CBY Music & Performing Arts in Waterdown

Testimonials

Marina Kanabe
Marina Kanabe
18:22 30 May 22
The show ""The Lightning Thief" was entertaining. The cast was amazing. Those with so many roles, I just marvelled at them to know all their lines and portray different characters and do the fast changing of costumes. I felt for them all as being a singer, myself, it is difficult to sing with the masks and even to talk as well. I applaud them. Also, thanks to Karen, Christian, those behind the screens, the costume makers and the band. Without all of you this would never have happened. BRAVO!!
Mary Manojlovic
Mary Manojlovic
15:05 24 Apr 22
Our daughters have thoroughly enjoyed their CBY tot dance class with Rochelle and Caia. They are so excited each week to attend their classes. My husband and I have been so impressed with CBY, their flexibility and Covid protocols during the pandemic. We really appreciate their concern for the health of our young children during these unprecedented times. A big thank you to everyone at CBY! What an amazing community!
Scarlet Estrada
Scarlet Estrada
17:29 26 Mar 22
Great school for all things performing! Our daughter feels at ease, gets encouraged and we, as parents, feel comfortable as well. Highly recommend, great value too!
Danielle McKinlay
Danielle McKinlay
00:52 11 Jan 22
We joined CBY in the fall and I was shocked at how quickly the Director and instructors knew my daughter and family. Even during a pandemic you can feel the community vibe. The instructors are phenomenal, friendly, and you can feel the quality in what they teach. My daughter loves it and I look forward to taking other programs with CBY! Highly recommend!
Kara Edmonds
Kara Edmonds
20:12 31 Dec 21
My 4 year old daughter started in TOT Dance in the fall of 2021 and has enjoyed every minute. What a great introduction to dance CBY has provided. Looking forward to signing her up again.
Isabel Berger
Isabel Berger
19:17 23 Dec 21
My daughter enjoys piano lessons at CBY. Her instructor Christian is patient and motivating. She is wxcited to attend every week!Also worth noting they have been able to accommodate due to COVID which we appreciate considering the current environment. Definitely recommend!
Krista Janes [Staff]
Krista Janes [Staff]
17:57 20 Dec 21
My daughter started here in the fall of 2021 with musical theatre group lessons and now does private voice lessons with Ryland as well and absolutely loves both. I asked her for feedback and her quote was "I love it!" We have tried another theatre school and haven't had such a positive experience as we've had at CBY. I can't say enough good things and really appreciate the encouraging/positive atmosphere among students and staff. Definitely recommend CBY for anyone looking for a fun environment for kids to learn the arts and have fun!!
Brandon Cooper
Brandon Cooper
01:20 20 Dec 21
Really fantastic studio where my daughter takes ukulele lessons. Her instructor Calvin is patient, kind and knowing. Christian and his staff are a pleasure to deal with and have created a welcoming, creative environment for students to learn how to express themselves through music.
K S
K S
16:23 19 Dec 21
Supportive and fun environment for kids to develop their acting, singing, and dancing skills.
Lisa Boles
Lisa Boles
02:02 19 Dec 21
My daughter started in the Tot Dance program this fall and it has been a wonderful experience so far! She has learned a great deal over the past few months and looks forward to it every week. We are really grateful to be a part of this awesome community. Their passion for what they do comes through constantly. Thanks, CBY team!
Christine Wiecko
Christine Wiecko
05:19 18 Dec 21
My daughter has absolutely loved being at CBY. She looks forward to her program every week. She's always singing something from Annie around the house. I couldn't be more pleased with how much she has learned.
Kerri E.
Kerri E.
01:19 18 Dec 21
ChristianMy son absolutely LOVES his piano. His instructor Rylan is fantastic and has really built his confidence throughout this term. Rylan's expectations of his students are reasonable. Inmy sons words " Rylan is funny, kind and always gives good tips for improvement" Rylan has a contagious positive attitude and always takes time for feedback.. He really takes the time to know his students and uses their interest to encourage them.In regards to the you and your wife we love the frequent communication and updates. You have built a fabulous community Any interactions have been positive and understanding.Overall I can not say enough good things about our experience.Thank you so muchKerri
Kristen Hickman
Kristen Hickman
16:56 11 Jun 21
This is a lovely company headed by professionals. They have a passion, talent and training for music. They certainly know their business and work very well with children and teens. They have a broad scope of skills, connections and knowledge to help a student progress and go as far as the student desires. I would highly recommend CBY Music to anyone looking to develop a music skill.
