The Instructors 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.
Lyndon Barnard - Guitar, Beginner Piano/Keyboards
Lyndon is a gifted player, composer and performer. His passion for the instrument shows in his dedication to learning and expanding his craft. It also reflects in his desire to teach others the instrument and the satisfaction and joy that can be gained from it. Lyndon's musical journey started at the age of 16 when he first picked up a guitar. Since then he has put in countless hours learning and playing. He has studied clasical guitar at the Mohawk College Applied Music Program, played in bands and also was a part of the Theatrical band for the Rural Stages production of The Last Five Years. His patient and calm demeanor make learning a fun and easy experience for any age student.
Virginia Benner - Piano/Keyboards
Virginia Benner is an accomplished Piano teacher with the ability to teach students both young and old. Whether for Conservatory grading or for personal enjoyment, Virginia's teaching methods produce great results. Her credentials include Western Conservatory of Music Grade 9 Piano, Grade 2 Theory, Grade 3 Harmony, Grade 3 History, plus Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Waterloo.
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.
Susan Drayson - Vocal/Singing, Piano
Susan comes to us with a wealth of experience, energy and enthusiasm. She has over 23 years of teaching experience, a Masters of Music Education(Kodaly Studies), Kodaly Certification Levels 1,2 & 3, Bachelor of Education and Honours Bachelor of Music. In addition, she has reached RCM Grade 9 in Piano and RCM Grade 3 in Harmony. Susan's dedication to music is contagious and her students soon find themselves learning quickly, easily and with much fun!
Karen D'Agostino - Vocal/Singing, Piano, Flute
Karen started music at an early age and has made it a part of her life ever since. She has played a wide variety of instruments but has focussed on Piano, Flute and Vocals. Karen has her ARCT (highest RCM certification) in vocal, and RCM Grade 10 in piano and RCM Grade 10 in flute. Along with her music education, Karen has much live and studio experience including being the lead singer for a hard rock band. She is experienced in teaching a wide range of vocal styles from Barbershop, Pop, Rock & Heavy Rock vocals to Classical. She also teaches special needs students (Austism, ADHD, etc.) Karen's relaxed teaching style, patience and desire to help others enjoy and succeed in music makes her a wonderful teacher for anyone looking to further themselves in their musical journey.
Justin Kotewicz - Vocal/Singing, Trumpet, Ukulele, Drums, Guitar, Beginner Saxophone
Music Should Be Fun