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Ara Arakelyan, (B.A., M.Mus)
Drums, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone

For Ara Arakelyan, music has always been a way of life. He has graduated from the special music school after Sayat-Nova for gifted children with honor. Afterwards, Ara entered the Komitas State Conservatory, where he received B. A. with Honors and is pursuing his Master’s degree in Wind Instruments with specialization in Saxophone.

Since 2011, Mr. Arakelyan has launched a very successful career. He worked as a performer, Leading Saxophonist of the symphonic orchestra, and pedagogue at various teaching levels: music schools and colleges. He was also a soloist at Armenian National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet after A. Spendiaryan and Armenian State Jazz Band.

In the period of 2005 – 2012, Mr. Arakelyan performed more than 20 solo and collaborative recitals and participated in many international Competitions & Festivals in Armenia, USA, Germany, Sweden, Georgia, and Egypt. Ara is a Laureate of the “Golden Note” amateur arts festival, “Renaissance” International Competition, Kavkaz Jazz Fest. As of now, Ara Arakelyan has already recorded 3 DVDs.

Since 2013, Ara has begun to work at Sheraton Cadwell Orchestra as a leading saxophonist and running a very busy music studio.

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Robert Bradley
Bass, Drum, Guitar, Ukulele

Robert graduated from Seneca at York University’s Independent Music Production Program.  He teaches guitar as well as the rudiments of drums and bass.  He had experience helping and organizing students into bands and oversaw their rehearsals and performances.  He has played in many bands as a musician.

To listen to Robert’s compositions, please click here.

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David Liu
Guitar, Ukulele

David graduated from Centennial College, with Music Industry And Arts Performance Advanced Diploma. He has been playing acoustic and electric guitar for 17 years, in many genres including: blues, folk, pop, rock, R&B, finger-style, etc. Besides, he composes, arranges, records and performs.
Some of his works on YouTube:
• Arrangement: https://youtu.be/WmR3KuFQiTw
• Recording: https://youtu.be/K-hWgJiMsAY
• Performance: https://youtu.be/lZ_dHvmUxZs
As a guitar teacher, David is always patient and inspire students with tasteful music. Study materials and handouts are well prepared before classes, but also he’s glad to work on the music that students are interested as well.

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Sidney LoRusso, (BA)
Guitar, Ukulele, Music Adventure

Sidney has been playing music for the majority of her life starting at the age of four when she first picked up the guitar and began music lessons. From there she developed a love for singing and song writing which continued to grow as she continued her music education. She pursued this passion for singing and song writing at Carleton University where she studied within their singer-songwriter program, which she has recently graduated from with her BA in Music. Sidney is a firm believer in the power and importance of music education within the school system and is currently completing her Bachelor of Education to become a music teacher within the public system.