Banjo

Paul Hornbeck
Paul Hornbeck
He has been a member of such groups as Sweet Evening Breeze, J.P. Ringwort, The Yellow Snow Stringband, and others too fleeting or feckless to mention.
Ken Kanwisher
Ken Kanwisher
He has played with many well known musicians and bands, with the likes of Charlie Major, with whom he opened for ZZ Top, The Sugarsticks, Jim Cochrane

Baritone

James Arif
James Arif
His musical experience ranges from solo busking to large romantic orchestras and everything in between with particular focus on musical theatre

Bass

Kurt Walther
Kurt Walther
A famous musician around town, Kurt has been playing and teaching for more than 30 years. Educated at Humber College in music and took lessons at The University of Ottawa and Carleton University.
Ken Kanwisher
Ken Kanwisher
He has played with many well known musicians and bands, with the likes of Charlie Major, with whom he opened for ZZ Top, The Sugarsticks, Jim Cochrane
Kelly Craig
Kelly Craig
Kelly has played with some of the biggest names in the industry, having played with the likes of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Clarinet

Ross Davison
Ross Davison
Ross began his musical life as a saxophonist, and quickly added Highland Bagpipes, Uilleann Bagpipes, and Tin Whistle to his arsenal of instruments

Drum

Connor Peacock
Connor Peacock
Connor always seemed to be ‘smashing’ and making beats. 15 years of drumming later, Connor is an active drummer and teacher around Ottawa

Flute

Zeek Gross
Zeek Gross

Where do we start with Zeek? A Saxophone and Flute player, with a Bachelor of Music at Concordia University in Montreal. Zeek has played with some of the biggest names in music, local legend Tony D, Gatemouth Brown, The Boogiemen, Nolan Porter and Patrice Zappa and Boule Noir. He played for the former notorious 515 club band. Zeek is currently a full time professional musician, he currently plays with Mark Nyvlt, The Occasional Angels, The Maclovins, and is also an On-call Musician. He plays many different genres of music, everything from classical, blues, rock, Jazz and many more.

Guitar

Sundar Subramanian
Sundar Subramanian
Sundar has played guitar for close to 30 years and has taught music technology (recording/production), music theory, and music history at the university level for ten years.
Kurt Walther
Kurt Walther
A famous musician around town, Kurt has been playing and teaching for more than 30 years. Educated at Humber College in music and took lessons at The University of Ottawa and Carleton University.
Rey Côté
Rey Côté
Rey has been involved in various aspects of music most of his life. He has been teaching professionally for 30 years, bringing joy and enthusiasm to all ages.
Ken Kanwisher
Ken Kanwisher
He has played with many well known musicians and bands, with the likes of Charlie Major, with whom he opened for ZZ Top, The Sugarsticks, Jim Cochrane

Piano

Anthony Kubelka
Anthony Kubelka
Anthony has been playing the piano for the last 15 years, and is about to finish a Honours Bachelor of Music degree from Carleton University. He is happy to teach piano at all levels, and has also performs across the city. He is very passionate about Jazz and can teach Classical, Pop and various other genres!
Neve Sugars-Keen
Neve Sugars-Keen
Neve is currently in her 2nd year at Carleton University studying Humanities and Biology, and has been playing classical violin, fiddle and piano for over 13 years. She also enjoys music theory.

 

Michael Darling
Michael Darling
Michael Darling instills a love of music in new students, bringing warmth, humour, and liveliness to lessons. Always eager to lend a hand, Michael teaches with a calm, patient and friendly tone.
Mandy Kuang
Mandy Kuang
Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Mandy has been playing the piano for over 12 years and has been teaching at the school since September of 2019. She is currently studying business at the University of Ottawa.
Laura Gagnon
Laura Gagnon
Laura Gagnon is a Canadian musician. Born in Strathroy, she grew up in London, Ontario. An accomplished songwriter and musician, she also possesses a five-octave vocal range and is considered a mezzo-soprano.
Tim Gallop
Tim Gallop
Tim has been involved with music most of his life and began his first formal training on Accordian and spent many happy hours jamming with his dad; his first musical mentor. After switching over to piano he began experimenting with songwriting and developing his singing voice.
Eileen Chang
Eileen Chang
Eileen got her Bachelors of Music in piano performance from the University of Saskatchewan.  She has been teaching piano for 20 years, her students ranging in age from 6 and up. (5 year olds may work, a discussion before the first lesson is recommended.
Crystalena Paquette
Crystalena Paquette
Andrew Knox
Andrew Knox
Andrew Knox is a well-rounded Trumpeter and Keyboardist based in Ottawa, Ontario. From an early age, Andrew has gained a great knowledge in different genres including Classical, Jazz, Funk, Rock, Folk, R&B, and Hip-Hop.
Kurt Walther
Kurt Walther
A famous musician around town, Kurt has been playing and teaching for more than 30 years. Educated at Humber College in music and took lessons at The University of Ottawa and Carleton University.
James Arif
James Arif
His musical experience ranges from solo busking to large romantic orchestras and everything in between with particular focus on musical theatre
Amanda Lin
Amanda Lin
Amanda is a classically-trained pianist and studied under Eileen Chang for 12 years
Kelly Craig
Kelly Craig
Kelly has played with some of the biggest names in the industry, having played with the likes of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Saxophone

