A place to make music
Moe and Natalie Hashie open The Rehearsal Spot, a studio for anyone involved with musical activities
When Moe Hashie sits behind the drum kit his mind is clear — just him and the music in the moment.
Hashie has been playing in bands since he was nine years old and always having a place to rehearse allowed him the creative freedom to improve on his skills, which is imperative for musicians.
That’s why Moe and his wife, Natalie, decided to open The Rehearsal Spot, a fullyequipped rentable studio for anyone looking to rehearse, record, teach private lessons or write music.
“It’s so convenient. I just think of people who live in apartment buildings or don’t have the means to find a rehearsal spot,” he said.
The studio provides a professional sound system, four monitors and microphones, a five-piece drum kit, guitar and bass amps and more.
Moe has been in the band Edge with three of his best friends for the last 16 years; they also have a side project called the Saul Good Band.
“It doesn’t matter to me if there are 10 people or 2,000 people, just as long as they’re there to enjoy the music,” he said.
“It has been the most enriching part of my life. It has opened many doors.
“I’ve recorded in many studios throughout Canada. I’ve recorded with many artists; I’ve played in many bands.”
Moe said he and Natalie had a difficult past year with the death of their son.
“Our three-year-old son, Andrew, passed away in January 2015. We were at the IWK for four months.
“When we came home I had a decision to make. I know what my son, Andrew, would have wanted me to do.
“Even if I didn’t feel like it, I started playing in the band again, and it was the most therapeutic thing I could have done.”
The couple is excited to offer the service after coming up with the idea two years ago.
“To rehearse in a real rehearsal spot with quality instruments, which won’t bother anyone, is great,” said Moe. “I would be excited again if I was that nine-year-old or 15-yearold, and to have that opportunity would be so much fun.”
They recognized there was a need in the community.
“This is a place for people to come together, share their music and work on developing their talent,” said Natalie.
She would love to see the space booked on a regular basis. It’s open seven days a week from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. at 316 Glenn Dr., Linkletter.
The Rehearsal Spot is having an open house today, 2-4 p.m. All are welcome.
For further information, call 902-436-8334, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Facebook page under The Rehearsal Spot P.E.I.
Natalie and Moe Hashie opened The Rehearsal Spot recently, which is a rentable studio for people looking to rehearse, record, teach or write music.