Young boy with light brown skin and blacak curly hair is standing next to a drum kit happy screaming in excitement.

Meet Axton.

By Nella Sabo / June 19, 2023 / Comments Off on Meet Axton.

He’s one of the kool kids. You know the ones. The kids you can talk to about stuff like old-school technology, the 90’s  and the history of black music. It’s only after about five minutes of talking with him that you pause and have to remind yourself: “Right. This guy is only seven years old.”…

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Teenage boy with glasses and black hair plays keyboard with his rock band in the back. Performance is outdoors in a back alley.

Meet Ayush and Shambhavi.

By Nella Sabo / May 16, 2023 / Comments Off on Meet Ayush and Shambhavi.

Let’s go there. Let’s start with the reality that a lot of us don’t like to admit to. We especially dislike talking about this as a music school, but here it goes:   A lot of kids are forced to take music lessons.   There. We got it out. Now onward. WHO THEY ARE Ayush…

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Teenager with short brown, curly hair and glasses standing with electric guitar next to him. Wearing rainbow-coloured knee high socks and black pleated leather skirt and black T-shirt.

Meet Grayson.

By Nella Sabo / March 9, 2023 / Comments Off on Meet Grayson.

We’re trying to focus as we write this story. We’re really…trying…to…focus. But it’s hard. The problem is we’re listening to Rare Americans while trying to write. More specifically, we’re actually listening and watching some of their animated music videos . And we can’t turn away. Because they’re good. Just like Grayson said they were. We…

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Two brothers sit on a guitar amp, smiling and facing camera. Picture of Rainbow and Prism from Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" album is on wall behind them.

Meet Max and Stella.

By Nella Sabo / February 14, 2023 / Comments Off on Meet Max and Stella.

Max is a waffles guy. Come Saturday morning, he’s dreaming of waffles piled high with whipped cream, strawberries and maple syrup. And Stella? Overnight oats are his breakfast of choice. Add the milk the night before, top it with some protein powder the morning of and he’s got a breakfast that will fuel him for…

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Adwita Rajshekar laughing

Meet Adwita.

By Nella Sabo / March 22, 2022 / Comments Off on Meet Adwita.

If you ever have the chance to spend a day with Adwita Rajshekar, do it. We promise you that your face will be sore from smiling and your heart will feel like it’s found the source of happiness. When you spend time with a human as delightful as Adwita, only good things can happen. WHO…

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Mary Cameron + Her Grankids

Meet Mary & Her Amazing Grandkids

By Nella Sabo / December 7, 2021 / Comments Off on Meet Mary & Her Amazing Grandkids

WHO THEY ARE Nana Mary + her grandkids: William, Deon and Harris. WHAT THEY’VE TAKEN WITH US Guitar Lessons, Piano Lessons, Bigger Beats WHY WE LOVE THEM Because they get what giving is all about. A DIFFERENT WAY ‘Tis the season. For decking the halls. For singing “fa la la la la.” For using candy canes…

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Ella Raven-Jackson

Meet Ella.

By Nella Sabo / November 3, 2021 / Comments Off on Meet Ella.

Two year-old Ella was sitting on the grass in her backyard, swaying back and forth. When her mom asked her what she was doing, Ella responded by saying “I’m dancing to the music of the birds.” WHO SHE IS Ella Raven-Jackson WHAT SHE’S TAKEN WITH US Guitar Lessons, Rock Band WHY WE LOVE HER Because…

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Stanley-Maddocks 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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