MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
Meet Jay and Ralph
Ralph Ocray is a young adult who has recently completed his BBA in Accounting at Sheridan College.
At WCCM, his role in this project consists of being a part of the content team and providing guitar lessons using the video call platforms zoom and/or gathertown.
He has previous experience working with kids as a team leader at youth retreats ("Ignite"). Also, he has been a Youth Leader at his home church, Bramalea Baptist Church. His hobbies mostly consist of playing video games and streaming on twitch. Besides streaming, he is employed at Canada Post as a Postal Clerk but is on leave due to the pandemic.
Daniel Mendillo is currently a student in his 3rd year at Sheridan College, studying General Finance. Daniel enjoys exercising, hanging out with friends, and music.
Daniel Mendillo has been playing the acoustic and electric guitar since the third grade, and has grown a passion for it ever since. Daniel has played guitar and sang in open mics which were fuelled by his love for music.
Daniel will be instructing guitar lessons which include beginner songs, all the way to intermediate songs. Daniel has also taught and assisted in Sunday school classes which included kids ranging from 4-12.
Jon began playing the piano at the age of seven. He studied with instructors up to Grade 10 and completed his ARCT piano with the Royal Conservatory of Music. He pursued music at York University, graduating with special Honors in Music and a minor in English.
Jon has been practicing classical repertoire up until his first year of university, after which he began developing improvisational skills in multiple genres of music, but mostly focusing on Jazz.
Jon has been teaching at the Peel Music Academy for 5 years. He has a desire to help students develop their talents and practicing techniques. He can help guide students with their RCM exam prep. When he’s not teaching music, Jon works as Music Director for his church and is involved with various music ministries.
For Jon, it’s important for him to be open and patient with each student and understand their individual needs so he can encourage them to practice their craft and fall in love with playing music.
Lucia Ye Yang
Lucia is going into her third year as a student at the University of Guelph majoring in Environmental Sciences. She has completed art courses as electives throughout high school and has received the honours award in the art category.
She continues to create more art pieces in her past time as a hobby. Lucia has years of experience with teaching and looking after students ranging from students of pre-school to middle school students gained through volunteering at her home church and babysitting for her younger relatives.
Lucia encourages young students to be creative and open-minded and is actively interested in cultivating the minds of the youth through the medium of visual arts.
Jasnoor is going into her third year as a student at the University of Toronto. She is majoring in Biology for Health Sciences and doing a double minor in Psychology and Education Studies. She has also completed art courses as electives throughout high school and continues her passion for art by completing projects on her own time.
Jasnoor has experience being a leader and managing events as she was MiWay Student Ambassador from 2018-2019. She has an interest in working with children and becoming a teacher (hence the minor in Education Studies).
Jasnoor hopes that youth can use art as a medium for expressing themselves, and wants students to feel engaged and have fun through these lessons.
Re’al Zulueta is a young adult currently attending the University of Guelph-Humber in pursuit of a Kinesiology undergraduate degree.
He is a very physically active person as he has been playing sports his whole life and continues to stay in shape through daily physical activity and disciplined workout plans.
Before the pandemic, he would volunteer to help coach younger athletes on his old teams and help host sports events run by his church.
Justine Charles de Leon
Justine Charles de Leon is a civil engineering graduate from Humber College. He is an enthusiastic and highly driven individual, seeking to help other youths establish and reinforce the paths to their passions and careers.
He has worked with various clients in the civil engineering field, ranging from private companies, builders and contractors, and the city.
Charles will be helping out in polishing your resumes and cover letters, and also in building your interpersonal skills by doing mock interviews and other activities to help boost your confidence in getting that dream job!
Clarke Kennedy is currently pursuing a master's degree in clinical counselling at Tyndale University.
He is passionate about helping people discover their true potential and purpose. Clarke is also excited to counsel people looking to develop more professional cover letters and resumes.
His experience in counselling can also help prepare people for future job interviews. Clarke's goal is make people feel more confident in their ability to be professional and prepared for any workplace!