Daniel received his BFA from York University in 2015, focusing on Classical Piano. He has also taught piano, guitar, drums, saxophone, music theory, and music history to students since 2012. More recently, Daniel has been lecturing around the GTA to different communities as part of Circles Enrichment. These lectures are focused on popular music, with topics such as: Frank Sinatra, Big Band Jazz, The Beatles, Folk Music, The Music of Canada, French Chanson, and The Music of Hollywood. As well as having a passion for Rock music, Daniel’s academic interests are focused around music for television, film, and video games, an area he continues to study and write about.
B.MUS. MCMASTER UNIVERSITY
Julia Loeb received her Honours Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude, from McMaster University. While at McMaster she received numerous awards for excellence in music studies including the Joan Frances Bowling Scholarship, the Norman N. Caskey Memorial Prize, and the Louise E. Bettger Scholarship in Music. Julia is also a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music from which she holds an ARCT in piano performance as well as Grade 8 Clarinet and Grade 7 Voice. Julia has been studying music since the age of six and has performed in numerous recitals and festivals. In 2014 she was awarded the Helen Livingston Memorial Scholarship for clarinet performance. She is a proud alumnus of both the Oakville Children’s Choir and the McMaster Women’s Choir. Julia has been teaching private piano and music theory to students of all ages since 2014. In addition to teaching privately, Julia has planned and led music programming for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners incorporating songs, movement and activities. Julia greatly enjoys being able to share her love of music with her students and is passionate about seeing her students succeed.
PIANO, VOICE, THEORY
For over 15 years, Kimberley has been a talented singer and piano player. She has experience in entertaining live audiences in churches, concert halls, music festivals, talent shows and dance showcases. Kimberley is high spirited with a natural ability to bring out the best in others. She has completed Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) exams in voice, piano and theory. Kim has performed with the Mississauga Children's Choir, Clarkson Music Theatre Company and is a graduate of Peel Board's Cawthra Park Music Program. For the past 4 years, Kim has attended Montreal's Concordia University in the BFA Music Program. Kimberley is thrilled to join Studio PAVAS.
JAZZ & PIANO DIPLOMA HUMBER COLLEGE
Laura's formal music education includes a 3 year Humber College Jazz Piano Program and 1 year Vocal Program. She also studied piano at the American School of Modern Music in France. Born into a family of professional musicians, Laura has broad onstage experience, performing jazz, pop, fusion, R&B and world music. At 17, she performed at the Jazz Yatra International Festival. She worked extensively in the advertising & film industry in India and recorded on many private albums there and in Toronto. In Ontario, Laura led her own ensemble at the Collingwood Jazz Festival, besides being hired as a professional musician at many GTA entertainment venues. In 1997, she was among the top 30 semi-finalists in the Thelonius Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition held in the US. In 2003, she was keyboardist and singer for Juno nominee Johannes Linstead, performing at venues such as the Oakville Performing Arts Center and the Grand Theatre, Kingston Ontario. She has worked with well known Canadian musicians: Ernie Tollar and George Koller. Laura has 19 years of experience teaching music during which she found great pleasure in sharing her musical knowledge with others. She is dedicated to encouraging and inspiring young ones to love music. She is flexible with musical styles but makes sure to develop technical skills. Some of her students have been inspired to choose music as a career, performing successfully at high profile events such as The Next Star on YTV and the Beaches Jazz Festival in Toronto. Laura has been with Studio PAVAS since 2002.
MUSIC PROGRAM COORDINATOR
BFA YORK UNIVERSITY
B.ED., M.ED. SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY
James has received his BFA from York University, his B.Ed from The University of British Columbia, and his Master's Degree in Music Education from Simon Fraser University. He taught in the BC public school system for 14 years and had many nationally recognized bands and choirs. He has performed with Grammy Nominee Campbell Ryga, Juno Nominee Carol Welsman, Micheal Burgess, and numerous small and large ensembles throughout BC. He is also active as a composer and arranger and continues with these projects. James has been teaching at Studio PAVAS since 2007 and he is the studio's professional music producer of the recording studio.
MA MOHAWK COLLEGE
After graduating from the applied music program at Mohawk college, which focused on Jazz composition and improvisation, Dave worked as a guitarist in a wide variety of settings and has become well versed in many styles of music. Some of these experiences include recording a rock/pop EP and touring, working as a show band musician on cruise ships, pit bands for musicals, a tribute band, Jazz at restaurants, and wedding ceremonies. He has also enjoyed teaching students of all ages and interests since 2005. Recently, Dave has been focused on freelancing as a musician in Toronto, composing, and developing teaching strategies and materials.
JAZZ & ADVANCED DIPLOMA HUMBER COLLEGE
Art attended Humber College's Music Program with a Guitar Performance Major. He teaches acoustic and electric guitar, bass, drums and theory to students of all ages, covering a wide range of musical styles. Art has varied professional experiences as a working guitarist / musician since 1994. He has been teaching at Studio PAVAS since 2001.