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Meet The Musicians

Stroll the gardens of the tour and enjoy the wide selection of musicians who have volunteered to perform for you! 

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Christine Todd

I am a retired teacher and a musician. I obtained my piano performance degree from Western U. Then I went to Queen's for a Bachelor of music with vocal and piano majors. To teach in schools I obtained a B.Ed. I have served as soloist, music teacher, accompanist, choir director and church organist.

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Don McLean

Don McLean began an ongoing process of discovering the ‘cello about 50 years ago, playing solo, chamber and orchestral music.   Formal study was undertaken at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto, Queen’s University, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, and elsewhere, plus 43 years (thus far) in the ‘cello section of the Kingston Symphony.   When his instrument, labelled “Robert Duncan, Aberdeen 1778” was made, Mozart was composing his last 3 symphonies, and Beethoven turned 8!

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Strings in the Afternoon

The “Strings in the Afternoon” trio --  two violins and viola, along with flute, piano and voice --will play a variety of styles of background music, ranging from classical to folk to pop.

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Jane Dugdale

As a member of CFUW’s piano interest group, and as ‘Ms. D,’ retired long-time kindergarten and piano teacher, I am happy to volunteer musically on this annual fundraising tour.
I’ll be playing light-hearted pieces chosen for a summery garden mood!

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Nicola Oddy

Nicola Oddy is a Perth musician and music therapist who loves leading choirs, singing in choirs, and sharing her music with others. 

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Brad Mills

Brad Mills’ musical life has included thirty years as a high school music teacher, regular involvement in local musical theatre productions, and long time Director of Music at St. Paul’s United Church in Perth.

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Cam Gray

Music is my unconditional friend.

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Chris Cook

Chris Cook sings and plays guitar, bass, and other assorted instruments. He performs solo, and with bands

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Pam Newton

Pam has been playing at musical events in Perth for over 40 years. She has been the accompanist for the Women of the Tay choir since its inception . Today combines her twin  passions - gardens and gardening  and piano playing. 

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Peter Woodwark

Peter is the organist and choirmaster at St. James Anglican Church.

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