Barrhaven Music Academy

Why Choose BMA ?

Meet Our Team

We are a team of dedicated professionals ready to do what it takes to ensure you fall in love with the art of music.

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Nadia Zaid
Owner, Piano, Vocal, & Theory

2900 Woodroffe Avenue

Ottawa, Ontario, K2J 4G3

[email protected]


Private, one-on-one lessons in a variety of disciplines.

Brand new renovated and spacious private studios providing state-of-the-art sound isolating technologies and warm, inviting colours to enhance the creative experience.

3 high quality Yamaha uprights, a beautiful Young Chang upright, weighted Kuwai ES6 and Korg digital pianos for band rehearsals and shows, and a Bergmann baby grand piano. Studios equipped with eco-friendly Audimute acoustical panels to reduce reflected sound and dampen echo and reverberation, creating a terrific acoustic environment for our students.

Performance opportunities for all students, including our biannual concerts in December and June at Cedarview Alliance Theatre a professional, 700 seat auditorium, as well as our coffeehouses for soloists and bands at The Heart and Crown in Barrhaven.

Our popular Tuneful Tots Early Music Education Program, designed by early education teaching professionals for young students aged 3 to 5.

The BMA Junior Choir, Barrhaven's only choir for students aged 9 to 13, built to enhance their vocal techniques, performance skills, musical ear and become better singers overall.

The BMA Primary Choir, for young aspiringsingers ages 6 to 8, designed to improve language and verbal skills, improve memory and instil a love for singing and learning.

The BMA Band Program, for a variety of levels and ages, built to improve technical skill, ability to keep tempo and play accurate rhythms in a variety of styles, develop improvisational and soloing skills as well as stage presence and being an effective team player.

Our vision for all students - young and mature, beginner through advanced - is to learn, create and innovate through the gift of music. Anyone and everyone is welcome to the BMA family!To register for lessons give us a call at 613-459-6027 or send an email to [email protected]

Tashi Bernard
Piano, Vocal, Theory, Director of the 5 Strings

Matt Devost
Piano, Guitar, Bass, Vocal, Clarinet, Saxophone, Ukelele & Theory

Joel Lefebvre
Guitar, Bass, Beginner Drums, Vocal, & Band Coach

Mindy Maier
Piano & Theory

Alyssa Munro

Alex Polley
Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Brass, & Leader of the Jazz Band Program

Laryssa Pretty
Piano & Theory

Joshua Main
Full Time Administrator

Amanda Geller
Part Time Administrator

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Jesse Kelly
Drums, Guitar, Bass & Beginner Piano

Rhea Chopra
Piano & Theory

Jordan Robinson
Guitar, Drums, Vocal & Substitute Band Coach

Grace Kim
Piano & Theory

Trinity Armstrong
Piano & Theory

Stephen Rouble
Violin & Piano

Andrew Parmelee
Guitar, Bass, Drums, & Band Coach

Jennifer Johnson
Piano, Voice, Violin, Guitar and Junior Choir Director

Deborah Dawit
Piano & Theory

Clarissa Fortin
Vocal, Guitar & Ukulele. Director of Tuneful Tots and Primary Choir

Amanda Seed
Piano & Theory

Sitong Chen
Piano & Theory