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About Spark

We believe that art powerfully impacts culture. The mission of Spark is to gather, support, train, and empower artists to use their gifts as a blessing to others. At our Christ-inspired classes and events, you will be hosted in a positive, professional, and creative atmosphere. A place to learn a new skill, go deeper with your art form, collaborate with other artists, or enjoy creative community events. Spark offers a variety of classes for every age and level. All are welcome. 

Meet our Team

Spark is blessed with a group of instructors who have a wide array of experience and qualifications. All are focused on teaching exceptional technique while inspiring creativity.

Our team is committed to meeting you where you are and to helping you progress to new levels. 

Remiah Towns

Creative Director 

Dance & Pilates Instructor

Remiah put on her first pair of ballet shoes a month before her third birthday and has been in love with ballet ever since! Remiah trained under world-renowned teachers at Goh Ballet, Vancouver, and Ballet Magnificat, a Christian ballet Company in Jackson, Mississippi. She has trained in both RAD and Vaganova technique and has experience performing and teaching throughout Canada, the U.S., as well as internationally.

With more than 20 years of teaching experience, she is passionate about creating a healthy dance experience for all her students which has led her to recently getting her Pilates and PBT certificates. Remiah's love for Jesus and her students is evident as she teaches excellence in technique within an encouraging environment. She is dedicated to raising up and pouring into the next generation of dance teachers. Remiah lives in Elmira with her husband and four beautiful children.

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Kemahee Baker

Contemporary and Hip Hop Instructor

Kemahee is an alumni from the University of Waterloo, receiving an Honours B.A. in Spanish, with a Specialization in Latin American Literatures and Culture and completed her Fine Arts Milestone. With over 10 years teaching experience, Kemahee is passionate about cultivating an encouraging classroom environment in which students can grow in confidence and in their identity in Christ. 

Kemahee developed a love for Hip Hop in her early teens, and in her early 20s, she gravitated towards dance improvisation and dance style fusions. Kemahee has taught dance workshops at local churches, the University of Waterloo and local women's conferences in Ontario. 


As a form of therapy, Kemahee began painting after a car collision left her in chronic pain. It was then she realised that she was blessed with the gift of painting and decided to pursue teaching art. Kemahee has a particular interest in painting animals, landscapes, and abstract using acrylics as her medium of preference. Kemahee believes that painting is both cathartic and therapeutic. 

Kemahee's main priority is to help build and nurture her students self-esteem, encourage creative expression and inspire others to use their gifts for the glory of God.

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AmyBeth Brubacher

Piano Instructor

AmyBeth fell in love with music at an early age. Her musical journey has included violin and piano lessons, dance, choirs, musical theatre and worship teams. Piano quickly became her focus and led her to pursue an Honours B.Mus from Wilfrid Laurier University.

When she formed a private piano studio during university, AmyBeth discovered the joy of teaching. She completed a B.Ed from York University and went on to teach public school for several years before deciding to homeschool her children. AmyBeth and her family immersed themselves in the vibrant homeschooling community in KW region for many years until they joined Foundation Christian School where AmyBeth volunteers in the classroom, on the board and with event planning.

 

In addition to family time or farm activities, you can find AmyBeth reading, spending time in nature, involved in grassroots community initiatives or having people over to hang out around the fire.

 

AmyBeth is excited to join the Spark team to share music-making as a form of community building, creative expression and worship.

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Danielle Brubacher

Acro Instructor

Danielle has a love for movement. For Danielle, gymnastics was a fun, challenging and creative outlet for movement. Although she loved to train as a gymnast, she quickly discovered one of her passions was coaching. Building relationships and community while reaching goals was fulfilling, so much so that she did it for 20+ years.

Her studies and work in Kinesiology (the study of human movement) continued to develop her love for movement as she assisted those in need of neurological rehabilitation. She has developed a keen awareness of appropriate movement patterns and strives to create healthy movement for those she works with.

 

Danielle has resigned from the Canadian Kinesiology Association, and as such, no longer holds the title of Kinesiologist, does not practice Kinesiology, or make claim or representation to having any competence in the profession. 

She is excited to bring her love for gymnastics, strong bodies, and healthy movement patterns to Spark.

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Brooklyn Churchill

Dance Instructor

We are so excited to have Brooklyn on our dance teaching team! She brings contagious joy and kindness to her classes at Spark. She is a beautiful and passionate dancer with a depth of experience in multiple styles. Brooklyn has a desire to see child grow in their skill and heart. 

