Professional high end drumming instructor with over 20 years teaching experience. Mark has been teaching here at Mission Music Lessons since we opened in 2012. Well versed in Rock, Metal, Funk, Jazz/Blues, Odd Meter and Rudimental styles. Mark has studied with James Badger of Full Circle/Electric City Music and Gary Grace of Graces Notes Drum School who also plays with Rock Band Prism. Mark has taught in the Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Mission and Abbotsford areas for over 20 years. Mark has also released three Original Rock recording CDs with Hard Rock band Nomadic Sanctuary. Mark teaches with acoustic, electronic and hand drums (xylophone, djembes, bongos, congas and auxiliary percussion). Marks knowledge of drum notation, rudiments, music note reading and transcribing will help students with school bands such as concert bands, jazz bands and rock bands. Mark teaches students of all levels ages 4+ including adults and students with special needs in a very friendly and relaxed environment. Mark puts many of his drum/percussion students into groups (such as Jr. Drum Lines & Sr. Drum Lines as well as private student bands) to perform at all our student recitals. Mark also teaches all our Rock Band programs.
Roger Saltel Guitar & Bass
Roger has been teaching guitar for over 40 years and has been teaching here at Mission Music Lessons since we opened in 2012. His teaching style draws from decades of playing professionally in Rock, Country and Top 40 bands and attending Capilano College studying commercial and jazz music. So whether you are a beginner or an advanced player who wants to expand your knowledge of the Guitar he can help. Do you sing and play? Roger can help you develop your repertoire to bring the best out of our voice and guitar. Roger takes students of all levels (including advanced) ages 10+ including adults (he also teaches many teens/adults with special needs). It’s not who you know it’s what you know and he knows the guitar inside and out! Come and learn with Roger in a fun relaxed atmosphere.
Voice, Harp & Beginner Piano
Miss Jenn has been singing and performing music since she was three years old. Miss Jenn was given early admittance into the Douglas College Children’s Choir by Choral Director Diane Loomer. She has performed and studied under a variety of musicians – including: Stephen Horning, Marissa Gitan and Lindsay Lindquest. Miss Jenn added the Oboe and Bassoon to her musical skills as a teen, performing in both large and small ensembles. As a vocal student at Kwantlen University College, Miss Jenn found Music History especially helpful in her studies of Celtic and Gaelic music. It was through her Celtic studies that she was introduced to the “Clarsach” (small scottish Harp) which became the perfect accompaniment for her voice. Under the instruction and mentorship of Rebecca Blair and Alys Howe, as well as various workshops with Harper Tasche and Seamas Gagne a whole new world of harp and voice was realized. Miss Jenn has studied Gaelic music and culture in Scotland and the Isle of Skye as well as studying the history of the music in the Hebridean Islands. Miss Jenn was a winner of the Northwest Region Scottish harping Competition in Skagit Valley, Washington. Miss Jenn has over 20 years of teaching experience and has been teaching here at Mission Music Lessons since we opened in 2012. She teaches a wide range of styles including Classical, Jazz, Improvisation, Musical Theatre, Rock, Pop & Heavy Metal. She also teaches our very popular Jr. Glee & Sr. Glee Classes. Piano Lessons? Miss Jenn takes beginner piano students teaching the Alfred’s Premier Piano Course (she is very thorough and makes sure her students learn the perfect combination of piano skills, theory and performance pieces) she generally takes beginner piano students for about 3 years and gets them ready to move perfectly into the RCM program with Miss Sarah or Miss Serena once they have already done about 3 years of lessons with her. Miss Jenn takes students ages 7+ including adults. Does your child like to perform? Then she just may be the perfect fit for you! Miss Jenn highly encourages (but never requires) all her students to perform at all our student recitals as well as many other public events.
Piano & Violin
Miss Sarah has been playing music for over 15 years. She started with piano then added the bass, violin, drums, ukulele, guitar and most recently the cello. Miss Sarah has never met and instrument she did not want to learn to play. Her most recent Royal Conservatory Of Music (RCM) exams include marks of First Class Honours with Distinction. Miss Sarah started teaching here at Mission Music Lessons in 2015 and has fully completed both her Elementary & Intermediate Music Teacher Certification and is certified to teach the RCM program and prepare students for RCM exams in both piano or/and violin. Miss Sarah is an extremely organized and motivating teacher, if you like homework charts, prize charts (mixed in with some music games) she is the teacher for you! Miss Sarah has had many of her students take RCM exams under her all with marks of honours or higher. Miss Sarah also specializes in music theory and teaches a group RCM theory class here on Sunday’s. While traveling to Nova Scotia in 2017 Miss Sarah has taken workshops in Piano Accompaniment & Fiddle at the Nova Scotia Gaelic College. Miss Sarah loves to share her love of music with all her students and takes great pride in having them perform at our student recitals. She currently takes students ages 6+ including adults and has a valid Red Cross first aid certificate. In her free time you can find Miss Sarah dancing with the local Scottish Dancers.
