Meet the Executive
Lynne has been an ORMTA member since 2015: she served as Vice President of the Etobicoke-Mississauga Branch from 2015 to 2018 and from 2017 to 2020, she sat on the Provincial Council as one of the GTA Zone Representatives where she also held the Canada Music Week portfolio. Currently, she holds the following positions:
- President of the ORMTA Etobicoke- Mississauga Branch
- 1st Vice President of ORMTA Provincial Council
- GTA Zone Representative on ORMTA Provincial Council
- Young Artist Tour Convenor on ORMTA Provincial Council
- Ontario 2nd delegate to CFMTA
- Chair of the Milton Music Teachers’ Association
- Co-coordinator of the Milton Music Festival
She is a private independent music teacher based in Mississauga who offers lessons in students’ homes in Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton, Milton and now also online. www.olivermusicstudios.ca
More information: https://virginiataylor.ca/
Linda grew up in a home full of music. Her father was a talented singer in Toronto who sang in local shows and once shared dinner and a few songs with the legendary operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti.
She has more than 25 years of experience in piano theory and practical lessons and runs the Linda Gray Piano Academy out of her home in Oakville. She is a multi-time winner of the Steinway teacher of the year award. The award is given annually to a teacher in the Greater Toronto Area for outstanding instruction and leadership in piano education. She is also on the executive board of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association Etobicoke-Mississauga branch and on the board for the Contemporary Showcase of Canada. She was a 2020 winner of the Contribution to Teaching Award (OCTA) for her many years of service to the Etobicoke-Mississauga branch of the ORMTA and topped off the year by watching one of her young students perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Soprano Sofia Peycheva has performed as a soloist with Simfonietta Sofia, NMA
Orchestra, Three Seven Ace Opera Company, Toronto Summer Opera Workshop
as well as various solo recitals and concerts in Canada and abroad.
Sofia holds Bachelor degree in Music from York University (Canada) and a Master
Degree in Classical Singing from National Academy of Music (Bulgaria). She
founded her independent vocal studio Sofia’s Voice Studio in Etobicoke in 2015,
which she successfully runs since then. Sofia is a Certified RCM teacher, member
of NATS Ontario and has been with ORMTA since 2018 joining the executive team