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Instructors

Tim Gallop

Tim.Gallop

Tim has been involved with music most of his life and began his first formal training on Accordian and spent many happy hours jamming with his dad; his first musical mentor. After switching over to piano he began experimenting with songwriting and developing his singing voice. Later, in his twenties, his passion for jazz led […]

Don Gibbons

Don Gibbons

Don Gibbons began his professional musical career in 1967, touring extensively in Eastern Canada and the northeastern United States for 5 years, centering out of Toronto Ontario and Detroit Michigan.

Marc Seguin

Marc Seguin

Marc Seguin has been playing Blues Harmonica (or Blues Harp) for twenty years. He began discovering the blues in the late 80′s, by sneaking into blues jams at local clubs in his home town of Windsor, Ontario. Soon after he took harmonica lessons from Kelly Hoppe (from “Big Surgar” fame) and formed his first band, […]

Lee Hayes

Lee Hayes

Best known as one-quarter of one of Canada’s top A Cappella groups Cantarra, Lee Hayes is an award-winning songwriter and a gifted solo performer. Her stage experience is extensive; with Cantarra, Malaika, as well as a solo artist, Hayes has toured Canada, the US, and the UK in the last eight years. 2002 marks the […]

Paul Hornbeck

Paul Hornbeck

Paul Hornbeck has been playing clawhammer banjo for some 40 years. During that period, his musical career has gone all the way from oblivion to obscurity. He has been a member of such groups as Sweet Evening Breeze, J.P. Ringwort, The Yellow Snow Stringband, and others too fleeting or feckless to mention. In his younger […]

Eileen Chang

Eileen Chang

Eileen has a B.A. in Piano performance from the U of Saskatchewan. She has been a performer and teacher for the past 10 years. She specializes in RCM up to grade 9, in sight singing, ear training, theory, rhythm, history and musical styles. She teaches mainly kids starting at age 5.

Robert (Zeek) Gross

Robert Gross

Zeek is a highly respected Sax player in Ottawa and beyond. He has been performing for over 35 years , mainly with Blues and R+B bands, and has been nominated many times for Horn Player of the Year by the Maple Blues awards. We’re very lucky to have such a talented player teaching here at […]

Milena Kurktchiyska

Milena Kurktchiyska

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, to the family of the prominent Bulgarian composer Krassimir Kurktchiysky, Milena began her music education at the age of four with the piano, later switching to flute. She is a graduate of Sofia Music High School, the Bulgarian National Music Academy, and the University of Ottawa where she studied with Professor […]

Liam Smith

Liam Smith

Liam comes to us with a strong background in drum rudiments and technical study from Montreal where he also pursued 4 years of audio training at the RAC’s Audio Engineering program. He has managed bands as well as performed regularly with funk bands, reggae, rock and blues.

Steve Tatone

Steve Tatone

Steve has his B.mus from Carleton University and has been teaching for around ten years. He brings with him extensive performance experience (currently with local touring band The John Henry’s) and teaches in the following styles: Classical, Rock, Pop, Improvisation, Country, RMC up to grade 6 as well as theory.

Friday Featured E-Store Item

Friday Featured E-Store Item: Kala Exotic Mahogany Ukuleles Kala Exotic Mahogany Ukuleles

Kala’s Exotic Mahogany ukulele series are available in blue, green, and magenta. These ukes are made from specially selected wood, cut in a unique fashion which produces a number of distinctive grain patterns with variations that include a curly, flamed, streaked, or spotted appearance. The top, back and sides are made of exotic mahogany wood which is highlighted by a satin finish. Features include black binding on the top and back, a rosewood fingerboard and bridge.

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  • Ottawa Folklore Centre
    1111 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X4
    613.730-2887 | 1-800-385-FOLK (3655)
    thefolks@ottawafolklore.com

Hours | Heures

  • Monday-Friday  10 am to 9 pm
  • Saturday  9 am to 5:30 pm
  • Sunday  12 pm to 5 pm

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