Guitar Lessons 

Do you want to learn how to strum a few tunes with your acoustic by the camp fire? or pick your favourite classical songs? or rock out on the electric?
We teach acoustic, classical, and electric guitar.
We will teach you whatever you want to learn, whether that's a particular style or genre, learning to read music, preparing for an exam, or learning just for fun. 
Our instructors make sure that lessons are fun, engaging and educational no matter what age or skill level you are. Our goal is to make sure you reach your goal.

Our Guitar Instructors 

Liam Stanley 

Guitar - Jazz - Ukulele

Liam Stanley is a young jazz guitarist from Toronto, Ontario. Liam has been playing guitar for over a decade, having studied jazz with Humber alumnus Tristan Clark, and York professors Roy Patterson and Lorne Lofsky. Liam graduated from the York University, School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design in 2016 with a B.A., Special Honours in Music.

Tak Arikushi

Guitar  - Bass - Drums - Ukulele

Tak first started teaching guitar to a friend in high-school when he was 17. Tak was inspired by the great teachers that he had in my life, who nurtured my musical curiosity and showed me the amazing rewards that music can have. Now after more than 15 years of teaching and developing his skills, Tak has successfully taught and inspired many students. Tak is continually driven to help students overcome their unique challenges and achieve their goals to become the musician they want to be.

Ivan Zilman 

Guitar - Bass - Saxophone - Vocals 

Ivan Zilman received his Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales-Arts Musique from Vanier College and graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts-Music where he was awarded Cum Laude Honours as well as the Loyola Foundation Scholarship. Included among his teachers was the legendary Jazz guitarist Joe Pass.

Chris Adriaanse

Bass - Guitar - Ukulele

Chris received his Bachelors in Fine Arts, specialized honours in music from York University in 2012. While at York, he was awarded a York University Talent Scholarship, one of the Dean’s Prizes for Excellence in the Fine Arts, and the Oscar Peterson Scholarship for excellence in Jazz performance. In his final year, Chris was selected as one of the few participants of Jazz FM 91’s ‘Jazzology’ program.

Ben Fukuzawa 

Drums - Guitar - Ukulele

Bio coming soon...

Alex Fournier

Bass - Guitar - Ukulele - Mandolin

Alex Fournier is a double bassist with an interest exploring his instrument completely. Alex began his musical studies at the University of Toronto under such Canadian masters as Dave Young, Andrew Downing and Jim Vivian. As well, he began studying composition under Andrew Downing and Phil Nimmons, graduating with a Bachelor of Music with honors in 2011. Alex later attended both the Banff Creative Music Workshop and the SIM Workshop in 2013, leading him to a position in the Johns Hopkins University's Peabody Conservatory's Jazz Performance program. Currently based in Toronto Ontario, Alex maintains multiple groups, series and initiatives. Among his projects is his long-form composition/improvisation project Triio, which released it’s premiere recording in June 2019.