All of our music teachers have studied music, hold impressive credentials and most importantly are qualified to teach every age and level of music. Every music teacher has lots of experience teaching and performing. We are all studio musicians that have either performed in the public or, have trained successfully through either the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) or post-secondary. Everyone at Moura Music Studios is very much involved in the music scene in Bolton, Brampton, Caledon and the GTA.
Friendly & experienced music teachers.
Every music teacher at our music school has a sense of humor and is outgoing. We believe in connecting with our music students and building a personal relationship so that creativity can flourish.
Kate Moura – Owner/Director, Voice Instructor
Kate Moura began studying music at a very young age. She completed her grade 8 Piano and Voice with Royal Conservatory of Music. She studied music at York University and specialized in Jazz Vocal Performance. She completed her degrees earning herself a double major. She holds a Bachelor of Fine arts in Music and Bachelor of Arts in English.
Kate has performed at charity events and gigs across Peel Region including Caledon’s Walk for MS, the Feast of the Palate and Midnight Madness. She Produced a Christmas CD with the help of her students. All of the proceeds were donated to Hospice Caledon to help our community. She has performed at weddings, corporate events, and community events. Kate has been asked to perform the National Anthem at the 2008 and 2009 Tournament of Champions televised event and many more. As a winner of the 2006 Caledon Idol, Kate was featured on an episode of Girl’s TV on YTV. She has studied with renowned jazz vocalists such as Lynn McDonald, Elaine Overholt and has recorded an original jazz CD.
Alessandra Napoli – Voice Instructor & Head of Kinder Programs
Alessandra has graduated with a Degree from the University of Guelph-Humber with honors and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education. Alessandra also holds a certificate with the Royal Conservatory of Music for her Grade 8 Voice. Aside from her office obligations Alessandra also instructs vocal performance and technique. Music has been one of Alessandra’s greatest passions and by receiving the opportunity to share it with the community has brought her nothing but joy.
Alessandra runs the ten week Kinder Notes program for young children. Kinder Notes is an interactive and fun music introductory program for young children. The Kinder Notes curriculum encompasses fun and interactive activities in a group or private setting which introduces students to all of the musical elements!
Alessandra Napoli has been with Moura Music Studios since 2011. As Studio Coordinator Alessandra is responsible for scheduling weekly classes, planning agendas for staff and teachers, Accounts Payable and Receivables, coordinating programs and special events.
Larisa Turner – Voice Instructor
Larisa is an energetic vocal teacher whose love of music was founded in her early childhood. She also plays the piano, drums and guitar. She has most recently graduated from the vocal RAP program at Mayfield after spending all four years on the honour roll. While at Mayfield, she sang in many choirs and participated in classical, jazz and pop music.
Larisa has most recently travelled to Austria and the Czech Republic on a musically enriching trip where she learned about Beethoven, Mozart, and Hayden. She is also looking forward to attending U of T for a psychology major and music minor in the fall. She has successfully completed her grade 8 Royal conservatory exam as well as her Advanced Rudiments Theory exam. Larisa encourages her students to experiment with different music genres and singing techniques, while keeping it interesting and engaging.
Lesia Viveiros – Head of Piano Department
Lesia studied at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto from the age of 7. After a long absence she resumed and continues her studies at the Conservatory’s TELUS Center for Performing & Learning. She is an experienced piano and theory instructor, teaching beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Lesia’s patience and dedication to her students makes her a great teacher for younger children and adults alike. She believes in building a rapport with every student and customizing each lesson according to their personality, interests, and musical goals.
Lesia has compiled an extensive library of resources; from pop and rock to classical, theory and history, all to benefit each student. She likes to have fun while teaching, but at the same time, she believes in discipline. Lesia has been teaching at Moura Music Studios since 2006.
Joshua Turner – Drums & Piano Instructor
Joshua has been teaching drums and piano at Moura’s for two years. His love for both disciplines however, began over ten years ago. Josh is in his fourth year at OCAD University studying visual arts, another creative outlet which motivated Joshua’s love for music. Joshua’s pleasant and kind attitude toward his students and parents have made him quite popular at our school, not to mention, his descriptive and engaging teaching methods.
Joshua teaches the mechanics behind the drum set. These include proper stick handling, use of pedals, different sounds and rhythms and, most importantly, he understands the significance of implementing theory in order to maintain a well-rounded musical knowledge.
Bobby Edwards – Guitar Instructor
Bobby Edwards is the most recorded studio musician in Canadian history and a legend in the Canadian music scene. Edwards has played on countless CBC radio shows, and recorded with a list of musicians that can only be rivalled by various music halls of fame.
Glen Campbell, Gordon Lightfoot, Sonny and Cher, “Trump” Davidson, and CBC institutions like Tommy Hunter, Front Page Challenge and the Friendly Giant (those strings plucked by Rusty, those were Edwards!) have all used the melodies that rise from the former Caledon resident’s fingertips. Moura Music Studios is thrilled to have students learn from the man so many credit as one of Canada’s more talented string men.
Carly Cianflocca – Reception
Carly Cianflocca is currently studying at York University as a Vocal Music major. Prior to her post secondary education, Carly has taken vocal lessons at Moura’s and has ever since, aspired to become a music teacher.
Over the years, Carly has performed at the Caledon’s Walk for MS and Bolton’s Remembrance Day Ceremony. She has also performed at Moura’s Christmas and Year End Recital, which has allowed her to express her inner most passion for music to the public.
Great teachers for great students.
We love music and love to teach music. Contact Moura Music Studios today and book an appointment.