Brasses & Woodwinds

Kirkland Russell

Kirkland Russell has been studying woodwinds and piano for thirteen years and has been teaching music privately to students of all ages for four years. He has also taught at summer camps as well as special needs sports programs. His love and appreciation for music and teaching has driven him into the music education field at the University of Toronto, where he is currently extending his musical studies in the institution’s 5-year concurrent teacher education program. 

Specializing in woodwinds and piano, he has extensive experience and knowledge of both classical and jazz music/pedagogy and loves music of all different styles and genres. His performance experience extends to weddings and fundraisers, and he presently holds the first saxophone chair in the University of Toronto Wind Symphony.

Aylmer Menezes

Aylmer has been playing the piano for the last 18 years. He has finished his Grade 10 RCM certification and has also graduated from the Faculty of Music at University of Toronto, with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. Aylmer has been teaching piano for over 5 years and has worked with students of all ages. Being mainly classically trained, Aylmer's main area of expertise is in classical music and RCM preparation. However, lessons are tailored to meet the students needs and desires. Some alternative genres of music that may be explored in private lessons are jazz, pop, rock, and gospel.

Aylmer is also an experienced saxophonist and offers the same attention to detail with his woodwind students as he does with his piano students.

Louis Patrick

Louis has been a passionate musician for over 20 years and has tutored privately for the past 13 years. He studied jazz and classical performance at the University of Montana and has written and recorded across genres from classical to gospel, and jazz to progressive rock. Louis has a passion for teaching music, and has taught students across multiple levels of experience, from beginners up to graduating high school students auditioning for university acceptance.  Louis also serves as General Manager and Head of Customer Service at Marsman Music. If you need anything done, he’s the man you need!