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Bayview / Weldrick

9665 Bayview Ave, Units 21-23

Richmond Hill, ON

L4C 9V4

wsma.bayview@wmschool.ca

(905) 237-6995

Bathurst / Elgin Mills

10815 Bathurst St. Unit 10
Richmond Hill, ON
L4C 9Y2

wsma.bathurst@wmschool.ca

(905) 508-0784

At Wonder School of Music and Arts, we have been serving the Richmond Hill and Toronto communities since 1993.

Our mission is simple:
to provide a world-class music and arts education, where students can explore their imagination, gain confidence, and discover their talents with our highly qualified and passionate teachers.

Over the years, we've helped thousands of students discover, persevere and achieve greatness.

@2017 by Wonder School of Music and Arts. All rights reserved.

 

 

About Us

BETTER THAN A THOUSAND YEARS OF DILIGENT STUDY

IS ONE DAY WITH A GREAT TEACHER

Wonder School of Music and Arts has been in the the Richmond Hill community since 1993. Over the past 25 years, we have had the pleasure of inspiring thousands of students, including those who have gone on to graduate from the RCM program, make music into careers, and those for whom music is now an inseperable part of life.

Our mission is simple: to provide a world-class music and arts education, where students can explore their imagination, gain confidence, and discover their talents with our highly qualified and passionate teachers.

 

We encourage you to give us a call, or stop by our centres and chat with our friendly staff.  We are sure we can find a way to help you discover your creativity.

Our Teachers

Our teachers are passionate about sharing their love of the arts with students and families.  Carefully selected for their education, approachability, and experience teaching a variety of ages, they work diligently to deliver and unforgettable experience for their students.  

Being a master of their instrument is just the beginning. Our teachers know how to create a bond between a student and the instrument of their choice. We seek out those who understand both the theory and basics of art or music, and are able to link them to more modern styles and pieces. To push our students further, Wonder School of Music and Arts continuously strives to include and prepare our students for a variety of performances, recitals, and events around the community.  This way, children feel they are learning with a purpose in mind.

We have inspired thousands of students to discover, persevere and achieve greatness - what do you want to accomplish?
 

 

Laurel teaches vocal (preliminary to advanced) and piano (preliminary to intermediate). She graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance and Music Education. Laurel teaches classical, broadway, pop and modern styles. She speaks English.

Vocal / Piano

Laurel Astridge

Alex is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design University, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Animation Degree. He specializes in creating paintings inspired by nature and animals, as well as cartoon style artworks. Alex regularly presents at art exhibitions across the York Region and Toronto, and works as a commission artist, selling his art to avid collectors. Alex’s background in acting and musical theatre, as well as a long-time musician who plays drums, electric guitar and bass, makes him an exciting and dynamic art teacher, and he uses that love of performance to engage his students in a deeper understanding of the subject! His art program is an exciting and fresh curriculum which mixes traditional art (landscape and portrait) with modern styles (cartoon, video game art, and even tattoo style art). Don't delay -- sign up with Alex today!

Art

Alex Leon

​Irina teaches violin (preliminary to advanced) and piano (preliminary to intermediate). She graduated Cum Laude from the State Conservatory of Music (Chisinau Moldova) with a Bachelors of Music and has received numerous qualifications, including as a Music Teacher, Artist of the Orchestra, and a Member of the Chamber Ensemble. Irina teaches classical, broadway, modern and folk styles. She speaks English and Russian.

Piano / Theory

Irina Pradidenko

Stella teachers piano and music theory (preliminary to advanced). She has more than 35 years of musical teaching experience, and is a graduate of the School of Music at the Levinsky College of Education and the Rodman Regional College. Stella teaches classical/broadway and popular/modern styles. She speaks English, Russian and Hebrew.

Piano / Theory

Stella Rosin

Lilit teaches piano (preliminary to advanced). She earned a Masters Degree in Piano from the Yerevan State Conservatory. Lilit teaches classical, broadway, pop and modern styles. She speaks English, Russian and Armenian.

Piano

Lilit Papoyan

Marina teaches vocal (preliminary to advanced) and piano (beginner to intermediate). She is a graduate of the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music in Moscow. Marina teaches classical, broadway, pop and modern styles. She speaks English and Russian.

Vocal / Piano

Marina Sarkisov

Olga teaches piano (preliminary to advanced) and theory (beginner to advanced). She earned a Masters in Piano from the Moscow State Conservatory. Olga teaches classical, broadway, modern and pop styles. She speaks English and Russian.

Piano / Theory

Olga Benifand

Roman teaches guitar (beginners to expert) and band/ensemble (intermediate to expert). He is a graduate of the Talinn Music College, the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem and the Kassel Music Academy, where he studied with W. Lendle. Roman has also taken master classes with A. Desiderio, T. Muller-Pering, K. Kotsiolis, V. Kararas, and V. Mikulka. He teaches classical, flamenco, baroque, jazz, and modern styles. He speaks English, Russian and Hebrew.

Guitar / Band

Roman Smirnov

Volha (Ola) has a Bachelor's degree in in Music from Gorodno University with a specialization in classical guitar.  She has over 20 years teaching experience teaching in groups and one-on-one classical, acoustic, and electric guitar method to students.  Her passion for music also extends to piano - which she teaches to students at intermediate and beginner levels and to vocals, where she instructs at the beginner to intermediate levels.  She has been preparing students at a variety of levels for RCM exams in piano, guitar, and theory.

Guitar / Piano / Vocal

Volha (Ola) Kuzmitskaya

Olena teachers piano, theory and vocal (preliminary to advanced), as well as theory and choral singing (beginners to advanced). She has a graduate of the State Academy of Culture and Art, at the University of T. Shevchenko. Olena teaches classical/broadway, popular/country and folk styles. She speaks English, Russian and Ukrainian.

