Name: Louisa O'Keane
Rockin’ It Since: I've been singing since I could talk and dancing since I could walk!
Fav Music: Broadway, but I could listen to Jack Johnson all day!
Background: I'm a graduate of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts and a long time cast member of the Oh Canada Eh! Dinner Show. I love writing music, producing concerts/music videos and leading choreography! I've been teaching music, theatre and dance since 2007 and I am thrilled to be joining this amazing team!
Gettin’ Personal: I was born in Dublin Ireland, grew up in Burlington and spent seven years in Western Canada. I sing with 'The Colonial Boys' a Burlington based Celtic band.
Quote of the Day: Dream with your backbone not with your wishbone!
Name- Jack Mitchell
AKA - Ummm, none that I know of!
Title - Owner / Music Director / Guitar Teacher
Rockin’ It Since - 1979
Fav Music - Good music. I don't really care for that bad stuff.
Background - Started playing guitar in 1979 and was teaching by 1982. In 1994, I opened the Music Depot after realizing that students needed a more customized and fun environment to learn music. The rest is history. Music is my career, passion and hobby!
Getting Personal - I love sunny days and puppies.
Quote of the Day - Everything works if you let it!
Name - Jessica Wilson
Position - Vocal / Ukulele / Guitar Teacher
Rockin’ It Since - 1996, I was playing guitar in the womb
Fav Music - Synth pop!
Background - I graduated St.Clair College in Windsor, ON with a degree in Music Theatre Performance in 2017. I have been working consistently across the country in the industry ever since. Theatre is my passion, but I also gig & make my own music too.
Getting Personal - My favourite movie is School of Rock- that’s why I teach at a school that rocks!!!
Quote of the Day - You can be the juiciest, ripest, most delicious peach on the tree but there’s still going to be somebody that hates peaches.
Name - Aaron Guthridge
AKA - A-A-Ron
Position: Guitar, Drum, Bass, Ukulele Teacher
Rockin’ It Since - 1988 (from birth...destroying drum kits and taking names since I was a babeh)
Fav Music - While I appreciate and can be found listening to mostly any kind of music at some point or another, my go to is always European Neoclassical Metal
Background - Started playing the piano; taking lessons from my grandma (a teacher of over 50 years) around the age of 3, drums at age 13, 4 years of theory and guidance from the great Jimmy DiMartle, bass guitar at 15 and guitar at 16. Went to college at Fanshawe for Music Industry Arts, came back and started teaching music!
Getting Personal - I prefer instrumental music over lyrical.
Quote of the Day - "Music....can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable" - Leonard Bernstein
Name - Ann Brillon
AKA - Annie
Position - Vocal Teacher
Rockin’ It Since - I was 5
Fav Music - anything that moves me!!
Background - It's all about experience and the performance! I have been been on stage live since before I can remember!
Bands: Gatorbait, Turnaround, Max Hillier Band, Ann Singer Band
Getting Personal - I love reading and oatmeal
Quote of the Day - Everything will be better than you think!
Name - Jade Jes
AKA - It's just jade :)
Position - Piano Teacher
Rockin Since - 2000! Or whenever I started walking!
Fav Music - Anywhere from alt-rock to contemporary r&b to hip hop to new age music.... it REALLY depends on my mood!
Background - By the age of 5, I was enrolled in the Royal Conservatory of Music and have been playing piano ever since. I've been teaching music since I was 12 and absolutely fell in love with teaching and connecting with people from all different walks of life, on their musical journeys!
Getting Personal: I like to think of myself as a pluviophile, I find comfort in thunderstorms and mugs of tea or hot cocoa! I'm definitely a dog person, and in a few years hope to have at the very least 3 doggos! .
Quote of the day:
"If music be the food of love, play on"
Name - Morgan
AKA - Moe
Position - Owner / Program Manager / Creative Innovator and Rainbow Maker
Rockin’ It Since - 2006 when I joined the Music Depot Team
Fav Music - Big Band Jazz!
Background - I have always been around music! Ending up owning and managing a music school is just a dream come true! I played piano as a kid, but never really enjoyed it with just learning out of a book. Once I joined The Music Depot, I learned how to play a little bit of everything and then fell in love with playing the drums! I sign up for every program I can where I get to jam with the students!
Getting Personal - I cry when I am away from the students too long. It is like having 250 children that you care and worry about.
Quote of the Day - We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams.
Name - Becky Crawford
AKA - Dream Encourager
Position - Scheduling Manager
Rockin’ It Since - I learned to talk, been singing my whole life!
Fav Music - How can I pick just one? But girl rockers are pretty awesome!
Background - No training until high school vocal class then private lessons at The Music Depot with Erin. But music is in my blood, many family members have been music performers.
Getting Personal - My first time on stage I was so scared, but with some "encouragement" from my wonderful vocal teacher and the offer to have some other awesome musicians from our school accompany, I was able to do it and continue to do it still.
Quote of the Day - When words fail, there is music.
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