Our Story

About Us

At Resound School of Music, we are passionate in our belief that anyone can excel in learning to play music. But having the wrong teacher or trying to do it alone can leave you feeling frustrated, discouraged, and wanting to quit. The key is finding a teacher who understands your needs and who truly cares about your long-term success. That’s where we enter the story.

We started Resound in 2009 with a vision of providing the finest music instruction available from the comfort of your home. Over the years, our proven approach has helped hundreds of people in the Metro Vancouver area just like you. But don’t be mistaken; we’re not your typical, stuffy music conservatory, nor do we ever want to be! Instead, we are the music school that was designed with you in mind. So really, this story isn’t about us at all; it’s about you.

Doing the Driving for You

Let’s face it: your time is valuable. Whether you’re a parent of young children, a career-minded professional, or a full-time student, you probably spend more time on the road than you would like.

Our goal is to make your life easier. One of the many benefits of taking lessons with Resound is that you don’t have to look any further than your own home to find a great teacher. Rain or shine, we do the travelling for you so that you can reclaim your time and focus on what really matters.

Finding You the Perfect Teacher

You are unique. That’s why we match you with a teacher based on your goals, musical interests, personality, and learning style. Our free musical assessment allows us to pair you up with the teacher who will best suit your individual needs.

We hire only the very best teachers at Resound, accepting less than 5% of those who apply. All teachers possess a University-level education and have had a criminal record check conducted by the RCMP. This way you can rest knowing that the person we are sending has been thoroughly vetted – and that you and your children will be safe.

Serving Our Community

We believe in giving back to the community. Through our partnerships with local schools and organizations, we work to provide opportunities for students to receive a music education that they might not otherwise have access to.

As part of our global initiative to fund the arts, we have committed to sponsoring a music program in the Spruceland Village in Kenya. We’re passionate about making our mark on developing countries and in the fight to end poverty. So as you enjoy learning to play an instrument, you can also enjoy the fact that you are providing the same opportunities to others!

Introducing the Gang

Meet Our Team

Phil Barrow

Phil Barrow


Phil discovered his passion for music in his early teens when he began learning to play the guitar. He later attended the VCC School of Music where he studied jazz and contemporary guitar performance. Phil joined Resound as a guitar teacher in 2013 and has been the school’s Director since 2014. You can also find Phil blogging about teaching guitar at GuitarTeacherAcademy.com.

Janelle Claudio

Janelle Claudio

Assistant Director

Janelle works as a singer and a teacher in the Vancouver area. Along with Resound School of Music, she also teaches the Pacific Spirit Children’s Choir, and continues to sing with the West Vancouver United Church Choir. Her goal is to help everyone realize their potential as singers, and to help them become the confident and amazing singers she knows they are capable of being!

Erin Shier

Erin Shier

Office Manager

Erin is a new addition to the Resound team, joining in April 2017. Her passions lie in both the arts and commerce, having studied acting in Los Angeles and completing her Bachelor of Commerce through the University of Victoria. Erin is dedicated to providing Resound students with top-tier service and creating an exceptional experience for their music education.

Ryan Langford

Ryan Langford

Founding Partner

Ryan is an entrepreneur and music enthusiast who started Resound School of Music in 2009. He now lives in Ontario, Canada with his wife Stephanie and their 5 kids. When he’s not helping to organize the details behind the scenes at Resound, you can find Ryan blogging and podcasting at Entrefamily.com or travelling the world with his family.

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