Music teaching specialties: Piano, Recorder and Tin Whistle
Wendy Moore has a B. Education and a B. Music from Queen’s University. As a professional teacher, performing musician, and administrator, Wendy was the Director of The Ottawa Folklore Centre School of Music for many years and is currently Program Director and a music teacher at the Kingston School of Music. Wendy performed as an oboist/English horn player with the Kingston Symphony for 10 years and has taught music lessons privately and in schools for many years. Wendy manages and performs a music education show that tours nationally and internationally; The Celtic Rathskallions.
Music teaching specialties: Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Singin’ Along
Arthur McGregor is the founder of the Ottawa Folklore Centre and is an experienced, versatile performer who has played on stage since he was 12 years old. Besides being a Celtic Rathskallion, he leads community singing, writes songs about topical issues, performs solo and in the band Celticity. He is the recipient of the Helen Verger Award (Ottawa), the Estelle Klein Award (Ontario) and the Canadian Folk Music Award’s ‘Unsung Hero’ award (national) for his work in folk music across Canada.
Music teaching specialities: bass, guitar and ukulele.
Craig Jones is a “lifer” musician and performer — having worked all over Canada in multiple formats including with the late Stan Rogers (bass and vocals). He put himself through a doctorate in political economy playing and singing across Southern Ontario while raising two beautiful daughters. Today he hosts group music lessons for adults out of his home and teaches privately. Craig fronts The 20th Century Jazz Band at Montes in downtown Kingston every Friday night @ 7pm. The band consists of a rotating cast of Kingston’s finest jazz musicians with Craig as bandleader and singer. He works hard to make every performance memorable. He and his wife, Jo, are currently co-writing a series of travel books on the roots of American popular music.
Music teaching specialities: guitar and ukulele.
Jenica Rayne is a passionate singer-songwriter, accomplished guitarist, seasoned performer, and passionate music educator. Rayne’s thought provoking songs are about personal and social consciousness. They artfully combine pop melodies with the lyrical sensibilities of the singer-songwriter genre and the storytelling of roots. She has released a number of critically acclaimed CD’s: Hall of Memories (1999), Essential Elements (2005), Live Rayne (2007), Calamity Janes (2013) with the Calamity Janes Band, the 2013 compilation, Love is Love, and her release, Hit the Ground Running (2014).As well as being a passionate musician, Jenica is a passionate music educator. From beginners to accomplished guitarists, Jenica mentors and connects with students, children and seasoned adults alike. She teaches guitar, ukulele, music theory, voice and performance at Ardens Music, Winston Churchill Public School and in private lessons. Jenica’s teaching method inspires students to learn and to become the musicians they dream of being.
Music teaching specialties: Songwriting, Sound Recording, Instrument and Music Fun, Guitar
Gary Rasberry has a PhD in education and over 20 years experience as an artist, music teacher and an educator. Gary has held artist-in-residencies internationally, in California, Barcelona, and Amsterdam, nationally in British Columbia, Alberta, Nova Scotia and Ontario, and locally in his hometown of Kingston, Ontario. He is a JUNO-nominated children’s artist and offers workshops and performances in schools and communities. His latest recording, The Very Next Day was released in November 2014.
Music teaching specialties: Djembe, Drum Circles
Jody Marsolais is an experienced private and group djembe teacher with his own practise studio, The Rhythm Room. He believes that drumming encourages confidence, focus, concentration plus retaining and recalling information. His group, Djembe Drum Circles, encourage all of the above as well as team skills.
Music teaching specialties: Glee Club, Voice
Jessica Harding completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education at Queen’s University and has been an avid musical performer for her entire life. As an educator, her experience ranges from private music lessons, classroom teaching, musical directing and choral ensemble direction. Jessica is experienced in many styles of music, from musical theatre and contemporary music to classical and conservatory repertoire. Her goal as a teacher is to assist singers in becoming confident while paying attention to proper singing techniques, including: breathing, posture, diction and expression. Grace Pham Vanstone
Grace Pham Vanstone
Music teaching specialities: Piano, Instrument and Music Fun
Grace Pham Vanstone began her musical studies at the age of four. She earned her A.R.C.T. in Elementary Piano Teaching in 2012, and is currently pursuing her A.R.C.T. in Piano Performance. In 2011, Grace graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Music, and in 2012 she went on to receive her Bachelor of Education, also at Queen’s. Grace has been actively teaching since 2008, instructing piano and music theory and history to students of all ages and levels. She is also a qualified MYC (Music for Young Children) instructor and teaches in the public school system.