Michelle Cruz - Group Piano & Clarinet Teacher
Michelle Cruz - Group Piano & Clarinet Teacher

“The piano keys are black and white but they sound like a million colors in your mind.”

– Maria Cristina Mena

About Michelle Cruz

Programs Taught: Group Piano Lessons, Private Clarient Lessons, Private Piano Lessons
Levels Taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Styles: Classical
Teaching since: 2013
Home or StudioStudio

Teach private clarinet/piano and group piano. Summer Camp Coordinator at Merriam’s. Michelle is a classically trained pianist and clarinetist and has been teaching students of all ages for the past 4 years. She began her piano studies at the age of 10. While attending Cawthra Park Secondary for clarinet with their music program, she worked diligently to complete her Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) exams on piano up to gr. 10 before taking her clarinet studies seriously at the University of Toronto.

In 2005, she won first place at the Merriam School of Music (MSM) Festival on clarinet. For the past few years, Michelle consistently won first place in each of her woodwind categories for clarinet at the Peel Music Festival. After winning first place once again with the PMF this year, she continued on to the Provincial level and was awarded first place with the Ontario Music Festival Association (OMFA) Provincial competition in Peterborough this past June.

Michelle is currently completing her fourth year of studies at the University of Toronto, working towards a Bachelor of Music, Music Education degree. She believes that it is her purpose to nurture the artistic spirit in each person and a lifelong love of music and learning through a wide variety of repertoire. Above all, with her sweet and cheerful personality, she strives to teach her students to have fun while learning music.


Designations: 4th year Bachelors of Music
School/ College/ University: University of Toronto
Certifications: Gr. 10 RCM
Awards: First Place at the Peel Music Festival
First Place with the Ontario Music Festival Association
Languages Spoken: English


MERRIAM School of Music Locations

MERRIAM School of Music

(905) 829-2020
 Monday 10:00 am–6:00 pm
 Tuesday 10:00 am–9:00 pm
 Wednesday 10:00 am–9:00 pm
 Thursday 10:00 am–9:00 pm
 Friday 10:00 am–6:00 pm
 Saturday 9:00 am–6:00 pm
 Sunday 11:00 am–5:00 pm

MERRIAM School of Music

(905) 660-9503
 Sunday 11:00 am–5:00 pm
 Monday 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
 Tuesday 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
 Wednesday 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
 Thursday 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
 Friday 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
 Saturday 9:00 am–6:00 pm