The Sidebottom Family

Meet The Stanley-Maddocks Crew

By Nella Sabo / August 26, 2021 / Comments Off on Meet The Stanley-Maddocks Crew

Lynette Stanley-Maddocks is a serious cook. As in, “make-your-own-barbecue-sauce-from-scratch” kind of serious. So the idea of going from a big kitchen that’s made for entertaining, to a kitchen with one cupboard and four drawers took some honest soul searching. Especially considering this change will be for the next three years.  Why the big change? The…

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Lilah Davis playing bass

Meet Lilah Davis

By Nella Sabo / June 14, 2021 / Comments Off on Meet Lilah Davis

Demonia boots that weigh 3lbs each. Sweet hair. Sometimes black. Sometimes green. Accessories that turn heads. The way she uses colour makes your eyes happy. Whatever the style, she manages to pull it off. Effortlessly. Lilah Davis is 14 years old with a fashion sense that’s an art form. And we are here for it.…

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The Sidebottom Family

Meet The Sidebottoms

By Nella Sabo / April 27, 2021 / Comments Off on Meet The Sidebottoms

They love travelling, mountain biking, skiing and turning crazy ideas into reality. They also LOVE cinnamon buns from Hazeldean Bakery. WHO THEY ARE (L-R) Cory, Katelyn, Nevan & Audrey Sidebottom WHAT THEY’VE LEARNED WITH US WHY WE LOVE THEM Because the way they live inspires us. When we grow up, we want to be like…

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Jonah Little in his home studio

Meet Jonah Little

By Nella Sabo / March 17, 2021 / Comments Off on Meet Jonah Little

NAME Jonah Little AGE 16 WHY HE ROCKS He’s not afraid to go for it. Dear Jonah, Please remember us when you’re rich and famous. Love, Backbeat My Turn by Lil Baby. Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial by Roddy Ricch. Astroworld by Travis Scott. These are some of Jonah Little’s favourite rap albums. These…

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Edmonton Summer Camp, Smiling Girl

Summer Music Lessons

By Nella Sabo / March 10, 2021 / Comments Off on Summer Music Lessons

POST UPDATE // REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER LESSONS IS NOW OPEN! The following teachers are available on the following days: MONDAY: Angela, JD, Stephanie, Mel TUESDAY: JD, Mary-Lee, Mel, Catlin, Dave WEDNESDAY: Haidee, Stephanie, Mary-Lee Please note: summer lessons are in July and are available online only. REGISTER NOW If you’re one of our longtime Backbeat…

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Backbeat Music Teachers

Teacher Trivia

By Nella Sabo / February 27, 2021 / Comments Off on Teacher Trivia

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…

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Shannon Webb Headshot

Teachers Who Rock // Meet Shannon Webb

By Nella Sabo / February 23, 2021 / Comments Off on Teachers Who Rock // Meet Shannon Webb

WHERE SHE TEACHES WHAT SHE TEACHES French, Sewing, Leadership, Social Studies WHY SHE TEACHES Students need love and kindness. You know that kind of person? The kind that lights up a room? The kind of person whose energy is contagious and everyday creativity is straight up inspiring? That’s Shannon Webb. She’s giving on all ends…

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Kristian Basaraba

Teachers Who Rock // Kristian Basaraba

By Nella Sabo / February 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Teachers Who Rock // Kristian Basaraba

Where he teaches What he teaches Science (Physics) and Sk8trepreneur Why he Teaches To make the world a better place. It was 3 o’clock in the morning. 36 bleary-eyed students from Lamont slowly filed into the hotel lobby, ready to board their tour bus. “APRIL FOOLS!” Kristian Basaraba and his fellow teachers couldn’t hold back…

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Teachers Rock: Katie McDonough

Teachers Who Rock // Katie McDonough

By Nella Sabo / February 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Teachers Who Rock // Katie McDonough

Where she teaches What she teaches Grade 1 French Immersion Why She Teaches It’s her passion Katie McDonough has taught Kindergarten – both French immersion as well as the English program – for six years. Prior to this she taught in Japan for about a decade.   Teaching has always been a dynamic career. But…

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