Emer O' Driscoll - Halliday - Director/Teacher at MLB, BMus, BEd - Piano, Voice, Ukulele & Guitar Teacher
Emer is a multi instrumentalist with a passion for all styles of music. She has been teaching piano, voice and guitar for the last 25 years. She is a mother of two and moved to Barrie from Toronto 9 years ago. After working at several different private music schools in Toronto she decided to open her own school in Barrie. It has been an amazing journey! She has helped and inspired so many students to follow and pursue their musical dreams. MLB is not just about taking music lessons, it is about being part of a musical community that inspires and helps cultivate and spread the joy of music. Emer enjoys working with students of all ages. She has a natural way of connecting with her students and helps them build confidence. As well as teaching private lessons she has worked in the Toronto District School Board instructing glee programs and also leads ukulele circles for seniors. Her musical journey began with the piano, at the Royal Conservatory of Music, in Toronto at the age of 7 where she completed her grade 8 RCM certificate in piano. Over time she developed a love for jazz and popular music which ultimately led her to the commercial jazz program at Humber College where she completed a Bachelor of Music degree majoring in voice & performance. She graduated from Humber with honors in 2007 and went on to do a degree in music education at York University graduating in 2011. All through her studies she was performing and recording her original music and learning all about the music business first hand. In 2007 she recorded her first EP of original music with Ron Lopata, now VP A&R Warner Music Canada at Warner Music Canada. She brings this knowledge of the music business into her lessons educating students on all aspects of the music world.
Craig O'Driscoll Halliday - Drum Teacher
Craig is a drummer, percussionist and producer originally from Nova Scotia, now living in Barrie. He has over 30 years of playing experience including U.S. and Canadian tours. Craig studied drums and music performance at Humber College with Ted Warren and Paul DeLong. He has also studied privately with well known teacher Jim Blackley. He has played at SXSW, NXNE and other music festivals and popular venues across Canada. He has recorded and played with countless up and coming Toronto jazz and rock/indi bands including Canadian Juno nominee's. He is a solid drummer/percussionist versed in all styles of drum grooves and beats from jazz, funk and RnB to cuban and world rhythms. He can do it all. He adapts his lessons to individual learning needs creating a balance between the conceptual and technical approaches of drumming.
Kody Haggerty - Beginner/Advanced Guitar/ Bass and Ukulele Teacher
Kody’s philosophy towards teaching guitar involves working with the style the student prefers, explaining the relationships between notes and chords in melodies and progressions. He loves all styles of music and plays a variety of different guitars both electric and acoustic. He is a patient and creative teacher who enjoys working with children and adults. He can show you how to read tab, notes or show you how to play by ear. He is enthusiastic about teaching ad strives to make it a fun and creative experience.
Kyle Morris - Vocals, Guitar and Beginner Piano Teacher
My name is Kyle Morris and I’ve been pursuing music my whole life. I started to sing before I could even speak words, humming in the back of my mother’s car during family trips. Since then I’ve taken part in multiple music festivals, charity events, karaoke competitions, and more. The reason I took to performing on a stage was because I fell in love with theatre. In high school I acted in many productions, my roles ranging from the dastardly villain, a creepy uncle from Hamlet, and an innocent nerd that everyone got a chuckle from. I moved away from my home in Carrot River, Saskatchewan to study at MacEwan University. In my three years of study, I have completed 2 vocal diplomas in comprehensive and performance majors, and gained lots of real world experiences along the way. I am now very excited to start a new chapter in my life; help students achieve their goals and show them their greatest potential.