QMA Instructor: Sophie Chen

QMA Instructor: Sophie Chen

Sophie has been playing the violin since the age of 8 with prior piano and basic music training. Since then, she has participated in scholarship competitions, international music camps, violin exams, as well as the Winnipeg Youth Orchestras where she had the honor of being 

QMA Instructor: Sasha Turgeon

QMA Instructor: Sasha Turgeon

Sasha started learning how to play the violin under the tutelage of Olga Medvedeva at age seven in his hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario. While in Thunder Bay, Sasha played in the Thunder Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra where he held a variety of positions including 

QMA Instructor: Victoria Turgeon

QMA Instructor: Victoria Turgeon

Victoria has been playing the violin since the age of seven and piano since the age of twelve. Her primary teacher while growing up was Olga Medvedeva. While in her hometown of Thunder Bay, she held the positions of assistant concertmaster and concertmaster during her 

QMA Instructor: Michelle Anderson

QMA Instructor: Michelle Anderson

Michelle has a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Manitoba and has been teaching, performing and recording for over 15 years. She studied classical guitar from a young age, and has since broadened her styles and techniques to include Folk/Roots and Pop/Rock. She 

QMA Instructor: Brooke Boileau

QMA Instructor: Brooke Boileau

Brooke has been playing drums since age 11. She is our Quest Music Academy success story, having taken lessons with us for many years before moving on to study classical percussion at the University of Manitoba and coming back to teach lessons with us. She’d 

QMA Instructor: Daniel Ng

QMA Instructor: Daniel Ng

Daniel Ng was trained as a pianist when he was 4. Later in high school he started playing drums and has fallen in love being a drummer since then. Despite investing a lot in producing and mixing in recent years, Daniel still likes picking up 

QMA Instructor: Marc Brownlee

QMA Instructor: Marc Brownlee

Marc graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from St. Francis Xavier University, as well as a Diploma in Jazz Performance from Grant MacEwan Community College. He has played in bands of many genres including jazz, funk, punk, metal, and rock. With over 

QMA Instructor: Peter Vander Hout

QMA Instructor: Peter Vander Hout

Peter Vander Hout has 2 bachelor degrees in music and music education from the University of Manitoba and had been a music teacher for Winnipeg School Division for the past 15 years. He also has a certificate from the Canadian Wind Conductors Development Program in 

QMA Instructor: Barry G. Player

QMA Instructor: Barry G. Player

Barry G. Player has studied at the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood California. After starting to play guitar at age 12 Barry knew by age 13 that music was “it” for him. Decades of many bands, touring, recording and teaching followed. A love for all styles 

QMA Instructor: Laurel Fast

QMA Instructor: Laurel Fast

Laurel holds an ARCT in Vocal Performance and has been teaching private Voice, Pianoand Theory for 28 years. She has enjoyed being a part of Quest Music Academy for the past five years. Laurel is a past winner of the Tudor Bowl – Winnipeg Music