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Lessons at Tapestry Music Victoria 


What We Offer

We currently offer private music lessons in Victoria for flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, viola, cello, ukulele, piano, guitar, bass (electric or stand-up) voice, trumpet, baritone, tuba, trombone, and french horn.



We have 3 teaching studios in our Victoria location at #3-772 Bay Street.



Lessons are taught one-on-one.
The fee is $30/half hour, $45.00/45 min., or $60/hour, paid each month in advance.



Lessons are weekly and paid monthly in advance. Casual lessons may be available depending on teacher schedules. 

Lesson Times

  • 3 pm to 6 pm Monday to Friday
  • 10 am to 6 pm Saturdays

Lessons before 3 pm on weekdays may also be available. Please call (250) 590-0752



A completed and signed registration form is required before lessons commence.  If doing in-person lessons a covid policy form will be required as well.

Call (250) 590-0752 to reserve your time! A registration form and first payment must be made before lessons commence.


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Skye Alexander - Voice

With over fifteen years of experience teaching singing and music basics, Skye is a supportive and encouraging teacher who loves working with song lovers of all ages. She has a lifelong passion for folk and traditional music, and enjoys discovering the musical theatre and pop songs that bring her students joy. She earned a Bachelor’s and Masters in Music from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California, where she was honoured with Outstanding Musical Performance and Academic Achievement Awards. She studied voice at the Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Institute in San Francisco and the Adriatic Chamber Music Festival in Bonefro, Italy. Her EP of original songs, Ten Mile Creek, was recorded on Vancouver Island in 2022.



Chris Bork - Classical, Acoustic, and Electric Guitar

Chris Bork is primarily a classical guitarist and holds a Bachelor of Music from University of Victoria, majoring in Music Education. During his time studying under Dr. Alexander Dunn in Victoria, he played a plethora of classical and modern music both as a soloist, in trios, and as an accompanist. While he has spent the past few years focusing on the classical world, Chris grew up playing rock and folk electric and acoustic guitar, respectively. In all types of guitar teachings, Chris brings a focus to the techniques of energy preservation, theory, efficient reading, and personal expression. No matter what their goals are with guitar, every student should have the tools needed to bring their music to life.





Peter Caton - Cello (online lessons only)

Cellist Peter Caton attended the University of Western Ontario where he received his Bachelor of Music degree with Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi. While attending the Banff Centre he worked with many distinguished artists including Janos Starker, Zara Nelsova, the Orford String Quartet,and Gyorgy Sebok. He later received his Master of Music degree from the University of Victoria where he studied with Hanna Dedecius and James Hunter.
While attending the University of Victoria, he won the annual concerto competition, performing Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C. He has played with the orchestras of London, Ontario, Windsor, Victoria, Kelowna and Prince George and was a teaching assistant to both Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and James Hunter. He spent thirty years working in Vancouver as a freelance cellist, teacher and arranger, and currently plays with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra.





Maia Copley - Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone

Maia Copley is currently a 3rd year Music Education student at the University of Victoria where she performs in the university wind symphony and orchestra. Her primary instrument is the French horn but she also enjoys playing other brass instruments like trumpet and trombone. Maia also has RCM training in piano and voice. 








 Louise Deschamps - Violin, Fiddle, Electric Violin, Viola, Music Theory

Originally from New Caledonia, Louise Deschamps was born and raised until adolescence in Noumea. Her early years on the instrument were founded primarily in Classical music style at The Music Conservatory of New Caledonia. After immigrating to Vancouver Island, Louise became a versatile violinist/fiddler after she enrolled in a 4 year program in Classical and Jazz for violin under symphonic orchestra maestro Marlin Wolfe and multi instrumental virtuoso musician Daniel Lapp. She studied voice under Sheila Sommerville and Teresa McQuarrie with the vocal jazz ensemble and Malaspina choir at Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo BC.

With on-going experiences and exposure to a diversity of worldwide cultural music genres, Louise continues to guide, counsel, perform and share with others her passion and her broad knowledge for this soulful artform. Her musical journey has led her to connect and play with wonderful musicians and groups from New Caledonia, Canada, Algeria, Brazil, and Latin America. Louise welcomes students of all ages, of all levels, and of all musical backgrounds, who will expand their technique fundamentals throughout a selection of world music styles. World music styles provided are the following : Latin/Afro-Brazilian/ Reggae/ Calypso/ Mediterranean/ New Age/ Techno/ Middle Eastern/ French Popular Musettes/ Jazz/ Blues/ Gospel/ Celtic/ Old Time/ Classical and many other. Students will be shown how to study efficiently, how to positively face music challenges and how to stay inspired through it all. Through various approaches and insights such as sight-reading training, ear-training and tactile-training, you will explore and learn the fundamentals of the music language. You will discover how to become effortless, creative, dedicated, passionate and ultimately how to become artistically expressive. Just like any other spoken language, you will be able to develop and expand your vocabulary skills in music and on the instrument.

