SHERI JOSEPHSON ...

Sheri is a veteran educator with over 19 years experience, most of which is with us here at Kaos. Sheri not only teaches a full schedule of private students, she is a fully certified Yamaha Music Education instructor as well as our school administrator. Sheri and her Yamaha Certified colleagues have developed our early childhood education program using Yamaha’s Music Education System. When asked, Sheri would tell you that she gets the most joy out of her teaching when her students enjoy their lessons and leave feeling good about their accomplishments.


EVERETT MASON ...

Everett obtained his bachelor of Music through the Humber College extended Bachelors Program and holds his Grade 8 RCM. Beyond his piano accomplishments Everett is a high level guitarist. He has worked as an educator in many different settings including music schools, dance schools and music theatre schools as music director. In and around Toronto, Everett can be found playing in many different jobbing bands where he plays guitar and sings. Everett joined our school during the ’07 year and has quickly become a valued and popular member of our teaching staff.


HEATHER SCHLOO ...

For over 12 years, Heather studied piano with ARCT instructor Jean DeVires having earned her Grade 8 RCM Performance, both basic and advanced RCM Rudiments as well as basic RCM Harmony. Heather is also certified to teach the Yamaha Music Education System. Heather's kind and enthusiastic personality combined with her substantial musical ability and years of teaching experience make for a great combination when it comes to your piano lessons.


HEIDI SAVOIE ...

Heidi is a multi instrumentalist/songwriter. She first sat down at the piano over 16 years ago and has never looked back. Having completed her Grade 8 Piano, her Advanced Rudiments and Basic Harmony from the Royal Conservatory of Music she continues her musical education at York University in pursuit of her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music, both piano and voice. Heidi is also a certified Yamaha instructor. Her extensive exposure to classical music and now her immersion into the jazz world allow Heidi to bring a broad spectrum of musical genres to her teaching. Combine that with her confidently calm disposition and you get a great music instructor!


YANA BILYK ...

Born and raised in Netishyn, Ukraine Yana's formal musical training began in 1993 at the Netishyn Art School where she studied both piano and voice. She then went on to earn Masters Degree in International Studies and Culture from the National University of Ostroh. During that time, she also studied cello at the U of R Conservatory in Kiev. Over the years in both the Ukraine and here in Canada, Yana has gained valuable teaching experience while working as both a piano and voice instructor.


FRANK COSENTINO ...

Frank has been playing guitar for longer then he'd care to admit and teaching for well over 25 years, most of that time for us. In fact, Frank was Kaos Music Centre's first ever guitar teacher starting with us in late 1989. Besides having years of playing experience, Frank attended Humber College taking part in their prestigious music program. Frank is a well known Blues guitarist in the Canadian music community and has many original CD's to his credit. As a teacher, Frank is well known for his enthusiasm and enjoys a loyal following of students. His specialty is The Blues and Frank has helped many students explore this age old genre in detail with great success.


AYRON MORTLEY ...

Ayron has played guitar for 25 years and has taught for the past 15. He studied jazz guitar performance at Humber College and graduated in 1998. He has been a constant in the Toronto live music scene for over 15 years playing guitar, bass, mandolin, drums and accordion. Ayron's incredibly positive approach to his work and life in general has earned him one the top spots in the hearts of our students.


MARTIN SKRZYPCZYK

Martin began his musical journey like many as a young piano student. However, it was not long before he switched to guitar and ultimately went on to earn a degree in music specializing in jazz and composition from York University. In the past decade, Martin has taught (previously for us here at KAOS), played live and in studio as well as composed hours of music for film and theatre. Having spent most of his life in the Kingsway area, he is happy to be joining us again as a valued member of our teaching team.


DENIELLE BASSELS ...

Denielle completed her music degree at Humber College in their esteemed jazz vocal program. She would say that she specializes in inspiring students to meet their highest capabilities by providing them as high a standard of instruction as possible. By using techniques that she has learned in her own development Danielle dedicates her efforts to finding the best, and most FUN way to meet each individual's needs. Over the past few years, Denielle has help many students discover and develop a love for their music.


CHRIS STAIG ...

Chris has been playing guitar for over 20 years and teaching for over 10 years. As a teenager, Chris studied rock, jazz, classical and theory at the Eli Kassner Guitar Academy in Toronto under renowned instructor Rob Campbell. He has recorded 3 CDs with his own band and has been labeled by the Toronto Sun “ a songwriting Charles Atlas” He continues to play live in Toronto with his own band and many others. Chris believes anyone should walk out from their first guitar lesson with three chords under their belt and a smile on their face. His approach emphasizes fun for the student, technique on the instrument and enthusiasm for music.


STACEY SCHLOO ..

Stacey has been a favorite here at KAOS for many years teaching private piano, private voice as well as our Yamaha group program. Stacey has completed her RCM Grade 10 and is currently working towards completing her A.R.C.T. Stacey has also completed her Bachelor of Sacred Music, majoring in piano and songwriting. While classically trained, Stacey would consider herself a specialist in improvising and lead sheet style playing. Many of her students take advantage of these specialties in their individualized learning programs. Outside of KAOS Music, Stacey spends much or her time working on her original music.


SCOTT HOLYK ...

Scott joined our staff in 2007 and has had great success ever since. Scott has been studying guitar for the past 20 years and currently holds his grade 10 RCM (practical). Scott is currently pursuing his guitar education at Humber College in their Jazz program studying under some of Canada’s most advanced teachers. While not studying or teaching, Scott spends much of his time producing various artists including himself. Scott’s gentle and calm disposition make him an ideal teacher and we are happy to have him.


