Jennifer Buckland

Jennifer has been with Keynotes School of music for 22 years. She is an accomplished pianist, composer and academic. At present, she is finishing her ARCT in piano performance. Graduating from York University, she holds a BFA (cum laude) and a Masters Degree in composition. While studying at York, she has premiered several of her original compositions. She also holds a BA from the University of Toronto. Currently she is working on completing her PhD in musicology (ABD) at York. Her background also includes having played viola for the Etobicoke Philharmonic orchestra (1999-2009). At Keynotes, she is a senior level piano teacher (beginner to Grade 10), as well as being a theory specialist, instructing all levels of theory and composition. A primary goal is having her students enjoy and understand the music they play, as well as ensuring correct technique and interpretation. As an educator, she believes that every student has a unique way of learning and she strives to enable each student to develop their own unique talents.

We have been with Keynotes School of Music for the last 6 years. We are very fortunate to have Thomas Dobrovich as our son’s piano teacher. He is very knowledgeable, talented, and a dedicated teacher who is passionate about music. We highly recommend Keynotes to any parent who want to introduce their child to the world of music.

Joseph and Lelanie / parents

My daughter has been attending Keynotes School of Music for approximately 8 years now.  The owner Kathy and her talented teachers run a very warm, inviting school which has made my daughter always feel very comfortable at the school and happy to attend her classes. The dedication of the teachers and their enthusiasm for my daughter's development has definitely contributed to her love for music and enthusiasm to continue to have music and the piano as part of her life.  I would highly recommend Keynotes to anyone wishing to bring music into their lives!

Susan Pontoni / parents

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