Kasia - Cello teacher at VCPA


Cello - Edmonton & St. Albert

Kasia is a former Principal Cellist of the Orchestras in Szczecin, Poland and in Poznan, Poland. She has performed in many countries including Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Germany, and Holland. She has years of professional experience both as a musician and an instructor which makes her a superb cello teacher.

Kasia wants to share her passion for playing cello in a way that is most rewarding for each of her students.

Karen - Violin, Viola, and Voice teacher at VCPA


Violin, Viola, & Voice - Edmonton

Karen is a talented vocalist, songwriter and fiddle player. Karen has performed as both a soloist and a group musician for the past two decades. Karen and her group, The Crow Girls, received a 2008 Native American Music Award for Best Folk Recording. The 2007 Canadian Folk Music Awards nominated them for Best Aboriginal Songwriter. She has traveled widely and performed internationally. Performances include; The Canadian Aboriginal Achievement Awards, the International Society for Music Education in Pretoria, South Africa, and the International Day celebrations in Gwangju, South Korea.

Recently, Karen had the honor of playing the fiddle and performing background vocals for Laura Vinson’s 2011 and 2013 The Spirit Sings tour. The show was well received in both the Netherlands and Belgium. Currently, Karen is working on a solo CD project while she is living in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. She is also a gifted fiddle and vocal instructor.

Vladimir Rufino - Violin Teacher at VCPA


Violin / Viola - St. Albert

Brazilian violinist Vladimir Rufino received his Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from Azusa Pacific University (USA), Artist Certificate from Azusa Pacific University (USA), and his Bachelor of Music degree from the Universidade Federal da Paraíba - UFPB (Brazil). During his studies he participated in many music festivals and symposia in Brazil and United States such as the Starling-Delay Symposium on Violin Studies at The Juilliard School.

As a chamber musician and orchestra member, he has appeared in many stages around the world, such as Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), and venues in various countries: Brazil, Argentina, Portugal, Germany, France, United States, and Canada. During his career, he has appeared in many occasions as concertmaster and soloist in front of different orchestras. Rufino is currently first violin of the Vaughan String Quartet, violin instructor at the Visionary College, and is pursuing the degree of Doctor of Music in Violin Performance at the University of Alberta.

Yuxi - Violin Teacher at VCPA


Violin - Edmonton & St. Albert

Yuxi completed her Bachelors Degree in Music at Minzu University in China and taught violin at Qinchuan Art School from 2013 until 2016. She is currently pursuing graduate studies at the University of Alberta.

Mingmei - Violin Teacher at VCPA

Mingmei - Edmonton


Mingmei Xu obtained her bachelor of violin performance at Beijing in 2011. After graduating with honors, she became a professional violinist in Beijing Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra (2011), Beijing Oriental Holiday Symphony Orchestra (2013) and Beijing Legato Chamber Orchestra (2013). At that time, she also have worked as a specially-invited guest violin teacher at Gu AN Children Centre in Beijing, dedicated to furthering the popularity of violin art education. Many of her students have performed outstandingly in competition and gained admission as gifted students to the best primary and middle school in Beijing.

In 2015, she attended the MMus program at the University of Alberta, in Canada, where she is currently a master candidate under the supervision of Professor Guillaume Tardif. And she also involved as an orchestra and string assistant in Grandin Catholic School, Edmonton, combined with her string pedagogy course.

Private Lesson Rates

Starting at $96 / Month

Private lessons are based on 4 lessons per month for half hour, 45 minute, and 1 hour lessons. We accept pre-authorized payments by Visa, Mastercard, and Direct Debit.

Teacher schedules and availability are subject to change and private lesson spots can not be held without payment.

Half Hour Lessons - $98-$139/Month*
45 Minute Lessons - $150-$209/Month*
1 Hour Lessons - $199-$277/Month*
*Rates vary by instructor based on experience and skill level.
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