Juno nominee and performer Gord Bamford surprised Jeff Kula with the 2014 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year award Wednesday.

Kula, a music teacher for 15 years at River East Collegiate, was told he didn't win weeks ago, but was shocked to learn today that he had actually won. The prize comes with $10,000 for the teacher and $10,000 for the school.

And he'll get rock star treatment through Juno week, where he'll attend the Junos parties and walk the red carpet.