The Creative Team


Barb Mitchell | ARCT , RMT

Barb Mitchell grew up in Edmonton studying at the University of Alberta, continued her music studies at Mount Royal University in Calgary, and is an Associate with The Royal Conservatory of Music. Barb is the co-founder of Occasional Notes Productions and is a professional musician, teacher, and composer. She is co-writer and co-producer of the musical revue “If the Shoe Fits ( 2016 ) and ZooStreet - the Musical (2017). Her passion for teaching children, and inspiring young audiences with engaging music has always been the heart of her career in music .


Laurie Parente

Laurie began playing music at the age of six and has a degree from the University of Calgary. She also studied with the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Laurie began her studies as an organist and in her teen years found her love for the piano. As an experienced Music Educator, Laurie values the impact that music can have on young lives. As co -founder of Occasional Notes, co- writer and co-producer of the musical, “If the Shoe Fits”, and Co-Producer of “ZooStreet”, Laurie lives out her passion for Music daily.


Bobby Stagg|Dip. Mus (Grant MacEwan); B. Mus; Dip. Ed (McGill)

Originally from Edmonton but a long time Quebec resident, Bobby Stagg is a musician, composer, educator, and clinician. ZooStreet is an album of original material written, performed, produced, and recorded by Bobby.


The Creative team of Occasional Notes


Learn more about the amazing musicians behind the ZooStreet production by visiting their Calgary company Occasional Notes. Occasional Notes Productions team of professional and highly trained singers, dancers, actors, and musicians are ready to transform the atmosphere of your event in seconds!