Private Lessons in Guitar and ukulele, bass
Ukulele, beg.guitar, piano voice &
sing and play lessons
Program Director/designer of E.A.S.T. School
Group Guitar programs 1994- 2014
guitar, vocals , bass, theory,
" Thank you for being a great teacher this year and the past 6 years. You have taught me so much and I'll be sure to not for forget it. I'll miss our lessons next year while I'm away .
A professional musician , singer and educator for many years, Richard has extensive experience with students of all ages and levels. Richard will cater to any musical style, beginner to advanced.
His guitar method books "Modenomics I " and "Modenomics II " is in common usage amongst student jazz enthusiasts, making the leap from intermediate to advanced levels.
A graduate of Humber College of Music he
specializes in adult guitar lessons and prep. for auditions for entry into post secondary & university level music programs .
Richard also teaches the fine art of playing guitar and singing !
guitar, bass, piano, vocal for children
Brian Passmore has a B.F.A. in music from York University where he studied jazz under Lorne Lofsky, Barry Elmes and Al Henderson. His four years at York were also spent developing his piano skills as well as his knowledge of world music where he studied rhythm in the South Indian classical tradition.
To Improve his vocal skills he attended a course on contemporary commercial music at the University of Shenandoah in Virginia, where he was certified in Level 1 of Somatic Voice.
A former student of Beach Music under the instruction of Chris Peterson, Brian has completed his Grade 4 in theory from the RCM. Specializing in jazz, improvisation, rock and song writing, Brian has been working as a guitar, bass and piano instructor since graduating. He runs lunch hour guitar clubs at elementary schools and has started up music sessions in Leslieville for infants and young children called 'Mother Nature's Song'.
Brian has worked on music for film documentaries and is currently performing with the Key Frames, and as a solo singer/songwriter. He has toured across Canada from Dawson City, Yukon to St.Johns, Newfoundland and can be seen performing on a regular basis in and around Toronto.