Guitar, Bass, Ukulele & Metal Vocals
Mark has been playing music for over 20 years. He plays guitar, bass, ukulele as well as a little piano and drums, he is also a heavy metal singer. Mark teaches all genres and styles of music, he has taken music introduction and computer studies at UFV and has mastered adobe audition and sony musix. Mark enjoys writing and recording his own work and helping his students learn these techniques as well. Mark started teaching here at Mission Music Lessons in 2018 and is such a great addition to our team, he has quickly become very popular here! Mark has played in many bands over the years and is very easy to work with and it’s easy to see his love for music. Mark provides a very relaxed and encouraging environment and takes students ages 6+ including adults. In his free time you can find Mark working as a Behavioural Interventionist for children with Autism.
Voice, Ukulele & Beginner Piano
Miss Baylee has been involved in many types of music since she was only a toddler, her love of music has never changed. Miss Baylee started teaching here at Mission Music Lessons in 2017 and has helped out with our many group programs over the years. Miss Baylee teaches voice, ukulele, beginner piano and guitar. Miss Baylee can also combine her lessons with a half a lesson of piano (ukulele or guitar) and a half lesson of singing (this is very popular with the little ones as they can do 15 mins piano and 15 mins of singing). Does your child like lots of fun music games or like to learn music by ear? If so Miss Baylee is the perfect teacher for your little one. Miss Baylee’s most recent personal Royal Conservatory Of Music (RCM) exams include marks of First Class Honours with Distinction. She teaches students ages 4+ and also takes many students with various special needs. Students with ASD or ADHD very much excel with Miss Baylee. Come learn with Miss Baylee in a very friendly, fun and relaxed environment.
Guitar, Bass & Ukulele
Daniel has studied music for over 10 years and has quickly excelled at Drums, Guitar, Bass and Ukulele. Daniel’s love for music shows in his talent for playing. Daniel started teaching here at Mission Music Lessons in 2019 and our students just adore him. Daniel has taught many recital bands while also assisting with drum lines at our recitals for many years. Daniel enjoys all genres of music and plays in many bands (playing Guitar, Bass & Drums). Daniel is extremely dedicated to his students and is more than willing to learn and teach any song/style of music and always enjoys giving his students the opportunity to perform in our recital bands. His most recent Royal Conservatory Of Music (RCM) exams include marks of First Class Honours with Distinction and in summer of 2021 he was awarded a National Gold Medal for Guitar and invited to participate in the Celebration of Excellence with the Royal Conservatory Of Music (RCM). Daniel also has a valid Red Cross first aid certificate. Daniel currently takes students ages 6+ and teaches in a very encouraging and relaxed environment. In his free time you can find Daniel learning/studying for his own RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music) exams as well as playing in a rock/metal band with both Mark W, Mark F & Miss Sarah.
Piano & Saxophone
Miss Serena has been teaching here at Mission Music Lessons since 2020 and is currently working towards (the highest level) her level 10 RCM (Royal Conservatory Of Music) certification. Miss Serena teaches students ages 4+ and makes sure her students learn a combination of theory, technique & performance pieces and encourages them all to perform in our student recitals. Miss Serena is such a wonderful role model for young students as she is such sweet young lady. She has also played very advanced keyboard for years with her high school musical theatre program as well as our very own bands here at Mission Music Lessons. She currently plays both saxophone and french horn in both concert band and jazz band and is currently a music student at Capilano University. Come learn with Miss Serena in a very fun and extremely encouraging environment.
Piano, Ukulele, Saxophone, Flute & Clarinet
Miss Sydney provides a welcoming environment for her students to learn and grow, she also has recently received her Bachelor of Education Degree from Trinity Western. She feels it is essential for learning to take place in an environment so that students are not only able to express themselves, but are free to make any mistakes or errors along the way. She specialize in RCM piano, specifically in the practical and theoretical components. She have received her Advanced Theory (Harmony, History, and Rudiments), a Bachelors Degree from Simon Fraser University in Music Composition and a minor in History. Miss Sydney was accepted on the spot at Capilano University for her Diploma in Music, Major in Piano and Saxophone. She has many other certifications including: AIDT Gold Lower Tap Examination, Elementary RCM Teacher Certification, Intermediate RCM Teacher Certification, Standard First Aid, Bronze Cross, Bronze Medallion, WSI, Life Guard Candidate, and Lifeguard Saving Instructor. Miss Sydney encourages her student’s interests and provides her students with multiple means of demonstrating their education through different learning perspectives. She specifically focuses on technique, sight-reading, and ear training as well as their repertoire and etudes. Miss Sydney provides tools for them to to excel, feel confident that they can do anything, and feels strongly that they can achieve a wonderful magnificent thing. She takes students ages 4+ including adults and started here at Mission Music Lessons in 2020.
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