Kevin SaltarelliKevin Saltarelli started to make his own music at the age of 4. His initial interests were in keyboards and synthesizers, which motivated him to begin his study of the piano. During Kevin’s teen years, he played percussion with the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, cello with the Timmins Symphony Youth Orchestra, bass in a rock band and piano with various classical instrumentalists.
In addition to being a voice and piano teacher, Jennifer is also a licensed Kindermusik educator, allowing her to combine her interests, talents and love for children to create an exciting musical experience for young ones and their care-givers.
Angela Churchill – Piano and Composition
Angela began her music lessons at age 3, and started her teaching career by age 17. Under the tutelage of world renown composer, Larysa Kuzmenko, Angela studied piano performance and composition.
With over 20 years of teaching experience, Angela’s students learn a wide variety of styles in a fun and relaxed environment, regardless of their ages. She is also experienced instructing special-needs students.
She held the position as Organist/Pianist at Lakeview Baptist Church in Mississauga, and has performed as a classical soloist as well as in a rock band. She currently composes New Age digital music under the band name Purple Saffire.
Angela has also studied Flute, Trumpet, Violin and is currently learning Guitar. Her other artistic interests include photography and the visual arts.
Bernice Lageer, Hons. B.Mus, B.Ed., BRE Piano
Bernice has enjoyed teaching piano students of all ages for 24 years in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph. She has directed and accompanied many children’s, youth and adult choirs and has taught music classes in Christian schools both here and over seas. Having finished a Bachelor of Religious Education, an Honors Bachelor of Music, and a Bachelor of Education she has a current membership to the Ontario College of Teachers. Music has always been a passion for Bernice, and she will continue to share that passion with students to help them discover what music truly means!
Mike Fan is a Canadian classical baritone and pianist with an active schedule as a performer, accompanist, music teacher and tutor. Mike holds an A.R.C.T. degree in Piano Performance and a Grade 10 Certificate in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music and an Honours Bachelor’s with Distinction in Biomedical Science from the University of Guelph.
As a vocalist, Mike’s repertoire encompasses opera arias and songs in six languages. Mike’s warm lyric baritone has won the Gold Medal in Grade 10 Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music and first place prizes at the 2014 NATS Regional Competition and Kiwanis Music Festival. Recently, he was selected to sing in a masterclass conducted by Kristine Dandavino. Career highlights include performances at the 2015 GCCCA Chinese New Year Gala, concerts with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra and workshops with the Canadian Opera Company. Between 2013-2015, Mike created and hosted Opera@Guelph, a monthly opera series at the University of Guelph which presented 11 operas in five languages. Future engagements include the Guelph Multicultural Festival in June 2015.
As a pianist, Mike’s performance highlights include chamber music with the Arthur Leblanc Quartet at the Kincardine Summer Music Festival, music therapy at the St. Joseph’s Health Centre and Elliott Community, and masterclasses with James Anagnoson, Dr. Thomas Green, and other renowned pedagogues and pianists. Mike was a recipient of numerous Kiwanis Music Festival scholarships in the Senior Piano category and has collaborated with singers, choirs, brass, woodwinds and strings.
Mike is currently completing a second ARCT degree in Voice Perfomance from the Royal Conservatory of Music studying with Tannis Sprott and will continue his classical voice studies at the university level in Septemeber 2015.