Private Lesson Rates

Starting at $96 / Month

Private lessons are based on 4 lessons per month for half hour, 45 minute, and 1 hour lessons. We accept pre-authorized payments by Visa, Mastercard, and Direct Debit.

Teacher schedules and availability are subject to change and private lesson spots can not be held without payment.

Half Hour Lessons - $96-$139/Month*
45 Minute Lessons - $150-$209/Month*
1 Hour Lessons - $199-$277/Month*
*Rates vary by instructor based on experience and skill level.
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Piano Teachers

Cari - Piano teacher at VCPA


Clarinet & Piano • St. Albert

Meijun is an award-winning clarinetist with experience at international performances in more than 15 countries. She has performed in Vienna at the Golden Hall, The Chicago Symphony Center in Chicago Illinois, and Winspear Center in Edmonton and is excited to share her passion and skills to students of all ages.

Meijun enjoys teaching all ages and welcomes beginners, intermediate and advanced clarinet and piano students.

Tina - Piano teacher at VCPA


Piano • Edmonton

Kristin (ARCT, ARMTA) has been teaching piano for 35 years and has sought out her education throughout Canada studying with the likes of Andrew Markow and Edward Parker. A winner of the prestigious Florence Bowes piano competition, she has extensive experience in performance and accompanying and has successfully guided students through RCM examinations and music festival competitions with great success in Toronto and Saskatoon.

Kristin believes that versatility and carefully structuring lessons to suit the needs of each student is the key to a successful musical experience, while still taking a thorough approach through the many aspects of music to develop a well rounded musician.

Her good humour, patience and kindness encourage a nurturing environment for her students to thrive.

Cari - Piano teacher at VCPA


Piano • St. Albert & Edmonton

Cari is a graduate from the University of Alberta with a Master of Music in Organ Performance, and is highly skilled in all keyboard instruments. She is the Organ Scholar at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Edmonton.

Cari is an active performer in and around Edmonton. She has participated in concerts at the Winspear, performed with Da Camera Singers, and performed concerts in the Edmonton Royal Canadian College of Organists’ Organic Series. Cari has diverse experiences in teaching piano and organ, as well as experience in the area of accompaniment.

Anne - Piano & Voice teacher at VCPA


Piano & Voice • Edmonton is currently attending the University of Alberta where she is in the Bachelor of Music Program majoring in voice. From a young age Ann has had a love of studying and performing in piano and voice. Her musical background is heavily based in classical music but she enjoys performing pop and musical theatre.

Ann is excited to provide students with a solid basis in technique while instilling a love of music. She enjoys working with children and is very eager to use her experiences in music to teach and help children build new musical experiences of their own.

Tina - Piano teacher at VCPA


Piano • Edmonton

Tina is a student at the University of Alberta where she is currently majoring in sociology. She has completed her Grade 10 RCM exam. Though her musical background is largely based in classical music, Tina has dabbled in jazz and pop music.

Tina has experience working with children from a variety of backgrounds through her work with youth homeless shelters and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Her adaptability makes her an ideal teacher for young students wanting to explore a variety of musical genres.

Carolina - Piano teacher at VCPA


Piano • St. Albert

Carolina has been playing the piano since the age of 6. She has performed at various recitals, competitions, and a concert with the Symphonic Ocrchestra of the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara and a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University. She is currently an MBA candidate at the University of Alberta.

She has a long history of volunteer work and entrepreneurial endeavours, she had previously been a member of the Chamber of Commerce in Guadalajara and is currently Chair External of the Governance Committee of the MBA Association and the Chief Returning Officer and a member of the Elections and Referenda Committee of the Graduate Students’ Association at University of Alberta.

Voice Teachers

Martha Livingstone - Director of Voice and Early Childhood Programs at VCPA


Director of Voice and Early Childhood Programs

Martha has a bachelor degree from the University of Alberta as well as a music composition diploma from Grant MacEwan University. She studied voice at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and has performed classical, jazz, country, rock and musical theatre professionally. After touring Canada with the band “Barracuda” for 5 years Martha had a permanent house engagement as jazz vocalist at Fairmont Hotel Chateau Lake Louise. She has performed at the Mayfield Inn Dinner Theatre, the National Anthems for the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place. and currently fronts the corporate party band “5AM” which performs throughout Alberta. She also plays guitar, piano, is a songwriter and a children's entertainer.

Martha is director of voice and early childhood programs at Visionary College and has trained award winning students, recording artists, songwriters, and some of the best vocalists in Alberta.

