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Resound Instructors

Meet Our Teachers

At Resound School of Music, we pride ourselves on our excellent teachers. We hire only the finest teachers available, accepting less than 5% of those who apply. All music teachers are vetted based on their experience, education, and most importantly, their ability to teach, not just play great music.

All Resound teachers possess a University-level education or equivalent, and are subject to a criminal record check as conducted and processed by the RCMP.

Si Cliff
Guitar, Drums

Si was born and raised in England and has worked as a performer, writer and music tutor in the UK since 2007. He has a passion for creative guitar playing and songwriting. Si has been teaching guitar for the past 15 years to all ages, from teaching 1:1 privately to leading whole guitar camps and guitar ensembles.

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Kiana Tingley
Voice

I am an enthusiastic vocalist with a passion for music in all forms, whether it be jazz, classical, pop, RnB, country and even music from other cultures. I come from a musical family, so music has been a part of my life since I was a child.

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Arielle Ballance
Piano, Voice

Arielle Ballance is a classically trained Royal Conservatory pianist who also holds a diploma in Theatre Arts from MacEwan University. For over ten years she has passed along her love of performing to students and professional actors alike. Arielle aims to share her love of both piano and singing with her students through her fun yet structured teaching approach.

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Jennifer Cho
Piano

Jennifer began her musical journey in Vancouver at the age of 6, and quickly found success through school performances, recitals and music festivals. Jennifer brings 10+ years of teaching experience with an ARCT teachers certificate.  Her teaching philosophy focuses on building strong relationships that help both she and her students learn from each other and work towards their musical goals.

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Soo Choo
Piano

Soo first laid her hands on the piano when she was 5 years old and has been a musician since then. She was first exposed to Classical music, but later expanded her musical styles including other genres of, new age, jazz, gospel, and accompaniment. Ever since high school, she taught piano including her friends and has experience teaching and interacting with all ages from elementary students to adults.

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Janelle Claudio
Voice

I work as a singer and a teacher, and I love it! Along with Resound School of Music, I teach the Pacific Spirit Children’s Choir, and I have continued singing with the West Vancouver United Church Choir. My goal as a teacher is to help everyone realize their potential as singers, and to help them become the confident and amazing singers I know they are capable of being!

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Adam Dean
Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums

Adam has an honest, hardworking and outgoing personality with a terrific sense of humour, an essential quality for working with students both young and old alike.  Adam believes that it is important to allow students to feel that they “hold the map” and serve as the guiding force through their own musical journey.

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Cheryl de la Rambelje
Piano

Through my experience with several years learning piano, vocals, theory, music history, conducting and performing, I have developed a strong love for music and am grateful for the special experiences it has brought me. Sharing this passion with others is extremely fulfilling and brings me so much joy!

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Sharlene Huynh
Piano

Playing the piano has been a passion for Sharlene Huynh for over 15 years. Sharlene has experience teaching children, youth, and adults through group and private settings. She hopes to instill the same enthusiasm she has towards music in her own students.

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Greg Jackson
Drums

As exceptional as every musical instrument is, drums are the best. I found this out in 2001 when I bought my first drum kit, and I am still waiting for everyone else to figure it out. Musically-speaking, my knowledge of percussion has come from well over a decade of listening to, playing, recording and performing music both with other musicians and on my own.

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Mandy Jong
Piano

I’m an optimistic piano teacher that loves sharing my passion for music with students of all ages! I’ve been classically trained for over 10 years and have received my ARCT piano diploma through The Royal Conservatory of Music.

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Brendan Lane
Piano, Guitar

I’m a music lover, and I want all my students to grow in a deep love of music, too! As a teacher at Resound, I aim to build students up not only in musical excellence but in a true love for their instrument and for music, and to inspire them to find joy in all parts of their lives as they improve in their musical skill and achieve new musical heights.

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Kimberly Leandro
Piano

Kimberly has been playing piano for over 20 years, teaching for 11 years and accompanying choirs for three years. She is a classically trained musician with her ARCT Performer’s Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She also has a Bachelor of Music from University of BC. Though classically trained, Kimberly is also well-versed in contemporary music with experience in genres ranging from pop to jazz.

