Jacqueline is the director of the Signature Music Studio.
She is a voice instructor, as well as a piano instructor.
Jacqueline loves to teach in the classical style, but also really enjoys Musical Theatre, Worship Music and Popular music. She grew up performing worship music as often as she could as well as acting in school and church plays and musicals. She competed in a variety of festivals, winning multiple awards as well as completing both her Piano ARCT and Voice ARCT. She has also participated in many community musicals, school and community choirs and oratorios.
Jacqueline has studied voice with Rudy Schellenberg, Jake Klassen, Millie Hildebrand, Mel Braun, Henriette Schellenberg and Joanne Mercier.
She studied piano with Doreen Klassen and Joan Broadfoot.
Her style of teaching is to evaluate students individually to help the student and parent to meet the goals you have This may be that you want to take lessons just to get better, make music for the joy of it, or have specific goals of acquiring amazing technique and competing in festivals and other competitions. She will also be glad to prepare you for a practical Royal Conservatory of Music exam.
Jacqueline is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the Southeastern Manitoba Music Teachers Association (SMMTA) and the Manitoba Registered Music Teachers Assocation (MRMTA).
Bachelor of Church Music (B.Ch.Mus.)
The Associate of The Royal Conservatory (ARCT) – Piano
The Associate of The Royal Conservatory (ARCT) – Voice
Royal Conservatory Advanced Specialist in Voice and Piano
Leora teaches piano lessons of all levels at Signature Music Studio.
Education: DCM, AMM piano, Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Willie is the guitar instructor at Signature Music Studio and teaches all styles of guitar.
Bachelor of Music (B.Mus)
Katharina teaches violin at Signature Music Studio.
Katharina Fuchs recently completed a Bachelor of Music degree in violin, with a minor practical study in piano, at the University of Manitoba studying with renowned Dr. Oleg Pokhanovski. She is a recipient of multiple scholarships, including the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music Scholarship and the Allan McKean Memorial Scholarship. During her studies at the University, Katharina had many performance and collaboration opportunities performing with a number of ensembles, including the University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra. She participated in masterclasses with world renowned violinists such as Taras Gabora and Amy Hillis.
Raised in a musical family, Katharina eagerly learned both violin and piano from a young age. She started her musical education in Germany studying with Virgil Gega in Kaiserslautern and has had many opportunities to perform in competitions and festivals.
Katharina has been giving private studio violin lessons for several years teaching students from beginner to advanced. She is dedicated and motivational to each student. Her goal is to bring out the best in each student’s playing and to pass on the love of music and the joy of playing violin. She has great joy, together with the student, witnessing their growth to a higher level of violin playing.
Bachelor of Music (B.Mus)
Candace Hamm teaches piano at Signature Music Studio.
Whether preparing for auditions and competition, building strong foundations and a love for music, or learning piano for enrichment, Candace is committed to presenting the best possible learning experience for her students. Her approach to technique and artistry has been influenced by the Russian and French schools of thought on piano pedagogy along with a love for understanding the ‘why’s’ behind what she does. She believes that a love for music, a discerning ear, a strong work ethic, and a healthy approach to movement are the four most essential elements of piano, developed from the very first lesson.
John Taves teaches violin at Signature Music Studio.
John Taves started playing the violin at age 6 in Winnipeg’s Suzuki program. While growing up he performed in numerous festivals, concerts, competitions and was awarded two medals from the Royal Conservatory of Music. John has long had a passion for orchestral music and frequently held Concertmaster and Principal Second positions in the Winnipeg Youth Orchestras and the Brandon University Orchestra during his time in the ensembles. Additionally, John has performed with the Mennonite Community Orchestra and the Regina Symphony Orchestra.
John’s love for music and learning has taken him to study violin both at Brandon University and the University of North Texas. In his second year studying at Brandon University, John was awarded the Viktor Krahn Memorial Trophy at the Brandon Festival of the Arts. His past teachers include Kerry DuWors, Philip Lewis, Simon MacDonald, Anna Bond, Karl Stobbe and Elana Hiller. John graduated with a Bachelor of Music Performance Degree with Distinction from Brandon University in 2018.
Additionally, his enthusiasm for teaching music has led him to study Suzuki Pedagogy with Karen Kimmett and Joanne Martin as well as violin pedagogy with Kerry DuWors. John has been teaching full time since 2018 and currently holds violin studios in Steinbach, Altona, Carman and Winnipeg.
Kim Sidorchuk: Piano Instructor
Julie Sidorchuk: Piano Instructor
Sofia Epp: Piano Instructor
Alexander Fuchs: Piano Instructor, Accordion Instructor
Alexandra Neufeld: Piano Instructor
Emma Martens: Piano Instructor
Choosing the Right Teacher
Points to consider in selecting a teacher include:
- Music education
- Level of experience
- Studio Atmosphere
- Type of programme offered
A good foundation is essential to the study of any art or science. It is therefore, especially important that the beginning students have the best possible teacher.