Bartha - Professional Voice Instructor at VCPA


Voice • St. Albert

Bartha’s broad experience infuses her music and vocal stylings. She’s played Klondike Kate at Disney, performed jazz with Tommy Banks, starred in numerous musicals and was lead singer for the Serendipity Singers. She loves a challenge and competed in the recent reality show Bathroom Divas.

Currently she is with the La VocaBella. With her degree in Theatre and Music, Bartha is called on to adjudicate at numerous music and vocal competitions as well as conducting vocal and choral workshops.

Mary - Voice, Piano, and Early Childhood teacher at VCPA


Voice, Piano, & Early Childhood Teacher

Music and children have always been important in Mary’s life. She has worked with children for many years developing programming for children of homeless families at the Dream Centre in Los Angeles. Mary started piano and singing at a young age and completed grade 8 RCM exams. She has completed two years in the bachelor of education program at the University of Alberta, and performs regularly at her church and in the Edmonton area. Mary’s patience and kindness make her a perfect match for young students.

Jessy Mossop - Voice, Early Childhood, and Piano Teacher at VCPA


Voice, Early Childhood, & Piano • St. Albert

Jessy is an award winning vocalist with over 12 years of classical and popular vocal, and piano training. In her short career Jessy has already garnered a long list of achievements. Most recently she competed in the 2015 North American Country Music Association International competitions in Nashville where took home five awards:

  • Best International Vocalist of the Year
  • Best International Female Entertainer of the Year
  • Best International Songwriter of the Year
  • Best International Co-Songwriter of the Year
  • Best International Video of the Year

Jessy’s strong vocal abilities and love of children enable her to bring out the best in her piano, voice, musical theatre, and early childhood students.

Lilia Kreiger - Professional Voice Instructor at VCPA


Voice • St. Albert

Lilia has an M.A. degree from Moldova University where she majored in vocal technique and obtained a bachelor degree in piano. She continued her studies in New York and has performed principle roles in numerous operas in Europe, Canada and the United States. She has studied and performed with the world class vocalists and is excited to pass on that knowledge and experience to her students.

Serious vocal students will benefit from her extensive knowledge of opera and vocal technique. Lilia was nominated for the Award of Excellence in Art Teaching for 2009 and has trained award winning students in all styles of music.

Cassie Muisse - Voice, Musical Theatre, Acting, and Dance Teacher at VCPA


Voice, Musical Theatre, Acting, & Dance

Cassie is thrilled to be joining the Visionary Team. Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Cassie studied in Toronto at the Randolph Academy of the Arts, and has recently returned from Scotland where she received her Master's Degree in Musical Theatre from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

She is excited to bring her experience in a variety of vocal and acting methods to her students! Cassie has an array of international professional experience including theatre, voice over, film and television. Select credits: Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family, Kate Monster/Lucy in Avenue Q, Synced, and Paranormal Witness.

Danielle - Voice & Musical Theatre teacher at VCPA


Voice & Musical Theatre • Edmonton

Danielle is a graduate of the MacEwan Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music with a major in Performance and a minor in Music Technology and Production. Danielle has been actively involved in the performance of classical, jazz, musical theatre, pop, and rock music and is also actively involved in music recording and production.

She is an engaging performer and songwriter and you may have heard her tinkling the ivories at the Red Piano. With 9 years of teaching experience under her belt, Danielle has experience working with all ages and all styles of music.

Suzi - Voice, Piano, & Early Childhood Teacher at Visionary Centre for the Performing Arts


Voice, Piano, & Early Childhood

Suzi is a multi-talented singer, guitar player and piano player who has been making music most of her life. With over 15 years of classical voice and piano lessons, she has performed in choirs, bands, as a soloist and in music ministry.

She completed her degree in child Pyschology from the University of Alberta while pursuing her music career and now uses her knowledge of child development to make her a fantastic teacher for all ages, but especially young children. Suzi teaches early childhood music, voice and beginner piano and is dedicated to creating an environment where students are able to develop their talent..

Tatiana - Voice, Early Childhood, and Piano Teacher at VCPA


Voice & Piano • Edmonton

Tatiana is currently completing her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance at the University of Alberta. She has six years of classical vocal training. Tatiana plays piano, accordion and guitar. Her musical background is mainly based in classical music, but she also has significant experience in performing musical theatre, folk, pop, and other genres of music, performing as a soloist and with various ensembles. She is very excited to share her passion for the performing arts, help students develop healthy vocal technique and ignite the love for music in others.

