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Dave Carlson - Guitar, Ukulele

Dave Carlson, 16 years married, father of 3 lovely daughters, has 23 years of guitar playing experience. Twenty-one of those years were spent teaching, passing on his knowledge and passion for guitar to others, including in his high school music class where he co-taught the class.

​ ​He’s been in many bands over the years (since he was a teenager), and produced many recordings. Since 2004, Dave has taught private guitar lessons all over Greater Sudbury and in 5 schools.

In 2013, he and his wife Melanie, aka “Love Sound Movement,” released an EP which had songs played on radio stations across Canada. They are currently working on new material. (www.lovesoundmovement.com)

​ Dave has toured the country with Sean Dayton and Andrew Hyatt and has opened for acts such as: Tim Hicks, Dean Brody, and Manafest. He has performed on major North American festival stages and National television. He also performs regularly in his home town of Sudbury, ON.

Dave acknowledges that the 10 years of private guitar and piano lessons he took as a youth really set the course of his life. He says, “Thanks mom and dad!”
 

Riley Thompson - Guitar, Piano, Strings, Woodwind, Theory

Riley Thompson was born in Sudbury, and grew up with music lessons for classical guitar, piano, clarinet, 'cello, and  composition. He studied guitar and composition at Laurentian University (graduated with honours), and classical guitar at Domaine Forget International Music and Dance Academy. He is currently doing his postgraduate studies in composition. He has been performing in and around Northern Ontario and Quebec for several years, and started teaching four years ago.




 



Andrea Crisp - Voice, Piano

With a passion for creativity and a desire to empower others to be successful in life and music, Andrea has been successfully teaching private voice and piano lessons for over twenty years. Many of her former students becoming professional musicians and recording artists. Andrea began her music career as a high school music teacher in 1997. In 2007 she transitioned her career to focus on full time leadership as a music director in several churches across Ontario. Since then Andrea has travelled as a professional musician, motivational speaker and coach. When she is not working one on one with students to become better singers and musicians, she focuses her energy on her private coaching clients helping them to succeed in life and business.

 



Ben Done - Piano, Voice, Guitar

Ben Done is a tenor and pianist from Georgetown, Ontario. While originally from southern Ontario, Ben has called Sudbury home for the past six years as he completed his Bachelor of Arts (honours) in Music, majoring in Piano, and his Bachelor of Education at Laurentian University. In addition to singing in the university choir, Ben also played trumpet in the LU Senior Jazz combo for 4 years. In the summer of 2018, he sang in the Ontario Youth Choir, and in 2019, Ben attended the Summer School for the Solo Voice in Saskatchewan, where he performed in three concerts of choral, solo vocal, and opera excerpts and received vocal training from several distinguished North American teachers. Most recently, Ben successfully auditioned to sing in the World Youth Choir tour in France and Portugal – a group comprised of 58 singers from 29 countries. Ben also plays acoustic guitar and has enjoyed performing country music at various gigs in Sudbury and in his hometown.

 

Rashane Robinson - Piano, Voice

My name is Rashane Robinson and I am a seasoned piano, vocal and music theory teacher. I started taking classical piano lessons at the age of 7 and classical vocal training at the age of 10 through the Ontario Conservatory of Music, and eventually trained through the Royal Conservatory of Music. I've entered and won many competitions within the GTA and have recorded music as well for local artists. I have been teaching music for 7 years now in Brampton, Vaughn, Mississauga and Toronto ranging from ages 3 to 93, both privately and in classes. New to the Sudbury area, I am continuing my education and acquiring my second degree in nursing Laurentian University, after graduating from the University of Toronto in 2016 where I studied English and Human Biology.




 



Dan Moir - Drums, Guitar, Bass

Dan Moir has amassed a variety of experiences in the last decade of his stage career, and is more than excited to share his knowledge with students. Born and raised in Sudbury, he started playing guitar at the age of 12 followed by drums when he began attending Sudbury Secondary, the local high school that specializes in performance arts. After getting a solid foundation in the fundamentals of music, he proceeded to attend Cambrian College for their performing arts program specializing in drum set. During that time he led the Nickel City Big band and performed with the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra while also playing and recording with different local groups. Since graduating, Dan has continued giving everything he has to his teaching, performances and practice. Dan has shared the stage with international recording artists; The Glorious Sons, Billy Talent, The Trews, Finger 11, Big Wreck and many more while performing with his rock group Fortunate Losers. 

 

Maxwell Moote - Guitar, Ukulele, Brass, Strings, Piano

I have been playing guitar for 12 years followed by French horn for 7 years. I perform in several orchestras including the Sudbury symphony orchestra and have played in the national music festival of Canada. I am now in my third year of university studying music performance and am fluent the language of music. As a part of my schooling I have picked up skills on a variety of instruments including the piano, violin, voice and every brass instrument. Music has always come naturally to me and I would love to pass on my knowledge.




 

 
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