The faculty at the RanDuth Music Studio is filled with instructors with years of experience, impressive education and a passion for teaching.

Dr. Daniel Brophy (Dmus)

Dr. Daniel Brophy (Dmus) is a composer, performer, and educator of orchestral, chamber, solo classical music, extreme metal and noise. With over twenty years of experience teaching music history, theory, and composition in University, Community College and private music studios, Daniel has developed an instructional style that is energetic and exciting, and engages the students through interaction, technology, and lectures that resonate with contemporary life. He is greatly concerned with technique, theory, and history – ensuring that students have a healthy practice routine and knowledge base that can serve them for years to come. Daniel’s goal as an educator is to engage urban styles of music with the same seriousness as classical and jazz music, and to integrate them into the larger conversations about pedagogy, symbology, and cultural studies. By examining connections between disparate communities, styles, and eras, Daniel hopes to open a larger conversation about the role of music within the human experience.

Dr. Ruth Guechtal (Dmus)

Dr. Ruth Guechtal (Dmus) is a composer and performer avant-garde music, heavy metal and harsh noise as well as a music theory and guitar instructor. Her teaching experience spans 14 years of private and studio guitar instruction as well as in-class teaching assistantships in music theory, composition and history. As a composer her works have been commissioned and performed in
 the Toronto area with artists such as Array Music, Stephanie Chua, TorQ, the Toy Piano Composers Collective and the Toronto Improvisers Orchestra. Having completed a Master’s degree in composition at the University of Victoria where she studied under Dr. Dániel Péter Biró she recently completed her doctorate at the University of Alberta under the supervision of Dr. Scott Smallwood and Dr. Howard Bashaw.

Andrew Brophy

Andrew is a graduate of the Mohawk College Applied Music Program. Andrew teaches all styles of drums, guitar, piano, and songwriting, and specializes in classical guitar technique, as well as metal technique for both guitar and voice. He has experience preparing students for the Royal Conservatory exams, teaches all ages, and has been teaching for over 20 years. He is also a performer in several local heavy metal bands as a drummer, guitarist and vocalist.

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