Jonathan Appelton-Jones


Jonathan has been teaching both guitar and bass at the Music Plant for well over 20 years.  He is experienced in dealing with all levels of technique and musicianship, ranging from beginners with no experience to guitar players looking to complete their theory and more advanced guitar  technique .  His areas of expertise include classical , jazz, fingerstyle, composition, improvisation as well as theory.  He is also great with kids and adult beginners.


Jonathan is available for bookings on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.


Bill Young


Bill Young has been playing guitar for many years, with electric and acoustic guitar being his main axes of choice.  He is great with beginners of all ages, as well as students looking to work on improvisation.  Being a retired school-teacher, Bill is great with kids and has an energetic personality, and helps his students improve their musical creativity.  Not only is Bill great with the technical aspects of guitar playing, but also with recording.  His previous teaching experience at Carihi was academic based, and music based as he taught both the guitar program, as well as the Music Composition program.  Music Composition was aimed at helping students record their songs and begin explore their creativity.  His great ear for tone and creating great guitar is a great asset for any musician to have.

Bill is available for bookings on Wednesdays.


Roger Young

Roger brings along his 50 years of guitar playing experience with the aim of sharing his wisdom with others. He is comfortable in a variety of styles from Classical to Blues and Rock. Roger is comfortable teaching site reading and inprovisation alike. He has many years of experience teaching through Sound of Music in Abbotsford. He likes to keep guitar creative and his aproach is individualized for each student. 


Roger is available for bookings on Thursday.





Janet Bartier


Janet is an experienced teacher of RCM Levels to Grade 10 and music theory, but she also enjoys students, both children and adults, who study solely for pleasure.
With an Associate in teaching piano from Trinity College of Music, London, and a BA in Liberal Studies from VIU, Janet has been teaching for over thirty years. She has also published ESL readers and other educational materials for teachers and students. As a proponent and practiser of lifelong-learning, she studies jazz piano and flute.


Janet is available for bookings on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays.

Barbara Homoncik

Barbara has been teaching at The Music Plant for a number of years, in both piano and vocal.  She loves teaching female vocal, beginner to advanced piano for both children and adults and does some theory work as well. When she is not teaching, Barbara  is playing live music and is an avid singer-songwriter, public speaker, and author.  Click here for her website to check some of her music out!


Barbara is available for bookings on Thursdays and Saturdays, with limited vocal spots available during the year.





Dave Tolley


Dave has performed throughout North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, UK, and Europe and appeared at huge festivals such as Bonnaroo (USA), Glastonbury (UK), Alive Festival (Portugal), Nuke Festival (Austria), Blues and Roots (Australia), Austin City Limits (U.S.). He has also played major television performances uncluding "Live at the Chapel" in Australia, and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in Los Angeles. He has also recorded with Xavier Rudd on the flim score for the major motion picture "Surfer, Dude",starring Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, and Willie Nelson. Dave attented York University and Berklee and has studied with Bob Tamagni, John Ramsey, Bob Weiner, Trichy Sankaran, and Gary Tomlin. Dave is currently performing with Nine Mile, Brian MacMillan, Dayna Manning, Trent Severn, and Danny Michel as well as keeping up a busy schedule of sessions, teaching, and other musical endeavors. 


Dave is available for bookings on Tuesdays,  and Thursdays.




Felipe Sequira


Felipe and his family have been teaching Ukulele in Campbell River for over a decade. He is an accomplished teacher who can instruct students of all ages. He is able to teach all styles of music on the ukulele. 


Felipe is available for bookings on Tuesdays



Jacquelyn Block

Jacquie comes to us with a wealth of professional experience. She has sang with a number of professional bands (Sunshine and Whiskey, Almost Famous, and Time Well Wasted), in and around the Comox Valley. She also sang in the Campbell River Children's Choir and the St. Patrick's Church Choir. Jacquie attended The University of Victoria's School of Music, taking Vocals and Language studies. She has offered private vocal lessons out of her home. She is quite excited to be able to work with The Music Plant in helping singers find their true voices.

Jacquelyn is available for bookings on Mondays