Building Community Note by Note


Our Story

We’ve loved every minute of our journey

The Music Spot, established August 2008

The Music Spot is committed to bringing the highest quality music education to all its students. Whether 2 or 92, The Music Spot has a program that will fit your style. We take pride in providing a well rounded music education with 2 studio wide group lessons per year and a spring recital. With many themed weeks throughout the year, we make learning music FUN! We are happy to introduce Art Lessons as well as Yoga, Drum Circles, Mindfulness & Holistic Events.

Diane McGuire, Studio Director

Diane has been teaching for 26 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, The Downtown BIA 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.

Our Team

Rochelle Baughman

Piano, Violin, Early Childhood Educator

Rochelle is a graduate of Brock University with a Bachelor of Music in Piano and Organ Performance. She has her Grade 10 Royal Conservatory Piano, and Grade 8 Royal Conservatory violin. She has been teaching for 15 years. She has had many students that have successfully achieved their RCM Grade 10 Performance Level. She teaches the bulk of our young students utilizing Music for Little Mozart curriculum. She is an active accompanist and is involved in all The Music Spot’s extra events.

Alicia Skoretz

Voice, Guitar, Ukulele

Alicia is a graduate from Mohawk College Applied Music Advanced Diploma Program. She has been singing for 18 years and playing guitar for 16 years. Alicia has also performed through out Ontario and into the United States. Alicia likes to get her students singing and playing what they want to play but at the same time expanding their music genres to get them out of their comfort zones. She also likes to get some theory going in the lessons to get her students minds working as well as vocal techniques to help insure that you never hurt Your instrument. Alicia enjoys seeing her students grow & conquer the struggles they are having.  Most of all she like to see that her students are having fun and enjoying their lessons.  

Kathy Gillard

Piano, Band, Ukulele, Choir

Kathy has been scoring music, performing, & accompanying soloists from a very early age.  As an active member in the church community she has conducted several church choirs, been a church music director for over 15 years, praise band co-ordinator and performer, and performed with guest musicians such as Denise Pelley.  After founding ‘Caradoc Community Choir’ in 2000, which grew to a membership of 45 singers, she took her vocalists to new heights winning awards in competitions, being invited to perform for Canada Games London, & performing for Community events across Southwestern Ontario. A dynamic and compelling leader, her choirs energy proved infectious & ensured their continued success.

This award winning director has been teaching piano for over 20 years, & coached other vocalists who have found great success touring as far as Sweden! She is also confident in guiding enthusiasts through a variety of other instruments including but not limited to clarinet, flute, ukulele, violin, bass, and saxophone.  As a Recording Artists and band member of the Route 66 Band, she continues to keep up with her multi-instrument performances & is eager to start another exciting year of teaching at the Music Spot . An engaging, energetic, & multi-dimensional leader, Kathy will without a doubt help any musician strengthen their skills and find future success.

Allison Pompili

Resident Artist

Allison has had a love of art her entire existence!

She provides opportunity to create!  Sketching, water colours, acrylic and more! Looking forward to offering Mindful Art & many other art modalities!