Professional & Experienced

Instructors
Rebecca Harding Piano
Rebecca Harding Piano

Rebecca Harding

PIANO

Rebecca studied Applied Music at the Canberra Institute of Technology in her native Australia and at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario.

She is a licensed teacher of Simply Music, an innovative, playing-based piano teaching method that has students playing songs from many genres, with both hands, from their very first lessons.

She has been teaching piano for over 10 years and has her Gr. 9 RCM Piano equivalent with the Australian Music Examination Board.

She is a mom of two and still loves to play and grow as a musician. She is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist and has performed live around the Hamilton/Burlington area in recent years. Her warm, supportive and encouraging nature appeals to students of all ages.

Rob Cutting Guitar
Rob Cutting Guitar
Music Lessons Guitar
Music Lessons Ukulele

Rob Cutting

Guitar & Ukulele

Rob attended the Mohawk College Applied Music Program and studied with some of Canada’s best musicians. Around that time, he also began a career of regular live performance and teaching the guitar.

Over his 24 year private teaching career, Rob has conservatively taught in excess of 40,000 guitar and ukulele lessons, a number he is immensely proud of. Many of his students and their families have remained close friends long after their lessons came to an end. Some have even gone on to professional and semi-professional musical careers themselves.

He believes what sets him apart as a guitar instructor is the empathy he shares for people of any age who are starting out to learn the guitar.

“It can be intimidating. I remember what it felt like. I really enjoy that very first lesson. I like helping people to relax, let go of their anxiety and realize their potential as a musician”. -Rob Cutting

Music Lessons Voice

Marie Avery

Voice

Marie has her Grade 9 Vocal RCM, and has been song-writing, performing and recording for over 15 years. She has been teaching music for the past decade and works with students interested in performing (and writing) in popular styles, as well as those preparing classical repertoire for RCM exams or auditions. She studied piano and voice at Nipissing University and Prairie College. She is studying to complete her Vocal RCM Grade 10 in 2020.

Music Lessons Violin

Ruchira Rogers

Violin & Piano

Ruchira began her violin studies in Indian Classical music in Trinidad. She moved to Canada at the age of 10 and started her RCM studies at the Toronto Faculty of Music. After graduating from the University of Toronto, she attended the Applied Music program at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario.

Ruchira loves to teach violin and piano, especially to beginners! Lessons with her include classical, fiddle, pop, soundtracks as well as blues and improvisation. She is a licensed teacher of Simply Music, an innovative, playing-based piano teaching method that has students playing songs from many genres, with both hands, from their very first lessons.

Amanda Flute Piano
Amanda Flute Piano

Amanda Jansen

Flute & Piano

Amanda is a graduate of the Applied Music program at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario, where she studied classical flute. She is currently continuing her flute studies at Wilfred Laurier University. She has her Grade 8 RCM in piano and RCM theory accreditations. She brings both a classical, technique-based methodology and her fun, supportive personality to her teaching!

Brandon Klerer (Guitar)
Brandon Klerer (Guitar)
Music Lessons Guitar

Brandon Klerer

Guitar

Brandon is a graduate of Western University where he received a BA in Business Management. After working in sales for a couple of years, he decided to pursue his true passion: music. He is currently a student at the Mohawk College Applied Music Program, where he is studying contemporary guitar. He has studied, and continues to study, many genres including Blues, Folk, Rock, Pop, Jazz, and Funk.

Brandon is currently the lead guitarist of Toronto band Glutenhead. The band has recorded and released two EP’s and has played headline shows at Toronto venues such as The Horseshoe Tavern, Sneaky Dee’s, and The Monarch.

Brandon is enthusiastic, patient, and caring, and he inspires students with his excitement and dedication. Whether you’re picking up the guitar for the first time or looking to continue your musical development and journey, Brandon has the experience and drive to help you achieve your goals. His philosophy of teaching is to inspire a deep love and passion for the instrument as well as explore the joy of creativity.

Patrick_Kelly
Patrick_Kelly

Patrick Kelly

Recording

Patrick is a graduate of Carleton University where he holds a BA in History, but his real passion has always been music, specifically the recording arts. While recording some music with Hemispheres co-founder Rob Cutting, it occurred to them that Patrick’s recording expertise could be applied to teaching people how to use the incredible technology available to every Mac/iPad or even iPhone owner and design a course to create personalized recording projects using GarageBand or Logic Pro, regardless of your level of musicianship or previous recording experience. Maybe you are familiar with GarageBand and just need some extra guidance? Perhaps you’d like to write a song and build a track from scratch? Don’t play an instrument? No problem. Patrick will help you start making your own music!