PIANO AND THEORY - PARIS, BRANTFORD - MOBILE
Clara's love of music started at the very young age of 5 when she watched Liberace play on the Ed
Sullivan Show on television. She knew immediately that she wanted to play the piano. Liberace
displayed such an incredible talent along with a flamboyant and glamorous persona that she fell in
love with it all! Clara's parents invested in an old player piano from nearby Gobels Auction in
Princeton, Ontario and she immediately started taking private piano instruction which she continued
until the age of 18 years. As soon as she passed her RCM exams, she immediately started teaching
piano to a multitude of students.
At age 12, Clara entered a talent contest at her church and was asked to consider helping out as the
accompanist for the youth department, Sunday School and Sunday services. With passion and
enthusiasm, Clara flourished as accompanist and continued on sharig in a number of churches in
Ontario and Alberta for over 15 years. She had the privilege of playing piano for various youth
concerts, talent competitions, television productions, weddings, church events, funerals and
Clara has successfully taught piano students of all ages and levels for over 30 years. An educator by
profession, she feels that now is the time to share her passion and love of music through a music
academy. She provides a premium service with her IN-HOME PIANO AND THEORY LESSONS and
welcomes all levels of students.
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CELLO - ST. GEORGE
Zachary Haight comes from a very musical family where all of his siblings have taken up one or two stringed
instruments along the way. He reached a RCM Grade 8 level on the Violin before taking up the Cello. He regularly
performs at parties, weddings and other special events. Zack is extremely talented for his age and is very passionate
and enjoys sharing his love for music.
Zachary has participated in Kiwanis Music Festivals in 2012 on the Cello at the Provincial and National level.
Zachary joined the Academy in 2016 and his students are in awe of his musical knowledge and his patience and
compassion in teaching. He welcomes new students in his St. George Studio where he offers beginner and
intermediate cello lessons.
|Zachary James Haight, CELLO
VIOLIN - ST. GEORGE
Lucy VanDyk Elzinga has maintained a professional career as a private VIOLIN teacher for 24 years and directing
orchestra and band for over 10 years. Lucy enjoys performing at weddings and other events. It continues to be a
wonderful, rewarding and enriching experience.
Lucy prides herself in working with students at their pace, but always giving that little push to keep students moving
forward and to achieve their optimum ability.
Lucy joined the Academy in 2016 and all of her students excel under her passionate and caring teaching style. She
welcomes new students in her St. George Studio where she offers all levels of lessons on the Violin.
HARP - BRANTFORD - MOBILE
Loril studied classical piano at the RCM and attained the Grade 8 level, but loved playing the more
untamed, improvisational traditional songs of the Celtic countries (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall,
Brittany, Isle of Man). She plays several instruments, including keyboard, harpsichord, krumhorn,
recorder and trombone.
Loril has always had a deep love and respect for the traditional Celtic Music of her heritage - music
that extends from the medieval era to the present day. Although she is fluent in many styles of music,
including classical and contemporary, it is the wild and haunting Celtic songs that speak to her heart.
Recently she was a featured performer at the Bell 100th Anniversary Gala at The Sanderson Centre
and the Hamilton Music Awards Celtic Showcase.
Loril currently performs solo harp, playing public and private venues in Canada and the US.
Loril joined the Academy in 2016 and her students all excel under her passionate and caring teaching
style. She provides a premium service with IN-HOME CLASSICAL AND CELTIC HARP lessons and
welcomes all levels of students.
|Loril Shannik, HARP/GUITAR
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NEW VOICE, FLUTE - BRANTFORD
Sue-Anne has a deep appreciation for music as the most engaging and creative way to reach out to others, to
explore and participate in our culture, and to realize our potential and personal well-being. Music has always been
a part of her, whether she is performing or teaching it. She tailors her voice and flute lessons to the interests and
needs of each student, and has developed the experience and techniques to make learning and practicing
enjoyable and creative for all her students.
Sue-Anne joined the Academy in the Spring of 2018 and her students all excel under her passionate and caring
teaching style. She welcomes new students in her Brantford Studio.
|Sue-Anne Schroeder, VOICE/FLUTE