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Ron Beer

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Being an accomplished musician, singer, songwriter, and recording artist, Ron Beer helps to mentor amateur songwiters. Check out web site www.songwritersmusicfestival.ca about one of Ron’s initiatives, and discover links to many of Ron’s musical projects and songs.

On the musical side of things, Ron is a member of SOCAN, SAC, CMPA, and CCMA. Ron sings and plays guitar, piano, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, melodica, Celtic flute, and ukelele. Ron is a graduate of one of the respected Humber College musical programs.

He has performed for 40 years, and his extensive background includes:
Creator, author, and star of the Boogie Boy Blues musical and graphics arts show aimed at young audiences.

Writer of the storyboard, script, and original music, including the theme song, for the “Karate Kids”, a children’s television show in York region from 1980 to 1983. Ron trained a team of child actors aged 10 to 14, to sing, dance, and perform tem shows per year.

Trained two teams of children aged 4 to 12 for the “Martial Arts” children’s musical television shows based around martial arts. This was broadcast on McLean Hunter television from 1984 to 1985.

He wrote original music, story, and performed in the children’s musical theatre production “Where are the Turtles” at the opening of the Markham Theatre “Celebration of the Art’s” gala event.
Trained a troupe of young performers to do live shows imitating characters of the Dragon Ball Z cartoon with live performances an several shopping centers including the Eaton Center, and Yorkdale Mall.

Acted as the front man for the band “Rites of Youth” and more recently Ron organized/hosted Songwriters Music Festival in Whitby showcasing teen and adult songwriters from Victoria, Halifax, and the Durham region, and united regional songwriters groups from the songwriters Association of Canada. Ron has fostered a relationship with a similar songwriters group in Austin, Texas, and is planning on an exchange program with Austin and Whitby.

As well as the Songwriters Music Festival creation aimed at youth, a volunteer position, Ron continues to share his performance skills in other volunteering areas through programs in Markham for Songwriters in the Markham Hospital and at a CMHA (Canadian Mental Health Association) residence where he provides monthly on-site performances accompanied by his performance associates.

Ron’s first CD called “Somebody Help Me” released in 2010 contains the songs Somebody Help Me, Break Away, Let It Be, Sailor’s Dream, Sometimes, Desperate Housewives, Your Love, Smash N’Grab, I Need You, and Tragedy.

You can find all of these songs on itunes at:





Ron’s second CD called “The Blues Don’t Say It All ” released in 2011 contains the songs The Blues Don’t say it all, If We Don’t Talk, I Understand, Close to the Fire, Give Me Shelter, Puppets and Pantomime, Call Me a Doctor, Who’s Fooling Who, Farm Kids, and Play House.

You can find all of these songs on itunes at:


Ron’s third CD ‘ From Austin with Love ‘ for sale world wide.

Songwriters Music Festival

Songwriters Music Festival led by Ron Beer, strives to promote, at the grassroots level, the development of a cultural network which helps amateur and semi-pro songwriters, to stimulate the growth and maturity of their craft. SMF brings to your local community workshops on song writing and follows up with small local concerts in which the local artists can present their music in conjunction with SMF musicians.

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