Music and Creative Music Centre in North Vancouver. She completed her Bachelor of Music at the University of Ottawa, and later returned to school to complete a three-year Diploma of Musical Theatre at Capilano University. A versatile performer, she has appeared with groups ranging from classical choirs and chamber ensembles, to Brazilian percussion and Persian pop bands, to music-theatre shows both on stage and in the orchestra pit. She currently produces her own house concert series here in Vancouver.

Kathy Fitzpatrick, B. Mus.  Kathy welcomes students of all ages, and takes delight in guiding them through the sometimes mysterious and always magical world of music. Her approach to teaching is comprehensive, encouraging, and perhaps most importantly, fun. Moreover, she always seeks to identify and support each student’s unique learning style. Kathy is a BC Registered Music Teacher and has been teaching for eight years. Since 2011 she has maintained her own studio, and prior to that she taught at Prussin Music and Creative Music Centre in North Vancouver. She completed her Bachelor of Music at the University of Ottawa, and later returned to school to complete a three-year Diploma of Musical Theatre at Capilano University. A versatile performer, she has appeared with groups ranging from classical choirs and chamber ensembles, to Brazilian percussion and Persian pop bands, to music-theatre shows both on stage and in the orchestra pit. She currently produces her own house concert series here in Vancouver.

  Torey Zachary, B.Mus., A.R.C.T., L.L.C.M. Torey began her musical studies at age four on the piano. Her principal teachers include Ernst Schneider, David Vandereyk, Terence Dawson and Miranda Wong. She has performed frequently at concerts, music festivals and community events in the Okanagan and Vancouver, achieving many performance awards. A graduate of UBC’s School of Music, she also holds an A.R.C.T. from the Royal Conservatory, an L.L.C.M. from London College of Music and Media, and a Diploma in Music from Capilano College. Additional studies include voice (classical and jazz), guitar and Orff methodology. Torey has further developed her skill as a singer by performing in a wide variety of choral groups, including female barbershop, the VOXY improvising choir, chamber choirs and large classical ensembles. She has also attended workshops with such artists as Jay Clayton and Sheila Jordan. Before joining West Point Grey School of Music, Torey taught for 10 years at Capilano University’s Community Music School and developed her own music and movement program for toddlers and caregivers at West Point Grey Community Centre (Sing! Dance! Play!). Torey loves the diversity of teaching in Vancouver, and enjoys working with students of all ages. She is focused on nurturing students to achieve their potential and pursue excellence by adapting to individual interests, goals, and learning styles.

  Torey Zachary, B.Mus., A.R.C.T., L.L.C.M. Torey began her musical studies at age four on the piano. Her principal teachers include Ernst Schneider, David Vandereyk, Terence Dawson and Miranda Wong. She has performed frequently at concerts, music festivals and community events in the Okanagan and Vancouver, achieving many performance awards. A graduate of UBC’s School of Music, she also holds an A.R.C.T. from the Royal Conservatory, an L.L.C.M. from London College of Music and Media, and a Diploma in Music from Capilano College. Additional studies include voice (classical and jazz), guitar and Orff methodology. Torey has further developed her skill as a singer by performing in a wide variety of choral groups, including female barbershop, the VOXY improvising choir, chamber choirs and large classical ensembles. She has also attended workshops with such artists as Jay Clayton and Sheila Jordan. Before joining West Point Grey School of Music, Torey taught for 10 years at Capilano University’s Community Music School and developed her own music and movement program for toddlers and caregivers at West Point Grey Community Centre (Sing! Dance! Play!). Torey loves the diversity of teaching in Vancouver, and enjoys working with students of all ages. She is focused on nurturing students to achieve their potential and pursue excellence by adapting to individual interests, goals, and learning styles.