ESO Music Teacher Directory

Many Edmonton Symphony Orchestra musicians are active in the community as private music lesson instructors. Below is a list of ESO musicians and their current music instruction offerings. For more music instructors, visit the website of the Alberta College Conservatory of Music.

Strings

Virginie Gagné
ESO Position: Assistant Concert Master
Teaches: Violin
Ages: All 
Levels: All 
Location: Private Studio
Currently accepting students: Not taking more at this time.
Contact: virgigagne@hotmail.com 
Richard Caldwell
ESO Position: Violin Section
Teaches: String Ensemble (TEMPO)
Ages: Adult
Levels: Intermediate and advanced levels.
Location: Amateur String Orchestra rehearses Tuesday nights at Glenrose Hospital Auditorium
Currently Accepting Students: Yes
Contact: rococo@shaw.ca
Neda Yamach
ESO Position: Violin I
Teaches: Violin
Ages: All Ages
Levels: Intermediate and Advanced
Location: Winspear Centre
Currently accepting students: Yes
Contact: nyamach@gmail.com or 780-686-0631
Aiyana Anderson
ESO Position: Violin Section
Teaches: Violin
Ages: 7 – adult
Level: All levels
Location: Private Studio
Currently accepting students: No, but will answer questions or give referrals
Contact: 780-482-7512
Murray Vassjo
ESO Position: Violin Section
Teaches: Violin
Ages: 5+
Levels: All
Location: Sherwood Park
Currently Accepting Students:Yes
Contact: 780-449-6848 or murliz@interbaun.com
Rob Hryciw
ESO Position: Violin Section
Teaches: Violin, Suzuki Method
Ages: 4 - teen
Levels: All levels
Location: Society for Talent Education
Currently accepting students: No
Contact: 780-469-7382
Charles Pilon
ESO Position: Assistant Principal Viola
Teaches: Violin and viola
Ages: All ages
Levels: All levels
Location: Private Studio
Currently accepting students: Yes
Contact: 780-634-2782
Stefan Jungkind
ESO Position: Principal Viola
Teaches:Violin and Viola
Ages: 10 and up
Levels: Intermediate and Advanced
Location: Private Studio (SE Edmonton)
Currently accepting students: Yes
Contact: stefanjungkind@interbaun.com
Neda Yamach
ESO Position: Violin I
Teaches: Violin
Ages: All Ages
Levels: Intermediate and Advanced
Location: Winspear Centre
Currently accepting students: Yes
Contact: nyamach@gmail.com or 780-686-0631
Clayton Leung
ESO Position: Viola
Teaches: Violin and Viola
Ages: All
Level: Intermediate and Advanced
Location: Private Studio
Currently accepting students: Yes
Contact: claytonaleung@gmail.com
Gillian Caldwell
ESO Position: Cello Section
Teaches: Cello
Ages: Adults
Level: All Levels
Location: Private Studio
Currently Accepting Students: Yes, Adult Students only
Contact: rococo@shaw.ca
Ronda Metszies
ESO Position: Cello Section
Teaches: Cello
Ages: Youth and Adult
Levels: Advanced
Currently accepting students: Yes
Contact: rmetszies@shaw.ca
Rob Aldridge
ESO Position: Double Bass Section
Teaches: Double Bass
Ages: All ages
Levels: All levels
Location: Private Studio
Currently Accepting Students: Yes
Contact: raldridge7@hotmail.com or 780-288-2075
Rafael Hoekman
ESO Position: Principal Cello
Teaches: Cello
Ages: All 
Levels: Intermediate and Advanced
Location: Private Studio
Currently Accepting Students: Yes
Contact: hoekman@hotmail.com

Woodwinds

Elizabeth Koch
ESO Position: Principal Flute
Teaches: Flute
Ages: 6 and up
Levels: All levels
Location: Private Studio and King's University College
Currently Accepting Students: Yes
Contact: 780-449-6848
Shelley Younge
ESO Position: Assistant Principal flute
Teaches: Flute
Ages: All Ages
Levels: Advanced
Location: Private Studio (summer months only) and University of Alberta
Currently accepting students: No, but will answer questions or give referrals
Contact: 780-695-6171
Lidia Khaner
ESO Position: Principal Oboe
Teaches: Oboe
Ages: All ages
Levels: Intermediate and Advanced
Location: Private Studio
Currently accepting students: Yes
Contact: lkhaner@gmail.com
Julianne Scott
ESO Position: Principal Clarinet
Teaches: Clarinet
Ages: All ages
Levels: All levels
Location: Private Studio
Currently accepting sudents: Yes
Contact: Juliannecscott@gmail.com or 780-297-4282
Matthew Howatt
ESO Position: Acting Principal Bassoon
Teaches: Bassoon
Ages: All ages
Levels: All levels
Location: Private Studio
Currently accepting students: Yes
Contact: 780-482-7512
 

Brass

Megan Evans
ESO Position: Horn Section
Teaches: French Horn, Trumpet
Ages: All ages
Levels: French Horn - all levels | Trumpet - beginner only
Location: Private studio
Currently accepting students: Yes
Contact: 780-709-5224 or mevans9@gmail.com
Gerald Onciul
ESO Position: Horn Section
Teaches: Trumpet and French Horn
Ages: All Ages
Level: Beginner and Intermediate (Trumpet) and All Levels (French Horn)
Location: Private Studio and King's University College
Currently Accepting Students: Yes, will also give referrals
Contact: 780-438–6180 or onciul@shaw.ca
Kathryn Macintosh
ESO Position: Trombone Section
Teaches: Trombone
Ages: All Ages
Levels: All Ages
Location: Private Studio and Kings University College
Currently accepting students: Yes
Contact: 780-437-2724
Alden Lowrey
ESO Position: Trombone Section
Teaches: Trombone, Euphonium & Tuba
Ages: All Ages
Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Location: Alberta College Conservatory of Music
Currently accepting students: Yes
Contact: 780-633-3847 or alden@ualberta.net
Frédéric Payant
ESO Position: Assistant Principal Trumpet
Teaches: Trumpet
Ages: All 
Levels: All
Location: Private Studio
Currently accepting students: Yes
Contact: 780-222-3974 fridroux@hotmail.com
Scott Whether
ESO Position:Principal Tuba
Teaches: Tuba, Euphonium/Baritone
Ages: All 
Levels: All
Location: Private Studio and Kings University College
Currently accepting students: Yes
Contact: 780-437-2724

Percussion

John McCormick
ESO Position: Percussion
Teaches: Percussion, Drum Set (all styles)
Ages: All ages
Levels: Beginners to Advanced
Location: Downtown (Alberta College/MacEwan) or Southside (Home Studio)
Currently accepting students: Yes, Mon - Sat
Contact: 780-468-3944
Also runs a percussion ensemble for intermediate to advanced players.
 

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