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Abraham Olaniyi Ogunmola

Abraham Olaniyi Ogunmola

Abraham Olaniyi Ogunmola I am a passionate and certified music teacher with almost three decades of educating, entertaining, showcasing, and nurturing musical talents of all ages across the globe. I shared a strong philosophy that says Music is sound, I believe everyone has a talent, and it takes three to make music: Composer, performer, and audience. I have Level 8 Piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Kodaly Level 1, and Orff Level 1 and Choral Conducting from Georgia State University, GA, and Boston University MA respectively. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife Nigeria and a Master of Arts in Community Music from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo. An active member of the Ontario Registered Music Teacher (ORMTA), Ontario Music Educator Association (OMEA), and Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) in good standing and Choral Canada. In 1995, as an undergraduate, I founded the Music Language Society at Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria, organized and directed a concert tagged "Mozart at 5" to officially launch this music school at Oduduwa Hall on April 22, 1995. After graduation, I changed the name to Music Langauge School "Non-Scholae Sed vitae" (Not for School but for Life), a place that discovers and nurtures everyone's musical talents. There is no doubt about it, music is a universal language and no story music is performance. I enjoy teaching children and adults of all ages from different backgrounds. (private & individual lessons) in voice, piano & rudiments. As an experienced music educator, I taught Piano, Voice, Percussion, and Recorder, and served as a Collaborative pianist at American International School Lagos. As Director of Music at St. Saviour’s School Ikoyi, I organized a musical recital, talent shows, school choir, and orchestra and conducted weekly assemblies, Christmas concerts, and end-of-year musical productions. I teach Classical, Gospel Jazz, African folk songs, Pop, choruses, and religious worship and praise and Hymns. As part of my passion for choral music, in 2007, I sang tenor in the presentation of the evergreen and famous Handel's Oratorio “Handel Messiah” performed by the prestigious MUSON (Musical Society of Nigeria) choir during their annual MUSON festival and I single-handedly organized and directed the concert to mark Nigeria’s 50th independence Celebration tagged “God Bless Nigeria” in 2010 at MUSON Center, Lagos as part of my service to my community, As a Choir Director, Every school where I worked won first place at the MUSON Schools’ Choir competition. The schools are American International School of Lagos 2005, St Saviour’s School Ikoyi 2011 & 2012, and Meadow Hall School, Lekki 2019. I presented students for ABRSM and RCM in Piano, Voice, Theory, and Rudiments examinations. My students have won first place in MUSON piano competitions (Solo and Duet categories). INSTRUMENT / DISCIPLINE Piano, Voice, Theory, and Rudiments. SPECIALIZED IN Children ages 5+ Youth (7-17) Adults (18+) Beginner/Elementary/Intermediate SPECIALIST DESIGNATION Piano – Elementary/Intermediate Theory – Elementary/Intermediate Voice – Elementary/Intermediate SPOKEN LANGUAGES English Yoruba TEACHES AT At home Online PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association (ORMTA) - Member Ontario Music Educator Association (OMEA) - Member Ontario College of Teachers – Member Choral Canada – Member Choir Ontario - Member Performances Links: Website: YouTube pages:

Instrument / Discipline

  • Piano
  • Rudiments

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Young Children (under 7)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate

Teaches At

  • Music school
  • Online
  • Student's home
  • Teacher's studio


  • 2021 - Master of Arts - Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo
  • 2020 - Grade 8 Piano - The Royal Conservatory
  • 2008 - Orff level 1 - Boston University, Boston
  • 2006 - Kodaly level 1 - Georgia State University, Atlanta
  • 1995 - Bachelor of Arts Music Education - Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife

Professional development

  • Associated Board Royal Schools of Music, London (ABRSM) - Registarion of candidates for Piano and Voice - 2013
  • Founder and Director of Music Language School - Teaching Piano one-on-one lesson till July 2019 when relocated to Canada - 2013
  • God bless Nigeria Concert - 50th Anniversay Concert in commemoration of Nigerian 50th Independence Anniversary. - 2010
  • Kodaly - Chorale conducting, Folk songs ensemble, Musicainship - 2006
  • MUSON ANNUAL SCHOOLS' COMPETITION - Won 1st place Elementary Choir category - 2013
  • MUSON SCHOOLS' COMPETITION - Won 1st place Elementary Choir Cateogy & Piano - 2014
  • Orff Level 1 - Dance, Conducting, Percussion ensemble, Recorder - 2008

School Associations

  • Canadian Music Educators' Association - National
  • Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association - Provincial / State