Our Faculty

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Marissa Kitson

Acoustic & Classical Guitar, Voice, Piano & Songwriting

Marissa studied Classical Guitar Performance and Composition at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and is approaching her 20th year as a music teacher in Victoria BC. 

Marissa enjoys playing and teaching a wide range of musical styles.  She believes that no matter the genre, every student will benefit from the following:

  • Understand the correct techniques to be able to express your musical thoughts in a way that not only speeds up the learning process but also protects your body from repetitive stress injuries.  

  • Know your music theory and harmony so that there is a clear understanding of each music style.

  • Effectively communicate the personality of each musical style studied.

  • Have the ability to improvise and have the ability to write down and/or record their musical creations.

All lesson plans focus on all points listed above. 

Marissa also believes it is essential to nurture the performing arts as it is necessary for the benefit of individuals and our community.  For this reason, Marissa has expanded her studio into a small Music Academy with a strong emphasis on community performances. (In non-Covid times, of course.)

Ange Ella Healy

Voice, Songwriting, Mandolin, & Ukulele

Ange Ella Healy is a singer/ songwriter with a deep love for harmony, mandolin melodies, rhythm and guitar. She is currently living and performing on Vancouver Island. This summer she will be performing and touring with her band ‘Sage, Silt and The Desert Rose.”


She has recorded three albums, 'Baker’s Know When We’re Waking (2008), 'Wanderers Rest' (2009), and ' Mary and the Book of Ruth' (2010). She is currently recording her fourth, 'Land of the Blind'.

Ange Ella studied contemporary music and performance at Selkirk College in Nelson, B.C. with focus on songwriting, sound engineering and recording.

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