Geri Childs began coaching voice more than 20 years ago as she pursued her own career as a singer. She has performed and recorded at home and abroad, specializing in jazz standards but often ranging into other genres such as folk, blues and rock. While in Trinidad, she sang with a world-renowned steel pan orchestra [...]
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 [...]
Ken has been a full-time musician since he graduated from Humber College’s music program in the seventies. His work as a bassist is well known in his hometown of Ottawa and he is one of the first call musicians in town. He has played upright jazz bass with a who’s who of Ottawa talent as [...]
Salah has fostered a love for music and percussion from a very young age. His exposure to world music has shaped his own style of percussion playing, particularly in his specialization of djembe, conga, and drums. As a hand and drum kit percussionist of many acts and local bands, including Afrobeat Project and Nile [...]
Lisa Goodnough holds a Bachelor of Music, Honors Degree from Carleton University. This bubbly musician has been studying and performing vocally for nearly 15 years. Lisa’s knowledge ranges from classical to popular. Being classically trained she likes to emphasize the importance of fundamentals to all her students; having them understand that learning these fundamentals will [...]
An exciting, young, up-and-coming guitarist from Ottawa, Zak holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from Carleton University, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Music degree in classical guitar performance at the University of Ottawa. He has studied with some of Canada’s most highly regarded teachers including Stephen Rollins, Philip Candelaria, and has played in [...]