Tina Horwood, Music Director

A beacon of energy and enthusiasm, Tina is an alumna of "Island Ukuleles", a director and a great inspiration to her students. She has been directing the group for 20 years and continues to instill high expectations for musical skill development in the areas of vocal and instrumental technique. On a personal level Tina encourages her students to step forward and lead with confidence!

Melissa McKnight, Music Director, Little Ukers

With her father, Vince Sequeira, as a mentor, Melissa developed a keen interest in the ukulele. Melissa was a member of her father's ukulele ensemble, "Pacific Ukes", where she learned to play the ukulele with proficiency. After high school graduation she joined the "Island Ukuleles" where, as an accomplished bassist, coupled with her focus on choral music and arranging skills, Melissa has become an indispensable asset to the "Island Ukuleles".

Matthew Martin, Assistant Director

It was 10 years ago that Matthew was handed a ukulele while completing his undergrad at UVic.  Since then, he has been and continues to be a part of Little Ukers, B Group, and A Group.  Matthew currently teaches music at Cedar Hill Middle School and is the current Conference Co-Chairperson of the BC Music Educators' Association.

Jacqueline Czar, Music Director, B Group

An alumna of Island Ukuleles, Jacqueline has always been a part of the program.  During university, she helped to teach the Little Ukers and B Group programs but left to explore teaching in the UK.  When she came back to Canada, Jacqueline came back to Island Ukuleles but this time to the B Group where she currently sits as music director and administrator.

Some of our teachers skiing at Shawnigan Lake, September 2016