Andrea McHenry - Voice, Musical Theatre, and Piano Teacher at VCPA


Voice, Musical Theatre, & Piano • Edmonton

Andrea started as a long time student at Visionary and has graduated from the Theatre Arts Program at MacEwan University. Andrea is an award winning vocalist who has performed locally with St Albert Theatre Troupe and in the Edmonton Fringe. Some musicals that she has done recently include "Carrie - The Musical" "Young Frankenstein" and "The Light in the Piazza." Andrea's energy and enthusiasm make her a great teacher for kids and teens.

Jessy Mossop - Voice, Early Childhood, and Piano Teacher at VCPA


Voice, Early Childhood, & Piano • Edmonton

Rayne-Anne attended Visionary College for over 9 years, studying voice, piano, guitar, and violin. She started writing music at a very young age and at 15 she won the EFCL (Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues) competition for singer-songwriter and recorded her first CD at 16. Rayne completed a B.F.A at the University of Lethbridge and is currently attending Grant MacEwan University studying Public Relations as well as performing around the city with her band - Wandering Lines. She has a burning passion for music and song writing and loves to teach and share her passion for all styles of music.

Guitar, Bass, & Drum Teachers

Trevor - Guitar Teacher at VCPA


Guitar - Edmonton

Trevor McNeely is an active songwriter, collaborator, and multi-instrumentalist. With not only a Music Diploma in Guitar Performance to his name, his abilities with vocals and the lap steel guitar have made him a versatile and much sought after musician, with experience at the international level. He performs regularly with local bands The Peddletones and Sam Spades, with the latter releasing a new record in Fall 2017.

Joe - Guitar Teacher at VCPA


Guitar • Edmonton

Joe is attending Grant MacEwan where he is majoring in guitar. Joe has been performing in bands around the Edmonton area for a number of years, his current project Winter City plays gigs regularly and they are working on their first album release.

Logan - Piano & Bass Guitar Teacher at VCPA


Piano & Bass Guitar • Edmonton & St. Albert

Logan is a bassist and composer currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music at MacEwan University. He teaches upright and electric bass and you might see him in the Edmonton area performing with one of the many bands he currently plays with around Edmonton. He plays multiple instruments including Saxophone, and writes music for a variety of settings and instrumentations. Logan is heavily influenced by music in the veins of funk, heavy metal, and jazz.

Seth Solez - Guitar Teacher at VCPA


Guitar • St. Albert

Seth has a B.A. and B.Ed degree from the University of Alberta. He has been playing guitar since 1989 and has taught at Visionary College since 2004. He has a strong passion for rock and blues, and released his debut solo album of original blues/rock songs entitled "Dirty Blues" in 2011.

He has a strong background in music theory and encourages his students to compose their own music. Seth welcomes students of all ages and works particularly well with young students and adults.

Sean - Guitar Teacher at VCPA


Guitar • St. Albert

With a specialist certificate in theory and harmony from Berklee College, Sean aspires to teach students of any age. Heavily influenced by heavy metal and jazz, Sean can provide students with the principles and techniques to become a proficient musician.

Tayler - Guitar Teacher at VCPA


Guitar & Drums • Edmonton

Tayler just finished his third year at the University of Alberta majoring in Education. He began playing guitar at a young age with a beginning in classical guitar styles before moving on to electric guitar. Tayler's love of teaching and music bring an infectious enthusiasm to his lessons.

Leroy Cardinal - Guitar Teacher at VCPA


Guitar • St. Albert

Leroy is a graduate of the world famous Musician's Institute of Technology in Hollywood, California. He studied with notables such as Paul Gilbert, Keith Wyatt, and Albert Lee. Leroy has a unique teaching style designed to inspire and motivate guitar players of all ages.

Kelly - Drum Teacher at VCPA


Drums • Edmonton & St. Albert

Kelly Doiron offers a distinct method to musical instruction; drawing from a martial arts background in order to approach teaching with a unique perspective. Acknowledging the importance of balancing precise physical mechanics and inventive musical thought, Kelly's lessons focus on sparking creativity and developing the technical capacity to express ideas fluently. After recently receiving his second diploma in music from Grant MacEwan University, Kelly now invests his time and effort into both teaching and playing with several up-and-coming local bands.

Matt - Drum Teacher at VCPA


Drums • Edmonton & St. Albert

Matt has completed two diploma programs in the past four years. He studied music and majored in percussion at Red Deer College and at Grant MacEwan College. Matt has experience in many styles such as country, rock, jazz, and blues.

