Violin Lessons in Edmonton

Svitlana Remniakova-Ostrovska, M.Mus.


Svitlana Remniakova-Ostrovska is an experienced classical violinist who has worked in and collaborated with a variety of international symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles. 

Svitlana was born in Ukraine and obtained her Master's Degree in Music with honours at the Tchaikovsky National Conservatory of Music in Kyiv (Ukraine), led by Professor E. Buchinska, an aspirant of David Oistrakh, one of the most prominent violinists of the 20th century. 

Svitlana has 20+ years of teaching experience and a strong background in the Russian school of playing violin. 

She has been successfully preparing students for international contests and performances, such as B. Kotorovich International Youth Competition and Royal Academy of Music examinations. 

Svitlana’s students have won children’s regional competitions in Ukraine and proceeded to become accomplished violinists themselves.

Ming Mei Xu, M.Mus.


Ming Mei Xu obtained her Bachelor of Violin Performance Degree in Beijing in 2011. She studied with Mr. Zhenguo Pang and Mr. Bing Yu at the Central Conservatory of Music.

After graduating with honors, she was a professional violinist in the Beijing Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra (2011), the Beijing Oriental Holiday Symphony Orchestra (2013) and the Beijing Legato Chamber Orchestra (2013). 

She was a guest violin teacher at Gu An Children's Centre in Beijing, which is dedicated to expanding the popularity of violin education. Many of her students have performed outstandingly in competition, and gained admission as gifted students to the best primary and middle schools in Beijing.

In 2015, Ming Mei began attending the M.Mus. program at the University of Alberta under the supervision of Professor Guillaume Tardif. In 2017 she successfully completed the program earning a Master of Music Degree. Ming Mei is also involved as an orchestra and string assistant at Grandin Catholic School in Edmonton.

Available Violin Lessons Schedule

You are welcome to meet with a teacher prior to lessons! The 1st meeting/interview for about 15-20 minutes is free of charge. Please, choose suitable for you day & time

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South Studio (4004-97 St.)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday

Teacher: Svitlana Remniakova-Ostrovska

West Studio (10050-164 St.)

Friday 5:00 pm or anytime after 5 pm- Teacher: Svitlana Remniakova-Ostrovska 


Etelka Nyilasi, M.Mus.

Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Etelka is a violinist, violist, fiddler and composer.  

While she enjoys performing with chamber groups and orchestras, she also plays in a variety of styles besides Classical music, including Baroque, Cape Breton fiddle, Mediterranean/Latino, Turkish/Middle Eastern. She has a B. Mus. from Wilfrid Laurier University, and M. Mus. in Composition from the Birmingham Conservatoire, UK as well as a M. Mus. in Middle Eastern Violin performance from SOAS University of London. 

Teaching has been a passion of hers for several years, and she took advantage of the Weingarten Scholarship in 2007 to study at the Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute in Kecskemét, Hungary.  Here she also discovered Colourstrings (a Kodály-based music kindergarten and instrumental teaching method used throughout Europe), and has enjoyed using it in her piano and strings teaching ever since, especially with young children. She continues to develop her teaching by attending courses and workshops whenever she can. 

Etelka welcomes students of all ages, including adult beginners and adolescents.