Meet Sotyria (Suzy)! Director/Piano Instructor

 

 

 

Sotyria began playing piano at the age of 4 and music remained the biggest part of her life.  She is a certified Royal Conservatory of Music Teacher with a diploma in Classical Music Performance from Mohawk College.  She is on the path to obtaining her Associate of Royal Conservatory of Toronto (ARCT) diploma as well. Sotyria has 18 years of  teaching experience and in 2013 Sotyria opened the doors to Intune Music where she has continued to “make music fun” for kids. Her friendly and always positive approach keeps kids excited for their lesson each week. She has been awarded “Best Music Instructor” 4 years in a row in the Hamilton Spectator Readers Choice Awards. She is also proud to direct the award winning Pop Star summer camp here at Intune where she provides a welcoming atmosphere for all campers to be part of. Sotyria truly enjoys seeing all the progress of each student at Intune.

Meet Scott! Guitar, Bass, Drums & Ukulele Instructor 

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Scott is an experienced, versatile multi-instrumentalist with a passion for sharing the joy of music. He has always been musical, and his own lessons started with guitar at age 9. Also loving percussion, Scott got his start on drums in his Middle School music programs. Scott is also Royal Conservatory trained in guitar and teaches advanced theory.  Scott has 10 years of experience in music instruction to students of all ages, levels and abilities.

His recording career began when his band Sauce Rock-it was able to record at the legendary Grant Avenue Studios. Scott was the drummer and a background vocalist, he was welcomed to play live venues at 14 years old. Later, his fretwork was on display as lead guitar player of the worship band The Witnesses. At the age of 16 he played for crowds of a thousand people at a week-long Canada wide youth convention held at Brock University.

Scott has continued to be a working, gigging musician, a lead and background vocalist and songwriter. He has fronted original music projects such as Radiosilence (a Mohawk College battle of the bands winner) and Gentlemen Spectres. He has extensive cover band experience with The Vibes and current project Shakalaka.

A well-rounded musician, Scott has played in many situations, fronting bands at venues such as the Hard Rock Cafe, The El Mocambo, This Ain’t Hollywood, and his weekly residence at The Lazy Flamingo. He has performed small coffee house gigs, played for dance recitals at Hamilton Place, and co-hosted well known open mic nights.  Because of his versatility, Scott is a sought-after sit in musician for many local bands.  He also continues to be an active worship leader with a position leading contemporary worship for a Church in Milton. He is excited to be part of the Intune team!

 

Meet Amy! Violin & Piano Instructor

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Amy is currently in her third year at Redeemer University studying violin and psychology and has been in a variety of ensembles including Durham Youth Orchestra and Heartstrings Quartet. She’s had a variety of performing experience outside of the classical genre including opening up for George Canyon and High Valley. Amy has been playing violin for 15 years, piano for 16 and has plenty of experience teaching violin, piano and also helping direct a variety of musicals through their Theatre Program. On top of this, she currently runs a Kids Program at Winterberry Heights church. She is also Royal Conservatory of Music Trained.

High School was O’Neill CVI – performing arts program for drama and vocal – was in a variety of choirs and pit bands during that time.

Overall she is very excited to be a part of the team this year at Intune!

 

Meet Victoria! Violin and Piano Instructor

 

 

Stay tuned for more instructor bios and videos!