Who we are and what we do.


We’re Andrew and Samara, a husband and wife team of musicians living in White Rock, BC. We are the founders and artistic team behind Crescent Choirs, a growing family of choral ensembles based in White Rock, BC and also serving singers from across the Lower Mainland.

For us, home has always been where the music is.​


Before the COVID-19 outbreak, our students would visit our home weekly to study singing, piano, and guitar. They vary in age, skill-level, and goals: adults who have always wanted to learn a new instrument, teens with Broadway dreams, kids at the very start of their musical journeys, choristers looking for extra focus on vocal technique, beginners who want to explore music in a supportive setting, classical pianists wanting to dive into the jazz world.

In the wake of this new socially distant world, we're committed to keeping the music going. We've moved our musical home online and we are excited to offer one-on-one virtual lessons.

What our students are saying:

Virtual Lessons

Learn in the comfort of your own home.

It's easier than you think! Purchase a single lesson or a package of ten. Schedule your lesson using our handy online booking page.

Using Zoom's video-conferencing technology, you'll have a face-to-face lesson with Andrew or Samara.

Sing, play, or strum from the comfort of your living room with a coffee in hand!

A little more about us.

We have been singing or playing for as long as we can remember. Our musical paths have been different: Andrew started playing piano at the wise-old age of two and has dabbled with nearly every instrument under the sun. Samara is a tried-and-true choir-kid for life.

What our different musical beginnings have in common is this: inspiring teachers.

We credit it all to the amazing people who have helped us to experience the beauty, the joy, and the importance of this art. Now, as teachers ourselves, we work to inspire in our students a true love for making music.


This is our mission. We teach important skills, we help to build confidence, and we have fun.

© 2020 by The Bortzes At Home Studio.

Tel: 604 258 8663