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We teach students the songs they love, meaning practice is enjoyed not dreaded! Learn to play songs by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, Metallica, Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Phoebe Bridgers and MORE!

Student Directed Lessons

Our students choose their instrument(s), style, repertoire, and pace of learning. We treat each lesson as an opportunity to tap into what makes each student special. Music Lessons with Modern Music Studio are always directed by the student.

Community Focus

Modern Music Studio students don't just get to learn their favorite songs with awesome teachers, they have access to a community of students learning the same types of songs, meaning they'll be playing with their peers, forming bands and friendships along the way. The best studio for music lessons in Barrie, Ontario is Modern Music Studio.

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Bob Cole - B.A Queen's, M.A. Athabasca - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Piano Introduction

Benjamin Bain - B.A. Music Laurentian - Piano, Drums

Born and raised in Barrie, Bob has taught music at some of the largest schools in the country. Since 2016 he has returned home to share his love of music and build the musical community he always dreamed of creating.


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Barrie Music Teachers with Decades of Experience!

Benjamin is a local Collingwood musician, gigging and recording in studios around the GTA. He is all about making music FUN! He's especially gifted as a piano teacher. Find out why students LOVE taking lessons with Benjamin!

Nathaniel Rice - Music Industry Arts Fanshawe - Guitar, Bass, Vocal, Ukulele

Bob is a fantastic music teacher. He meets kids where they are at and follows their interests. His flexible approach and encouraging manner encourages a true love and appreciation of music!

Bob has been an inspirational teacher to both our children.  For our youngest, who is shy to play in front of anyone but family, he has worked to find alternative ways to engage our son and encourage piano playing.  For our eldest Bob's positive attitude, attention to detail and encouragement for exploration has engaged our son to continue piano lesson of his own free will with interest and commitment.  Bob is a joy and positive influence to both our children.

Our 11-year old son, who never played guitar before, started acoustic guitar lessons with Bob and in a few weeks, he was able to play parts of songs while enjoying it and having so much fun. Whether taking classes in person or online the ability to learn and progress remained the same. I highly recommended this studio regardless of your level of knowledge. Thank you Bob!!!


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Nathaniel Reynolds-Welsh -Music Industry Arts Centennial College - Drums, Guitar, Bass

Nate has over 20 years experience, as a live/session musician in the GTA. Nate covers all genres from latin, afro-cuban, funk, and fusion, to hard rock and metal. With patience and keeping things fun, he will having you grooving and shredding in no time!

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Maryna Horbatova - Piano/Vocal

Maryna received her training in Kyiv, Ukraine, where she excelled both as a performer and as an instructor. Having taught since the age of 17, Maryna has a wealth of experience with very young students  as well as with intermediate to advanced students working toward becoming serious musicians. Maryna enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities. She also speaks Ukranian and Russian!

Jamie Taylor - Drums, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele

Jamie has 30 years of experience as a multi instrumentalist in Barrie. He toured and recorded with Kansas Stone (drums), Vitalogy (drums), Krystal Beth (guitar/vocal) among others. He is also an experienced instructor having taught many students with varying skill levels and age groups. He enjoys steering young musicians on a path that helps enrich their lives well into the future.

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Modern Music Studio

192 Bradford ST. Barrie, Ontario


Nathaniel is a Barrie singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and independent recording artist from Georgian Bay. With experience both studying and teaching music, he believes learning an instrument should be fun, and caters to all musical interests and experience levels.