Kaili Maimets offers flute lessons in Toronto and remotely via Skype. She has over 15 years of teaching experience, and is certified by the Royal Conservatory and the Ontario Registered Music Teacher’s Association. Trained as a teacher of the Suzuki method, Kaili teaches children as young as 3 years old. She currently teaches flute at one of Toronto’s most prestigious private schools, The Bishop Strachan School, and has previously taught at the Toronto French School. Kaili has also instructed flute choir at the University of Toronto. Her students have consistently been winners of the Kiwanis Music Festivals of both Toronto and London, medal winners in the Royal Conservatory examinations. Her students have been accepted to the prestigious Curtis Institute Young Artist Summer Program, and many youth ensembles including the London Youth Symphony, Mississauga Youth Symphony, and Toronto All City Band. Kaili teaches all ages. Her oldest student recently turned 80!
Kaili’s students gain confidence in performance through participating in studio recitals a couple of times each year, allowing her students to enjoy a friendly, low-pressure environment to perform in front of supportive friends and family. She encourages her students to partake in the many performance opportunities that the city has to offer.
She holds a Masters in Music, Flute Orchestral Performance from McGill University with Denis Bluteau (December 2009), Bachelor of Music, in Flute Performance from University of Toronto with Nora Shulman (June 2008), and an A.R.C.T. from the Royal Conservatory of Music (November 2007), winning the Gold Medal for woodwind performance in Canada.
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"Kaili is by far the best music teacher our daughter has had. As professional musicians ourselves, we are uniquely qualified to appreciate her skills. She is unfailingly kind and positive, encouraging with her cheerful disposition and inspiring with her stellar playing. Kaili maintains the highest of standards while making music lessons thoroughly enjoyable and fun. Intelligent and highly organized, she has designed a course of study that best prepares students of all levels for success through the building of a solid foundation in all aspects of musicianship."
"Thank you so much for tonight - you made a world of difference already! Ryan came out and told me that you made the flute seem understandable and he now thinks he may actually be able to figure out how to play it. This, after over a year of struggling at school... he was much more confident and so enthused that he actually rehearsed for us and said he would consider joining the band. What a huge change after just two lessons!"
"Kaili is a wonderful teacher and she makes learning to play the flute very fun and easy. Kaili encourages me a lot. Every week I always look forward to flute lesson."
"Kaili is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and experienced. She is very patient and able to make the lessons fun, enjoyable and easy. My daughter has been progressing quickly. I'm wondering what "magic wand" she is using. My daughter thinks Kaili is a great teacher, I can't agree more."
Congratulations Joanne! - accpeted to the London Youth Symphony for 2014-2015!
Congratulations Heather! - Trophy Winner of the 2014 London Kiwanis Junior Band Instrument Category!
Congratulations Joanne! - Trophy Winner of the 2014 London Kiwanis Open Band Instrument Category!
Congratulations Jennifer! - the youngest flute player to be accepted to the 2014 TDSB All City Band!
Congratulations Avinash Krishendeholl! 1st and 3rd place in 2015 Toronto Kiwanis Festival Level 8 List B and List A respectively, AND 2 gold medals at the 2015 Peel Music Festival!