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

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 times
Tuesday 3:30 pm / ½ hour only
All other slots booked

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 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Time can be booked in 30 min. 45 min. or 60 min.
All other time slots 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 composer who has been playing for the last 13 years focusing on Piano and Guitar. Matt was also the musical director and session pianist tasked to compose and perform musical accompaniment for guest speakers at the 2019 UBC Jumpstart Ceremony.

Matt is also a music producer and audio engineer centered around electronic music production through Ableton Live 10. Matt has contributed to the production and composition of 5 full length EPs for various artists. From arranging and recording the entire rhythm section to mixing the final product, Matt is knowledgeable in all stages of music creation.

Matt Available times
Monday afternoons at this time from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Wednesday afternoons at this time from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Time can be booked in 30 min. 45 min. or 60 min.