Our music teachers are not only local award winning musicians, but possess years of experience working with young musical minds.

Bob Cole guitar teacher in Barrie performs on stage with his sister Mandy

Bob Cole - Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Piano

Bob began teaching guitar in 2004 at one of the largest music schools in Canada. Bob has won awards as a singer songwriter, gigged in bands and as a solo artist, played and recorded with members of the Tragically Hip, shared the stage with Bedouin Soundclash and Sloan, shared representation with I Mother Earth, and engineered live sound at music venues across the country. He's also produced music that has been featured on "The Shot Canada Season 2" and writes and produces podcast theme songs. Bob grew up right here in Barrie, and now he has returned to share what he's learned over the years, hopefully spreading some of his enthusiasm and love for all things music along the way. Bob started the Modern Music Studio with the hope of building a community of young musicians, and providing a space for both young and old to discover their musical passions on their own terms.  

Benjamin Bain piano teacher from Barrie

Benjamin Bain - Piano, Drums

Benjamin is a graduate of the four year bachelor of fine arts program with a specialization in Music from Laurentian university having studied both classical and jazz pedagogy. He has a history of volunteering at various high schools as well as doing private tutoring at the university level. Benjamin has also volunteered and played at multiple church’s and helped accompany and lead many choirs teaching all ages from young children to seniors. Currently Benjamin has been recording and gigging in the GTA. He prefers a student centred approach that doesn’t focus heavily on technique but rather the enjoyment of music.

Nathaniel Rice guitar ukulele and vocal teacher in Barrie

Nathaniel Rice - Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele, Bass, Vocals

Nathaniel Rice is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and independent recording artist from Georgian Bay. Nathaniel has been playing and writing music for over 15 years, and has studied music at Fanshawe College's renowned Music Industry Arts program. Nathaniel's primary areas of expertise are electric and acoustic guitar, banjo and vocals, and he is also proficient in piano, bass, and music production. With experience both studying and teaching music, Nathaniel believes learning an instrument should be fun, and caters to all musical interests and experience levels.

Maryna Horbatova Piano vocal teacher barrie ontario music lessons

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 just starting out, 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!

Julia Scott Piano Teacher Barrie

Julia Scott - Piano

Julia has over a decade of experience performing as a pianist, having won a number of gold medals at local festivals for her work. She works extremely well with young children and shows her passion for music at all times. Julia believes music brings us together, and she hopes to show others the joy of learning to play the piano.

tyler kelcey guitar teacher in barrie

Tyler Kelcey - Guitar, Bass, Drums

Tyler is an OCT certified music teacher at Angus Morrison P.S where he goes by Mr. Kelcey. Tyler has had his students perform the National Anthem at Barrie Colts games, been finalists in the Canadian Music Class Challenge with CBC, and is well known for his role as one of the "Handsome brothers" handwashing awareness videos on youtube featured on CTV News. Tyler has played countless gigs in and around the GTA including the legendary Horseshoe Tavern. Tyler and Bob have recently been working together writing, recording, mixing and producing a handful of songs under the name "Isoex" that can be found on Spotify. 

JK Gulley online guitar teacher in Barrie

Nathaniel Reynolds-Welsh - Drums, Guitar, Bass

Nate has over 20 years experience, the last 10 devoted to playing in original bands as well as being a hired 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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