Our Teachers    

Emerson Riedler

Featured teacher of the month!


We are so excited to welcome Emerson to our team! Emerson Riedler has been playing drums for over 12 years. During his career, Emerson studied privately with John Owens (drummer for Brown Brigade and Professors of Funk) for many years where he learned and built a solid foundation of groove and technicality!


Emerson has been performing live music as early as elementary school! As a live session musician, Emerson often plays as a house drummer for open mics/jams in the Whitby/Oshawa area (you can find him at the Atria every Tuesday holding down the beat for local musicians!). Emerson also drummed for and was a founding member of an original band, Circle of Circles. Circle of Circles placed as a finalist at the Bowmanville Battle of the Bands and has performed at multiple festivals and venues in the GTA such as the Bowmanville Ribfest. 


With Emerson's extensive performing experience, he has made a great asset to our school and our young and upcoming drummers. He absolutely in love with playing drums and is super excited to share is love and craft of this instrument to his students!

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Priya Kundan 
Geny Higgins, BMus
Voice/ Piano
Mauricio Morales, 
Mathew Zdanowicz
Hunter Sheridan, - AWAY until Jan 2020
Taylor Thompson, Theatre Arts Dip.
Ruth Kitchen, Honours Specialist BA
Frank Frontera, MBMA Diploma
Andrea Akers, BFA MLIS
Sarah Varty, B.Mus.



Monday-Friday 3:00pm -9:00pm

Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm



Phone: 905 425 7664

Email: thesongspot@gmail.com


61 Baldwin Street

Brooklin, Ontario

L1M 1A3

Snow Days - In the event of inclement weather The Song Spot presents the following policy. If the Durham District School Board or Durham Catholic District School Board buses are cancelled students are welcome to email into the lesson department no later than 12 noon that day to cancel their lesson and avoid a charge; requests for cancellations after this time will not be allowed without charge. 


The Song Spot does not offer compensatory lessons or classes for absences and/or missed lessons that occur because students have conflicts, travel out of town, etc. or due to illness. This is in respect for our faculty members, who set aside a specific time for each student. This time is reserved. The teacher cannot give the time away to someone else or fill it again – thus s/he does not have the opportunity to make up the lost income. Though many students and families are consistent and reliable about attendance, some are not; this policy is a way to support our talented faculty.


24 hours notice via email is necessary to receive no charge for a private lesson. If your child is ill in the morning before their lesson please email before noon. Same day late cancellations and  no shows will be charged a full lesson fee.


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