Teacher of the Year
- Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson from RUSH with Don Bossé
The MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award recognizes the incredible, dedicated and hard-working music teachers in Canada who help keep music alive for so many young Canadians. Each year, the award is sponsored or presented by an artist, including: The Rolling Stones, Michael Bublé, Céline Dion, Shania Twain, Tragically Hip, Anne Murray, Billy Talent, Johnny Reid, Gord Bamford, and MAGIC!. This year’s award was presented by RUSH.
The recipient receives a $10,000 cheque, a significant contribution to the recipient’s school music program, an all expense paid trip to the annual JUNO Awards, and spectacular solid crystal statuette based on the JUNO Award design created by Canadian glass artist, the late Shirley Elford.
MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Recipients
2015-2016: Don Bossé sponsored by RUSH
2014-2015: Steve Sainas sponsored by MAGIC!
2013-2014: Jeff Kula sponsored by Gord Bamford
2012-2013: Mark Reid presented by Shania Twain
2011-2012: Hugh Johnston sponsored by Johnny Reid
2010-2011: Marian Cheney sponsored by Billy Talent
2009-2010: Scott Leonard sponsored by Anne Murray
2008-2009: Alex Voros sponsored by Tragically Hip
2007-2008: Bernard Hébert sponsored by Céline Dion
2006-2007: Anne Turner sponsored by Michael Bublé
2005-2006: Norman McIntosh sponsored by The Rolling Stones