Who we are: 

Our Teachers

Jessika Whitfield

Owner

Piano

 

voice

Theory

Jessika has experience teaching piano, voice and theory to all age groups and strives to tailor lessons to each student’s needs and musical goals.

Making lessons educational, fun, and exciting allows her students to progress skillfully throughout the year.

Ahlyssa Mundy

Piano

 

Voice

theory

 

Dance

Ahlyssa’s strong passion for music and outgoing personality on and off stage is what drives her to teach and encourage others to find joy in music. She cannot wait to share her love for music, and hopes to help her students find theirs, by providing a fun and positive environment to learn and grow.

Mike Romaniak

Keyboards

 

Saxophone

 

theory 

Electronic Music 

Production

Mike Romaniak is a Toronto-based sound designer, composer, and performer. He captures sounds and organizes them into music and sonic environments for video games and other medias. He has toured through North America, Europe, and Asia, with a variety of musical acts, including two-time Juno nominated Lemon Bucket Orkestra.

Jessika Whitfield

director

The owner of 'J' with a 'K' Music, Jessika teaches piano, voice, theory, and group classes. With extensive experience teaching students of all ages, she strives to tailor lessons to each student’s needs and musical goals. Jessika's students have received top marks in competitions throughout Toronto and have been accepted to schools such as Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts and the Musical Theatre program at Queen's University.

A certified Zumbini instructor, Jessika also designs and leads J with a K Music's Zumbini classes and summer camps, which combine music and movement to create an original and unique program for kids, as well as coordinating the studio's in-school programs, recitals, lessons, and events.

meagan luchko

voice

piano

theory

 Meagan Luchko is a contemporary jazz vocalist, fast rising through the ranks in Toronto's music industry. She has been performing and coaching professionally in and around the GTA for over 6 years.

Along with her love of performance, Meagan's passion for teaching has always been prevalent. For the past four years, she has been coaching and teaching performance to a 5-part vocal group, while also teaching voice and piano privately to children and adults.

 david sullivan

Piano

composition/ theory

My fundamental goal as a teacher, whether teaching individual, dual, or group lessons, is maintaining a studio that students see as a safe place to learn and create. It is imperative for me that students feel welcome when learning. I encourage them to explore different styles of music so as to allow them to develop their own voice. The ongoing development of students’ confidence and versatility are my priorities when teaching.

 lloyd mcarton

ukulele

guitar / bass

drums

piano

Lloyd is a musician and teacher originally from Parry Sound, Ontario. He has developed a diverse skill set as a multi-instrumentalist and creator, with proficiency on a variety of instruments, playing styles, and approaches to music creation. Lloyd currently teaches music at Clover Montessori School, and is the guitarist and saxophonist for the indie rock band Lost Cousins. He is also completing his PhD at University of Toronto in music education, conducting research independent music scenes and how people learn to create musical lives within them. 

Natasha

Jovanovich

piano

voice

group classes

Natasha's musical journey began
when she enrolled in a prestigious Serbian music school, where she competed in piano, opera singing, and choir.

In 2016, she moved to Canada to study Contemporary Music Performance at Camosun College in Victoria BC.

Over the years, Natasha performed in various pop, jazz, and metal/rock bands, both as a keyboard player and the lead vocalist. She enjoys scat singing
while accompanying herself on the keys, as well as belting the amazing Ariana Grande runs.

Her current passion is writing pop songs that can move your body and soul and she aspires to share her music with the world. Natasha quickly became an expert in adapting her teaching method

to every student’s unique path:

“If you’re a little rascal, we can make learning fun; If you’re a hard-working adult,
we can find our escape through music. It is important for me to make you feel
supported and loved, since I deeply admire your courage to take up a new skill.”

Jessica pantarotto

 

voice

piano

(on leave)

Jessica is an Italian-Canadian classically-trained soprano. Her love for teaching and music fuel her approach to lessons, incorporating a variety of different learning styles.  She believes that the best results come from a learning experience that is unique, fun, student-centred, and full of love.  She believes in teaching skills and attitudes that take them beyond their instrument and through the rest of their lives.

 victor xu

piano

music production

theory

Victor's varied musical background allows him to identify a student's strengths and set a unique personalized curriculum. An experienced teacher, he encourages the development of skills like improvising, composing, and learning by ear as tools for the student to excel in pursuit of their own personal musical interests. He encourages all students to play music they enjoy listening to!

golzar karimpour

piano

music theory

Through the years of her education, Golzar gave award-winning performances in concerts, recitals, and competitions, and received her Grade 10 Royal Conservatory of Music certificate in piano performance and theory. Passionate about teaching and the beauty of sharing knowledge, Golzar has prepared her students for concerts and music festivals, and her students have achieved first-class honors in RCM examinations at every level.

