Welcoming Ms. Ran Jiang

This June, we had the pleasure of welcoming piano teacher Ms. Ran Jiang to our school. Ms. Jiang completed her Master’s degree in Music Education at Western University. As an RCM certified piano teacher, the member of Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association (ORMTA), and the founder of Piano Gamification, Ran believes that teaching piano is […]

28 Mar 2018

Saxophone Masterclass with Perry White

  Saxophone Masterclass with Perry White April 7th at 3 pm in the Kollari Concert Hall With a distinctive sound “steeped in the tradition of jazz and charged with the energy and experimentation of modern music”, Vancouver native Perry White’s staggering list of career credentials ranges from long-time membership with ‘The Shuffle Demons’ to playing […]

27 Mar 2018

Flute Masterclass with Dianne Aitken

  Flute Masterclass with Dianne Aitken April 7th at 2 pm in the Kollari Concert Hall Based in Toronto, flutist Dianne Aitken maintains a balance between her professional and family life. Active as a soloist, chamber and session/orchestral player in Canada, Europe, China and the US, Ms. Aitken is also recognized for her teaching, arranging, […]

10 Aug 2017

How playing an instrument benefits your brain – Anita Collins

Let’s Begin… When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term […]

24 May 2017

Welcome Dr. Dobrochna Zubek

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Dobrochna Zubek of the University of Toronto to our teaching team. With dedicated passion and expertise, Dr. Zubek will be taking over the cello program as of July, and will be announcing a masterclass and recital shortly. Registration for Dr. Zubek’s class is now open. Reserve your spot in person, […]

11 May 2017

Andrew Guo

This is Andrew’s story. Take a read and witness how music education helped this Kollari student to not only become an excellent violinist, but also a budding entrepreneur. Thank you to Andrew for sharing his story. If you are a parent or student at Kollari and would like to share your story on our blog, email us […]

25 Apr 2017

Martina Ortiz Luis

At only 15 years old, Martina Ortiz Luis has become an accomplished singer and has earned herself notoriety on international stages! As the full time anthem-singer for the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs, Martina is known local figure around the GTA. Her powerful range and charming personality has captivated fans across North America – her incredible […]

20 Apr 2017

The Gift of Music from the Kollari Institute of Music

Vaughan’s newest music school is already getting national attention with its state-of-the-art facility and top-class education There is no gift greater than music — and this year, the freshly unveiled Kollari Institute of Music celebrates that truth in more ways than one. Firstly, it celebrates its immensely gifted students. Owned and operated by husband-and-wife team […]

13 Mar 2017

May 28th – A Piano Recital with Jun Li

Jun Li started piano with the Kollari Institute of Music at 3 years of age, and his achievements are impressive: Top Prize winner at the 2014 and 2015 Canadian Music Competition List of 12 Inspiring Torontonian’s under age of 12 by the Toronto Star in 2015 Grand Prize winner of the CBC Piano Hero contest […]

What Our Students Say

  • “My daughter, Martina, has been educated musically by Yevi and Mimosa Kollari for over 10 years now. They developed Martina’s musical skills and most importantly they showed her to play with passion. The Kollari’s are very dedicated in helping their students grow to become successful musicians and confident persons.”

    James Ortiz Luis

    Vaughan, Ontario

  • “My dream has always been to sing on stage! Kollari Institute of Music has helped me achieve that dream and so much more. The teachers are passionate about teaching and that passion transforms our dreams into reality. I started lessons with Kollari Institute of Music almost five years ago. To date my entire family are taking music lessons with the school… What I love the most about this establishment is the way Miss Mossa and Dr Yevi treat us. We are NOT students – we are their family, their children, and their friends! Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for us.”

    Mari Faraone

    Vaughan, Ontario

  • “My children have been attending music lessons at the Kollari Institute of Music for 8 years. I am very pleased with the level of commitment by the staff to engage my children to explore their artistic ability with the piano, guitar and singing. My childrens’ teachers are exceptional in their ability to teach, collaborate, and bring them to new heights! This music school has provided many opportunities for my children to showcase their talents through RCM, music performances, and other opportunities for competitions and band programs. The director Mimosa, has been a pleasure to work with since the first day I walked in. She is flexible, supportive and has helped to motivate my children to learn music in a warm and inviting environment. Thank you for bringing music into my home!”

    Anita Brant-Bonavota

    Vaughan, Ontario

  • “Our children Mark and Naomi have been with the school for more than 15 years and have experienced great teaching in violin and piano. I dare say that Mimosa and Yevi give their very best to each child and are always willing to accommodate requests or address any concerns we may have. Monthly concerts at the school and the annual Christmas concerts at the Richmond Hill Performing Arts Centre provide the students the exuberance of public performance, the pride of personal accomplishment and the focused discipline required for it. You will never sense this school as a business entity. It is a place where music thrives enriching the lives of young and upcoming musicians.”

    Yohani Lewis

    Vaughan, Ontario