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Music 4 All Seasons has been providing and offering a large range of different services such as event musicians and music lessons. Owner and founder Joanna Lee has been the organizer, instructor and foundational musician who caters to all her clients, while working well with her colleagues and business partners. Most notably, Music 4 All Seasons is closely affiliated with Artemis Musicians’ Society.

 

We have been providing live music services for over 10 years. Beginning as a string ensemble, this Canadian based business quickly grew to include a talented roster of professional musicians that cater the perfect musical ensemble to each and every event. These ensembles include classical string duos, trios and quartets, jazz trios and quartets, pianists, harpists, and Violin & Piano just to name a few. We also provide solo musical acts with the above mentioned instruments.

 

In addition to the numerous weddings, private and corporate parties, Music 4 all Seasons also provide musical entertainment for every and all occasions, all year round such as Christmas parties, birthday parties, marriage proposals and other special events. They offer a variety of classical, jazz, ethnic and pop music, either instrumentally, or with vocals.

 

What sets Music 4 All Seasons’ roster of professional musicians apart from others is the individual attention they give to each event. Song requests in advance are never a problem and they have learned and performed hundreds of songs for weddings and corporate events. While most wedding couples prefer a more traditional sound such as Pachelbel’s Canon in D, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring or Ave Maria, other couples prefer a more contemporary sound such as Por Una Cabeza, Moon River, Summertime or Over the Rainbow (Israel Kamakawiwo’ole).

 

Some clients ask for an even more unique sound with requests of songs like Viva La Vida, Lucky (Jason Mraz), Despacito and Stay with me (Sam Smith). There are even performances of Bollywood songs or Scottish Music! Whatever music fits the style of your event, Music 4 All Seasons will easily adapt to help create exactly what you wish at your next engagement.

 

Music 4 All Seasons serve both Western and Eastern Canada. This includes Alberta (Edmonton), British Columbia, Quebec  (Montreal), and Ontario (Toronto). In British Columbia we have a roster from the Okanagan, Greater Vancouver Area, the Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, and Whistler.

 

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In addition to her work as a performer, Ms. Lee has established herself as an educator and leader in the classical music community.

 

Ms. Lee serves as a private instructor at the University of British Columbia and at her home studio. Prior to this, Ms. Lee served as a secondary instrument instructor at the University of British Columbia, where she assisted with violin class in Jasper Wood’s studio.

 

Additionally, Ms. Lee served as a Sistema Music Instructor in Edmonton and Vancouver. There, she would teach group lessons in public schools and outreach programs.

 

Currently, Ms. Lee is finishing up her studies as a doctoral candidate in violin performance at the University of British Columbia. Ms. Lee holds a Master of Musical Arts degree under the tutelege of Martin Risely from the New Zealand School of Music. She also holds a Bachelor of Music from McGill University, Schulich School of Music, where she studied with Richard Roberts, Andrew Dawes and Mark Fewer.

 

Our Services

Lessons

We offer private lessons in both violin and piano, beginner theory lessons and provide referrals to private lessons on other instruments such as oboe, english horn and bassoon. All ages and levels are welcome for private lessons.

Event Musicians

Event musicians are care carefully curated from our roster for every occasion so that your needs will be perfectly fulfilled for your special day — whether you want a solo instrument or a group. Occasions include, but are not limited to corporate events, private events, seasonal celebrations, weddings, garden parties, birthday celebrations or even a memorial or funeral.

Testimonials

Joanna has been my violin teacher for over two years. Her teaching style and human qualities make her the best violin teacher anyone can ever hope for.  She genuinely cares for students and does everything in her power to motivate them. As an adult, I picked up the violin with very little knowledge about music, but Joanna turned my interest in the violin into a passion. The violin is now a huge part of my life, and it’s mainly due to Joanna’s commitment to my success.

 

– AK, violin student

 

We hired Joanna to play for us at a small, intimate graveside ceremony

Joanna was very easy to work with: patient and understanding. Her music suggestions were well-suited to our family. At the gathering itself, she played beautifully and was sensitive to our needs on a very emotional day.

 

– NW, Client

 

Review from an afternoon concert in Wellington, New Zealand:

https://middle-c.org/2011/05/graduate-string-students-from-new-zealand-school-of-music-at-st-andrew’s/

Joanna Lee comes here after study at McGill in Montreal where she has been specializing in Brahms. So it was no surprise to hear such confident and polished performances of these two pieces from opposite ends of Brahms’s career.

 

The FAE Sonata (‘Frei aber einsam’ – free but alone, intended as a tribute to violinist Joseph Joachim) was a 1853 collaboration between Brahms aged 20, Schumann just before his mental collapse and the forgotten Albert Dietrich, who wrote the sonata’s long first movement. Schumann wrote the slow movement and the Finale. The Scherzo is from Brahms, already so characteristic, and Joanna Lee played it with a firmness and maturity that indeed demonstrated an intuitive instinct for Brahms.

 

There was time for only one of the two movements scheduled from the (four movements of the) third violin sonata – the scherzo – Un poco presto e con sentimento. However, it is a substantial piece and was a highly convincing demonstration of a major talent. Again the two players found a singular rapport, with careful placing of emphatic notes and violin chords, all its impulsiveness managed in flawless ensemble.

 

– Lindis Taylor, Middle C, Wellington New Zealand

 

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