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.
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 vocalist...how often do you see that?
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.