Christine specializes in classical and pop styles and has been teaching since 2002. She is a certified teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music, holds a BA in Music, Minor studies in Psychology from the University of British Columbia where she received Golden Key Honour Society recognition (placing in the top 15% in academics within her faculty), and a Music Diploma (Classical) from Capilano University.
Lessons may include theory, vocal exercises, ear training, and song arrangements for multi-discipline students (piano/voice) for self-accompaniment on the piano whilst singing.
Christine has sung with The Capilano Singers, Good Noise and Richmond Chorus, the latter in Carnegie Hall, NY. She played the Changgo in the UBC Korean Drumming Ensemble. Outside of music, Christine is a host for Vancouver Television and a mother. She is a former Miss Vancouver.
Christine believes that is important to instill a sense of equilibrium when it comes to musicianship practice: hard work with smart practicing; to be proud of success and achievements whilst remaining humble; to be dynamic, yet respectful; to find the opportunity in a challenge; and to pursue excellence. It is important to Christine that every student trusts their own ability, acknowledge their progress, and to do something uniquely great with their talent.
Christine is grateful to her most influential teachers: Gail Suderman, Heather Pawsey, Wendy Chan, Dr. Rudy, Dr. Perrino, David Vandereyk
Kaori Takahashi, BA, BMT, MTA: graduated with a Bachelor of Music Therapy from Capilano College and is a facilitator of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (Fellow, Association for Music and Imagery). She enjoys working with a variety of populations, and is currently focusing on children and young adults with special needs. In addition to music therapy, Kaori has many years of experience working with young adults with special needs as a life-skill instructor. She practices using a client-centred approach, which assists each client in discovering and maximizing their potentials through a positive musical experience.
Piano, Theory, Harmony, History
Currently working toward her Diploma in music performance at University of British Columbia with Corey Hamm, Andréa Tremblay-Legendre holds a Bachelor Degree from the Conservatoire de musique de Saguenay with Monique Robitaille and a Master’s Degree from University of Ottawa with David Jalbert.
In 2009, she received the Lieutenant Governor’s medal for Community Involvement and for achieving the highest grades in her area of study and also the Governor General’s Medal for post-secondary studies. The year after, she was selected to perform in the Young Artist’s concert of the Jeunesses musicales du Canada in Saguenay Lac-St-Jean.
In the past several years, Andréa performed in master classes for Angela Hewitt, Jean Saulnier, Jacques Rouvier, Robert Levin, Benedetto Lupo, Jean-Philippe Collard, Suzanne Beaubien-Lowe, André Laplante, Jean-Paul Sévilla, Paul Stewart, Raoul Sosa and Marilyn Engle. In 2012, she won third place in the Virtuoso 1 category at Festival de musique du Royaume as well as first place in the Virtuoso 2 ensemble category. In 2013, she won the first place in the piano category 23 years old at the National Final of the Canadian Music Competition.
Andréa is one of the co-founder of the Festival Tang-aux-Foins, a tango music festival in St- Fulgence (QC) that was celebrating is 5th edition in October 2014. Since 2009, she is the pianist of the group Guardia Nueva, specialised in Argentine tango, who recorded their first album in 2012. Two years ago, she created a scholarship in remembrance of Réal Lavoie, a CMS employee who died from cancer in 2011, which is awarded once a year to the most remarkable student of the Conservatoire de musique de Saguenay.
Jasmine has been a student of CW Music since she was 7 and is now teaching piano. Being a student under Christine, Jasmine has proven excellent improvement and enthusiasm in her musical career since a young age. Now, she aims to extend her passion for music to her students, and inspire them to incorporate music in their everyday lives. She has performed in several recitals and live concerts. She has participated in many musical programs at her school, such as Killarney Secondary’s choir and strings programs, playing piano and percussion respectively. Currently, Jasmine is working towards her ARCT in piano. Her previous RCM exams resulted with high scores, including First Class Honors.
Voice, Guitar, Ukulele, Song Writing
Carmina Bolinao is an independent singer-songwriter based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. She is a graduate of Selkirk College's Music and Technology program. She focused her studies on vocal technique, song writing and guitar accompaniment. Known for her soft, understated voice and stripped-downed style, she brings forth a soulful, self-aware set of music.
As a full time performing musician, Carmina has experience as a band leader and as a solo act performing a wide range of genres from pop and classic rock to soul, R&B and jazz. Her approach to music is learning from a place of love and sharing the human experience in a universal way. She is currently preparing to release a full album of original music in 2019.
Voice, Guitar, Ukulele, Song Writing
Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Marc Rivest has been making a full-time career in music since 2013. He possesses a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Guelph, and a Diploma in Jazz Studies from Capilano University. He has studied guitar with Bill Coon, Ron Samworth, and Andre Lachance; and voice with Geordie Roberts and Steve Maddock.
As a performer, Marc has played at bars, clubs, restaurants, and private functions across Canada. He has participated in VIA Rail’s Artists on Board program, Calgary Transit’s Musicians in Motion program, and has been a resident musician with the Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia and Grouse Mountain. He currently releases his music online and is writing material for his next studio recording
Voice, Musical Theatre
Danelle is a Musical Theatre Graduate from Randolph College (Toronto), with a Diploma in Performing Arts from the Triple Threat Program, focusing on singing, acting, and dance. Since a young age, she was always involved with her local theatre and music scene. She began vocal training at age 13 where she achieved her Grade 8 in Voice with the Royal Conservatory of Music, as well as performing in the yearly musicals and theatre productions at her High School (Annie, Grease, and Chicago). Notable performances at Randolph included Cyrano de Bergerac and HAIR. Danelle’s teaching focus is to help students gain confidence and learn stage presence. It’s important to her to support and encourage each student so they can reach their full potential, and grow their love of music, theatre and performance.
Arvind S Ramdas
Arvind S Ramdas is a musician studying in the Jazz Performance Performance and Composition program at Capilano University. He is a performing musician, composer and drummer with his main instrument being the drumset. He has been performing and playing for over a decade and is passionate about learning and sharing the knowledge he has gained over the years. He is especially happy to share his knowledge with those who appreciate and enjoy music, whether they aspire to be a full time musician or not.
Angelica started modelling when she was 17 years old in the Philippines. She graduated from Centro Escolar University Manila with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication Major in Performing Arts. Aside from modelling and performing on stage, she is also an inspiring beauty queen. She is the former Miss Philippines Earth Fil-Vancouver Canada 2019 and Miss Earth Vancouver Canada 2018. For Angelica, joining beauty pageants is not always about winning or having the crown, but rather it is about improving self-confidence, learning, creating lifelong experiences and meeting new people. Pageantry led Angel to work with professional model & pageant instructors in the Philippines and modeling workshops.
Maverick Kilbride is dancer, teacher and choreographer in the Vancouver dance community who started dancing at the age of nine. Since then Maverick has taught drop-in hip-hop classes at Douglas College and choreographed pieces and taught workshops for UBC’s Rare Candies. He is also a teacher for Culturally Defined Varsity Team. He has trained and performed with Unity Dance Company for the past five years. Maverick hopes to continue to teach and inspire the next generation of dancers through the love of music and movement. He is a believer in constant learning and is always striving to improve his craft.