Louise offers lessons from 45mns to 1 hour in length all throughout the year.


Monique Fink - Violin, Viola, Cello

Monique is a classically trained cellist of 34 years, with a Bachelor's Degree in Music from the University of Victoria. She began studying music at four years old with the Suzuki method. She has first class honors in many Royal Conservatory of Music Exams in both cello and piano. She has also been playing fiddle since 2008. She has been teaching music since 2004. She teaches cello from beginner to advanced levels, as well as violin and viola from beginner to intermediate levels in both classical and fiddle styles, and is very familiar with the Victoria school strings program. During the summer months, Monique can be seen busking on Government Street.






Nancy Hilton - Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Voice

Nancy teaches students of all ages in voice, guitar, and piano. Her instruction includes all aspects of music including music theory, ear training, and rehearsal and performance techniques.  Nancy is proficient in all styles of music including classical, jazz, folk, rock, blues and pop.  As an adjunct professor, she has taught at the college level and works well with beginners to advanced students. Nancy is a friendly and outgoing instructor who strives to make learning music an enlightening and enjoyable experience.  We are happy to offer this outstanding teacher to our students.

Nancy received her degree in Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston. She has taken master classes with many top musicians and teachers, including Quincy Jones, Barry Manilow, Cleo Lane, and Buddy Rich. Nancy also studied privately with President Kennedy's renowned voice therapist, David Blair McClousky, at the New England Conservatory of Music.  She has produced music programs around the world such as PBS's "Bahia, Africa in the Americas", BET's "Reggae Sunsplash." and The Newport Tall Ships Music Festival.



Channing Mar - Clarinet

 Victoria based clarinetist, Channing Mar is a solo and chamber music performer, community school clinician, and private teacher. She has experience in classical wind, chamber and orchestral ensemble playing. Channing has performed in the University of Victoria Wind Symphony as principal clarinet, UVic Symphony Orchestra, Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra on
clarinet and bass clarinet, and with the Victoria Symphony.
Channing received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Victoria in 2021 and is currently continuing her advanced studies in performance at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Channing enjoys teaching and supports creating a positive and fun learning environment for musical exploration and curiosity for everything clarinet!



Christopher Mattila - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass

Christopher is a graduate from the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Graduating with distinction, he is an avid participant in the Victoria music scene and is a session musician with local bands. Christopher teaches electric/acoustic guitar and electric bass. With a drive to build musicianship at the beginner level while also having fun, Christopher is a great choice for beginners of all ages to discover their passion in an environment of enthusiasm and inspiration.






Aoise Roche (they/them) - Piano

Aoise is a classically trained pianist holding their grade 10 Certificate with Honours from the Royal Conservatory of Music. They enjoy teaching students of all ages and finding creative ways to make lessons engaging.

Aoise has practiced with the Edmonton Moravian Church Choir and participated in a variety of festivals and workshops. They taught piano for five years in Edmonton before moving to attend the University of Victoria. Aoise is excited to pass along their love of music to budding pianists!



 Charmaine Tai - Flute

 Charmaine Tai most recently received her Master of Music in flute performance from the University of Victoria, where she held the positions of  principal flute for both the UVic Orchestra and the UVic Wind Symphony.  She has also performed with the Greater Youth Orchestra and the High Notes Flute Choir, and has led flute clinics for high school band students on Vancouver Island and in the Fraser Valley. Charmaine’s musical education   started with the piano at the age of five, and she began studying flute when she was ten.  She hopes that through learning proper fundamental   techniques, students will build confidence and grow in their enjoyment of making music.





Bethanie Tran - Saxphone

 Bethanie is currently working towards finishing her music education degree at the University of Victoria. Her primary instrument is the saxophone which she has 9 years of experience on. Additionally, she's been playing the piano for most her life. Beth plans on pursuing her dream of becoming a high school music teacher to help others learn and create music as well.



 Cleo Yong - Violin, Viola

 Gaining recognition for her musical diversity, Cleo is a violinist and violist that performs regularly on Vancouver Island and in Greater Vancouver. Based in Victoria, BC, Cleo is in her fourth year of music studies at the University of Victoria. She has participated and performed in the International Festival of Music in Naolinco, Mexico, and as a soloist and ensemble musician in the USA and Canada. She has been teaching musicians of all ages as a private teacher as well as in orchestral sectionals since 2015. She mainly teaches the Suzuki Method, Royal Conservatory of Music, and adds in her own technique and historical context. Cleo enjoys guiding and inspiring her students in their musical learning adventure.





Why Tapestry Music?

Tapestry Music has been a BC family owned business since 1996.  With 3 locations in White Rock, Vancouver and Victoria, Tapestry offers in store & online shopping, music lessons and repair services. As a music education specialist, Tapestry is respected and recommended by music educators across Canada.

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