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Pinnacle Music Studios School of Music is one of the largest music schools in eastern Ontario and the largest in the Quinte area. Our teachers are dedicated, qualified music teachers whose goal is to instill a love of music in each student as well as promote musical excellence in whatever instrument they choose to pursue.


  • Claudia Scott
    Claudia Scott

    Claudia began her piano studies at the age of four and obtained her ARCT in Piano Performance at the age of 17 at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.  She received numerous awards and scholarships, and was a finalist . . .

  • Courtney Quebec
    Courtney Quebec

    Courtney Quebec, MA BFA Courtney completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in jazz performance as well as her Master of Arts in Composition at York University.  She released her debut album, I Hear Colours, in 2011 and has . . .

  • Derek Morris
    Derek Morris

    Derek Morris has been performing music since he was 5 years old. His musical life started in the Ottawa Valley backing fiddlers on the guitar. He started playing Celtic and Old Time Fiddle at the age of 11. At the age of 20 . . .

  • Duncan Cooper
    Duncan Cooper

    Duncan Cooper has spent 35 years as a professional musician. He is a graduate of Mohawk College Music program Genres Jazz Rock R & B Education Graduate of Mohawk College – music program. Jazz theory – . . .

  • Ed Conley
    Ed Conley

    Ed comes from a musical family. He started playing drums at the age of 5, and studied throughout public and high school, also picking up guitar and bass. He played drums with numerous bands, and toured as a professional . . .

  • Janice Fast
    Janice Fast

    Janice earned her A.R.C.T. in piano and BA in Music, she studied under Imgaard Baerg of the Winnipeg Symphony, and she currently teaches piano to students from 5 - 85 years of age. Teaches Piano - beginner to advanced, . . .

  • Jeremy Kelly
    Jeremy Kelly

    Jeremy Kelly graduated from Humber College in 1999 with a focus on performance, giving him a very strong musical background in Jazz Improvisation and Harmony.  His education, combined with . . .

  • Jessica Yarrow
    Jessica Yarrow

    Originally from Belleville, Jessica graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree with a major in music with honours and minor in psychology, and also graduated from Loyalist College with a . . .

  • Joe Kennedy
    Joe Kennedy

    I came to Belleville in 1982 playing in a family band called the Renegades. I have played in various bands over the years including; The Kennedy Brother’s Band, Blind Archer, Blue Zoo, Cup of Joe and the Grind and presently . . .

  • Matthew Ray
    Matthew Ray

    Matt enjoys playing and teaching a variety of styles of music. He has performed as a solo guitarist as well as in large group situations in a range of genres, including Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Country and Bluegrass. Matt's . . .

  • Patricia Ross
    Patricia Ross

    Patricia Ross, earned her ARCT in 1995 and has been teaching piano for 20 years.  Patricia also teaches the Music for Young Children program. I began music lessons at the age of 9 in my hometown of Vaudreuil, . . .

  • Robert Martin
    Robert Martin

    Robert Martin has taught voice at Pinnacle Music since 2000. Prior to that, Robert sang as a tenor with the Canadian Opera Company, singing principal roles with the Ensemble such as Giove/Pane in La Calisto, Tamino in The . . .

  • Sherry Mayhew
    Sherry Mayhew

    Began piano lessons at the age of 7, she received her A.R.C.T. in piano pedagogy with Marjorie Engels. Sherry attended Queen’s University where she received a Bachelor of Music, vocal and choral – and was . . .

  • Veronique Kwakkernaat
    Veronique Kwakkernaat

    Started playing flute at age 13, she was a member of the Junior and Senior High School Bands in Middleton, NS and General Panet Secondary School in Petawa, ON. Veronique was the Principal flautist for the Eastern . . .

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