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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.

  • Amber Walton-Amar
    Amber Walton-Amar

    I am committed to creating a positive and nurturing environment for learning and musical growth. Music has the potential to express that which lies dearest to our hearts. My instruction seeks to develop and expand the abilities . . .

  • 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 with the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. She has received numerous awards and scholarships, and was a finalist . . .

  • 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 over the years including Chris . . .

  • Janice Fast
    Janice Fast

    Janice studied at the University of Winnipeg-Concord College where she obtained her B.A. in music and ARCT in piano. She brings with her a wealth of teaching and accompanying experience.   Janice is a certified RCM . . .

  • 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

    Joe is an experienced Guitar Teacher. His background with years of band performance in Rock, Country, Folk and Christian and choir groups allows him to teach many styles and songs. He will give lessons in rhythm and lead for . . .

  • Patricia Ross
    Patricia Ross

    My name is Patricia Ross I have been a music teacher and accompanist for the last 28 years in the Quinte area. My early music instruction was in French in Montreal with renowned pedagogue, Mlle. Yvonne Hubert. After arriving . . .

  • Sophie Bjerke
    Sophie Bjerke

    About Sophie... Professor Emeritus SUNY Plattsburgh NY & Royal Conservatory of Music, College of Examiners   Her degrees are from UBC & Concordia(Montreal) The Leonardo Project and ARCT Voice and Piano  . . .

  • 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 . . .