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Loving every minute of our journey!

The Music Spot, established August 2008

The Music Spot is committed to bringing the highest quality music education to all its students. Whether 2 or 92, The Music Spot has a program that will fit your style. We take pride in providing a well rounded music education with 2 studio wide group lessons per year and a spring recital. With many themed weeks throughout the year, we make learning music FUN! We are happy to introduce Art Lessons as well as Yoga, Drum Circles, Mindfulness & Holistic Events.  Music is everything, and everything is Music!

Diane McGuire, Studio Director

Diane has been teaching for 31 years and attended the University of Windsor for Music & Business. While in Windsor, Diane was an active band member in Matrix, Music Express & The Gemini Wind Ensemble. Diane has always been involved in her community participating, organizing and promoting local events & activities. Previous to The Music Spot, Diane was the Education Specialist at Belle Air Music in Windsor and London. Her passion for education has been utilized by the Strathroy District Arts Council, The Strathroy Youth Gardeners, The Air Cadets, Middlesex Community Living, and most recently directing The Strathroy Caradoc Optimist Youth Band. Diane is also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist providing consultations in Nutrition, Reiki, Colour, Sound and Crystal Therapy.


Rochelle Baughman

Piano, Violin, Early Childhood Educator

Rochelle is a graduate of Brock University with a Bachelor of Music in Piano and Organ Performance. She has her Grade 10 Royal Conservatory Piano, and Grade 8 Royal Conservatory violin. She has been teaching for 15 years. She has had many students that have successfully achieved their RCM Grade 10 Performance Level. She teaches the bulk of our young students utilizing Music for Little Mozart curriculum. She is an active accompanist and is involved in all The Music Spot’s extra events.

Kathy Gillard

Piano, Band, Ukulele, Choir

Kathy has been scoring music, performing, & accompanying soloists from a very early age.  As an active member in the church community she has conducted several church choirs, been a church music director for over 15 years. After founding ‘Caradoc Community Choir’ in 2000, she took her vocalists to new heights winning awards in competitions, being invited to perform for Canada Games London.  This award winning director has been teaching piano for over 20 years, & coached other vocalists who have found great success touring as far as Sweden! She is also confident in guiding enthusiasts through a variety of other instruments including but not limited to clarinet, flute, ukulele, violin, bass, and saxophone. 

Kylie Weaver

Piano, Ukulele, MFLM

Kylie recently finished her first year at University of Windsor in the concurrent Education program.  She has been teaching at The Music Spot for 5 years.   You will see her for Spring Sessions and throughout the year on a substitute basis.  

She also owns Kylie's Swim Program, offering certified Life Saving Society swimming lessons in an outdoor heated pool during the summer months.  She is an integral part of Summer Camps!

Doug Gillard

Drums and Percussion, Art

Doug Gillard has been a band member for over 20 years proficiently and expressively drumming unique, and challenging patterns for all genres of music. Doug has brought the joy and love of music to many including church congregations, youth groups, private parties, and public events. As the MC and co-ordinator of the Youth talent search for Del-Ko-Brydge Canada day, he keeps up with the styles of the times and works with all ages to pass on the knowledge and enhance their musical skills. Doug also has experience in the recording studio, and working with sound systems. Doug is a dynamic drummer that is also a lead often do you see that?

Jasmine Melo

Ukulele & Piano

Jasmine has been involved in music since she was 3 years old. She continues to study piano, voice and ukulele. She has been involved in YPA in multiple plays as well as Huron County Playhouse. She enjoys leading the ukulele drop in classes for ages 6-10 and is excited to continue teaching private lessons in September.

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Matthew Cleeve



From an early age music has been a large part of Matt’s life and he has been playing professionally for over 20 years.  Matt was seven years old when he received his first guitar and he never looked back.   Surrounded by his musical family, Matt was fortunate to receive lessons from a diverse group of professionals as well as formal lessons in guitar.   In high school Matt formed his first of many bands and has since played a variety of musical styles including Folk, Rock, R&B, Classical, Funk, Jazz and beyond! Thanks to this early start and supportive atmosphere, Matt grew to become a multi-instrumentalist playing piano, drums, mandolin, bass, ukulele, keyboard and percussion instruments, as well as a singer-songwriter, arranger and composer.  Currently Matt is studying music recording and mixing.  With many years of teaching experience behind him, Matt is excited to join the Music Spot team.

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