Our Avila Music Teachers

* ORMTA Members (Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association)

  • Tara O’Brien

    Tara is a singer-songwriter guitarist who has performed festivals, tours, and has recorded on her own, as well as backing various Northern Ontario artists vocally and on both her guitar and bass. She has been a mainstay of the blues and folk roots music scene in Thunder Bay for many years. Not only has Tara […]

  • *Sharon Low

    Sharon is an award winning piano teacher and former Avila Music School student with over 21 years teaching experience. She has a B.A. from the University of Manitoba, has received her Associate Music Degree, Associate Music in Pianoforte-Teacher and Pianoforte-Performer from the University of Western Ontario and is a long standing member of ORMTA. Sharon […]

  • *Deb Wasylenko

    Deb is an award winning teacher with a BA from Lakehead University. She holds a teaching certificate from Toronto Teacher’s College and an Associate Teaching certificate from Conservatory Canada (ACCM). Deb was a Special Education Specialist who taught for the Lakehead District Catholic School Board for many years. She has had students from Lakehead University, as […]

  • Bill Hudyma

    Bill has a Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance from Wisconsin College Conservatory. He has been teaching violin since 1985 and has been at Avila since 1999. Bill has taught at the Regina Conservatory of Music and the Wisconsin College Conservatory. He was a member of the Canada National Youth Orchestra and has played violin […]

  • Doris Dungan

    Born into a musical family in Southampton, Pennsylvania, Doris Dungan began her flute studies at the age of seven, when she barely knew what a flute was. Quickly progressing beyond what her first teacher (her clarinetist father) could offer, she continued her studies in Philadelphia with Frank Versaci until high school graduation. Along the way she also […]

  • Evelyne Reid

    Her experience encompasses young beginners, university vocal majors, and advanced students as they prepare for conservatory examinations, auditions and professional careers. She is an expert on the ‘bel canto’ technique used by world renowned opera singers and recitalists such as Renee Fleming, Deborah Voigt, Bryn Terfel, Placido Domingo,etc. Evelyne Reid received her early music training […]

  • *Narci Dolcetti

    Narci Dolcetti is a piano teacher with Avila for over 20 years, and is an elementary school teacher with the Lakehead Board.  After studying locally with Mr. William Zonneveld, Narci received her Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto. Narci is a former Silver Tray winner of the Lakehead Music Festival. She continues to […]