Because it's important to know if your teacher has a thyroid.

WHAT'S ONE THING PEOPLE ARE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

MEL: I like video games!

JON: I'm older than I look...people always things I'm 22.

WILL: I don't have a thyroid.

SARAH: My celebrity crush is David Spade.

NELLA: I come from a family of six kids.

JD: I'm horrible with technology.

DAVE: I like church bells.

CATLIN: I'm an early-riser and eat the same thing for breakfast every morning.

DALTON: I'm really good at basketball.

DAN: I lived in Slovakia for three months.

ANGELA: I'm a hardcore introvert.

MARY-LEE: I've had glasses since I was two years old.

STEPHANIE: I can and prefer to drive standard transmission.

JD Speelman // Bass, Drums, Guitar, Piano Teacher
Angela Proulx // Bass, Guitar, Piano, Drums Teacher
Stephanie French // Piano, Vocals, Guitar Teacher
Catlin Kelly-Kuzyk // Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums Teacher

WHAT'S THE NEXT MASTERCLASS YOU'RE TAKING?

MEL: Cooking

JON: Chess

WILL: Film

SARAH: Sewing

NELLA: Woodworking

JD: Tailoring

DAVE: Screenwriting

CATLIN: Glassblowing

DALTON: Sewing

DAN: How to be a bike mechanic

ANGELA: Botany

MARY-LEE: Gardening

STEPHANIE: Videography

Mel Shier // Guitar, Piano, Vocal Teacher
Will Scott // Guitar, Bass, Drums Teacher
Dave McCargar // Bass, Guitar, Drums, Ukulele Teacher
Mary-Lee Bird // Piano, Drums, Guitar, Bass Teacher

WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST ALIVE?

MEL: When I'm onstage, belting out the rock tunes with my Explorer in my hands!

JON: When I'm playing live on stage or riding my motorcycle.

WILL: When I'm on the stage performing.

SARAH: When I have a good cup of coffee.

NELLA: When I'm going for a long run or cross-country ski.

JD: When I'm sharing my art and expressing myself.

DAVE: When I'm onstage with a band building a song to its max. Or watching Star Trek.

 

CATLIN: When I'm discovering new music, and talking about the music near and dear to my heart.

DALTON: When I'm crafting a song in the studio or with a band in the rehearsal space.

DAN: When I'm helping others discover the incredible world of music.

ANGELA: When I'm sharing my passion with friends: whether that be on stage or in a teaching room at Backbeat.

MARY-LEE:  When I'm out in nature and appreciating my surroundings.

STEPHANIE: When I'm making people smile (like in that big-toothy-grin kind of a way)!

Dalton Porter // Guitar, Drums, Bass Teacher
Jon Pord // Drums, Guitar Teacher
Sarah Larocque // Studio Coordinator
Dan Sabo // Co-Founder

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