Hemispheres Music Studio was started by Rebecca Harding and Rob Cutting in Burlington, Ontario, Canada in the summer of 2020. It was born of a desire to provide online music education during a time when the world was dealing with the massive upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although started in the Northern Hemisphere, the studio has roots that extend south and around the world to Canberra, Australia, where Rebecca was raised. At about the same time that she was sitting down at the piano for her first lesson, aged 9 years old, Rob was learning his first few chords on the guitar, across the globe, in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada.
While Rebecca was learning Classical music and sitting her exams in Australia, Rob was studying at Mohawk College in the Applied Music Program and being noticed as an up-and-coming guitarist in the Hamilton music scene, both as a lead performer and a sideman, playing both intimate solo acoustic gigs and raucous, full band shows in many of Ontario’s amazing local venues.
While their experiences were vastly different, they were both profounly and positively impacted by their musical experiences – the joys, frustrations, accomplishments, and growth that come from learning an instrument, their close relationships with their teachers and the lasting friendships they formed through playing music.
Rebecca moved to Canada in 2013 and shortly afterwards, met Rob. While both were already established teachers, Hemispheres began as a musical duo, performing live in local venues, with Rebecca and Rob sharing their music and voices with appreciative audiences.
Hemispheres Music Studio is a result of many years of dedication, practice, experience, passion and a deep desire to share the amazing benefits of music with others. All our teachers bring their own stories, experience, and knowledge with them to Hemispheres to provide a rich and abundant source of musical inspiration. We are so thankful for their input and dedication.