Instructors

Joanna Borromeo

Joanna Borromeo is a well-rounded and solo artist, musician and composer. After graduating from the Jazz Music Program at Humber College in Toronto, Ontario Joanna has gained a wealth of professional work experience in the contemporary music scene, first spending time on cruise ships, then moving on to working with the top R&B cover bands in Toronto, and eventually transitioning to working with original artists, touring throughout Canada, the UK and Trinidad & Tobago. She has worked with a diverse group of well-known Canadian artists, including David Myles, Joel Plaskett, Divine Brown, Jackie Richardson, Molly Johnson, God Made Me Funky, Measha Brueggergosman and Slakah the Beatchild. She also was a member of an instrumental jazz-folk/blues fusion band known as the Outlanders, who had a regular weekly gig opening up for the Juno Award winning band, Sisters Euclid. She is an avid music instructor of over 10 years, sharing her knowledge and performance experience with students in private lessons, jazz clinics and other workshops, and she continues to inspire students today.

Mitch Lee

Mitch Lee is certified Ableton Live Trainer and an award winning film, tv and video game composer and sound designer. Mitch has produced music for companies like Warner Brothers, Activision, Atari, ESPN, Adidas, Nissan and many more. Mitch is a founder and head instructor at Beat Drop music production and DJ school in Calgary, AB Canada. Mitch brings real world production application into each lesson and class and aims to help students get their musical ideas out and onto the canvas.

DJ C-Sik

DJ C-Sik (Rick Cruz), of the Suns Of Boey crew, has quickly become a household name in the ever-evolving Hip-Hop scene in Calgary. After winning every battle there is to be won and representing our fair city on the national stage the DJ formerly known as Squidget has since developed into one of the best club/party rockers out. His diverse taste in music is fully evident whether he’s tearing up a club, rocking a b-boy jam or simply trying to set the mood. He’s had the pleasure of sharing the stage with the likes of Nas, the GZA (Wu-Tang), Chali 2na, Warren G, Zion I, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Ali-Shaheed Muhammad, Mike Relm, Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Numark, Rectangle, and Mixmaster Mike. Never content with the status quo and always full of surprises, C-Sik will keep you guessing every time you see him playing out.