Your Director

Barrie native Brett Caswell is a real-life School Of Rock teacher.

Music has been a big part of his life since his teenage years at Central Collegiate. A musician, bandleader, songwriter and producer, he is also known in our community as a music teacher. For more than 15 years Brett has taught piano and guitar and for 12 of those years he was the owner of R & B’s School of Music in Barrie. His work with children of all ages has endeared him to many and his music school became known for its exciting student-starring rock concert recitals. He has also taken his musical knowledge into the schools, having performed in many elementary classrooms throughout Simcoe County.

Caswell is also co-creator of the popular The Songwriter Series, a monthly showcase featuring some of North America’s finest singer/songwriters. The series is just wrapping up its 4th season at the Temple Lounge at Donaleigh’s in downtown Barrie. During the series Brett has shared his excellent original songs and often gets to showcase his sublime talent on piano and guitar, performing alongside dozens of wonderful artists including Ron Hawkins, Russell deCarle, Irish Mythen, Alex Cuba, Emm Gryner, and Dave Bidini. As an artist, he has released a number of albums with his band The Marquee Rose, toured across Canada, and produced and written with many other music artists, both established and up-and-comers.

Brett Caswell – Music Director

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