Cookies 'n' Cream
Cookies 'n' Cream
23:41 26 May 21
Our daughter saw Christian for both guitar and piano lessons. He was patient, supportive and professional. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else if I were to think music was part of her future. He is extremely talented and amazing with kids.
Alysha Macdonald
Alysha Macdonald
17:43 26 May 21
CBY Music is a wonderful music school, where every student, regardless of ability, can find a way to shine and thrive. Christian is a wonderfully compassionate teacher who makes his students feel like they can accomplish anything with hard work and practice. We highly recommend CBY Music. Thanks for all you do for the community!
Kim Johnston
Kim Johnston
23:47 12 May 21
Our daughter studied music with Karen for 14 years. When Karen moved to Waterdown, continuing with her at CBY Music was worth the 40 minute drive each way (way back when we did in person lessons - and, yes even in winter!). In Waterdown, our daughter also worked with Christian. Both Karen and Christian are talented and professional educators, each of them able to expertly personalize a program and motivate young musicians to refine their craft at any age. CBY Music was able to provide a safe in person experience as the pandemic approached and quickly toggled to effective online learning to keep students engaged from a distance. For musical fun and/or for skill development, reach out to Karen and Christian at CBY Music.
Bree Robertson
Bree Robertson
22:16 12 May 21
If you are looking to learn a new musical talent or improve one you already have, look no further than CBYMusic! You could not find a more inclusive or professional environment to study in. These teacher give incredible focus and care to each and every student. They celebrate your achievements and build you back up when you need it. Your confidence in not just your skill but in all aspects of your life will improve if you are lucky enough to study at CBY!
MrDeedsJ
MrDeedsJ
17:07 12 May 21
Arpik Poghosyan
Arpik Poghosyan
23:57 02 May 21
Our daughter is really enjoying her guitar classes with Christian. It is amazing to see her great progress within just a year time. Christian is very professional, kind and patient. We highly recommend CBY Music!
Mark Mason
Mark Mason
14:16 30 Apr 21
We could not be happier with our experience with CBY Music! My daughter started at CBY last fall and we can already see a difference in her confidence and technique. Christian has been patient, encouraging and always available to answer any questions or concerns we have had.They have also provided our daughter with opportunities we would never thought possible.I would highly recommend Christian and Karen for any musical instruction you may need!
Heidi Hartmann
Heidi Hartmann
18:00 27 Apr 21
Professional and caring. Karen and Christian provide high quality vocal coaching for our daughter. She's learned so much in two years.
Samantha Peris
Samantha Peris
16:31 26 Apr 21
We've had a great experience with CBY Music, my son is learning guitar via zoom during the pandemic. It is amazing how much they can accomplish even from a distance. Christian is patient, kind and encouraging. Highly recommended!
Mark Clayton
Mark Clayton
00:51 24 Apr 21
Christian, thank you for the wonderful experience of learning and growth you are providing our daughter, Laura. You've embraced her "special needs" and helped her grow in her love of music and develop her technique in significant ways. She loves her lessons and nothing brings more joy to my heart than hearing her sing, both during lessons and throughout the day. Thanks again. Keep up the great work!
Nancy Boss
Nancy Boss
23:43 22 Apr 21
CBY Music is THE place to be for music education in the Waterdown area. Students of all ages and abilities can explore a variety of musical genres in a welcoming and encouraging setting all while increasing performance, technical and theoretical skills. I highly recommend CBY music!
Cindy Sharp
Cindy Sharp
22:16 22 Apr 21
Our daughter has been a vocal student at CBY since 2018. She has received training from both Christian and Karen and developed a strong relationship with both. Her vocal abilities have grown tremendously under their care and we love being a part of the CBY family. I would highly recommend anyone looking for musical training to consider CBY Music. Their professionalism and expertise are outstanding.
ross thompson
ross thompson
18:11 22 Apr 21
Our son has taken voice lessons with Karen for over 6 years now, she is absolutely fantastic! Friendly and professional, she has prepared him for music festivals with much success both locally and provincially. She has also worked with him to prepare him for his RCM exams, both practical and theory, and he has had exceptional results in all levels, 1 to 8. She has helped him prepare for auditions and has supported him in his professional goals. Not only is she a wonderful teacher but also a friend to our son.
