Our Teachers

Our teachers are the finest available in their disciplines. Almost all are involved in our vibrant singer/songwriter community and extremely passionate about music – a passion they’re very willing to share with their students. 

We offer lessons in guitar, bass, piano, ukulele, violin, fiddle, drums, trombone, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, and flute. During COVID restrictions, we have had great success teaching students online. 

To sign up for lessons, give us a call at (519) 941-4100, and we’ll get you set up with a teacher and a time that works nicely for you. 

Stewart Gunn

Stewart is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, music producer and engineer. Stew teaches guitar and piano for us and can also give instruction in recording technology. During COVID, Stewart has been enjoying teaching his students online, using Skype and Zoom.

A founding father of The Harmony Rainbow Group (a casual collective of local singer-songwriters who support each other on record and in live performance), Stew was a member of The Haymakers, Grande Fir, and is the leader of The Stew Gunn Band.

Donato Scipione

Dan is an accomplished electric bass player and teaches bass and beginner guitar for us. He performs with a local original music band and has a lifetime of passion for music to draw from.

Dan has endless patience and loves to share his passion for music. During COVID restrictions, Donato has enjoyed teaching his students using Skype and Zoom.

Julia Obermeyer

Julia is a classical and operatic soprano who holds a BFA in Music from York University, and a Master of Music from Western University. Julia started her vocal training studying with Mark DuBois and singing with the Mark DuBois Studio Singers. Performances include Roy Thomson Hall, Mississauga Living Arts Centre, and St. James Cathedral. With the Canadian Operatic Arts Academy, she performed roles such as Nerone in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, and Blonde in Die Entfhrung aus dem Serail.

Julia also holds her Grade 8 RCM Piano certificate. During COVID restrictions, Julia has been teaching students using Skype and Zoom.

Dan LaBrash

Daniel is well known in the Orangeville area as a guitarist, guitar teacher, composer and luthier. He has been an enthusiastic and dedicated guitar teacher for over 30 years specializing in:

  • Classical guitar (including preparation for Royal Conservatory of Music exams, if desired)
  • Fingerstyle (arrangements of popular songs, jazz standards, folk, ragtime and blues)
  • Theory and arranging for solo guitar.

Daniel’s formal training includes classical and flamenco technique with David Phillips, founder of the Flamenco Guitar School of Toronto, and finger-style jazz with Peter Harris, former head of the Humber College guitar program. Daniel has been performing locally and in the GTA since 1984. Throughout COVID restrictions, Dan has been teaching his students using Skype and Zoom. 

Cory Bruyea

Cory is another of our multi-talented artists, and teaches drums and ukulele.

Drums are Cory’s first instrument and run in the family, but he also plays guitar and bass. Cory has performed regularly with The Justin McDonald Band as well as with a number of other accomplished artists.

Throughout COVID restrictions, Cory has been enjoying teaching his students online using Skype.

Contact Us

To get in touch, call (519) 941-4100 or send us an email. We also respond quickly to messages via our Facebook page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Store Hours

Monday-Thursday: 11 am – 7 pm
Friday: 11 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm

Store Hours

Monday-Thursday: 11 am – 7 pm
Friday: 11 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm

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