Ardens Music School was started by Arden Lewis in 1967 to share his wonderful love of music with others in the Belleville, Quinte Region. Since then he has taught 1000's of students to become gifted musicians and his passion has been passed on to many teachers in the Belleville area as well. The business has continued to grow and today has become the top music school in the area.
Jake Yntema - Guitar
Jake is entering his 4th year teaching Guitar for Arden's Music. Jake is currently playing guitar for "One Reverb". As a gigging musican Jake prefers to play his originals (Alternative Rock style) but Jake is very well versed playing Classical Guitar as well.
Katie Lewis - Voice and Piano
Katie is entering her 9th year teaching Voice and Piano for Arden's Music. Katie attended York University for Music Performance. Katie helps her students play and sing popular artists such as Taylor Swift, Hannah Montana etc but Katies main passion is Broadway.
Patrick Headley - Piano, Guitar, Voice, Brass & Woodwind
Patrick is beginning his first year with Arden's Music. Patrick has his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music performance and literature
Ernie Chrysler- Drums and Guitar
Ernie is entering his 13th year teaching Drums and Guitar for Arden's Music. Ernie attended the music performance program at Cambrian College. From local rock bands (currently playing for groundspeed) , to performances with the Sudbury Symphony, Ernie is eager to share experience with students ranging from beginner/hobbyist to those looking to pursue a post secondary education in the music arts.
Beverly Dafoe - Piano
Beverly Dafoe is entering her 42th year instructing Piano at Arden's Music. Beverly has her A.R.C.T., R.M.T qualifications as well as being a Member of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association for 31 years. Bev enjoys Classical, Romantic and Modern Jazz music.
Janice Scott -Piano
Janice is entering her 6th year instructing music at Ardens. Janice has a passion for teaching all ages and has a relaxed attitude. Janice enjoys classical music as well as popular music, but her real love is for the music of the Romantic period.
Becky Wright -Piano
Becky is entering into her first year teaching piano at Ardens Music. Becky specializes in teaching younger children the fun side of piano.
Derek Elliott -Guitar
Derek has been teaching guitar for over 11 years. Derek is graduate and former Instructor for the Digital Arts for Musicians program at St. Lawrence College in Kingston, ON. Derek has always been passionate about making other people passionate about music, guitar in particular.
Allan Fehrenbach – Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar
Allan has been teaching for over 16 years in south-eastern Ontario. Allan is a freelance musician regularly gigging in Country and Bluegrass, while his preference, he is very adept in many genres.
Carol Parks - Violin and Piano
Carol is entering her 11th year teaching at Arden's Music. Carols passion for music and teaching makes her one of the most sought after Violin teachers in the Quinte area.
Jared is entering his first year teaching for Arden's Music. He has played
Lyndsay Bowker - Piano and Voice
Lyndsay is entering into her 2nd year teaching piano and voice at Ardens Music. She has been playing and singing for over twelve years, and enjoys performing with various instruments within bands. Lyndsay has a strong passion for music and loves working with young kids. Lyndsay enjoys classic rock, jazz, and country, as well as Christian worship music.
Don Wallace - Guitar
Don has been teaching in the quinte area for over 22 years. Don has played in numerous local bands. Don has some experience as a studio musician as well. Dons patience and sense of humor make him one of the most popular teachers in the area.
Ron Nicholas - Guitar, Piano and Drums
Ron has been teaching in the quinte area for over 27 years. Ron is heavily involved in the local music community and runs many of the local jams. Ron is known for his patience and ability to ensure all his students progress and enjoy the musical journey. Ron enjoys all styles of music.
Pat Clark - Guitar
Pat has been a working musician and teacher for over 37 years. Pat is well versed in many styles of music ranging from punk and folk to stylings of Johnny Cash and Hendrix, but has been mainly known as "the Neil Young Guy". Pat is eager to share experience with students ranging from beginner/hobbyist to the gigging musician.