We are professional teachers, holding Bachelor and Masters degrees in music. Since 1992, we have acquired concert and teaching experience in Canada and Europe. Students can hear their teachers perform at each recital throughout the year. We teach students of all levels, from beginner to advanced. We offer music lessons for fun, preparation for RCM exams, concerts, competitions and contests. Each of us has an individual teaching style and we create a unique approach to each student.
Meet our teachers:
Director of CA Academy of Music, Concert performer, Piano, Brass, Music Theory teacher.
Language: English, Russian, Belarus.
Andrei Panasevich raised in a family of a military musician. At the age of four he was accepted into a music school for musically gifted children, where he began taking piano lessons. Andrei started learning to play the trombone when he was 13 years old. By the age of 14, Andrei was playing the trombone in a brass band and played the piano in a big-band orchestra. At the age of 16, Andrei was accepted into a Music College in Brest, Belarus. He successfully graduated in 1990 as a piano teacher, trombone teacher and as a concert performer. During his time in college Andrei put together a jazz band with his fellow students and led the band for four years. After graduating college, Andrei quickly rose to become the lead trombone in the presidential orchestra of Belarus in the capital city Minsk. At the same time Andrei was regularly performing as part of a stage band in an Opera House in the same city. In the year 1992, Andrei performed in a symphony orchestra as lead trombone and head of the brass section in the orchestra, in a Theatre of Music and Drama in Brest. At the same time in 1994, he was accepted into the University of Minsk for symphony conducting on a long distance study basis and successfully graduated in 1999.
In 2002, Andrei immigrated to Canada and played in several jazz bands such as “Orfei” and “Big City Big-Band”. In 2005, he started working in the Bronte College of Canada, located in Mississauga as the music teacher as well as head of the school jazz band. Andrei is continuing his music career as a concert performer as well as a teacher of piano, brass instruments, music theory and history. He works well with children and adults alike, and his students achieve great success in their studies; completing their RCM examinations and performing in concerts.
Piano, Music Theory teacher.
Concert performer, Artist of Chamber Band, Concertmaster, and instrumental Performance Teacher.
Language: English, Russian.
Svetlana Panasevich is a piano teacher with concert and teaching experience in Europe and Canada.
She began her piano studies at the age of six in Russia and she graduated from a school of music in 1988. She continued her education in Music College as a piano performer and a piano teacher 1988-1992. In 2002 she graduated from the University of Arts as a Concert performer, Artist of Chamber Band, Concertmaster, and instrumental Performance Teacher (piano) of Russian piano school (widely considered the best piano school in the world). In 2002 she won the Grand Prize in a provincial competition of piano performance.
Svetlana has experience working in live radio-broadcasting as a piano performer and accompanist.
Svetlana holds a bachelor and master degrees in piano performance and piano pedagogy. She has been working as a piano teacher since 1992.
Svetlana moved to Canada in 2009 and has continued as a solo performer and teacher.
She enjoys working with kids and uses an individual approach to each student by using different programs.
Artist, Art teacher.
Language: English, Punjabi.
Daldar was born April 4, 1974, in the hill town of Dartford, in the lower valley of Kent, England. Daldar has always had an interest in drawing from a young age.
In 1989, at the age of fifteen, Daldar was apprenticed to the local art teacher Frank Stubbs, whose workshop was one of the finest in Dartford. Exposed to both basic training and a vast range of technical skills including woodwork, metal working, as well as the artistic skills of drawing, painting, sculpting and ceramic modelling.
By 1996, at the age of twenty two, Daldar qualified as an illustrator at the University College
Falmouth, a British University College in Falmouth, Cornwall founded in 1902.
Daldar currently resides in Toronto Canada where he focuses on figurative works.
Piano, Music Theory, Digital Recording Production, Keytar teacher.
David Clydesdale recently completed a Certificate in Electronic Composition, Music Production and Jazz Improvisation at the famed Berklee College of Music in Boston. He is also a graduate of the University of Toronto and The Royal Conservatory of Music where he studied music and the piano. While at Berklee David was a student of Gary Burton an internationally acclaimed recording artist who has won numerous Grammy Awards in Contemporary Jazz. David is in his fourth year of teaching at PCMA. He teaches Piano, Music Theory, Music Production and Keytar.
Piano, Vocal teacher.
Artist of Chamber Band, Concertmaster, Piano, Vocal teacher.
Language: Russian, English.
Svetlana started her musical education in piano at age 6. Since early childhood she took an active part in school and city competitions, concerts and events. Upon graduating from secondary school she continued her musical training in the Musical College of Baiseitov where she also took an active part in competitions and concerts. There, she branched out and studied choral singing alongside her piano studies. In 1983, she graduated from the college as a piano/vocal teacher and accompanist.
Svetlana started her career by working as an accompanist in the music college and piano/vocal teacher in the music school in 1983.
Later, Svetlana continued her studies at the Kazakh National Conservatory of Kurmangazy and successfully graduated in 2005 with both a bachelor's and master's degree in music as an Artist of Chamber Band, Concertmaster, and Piano Teacher.
Svetlana came to Canada in 2011 and has continued to work as a music teacher and as a performer, piano teacher, vocal teacher and accompanist. Her students consistently pass RCM exams with exceptional grades and participate in the competitions with good results.
Svetlana enjoys working with children, loves her work, and does all she can to improve as a teacher and as a musician.
Drum, Guitar teacher.
Language: English, French.
Michael Filion, originally from Québec, started to take classic guitar lessons at the age of eight. At the age of 13, Michael joined both a guitar ensemble and a wind ensemble. While Michael was in the wind ensemble, he performed as a percussionist for the first time, playing primarily timpani and snare.
At 14, he began studying jazz drumming and also became the main percussionist for his school's Symphony Orchestra. Within two years he was accepted as the drummer in the jazz band, which was highly competitive and had many successful competitions in the United States.
Michael continued to be very active in his school's ensembles and in private music endeavours throughout high school. In 2015, he began attending Cegep de Saint-Laurent for studies in Music Theory and Performance, and at the same time he began giving private drum lessons.
Michael moved to Toronto in September of 2017. He continues to practice on his own while also teaching drum and guitar. He loves to instruct and motivate young musicians in order to help them learn, improve, and of course have fun!
Music, Vocal teacher.
Language: Russian, Belarus.
Kate Buyevich began studying music at the age of 7 in Belarus. In 1999, she graduated from music school where she focused on piano and choral singing. One year later she entered the music program at Soligorsk Music College of Education and earned a Bachelor of Music degree in 2004. Having decided to devote her life to the musical education of children, Kate enrolled in the department of music at Belarus State Pedagogical University.
After graduating from pedagogical university, Kate began her teaching career by working as a music/vocal teacher in a middle school for two years. She then worked at designing and implementing her own programs for the musical development of children from 3-6 y. o. In that same time, she also drew upon her musical and pedagogical background to teach dance lessons.
In 2016 Kate moved to Canada and continued to work as a music, vocal, and dance teacher for young children. Kate relates to children easily and she believes that developing a caring and respectful instructor-child relationship is the best way to facilitate learning. Katya strives to make every lesson both fun and educational.