Copy of Music Lessons

Our Faculty

Jeffrey Harding - Music Education Administrator

Jeff is our program administrator. He coordinates lesson schedules and recitals. He also manages our sheet music department. If you are looking to sign up for music lessons, want to reschedule your lessons or have any education or sheet music related questions please contact Jeff anytime and he will me more than happy to help you.

Carole-Anne Persall - Voice & Piano

Carole-Anne has her associate degree in voice from the Conservatory of Canada, and if you ever need your piano tuned she just happens to be married to a very good piano tuner. 

Brenda DeBoer - Piano, Voice & Ukulele

Brenda is a graduate of University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Music Education. She is a qualified piano and voice teacher that makes learning a lot of fun. Brenda is also an occasional teacher with the Grand Erie & Haldimand Norfolk School Boards. 

Blend Lara - Violin & Cello

Blend is a O.R.M.T.A (Ontario Registered Music Teacher's Association) certified violinist with extensive experience in teaching and performing. He has travelled across Europe performing with some of the world's finest orchestras. 

Jessica Michaud - Piano

Jessica studied piano with the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto where she obtained her Grade 10 Piano. She has also attended Fanshawe & Mohawk College for Theatre Arts & Music. She has received numerous vocal and drama awards.

Bruce MacColl - Trumpet, Flugelhorn & Trombone

Having performed with many outstanding musicians from New York to England, Bruce celebrates over 47 years in music as a teacher and band leader.

Michelle Bohemier - Saxophone

Michelle is no stranger to the stage, acting as a band leader and performing with several local, regional and provincial big bands. She is very skilled in her approach to teaching and comes from a long line of well-known musicians.

John Harris - Guitar & Mandolin

A pro player with a kind heart and a sense of humour, John's time with you will be so enjoyable that you will find it hard to believe you're actually learning! He's a welcome addition to our teaching staff in addition to being an instructor with Mohawk College's Media and Communications program in Hamilton. 

Melissa Rust - Piano & Clarinet 

Melissa studied classical piano in her youth and began her teaching career while enrolled in the Mohawk College Applied Music Program. She then graduated McMaster University with a Bachelor of Music degree. In addition to classical piano, she is also a qualified clarinet instructor and enjoys teaching Rock and Pop to her students.   

Adam Rust - Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin & Ukulele

Adam is a classically-trained guitarist and graduate of the Mohawk College Applied Arts Program. He is a fan of all music genres from Folk to Heavy Metal and has been teaching guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin and ukulele since 1999.

Tatyana Levterova - Piano
With over a decade of teaching experience to her credit, Tatyana is an RCM-registered instructor who is well-versed at preparing students for exams or help you play just for fun!

Mark Parnell - Drums & Percussions

Much like many of his generation, Mark’s world was forever changed upon seeing the Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. He has recorded and toured with a list of fine musicians in a variety of genres, both full time and as a ‘weekend warrior’ and enjoys passing on his knowledge to eager students!

Jake McGuin - Guitar, Bass & Ukulele

Jake is a graduate of the Applied Music Program at Mohawk College and plays live and records as a freelance musician with many local and regional artists. He has been teaching for 6 years.

Costa Chatzis - Drums & Percussion

An active member of our local music community, Costa has been teaching drums, sightreading and theory for nearly a decade and performs regularly with Fred Eaglesmith, jazz  quartet Nosey Neighbour and hip-hop artist MER.