Our Team

Our Co-Founders

Lisa Michaels is passionate about the value of music and its benefits, having seen its impact on her own children – all saxophonists – and has never forgotten the fascination and fun of playing in the high school band – nor those band trips! She has spent two decades running her own businesses as a marketing consultant and serial entrepreneur. Lisa is also a member of a local award-winning a capella chorus.

Lisa is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Bandology and can be reached at lisa@bandology.ca.

Peter VanDuzer has been actively engaged in the greater music community for many years. Helping music mentors plan activities at Band Camp is reminiscent of the many years Peter spent running summer camps in northern Ontario. In his current day job, Peter manages a national home improvement store and has been volunteering for children since 1985, including with the Lawson Foundation.

Peter is the Co-Founder and President of Bandology and can be reached at peter@bandology.ca.

Our 2020 Staff Team

As a former member of an award-winning high school wind ensemble, Erin Workman knows first-hand the feeling of accomplishment that comes from making music in a band community. She is currently studying her B.A. and B.Ed at Brock University in Saint Catharines with plans to become an elementary teacher. Erin looks for any opportunity to encourage young musicians.

Erin is our Camp Director and can be reached at erin@bandology.ca.

As a creator of many small musical ensembles such as a jazz combo and a rock band, Lucas Redwood loves creating music and sharing his passion for music with others. Lucas studied music at Western University and is now in the Music program at Humber College. Lucas has been a part of many musical ensembles including the Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra and the Merriam School of Music All-Star Band.

Lucas is our Play A Gig/Event Co-ordinator and can be reached at lucas@bandology.ca.

Articles written by Lucas Redwood:

After taking up the clarinet in grade 6, Kristen Dion quickly developed a passion for music and sharing it with others. Kristen played in several award-winning ensembles throughout high school, including Burlington Teen Tour Band, Hamilton Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and T.A. Blakelock Wind Ensemble. She now studies music performance at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music in Montreal.

Kristen is our Business Co-ordinator and can be reached at kristen@bandology.ca.

As part of various musical ensembles across Southern Ontario, Michael Ricciardi enjoys performing and making music education meaningful and accessible for all youth. He has a Bachelor of Music from Carleton University and recently graduated with a Bachelor of Education from Western University. He is excited to be part of a community that advocates for music education.

Michael is our Education Co-ordinator and can be reached at michael@bandology.ca.

As a multi-instrumentalist and avid composer, Megan Harton has surrounded herself with music from a young age. She has performed many styles of music in different groups including rock, folk, punk, jazz, funk, wind orchestra, brass ensemble, drumline, free improvisation, chamber and choral music. Megan currently studies music composition and the trumpet at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Megan is our Marketing Co-ordinator and can be reached at megan@bandology.ca.

Ever since she played the recorder as a child, Jasmin Anthonypillai has made music an integral part of her life. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Science,with a minor in Neuroscience and Music, from the University of Guelph. Jasmin is a pianist at her local church and a member of an award-winning a capella chorus. She fondly remembers her love of playing trumpet in her high school band class.

Jasmin is our Research Co-ordinator and can be reached at jasmin@bandology.ca.

Bandology is a proud recipient of Canada Summer Jobs grants to fund these summer positions in 2020, 2019 and 2018.

We also have amazing faculty for our summer band camps!

2019 Band Camp faculty

2018 Band Camp faculty

2017 Band Camp faculty

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