Jennifer Johnson – Owner
Piano – Guitar – Violin

Jennifer has been a working, professional musician and private instructor for over 20 years in Montreal, Kingston and now Ottawa! She began her journey at 4 years old on her first instrument, the piano. Several years later, she picked up and studied the violin and began to take her first classical guitar lessons. And the road has continued ever since! She has Royal Conservatory accreditation, a Bachelor’s degree in Music Theory and Composition, and a Master’s Degree in Musicology and experience teaching all sizes of classes from one on one to full lecture hall courses. She has performed in many different venues all of the country and has released a folk-blues album entitled “Music For Public Executions”.
But beyond her musicianship and experience is a genuine love for teaching students of all ages, skills and backgrounds. There is an art to teaching that Jennifer takes very seriously and always endeavours to adapt her lesson plans and goals to meet the needs and ambitions of each individual student.
Tasha St. John
Voice, Piano

Tasha studied in the US in Dover, DE at KCC Christian College and obtained two years in Associates of Music and Biblical Studies. She has trained at RCM Level 9 with Vocal Performance, and performed since the age of nine, including three Music CD accomplishments and recordings.
Her professional training includes Kiwanis, Royal Conservatory of Music, and preparation for exams, competitions and studio performances. Her primary genre is Gospel Music but she is well versed in all genres, including R&B and Vocal Performance, and she teaches all levels and ages.
Her repertoire & teaching experiences include teaching at Music Academies across Ottawa and as an Associate Teaching position at Carleton University for three years as well.
Sam Wood
Guitar (Acoustic, Electric)

Sam Wood has several years of experience as a guitar instructor, working with students of all ages and at a range of experience levels from beginner technique to intermediate scales and songs, and all the way to advanced soloing. He received his diploma in Music and Digital Media from St. Lawrence College in 2014 and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Music Studies from the University of Ottawa in 2016. Sam offers instruction on acoustic, electric, and classical guitar, and has experience in a wide variety of genres including folk, rock, blues, funk, and country. No matter the playing style or genre, Sam creates a welcoming and fun learning environment for every student he works with.

Lindsay Szabo
Piano

Hello! I’ve been playing piano ever since I can remember, and I absolutely love it! I want to share my passion with people and inspire them to express themselves in new ways. My goal is to give my students the practical and theoretical background they need to be successful, while boosting their confidence. Music is a universal language that everyone can relate to, no matter what age. I look forward to helping everyone realize their full potential and thrive in their musical journeys.
Alan Marsden
Guitar

Alan has been teaching music for over 30 years in one form or another throughout Ottawa and the surrounding area. He has a music degree from Carleton University where he later went on to teach in the performance program for guitar. He has performed live in a multitude of musical genres including classical music, jazz, blues, celtic, gypsy jazz, flamenco, folk, techno, funk, and Lebanese disco (true story). Over the years, Alan has organized many others to share their gift of music, including currently as Community Program Manager for RBC Bluesfest and CityFolk festival engaging thousands of youth every year in music education programs!