Laura Bourne
Laura Bourne
15:57 22 Apr 21
We searched high and low for a musical / vocal coach for our son. We tried a variety of programs, and the programs were always ok, but nothing spectacular. Then we found Christian, and I am thankful every single day to find this wonderfully supportive and wildly talented (and connected) vocal coach. Christian (and Karen) have been such a catalyst to our son's growth and development of his talent. As a non-musical parent raising a musician, Christian has been such a tremendous resource to help guide us as parents (how the heck do singing competitions work?) AND help shape our son's future in music. I can't recommend CBY music enough. They are professional, current, connected, resourceful, patient, kind, supportive, welcoming and most of all dedicated to helping their students reach their full potential.
Karyn Monk
Karyn Monk
13:52 22 Apr 21
Outstanding musical instruction and inspiration. 3 of my children have taken lessons at CBY Music, and they each received a unique program tailored to their individual personalities and aspirations. Karen and Christian are engaging and inspiring music teachers who work hard to bring out the best in every student, while making lessons fun. I highly recommend their studio.
navya sanghamreddy
navya sanghamreddy
13:21 22 Apr 21
My kids have been learning music from Christian for over 2 years. They have been learning ukulele, guitar, piano and songwriting. I couldn't be more pleased with the progress they are making. Christian is professional, reliable and enthusiastic and enforces the right environment for learning. The transition to online classes has been seamless. Highly recommend.
Monika Schneider
Monika Schneider
21:45 20 Apr 21
Our daughter has been doing vocal & piano lessons since she was 5.5. Christian makes her lessons a lot of fun, and she is always excited for them. CBY’s virtual platform has been seamless and we’ve really appreciated the incredible quality of her lessons through the pandemic. We’ve seen our daughter’s confidence grow and now she is also enjoying group acting lessons! It’s a wonderful, caring, family-spirited business!
Alyson Johnson
Alyson Johnson
01:47 20 Apr 21
We knew after our daughter's first encounter with CBY that this was the studio for her. A year later and we couldn't be happier. Christian and Karen are very talented and dedicated to their students and studio.My daughter feels safe and supported all while being challenged to venture outside of her comfort zone. Christian makes continuous efforts to understand and get to know her and provides many opportunities for her personal growth. He is an excellent singer/songwriter coach and mentor for my daughter but first and foremost she considers him to be a friend. CBY Music is a family.We appreciate CBY Music for their unwavering dedication to bettering our daughter's life both on a musical and personal level.
Rochelle Ing
Rochelle Ing
04:37 18 Apr 21
CBY Music is a family run business with a huge heart. They are compassionate and truly care about each and every student. CBY Music provides more than just music lessons; students are provided with a wide range of opportunities from RCM exams, local and provincial competitions, professional auditions, songwriting, acting, musical productions and more! CBY Music has not only provided exceptional lessons to my children, they have become role models in my children's lives and we are forever thankful.
Paula Dupuy
Paula Dupuy
20:07 17 Apr 21
CBY has been a game changer for my daughter Ava. Ava has a lot of raw talent and I didn’t know how to guide her. CBY music has worked with Ava’s voice to refine and develop it, they have coached her in performance and they set the bar high for professionalism in the performing arts. For a young woman who wishes to make a career out of singing and acting, it is comforting to know as a parent that I have her in the right place!
Christine V
Christine V
17:42 17 Apr 21
We have been part of the CBY community for just over a year now. I cannot say enough about this studio and the incredible dedication that Christian and Karen show toward their students. The growth that my daughter has shown in one year is incredible. What really stands out to me about CBY is the focus on developing positive relationships with their students, and providing a safe and inclusive space for their students to feel comfortable taking risks and exploring their creative potential, all while fostering a love and passion for the arts. They truly go above and beyond for their "CBY family" by providing extra opportunities for growth and development - including producing and directing an entire virtual musical, which all students had the opportunity to be part of- AMAZING! I cannot say enough about CBY - it is more than a music studio.