Ashton - Drum Teacher at VCPA


Drums • Edmonton

Ashton Poon is a versatile and accomplished drummer who has performed in a wide variety of musical settings. He has experience playing many styles of music including rock, jazz, funk, blues, orchestral, and traditional west African music. Career highlights include performing with the Edmonton All-Star Big Band and the Alberta Symphony Orchestra. Ashton has received a number of awards – including scholarships to attend Youth Jazz Canada's summer workshop in Toronto, selection as a youth finalist in Roland's V-Drums competition, and selection as a finalist in the Edmonton Youth Blues Challenge with the Real MP's. Ashton has a Music Diploma in drum set performance from MacEwan University.

Diego - Drum Teacher at VCPA


Drums - St. Albert

Diego is a talented multi-instrumentalist who's love and passion is music. Being introduced to musical instruments at such a young age guided him to appreciate all styles of music. Diego welcomes beginners and intermediate musician and encourages his students to explore their creativity and love for music.

Diego - Drum Teacher at VCPA


Drums & Fine Art - Edmonton & St. Albert

Kasia has been playing drums with various groups in different styles throughout Europe and Canada over the past 16 years. In 2008 she received a music scholarship to study drums, music production and recording in Denmark. During that time she was invited to take part in intensive drum and band course in The Collective School of Music in New York. When she's not drumming she enjoys painting, dancing, and snowboarding.  

Violin, Viola, & Cello Teachers

Kasia - Cello teacher at VCPA


Cello - Edmonton & St. Albert

Kasia is a former Principal Cellist of the Orchestras in Szczecin, Poland and in Poznan, Poland. She has performed in many countries including Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Germany, and Holland. She has years of professional experience both as a musician and an instructor which makes her a superb cello teacher.

Kasia wants to share her passion for playing cello in a way that is most rewarding for each of her students.

Karen - Violin, Viola, and Voice teacher at VCPA


Violin, Viola, & Voice - Edmonton

Karen is a talented vocalist, songwriter and fiddle player. Karen has performed as both a soloist and a group musician for the past two decades. Karen and her group, The Crow Girls, received a 2008 Native American Music Award for Best Folk Recording. The 2007 Canadian Folk Music Awards nominated them for Best Aboriginal Songwriter. She has traveled widely and performed internationally. Performances include; The Canadian Aboriginal Achievement Awards, the International Society for Music Education in Pretoria, South Africa, and the International Day celebrations in Gwangju, South Korea.

Recently, Karen had the honor of playing the fiddle and performing background vocals for Laura Vinson’s 2011 and 2013 The Spirit Sings tour. The show was well received in both the Netherlands and Belgium. Currently, Karen is working on a solo CD project while she is living in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. She is also a gifted fiddle and vocal instructor.

Mingmei - Violin Teacher at VCPA


Violin - Edmonton

Mingmei Xu obtained her bachelor of violin performance at Beijing in 2011. After graduating with honors, she became a professional violinist in Beijing Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra (2011), Beijing Oriental Holiday Symphony Orchestra (2013) and Beijing Legato Chamber Orchestra (2013). At that time, she also have worked as a specially-invited guest violin teacher at Gu AN Children Centre in Beijing, dedicated to furthering the popularity of violin art education. Many of her students have performed outstandingly in competition and gained admission as gifted students to the best primary and middle school in Beijing.

In 2015, she attended the MMus program at the University of Alberta, in Canada, where she is currently a master candidate under the supervision of Professor Guillaume Tardif. And she also involved as an orchestra and string assistant in Grandin Catholic School, Edmonton, combined with her string pedagogy course.

Yuxi - Violin Teacher at VCPA


Violin - Edmonton & St. Albert

Yuxi completed her Bachelors Degree in Music at Minzu University in China and taught violin at Qinchuan Art School from 2013 until 2016. She is currently pursuing graduate studies at the University of Alberta.

Vladimir Rufino - Violin Teacher at VCPA


Violin / Viola - St. Albert

Brazilian violinist Vladimir Rufino received his Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from Azusa Pacific University (USA), Artist Certificate from Azusa Pacific University (USA), and his Bachelor of Music degree from the Universidade Federal da Paraíba - UFPB (Brazil). During his studies he participated in many music festivals and symposia in Brazil and United States such as the Starling-Delay Symposium on Violin Studies at The Juilliard School.

As a chamber musician and orchestra member, he has appeared in many stages around the world, such as Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), and venues in various countries: Brazil, Argentina, Portugal, Germany, France, United States, and Canada. During his career, he has appeared in many occasions as concertmaster and soloist in front of different orchestras. Rufino is currently first violin of the Vaughan String Quartet, violin instructor at the Visionary College, and is pursuing the degree of Doctor of Music in Violin Performance at the University of Alberta.