If you are serious about learning piano or flute, then this is the right place for you!
Yun He Lee, Piano
B.M., M.M., Professional Studies in Piano Performance from Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland in U.S.A.)
Master Class: Russell Sherman (Liszt Festival of American Society) Award: Piano Concerto Competition (Peabody Conservatory) Piano Concerto Performances with Korean National Symphony Orchestra, Bordeax Symphony Orchestra of France, Peabody Orchestra.
Chamber Music Performances with Paris Razumowsky String Quartet and Austria Salzburg Mozarteum String Quartet and Albert Markov ( Violinist ) Numerous Duo and Solo Piano Recitals ( U.S.A., Korea, Canada ).
Studied with Julian Martin, Fernando Laires, Robert Weirich. Teaching Experience: Associate Professor, Music Department ( 96-98 ), Music Department Chairperson ( 94-96 ) Assistant Professor ( 92-96 ), Full Time Instructor (89-92 ) at Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary in Seoul, Korea. Piano Lecturer at Seoul Arts School, and Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea ( 1989-1994 )
Presently: Director and Parental Adviser, Toronto Music Academy of Canada
John Shillingberg, Piano, Music Theory
B.M., M.M., GPD in Piano Performance from Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland in U.S.A. ) Master Classes: Ruth Laredo, Claude Frank, Ann Koscielny, Rosalyn Turek, Samuel Sanders
Award: Baltimore Music Club Award, National Society of Arts and Letters Competition Finalist, Young Artist Piano Concerto Competition-1st Place Standing. Numerous Duo and Solo Piano Recitals ( U.S.A., Korea, Canada) Orchestral Pianist with the Annapolis Symphony ( Maryland ) Guest soloist: Kang Neung Symphony Orchestra ( Korea ), Potomac Symphony Orchestra ( Maryland ), Piano Music Magazine ( Korea ) Duo Recital with Cellist Jong Young Lee , Sponsored by KBS Television( Korea ) Studied Piano with Fernando Laires, Robert Weirich, Donald Currier. Studied Organ with Donald Sutherland. Presently: Organist / Music Director at Streetsville United Church, Mississauga
Director, Toronto Music Academy of Canada
Dr. Izabella Budai, Flute, Music Theory, Ear Training
Izabella Budai is an active performer, teacher and researcher. She has appeared extensively in solo, orchestral and chamber music settings. Currently she freelances in Toronto and devotes most of her time to chamber music. In addition to regular short-term collaborations, she is founding member of Duo Agilis with pianist Peichen Chen and Flautas del Fuego with fellow flutist Alhelí Pimienta. In addition to her regular chamber music seasons in Toronto, Izabella has performed recitals in Canada, Hungary, Italy and the US.
Izabella was awarded her Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance degree in 2014 from the University of Toronto where she won several grants in support of her research. Her doctoral dissertation won the National Flute Association’s 2014 research competition. Izabella’s principle teachers include Camille Watts, Nora Shulman (University of Toronto), Annelie Metrakos (Western University) and János Bálint (Budapest, Hungary).
A passionate teacher, Izabella maintains a busy teaching schedule. She conducts her lessons in a warm and relaxed atmosphere with a flexible approach, adjusting the curriculum to each student's individual needs and goals. A variety of styles are explored and theory and history are incorporated into the lessons in very practical ways. Izabella has taught flutists of all ages and levels and has worked with other instrumentalists as well, as a chamber music instructor and conductor.