Private Music Lessons

The Orangeville Christian School offers private lessons by qualified, Christian instructors.

Private Music Lessons

The Orangeville Christian School offers private lessons by qualified, Christian instructors in piano, voice, guitar, percussion, and theory exam preparation during the school day at competitive rates. Lessons are available to students in grades JK-8.

Each year, our goal is to contribute to the musical development of your child(ren).

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Christopher Prins

Christopher Prins

Director

Leah Ashby

Leah Ashby

Music Teacher

Christopher Prins

Christopher Prins

Director of the School of Music (Dbl Maj. BA (Hons)

Hi Everyone Christopher Prins here!  I have been a full-time professional Music Teacher and local small-business Owner at New OpporTUNEities Studio for 14 years, teaching guitar, drums, ukulele and bass guitar.  I also have the enormous privilege of being the Director of Music Ministry at Good Friends Church at the Uptown Theatre along with my (Beautiful) Wife Becki Prins! :). I know and love many of you already and look forward to meeting new faces as I once again return to OCS to teach private music lessons during school hours as part of the OCS School of Music!  I am committed to assisting the training up a new generation of musician warriors who can support their local body of Christ through their giftings. My twins Darian and Roxie attend OCS in grade 4 and I have a new baby boy expected September 2021!  Above all else, Christ is King and I am a blessed man.   

  • Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude in Law & Society and Criminology from York University
  • 14 Years owning and teaching music full time at New OpporTUNEities Studio
  • 21 Years Experience leading congregational worship
  • Guitar
  • Drums
  • Bass Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Recorder 
Leah Ashby

Leah Ashby

Music Teacher

Hi my name is Leah Ashby, I am a music and arts instructor and have 15 years of teaching experience. I am a passionate and relational teacher that prides myself in my career. When working with music and education I come alive in the classroom. I am very creative, energetic and an artistic foundations specialist through the RCM where I am able to create solid and successful music programs. I have been honored with a Canadian 150 award for my private music teaching accomplishments. I have successfully owned 2 music academies, one “The Art of Music Academy” in Brantford, Ontario and now currently Crave Arts Academy in Alliston, Ontario.

As a Successful Entrepreneur, I wear many hats and have the energy to manage my schedule and adapt to the needs of each student and their abilities. Teaching is my dream job, there’s nothing better than teaching music education in my eyes. To see the confidence in my students as they achieve weekly goals, take center stage with their performance, and work hard to create great things at their individual level. I feel a sense of pride enjoying all their accomplishments. I believe in meeting each child where they are at and developing instruction for individual success.

I am thrilled to be a part of your school and can’t wait to enjoy all my new students’ accomplishments and share my praise and worship through piano and vocal instruction. Growing up in the Church, music was always the way I felt most inspired and connected to God, to use my musical gifts and enjoyment is clearly my journey in this life. I have enjoyed years of creating “Messy Church” events combining art and music and I can’t wait to share all my passions and years of musical enjoyment and experience with all the families at Orangeville Christian School.

  • Artistic Foundation Specialist, RCM
  • Grade 9 Royal Conservatory of Music
  • ADHD Certification, BMI Certification
  • Developed Mozart Monet ( preschool music/art program)
  • Piano
  • Vocal lessons

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Alyssa Edward
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Just left us a 5 star review

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Alyssa Edward
February 22, 2023

OCS has been fantastic for our family and our children. Our kids are learning so much, and they feel safe in an amazing school environment.

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Beth Amy
February 13, 2023

Our kids love OCS and we really appreciate how personable and community oriented the school is. Our son struggled with being behind in some classes and within a week of starting they had identified and set him up with an in school tutor and it made a massive difference.

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Christine Kennedy
February 12, 2023

We are thrilled with OCS. The environment, the classroom, the content, and the experiences they provide demonstrate a deep care and love for each and every student. Truly so thankful for how they are equipping and building up the next generation.

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Becky Prins
February 10, 2023

We feel incredibly blessed to have an option like OCS for our children to attend! Teachers are amazing, and while always striving to provide excellent academic challenges and incorporate new experiences, they also actually care about my kids. They encourage, correct, and connect with love and intentionality. The facilities are awesome as well and we are especially excited about this year's school play! Thank you for all you do OCS!

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Julia G
February 10, 2023

OCS is everything a school should be, and so much more. Their priority is the wellbeing of the students and this is evident in how the students are nurtured and cared for. OCS offers rich programming and curriculum to ensure that the needs of all students are met. The educators are extremely knowledgeable and work tirelessly for the benefit of all students. I am impressed daily by how happy my daughter is to attend school and the depth of knowledge and quality of work that she brings home. OCS is not only preparing students to be higher level thinkers and problem solvers, it is instilling core values of kindess and empathy within it's students. I cannot imagine a better place for my daughter to embark on her educational journey.

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Cheryl Birch
February 9, 2023

We have had students enrolled at OCS from 2015 to 2023. Every single year we have been so thankful to have fabulous and approachable teachers. We're so appreciative of the affirmation of identity and God's love that our kids receive at OCS. We have found the math curriculum and individual monitoring of academic progress to be much improved at OCS from what we experienced in the public school system. The sports and music programs are excellent. We have greatly enjoyed the love of reading developed by the Battle of the Books club, and other initiatives at OCS, that we feel have given our kids an advantage in their preparation for high school.

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Wayne Johnson
February 9, 2023

We, as a family, had no problem posting a review for OCS!!! Our journey there began in September/2014 when our grandson was enrolled in JK. His experience there was positive in every aspect…academically, socially and spiritually. Eventually, Wayne began working there in a maintenance position and Judy as both an EA and supply teacher. Although we have both retired, Wayne continues to volunteer on the maintenance committee and Judy as supply. We plan to continue supporting OCS to the best of our abilities in the future!!!

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February 9, 2023
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Suzy Koolen
February 9, 2023

My daughter loves OCS. The staff and fellow students have been very welcoming as she joined half way through the year. My daughter is finally receiving a quality education. Highly recommend!

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Steve Koolen
February 9, 2023

Very friendly and welcoming staff and students. Small class sizes for better learning. My daughter was miserable at her old school, and is now back to her happy self at Orangeville Christian School.

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Erika F
February 9, 2023

OCS has been incredible for our 3 children who started this year. I couldn’t be happier with our experience. The teachers are caring and attentive and take the time to get to know each student individually. The academic program has been challenging and rewarding and we have seen so much growth in all our children. The environment feels safe and is community based and the school offers a wide range of activities for the children and their families. Overall, I am extremely impressed by the commitment to excellence that is evident at this school and would highly recommend it to other parents.

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Robyn Johnstone
October 7, 2020

OCS is more than just a school, it is a community and a family where parents truly are partners in the education of their children! We feel truly blessed to have our two children here! The teachers are amazing and the facility itself is top notch!

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Sunny G
February 7, 2020
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Skye W
April 11, 2019

Been here, great place. I recommend it.

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December 1, 2017
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Jackie Tucker
September 13, 2017

Great school, teachers very intuitive of the students, great one on one time.

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Siobhan Bell
August 12, 2017

Excellent teachers, caring and supportive school family. Top notch academics!

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Reg Walker
April 19, 2017

Great facilities