Courtney McDonald

Courtney is a new member of the Case’s Music family. She started her singing career at the age of 8, initially through Thomas Walls School of Music, and later joining in with the Algoma Conservatory of Music. Deciding to pursue a career in performance arts, she graduated from Algoma University with a Bachelor of Arts

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Mikaela Murtonen

Mikaela teaches Piano and Vocals at Case’s. She has Classical and Jazz Piano Training, including Grade 8 Piano, 7 years of guitar experience, 4 years of bass experience, and 2 years of ukulele experience. She further studied Audio Production at Harris Institute, and is a self-taught singer who is currently studying classical voice. She is

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Blair St. John

Blair studied Jazz at Algoma University. He is a drummer in many bands including Vertically Impaired and The Dirty Few, and has played in many fill-in gigs on guitar, bass, and drums. He is further successful with pipes and as a snare drummer. He has competed at many Highland games as well as working as

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Sandra Rathwell

Sandy is a retired K-12 Music Educator with over 30 years of classroom experience. She has her Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Frostburg State University and her Masters in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College. Sandy taught general music and directed many choirs and choruses during her tenure in Allegany County, Maryland

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Sheldon Jääskeläinen

Sheldon has worked as a music teacher for the past 17 years and has worked at Case’s for the past 7. Prior to teaching, he received many years of formal classical training in piano, violin, viola, voice, percussion, and guitar through the Algoma Conservatory of Music, the Gartshore School of Music, and private educators. Sheldon

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Brian Holmes

Brian’s interest in music started early. Classically trained at the Conservatory, Brian has studied piano for nearly 20 years and bass guitar for nearly 10. Brian has recorded and released 4 albums, is a guest musician on several local releases, and has been on two cross Canada tours with Gates of Winter, and Woods of

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Elizabeth Alloi

Elizabeth’s musical training started early when, at age 5, she began taking private lessons at the Algoma Conservatory of Music. Not long after, she participated in the Shield Competition for Flute, was accepted as a member of the Ontario Youth Choir in 2008 to 2009, competed at Ontario Music Festivals Association provincial competition for Grades

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Jenny Gauvreau

Jenny studied music at Algoma University with Lisa Parlee, Rachelle Risling, and Agnes McCarthy, and has been working at Case’s Music since 2013. Along with teaching, she is also the creator and director of the summer music camps offered at Case’s. As well, she performs as a soloist, plays in the bands Red and the

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Rob Sartini

Rob teaches guitar, bass, and drums. He is an Algoma University student who plays the guitar, drums, bass, and uke.

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Liam Seymour

Liam started teaching music while in grade 12, and soon after attained his Bachelor of Arts in Music at Algoma University. He plays guitar, keyboards, drums, bass, and vocals in styles including Jazz, Blues, Country, Rock, and Pop. When he is not teaching music at Case’s, Liam plays with The Barn Board Trio, as well

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Jamie Vincent

Jamie has been playing the guitar for 22 years and drum for 15 years, and currently teaches guitar, ukulele, and drums at Case’s. He’s released multiple albums with Algoma, Flint, and other bands; has toured Ontario, Quebec, and Germany; and is on record labels in India and Malaysia. He’s also been a show promoter for

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Cathryn Franklin

Cathryn is a pianist and flautist from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. She took private lessons throughout her childhood, and later gained a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from Algoma University. Throughout her training at the Algoma Conservatory of Music and at Algoma University, she competed in the Algoma Music Festival and received numerous provincial

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Jeff Gray

Jeff Gray has been repairing instruments for 19 years and has been Fender Certified for 17 years. When he’s not repairing instruments, he plays guitar, bass, drums, harmonica, mandolin, and hand drums. Jeff has played for bands including 13 Days, Bangers n’ Mash, Johnny Lunchbox, Turner UP!, and Lucky 13, and he is currently in

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Jake Rendell

Jake, a co-owner of Case’s, has a B.A. in Vocal Music from Laurentian University and a B.Ed from Lakehead University. After studying Brass and Woodwind Repair at Minnesota State College Southeast Technical and becoming a member of the National Association of Band Instrument Repair Technicians, he owned and operated Algoma Instrument Repair. Currently, as well

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