As little girls, Barb and Laurie sat for hours on their piano benches banging away on the keys, never knowing that one day their passions for music would bring them together in one of the most rewarding endeavors.


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Barb Mitchell, Founder

Barb studied at University of Alberta,  Mount Royal University and is an Associate Teacher with Royal Conservatory and Conservatory Canada. She is performer, composer, arranger, and teacher ,.Her teaching studio is a place where people come to learn , but stay connected for years all rooted in their love of music.

As  the creative force behind Occasional Notes , "out the of box" " sky's the limit" and "larger than life" are a part of her everyday thoughts.


Photo Credit: http://www.paulinaochoaphotography.com/

Photo Credit: http://www.paulinaochoaphotography.com/

Laurie Parente, Founder

Laurie has a degree from the University of Calgary and studied with the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.  Laurie has worked as a church musician and as an accompanist. Laurie enjoys contemporary music and is deeply influenced by her classical roots.

Laurie is the practical side of Occasional Notes and loves to make sure that all of the details of an event are presented to perfection.

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Emma Rose

Emma Rose, Vocalist

Emma is a beautiful and talented songstress, and was the runner up in 2014 at the Stampede Talent show. Requesting Emma for your event adds a delicate layer to heighten the songs Occasional Notes performs with her beautiful voice.

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Our Entertainers and Musicians :

Our troupe of musicians and performers will provide professional entertainment an any event . Listed in order below: Deborah Nyack -harpist , Meg Martin - singer, dancer, actor, Jill O'Connell -singer, dancer, actor ,Murray Melnychuk - actor, Rachael Flatt - flutist, Caitlynne Medrek - Actor, AuPair, Shaye Zadravec - singer, dancer, guitarist, ukulele, Andrea Timmons - singer, actor, Liz Tremblay - Cellist, Barb Thorson - singer, actor , Tiffany Hansen - Harpist, Sarah Van Peteghen - singer, pianist, guitarist , Alex Smith - singer, dancer, actor