Suzanne has been entertaining and teaching young audiences across the United States and Canada for over 35 years and trained some of Canada’s top talent. Dedicated to sharing the joy of music to children of all ages; Halton region Chordinator for Ukulele Kids is a natural fit.
Joseph started his music education on the piano at a young age. He graduated from the University of British Columbia school of music studying piano and composition. Joseph has taught piano and theory to children for many years and continues to compose music. While working at a music store in 2010, he discovered the ukulele by chance when customers started to ask him for certain ukuleles. Since then, he has fallen in love with the ukulele and has been working with Ukulele kids since 2011.
Neal taught 33 years in elementary and high schools in the Toronto area. He has a Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto. He has performed widely with Symphonies, Jazz bands, Rock bands, and as a solo performer. Teaching, both privately, and in a school setting has been an endlessly enjoyable career for him and he looks forward to meeting ukulele enthusiasts of all ages through Ukulele Kids.
Sheldon has taught music for over thirty years to people of all ages. He is formally trained with the Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music. He plays accordion, bass, guitar, banjo and ukulele. Sheldon's students range from 2 years old to 82 years. The largest age group is the children. His engaging style, energy and humour make him a hit among the kids. Sheldon's experience has made him an on demand teacher for many groups and schools bringing him about 300 students a week through his various classes and private lessons in the lower mainland of BC. Besides, teaching, Sheldon is a local performer and session player and for hire musician bringing him before audiences throughout BC and beyond.
Austin is presently studying Jazz Music at the University of Toronto. He is a very talented musician with trumpet as his major instrument. Austin loves working with kids and spent his last few summers working at Kilcoo Camp for boys.
Adam Logan has been teaching music to students of all ages, temperaments, and abilities for roughly the last 6 years. He has developed a wide range of abilities and skills when it comes to music instruction including teaching students of low functioning disabilities and coaching creativity among novice peer musicians. After taking just three basic chords and a little finger picking technique taught to him by his mother, Adam went from being a 12 year old aspiring musician to a 29 year old multi instrumentalist and music instructor.
Playing, listening, and dancing to music - Anna loves it all! Her musical adventure began at age two when her parents enrolled her in an early childhood music program. Over the years, she has enjoyed many musical genres through piano, double bass, electric bass, singing and ukulele. Anna believes that the most important aspect of music is to have fun, and what better instrument than the ukulele? She's really excited to be a part of Ukulele Kids and can't wait for the learning, laughter, and smiles that are sure to ensue!
Throughout her life, Dithaya has always been passionate about music and teaching. She believes that the best way for young children to learn is if they have fun while learning as well, and music is a fantastic way to bring joy in a classroom and life in general. Dithaya is originally from Thailand, but has been living in Canada since she was 12. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education from University of Guelph, and is pursuing a Master of Education from University of Toronto. As an educator, Dithaya has seen the positive impact that music has on young children, and looks forward to being part of the Ukulele Kids family and sharing the great things about music with young children.
April is an outgoing and enthusiastic music teacher, striving to create student-centered classrooms where students can practice compassion, feel empowered and learn in an environment that supports individual strengths and weaknesses. She encourages students to reach their potential and to create a community where respect and communication are highly valued. She has worked with Ukulele Kids for several years and loves being part of the team!