What We Offer

Private Piano Lessons

Private Piano LessonsWe offer individualized instruction with qualified, creative instructors who are passionate about music. Our instructors are comfortable with a variety of different music styles and encourage students to learn music that they enjoy. We welcome private students from young beginners to the young at heart.

Tuition rates are set according to the length of your reserved lesson time and the teacher you are studying with. Because many of our teachers are registered with the BC Registered Music Teachers Association, we are not permitted to post their individual rates online. However, we are happy to email our tuition fee schedule .

Suggested Lesson and Practice Times:
Music Level Lesson Time Practice Time
These are suggested times
Beginner - Grade 2 30 minutes 15 - 30 min/day
Grade 3 - Grade 6 45 minutes 30 - 45 min/day
Grade 7 - Grade 10 1 hour 1 - 2 hours/day
Diploma Level 1 - 1.5 hours 2 - 3 hours/day

Cello & Violin / Viola Lessons

Private Violin / Fiddle, Viola and Cello Lessons Jordie Robinson has a B.A. Mus from the University of Victoria. Teaching cello to children and adults for fourteen years, he is impressed by how individual each student's appreciation for music is. Jordie aims to tailor his teaching style to fit the unique needs of each student. His calm and patient presence compliments his teaching strengths. Jordie is classically trained, but has an interest in a wide variety of musical genres. He performs in various duos, ensembles and orchestras in the Valley.

We are so happy that Tanya Renaud is able to continue working with us in a Skype lesson format. Tanya has a passion for sharing both her love of music and communicating musicality, along with an understanding of correct technique to each of her students. Tanya has taught privately and also as an assistant coach in a local community orchestra. She has completed her final performance recital for her music degree on the Viola.

We are also excited to welcome Andra to our Motif community. She was trained classically in an intensive program led by William van der Sloot and understands why great technique is the foundation of playing (enjoyably) all styles of music. With support from performers and respected music instructors Judy Spangler and Anna-Jean Olson, Andra has a vast tool-box of activities and repertoire for all learners. She understands that a well-timed study of Shostakovich, Bach or a traditional reel is truly the best medicine for a developing brain—motivation and self-regulation are the leaders and the rewards in an effective music program.


Private Voice LessonsWe are excited to welcome Sophie Simard to our teaching team at Motif Music Studios. Sophie brings a contagious enthusiasm and passion for sharing her love of singing and will be working with junior voice students at Motif.

Sophie has been singing in choirs since the age of 6 and continues to challenge herself by continuing her own private lessons in both voice and theory. She also recently completed the BC Choral Federation Choral Directive Intensives and sings locally in both choral ensembles and as a soloist.

Workshops, Recitals & Special Events

Private students will enjoy the opportunity to participate in group workshops, recitals and special events throughout the year. These sessions give students the opportunity to share their music or learn within a creative group environment. We will post dates and workshop themes throughout the year. There is no additional cost for these events for Motif students as they are included in the yearly tuition. If you would like to register as a friend or visitor for a workshop, please contact us for our drop-in rates.

Motif Music Studios offers Kindermusik ®

Motif Music Studios offers Kindermusik®

We are so excited to be offering the Kindermusik® program this Fall with special group classes for students from ages 0-6.

For more information or to find a class for your child, visit our Kindermusik website: Kindermusik with Motif >

News and Info

Summer 17 Newsletter - Opus 9

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Spring 2015 Newsletter - Opus 8

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