The Instructors and staff at The Studios At Erie Music are highly qualified, professional people who are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals whether it's just a "just for fun" approach or to attain RCM or other credits. From beginner to advanced, we can make your musical learning experience fun and satisfying.

Cassia Billington - Piano/Keyboards, Cello, beginner Violin

Cassia Billington is a dynamic, young teacher with the ability to teach students both young and old. Whether for Conservatory grading or for personal enjoyment, Cassia's teaching methods produce great results. Her credentials include Royal Conservatory of Music Grade 8 Piano, Grade 7 Theory, earned 1st Place at the Brantford Kiwanis Festival, Grade 11 Keyboard Course Honours from The Virtual Learning Centre and is currently a cellist in the Little Strings Senior Orchestra. Cassia tries to ensure that every student achieves their goals in a fun, yet professional environment!



Bob Boisclair - Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Bass

With over 40 years of playing experience, Bob Boisclair is a gifted musician and teacher. Bob has played in many bands and has much touring and live experience to his credit. He has also recorded with some of Canada's most gifted singer-songwriters. Bob has the ability to play almost any style of music with a fluidity and ease that makes you wonder "how'd he do that?". Unlike some naturally gifted guitarists, Bob can teach what he knows in a way that is fun and easy to understand.

Music Makes Life Better


Josh Cavan - Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele

Josh is a young teacher with knowledge and experience well beyond his age! With an Honours Bachelor of Music Degree from Humber College and much time in various music projects, Josh is a great musical resource for students of any age or level. He is a member of several Toronto based bands with musical styles ranging from pop, rock and blues to gypsy jazz and touring throughout Ontario, Quebec and the Northern US. In addition to playing a wide variety of instruments, Josh also is well versed in writing and arranging songs as well as recording and mixing. Students will appreciate the time and effort Josh puts into making sure learning music is a fun, exciting and rewarding experience.

Music Should Be Fun

John Mulholland - Drums and Percussion

John is a wealth of percussion talent and a natural teacher. With over 35 years of playing in everything from rock bands to symphony orchestras, John can teach any style of drumming and percussion. John's students benefit from his 30 plus years of teaching in the public school system. We are very happy to have John here to teach not only drums but djembe, congas, bongos, timpani and all things percussion!

Mary Simon - Vocals/Singing, Piano, Song Writing, Beginner Guitar

Mary comes to us with a wealth of songwriting, touring, playing, recording and teaching experience! Her years of playing in clubs and festivals plus a four year stint aboard international cruise ships has equipped her to help anyone looking to learn how to sing (or improve their vocals), play piano or guitar. And having written, sung and recorded five solo albums certainly qualifies her as someone who can help any burgeoning songwiter. She also is co-founder of the band Mississippi Bends.
In addition to this wealth of experience, Mary is an excellent teacher! Able to relate to her students in a "down to earth", fun and easily understandable manner.
With a focus on helping her students achieve their musical goals, Mary is sure to connect to anyone wanting to begin or continue their musical journey!
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Nick Urech - Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Bass, Harmonica, Ukulele

Nick is goldmine of musical talent and knowledge! A career guitar player, who has played with some of music's finest players. He was a student of the Berkeley College of Music Theory Course. He grew up in the Hamilton, Ontario music environment before heading to New York's incredible Music Scene during the 1960's/70's. This experience shows as Nick has a fluidity and poise on the fretboard that is fantastic. Nick has the ability to relate his vast knowledge to others- young or old- making him a great teacher.

David Wilkins - Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Trumpet, Clarinet

With a vast understanding of music, David is able to pass on to others- young or old- his musical knowledge in a way that is fun and enjoyable.

Helen Thompson - Sheduler/Administrator

Helen is an integral part of The Studios at Erie Music team! Her dedication and organizational abilities help keep the "train on the tracks" and make both the student's and teacher's lives easier. As the sheduler and co-ordinator, she works with each student, new or returning, to find the right day, time and teacher for their lessons. But it's more than just scheduling, she takes the time to get to know each student and their goals and needs and does it all with a great attitude and smile. Contact Helen Mon-Thurs 1pm-6pm at 519-429-3233.