Rey Côté
Rey Côté

Rey has been involved in various aspects of music most of his life. He has been teaching professionally for 30 years, bringing joy and enthusiasm to all ages. He teaches guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin, and woodwinds: sax, clarinet, flute, and recorder. Some of his students and ensembles have won awards in province-wide festivals. Rey is also a luthier and repair technician, servicing all the above instruments, as well as a large array of exotic European stringed instruments. In his private recording studio, he has mixed, arranged and produced professional CD projects. Rey has played with various local artists such as The J.P.Ranger Band, Evolutions, and his own “The 3-Piece Duo”.

His humble sense of humor “reminds us all not to take ourselves too seriously”.

-Mr. J.P. Ranger

Zeek Gross
Zeek Gross
A Saxophone and Flute player, with a Bachelor of Music at Concordia University in Montreal. Zeek has played with some of the biggest names in music

Trumpet

Andrew Knox
Andrew Knox

Andrew Knox is a well-rounded Trumpeter and Keyboardist based in Ottawa, Ontario. From an early age, Andrew has gained a great knowledge in different genres including Classical, Jazz, Funk, Rock, Folk, R&B, and Hip-Hop. Andrew studied music performance at both Cambrian College (Sudbury, ON) and is currently studying at Carleton University (Ottawa).

As a performer, Andrew can be found playing with Hip-Hop group BLAKDENIM, Blues artist Angelique Francis, Jazz group the Bytowne Big Band, Rock group Huey Lewis Tribute 2 Hip to be Square, and multiple smaller Jazz ensembles. Formerly, Andrew held a 2nd chair with the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra, performed in the Capital Youth Jazz Orchestra, and the Feelin’ Nostalgic Sextet (to name a few). Andrew has played some of Canada’s largest festivals, opening for many artists, including Trombone Shorty, Snoop Dogg, T-Pain, Classified, and Chad Brownlee. Andrew recently recorded Trumpet on Classified’s new album Tomorrow Could Be The Day Things Change (Now currently holding the 2019 title East Coast Music Awards Best Album Of The Year) on the track entitled “10 Years”.

Along with performing, Andrew’s passion is in teaching. He is consistently evaluating the needs and interests of his students. He blends in real-life experience to encourage the most inspired lesson possible. His lessons are structured and incorporates solid theory elements to get his students proficient at their instruments both on and off written music. Every aspect of his teaching is to cultivate a love for their craft, which in turn will develop more genuine practice routines and an overall musical lifestyle.

Kelly Craig
Kelly Craig

A highly qualified Trumpet and electric Bass teacher. He also teaches beginner drums and piano. Having studied at The University of Regina, he completed a degree in Musical education, also completing both a music degree and Sonic Design Diploma at Carleton University and a Masters of Music Education at McGill University. Kelly has played with some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The Funk Brothers, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Bo Diddley, Dan Akroyd, Members of Ike and Tina Turner and Frank Zappa’s band, Otis Clay, etc… The list goes on! Kelly uses a number of unique techniques and concepts to help his students master theory and technique behind the instrument. He prides himself on passing knowledge onto his students and seeing their joy for music come to fruition.

Ukelele

Kurt Walther
Kurt Walther
A famous musician around town, Kurt has been playing and teaching for more than 30 years. Educated at Humber College in music and took lessons at The University of Ottawa and Carleton University.
Rey Côté
Rey Côté
Rey has been involved in various aspects of music most of his life. He has been teaching professionally for 30 years, bringing joy and enthusiasm to all ages.
Ken Kanwisher
Ken Kanwisher
He has played with many well known musicians and bands, with the likes of Charlie Major, with whom he opened for ZZ Top, The Sugarsticks, Jim Cochrane

Violin

Amanda Yee
Amanda Yee
Born in Ottawa, Amanda has been studying classical violin since the age of 3 and has always had a passion for music. Her teaching style focuses on creating a friendly, patient and enjoyable environment while developing a solid, technical foundation.  She has been trained under members of the National Art Center Orchestra and has participated in the Kiwanis Music Festival, Canada MusicFest and the Young String Performers Foundation. Amanda is currently attending her last year at Canterbury High School where she spent the last 4 years developing skills in both advanced music theory and music performance. She enjoys teaching classical violin and music theory to all ages at all levels.
Neve Sugars-Keen
Neve Sugars-Keen
Neve is currently in her 2nd year at Carleton University studying Humanities and Biology, and has been playing classical violin, fiddle and piano for over 13 years. She also enjoys music theory.

 

Vocal

Laura Gagnon
Laura Gagnon
Laura Gagnon is a Canadian musician. Born in Strathroy, she grew up in London, Ontario. An accomplished songwriter and musician, she also possesses a five-octave vocal range and is considered a mezzo-soprano.
Crystalena Paquette
Crystalena Paquette

Director

Kelly Craig
Kelly Craig
Kelly has played with some of the biggest names in the industry, having played with the likes of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons