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 20 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 students excited for their lesson each week. She is devoted to maintaining the happy and comfortable teaching environment Intune has become to be known for.  Sotyria 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 Jasmine! Vocal & Piano Instructor

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Meet Lorretta! Vocal, Piano, Violin & Cello Instructor

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Master of Science in Music Education from Pensacola Christian College
BA in Piano & Voice from Pensacola Christian College
MS in Music Education from Pensacola Christian College

Lorretta has many years of teaching experience in private lesson and group settings as well as elementary, secondary and post secondary schools. She has studied voice with Raymond Gibbs (former Metropolitan Tenor) and has had opportunity to perform on stage with other Metropolitan Opera singers. Lorretta enjoys encouraging her students to understand and appreciate the vital role the arts and theatre make in our local community. She is patient with students of all ages abilities and is committed to designing and delivering quality lessons to each individual student. She has, throughout her career and lifetime performance experience been in many productions, concerts, directed and assisted with musical theatre productions and shows. Lorretta has Performed in Florida, Pennsylvania, New York and locally here in Ontario. A few past roles include Chivettina, in Mozart’s Impresario, Yum Yum, in Mikado, as well as other lead roles, chorus work and featured soloist work in music ranging from Opera, Cantatas, Broadway, Jazz and Big Band music. She also has experience in choral conducting and all aspects of musical theatre.  Overall, Lorretta enjoys being part of the teaching team at Intune.

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