Our Studio

The Goal

To provide people with a love for music
To assist people in understanding, creating and enjoying music

To work hard at providing a positive and nurturing environment for kids to strive for their absolute best and be proud of their accomplishments

 To encourage students to practice, work independently and set goals to share their artistry through performance with each other, with their families and with their community.  

 

Serving the KW region for over 20 years

  • Adult Programs
  • Child Programs (Day hours available for home schoolers)
  • Registered with Toronto Conservatory of Music
  • Supporter of Local Music Festival and Recitals
  • Tailored lessons for students
  • Recording and Scorewriting technology

 

Be Yourself!

Classical Keys studio provides a warm and fun environment for children and adults to learn. Parents are welcome to sit in and explore songs and learn alongside their children. Time together with teacher, parents and instrument helps and encourages ideas, bringing pictures and music to life.

Be Daring!

Children are able and encouraged to further develop and share their work at recitals, church events, local festivals/recitals and talent shows. We also work closely with students to develop skills in accompanying each other, singers, string instruments etc…

Be Creative!

Using new age software kids can record, listen, interpret and analyze their own works.

Be a Team Member!

Try a workshop, enjoy your recital and stay a little longer, listen and blog positive comments when encouraging each other.
Classical Keys studio is unique in keeping a team and community feel for children and parents.


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Our Performances

“The painter turns a poem into a painting: the musician sets a picture to music” – Robert Schumann

Performing Platforms:  Solo or Collaborative Piano

  • Voice and Instrumental Accompaniment

  • Choral and Congregational accompaniment

  • Dinners and Dances

  • Church Services and Ceremonies including baptisms, baby dedications, wedding/wedding renewals, funerals

  • Christmas Banquets

  • Charitable Fundraising events

  • Retirement and nursing home programming for annual calendar events and special occasions (incl. birthday celebrations)

Si tra i ceppe
George Handel

Liebestraum
Franz Listz

Rondo (Sonata Op.6 for Four Hands)
Ludwig van Beethoven(1770-1827)


Performer Bios

Many thanks to this very musical community for their years of support and encouragement.

Michele Sharon Wilmot

Michele Sharon Wilmot

Michele Wilmot was born in St. Bruno, Quebec.  Her long time love for the piano, music, learning and lessons has earned her an Associate Degree in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and an Honours Licentiate Degree from the British Columbia Conservatory of Music.  Michele is also a Registered Music Teacher (RMT) and is currently the acting Vice President of the local Kitchener Waterloo branch of the Ontario Registered Music Teacher’s Association (ORMTA). She has earned a Certificate of Recognition for Professional Achievement from the Canadian Federation of Music Teacher’s Association (CFMTA) 2014-2016 and 2016-2018.  

Michele has dedicated more than 20 years to teaching piano to students. 

Michele works within the community as an assistant music director to two churches.  She also fills in where needed at other churches including short term music director contract positions.  She donates her time to support local charities and nursing homes. She currently works for the Royal Conservatory of Toronto as the Cambridge Centre Representative.

 

Alten Wilmot

Alten Wilmot

is a dedicated musician and teacher.  He is currently a student in Sheridan College’s Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre program, and a graduate of Eastwood Collegiate’s Integrated Arts Program. With the Royal Conservatory of Music, Alten holds his Grade 10 Piano, Grade 10 Voice, and advanced theory diplomas.

Alten is consistently performing in concerts, churches, as well as in productions with various theatre companies. Alten is the founder of the local performing group Voices Over Time, a troupe of solo singers that give back to the community, by sharing their songs with the seniors and hospital patients of Kitchener-Waterloo.  In teaching music, Alten believes in building a solid technical foundation to allow each musician to explore their own style and artistry.

Carol Ditner-Wilson

Carol Ditner-Wilson

(B.Mus; ARCT; RCM Advanced Specialist)

is a native of Niagara Falls who has lived in Kitchener-Waterloo since 1978 and has been actively teaching piano, theoretical subjects, and working as a church musician ever since. She is a long time member and former past president of KW ORMTA. She is a wife, a mom and a grandma. About ten years ago she met Michele Wilmot and they began to meet weekly for coffee and duets.

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Contact Us

1420 Victoria St. N.
Kitchener, Ontario
N2B 3E2
Phone: 519-503-3620
E-mail: info@classicalkeys.ca

Classical Keys