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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.