Caterina Augimeri : Saxaphone, Piano, Voice

Caterina Augimeri

Saxaphone, Piano, Voice

Caterina has been involved with music since a very young age and is very excited to have the opportunity to share her passion with others.   She has been studying theory, piano and saxophone for many years.   Caterina also has experience in teaching voice lessons.   She is currently working towards her music degree at the University of Windsor.   Caterina has played in pit orchestras, multiple ensembles as well as side projects outside of school. She is currently participating in the University Jazz Ensemble and Lancer pep band and  enjoys music in her life everyday.

Lauren Elliott : Piano, Voice

Lauren Elliott

Piano, Voice

Lauren has had a passion for music for as long as she can remember. She is currently working on completing her grade 10 RCM exam while training with Dr. Thomas Green.  Lauren is a Windsor native who has studied piano and voice from a very young age, and has been performing ever since. She has been involved in local music theatre productions such as Sweeney Todd and Asylum: The American Horror Story Musical, and is currently very involved with the Kordazone Theatre. She also enjoys performing in coffeehouses as a solo act around Windsor whenever she can. Lauren has enjoyed teaching children for several years now, and is very excited to be joining the Montessori Mozarts team!"

Daniel Turner : Guitar, Piano, Voice

Daniel Turner

Guitar, Piano, Voice

Daniel Turner is a third year student at the University of Windsor, studying classical guitar. He also has a background in piano and voice. Daniel recently performed with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra as a result of winning the 2015 University of Windsor Concerto Competition. He also regularly performs at weddings, functions, and coffee shops throughout the city. Daniel has received scholarships for his ability on the guitar, and achieved honours and distinction for his RCM Grade 8 practical test. He is very excited to be joining the Montessori Mozarts team, and to help his students reach their full musical potential.

Amelia Daigle : Voice, Piano

Amelia Daigle

Voice, Piano

Windsor native, Amelia Daigle is a professional opera singer who has graced stages in both Europe and across North America singing roles such as Bizet's Carmen and Rossini's La Cenerentola. Praised for her rich mezzo voice and musicality, Ms. Daigle recently placed first at the National Music Festival in Edmonton, Alberta in the Voice Category where she competed against singers from across Canada. When she is not onstage performing, Amelia enjoys teaching music workshops and private lessons to singers of all ages and levels as a way of encouraging music appreciation and inspiring students to think both critically and creatively. Ms. Daigle holds a Master's degree in Vocal Performance and Literature from Western University and a BMus and minor in French Studies from the University of Windsor. Amelia is thrilled to be back in her hometown of Windsor, ON where she will be joining the distinguished faculty at Montessori Mozarts this fall!

Ava Droski : Piano, Voice

Ava Droski

Piano, Voice

Ava could not imagine a life without music! She began her piano and vocal studies at the age of 6 and has performed in many local competitions and festivals as both a pianist and vocalist since 1999. She is currently studying at the University of Windsor to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree, and is working toward writing and completing Gr. 9 Piano RCM. She has been teaching piano and vocal lessons since 2007. In 2013, Ava graciously accepted the position of Vocal Director for Villanova High School’s production of Hairspray. She has also volunteered her time and talents to the Windsor Light Opera as the vocal workshop instructor for the summer camps. Ava could not be more eager and excited to share the wonderful gift of music and let it blossom.

Aaron Gasparini : Guitar, Beginner Voice

Aaron Gasparini

Guitar, Beginner Voice

Aaron has been thoroughly involved in many facets of music since a young age. He has eleven years of guitar playing experience and has a deep appreciation and knowledge of the instrument. In the past, Aaron has been involved in a number of musical theater productions and has a great deal of vocal training and experience. He is currently studying music at the University of Windsor in the B.A Music program. He has preformed both as a solo act and as part of a group for more than half his life. An enthusiastic individual, Aaron has a rather eclectic musical sense and finds immense happiness in whatever sort of musical endeavour he embarks on. Aaron is very excited to pass on his joy and passion for music to all who wish to learn!

Grace Gasparini : Voice, Beginner Piano

Grace Gasparini

Voice, Beginner Piano

Grace has been involved in music and musical theater since she can remember. Growing up, she has been involved in many productions with Lakeshore Academy of Fine Arts, including Beauty and the Beast, The Nutcracker, The Sound of Music, and Grease. Taking vocal training in grade 11 and 12 in high school, Grace has gained experience in studying and performing music. She also has performed on stage at several talent shows throughout high school in solo and band acts. Grace enjoys singing at any opportunity she is given and has a strong passion for music, and is thrilled to be a part of the fantastic team for Montessori Mozarts!

Charmaine Valbuena : Piano, Beginner Voice

Charmaine Valbuena

Piano, Beginner Voice

Charmaine was born in the Philippines and immigrated to Canada at the age of six. Not long after she moved to Canada, her parents enrolled her into piano lessons. Charmaine studied piano at Conservatory of Music in Windsor, then transferred to Academie Ste. Cecile when she moved to Tecumseh. Charmaine's training at Academie Ste. Cecile greatly influenced her classical background in piano. In 2011, Charmaine received her B.A. in International Relations from University of Windsor. Her formal education taught her about community relations, and she hopes to intertwine her two passions in working with the community and in playing music. In 2013, Charmaine managed a fundraising show entitled, A Love Letter to Windsor, which showcased the local talent in the Windsor-Essex community. Charmaine is also a member of the Windsor Community Choir and performed in choir concerts, including The Christmas Rose.

Charmaine has been teaching with Montessori Mozarts since 2012. Her time at Montessori Mozarts has been a truly amazing experience as she has the opportunity to share her passion for playing the piano with students. Playing an instrument is a wonderful achievement. Charmaine hopes to help students through their journey of self-discovery and creativity through music.

Rachel Loerts : Voice, Piano, Beginner Guitar

Rachel Loerts

Voice, Piano, Beginner Guitar

Rachel is a long-time music lover from the small town of Wyoming Ontario. She started piano lessons at the age of nine and and as a teenager went on to learn guitar. She developed a love for singing as well as performing while playing at local coffee shops. In 2012 Rachel moved to Windsor to attend the University of Windsor in the Bachelor of Music Program majoring in vocal studies. As a part of the Outstanding Scholars scholarship program she has had the opportunity to work with Dr. Janice Waldron for the past two years. Rachel enjoys volunteering at the Capitol Theatre as an usher and seeing the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. As an advocate for youth arts, she is also a member of Vanguard: Windsor-Essex’s Youth Arts Collective. Rachel is very excited to begin teaching with Montessori Mozarts and to inspire the love of music in others!