Meet Yinning: A passionate music mentor, award-winning pianist, and composer. With a First-Class Honors Bachelor’s in Classical Music and ongoing Master’s studies in Piano Performance, Yinning has seven years of teaching experience, guiding students of all ages to find their artistic voices. Her musical talents also extend to the electone and saxophone, inspired by musical legends like The Beatles and Alice Sara Ott.
Samantha’s introduction to music began at an early age with piano. As Samantha continued learning piano, with the support of her parents, she received her RCM 9 piano certificate.
Angie Money is the founder and director of Edmonton Academy of Music. She has been teaching voice for over 30 years. She holds a A.R.C.T Degree in Voice Performance and Singing Teacher from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto as well as she is an Intermediate Voice Specialist, Elementary Piano Specialist and Intermediate Theory Specialist.
When Sarena was taken to a live symphony performance of Handel’s Messiah at four years old, she pointed to the violins saying “I want to learn that”. The next week she was enrolled in Suzuki method violin classes and her musical journey started.
Hailey has volunteered as a piano accompanist at church for more than 20 years since she was in grade 6. In 2001, she earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Composition, Minor in Piano, in South Korea. She received a scholarship for all four years. In 2020, she received the RCM Teaching Elementary Piano Course Certification as well as completed the Alberta Child Care Staff Certification. She has also received her Alfreds Music Certification for Little Mozarts.
Julie began her music career at the age of 12 years old singing in the church choir. Her mother encouraged this by starting her in voice lessons with one Sister Celina of St. Joseph’s Convent in Red Deer, Alberta. Sister Celina was one very strict, crabby, demanding, but lovable nun. From there, she went on to study with several well respected vocal teachers in her town and started to compete in the Kiwanis Music Festival where she won several top honors.