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MEET THE TEAM

We can't wait to meet you!

J with a K teachers are vetted and thoroughly screened through the TPS Background Check service. Our teachers are highly qualified, and cannot wait to guide you on your musical journey!

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JESSIKA (she/her)

Founder a.k.a J with a K

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Education: Diploma in Music and Bachelor in Fine Arts

People are surprised to know that: I love learning about animals, especially dangerous ones! Shark week is very important in our home.

The next masterclass I can see myself taking is: 

Mindfulness for Kids / Some sort of fun Kickboxing class!

The next place I am travelling to is: Hard to pick just one...France, Bora Bora, Disney World / Land

It's karaoke night! My go to song is: Duets are my favourite for Karaoke! "I've Had the Time of My Life"

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Education: Western University - BMus (Honours Voice Performance), MMus (Performance and Literature)

People are surprised to know that: I sang on stage with Shania Twain when I was 9!

The next masterclass I can see myself taking is: 

French cooking!

The next place I am travelling to is: Italy to see my family!

It's karaoke night! My go to song is: Anything by Shania Twain.

DANIELA (she/her)

Senior Administrator

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ANASTASIA (she/her) - Teacher

Piano, Voice, Ukulele, Guitar

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Education: Moscow State College of Jazz and Pop Art, voice major, degree; Holland College (PEI) voice major, diploma; Humber College (Toronto) piano major, degree (3rd year)

People are surprised to know that: I speak 4 languages!

The next masterclass I can see myself taking is: 

Voice-over classes

The next place I am travelling to is: Korea!

It's karaoke night! My go to song is: Someone like you by Adele!

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ERIK (he/him) - Teacher

Drums, Guitar, Bass, Piano

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Education: Bachelor's in Music from Humber College

People are surprised to know that: I'm a big gamer! Dark Souls, Dungeons and Dragons, and Outer Wilds are some of my favourite games!

The next masterclass I can see myself taking is: 

Intro to electrical engineering

The next place I am travelling to is: Africa!

It's karaoke night! My go to song is: Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars

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LALA (she/her) - Teacher

Piano, Music Theory

Image by Denys Churchyn

Education: Glenn Gould School of Music, Artist Diploma and BMus (Honours)

People are surprised to know that: I am mildly allergic to seafood/shellfish but still eat it!

My favourite musical experience is: 

I played for Martha Argerich!

The next place I am travelling to is: Japan!

It's karaoke night! My go to song is: Anything Adele!

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JEFFREY (he/him) - Teacher

Piano, Voice

Image by Denys Churchyn

Education: GED, 3rd year of the Glenn Gould Royal Conservatory of Music

People are surprised to know that: I used to be a breakdancer

The next masterclass I can see myself taking is: 

A Hip Hop course!

My favourite musical experience is: Meeting Lucas Meachem after Carmen at the CoC

It's karaoke night! My go to song is: Night and Day/Francis Forever

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LAUREN (she/her) - Teacher

Piano, Voice

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Education: 3rd year at the Glenn Gould School of Music

People are surprised to know that: I've wanted to be a singer my whole life!

The next masterclass I can see myself taking is: 

Baking!

My favourite musical experience is: Any performance that I've been able to collaborate with other musicians

It's karaoke night! My go to song is: All the Disney classics!!

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JOSHUA (he/him) - Teacher

Piano, Voice, Ukulele, Guitar,

Music Production, Music Theory

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Education: Western University, BMus. University of Toronto, MMus

People are surprised to know that: I have lived on four different continents

The next masterclass I can see myself taking is: 

Carpentry!

My favourite musical experience is: Singing Ferrando from Cosi fan tutte in San Marino.

It's karaoke night! My go to song is: Viva la Vida by Coldplay.

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FRANCIS (he/they) - Teacher

Piano, Voice, Guitar,

Ukulele, Saxophone,

Music Theory, Woodwind

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Education: MA Community Music University of York (2022), BA Music University of Cambridge (2016), DipABRSM Music Performance - Flute (2013)

People are surprised to know that: I bake all my own bread.

The next masterclass I can see myself taking is: 

American Sign Language

The next place I am travelling to is: Scotland - I want to explore the Shetland Islands.

It's karaoke night! My go to song is: ABBA - Super Trouper

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DIANA-ROSE (she/her) - Teacher

Piano, Voice, Ukulele,

Guitar, Glee Club

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Education: Bachelor of Music Therapy at Wilfrid Laurier University

People are surprised to know that: I love playing video games (pc and switch games) and collecting stationery (from stickers to brush pens)!

The next masterclass I can see myself taking is: 

Interior design!

The next place I am travelling to is: Mexico!

It's karaoke night! My go to song is: My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion

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CATHERINE (she/her) - Teacher

Voice, Piano,

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Education: Bachelor of Music from Western University; Diploma in theatre and film from Randolph College for the Performing Arts.

People are surprised to know that: I love treetop trekking!

The next masterclass I can see myself taking is: 

Baking Class

The next place I am travelling to is: Amsterdam

It's karaoke night! My go to song is: I Will Always Love You, Drivers Licence, and Oops I Did It Again!

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Education: Randolph College Triple Threat Musical Theatre Program

People are surprised to know that: I'm not naturally a red head

The next place I am travelling to is: New York City 

Favourite musical experience: Playing Ella in Roger and Hammerstein's Cinderella, with the best cast ever!

It's karaoke night! My go to song is: Anything Taylor Swift or I Want To Dance With Somebody!

KATRINA (she/her) - Teacher

Piano, Voice, Dance

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Education: University of NB, BA Psychology

People are surprised to know that: I am an only child

The next place I am travelling to is: Greece

Favourite musical experience: Songwriting with Friends and Bandmates

The next masterclass I can see myself taking is:
Barista, French Cooking, or anything guitar/songwriting!

It's karaoke night! My go to song is: Stuck in the Middle with You

SAM (he/him) - Teacher

Piano, Guitar, Ukulele

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TRINITY (she/they) - Teacher

Voice, Piano, Music Theory,

Glee Club

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Education: University of Guelph for Biochemistry & University of Toronto for Voice Performance

My favourite musical experience: Seeing the Mean Girls production in Toronto, seeing a Shawn Mendes and Suki Waterhouse concert, performing at Roy Thompson Hall with Toronto Children's Chorus, being able to see my Uncle perform on stage at the CNE, and every recital I have ever had!

The next masterclass I can see myself taking is: 

knitting, sewing, cooking, baking, acting, comedy, improvisation on the piano, writing music, and voice.

The next place I am travelling to is: ALL of Europe!

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