Hi, I'm Ayden, and it's my pleasure to share the gift of music with you!
A bit about me:
For the past decade I have performed in a myriad of places from school programs to farmers markets and private events as a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter. I love to share my passion for music through expressive singing and violin, funky guitar rhythms, and colourful piano chords.
My personal background in Montessori and Waldorf education and working with autism at Easter Seals (2011 - 2014) gave me a unique awareness and appreciation of the varying needs of learners, allowing me to adapt my teaching methods to each student.
I teach students how to develop a deep personal connection to music, blending classical and folk traditions with the cutting edge techniques of modern technology. My method is intuitive and holistic, whereby I seek to leverage the interconnections between music, emotions, the brain, the body, and modern life to make you a better, more fulfilled player.
I teach the FUNdamentals of piano, guitar, violin and voice with a focus on healthy posture, functional music theory, improvisation and learning your favourite songs! My aim is to impart a well-rounded view of music for those that want to explore and find their own unique voice. And I like to keep it light and fun!
Words from my clients:
Ayden is knowledgeable and has gone the extra mile for my son. highly recommended!
Ayden was very responsive to my son’s violin lesson needs. He is knowledgeable and has gone the extra mile for my son. I highly recommend Ayden.
focus and daily commitment - a good role model
Lessons with Mr. Graham taught our children focus and daily commitment to practicing and advancing a skill. He's a good role model for the kids as a professional musician. Mr. Graham is able to teach music online quite effectively, and the whole family loved participating in the spring recital, both performing and listening to others. It was a lovely event, a bright spot during the isolation of Covid-19 lockdown.
his passion and appreciation for music has transferred to our daughter and we are eternally grateful
Our daughter started piano with Ayden at age 5 and she is now 7. What we’ve observed in learning the piano is her focus, confidence, and cognitive flexibility as well as the growth in her fine motor and writing abilities. There was some nervousness around how much she would learn virtually, but not only does she continue to improve, we appreciate the flexibility of the virtual lessons. We have truly enjoyed working with Ayden, his passion and appreciation for music has transferred to our daughter and we are eternally grateful for that.