PIANO AND THEORY - PARIS AND BRANTFORD
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 sharing 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- RCM Prep A to 10.
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Explore your musical interests and develop your natural talent with the
skilled instructors at Paris Academy of Music. We inspire music education
by matching you with teachers who will educate, inspire, motivate and
enhance your overall musical experience. Working with students at all
levels, we will help you achieve your goals while nurturing a lifelong love of
Meet Our Talented and Gifted Teachers
RCT, OCT, BA, Bed,
GUITAR, DRUMS, SAXOPHONE, CELLO, UKELELE - BRANTFORD
Dan Taylor has been teaching music for 25 years, primarily piano and guitar. He
is originally from Hamilton, Ontario, where he studied piano performance at
McMaster University with teachers Ken Gee and Alla Zachiarelli.
Dan also has played in many performing bands in Brantford and Brant County.
He is currently performing publicly in the rock group 'Sivle'.
Dan joined the Paris Academy of Music in 2020 and his students are all enjoying
his passionate and caring teaching style. All beginners, intermediate and senior
students are welcomed.
VIOLIN - BRANTFORD, PARIS AND 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. She 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 of all levels of violin.
||Paris Academy of
Fall in Love with Music - one note at a time!
|Daniel Taylor, GUITAR,
PIANO & THEORY - BRANTFORD
Evangeline Czegeny M
has been playing the piano since she was 3.
(Her mother is Clara Czegeny, Director).
Her level of passion
enthusiasm for teaching young students is remarkable.
taught her two talented sons since they were 2 years old.
joined our Academy in 2015
and invites aspiring piano students
at the Primer to Intermediate levels.
|Evangeline Czegeny Mackell -
Piano & Theory