Violin

Jiyeon Ahn (B.A., B.MUS)
Piano, Violin

Jiyeon graduated with Bachelor of Music with distinction from Queen’s University. She began her violin studies with Ray Dotoratos in New York, and continued her violin studies with Kyung ae Kim and Gisèle Dalbec. She is an enthusiastic chamber musician. Throughout her career, she has participated in many ensembles and orchestras, including Boheme Chamber Ensemble, Ars Nova Ensemble, Seoul Orchestra, and Tongyoung International Music Festival Ensemble. She also played as a member of Bohemian Soloists.

Jiyeon has been teaching since 2002. She has worked with students of all ages, and with her knowledge in Psychology, which she also holds degree in, she focuses on fun and leads her students to enjoy their music making.

Arthur Oleksy
Piano, Violin, Viola

Arthur is currently completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts along with his Bachelor of Education at York University. At age 5, Arthur began to take lessons in piano and violin. Arthur has thus far completed his Grade 9 Violin, Grade 10 Viola and Grade 8 piano along with all the theory requirements of Royal Conservatory. For two years he had been studying vocal at St. Michael’s Choir school. During the summer Arthur would travel to Poland to study choral conducting in the Polish Summer College. He has also completed summer courses in Waterloo studying Suzuki methods and techniques. Other additional qualifications Arthur has completed include Ontario Suzuki String Teacher Development as well as TCDSB Teacher Development. He has always been passionate for teaching as well as performance. Arthur has received numerous first, second and third place awards in various competitions in Canada including Mississauga Music Festival, The Kivanis Music Festival and others. One of the biggest work experiences Arthur has had was in Taiwan where he travelled to performe during the Multicultural International Music Festival.

Ruth-Anne Yu (B.Mus., B.Ed.)
Piano, Violin

Ruth-Anne graduated with a double degree in Music and Education from University of Toronto.  She has performed with Showtime Pit Orchestra, Arts York String Orchestra, and the Unionville High School Orchestra.  Her excellent interpersonal skills, friendly personality and love of teaching make her classroom lessons always enjoyable. Her comprehensive lesson plans is both challenging and educational, and she constantly encourages and motivates her students to reach their full musical potential.