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Meet Our Talented Trio: New Teachers Joining PAMDA Faculty this Fall!

Updated: Jul 27, 2023

We are thrilled to share some exciting news with the PAMDA Community! As we gear up for the upcoming Fall semester, we are delighted to welcome three exceptionally talented teachers who will be joining our faculty. Each of them brings a wealth of experience and a passion for music that will undoubtedly inspire and enrich the musical journey of our students.

Marlene Bartsch, Tessa Greyling, and Zeena Zaiyouna

Meet Zeena Zaiyouna: A Maestro of Many Talents

An orchestral conductor, oboist, pianist, and educator, Zeena's musical prowess is matched only by her dedication to arts advocacy for youth leadership and mental health. With a Master of Lifelong Learning (M.Ed.) from Denmark and a degree in oboe performance from Queen’s University, Zeena has not only performed with prestigious orchestras but has also served as the Assistant Conductor of the Ontario Pops Orchestra. Her passion for teaching extends across borders, as she has trained educators on four continents, sharing innovative aspects of play-based learning and trauma-focused arts programming. We are honored to have her expertise at PAMDA. (More about Zeena here.)

Welcome Tessa Greyling: A Musical Journey Full of Passion

Tessa Greyling's love affair with the piano began at the tender age of 6, and she has been inseparable from it ever since. Having completed her piano exams through the Trinity College of Music (RCM Gr 10) and participated in numerous festivals and competitions, Tessa's dedication to music is palpable. Homeschooling her three children has taught her the art of adapting to each student's unique learning style, and she firmly believes in making piano lessons a joyful and life-giving experience. We are thrilled to have her with us, sharing her love for playing instruments and making music.(More about Tessa here.)

Marlene Bartsch: A Music Maven with a Heart for Education

Marlene Bartsch's journey in music spans over 40 years, making her a true veteran in the field. As a distinguished music educator, musician, and music studio owner, Marlene's passion for music shines through her teaching. Her customized approach addresses each student's learning style, ensuring they develop a heightened love for art and music. Marlene has conducted various ensembles and choirs, worked with music festivals and charity events, and mentored many professional musicians and teachers. We are excited to have her expertise and nurturing spirit at PAMDA. (More about Marlene here.)

Please join us in welcoming these newest additions to the PAMDA community. Their diverse backgrounds and love for music will undoubtedly ignite the spark of creativity in every learner they encounter.

If you or someone you know is eager to explore the world of music under the guidance of these exceptional teachers, reach out to the instructor today.

Let's make beautiful music together! 🎶

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