Teachers

Meet Our Teachers

Highly qualified and experienced, inspirational and compassionate, with a love for music, people and the joy that comes from performing:

Our teachers are here to support your success!

ADEYEMI ADEOGUN

Music Training: Piano & Vocal Training

Adeyemi Adeogun holds a Bachelor in Music & Piano and Master in Church Music & Voice. He has over 25 years working as a music teacher and a music director. As an expert in music, he had leadership roles in various choirs and churches in North America.

ANDREW FETTERLEY

Music Training: Guitar (Acoustic, Electric, Bass), Mandolin, Songwriting & Band Training

Andrew Fetterley has been featured on CBC Morning, Breakfast Television, YTV and several University and online radio stations. Andrew has also played with some of Canada’s premier players: Jeff Martin (The Tea Party), Nick Czarnogorski (Johnny Reid).  Andrew Fetterley received a TOP 10 Honorable Mention for his Song “Who Will You Be” at the 2009 Annual CMT/NSAI Song Contest.

DAWN VAN DAM

Performance Training

President of Canyon Entertainment Group, an artist management company and record label. President of Canyon Entertainment Academy — bringing the world of musician artistry and performance to singers and musicians. 

DAVID RIDDEL

Music Training: Guitar, Drums, Piano & Band Training

David holds a Bachelor in Jazz performance from the University of Toronto and a diploma in Jazz Performance from Grant Macewan University in Edmonton. He has played for over 22 years all over the world in a variety of settings. As an expert in many styles including jazz, rock, blues, country, folk and R&B, David can teach students of any age or level.

 

EWAN DEVEAUX

Music Training: Guitar, Drums, Piano 

Ewan Deveaux is a music education student from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Ewan spends his time teaching with Canyon Entertainment in Mississauga, Toronto. Ewan has partaked in a few musical projects such as the Nova Scotia Youth Wind Ensemble and the McGill Wind Orchestra, as well as Nova Scotia Honours Jazz and independent pop projects.

GUY MANNHEIM

Vocal & Performance Training

Winner of the Laubachprizeat the International Hans Gabor Bellveder singing competition in Vienna, 2005, and the Schloss Rheinsberg Festival 2009. Rheinsberg Recipient of scholarships from the IVAI, AICF, the Ronen foundation and the New York Wagner Society. In 2000 won the Davidoff prize for outstanding achievements in Acting studies and received a special scholarship from the America Israel Cultural Foundation for opera studies in New York.

JOVAN JOVANOV (JAY JAY)

Song Creation: Producer, Composer

His songs have more then 100 million views on YouTube. His songs have represented Macedonia on the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004, 2009 and 2011, and on the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2007. He is still working with many famous artists such a Slatkaristika, Adrian Gaxha, Floriani, Tyzee, Bobby Andonov…

Jovan Jovanov (Jay Jay) founded Global Music Records in 2001. Global Music Records has been working for 15 years with many famous singers East of Europe.The Music Artist Development Centre Co-founder and Head Producer, Songwriter, Sound Engineer has composed and released over 500 songs and his artist in Europe have millions of fans.

 

JUSTIN KIM

Music Training: Drums

Justin Kim has been playing for around 15 years which led him to study jazz and classical percussion performance at YorkU. He plays drumset and percussion in several different projects from bands to orchestras. He enjoys teaching, composing and performing in downtown Toronto as well as the GTA area, performing a variety of musical genres such as jazz, classical, folk, hip hop, Latin, and fusion. 

KWAME ‘KWALITY’ MENSAH

Dance, Choreography & Performance Training 

Original member of Toronto’s #1 professional dance family Dodat Entertainment. Kwame has been seen in the videos of some of Canada’s premiere artists such as Shawn Desman, Jully Black, Glenn Lewis, and Sean Paul, just to list a few. Not only has he done videos and tours, he’s been featured in movies such as Blues Brother 2000, Shall We Dance and Honey starring Jessica Alba and Lil’ Romeo. He has danced in award shows such as the UMAC Awards, Canadian Idol Show, the Juno Awards and the Canadian Urban Music Awards.

NATALIA VAYNER

Music Training: Piano

Natalia has over 30 years working with students of all ages and abilities. .
She graduated from Primary Music School, Music College of Art as piano teacher and accompanist and Academy of Culture and Arts as pianist and choir conductor in St.- Petersburg, Russia. Natalia participated in annual recitals as a performer as well, playing solo, piano duets with students as a well as accompanying different instruments and vocalists.

MARY MENDOZA

Vocal, Performance & Songwriting Training

Mary Mendoza, who goes by the stage name “Madette”, is a multi-faceted artist with musical influences including Michael Jackson, Sade, Alicia Keys and Lauryn Hill. She has written songs with her 14-piece band, Really Big World, receiving radio airplay on CBC Radio, Jewel Radio and Jazz FM, taking their live music to notable stages, such as, Nathan Phillips Square, Flato Markham Theatre, and the Beaches Jazz Festival.
Mary is also a motivational author, a Disney Princess performer and a representative of the Songwriters Association of Canada. 

MICHELLE MURRAY

Vocal Training

Michelle Murray has over ten years of experience in vocal training and has completed her Grade 8 RCM exam in voice. Michelle performed all over the world with her choir. Some of her most notable experiences include singing on the Great Wall of China, singing at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Ireland and performing with Ronnie Millsap on the Grand Ole Opry stage in Tennessee.

TUDOR PLOPEANU

Music Training: Drums, Percussion

Tudor has been playing drums and percussion for over 15 years and have performed in Classical, Rock, Fusion, Jazz, Gospel, Hip-Hop and Folk groups. Growing up in the city he has been exposed to many styles of music: from Blues to Classical, Funk, Latin and Indonesian Gamelan. These experiences lead him to Humber College, where he’s currently studying Jazz. 

TREY ROBINSON

Vocal & Songwriting Training

With endless passion and decades of experience in songwriting, production and engineering, TreyR fashions his cutting-edge sound from his production company. TreyR has worked with hundreds of artists in the music industry around the world. With a huge a repertoire of professional work, Trey’s music speaks for itself.

SIMONE MCPARLAND

Vocal & Music Theory Training

Simone is currently following her musical passion as a university student, specializing in Classical Voice and Music Education. With experience working with children at the Canadian Opera Company and teaching music theory privately, Simone has gained a great understanding of how to most effectively work with students of different musical backgrounds.

Working towards her Level 10 qualifications through the Royal Conservatory of Music, achieving First Class Honours in the previous level, she is a determined individual and wants to encourage her students to push their boundaries and discover their musical potential as her teachers have motivated her to do. 

Canyon Entertainment
Group

We Empower People Through Music

Contact Us