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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Julie is a bilingual teacher and is a classically trained pianist who has been playing since she was four. Julie taught with the City of Ottawa for many years, and is pleased to now teach here at the OFC, where she can share her love of music with others. She enjoys working with the young ones, and also [...]
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.
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.
Joel has a Masters in Music (composition) from Ottawa U. He has been teaching for many years and will take RCM students up to grade 9, also pop, theory, and rock.
Elizabeth began playing the violin at five years old. She is currently finishing her bachelor of music degree at Carleton University. For many years she has worked on classical and fiddle music and in the past few years has been focusing on Jazz and improv. She also enjoys spending time jamming and performing with singer [...]
Daniel has been playing music since he was 12 and started as a sax player in school. As he aged, his music taste matured and Daniel moved to the low end, picking up the bass. While attending Carleton University he joined various blues, funk, and rock bands and made is way into Ottawa’s music scene. [...]
Ben comes to OFC from a strong band and theatre-based background. He specializes in working with Singer/Songwriters, co-ordinating voice and guitar, as well as guitar instruction on it’s own. He has extensive experience in teaching voice and guitar, as well as band coaching. Great for up and coming or developing songwriters.