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
Alheli Pimienta, Flute
Award-winning flutist Alhelí Pimienta is a charismatic and versatile performer of international renown. Her passion for music has propelled her to the extraordinary achievement of holding a sustainable career as a soloist, teacher, chamber, and orchestral musician globally. She has performed in over 20 countries worldwide and is in demand as a clinician in Canada, the USA, Mexico, and Ecuador, where she teaches and adjudicates competitions annually. She began her musical life in southern Mexico at seven years old and completed her first international performing tour around France at the age of fourteen.
An alumna from the prestigious Escuela Superior de Música y Danza Clásica de Monterrey in Mexico, Miss Pimienta completed four years of Doctoral studies in Flute Performance at the University of Toronto. She also obtained a Masters in Music Flute Performance at the University of Idaho, an Artist Diploma at the Glenn Gould School of Music, always with a full scholarship and achieving high academic honours. She has won numerous important competitions, including the Gold Medal at the National Flute Competition in Mexico in 2009 and First Prize at the renowned International Crescendo Music Awards in 2006. Alhelí became an International Yamaha Artist in 2019, a title that she carries with pride as she performs in an 18K Gold Yamaha flute.