Nicole Wilton (Program Owner/Director)
M.Ed, RMT, ARCT, B.A.
Nicole Wilton is a second generation Suzuki piano teacher in Saskatoon where she has taught for over 26 years. She maintains a private studio as well as being the Program Owner/Director of the Community Music Education Program, an early childhood music program and conservatory that she has managed for many years at the University of Saskatchewan. As of August, 2015, Nicole has now taken this program off campus to run privately in the community which it serves as part of her own Wilton Academy Of Music.
Nicole holds a Master’s degree in Education, an ARCT in piano pedagogy and a Bachelor of Arts degree as well as various levels of Kodaly, Orff and Suzuki early childhood education designations. She is a frequent clinician, adjudicator and presenter at Suzuki workshops and institutes as well as early childhood conferences. Nicole has achieved her Teacher Trainer designation with the Suzuki Association of Americas and is only 1 of 5 in all of Canada. Nicole is a proud mom to 3 girls.
- Nicole Wilton – early childhood classes & Suzuki piano
- Jeannette Gross – early childhood classes
- Skye Lennox – early childhood classes
- Joy Nelson – early childhood classes
- Tim Campbell – guitar (Traditional and Suzuki)
- Amir Houshangi – guitar
- Brandon Redekop – piano (Traditional and Suzuki)
- Joyce Hodge – piano (Traditional and Suzuki)
- Dorothy Hamm – piano
Dorothy Hamm (Piano)
Dorothy Hamm has been a private piano teacher for the past 30 years, maintaining a large class of 40 students for many of those years. She has enjoyed teaching students of all ages, including adults, from beginner level to RCM grade 10, and ARCT. For the past 3 years,she has served on the provincial board of the SRMTA. Dorothy has also been involved in singing in and leading choirs in church and the community, and has served as a church pianist and accompanist for many years. Her enjoyment of all genres of music allows her to tailor her piano lessons to suit the interests of each individual student, from classical to popular.
Brandon Redekop (Piano)
Suzuki and Traditional
Brandon has been a student in Nicole Wilton’s piano studio since the age of 4 years. He also attended U of S Early Childhood classes for several years with Mrs. Cole as his teacher. Brandon has completed Book 7 Suzuki piano as well as Book 2 Teacher Training. He is continuing his music education in Grade 10 Royal Conservatory of Music and pursuing Book 3 Suzuki Teacher Training studies.
Brandon enjoys sharing his love of music with his ever growing family of piano students. Franz Schubert is his favorite composer and he enjoys listening to and playing all the great composers of every era. Brandon is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. He is also an avid competitor in Badminton.
Amir Houshangi (Guitar)
Classical Guitarist and educator, Amir Houshangi began playing guitar at the age of eleven after being inspired by the English guitarist Julian Bream and has held a simultaneous interest in classical guitar and lute music ever since. Amir holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Classical guitar performance from The Art University of Tehran, Master of Music in Solo Performance from The Royal Northern College of Music and the Advanced Certificate in Performance from the University of Toronto. He has studied classical guitar with Alireza Tafaghodi, Gordon Crosskey, Craig Ogden, Dr. Jeffrey McFadden and has attended in master classes with Dr. Lily Afshar, Julian Byzantine, Paul Galbraith, Mark Eden, Chris Stell, David Leisner and David Russell. As a concert artist, He made his debut in 2005 in Iran and has performed in various venues in countries such as England, Wales, and Canada.
Amir’s enthusiasm in education, pedagogy methods and Performance-practice subjects always led him to devote significant of his time to teaching and music research projects.