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Bonsor Arts - Alexander Flock
Alex Flock
Guitar 

 

Alexander Flock is a versatile guitarist, adept at rock, country, jazz, funk and fingerstyle, just to name a few. Over the years Alex has received various awards and accolades for his playing, most recently being the winner of the Roxy Launch Project with the band Best Night Ever. He also placed 3rd at the 2012 Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition, a prestigious competition judged by some of today’s top fingerstyle guitarists. With his experience teaching both privately and at various studios and summer camps over the years, Alex is comfortable teaching all ages and all levels in a wide variety of contemporary styles. 

Mark Luongo - Bonsor MusicMark Luongo
Guitar, Piano, Ukulele

 
 

Born into a musical family Mark began piano lessons at age 4 and completed his Grade 10 Toronto Conservatory with First Class Honours at 16. He studied ukulele through the world renowned Langley Ukulele Ensemble, taught himself guitar and became an accomplished bassist with scholarship offers from the Kiwanis Festival and from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.  Mark chose to study at the Coalition of Music in Toronto in their Artist Entrepreneur Program and then earned a degree in audio engineering from the Nimbus School of Recording Arts. In 2003 he founded his own recording studio and has co-written and released 4 records of original music. His current band, "PRTY H3RO, is signed to Sony Music. Mark began teaching a mix of ukulele, bass, guitar and piano at 19 and directs an ensemble for the Langley Ukulele Association.

Joyce Chan
Joyce Chan
Piano

 

Joyce started playing piano at the age of 5, and by 15 had finished the Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music certificate in Hong Kong. She continued her training in Vancouver under Greg Semerdjian, has completed the RCM grade 10, and she is currently pursuing her ARCT certification. Joyce has performed in many recitals and festival and has been teaching piano for over 10 years. She was trained to teach group lesson using the MYC (Music for Young Children) method and she is also a certified teacher of Music Together, which focuses on teaching singing to children from toddlers to age 9.

Pavel Chiriac
Pavel Chiriac
Violin

 

Pavel’s performing and teaching credits are too many to list! Suffice it to say, he has had a distinguished international career as a musician and has gained a considerable reputation as a first class instructor. Pavel holds a Master of Music from the George Enesco University in Romania and has studied at the University of Victoria, taking Master’s level courses in violin and chamber music. His teaching is based on more than 30 years of study and research and include the Classical German from Carl Fleisch: the modern French from Ysaye, the Eastern European from Enerco and Oistrach; the North American from Ivan Galamian and application of the Suzuki methods.

Charmaigne Liu
Charmaine Liu
Piano

 

With a great passion for teaching, Charmaine enjoys motivating and sharing her love of music with students of all ages and levels.  Charmaine has dedicated herself to music education for more than 10 years and has worked with the communities of Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, and Coquitlam.

Charmaine graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC), an Associated Diploma in Performance and Piano Pedagogy from the Victoria Conservatory of Music, and is presently completing her Masters of Education degree at UBC.  Her mentors of music and music education include Dr. Joy Innis, Mayling Kwok, Winifred Scott Wood, Dr. Ronald Morgan, Dr. Corey Hamm, Alice Enns, and Dr. Scott Goble. 

Charmaine currently holds teaching positions as an early childhood educator and an independent piano teacher.  She is also a certified Music Together instructor and endeavours to explore the wonders of world (multicultural) music with all her students.  She looks forward to imparting inspirational opportunities of expression, creativity, and artistry through the collaborative experiences of community music-making. Charmaine is thrilled to be a part of  Bonsor's team of fine and performing arts instructors! 

 Michael Klein
Michael Klein
Piano & Saxophone
 

Michael Klein was passionate about music from a very young age, and feels fortunate to have a career in which he can share this passion with others.  Michael holds a Diploma of Jazz Studies from Capilano University, and a BA in Music Education from UBC.  He has taught music for over 10 years to preschoolers, children, adults and to people with special needs, as well as provided instruction for clinics, workshops, music festivals and high school programs.  

Michael is also an accomplished musician in his own right.  He has worked as a side musician on multiple projects, and performed for various concerts, charity events, weddings, music festivals, conventions, and clubs.  He launched his own band in 2011, missingNo, which has gained a worldwide audience with 3 albums and a multitude of music videos.  Michael has worked not only on-stage, but behind-the-scenes as an experienced studio musician - involved in every step of the album-making process.

