Meet Our Staff!

More to Come!

 

Granata Music is lucky to have some very talented and exceptional teachers and staff! Granata Music offers a wide variety of lessons and instrument repairs thanks to our staff! Meet them and see their talents below!

Teachers:

 

   Mina Messiha

Mina Messiha is a fun, loving teacher who has a great sense of humor and loves making his lessons enjoyable! He is a very talented musician who has mastered the guitar, drums and bass! he is also the store's senior manager!

A member of our staff for nearly 10 years, he teaches Guitar (Acoustic,bass & Electric), Drums and runs our Band Program!

Brian Sim
Brian Sim is our Senior Guitar Instructor with over 30 years of Experience! His experience and love for music fuels students to learn and to be eager for each and every lesson! He is a very talented guitar player and currently plays in bands such as The Cooper Brothers, Five Man Electrical Band and The Groove Junkies!
He specializes in teaching Electric, Acoustic and Bass Guitar!

 

Adam Saikaley

Adam is a kind-hearted, person who never fails to have a smile on his face! He is a local musician who performs around the city and has shown off his talent at both Ottawa Jazzfest and RBC Bluesfest!  Adam has achieved his Bachelor of Arts at Carleton University and has a degree in Music (focusing on Piano)

A talented, all around musicians, he specializes in and teaches Electric/Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Ukulele and Vocal!

 

Kieran Velasco

Kieran is the youngest of our teachers at 18 years of age! He has mastered the piano and guitar at a young age performing around the city and various venues including RBC Bluesfest! He has achieved his Grade 8 Piano Certificate through the Royal Conservatory of Music Program.

He specializes in teaching piano/keyboard and Electric/Acoustic/Bass Guitar!

 

Audrey Cahoon

Audrey is fun, loving teacher who is an all around fantastic musician capable of performing an extensive list of instruments. Having achieved Grade 8 Piano in RCM she has the knowledge and experience for learners of all levels!

She specializes in Piano, Vocal and Guitar

 

Luigi Orlando

Join us Thursday mornings at Granata Music Ltd with instructor Luigi Orlando for your introduction to accordion! With years of experience, he can help any beginner become a pro!

Luigi is the accordion specialist at Granata Music!

  

Staff:

 

Gino Granata

Gino is the Granata Music Ltd's Owner and CEO. After buying the store off of his father, he moved locations and added to the success and Granata Music legacy. By Opening Electric Lifestyles and Changing the stores focus from sheet music to a variety of musical accessories, instruments and methods books while ensure they continue to provide the city with thousands of different sheet music options!

Gino also specializes in teaching, Electric/Acoustic/Bass Guitar, Drums and Ukulele for all different levels of learners!

 

Victor Avelar 

Victor is one of the first faces you see when you enter our store and manages our Scheduling! He is one of our Instrument Technicians who can work on/repair any instrument. Victor is also the store's Purchasing Manager!

He specializes in Instrument Repairs & Restrings and is in charge of Lesson Schedules.

 

 

 

Gianmarco Mafrici

Gianmarco is the Store Manager, Computer Guru, Website Mogul and an Electronics Repair Technician! Thanks to Gianmarco we have been able to step up the stores level of technology and improve student success by adding computers in each room! Come by Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday if your electric guitar or piano is sounding a little off and he'll give it his magic touch

He specializes in Website Modification, Guitar/Ukulele Restrings, and Electronic Instrument Repair!