NICOLE SKURA ...

Nicole is a pianist, vocalist, composer and teacher, with 19 years of musical experience, 9 of those in teaching. She achieved her A.R.C.T. in Piano Performance, and subsequently studied at the University of Toronto, with a major in Classical Piano Performance. More recently, Nicole completed a Bachelor of Contemporary Music Degree at Humber College, with a major in Jazz Vocals, and is very happy to be joining us for another year of teaching.


MARCO DEL DEGAN ...

Marco is a drummer and percussionist with over 15 years of professional experience. Through classical piano training at a young age, Marco developed a delight for music and all things rhythmic. Further musical studies with the Royal Conservatory of Music, Etobicoke School of the Arts, and Humber College gave him the tools and experience necessary to excel in his field. As a teacher, Marco encourages all of his students to develop practical and applicable musical fundamentals. A strong emphasis is placed on keeping time, reading music, and having fun. When he is not teaching, performing or recording music, he likes to stay active, read books, and relax with his family.


KAMILA JANUS ...

Kamila is finishing up her degree in Music Education and Kinesiology at York University. Before attending York, Kamila attended the Etobicoke School of the Arts as a Music Theatre Major. She has completed her RCM Grade 8 piano, RCM Rudiments 1 & 2 and is an accomplished flutist and an aspiring guitarist. Kamila brings her years of study on piano and flute with her decade of exhaustive vocal training and combines that with many years of teaching and performance experience to her lessons.


ANDREW MARZOTTO ...

Andrew completed his Bachelors in Music Performance at the Berklee College of Music, Boston. While in Boston, Andrew worked regularly with the vocal department accompanying and assisting. Now, relocated back in Toronto, Andrew brings his years of education and performing along with his years of private instruction to his lessons here at KAOS. Tons of education, lots of performing and teaching experience and a great, gentle personality make for a great instructor.


SARAH ASHBORN

Sarah has been teaching piano for over 25 years now, some of which were spent at KAOS Music years ago. Sarah holds her RCM Grade 8 piano and RCM Grade 2 theory. She combines that formal education with years of teaching experience, both on the job and in her home life, growing up in a very musical environment. Taking great pleasure in her students success, Sarah offers an enriching lesson experience that focuses both on practical curriculum as well as each student's individual area of interests to ensure an effective yet consistently fun lesson.


NATHAN GRAY ...

In  2004Nathan was accepted  into  the  Humber  College Music  program (guitar) and  began  teaching shortly after. Since graduating  from Humber  College  in  2008, Nathan has taught  students  of  all  ages  and  skill levels  and  is  well versed  in  styles  of  rock,  blues,  country  and  jazz.  Nathan approaches  his  lessons  in  a fun  and  engaging  manner, tailoring  to  the student’s  specific  interests  and  goals.  His calming disposition and kind nature combine nicely with his musical talent to create a great instructor.


VICTORIA IVANTSIV ...

Victoria is a Ukrainian-born Canadian pianist and cellist now living in Toronto. She started her musical journey at a young age studying piano and soon after adding the cello. During her time in post secondary school, Victoria competed regularly in piano festivals often finishing at the top of her class.  Victoria is well suited to teach piano and voice to students age 6 and above, beginner to intermediate levels as well cello to students age 6 and above, beginner to advanced levels.


OLEKSANDRA FEDYSHYN ...

Oleksandra is a violinist, pianist and composer. She holds a Masters degree in music from the Lviv National Music Academy in the Ukraine.  In addition to her classical music endeavors, Oleksandra works as a composer for movie and film and participates as a member of a chamber choir. Oleksandra combines a unique mix of classical training with a wealth of real world performance experience to make her students lesson experiences both educational yet fun and motivating at the same time.


GALEN WEIR ...

Galen is a graduate of the Humber Jazz Program with a Bachelor Of Music. As a performer of a wide variety of musical genres (big band swing, classic rock, Latin jazz, heavy metal, classical, funk... and pretty much everything in between), he is more then able/willing to work in most any style with his students. He has a strong formal background in music theory as well as a strong ear for lifting lines from a recording. His easy going approach combined with his formal training are a great combination.


JASMINE JONES ...

Jasmine joined our staff in 2006. Since then she has helped her students develop by providing a consistent approach of fun and interactive lessons. While small in stature, Jasmine more then makes up for it in her ability, her enthusiasm and dedication to all things music. We are happy to call Jasmine a member of our teaching staff. Jasmine is a honors graduate from the Humber College Bachelor of Music Program. She spends much of her time performing in various musical acts in and around Toronto in between teaching and being a new mom for the second time now :)


JUSTIN SNIKAR ...

Justin is a fellow that wears many hats. While Justin mainly teaches bass for us here at Kaos, he is completely capable of teaching guitar and drums. Justin is truly one of our most versatile teachers. Aside from teaching full time for Kaos, Justin keeps a busy playing schedule. Justin’s extremely easy going disposition is a great asset when it comes to providing his students a fun and relaxed learning environment. As with many of our teachers, their easy going outer dispositions are not to be mistaken for a serious commitment to learning.


AIMEE BUTCHER ...

Aimee has completed her Grade 7 Piano and Grade 8 Voice at the Royal Conservatory of Music. She has also completed a Bachelor of Music at the University of Toronto where she focused her energy towards developing her voice as well as her overall musicianship. Aimee's hard work and dedication to her music combined with her delightfully enthusiastic disposition lend themselves to an enjoyable and effective lesson experience for her students.