 

 

Tim mundy

Piano

Voice

Tim is a passionate, outgoing, and enthusiastic musician as well as a teacher. He has worked with children for multiple years and hopes to continue the practice after he finishes off his studies. Tim currently goes to the University of Toronto where he takes Jazz Education, a program specific to the art of teaching in the music world. He always takes an optimistic approach towards his students, making sure that they’re always working towards a goal that is suitable for their level.
 

 sarah d'cunha

voice

piano

ukulele

Sarah is a classically-trained musician and professional actor with a great deal of passion and respect for teaching. She received her training at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music, studying under Jean Macphail and Frédérique Vézina, while completing a double major in Theatre Performance. In addition to providing students with the context necessary to establish good performance habits and safe singing, Sarah practices a kinesthetic approach to teaching to ensure that emerging artists receive a comprehensive and versatile musical foundation.

 Erik Samuel

guitar/ukulele/Bass

piano

Drums

Erik Samuel is a drummer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist with over a decade of professional freelance performance and teaching experience. Erik found his love for music in his late teens and has
since been performing, touring, and recording with a variety of musical projects, ranging from rock, reggae, R&B, jazz, Brazilian, west African, dancehall, and countless others. He is presently based in Toronto, ON where he completed his studies at the prestigious
Humber College. Erik's sense of humour and openness make him a fantastic teacher for students of all ages.

Samuel Law

piano

guitar

ukulele

voice

Samuel Law began his piano studies at the age of four under the tutelage of his pianist father, Peter Law. From then on, Samuel extended his musical reach into violin and clarinet where he performed with multiple youth and university ensembles in BC. Samuel received his Bachelors of Music from the University of British Columbia, studying piano under Dr. Corey Hamm. It was through these experiences that Samuel discovered his love of teaching and has since gone on to complete his education degree (B. Ed) with a specialization in music education; ultimately receiving the prestigious UBC Outstanding Practicum Award. He has been teaching piano students for 12 years at the elementary and secondary school levels. With his passion and enthusiasm for teaching, he approaches his students holistically, taking into consideration personal experiences and personalities to better facilitate musical learning. He hopes to create a supportive environment in his music classes in order to share his passion for music with his students.

Katrina Hindle

Zumbini

Katrina is a Toronto based musical theatre performer/teacher. She has always had a passion for being on stage and performing and finds so much joy sharing that passion with her students. Her most recent and favourite performing credits include Legally Blonde: The Musical (Pilar), Seussical: The Musical (Bird Girl), and Guys and Dolls (Hot Box Dancer). She is a graduate from the Eastwood Collegiate Integrated Arts Program where she was a vocal, dance, and drama major, as well as a graduate from the Triple Threat program at the Randolph College for the Performing Arts. Katrina is so excited to bring her passion for music and movement together in the Zumbini program. 

beatrice campbell

voice

piano

group classes

Beatrice Campbell has a background in music and theatre! For nearly ten years she has worked professionally in both the teaching and performance world. She likes to brag that her first role was that of Miss Shining Star when she was only 5 years old. Her first large role as Sandy in Grease is what solidified her passion for performance. Since then, she has had a myriad of roles in theatre and television, most notably: Mimi (Rent), Lindsey/Besty (Clybourne Park), Maria (Paranormal Witness; Syfy) and Susan (Paranormal 911; A&E). You may also see her in commercials for Lonestar Restaurants and JBL Speakers. She has trained with such names as Marshall Button, David Rotenberg, and Justin Collette (of Broadway’s School of Rock). 

While she is not performing, Beatrice is teaching children of all ages. She has worked as a Cast Director at Innovative Arts, as a musical theatre teacher at Ovation! Performing Arts, and most recently as the Kinder Kamp Director at the FLATO Markham Theatre.
 

Meagan Larios

Administrator

Manitoba-grown mezzo-soprano Meagan Larios is a diverse performer, holding a Bachelor of Music from Canadian Mennonite University and Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Performance from the University of Manitoba. Growing up in the musically rich Mennonite choral tradition, Meagan sings an extensive range of repertoire from choral and oratorio, to jazz, operetta, and opera. Now based in Toronto, she has been a featured artist with many local opera companies, as well as a finalist of the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra Clifford Poole Vocal Competition in Toronto and a semi-finalist of the Doris MacLellan Competition in Winnipeg.

 

Some of Meagan's favourite composers are Debussy and Prokofiev, and she’s best known among friends for her extensive use of spreadsheets and to-do lists. She can not only fold a fitted sheet and loves assembling IKEA furniture, she also helps keep us all in the right place at the right time with her wicked scheduling skills as a new part of the Admin Team!

OFFICE HOURS

Monday-Friday

10:00 am - 7:30 pm

Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday closed

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TEACHING HOURS

Monday to Friday:

9:00 am-9:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 m

CONTACT INFO

Email: admin@jwithakmusic.com

Phone: (647) 214-2827

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