Our Teachers

Continuous training and improvement is important to us!

All of our instructors are trained Music Together® teachers and regularly take Songs & Skills Workshops and additional training to refresh and grow their skillsets.

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E-J Walker

E-J is the director and lead teacher at TipToe Music.

Originally from England, she has sung and performed throughout her life in the UK, Europe and Hong Kong in many choirs including The Hong Kong Bach Choir and The Cecilian Singers of Hong Kong, as well as the London EC4 Choir and Dorset Opera, England and has flute and piano qualifications from the Royal School of Music, London, England.

E-J stumbled upon Music Together when her children were small, with all three of her boys learning through Music Together Mixed Ages classes in Hong Kong.  This passion for music-making with her children inspired her to train as a Music Together teacher in Melbourne, Australia in October 2013, and more recently to develop her skills further through the Music Together Certification Level One qualification in Toronto, Canada.  

E-J was awarded her Music Together Certification Level I in Toronto in March 2017, having demonstrated outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education. The award was granted from the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ, USA  by Kenneth K. Guilmartin, Founder/Director.

E-J has taught Music Together in Hong Kong and Canada, including Mixed Ages and specialist Babies Only classes, and now introduces the new Rhythm Kids programme for older children.  She is also a Music Together Inschool specialist, teaching locally in daycares and pre-schools.

She believes that music is an integral part of learning for ALL children and is passionate about supporting families and local community growth to achieve happiness and confidence through their love of music.

     
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Begum Boyanci

Begum is our new teacher in the TipToe Music team!

Begum is from Turkey, moving to Canada with her husband and young son in 2018

She has played Classical Guitar for 25 years and loves to sing, since moving to Canada she has been involved with many different music projects here including work with Labryinth Ontario and Toronto Art Council.  

She completed her Master’s degree in Classical Turkish Music in 2013 at Halic University. 

Begum has taught guitar and ukulele to children and adults for almost 20 years in music schools in both Turkey and Canada. With her young son in mind she decided to widen her field of expertise and add early childhood music education to her accomplishments, completing her Music Together Teacher Training in January 2021.  She completed her training with TipToe Music during winter 2021. 

Begum is so excited to be a part of TipToe Music and can't wait to help spread her love of music-making and education with our families.  She loves to see children develop and learn through music and is keen to bring her expertise to our team to help our families thrive!

     
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Sara Csermely-Hancock

Sara teaches our Music Together Online programme and has been teaching music for over twenty years.

A native Californian, she holds a Master’s degree in Choral, Orchestral, and Operatic Conducting and a Bachelor’s degree in Oboe Performance from the University of California. She has conducted children’s choral and orchestral programs as well as youth opera and musical theatre.

She founded the University of California, Santa Cruz, Women’s Chorale; the St. Rita Youth Choir in Marin County, CA; and the Joyful Voices Children’s Choir in Los Gatos, CA. She has served as an Assistant Conductor for El Camino Youth Symphony (now Golden State Youth Orchestra), San Jose Youth Symphony, and University of California, Santa Cruz Opera Theatre.

She first began teaching family music & movement classes to children and their caregivers at The Music School in Sunnyvale, California in 2006. She resides in Budapest with her husband and two children.

     
 
TipToe Music Teachers