Our Teachers


Violin Teacher, Jeimmi Carrasco 

My name is Jeimmi Carrasco and I am a musician and teacher from Concepcioón which is a city located in the south of Chile and since 2014, I am based in Toronto, Canada.

My musical journey started when I was just eight years old and the instrument I chose to learn was the violin. To be honest at that time, I was not even sure about playing violin or not, but as the time went by, I just kept playing and little by little I became better and better at it.

After a few years of playing, I began my orchestral career at the National Youth Orchestra of Chile and worked as an assistant concertmaster and then myself I was the concertmaster as well for two years. Since then, I went on to play in many orchestras across Chile such as the Orquesta Filarmónica de Chile, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile and the Orquesta de Cámara de Valdivia. From 2013 to 2016, I was the principal second violin position at the Orchestra of the University of Concepción in addition to being the youngest member of the orchestra.

In 2014, I had the skills necessary to join the prestigious Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra in Germany, where I also had the opportunity to work with artists such as Christoph Eschenbach, Daniel Müller, and Michael Sanderling, among many others.

From 2017 I am being sponsored by the Ibañez Atkinson Foundation which is an organization that supports Chilean musicians who have developed a successful career in Europe and North America.


That is a little bit of my story about my beginnings as a musician :)
I also love teaching music, to different levels of playing, so I can teach beginners, intermediates and advanced level !!
I really love sharing my passion towards music with people of different ages and levels and helping them to improve their playing and their musicality..This is why I joined Island of Music School because here we can learn together and in this way I can guide you reaching out you very own Island of Music.


I will see you there :)


Cello, Piano, Voice and Guitar Teacher, Anna Shabalina

Hi there :)

My name is Anna Shabalina, and  I am from Russia specifically from the city of Kazan.
I began learning music at the age of 9 with cello and piano. After a few years of learning at the music school in my hometown, I entered the Kazan Conservatoire Music College. At the same period of time, I also learnt guitar and started to learn vocal technique with tutors. Then continued my musical education at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music (Moscow) as a cellist.

While studying, I took part in various festivals, competitions and master classes with world-known musicians such as: Arto Noras, Gustav Rivinius, Natalia Shakhovskaya, and others. I played many concerts with all kinds of chamber groups, and as an invited artist for small Moscow orchestras.

Later, I  lived in India for a few years, where I took part in many music concerts, festivals and “jams” as a cellist and singer. Then moved here to Toronto, Canada to explore new opportunities.

I have vast experience in performing music of almost all styles, and I am always happy to share my musical knowledge with students in a friendly and inspiring manner.

I am looking forward to teaching you here, to help you reach your very own Island of Music :)

I will see you there,