About Us


Calgary’s Premiere Music and Arts Centre: DoReMi Club™

Helping our community grow through music!

Dear Calgary:

DoReMi Club™ was started with only simple philosophies: That the key to success lies in one word—fun!  To provide outstanding education through music to young children by embracing the joy and pleasure of making music with experienced instruction.

We have always endeavored to put our students first; their development, learning and hands on involvement in class participation have always been paramount to our business model and always will be.  Simply put; we believe that our children are the future and we as educators must ensure that that future is equipped to handle the challenges and adversities of tomorrow.

We incorporate the best of all musical and educational methodologies and discoveries.  DoReMi Club™ provides its teachers, students and families with an enriched experience that holds the power to change lives. Smart parents with young children ages 0-7 who want the very best and want to give their children that slight edge in their fundamental education; we are here to serve the community.   DoReMi Club™ offers programs that increase confidence, develop talent, enhances intelligence and bonds parent to child by providing an outstanding music educational experience for children, using premium materials and lessons, taught by superbly trained teachers.  An education, both musical and academic or what we call, Musicademic! Achieved through playing at an early age.

Reason we stand apart from other Music School:

We play! (and we understand its benefits)

We embrace the process of learning

We give consistent effort

We focus on abundance

We make the most of our time

We communicate openly and honestly

We pursue quality

We celebrate accomplishment

We face challenges with optimism

We purposefully cultivate relationships

Our Vision, most importantly is that music gives children a means to express themselves, to unleash their creativity, and to be inspired by their own boundless capacity for personal growth.  Our aspiration is to ensure that each student whom we have the privilege to teach achieves this end.

Meet the DOREMI CLUB™ Team!

 
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Christine Cho


Director
I love music! I love children! I love to teach! My first experience with piano lessons was horrible. I was 5 years old and the old lady teaching was very strict, not fun and even scary. Until I was 13 years of age, I was taking piano lessons with few other teachers, but never liked them. I started taking flute lessons when I was 14 years old and I met a great fun teacher who encouraged me all the time and I loved it. I truly believe that music has to be fun and enjoyable and the teacher takes a huge role in that part. I have my Bachelor of Arts in Early Music Education from the University of Calgary and have taught Kodàly method music for the past 11 years at my own music-focused preschool, privately and also at one of Calgary’s leading private school, Webber Academy. I’m very excited to be a “Let’s Play Music™” teacher to engage with young children and families in a dynamic music class environment that develops the “Complete Musician.”
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Aaron Wong


Director
Aaron has been performing and teaching professionally for over 15 years and pursued a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Calgary in 2004.  His teachers include: Stephen Franse, Michael Hope, Francesca Davenport, Celene Yohemas, Gavin Sirocean and Ronald Harris. Aaron is active in the symphonic community and has contributed to groups including, The Calgary Wind Symphony, Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra, The Symphony of the Kootenays, Calgary Arts Orchestra,  the Calgary Civic Symphony, and CSC Orchestra.  Aaron also plays in his woodwind trio, Trinity Winds, an honoured member of the Rosza Artist collective and Calgary’s ProArts Society.  They perform regularly around the city for weddings, garden parties, private functions, and community concerts. Contrasting his involvement in the symphonic world, he has also worked and recorded with Calgary’s progressive rock band, MINDSEED.  During that time they received nominations at the 2019 YYC Music Awards for, Music Video Of The Year for ‘Reflections’, and 2018 YYC Music Awards for the prestigious, “Zachariah and the Prophets” Memorial Award.
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Gina Dawson


Reggio Program Supervisor
Music is my passion! Born in South Korea, I have received my Bachelor of Arts in Early Music Education from the National University of Gangneung. I have taught piano for over 25 years individually and in preschool music groups.  I moved to Calgary in 1997 and graduated from Bow Valley College in 2011 with an early learning Chidcare diploma and I’ve taght preschool groups at Scarboro preschool from 2011 – 2014.  I have worked for Seeds of S.P.I.C.E.’s before and aftercare school age program from 2014 – 2019.  I also have a background in children’s arts and love to use a variety of materials and techniques.  I also have a passion for yga and have taught small groups for children. I believe that children learn by wondering, exploring, playing, and by helping each other through collaboration.  I am fascinated with children’s creative minds and I love to support and nurture them.
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Jin Kyung Seo


Violin Instructor
Ms. Jin started at the age of 10 and went to Gwangju Art High School where she received her diploma of violin.  She later attended Chonnam National Unversity and attained her Bachelor’s Degree in Violin.  With over 20 years of teaching experience, including RCM preperation from Preliminary to grade 10 and ARCT, she has taught young budding musicians as early as 3 years old to passionate adults.  She has held music teaching positions at Misan elementary school and Gwangju Art High School.  She has played with the Gwangju Chamber Orchestra and is currently a member with the Calgary Civic Symphony.
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Woody Kim


Guitar & Piano Instructor
Mr. Kim received his formal music education from MI Musicians Institute from the United States where he received his Diploma in Jazz keyboard, he then later studied composition at Pasadena College in California.  After living in the USA to complete his studies, he moved back home to South Korea where he attained his professorship at Baek Seok University (2003-2016) as a music educator teaching Harmony, piano, computer aided composition and wind band. Woody’s professional experience spans from being the main composer and music arranger for SAMSUNG’s Ever land’s theme park, notable film scores for movies including, “The Puzzle”, “Coin Locker”, “Little Jacob”, and “Eye Light”, and performing with various solo artist like, Yunhee Jung as his accompanist and is fluent in many musical styles and genres including Jazz, Pop, and Rock. Settling down in Calgary, he brings with him his professional background, incredible musical knowledge, and passion for teaching.