Kathy Vykysaly

Ms. Vykysaly began teaching piano in 1978, and established Keynotes School of Music in 1985, after she completed her piano RCM qualifications, and an Honours Degree in Child Psychology from the University of Toronto. She has taught hundred of students over the past 40 years, the majority of whom have won regional, provincial, and national competitions. Ms. Vykysaly specializes in private teaching of piano, flute, and theory, and her students consistently achieve First Class Honours on their RCM examinations. As director/owner of Keynotes, Ms. Vykysaly is dedicated to the highest level of excellence in her teaching staff, and has a passion for music, creativity, and the students that attend her school. She has had the honour of working with many musicians that have achieved remarkable accomplishments in their music studies, and many of her past students have gone on to study music, mathematics, and engineering in university.

At Keynotes, students learn to appreciate and enjoy the music with a focus on good technique as opposed to just rushing through completing RCM exams. Added to that, we have always appreciated Kathy’s efforts to accommodate scheduling needs and teaching preferences for both our boys. Our older son began learning piano at Keynotes when he was 7. Still at Keynotes at 18, he is working towards his Grade 9 RCM while at the same time preparing to teach piano. His younger brother is following along the same path. Kathy placed each of our sons with a teacher who suited his personality, and making the learning experience more enjoyable.

We recommend Keynotes to anyone who would like to learn and enjoy playing music.

Gracy and Lester Moniz / parents

Keynotes School of Music has been a great place for both our boys. Keynotes has exceptional teachers that take a lot of time & dedication to show what it is to have a love for music. Our boys look forward to many more years of learning at your school. We are so proud to be part of the Keynotes School of Music family and would highly recommend students to come out and learn here.

Fiona Lobo / parent

My daughter has always had an ear for music but until she was 10 years old we did not have an opportunity to fit piano lessons into our busy schedule. When I found Keynotes School of Music, I was so delighted that owner Kathy Vykysaly carefully considered my daughter's personality and learning style and she was matched with the teacher who was just right for her. Almost three years later, my daughter is now working on her Grade 3 RCM level and has won awards for her previous high scores. Even better from my perspective is the lovely music that fills our house whenever my daughter plays. We are very happy with Keynotes and the supportive and responsive staff.

The Thompson Family / parents