Megan Kayley Yim A.R.C.T., L.R.C.M. Piano Teacher, Music Program Supervisor
Megan has been teaching piano to younger children as well as adults for several years. She has received the A.R.C.T diploma in Piano Performance as well as the Licentiate Diploma in Piano Performance (L.R.C.M.) at the Royal Conservatory of Music and has achieved First Class Honours with Distinction in her piano examinations. As well, she has placed in many piano competitions such as the Kiwanis Music Festival, Arts Richmond Hill Music Festival, and the Markham Music Festival. She has accompanied multiple choirs, and ensembles, and continues to play for leisure. Parents of Megan’s students have commended her skill and ability to relate to young children. She believes that music is an integral part of every child’s development. Megan’s goal for every one of her students is to build a solid ladder of musical knowledge as well as finding the joy in playing the piano.
Andrew Fetterley Guitar (Acoustic, electric, ukulele, vocals, songwriting, band/performance)
A diverse and multi-talented musician, Andrew is a professional musician having toured around the world and played hundreds of shows with some of the music industry’s best players. In addition, Andrew has over 15 years of teaching experience, both in private and classroom settings, ranging in ages from 7 to adults.
As a graduate of McGill University, Andrew always strives to be as energetic and inspiring a music teacher as he can be – dedicated to designing his lessons around the individual needs and expectations of each student.
Marianne Zin Vocal & Piano
Marianne Zin holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Toronto as well as her RCM grade 8 piano. She has performed with The Canadian opera company and with members of the Toronto Symphony and toured all over Italy as a soloist. Ms. Zin has instilled her passion for music in her teaching and directing of children’s choirs and programs for over 15 years. She enjoys teaching all ages and loves helping her students discover their potential.
Calvin Tsang Violin
Starting the violin at age of 8 under the Suzuki method, Calvin Tsang quickly attained many awards and honors, including being interviewed by his local TV station just two years later. Notably, during his formative years, he was concertmaster of the Texas All-State Symphony Orchestra as a high school freshman (3-time 1st place in All-State) and Austin Symphony Concerto Winner and Soloist at the age of 14.
After completing a Master’s and Bachelor’s from Northwestern University and a fellowship with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, he performed with various major symphonies across the US, including Virginia Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, and San Diego Symphony and served as principal in several orchestras. He was a featured soloist during Main Street Sessions on Charlotte’s classical music station (North Carolina). Over the past 15 years, he has taught violin students of various ages and levels. Recently, he moved to Toronto from the Dallas area, where he also was a private lessons instructor for junior and senior high school students during their orchestra classes. Calvin is conversational in both Mandarin and Cantonese and is happy to be part of CDM’s music faculty.
Shanna Sullivan Piano
Shanna emerged in the arts at a young age. By age 6, she was taking piano lessons, as well as several dance classes a week. Throughout her childhood, she competed in several piano competitions and festivals, performed at many events, and started teaching young children. By the end of high school, Shanna had completed her grade 8 Royal Conservatory of Music examinations. Shanna continued to teach children throughout her undergraduate studies where she gained experience teaching piano to special needs children as well. Shanna is currently in Chiropractic school, but still carries the arts close to her heart as she inspires younger children in both music and dance at CDM. Shanna wants her students to fall in love with the art of piano as much as she has.
Golzar Karimpour Piano
Golzar is a professional pianist playing in different genres with a focus on classical music.
She started developing a passion for music from an early age and has worked with many renowned music professors. Besides regular concerts and recitals, she is involved with accompanying choirs over GTA.
Her desire to teach led her to gain teacher training courses and she continues to work on developing new teaching strategies. The main goal of her teaching is to always show students how to find confidence and joy in their playing. This encourages them to explore their interests in music. Golzar is happy to be part of a great musical faculty at CDM and enjoys bringing the joy of music to her students.
A longtime musician, Catarina is a graduate of St. Lawrence College’s Music Theatre Program. As an actress, she is in high demand, performing all over Canada. As a teacher, she is thrilled to share her passion for music with the students at CDM!
Alongside 20 years of training in piano and voice, Catarina holds her Gr. 8 RCM Vocal Certification and Gr. 2 RCM Theory Certification and enjoys teaching a variety of styles including classical, music theatre, pop, and folk. Catarina actively works to create a safe and encouraging environment where students are given the tools to express themselves through creativity and to grow to their fullest potential.
My daughters (3 and 5) really enjoy their creative movement and ballet classes. The March Break camp was especially fun! The teachers are very warm, personable, and amazing at what they do. The technique taught here to the older grades looks first rate.
Diversity, acceptance and healthy body image are core values in my family. So when I walked into CDM for the first time and saw students – girls and boys – and instructors of all shapes, sizes and races, I knew this was the place for my girls. The friendships they have forged with like-minded girls are comforting to me as a parent, and the standards set by Cheryl, Roxy and the other instructors make our girls better equipped to shine in the adult world and achieve their goals.
This is the second year My daughter takes Ballet class in CDM. She’s having wonderful time while dancing with all those same age girls. CDM has many professional dance teachers. They pass their skills along with their different styles and same passions to our little dancers. Every Tuesday while I’m waiting in the CDM hall way, having different age dancers walking by, I can feel the happiness of dancing. I also like the CDM summer camp. It gives a great opportunity to have fun and try different dances.