MEET THE OWNER

Owner & CEO – Lilian D’Souza

Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Lilian graduated from the University of Nairobi in 1980 with a B.Sc degree in Biochemistry & Zoology. In 1986, she obtained her Licentiate from the Royal School of Music in London, England and has been teaching and playing ever since.

Raised with strong educational values, both of her parents were accomplished teachers, Lilian was a strong advocate in the school system in Nairobi, Kenya. She taught science, math, English and, of course, music in elementary schools and also served as a Grade 4 homeroom teacher. Her history of preparing students for RCM Examinations (practical and theory) dates back to her tenure as a teacher at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Kenya and continues to this day with her teaching programs and directives at the Peel Music Academy.

In 1988, she emigrated to Canada with her family and was one of the original teachers at the Peel Music Academy under its founders, Victor and Pat Conda. In addition to teaching in schools, she has over 30 years of experience teaching private lessons from her home and has a track record of successfully preparing students for RCM exams at a clip comparable to Wayne Gretzky’s scoring rate in the 1980’s.

In 2008, Lilian purchased the Peel Music Academy from Victor Conda upon his retirement. Since then, she has strived to enhance and improve the standards of excellence that have become the hallmark of the Peel Music Academy and to provide a supportive and fun learning environment for all students.

Meet the Team

Teachers at the Peel Music Academy are carefully selected based on high standards of qualifications, experience, and character. In addition to their excellent ability to perform and teach their instrument, our teachers must be well versed in theory, harmony, and history. Equally important to their credentials is their attitude and demeanour, as our teachers must have personalities well suited to dealing with both children and adults. The teachers’ awareness of the special qualities and needs of each student, a good sense of humour, imagination, understanding, tolerance, and flexibility are vital parts of the Peel Music Academy’s educational philosophy.

Lilian

Owner/Ceo & Piano/Theory

Rohini

Manager/Special Ed Tutor

Mike

Guitar

Maria

Piano

Lina

Piano/Vocal/Theory

Margaret

Piano/Violin

Stella

Piano

Jeff

Guitar

Marco

Guitar/Saxophone/Composition

Karyn

Piano/Theory

Tasi

Piano/Theory

Ayesha

Vocal

Shaneice

Piano/Vocal

Paul

Drums

Raff

Guitar

Audrey

Receptionist

Why Choose Us?

• Qualified Teachers -– Learn to play amazing music, from top-class musicians.

• Devoted Staff –- Trust us to be on time and to respect your schedule.

• Great Facility -– You'll feel comfortable playing on state of the art equipment in spacious music rooms.

HAVE A QUESTION? - Feel free to call us at 905.458.4246