From Rachmaninoff to Ragtime, the piano shows its wonderful versatility.

The keyboard has such a basic layout that you can explore and play while you get a feel for the structure of music. From Adele to Coldplay the sound of the piano provides a base for melody and rhythm underpinning many of our favourite songs and melodies.

Our Piano Teachers

Leon Feldman piano teacher

Leon Feldman 

Leon Feldman is a musician, composer, arranger, and producer and has taught piano, guitar, vocals, theory and music production for the last 11 years. Leon graduated from the Contemporary Instrumental Music Program at the V.C.C. School of Music, majoring in ‘Jazz and Contemporary Guitar’ and minoring in ‘Vocal Studies’. Receiving the “Fred Bass Scholarship Award” in the 3rd semester for the “most talented all round performer”.

Leon also interned with world renowned film composer, James Newton Howard at his studio, ‘JNH Studios’ interned at world renowned film composer, Hanz Zimmer’s studio, ‘Remote Control Productions’

Leon has been instrumental in the creation/release of 5 albums with different projects, having diverse musical skills as a guitarist, vocalist, piano player, bassist, drummer, composer, audio engineer, producer & arranger enjoying all of these rolls.  Leon has completed electronic music production elective courses at VCC with producer credits on many albums.

Leon Feldman Available times
Thursday afternoons at this time from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm online lessons
All other time slots booked


Tara Deng

Open Door Music is pleased to welcome Tara Deng to our instructor staff she has a warm persona and welcomes the Open Door Music School approach to teaching. Tara has been playing the piano since age 4, and has developed a passion for music over time. She is an RCM level 10 certified pianist and cellist, with a classical music background. She has played in numerous orchestras during her time and has experience with young children, leading them in the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra, as well as in small ensembles. She has an interest in pop music, and incorporates this into her repertoire.

Tara Available times
Wednesday afternoons at this time from 3:30 pm 1 / 2 hour
Thursday Full
Friday afternoons 4:00 pm and 5:45 pm
All other times booked


Matthew Young

Open Door Music is pleased to welcome Matt Young to our instructor staff adding a contemporary yet traditional element to our music program. Matt is a multi-instrumentalist and performer who has been playing for the last 13 years focusing on Piano and Guitar. Matt is also music producer and audio engineer centered around electronic music production through Ableton Live 10.

Matt was the musical director and session pianist tasked to compose and perform musical accompaniment for guest speakers at UBC for incoming students.

Matt Available times

Tuesday afternoons  3:30 pm to 8:00 pm


Nina Gevers 

Nina Gevers is a classically trained Irish pianist with nine years of enthusiastic piano and music teaching experience. Having begun her musical journey with the piano at age 8 on a honky-tonk piano her dad bartered for on a building site, she now holds a Music Education Bachelor’s degree from Trinity College Dublin/RIAM.

Her teaching style blends those of her own learning, her emphasis of musical joy and understanding, having studied at the Kodály Institute in Hungary in 2016. Musical connection is at the heart of her teaching purpose, and she adores supporting student’s musical development and love of piano, finding satisfaction in the balance of quality musical touch and the story it tells. She believes that communication, encouragement and compassion are just as essential elements to imparting musical knowledge as technical skill, and that music is for everybody.

Nina Available on Tuesday Evenings

Mike Brown piano teacher, clarinet teacher, whistle teacher

Mike Brown 

Mike studied classical piano with Ronald Moir of “Duo Noblesse Oblige”, harpsichord with Doreen Oke, and jazz piano with Jillian Lebeck. He holds a Grade 10 Certificate in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto.

Mike Brown is a full-time freelance musician specializing in classica, world and new music. He holds a M. Ed from UBC and a M.Mus. from the City University of New York where he studied with Charles Neidich.

Mike Brown Available online lessons only