We welcome Diane McGuire, she is the Owner of The Music Spot in Strathroy who proudly is the lead sponsor for our Junior Idol Competition. Diane has been teaching music for 25 years and attending Windsor University for Music and Business. While in Windsor, she was an active band member in Matrix, Music Express and the Gemini Wind Ensemble. Before The Music Spot, Diane was the Education Specialist at Belle Air Music in Windsor and London. She is well involved in the Community including most recently directing the Strathroy-Caradoc Optimist Youth Band. She is also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist providing consultations through Damen Optimal Health.....Welcome Diane.
We are very happy to announce that Rob Gee will be joining returning Karaoke Idol Judges Nancy Duarte and Diane McGuire to form our judging panel for the 2019 Idol competition. Rob has been a Music Teacher with the Thames Valley District School Board for 27 years, teaching at Colborne PS, Adelaide WG MacDonald PS, Metcalfe PS and currently teaching at JS Buchanan PS. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from UWO. As a child, in Oakville, Rob was very involved musically in the Salvation Army Band and Choir as well as piano. Rob has done work with the Amabile Youth Choirs and enjoyed one season with the Strathroy Vocal Federation. Rob currently lives in Strathroy with his wife Denise and two children Olivia and Ryan. We are very pleased to welcome Rob to the Idol team and we thank him for wanting to be involved with the competition. Welcome Rob.