THE TEAM

The team at Song of Stars is pursued & hand selected for their talent, experience & character.

Our qualified instructors will vary in their musical competencies and genre preferences while still carrying the culture and distinction that makes Song of Stars unique. Our aim is to connect you with the right instructor based on your objectives and availability. We love our team and have a feeling you will too. 

 
 
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Tiffany Vlasveld

Founder

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Tiffany Vlasveld is no stranger to the spotlight! Being the eldest child in a family band, her parents introduced her to a love for the stage at 6 years of age. Surfacing from a musical family of 10, her life has been full of experiences that only a life on tour can entail. With 20 years of teaching under her belt, she has lived by her creed; "A Good Teacher Makes Learning a Joy!"

Tiffany understands the love of music; that with nurturing and support the most beautiful melodies can be created. She has performed along stars such as Carrie Underwood, Gretchen Wilson, Lee Ann Womack, LeAnn Rimes, Reba McEntire, Loretta Lynn and Tanya Tucker.

Tiffany specializes in Vocal Coaching, Performance, Songwriting and Piano and is passionate about helping others discover their own unique sound.

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Zaac Pick

Music Coach - Guitar | Songwriting

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Zaac Pick is an award-winning songwriter, singer, performer, and touring musician with over 15 years experience in the music business. Many of his songs have appeared on TV shows like One Tree Hill, Degrassi, and Saving Hope, while he has performed alongside the likes of The Civil Wars, Bahamas, and Noah Gundersen.

He is excited to help students to learn to use the guitar as a tool to express their ideas and artistic voice in songs — working together to develop good creative habits and set goals that build confidence and skills.

Zaac teaches guitar, songwriting, performance and ukulele.

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Matty Mazzei

Music Coach - Guitar

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Matthew Mazzei began playing the guitar on his 13th Birthday. For the past 15 years he has played guitar for musical artists such as Aaron Gillespie, Andrew Marcus, Ben Cantelon, Ben Fielding, Ben Hastings, Jad Gillies, Madeline Merlo, and Mia Fields. He has also spent many hours in studios working on projects with various musical artists in the Greater Vancouver area.

Matthew loves to express his emotions through music - he see’s his guitar as his voice, and his voice as an instrument. Whether it is through playing guitar, vocal performance or songwriting, Matthew has a passion to help artists grow in their musical ability so that they can find their true form of musical expression.

As a teacher, mentor, and coach, Matthew desires to partner alongside artists and help them develop as creative, confident and skilled musicians, ready to play any stage that comes their way.

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Olivia Selig

Music Coach - Voice | Piano

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Olivia studied at the University of Victoria where she received her Bachelor of Music. With a rich background in music education Olivia has a refined knowledge of vocal technique which can be applied to any style of singing. Her music inspirations vary from artist such as Ed Sheeran to Fleetwood Mac.

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Jenny Banai

Music Coach - Voice | Guitar | Songwriting

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Immersed in the arts from a very young age, Jenny Banai adapted an almost immediate love for singing. Her experience in numerous forms of art and performance include musical theatre, choir, worship, and her current project as a professional recording and performing artist.

She has toured several times across Canada and briefly in the UK. A violinist, self-taught guitarist, powerful vocalist and song-writer, Jenny takes a keen interest in the emotional and intuitive nature of music and it’s therapeutic benevolence. She is excited to be a part of Song of Stars team and hopes to offer inspiration to students as they learn the pathway of their individual unique voices.

"A remarkably talented singer. Her voice is agile and expressive, with uncommon power and control. I’ve watched her stun audiences in clubs and living rooms, including my own!, with her intriguing songs and her charming, unpretentious presentation. ~ Radio Host and Hip Hop Artist, Shad

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Ada Decolongon

Music Coach - Piano

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Ada began playing piano at age 4 through the Suzuki Piano Method at the Vancouver Academy of Music. Her training at VAM incorporated Royal Conservatory of Music repertoire and studies, before she began playing popular music and started exploring other genres.

Her love for music moved her halfway across the globe to Sydney, Australia, where she completed an Advanced Diploma in the Creative Arts from Hillsong International Leadership College. She obtained her Piano Pedagogy Certificate from the British Columbia Conservatory of Music.

Ada has a passion for breathing new life into the structures of traditional instruction; and takes pride in cultivating the unique, musical gifts in each of her students.

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Jay Stewart

TOON Instructor

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Jay has been drumming professionally for 18 years and for a variety of Juno and GMA nominated artists. As a producer his work has been featured on a variety of TV shows such as Flashpoint and Grays Anatomy. As an instructor he has been a guest lecturer at local Universities and Colleges.

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Mackenzie Kuettel

Music Coach - Voice | Piano

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Mackenzie fell in love with music at age 12 and has been immersed in it ever since. With RCM training in both voice and piano, as well as 10+ years of singing and performance, she is also trained to teach Music for Young Children. She loves the opportunity to work alongside people and help them grow, to help them find their own sound as an artist.

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Amanda Na

Music Coach - Voice

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Coming soon.

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Harrison Kuettel

Music Coach - Guitar

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Coming soon.

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Ella Adkins

Music Coach - Voice | Piano

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Coming soon.

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Jacob Chapman

Music Coach - Piano | Keyboard

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Coming soon.