He is enthusiastic about continuing his musical career and sharing his knowledge and experience with others, whether they simply wish to learn an instrument for their own personal enjoyment, or to embark upon a musical career of their own.  

Candy Lam
Candy Lam
Piano

 

Candy Lam, born in Vancouver, began classical piano studies at the age of 7. She has studied at the Vancouver Academy of Music with Sheila Hardy, and then completed her ARCT and Elementary Pedagogy with Dr. Ronald Morgan. Candy graduated from SFU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, concentrated in contemporary music. During her studies, she taught piano lessons at the Community Schools Team, a branch within the Vancouver School Board. She has also competed and won awards in various music festivals, such as the Kiwanis Music Festival and Richmond Music Festival. In 2010, she won the “Grade 10 and Above” category of the Kawai Piano Competition. Candy likes working with students of all ages, and strives to share her passion for music in a fun and educational environment. 

Craig McCaul
Craig McCaul Guitar, Bass, Drums, Ukulele & Piano

 

Craig has been a professional musician and composer for over 20 years. He has played guitar, bass and drums with a multitude of Jazz, Rock and Country groups all across Canada, and has toured throughout the world, most recently in Germany and Qatar on the Arabian Peninsula.

When not performing with such artists as Kent McAlister and the Iron Choir, Joel Kroeker, The Cape May, Ridley Bent, Carolyn Mark, Matt Masters, the Great Outdoors, Melisa Devost, and Cameron Latimer, Craig writes and performs his own music.

A graduate of Mount Royal Collage, he obtained his Music Diploma in 1993. Since 1991 he has been teaching guitar and bass to all ages, both privately and at schools such as Tom Lee Music,  Not Just Another Music Shop, Pacific Drum Centre, GuitarWorks and now here at Bonsor! He  currently plays in the bands The Washboard Union, Bella Monde and Ridley Bent.

Mark Campbell
Mark Campbell
Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin, Piano

 

Mark is a guitarist, drummer and keyboard player from Vancouver, BC.  From age 7 to 18 he studied music at the Douglas Academy of Music under David Lund where he completed his Grade 7 Royal Conservatory of Music studies. He went on to study Classical music at Douglas College and Jazz music at both Capilano University and Vancouver Community College. 

Mark has toured and played across North America and Europe for over ten years with several different groups, most notably with world music pioneers Roots Roundup. During that time he also traveled to Asia to study and experience the music and culture of India and South East Asia.

Mark has been teaching since grade 12 and he loves the opportunity to pass on what he has learned in his life so far, especially to youth. For him few experiences are as rewarding as fueling the curiosity and passion for learning that he sees in others. Discovering each student’s unique gifts and process of learning is a continuous journey that he finds deeply motivating and inspiring.

Dario Gonzalez Aguirre
Dario Gonzalez Aguirre
Piano

 

Dario began taking piano lessons at the age of 10 and continued through high school and university. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of British Columbia, where his primary focus was in performing and composition. He holds a Music Technology Certificate from Douglas College, where he specialized in audio recording/editing/mixing as well as music composition for Film and TV.

Dario has studied various styles of music such as jazz, classical and pop and as a local musician has performed in numerous festivals in Vancouver including Latino Soy Festival, Trout Lake Latin Festival, Kaleidoscope Multicultural Festival, Victoria Drive BIA Summer Multicultural Festival and Dia Alegre Festival. He has performed in various groups such as Tanga, Guocosa Project, and Mariachis Los Dorados and spends a great deal of time performing at weddings and other special celebrations.  In addition to being a piano player Dario is also skilled with bongos, guitar and trumpet. He is a composer/singer/songwriter and has composed many piano, instrumental and choir pieces. He has released several singles such as Let’s Burn the Dance Floor and Baila Conmigo for digital retailers such as iTunes and CD Baby. He is presently the Director of Our Lady of Sorrows Spanish Choir.

Dario’s philosophy is that learning music should be fun and exciting. Music is a basic means of human expression and every person has the right to learn how to make music and discover the beauty of the music that they hold within themselves.