Our Teaching Team

Locomotion teachers are a team of qualified and passionate teachers trained in a variety of instruments and genres. They focus on inspiring creativity while developing skills and techniques that align with how you want to grow as a musician.

Teachers specialize in RCM, group lessons, recital & exam prep and music therapy.

All teachers have all completed an interview, reference check, audition, orientation & vulnerable sector screening check.

All lessons are customized to align with where you are as a musician.

We teach beginner to advanced students, ages 5+ on all instruments.

Teacher Bios

Hiro

Instrument(s): Piano, Guitar, Drums &U Ukulele
Specialties: Group lessons, RCM, recital & competition prep

Areas: Toronto, GTA

Originally from Kanagawa, Japan, Hiro Suzuki is an enthusiastic musician and teacher with 9 years of teaching experience both in English and Japanese. Hiro works predominantly in the genres of jazz, Latin, pop, and rock. After formally learning the piano and drums, Hiro picked up the guitar and played in various jazz, rock and bossa nova groups, orchestra pits for musicals, and on recording projects. Hiro acquired his first experience in teaching back in Japan, where he taught guitar students of all levels and ages for 4 years at a music academy. Then, Hiro moved to Canada to pursue a degree in Music at Humber College, where he studied with David Occhipinti, Lucian Gray, Kirk McDonald and Trevor Giancola, and was awarded Humber's scholarship for academic excellence in 2021. After graduating from Humber, Hiro is an active performer in the Toronto live music scene. Since moving to Canada, Hiro has taught in-person and online private guitar, ukulele, drums and piano lessons tailored to each students needs and requirements for the past 5 years.

Santiago

Instruments: Piano
Specialties: Group, RCM prep, Jazz, Recording & Producing

Area: Toronto, GTA

Peter-Holbrook

Peter

Instrument(s): Piano
Specialties: RCM, Competition & School Prep

Area: Etobicoke

Debra

Instrument(s): Piano
Specialties: RCM & recital & competition prep

Areas: Brampton/Caledon

Giulia

Instrument(s): Piano
Specialties: RCM & recital & competition prep

Areas: Toronto/Etobicoke

James

Instrument(s): Guitar, Piano, Drums, Bass, Flute & Mandolin
Specialties: Groups conducting choirs

Areas: Downtown Toronto

Jesse

Instrument(s): Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano
Specialties: Music Therapy, Groups, Competition prep

Areas: Brampton, Georgetown, Caledon

Ethan

Instrument(s): Piano, Saxaohone, Drums, Piano
Specialties: Jazz, Recital Prep, Groups, Competition Prep

Areas: Toronto, GTA

Mai

Instrument(s): Piano, Trumpet
Specialties: Groups, RCM, Recital and Competition Prep

Areas: Brampton, Mississauga, Etobicoke
Lesson Conducted in Arabic (if requested)

Sam

Instrument(s): Piano, Vocals & Guitar
Specialties: Groups, RCM, Recital and Competition Prep

Areas: Toronto, Mississauga, Etobicoke

Sarah

Instrument(s): Violin
Specialties: Recital and Competition Prep

Areas: Brampton, Mississauga
Lessons Conducted in Arabic (if requested)Prep

Brandon

Instrument(s): Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Specialties: Recital and Competition Prep

Areas: Brampton/Mississauga

Carmen

Instrument(s): Guitar, Bass & Drums
Specialties: Recital and Competition Prep

Areas: Mississauga

Melina

Instrument(s): Piano
Specialties: RCM, Recital and Competition Prep

Areas: Brampton

Jason

Instrument(s): Piano, Guitar & Drums
Specialties: RCM, Recital and Competition Prep

Areas: North York, Richmond Hill, Markham & Scarborough

Taylor

Instrument(s): Piano, Guitar & Music Production
Specialties: Music Production, Recital and Competition Prep

Areas: GTA

Peter

Instrument(s): Guitar
Specialties: Recital and Competition Prep

Areas: Etobicoke

James

Instrument: Guitar
Specialties: Precussion, Jazz, RnB and Recital Prep

Area: Toronto

John

Instrument(s): Piano, Guitar & Composition
Specialties: RCM, Recital and Competition Prep

Areas: GTA

Chris

Instrument(s): Piano & Guitar
Specialties: RCM, Recital and Competition Prep

Areas: Oakville, Mississauga & Brampton

Stefanie 

Instrument(s): Piano
Specialties: Recital, RCM & Competition Prep.

Area: Mississauga and Brampton

Jake

Instrument(s): Guitar & Bass
Specialties: Recital and Competition Prep

Areas: Mississauga & Brampton

Rianna

Instrument(s): Violin & Vocals
Specialties: RCM, Events, Competition Prep

Areas: Mississauga

Peter

Instrument(s): Guitar
Specialties: Competition & Recital Prep

Area: Toronto

     
   

Jamie

Instrument(s): Piano & Saxophone  
Specialties: RCM & School Prep

Area: Mississauga

       
   
    

Karel

Instrument(s): Drums, Pandeiro, Repinique, Tamborim, Surdo, Agogo Bells and Congas
Specialties: Group classes & school prep

Area: Toronto

Magdelys

Instrument(s): Drums
Specialties: Competition & Recital Prep, Cuban Roots & Jazz

Area: Scarborough

Steve

Instrument: Guitar
Specialties: Group lessons, band & school prep

Area: North York

Sebastian

Instrument: Guitar
Specialties: Pop Music, Rock, Jazz and Recital Prep

Area: GTA

Zane

Instrument: Piano and Percussion
Specialties: RCM, Jazz, Classical Piano and Recital Prep

Area: GTA

Natalie

Instrument: Vocals
Specialties: Singer and Songwriter

Area: Toronto

Michael

Instrument: Piano and Drums
Specialties: RCM, Rock, Band and Recital Prep

Area: Toronto

Daphne

Instrument(s): Violin
Specialties: RCM, Competition & Recital Prep

Area: GTA

Mark

Instrument: Drums
Specialties: RCM, Rock, Band and Recital Prep

Area: GTA

Katarina

Instrument: Piano and Guitar
Specialties: RCM, Recital & Competition Prep

Area: Etobicoke & Mississauga

Robert

Instrument: Violin, Piano and Saxophone
Specialties: RCM, Recital & Competition Prep

Area: GTA

Daniel

Instrument: Piano and Saxophone
Specialties: RCM, Jazz, RnB and Recital Prep

Area: GTA

Adina

Instrument: Piano, Vocals & Guitar
Specialties: Jazz, Rock, Folk, Musical Theater & Recital Prep

Area: Toronto, GTA

We welcome diversity and all LGTBQIA+ individuals to our team.

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Phone Number

(416) 895-3744

Open EveryDay

9AM – 8PM