David Moses
David Moses
17:20 17 Apr 21
For the last several years both my daughter and I have been involved with CBY Music.Our involvement has ranged from voice lessons and assistance with original song structure for my own material as well as voice, piano, RCM exams and live performance for my daughter.In every way we have found CBY Music to be professional and insightful, especially in recognizing and encouraging our daughters talent.It has been a pleasure to work with them in every way, Christian and Karen are a great team, their joint experience and training is apparent in their preparation and planning around their CBY live events that allow their students the opportunity to perform and gain real experience.Having studied voice with other vocal teachers, I can honestly say that Christian very quickly recognized the areas of my voice that I needed to work on, which has allowed me to harness my voice and range in ways I have not previously be able to do.If you are looking for music instruction and have the opportunity to get involved with CBY Music, do it.
Lesley Montgomery
Lesley Montgomery
01:11 17 Apr 21
Our entire family has been part of the CBY family from the very beginning, for voice, piano, guitar and songwriting. We feel so fortunate to have connected with Christian and Karen as they are so much more than music teachers. They are always presenting opportunities to their students for growth and experience - from festivals and exams, to workshops and camps, recitals and recordings. They provide a great deal of guidance to those hoping to pursue music beyond a hobby as well as those taking it for personal enjoyment only. Even during covid they have kept the lessons going online and the students engaged and have gone over and above to ensure that growth continues. I cannot say enough about our amazing experience at CBY Music. Christian and Karen truly care about their students' development in every way.
Rick Pillar
Rick Pillar
22:38 16 Apr 21
CBY music is a great place to learn about music and it’s a lot of fun too! Our kids have been going for a couple years now and love their lessons with Christian..he is so charismatic and such a great singer and musician! He really cares about his students, wants them to succeed and helps them through it all! Thanks for all of your guidance and nurturing! Jasmine & family
Amy Stead (Amy & Emma)
Amy Stead (Amy & Emma)
19:41 16 Apr 21
CBY Music has provided my family with exceptional music instruction and opportunities.From the moment my daughter had her first lesson with Christian, I knew I had stumbled upon something great!Christian and Karen go above and beyond for their students, fostering a love and appreciation for music.CBY Music affords their student many opportunities and  nurtures their growth as an artist. From exam prep, to concerts, performances, musical theatre, master-classes, workshops and more - there are ample opportunities available for young musicians to thrive.We have been blessed to have our daughter record a single under the guidance of Christian and look forward to seeing where her musical path takes her in the future!Our son has just started his musical journey, working alongside Christian to learn sound production and engineering.If you’re looking for more than just music lessons, then CBY is the place for you!
Lynda Kooymans
Lynda Kooymans
19:22 16 Apr 21
We have been part of this studio for almost 3 years now. We cannot say enough about the quality of music instruction, and the added bonus opportunities always on offer. There have been workshops, extra courses, RCM exams, recitals, and even an online musical! Christian and Karen are very talented musicians who know how to inspire, engage, and motivate their students with compassion and care.
Tessa Vanderlinden
Tessa Vanderlinden
17:32 16 Apr 21
Our experience with CBY Music has been overwhelmingly positive. It was abundantly clear from our first lesson that Christian and Karen care deeply about their roles as teachers, and about each of their students. CBY offers a positive, inclusive, and safe learning space for students to explore their love of music, singing, and acting. We've seen continued growth and improvement in my daughters skills in her time with CBY. They have created experiences and opportunities for her outside of the classroom and studio. Their connections within the industry have set my daughter on a path beyond what we could have imagined. We are truly grateful to have found CBY Music and to be part of the CBY family.
Cal Mulder
Cal Mulder
17:31 16 Apr 21
My past year and a half being a student at CBY Music has been fantastic. I reached out to Christian as an intermediate guitarist, looking for a someone to guide me as I prepared for the auditions required by most college/university music programs. It turned out that crushing auditions and getting accepted into the program that I wanted was only part of what I would achieve with the CBY Music family. Christian has also helped me reach the upper levels of the RCM Theory, and Conservatory Canada Contemporary Guitar curriculums, which are invaluable credentials to have.Christians business wisdom has played a massive role in planning my career in music.Such a wonderful community to be a part of. If you or your child is looking to pick up anything music related, I can not recommend them enough!
Meghan Lowry
Meghan Lowry
17:30 16 Apr 21
I can't say enough wonderful things about CBY Music and all of the programs they offer. My children have been a part of the CBY Music family (voice, theatre, camps, concerts & skill development programs) for a couple of years now and it has been amazing to watch the passion and growth in confidence both kids have been developing!Karen and Christian are true mentors; highly qualified, warm, and encouraging. They always find ways to support and encourage the kids to seek their true artistic passion and abilities!
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