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Jackie Fast

Violin Instructor

Jackie is a violin teacher and music therapist. She has been studying violin for most of her life and is a recent graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, having received a bachelor of music therapy with a minor in psychology. Jackie has spent her life passionately pursuing music with the goal of teaching violin alongside her music therapy work. She believes that music is a universal language that can bring people together, and that learning to read and play music is an invaluable experience that can benefit many aspects of one’s life. Lessons with Jackie are suited for all ages, levels, and styles. She teaches a range of genres including classical, fiddle, contemporary, and improvisation techniques.

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Amelia Lautenbach

Dance Instructor

Miss Amelia is gifted in creativity and attention to detail which makes her an exceptional choreographer. Her beautiful dancing and hard work is an inspiration at Spark. She has strong leadership skills, character, and a passion not only for dancing but for teaching the next generation with great heart and great skill.

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Krystle Morris

Drama Instructor

Krystle has a love for all things theatre. Whether she is on stage as an actor, or behind the scenes designing costumes, she loves to bring stories to life. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Windsor, where she focused on video & audio editing, script analysis & costume design for theatre, and the creative process. She is a small business owner, homeschool mom, and loves speaking & writing about the freedom found in God's grace on her blog.

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Catherine Serez

Vocal Coach & Piano Instructor

Catherine is an enthusiastic vocal coach and piano instructor who is passionate about equipping singers and piano players of all ages with the tools for developing and maintaining a strong, healthy voice and instrument. Catherine emphasizes the strengthening and healing connection between the body, the breathe and the instrument. 

She has travelled extensively across the globe on music teams as a soloist and accompanist and has been teaching as well as leading and organizing music teams and community events for over thirty years. Catherine attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, received her BMus degree in Voice from Wilfrid Laurier University. She received her TESOL accreditation from University of Waterloo and enjoys writing as well as performing.

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Scott Simon

Piano, Guitar, and Ukulele Instructor

Scott has been passionate about making music for most of his life and loves helping others find and pursue that passion. He began his music education by learning piano through the Royal Conservatory and spent 8 years studying classical music. Along the way, his love for music has led him to learn to play many different instruments and styles. He has experience with piano, acoustic and electric guitar performance, as well as with songwriting and composition. Since 2015 he has also been heavily involved with music ministry in churches he’s been a part of.

 

He discovered his passion for teaching in 2016 when he spent 18 months on a missionary apprenticeship with Pais USA, where the primary focus of the ministry was on mentoring children and youth. His experience there had him instructing different principles and skills, including music, to people of all ages.

 

Scott loves helping people discover their love for music through teaching piano at Spark.

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Jordan Sipes

Guitar Instructor

We are excited to have a new guitar teacher joining our music team for the 2023/2024 season! Jordan is absolutely passionate about all things guitar. Having begun his journey with guitar through lessons at a young age, Jordan has developed over the years into an accomplished player. Since 2016, he has been a regular member of various worship teams and has been a part of recording projects. Furthermore, he currently runs a consulting and audio business that helps professional, touring, and studio musicians perfect their sound and build their own custom guitar rigs. 
 

Jordan is excited to help others explore their passion for guitar and uses a consultative method that is individually tailored to each student. He can't wait to get started!

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Melody Thorne

Dance Instructor

Miss Melody has unparalleled ability to understand and communicate proper technique. Her love for Jesus and passion for dance as worship is beautiful and contagious. Mel's students are built up in confidence knowing who they are in Christ. 

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Curtis Towns

Administrator

We have many incredible parents who volunteer in different ways to make Spark possible. However, this parent volunteer (and Miss Miah's husband) deserves special mention. Curtis helps behind the scenes all year to help us stay organized by assisting with registration and communications.

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Jericco Vera

DJ & Music Production Instructor

Over the past decade, Jericco has been learning, teaching, practicing and performing various skills within the audio industry. From producing and publishing his own music, collaborating and mixing with other artists, to DJing and running sound for churches & concerts, he has had many experiences that led him to attain a depth of knowledge within the music industry. He is a graduate from the Metalworks Music Institute in Mississauga, and now has his own company that deals in all types of audio services from the Studio to the Stage. 

In Jericco's career, his main focus is creating Electronic and Pop inspired music but loves collaborating in all genres. While these concepts seem complex, Jericco's classes will be accessible for any student of any age! 

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