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Our Community


Many families in our West Kelowna Academy of Music lessons community
are small business owners, artists and entrepreneurs.
In support of your community, please consider contacting one of the links on this page. 


Specializing in piano tuning and repair

Colin McCann has been servicing pianos in the Okanagan for over 25 years and is a member of the Canadian Association of Piano Technicians (CAPT). He is highly regarded throughout the Okanagan for his top-quality work, reliability, and extensive piano technician knowledge that produces exceptional results. We refer all our Academy families to Colin for their piano tuning and repair needs.

(250) 862 2135

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Key Repair

McCann Piano Service, the Greater Westside Board of Trade, and the West Kelowna Academy of Music came together to provide an outdoor piano for the use of the public. All are invited to stop by and enjoy the piano on the front porch of the Westside Board of Trade building just in front of the West Kelowna Academy of Music at 2372 Dobbin Rd. 


Specializing in guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele & violin family musical instrument repair & setup

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Robbie Short is based in Vernon but is considered part of our music community here at West Kelowna Academy of Music. He fixed two violins that were badly broken at the neck (one belonging to an adult student, the other was Karen's electric violin). Robbie did an excellent job at a very reasonable rate. He is often in Kelowna and has clients from all over BC and Alberta. As the back of his business card states: Fall in love with your musical instrument all over again...​


Manufacturer of windows and doors

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Co-owner Brigitte Ballantyne, an Academy piano student, says: "For over 25 years the strength of our company has come from our dedication to listen to our customers. You demand quality, and we deliver. Euroclad is a family run business that stands for quality. Our custom windows and doors are manufactured to high standards. It's quality that stands the test of time that you don't need to worry about. Plus, it'll save you money. Our windows and doors strive for the highest rating in energy efficiency to ensure your home keeps heat in during the winter and heat out during the summer. More energy efficiency means you lower heating and cooling costs - allowing you to keep more of your hard earned money. Look for our blue Euroclad stickers displaying our work throughout the entire Okanagan Valley!"


Illustrator & Designer


Angela Grace Creative is a creative professional specializing in illustration, surface pattern design, graphic design and web design. Angela has used her talent and experience to further polish our website in overall design and functionality. To learn more about Angela Grace Creative and the services she offers, please visit:​


Musician, Teacher, Artist

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Louise Southwood is a professional classical guitar performer, teacher and artist. She will accept online lessons for intermediate to advanced level classical guitar students. Louise is also a talented pet portrait artist who creates original paintings of beloved pets, past or present. If you are interested in classical guitar lessons (intermediate to advanced) or are looking for a beautiful portrait of a pet, please email:

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