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Our Instructors
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Owner, Producer & Head Instructor

MATT O'ROURKE

Matt is a Juno nominated song-writer/music producer with over 15 years teaching experience and holds an Associate Degree in Music from Hollywood's Musicians Institute College. He has received many awards throughout the years, winning Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist of the Year with Kris Barclay and producing the song "Building a Wall" by Shawnee Kish, winning CBC's Searchlight 2020. Matt's current writing work on the debut EP by Shawnee Kish was also nominated for a Juno in 2022. While teaching the fundamentals of music, Matt encourages creativity and versatility with his students by helping them write original music and building good character. 

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Manager & Band Instructor

COLE HERMER

Cole studied Independent Music Production and Independent Songwriting and Publishing at Seneca College. With over 8 years of teaching experience, many years of playing live shows and recording music, Cole can play and teach a wide variety of musical styles to his students and places an emphasis on practical musical skills through practice. Cole's ability to have students learn songs as a band at any age or skill level is crucial to their development and confidence with music. 

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Instructor - Vocals, Piano, Ukulele

CASEY SPENCER

Casey has been singing and playing piano for over 15 years and has 4 years of teaching experience. She currently holds her Royal Conservatory of Music Grade 8 Voice and Grade 6 Piano. She graduated from O’Neill CVI’s Performing Arts program and since has worked as a Music Director, helped with choirs, and performed individually as well as in band settings. She believes that our music grows and evolves as we do and that strong basics and versatility are key to expressing yourself musically. 

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Instructor - Vocals, Piano, Acoustic Guitar

JENNA OGILVIE

Jenna is currently in Grade 11 at O'Neill C.V.I. in the Vocal/Drama performing arts program. She holds her Grade 6 Piano and Grade 5 Vocal Royal Conservatory of Music certifications. Jenna has grown up in musical theatre, which has been a huge source of her confidence. In more recent years, she has developed a passion for writing music. She loves all kinds of music and believes in the importance of self-expression through creation and performance.

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Instructor - Vocals, Piano

ABBEY KRAUS

Abbey is currently attending O’Neill C.V.I. in the Vocal/Drama Performing Arts program. She has been taking vocal lessons for 10 years and is in O’Neill’s Chamber Choir, Jazz Choir, and Treble Voices Choir. She is also in a Peer Tutor program at O’Neill where she assists the teacher of a grade nine music course. Abbey got involved in musical theatre in 2018 and has really found a passion for performing onstage and bringing each character to life.

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Band Instructor

CYANN DIAS

In over 10 years teaching music to children and adults in the Durham Region, Cyann has supported countless bands and solo performers and songwriters to to their stage debut. Cyann teaches guitar, vocals, ukulele, drums, and bass guitar to students of all ages. She plays in two bands and writes and records original music with a former bandmate. Cyann’s loves live music and usually sings and plays guitar in the bands, with her friends, and solo at local events, venues, and open mic nights.

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Band Instructor

JACK HARTLE

Bio coming soon...

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Band Instructor

DONTE ALLIE

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Band Instructor

NOAH ZULAUF

Noah Zulauf is a Whitby based musician who has experience in all settings of music, orchestral, marching, band and many more. Noah has over 10 years of experience in playing, drums, guitar, bass guitar and piano. Noah has found a passion for teaching music, starting with family friends, then moving his way up to teach at Mattomusic where he also studied.

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Guitar Repair / Substitute Instructor 

ALEXANDER SPENCER

Alex is a founding member and guitarist for the Juno-Award winning band "Dizzy".  Alex has many years of teaching experience and has multi-instrumental abilities. Alex is best known most for his unique style on guitar and easy-going personality with students. 

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Substitute Instructor - Vocals, Piano, Ukelele

OLIVIA MCELDON

Olivia attended Holy Trinity Secondary School where she received the SHSM award for Arts and Culture and High Achievement in Vocal Music. Olivia holds her Royal Conservatory Certification for Grade 8 Vocal and Grade 3 Piano. Olivia has been involved in musical theatre and talent shows where she developed a passion for pop music. She is passionate about teaching the importance of self expression through music and instills confidence in her students to achieve whatever they dream of! 

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Substitute Instructor - Band Instructor

CONNOR ECKLUND

Connor Ecklund is a multi-instrumentalist who has been playing for over 7 years. Connor has over 4 years of music teaching experiences as well as over 5 years of performance experience. Connor has played in multiple bands playing a range of different genres and instruments.

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Substitute Instructor - Vocal, Piano, Guitar

MICAELA RAE

Micaela Rae is a Toronto based musician with experience as both a solo, and a choral artist. Micaela has been taking private music lessons from the age of 5, graduated high school with 2 music awards from O’Neill Collegiate’s Performing Arts Program, and in the fall of 2019, she enrolled in Humber College’s renowned Bachelor of Music Program for vocal jazz studies. Micaela holds her Royal Conservatory Certification for Grade 4 Piano, Grade 6 Voice, and Grade 6 music theory.

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Substitute Instructor - Vocal, Piano

AIMEE HARNESS

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OUR INSTRUCTORS

Est. 2014, MATTOMUSIC INC. has built a reputation for having a professional, encouraging and fun environment for our students.

Live music is at the heart of everything we do. Included with lesson enrolment, we provide multiple opportunities to perform at our live concerts and special events.

No matter your age or skill level, we strive to provide a love for music that will last a lifetime! 

 

LESSONS

We offer group or private lessons for piano, vocals, guitar, bass, drums and more. Sign up for a FREE Trial Lesson here.

CAMPS

Music Camps are offered weekly during March break and summer months. Campers form a band, write a song, record it and make a music video uploaded to our YouTube channel

OTHER SERVICES

Our studio offers production and recording services, rehearsal room rentals and adult jam nights. Contact us for more information.

ABOUT US

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