Daniel is a Certified Piano Technician through Western University and holds a Bachelor's degree in piano performance from the University of Windsor. As a musician, Daniel is regularly booking performances for events such as weddings, cocktails, business parties, plays, and more. He is furthering his musical studies by focusing on jazz harmony and piano techniques and is able to teach effectively in a wide variety of genres.
Daniel is spreading his knowledge of both at FREE BIRD STUDIOS as well as in his home studio in Chatham. For information on piano tuning contact Daniel through his website: www.therightkeypianos.com
UKULELE, FLUTE, BRASS, GUITAR, SONG WRITTING
Carlene grew up in Essex as part of a musical family. She had a guitar in her hand by the age of three, and was hooked. Carlene spent much of her time growing up learning a variety of instruments which includes; Ukulele, Flute, Guitar, Alto Sax, and Bass. She has played locally at many Benefit Concerts, Weddings, and Talent Shows. Carlene also has spent time tutoring high school music students in instruments across the board. She is a wonderful song writer, with a warm sound. She is looking forward to working with the Free Bird team, and spreading her joy of music!
Laura Van Veen
OWNER/ VOCAL, GUITAR, PIANO , ACTING INSTRUCTOR
FREE BIRD STUDIOS is fulfilling a long time dream of Laura's, as since being a young child she has often dreamed of owning her own Studio to teach, direct and perform music and drama. Laura is a Musical Theatre Performance Graduate, as well as experienced teacher in the fields of music and drama. With credits such as Doreen in "Girls in the Gang", The Queen in "Cinderella", and Babe William in "Pajama Game" Laura is no stranger to the stage. Following her graduation Laura has worked both on and off stage as an instructor for The Great Big Theatre Company, as well as Yamaha Music's- Children's Music Academy where she headed up the Vocal Department for 4 years. Since returning to her home town of Chatham Laura spent 4 years spreading her love of music to students through private lessons at her established home studio. She also has directed and produced numerous shows which have been featured in local theatres as well as toured through Ontario Fringe Festivals. In recent years Laura has leant her voice to numerous radio drama's including "A Christmas Carol", "Alice in Wonderland", and "Shadow of a Shapeshifter", which have all been downloaded on a world-wide level. Laura is proud and honoured to now be working with the FREE BIRD students and share her knowledge of musical coaching with her students.