Piano / Vocal / Theory

Olena Krasnikova

Raisa teachers piano and music theory. She graduated from the Kaluga Regional College of Music with a degree in Piano Pedagogy and Music Theory. She has extensive teaching experience, and has developed a unique method for early musical education. Raisa speaks Russian, Hebrew and English.

Piano / Theory

Raisa Dubosarsky

Ric teaches drums (beginner level) and guitar (beginner to advanced levels). He is currently finishing his Music Degree at York University, in which he is specializing in classical guitar. He can teach classical, acoustic, rock, pop, and metal. He has been playing guitar since 2004.

Drums / Guitar

Ric Galvez

Brenda teaches violin (beginners to advanced) and vocal (beginners to advanced). She graduated with a Bachelor in Music from the Brandon Manitoba School of Music and earned a BGS in Vocal Music from the University of British Columbia.

Vocal / Piano

Brenda Bakos

Anastasia teaches vocal (preliminary to advanced) and piano (beginners to intermediate). She earned a Bachelor of Opera and Chamber Music from the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music in Moscow, and has qualified as a Singing and Vocal Music Teacher through the College of Musical and Theatrical Arts in Moscow. Anastasia teaches classical, broadway, pop and modern styles. She speaks English, Russian, Italian and Spanish.

Vocal / Piano

Anastasia Pogorelova

Helen Leung received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking at OCADU back in 2012. She has work experience being the Art Director and Creative Workshop Coordinator for Parkdale Neighbourhood Church for 3 years. Helen has also exhibited work in Gallery 1313 and the Whitby Station Gallery in the past. Her mission in art is to connect social and ecological sustainability, using art and design as a tool to do so.  The preferred medium of choice for Helen is: acrylic painting, relief printing, and silk screening on re-usable materials. She is currently a Graduate Student at York University studying in the Masters of Environmental Studies program.

Art

Helen Leung

Joyce teaches violin (preliminary to advanced), violin ensemble (preliminary to advanced), and piano (preliminary to intermediate). She earned an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto, a Master of Arts in Community Music from Wilfred Laurier Univeristy, and is a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music. Joyce teaches classical, broadway, modern and pop styles. She speaks English and Cantonese.

Violin / Piano

Joyce Yip

Alla teaches violin (preliminary to advanced) and piano (beginners to intermediate). She earned a Bachelor in Music and Violin from the Novosibirsk State Conservatory. Alla teaches classical and modern styles and speaks English and Russian.

Violin / Piano

Alla Bokovaya

Luba teaches violin (beginner to advanced). She is a graduate of the Tashkent Conservatory and earned a Masters Degree from the Moscow State University of Culture. Luba teaches classical, folk, modern and pop styles. She speaks English and Russian.

Violin

Luba Bekmambetova

Mario teaches guitar (preliminary to advanced) and drums (preliminary). He studied at the Superior Music School in Mexico City. Mario teaches classical, rock, and pop guitar. He speaks English and Spanish.

Guitar / Drums

Mario Rodriguez

Parisa Homatash earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Al-Zahra University in Tehran in 2003, and completed a Computer Design Diploma in 2010. She has over four years experience teaching art to children ages 5 to 10, with a focus on instilling confidence and a thirst for knowledge in students. Parisa uses a highly developed step by step process to teach children to express themselves using different materials and media, including oil pastel, soft pastel, acrylic and water color. She also uses her knowledge of art history to bring art alive and provide a historical context for the techniques she teaches. Parisa speaks English and Farsi.

Art

Parisa Homatash

Svitlana teaches piano (preliminary to advanced) and theory (beginner to intermediate). She is a graduate of Kharkiv’s University of Arts. Svitlana teaches classical, broadway, pop and modern styles. She speaks English and Russian.

Piano / Theory

Svitlana Khruslova

Lana teaches piano (preliminary to advanced) and theory (beginner to intermediate). She graduated from Kharkov’s State College of Music and Kharkov’s University of Arts with a degree in Piano. Lana teaches classical, broadway, and pop styles. She speaks English, Russian, Ukrainian, and Spanish.

Piano

Lana Molchanova

David teaches clarinet, saxophone, flute and recorder. He is a graduate of the State University of Armenia and the Tel-Aviv Academy of Music, where he specialized in classical clarinet and conducting. David teaches classical and modern styles, and speaks English, Russian and Armenian.

Clarinet / Saxophone / Flute / Recorder

David Verkh

Adelya teaches piano (beginners to advanced) and theory (preliminary to advanced). She holds a degree in Piano Performance from Moscow’s Conservatory of Music, and is a graduate of the Teacher’s College in Baku where she specialized in the pre-school department. Adelya teaches classical, broadway, pop and modern styles. She speaks English and Russian.

Piano / Theory

Adelya Baghirova

Matthew teaches guitar (beginner to advanced) and bass (beginner to intermediate). He is a graduate of Carleton University, where he earned a Bachelor of Music (Honours). Matthew teaches rock, pop, RnB and modern styles of guitar.

Guitar / Bass

Matthew Quirke

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We believe that all students deserve access to an affordable world-class music and art education. Our competitive pricing and flexible payment options allow families to choose the plans and packages that suit their needs and budget.  We offer incentives including discounts for taking multiple classes, sibling discounts, and lesson packages. Simply inquire with the front desk, and find out all the ways we can help you save!

Each family is different. We will do our very best to find a pricing option that works for yours.
 

 
Careers

We are proud of the work that we do, and wouldn’t be successful without our awesome team of dedicated teachers. If you have a desire to be a part of a passionate group of highly talented and experienced people, we'd love to hear from you.

We are always looking for talented teachers capable of inspiring our students' creativity and imagination, so apply today!