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Angela Lee
Piano

Angela was born in Taiwan and has been playing the piano for over 18 years. Angela enjoys seeing students develop and improve through her teachings. She also finds it rewarding to see students gain confidence as they progress.

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Bonnie Leung
Piano

As a teacher, Bonnie continues to pursue music in her own learning as well as helping others in their musical development. Her teaching philosophy is to foster her students’ learning in engaging ways while helping them discover a love and passion for music.

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Clarissa Lie
Piano

My strengths as a teacher are my classical music background, my experience as a choir pianist and service pianist at my church, my patience, my flexibility in applying different teaching styles to each student’s unique learning style, and my amicable personality.

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Alex Mishchenko
Piano

I love teaching! I believe every student has musical potential and it is up to me to show them how to use it. One of my favourite parts of being a Piano Instructor is getting to know my students. It makes the lessons more engaging and allows me to personalize each education plan. My students receive a solid musical foundation, great work habits and an intuitive sense of musicality. I often say that I don’t just teach my students how to play the piano, more importantly, I teach them how to make music.

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Gabe Pietrzak
Guitar

Teaching and mentoring has always been Gabe’s passion. He encourages all his students to try things themselves and be hands on learners, to not be afraid of exploration. He believes that everyone has the ability to enjoy music and that there is no limit of potential if you put in the time and effort.

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Kevin Robb
Guitar, Bass

Kevin has been actively engaged in music since 1997, when he started playing guitar. He began in the genres of Blues and Rock, and eventually progressed into various other genres, covering much musical ground. Kevin has experience in most areas of the music scene, in studio, live, production, and business. He graduated from Douglas College with both an Audio Engineering Certificate and a Fine Arts Diploma, majoring in Classical guitar.

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Alan Ruiz
Guitar, Bass

Alan Ruiz is a Colombian musician whose style has been influenced by different genres such as Jazz, Funk, Latin and Rock, Alan started his music career at age 10 when he found an abandoned guitar at his grandparents house. As a music tutor, Alan understands that every student is different and deserves a personal approach. He has helped many students to set the bar higher and accelerate their learning curve.

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Anna-Marie Ryan
Voice, Piano

Since childhood, Anna-Marie has passionately pursued music as a means of communication and self-discovery. She loves teaching voice and piano because it allows her to help others tap into this unique world of creativity.

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Harrison Shaw
Guitar

Coming from a non musical family, it wasn’t until I turned 15 that the guitar started to speak to me and I began my headlong journey into the incredibly expansive and beautiful world of music. There is no right or wrong way to learn how to play music and my main goal is to inspire a passion and make my students excited to pick up their instrument after our lessons and provide them with the tools they need to achieve the goals and skills they desire.

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Kimberlee Smith
Piano

Kimberlee has been teaching piano for 21 years. Her students have ranged in age from as early as 4, right through to age 65. She loves teaching and is always looking for ways to make sure her students achieve their musical goals.

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Dinel Ulpindo
Piano

Dinel is a dedicated and pro-active teacher who is passionate about helping individuals in their musical journey. Dinel started his Piano career in Italy at the young age of 9 where he began having recitals and was invited to the inter-regional music school competition where he placed in the Top 3 for 2 consecutive years.

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Shante Van Horlick
Voice

Shante grew up in Prince George, British Columbia. She started her vocal training at age 7 and has never looked back. Shante trained with RCM for many years and is currently finishing her Bachelor’s of Music specializing in Opera Performance at UBC. Shante began teaching aspiring singers in 2010 and is thrilled to be a part of Resound School of Music.

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Bryn Wiley
Piano

A lover of all things music, pianist Bryn Wiley is excited to be teaching with the Resound School of Music. He is a recent graduate of the Schulich School of Music at McGill University, focusing on music theory and piano performance. Having a number of years of teaching experience at all ages and levels…

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