Brian is a passionate musician and vocalist with over 25 years of experience on stage and in studio. Musical genre’s include, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Soul and Funk.
With extensive experience as both side and front man, Brian has performed in many projects including bands such as “Red Engine”, “Moetown” and “Soul Obsession”. He’s also played the lead role in a production of The Who’s rock opera, “Tommy”.
Brian’s focus is on performance and building confidence. Whether you’re just starting out and are looking for “your voice” or want to expand on your repertoire, Brian has a practical but gentle approach and listens carefully to his students.
Justin has had a guitar in his hand since he was 5 and has been teaching guitar since he was 14. He has performed extensively with many bands including his current one, Tindervox and has worked with songwriters in Nashville and Atlanta. He has been a band coach for the Bluesfest “Be in the Band” program since it started and has been teaching at OFC since he finished up his studies in music at Carleton University in 2008. He has an easy going attitude and a practical, straight forward teaching approach.
Guitarist, songwriter, and lover of Paul McCartney, Kevin Guerette is an Ottawa born musician who’s talent is beginning to shine brighter and brighter. A multi-instrumentalist for most of his life, as well as a background in music production from Fanshawe College, Kevin is able to relate to every kind of skill level out there. With Kevin, you will not only be learning how to play the guitar but you will find your unique voice through music as well!
Chris MacLean is an award-winning singer-songwriter and engaging performer. Her experience onstage and in the recording studio is extensive and includes; as a dynamic solo artist; as vocalist with Indo-Canadian ensemble, Galitcha; as one of Frida’s Brow, a folk trio nominated for Canadian Folk Music Vocal Group of the Year (2008) and as a backup singer with renowned folk artist, Ian Tamblyn. She has 2 solo CDs of original songs and has recorded with many others. Her career spans 20+ years of composing and performing folk, world, jazz and old-time music and has taken her across the globe. In 2012 she traveled to South Africa for an intensive 7-month training in Voice Movement Therapy, an expressive arts therapy that primarily focuses on the voice as a vehicle for greater self-expression. Chris invites anyone desiring a stronger, more expressive & confident voice to work with her.
Alex Moxon is a professional guitarist based in the city of Ottawa. Though his greatest love has always been jazz music, Alex enjoys listening to and performing in as many styles as possible. That fact is plain to see: he’s clocked many hours in the studio on rock, folk, jazz, fusion, afrobeat, big band, and […]
Catriona Sturton has been playing the harmonica for 19 years and got her start as a teenager in Ottawa, studying from Larry “The Bird” Mootham. She has given workshops for libraries, folk festivals and universities across Canada. Catriona has studied harmonica in New Orleans, Mississippi, Indiana and Port Hope.
Ken started playing the drums at the age of 5. He performed regularly with high school bands, orchestras, choirs and studied for 5 seasons at Inter Provincial Music Camp. He has studied music at both Humber College and York University where he attained an Hon. B.F.A in performance and history of modern jazz under scholarship […]
Michael is a classically trained pianist who also shares an interest in rock, pop, blues and jazz genres. He began formal piano and music theory lessons with the Royal Conservatory of Music at the age of 11 in Toronto, and during this time he joined concert and jazz bands within the school. Michael then moved […]
Garett Barr is an educator and musician in the Ottawa area. He performs frequently with the Mackenzie Rhythm Section and Gatineau Steamers, playing R&B, rock, folk and country.
Garett graduated from Nipissing University with a Bachelor of Primary & Junior Education, and now offers bass, ukulele and acoustic guitar instruction to children and adults in the Ottawa […]
Martha Cooper has been playing 5-string Clawhammer Banjo and Irish flute, penny whistle and Bodhran for over a decade. She began teaching both private and groups lessons for these instruments at the Ottawa Folklore Centre around 2003. Martha returns to us now from a brief stay on Wolfe Island, and is very happy to be back. Martha regularly […]