I highly recommend 88Keys. My daughter has been attending piano classes there for the past four years and she has learned so much! They offer exceptional group classes and the children learn to play both solo pieces and as part of a group. My daughter has learned amazing hand coordination and her confidence in playing has also improved as the children are encouraged to be creative with their music. Her teacher, Ms. Alondra, takes time to encourage each child and give immediate feedback as they play. My daughter's confidence in playing has been boosted tremendously because of her. As a school, I am also impressed at how fast classes went online during this very challenging time during the pandemic. They have always been implementing safety for the in-person classes and have always had the online option available for the live classes. Thank you to 88Keys!
Mr. Kristian : A violin teacher at 88Keys, he is a graduate of the Suzuki Violin Method, the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) for violin, and York University Bachelor of Fine Arts; Honors Degree for Violin Performance, and was in the first group to help standardize the music education system for all provinces in Canada. This former child prodigy has performed with world renowned violin maestro Itzhak Perlman among many others. First performing with the Toronto Symphony orchestra at the age of 7 as a solo violinist, continued to perform in multiple countries around the world. As well as being a club DJ for 15 years, he also played the valve trombone, baritone, cello, viola, bass guitar and piano. Along with teaching, he acts, performs violin and magic for multiple films & t.v. shows. His unique teaching style follows the solid foundation of the world renowned Suzuki method with some elements of RCM & university, and involves music history, composition, improvisation & ear-training. Utilizing his Perfect Pitch & Synesthesia he aims for precise tonal clarity while maintaining a fun & diverse learning experience for every age.