At WIMA, our teachers know how attached students can get to their own musical style. That’s why, based on the strength of their experience teaching music, they share their passion while adapting the bass guitar lessons to let each student express their own musicality, whether they are beginners or advanced.
All WIMA studios are outfitted with the equipment necessary for learning and practicing guitar. You just have to bring your bass, your sheet music, and your enthusiasm!
During the lessons, we teach the fundamental basics of music while respecting each student’s musical style. All students are strongly encouraged to have their teachers listen to their favourite pieces, and they can choose the musical style they would like to focus on. Our teaching methods, which rely on good communication, allow the students to build a solid foundation for learning music. Once the fundamentals have been acquired, students can tackle more advanced techniques such as writing or improvisation.
Involved in the Montreal music scene since a young teenager, Michael has been a part of many bands, performances and events across the city. He actively collaborates with many musicians and vocalists; song-writing, playing guitar or bass on their tracks, recording their music and performing with them live. In addition, Michael also writes music for T.V, commercials, and other mediums. He studied bass guitar in Vanier College and remains present in the academic scene, teaching guitar, bass and music theory to all ages at various institutes and schools around the city over the past 10 years. Michael is extremely passionate about teaching his students the fundamentals of music while learning their own specific styles.
Mike teaches Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Ilya’s passion for music began at an early age when his father, a classical music enthusiast, would regularly acquaint him to various composers. As a young boy, Ilya also sang with an Orthodox Church choir. Yet his true devotion to music began when he picked up the guitar at the age of 8, practicing and composing in a multitude of genres ranging from rock to classical. His strong interest in the progressive jazz genre led him to pursue his studies in Jazz Guitar at Vanier College.
Ilya has also studied extensively in film production and has written numerous scores for various independent films. Furthermore, he has played in numerous Progressive Rock, Funk and Jazz bands and often plays at various venues in Montreal.
Teaching has always been a passion for Ilya and a means to convey his enthusiasm to the student. His method relies strongly on establishing good communication and a positive learning environment. The students first develop their basic guitar skills through songs they like and various popular songs. Ilya also enjoys teaching advanced techniques such as improvising and song writing.
Ilya teaches on Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays.