Ukelele

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Mike Bodnarczuk (Intermediate Specialist – Guitar Designation)
Guitar, Ukulele

Mike studied classical guitar at the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) in Toronto and has been teaching at Pro-Music since the school opened in 1998. He has achieved an Intermediate Specialist-Guitar Designation from the RCM. He enjoys teaching classical style (nylon string guitar), fingerstyle, acoustic (steel string guitar) and electric guitar to children, teenagers, adults and seniors.

Mike’s students have won RCM Regional Gold Medals (formerly Silver Medals), RCM First Class Honours with Distinction, RCM First Class Honours, First Gold Festival Awards and various scholarships.

RCM Silver & Gold Medalists:

2017 – Student received Gr.5 RCM Gold Medal in guitar for the highest exam grade in Ontario
2017 – Student received Gr.2 RCM Gold Medal in guitar for the highest exam grade in Ontario
2017 – Student received Gr.1 RCM Gold Medal in guitar for the highest exam grade in Ontario
2016 – Student received Preparatory RCM Gold Medal in guitar for the highest exam grade in Ontario
2015 – Student received Preparatory RCM Gold Medal in guitar for the highest exam grade in Ontario
2015 – Student received Gr.3 RCM Gold Medal in guitar for the highest exam grade in Ontario
2013 – Student received Preparatory RCM Gold Medal in guitar for the highest exam grade in Ontario
2013 – Student received Gr.1 RCM Gold Medal in guitar for the highest exam grade in Ontario
2013 – Student received Gr.3 RCM Gold Medal in guitar for the highest exam grade in Ontario
2011 – Student received Gr.1 RCM Gold Medal in guitar for the highest exam grade in Ontario
2011 – Student received Gr.2 RCM Gold Medal in guitar for the highest exam grade in Ontario
2011 – Student received Gr.3 RCM Gold Medal in guitar for the highest exam grade in Ontario
2010 – Student received Gr.1 RCM Silver Medal in guitar for the highest exam grade in Ontario
2010 – Student received Gr.3 RCM Silver Medal in guitar for the highest exam grade in Ontario
2009 – Student received Gr.2 RCM Silver Medal in guitar for the highest exam grade in Ontario
2008 – Student received Gr.1 RCM Silver Medal in guitar for the highest exam grade in Ontario

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Francis Law
Er-Hu, Guitar, Ukulele

Francis studied Er-Hu at the age 7 in Hong Kong and won The Hong Kong Music Festival Er-Hu Solo Champion (1983); Chinese Ensemble Champion (1984); Hong Kong Young Chinese Instrumentalist Award 1st runner-up (1984). He graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University with a Bachelor (Honours) of Music (1992). During the university years, he studied under renowned Er-Hu Professor Wang Guo Tong王国潼, Er-Hu Master Wong On-yuen黃安源, and Tang Liang-De汤良德.

Francis was Chaiman and Concert Master – Ontario Cross-Cultural Music Society Chinese Instrumental Orchestra, OCMS-CIO (2000-2005). He teaches Er-Hu students of all levels, ages with music styles from traditional; pop and Central Conservatory of Music of China- CCMC Graded 1-9.

Francis graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree in Guitar performance and Composition. In 1991, he joined TVB Hong Kong Television Broadcasts Ltd as a Musical Director (1991-1995), composed and arranged music theme songs and underscores for TV productions and drama episode series. Additionally, he has collaborated with various renowned singers including Faye Wong, Leon Lai, Walkin Chau, Christopher Wong, Sammi Cheng, Hacken Lee, Shirley Kwan, Grasshopper, and Vivian Lai.

In addition to his extensive involvement in the music industry, Francis is an experienced teacher. His students have won RCM Regional Silver Medals and many of his students have successfully admitted to music college programs majoring in Guitar performance including the University of Toronto and Humber College.

Credential: B.Mus.