Music Lessons

Music Lessons

Our team of teachers are ready to take you under their wings to help you accomplish your musical goals, whether you dream of playing Carnegie Hall or jamming at home with your friends.

Find a Teacher

Your musical journey starts with a single step- let us help you make the right one.

We offer music lessons for the following instruments: ukulele, guitar, violin, bass, voice, piano and drums.

Before committing to lessons, you can book single lessons with prospective teachers to make sure they make you feel comfortable, you understand them and mostly that they understand and support your goals.

As always, please feel free to contact us at citadelmusichfx@gmail.com or at (902) 240-3397 with any questions or concerns.

Our Teachers

Finding the Right Teacher- Simply browse through our teachers below and see their musical education & background, level of experience and personality.

  • Piano with Songhan Li

    Songhan is a classical trained pianist, accompanist and piano teacher based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 


    Songhan was born in Nanchang, Jiangxi, in southeast China. Her earliest musical steps were guided by her mother and she started learning piano at the age of 4. She received her first piano prize at age 10 and achieved excellent grades in piano examinations. She came to Canada in 2014 and finished her Bachelor of Music degree at Dalhousie University in 2019.

    Songhan teaches students ranging from 4 to 60 years of age. She loves teaching young children and very passionate about classical music. She can provide lesson in both English and Mandarin. She is a patient and outgoing piano professional who wants to bring joy of music to others’ life. 

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  • Jack Phillips, Guitar

    Coming from a jazz theory background, Jack has six combined years of formal music education, including the NSCC Music Arts Program, as well as lessons with several esteemed university guitar professors. Currently a gigging musician in Halifax, Jack is equipped to teach any age group or experience level across a plethora of genres. Lessons will be dynamic and tailored to meet your needs and interests.

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  • Serkan Suer, Drums

    Serkan Suer is a session musician and a drum teacher in Halifax, NS. For over 25 years he has been playing and teaching percussion. He completed the Specialist Drummer Certification Program from Berklee College of Music in 2014. He has written 3 drum books which were published by Fundamental Changes, England: Rock Drumming for Beginners (2017), Drum Rudiments & Musical Application (2017) and 200 Paradiddle Exercises for Drums (2018). Over the last few years, he has been recording and performing with various artists such as Campbell & Johnston’s Band, Charlie A’court, Dan Doiron, Superfluid Collective and Tyler Mullendore. Since 2015, he has been representing Turkish Cymbals as an endorsing artist. He is offering drum lessons to students of any age and drumming experience (beginner, intermediate and advanced levels). Music is his passion, and teaching allows him to share his experience and expertise with aspiring drummers.

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  • Victoria Ioannou, Violin

    Victoria Ioannou has been teaching violin with Fantasie Music since 2019, and she also teaches violin classes with Halifax Regional Arts. In addition to classical music, she teaches fiddle and any genre that her students are passionate about. She helps students prepare for solo performances in a positive and encouraging manner through effective practice and confidence-building techniques. She also facilitates collaboration among her students through chamber music opportunities. She aims to challenge students, adapt to their goals and learning styles, and help them discover their passions in music.Victoria holds a Bachelor of Music from Acadia University where she studied with Gillian Smith. She has also studied with Conrad Chow and Isabelle Fournier. She was on faculty with the Port Perry School of Music and has adjudicated at the Durham Showcase Music Festival in Ontario. She has performed with Nova Sinfonia and numerous chamber ensembles both in classical and improvisational settings. Her interests lie in pedagogy, performance psychology and collaborative performance.

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  • Iryna - Vocals, Speech, Public Speaking & Presentation

    A performer since the age of five, Ukraine born pop singer Iryna Gerus has toured in Poland, Russia, Germany, the Slovak Republic, India and Jordan. Her album “Mentor” contains 14 original songs written and performed in Ukrainian, Polish and Russian. In addition to her studies in piano and vocals, she holds a Master’s degree in Economics.

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