At WIMA, each student will benefit from a personal approach based on their goals, whether they are at a beginner, intermediate, or advanced level. Fun is the heart of our philosophy, and we integrate it into all of our lessons while imparting our knowledge and passion for music to our students. Our teachers work with pieces chosen by the student and adapted to suit their level. Students will also have the opportunity to play one of their favourite pieces at the end-of-session recital.
Our teachers use creative methods and books that perfectly correspond to the level of the student and respond to their objectives. Students will learn how to read sheet music, chord diagrams, and musical notation at their own pace.
Each WIMA studio is outfitted with quality accessories and equipment. Just bring your violin, your sheet music, and your energy!
Jacob Niederhoffer is an avid chamber and orchestral musician, and has performed throughout North America and Europe. After earning his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the Peabody Institute under Violaine Melancon, he moved to Montreal for an Artist Diploma at Mcgill University with Andrew Wan. In addition to performing, Jacob enjoys teaching all ages and levels of students. He believes that a supportive, easy-going lesson environment is the key to success at music, and strives to balance technique, musicality, theory, and ear training to create well-rounded musicians.
Jacob teaches on Saturdays.
Manuel Alba is a Colombian musician who has been playing Violin since the age of 8 years old, under the instruction of Freddy Munoz and Giordano Batista. Before coming to Canada he spent time at UTP University studying Music Education, and had participated in several Chamber Ensembles, as well as in big events, such as the National Independence Concert with Batuta’s Orchestra in 2009. He attended Vanier College in Music under the instruction of Sylvie Allaire and now studies Engineering at Concordia University. He believes being able to play music is a skill that anyone will be grateful to have throughout his or her life no matter the path they follow. Patience in life is key and music allows to see how each step counts. It shows us how you must connect the dots to make a line.
Manuel teaches on Thursdays and Sundays