About Lindsay Schindler

(fiddle/violin, vocals)

Lindsay has established herself as an electrifying performer. As a child studying classical violin she developed a valuable foundation and excelled in her technical ability. A need to diversify and push boundaries led her to experiment with various other styles of music. Finding her passion in performance and fiddle music, she continues to embrace traditional repertoire from many regions of the world, as well as write her own music. Having performed in Ireland, Japan, across the USA and Canada, Lindsay has brought her energy to many concert halls, theatres and festivals.

Current Projects


Rant Maggie Rant

Since their debut in 2008, RANT MAGGIE RANT has consistently won over audiences at festivals, folk clubs, town halls, churches, concert halls and symphonic stages. The original goal was to take traditional Celtic music as the foundation, then liberally and unapologetically colour outside the prescribed lines. In a nut-shell, have fun!





Trent Severn Band

Trent Severn is an acclaimed Ontario folk trio who sing original, contemporary songs easily described as “Canadian history in harmony”. Topically modern with a humorous twist, Trent Severn have inspired audiences all over Canada to share a patriotic laugh and let their glowing hearts melt away. Comprised of talented multi-instrumentalists, singers and songwriters Dayna Manning, Emm Gryner and Lindsay Schindler, Trent Severn is a truly DIY band that showcases beautifully-crafted, evocative songs that continue the deeply poetic legacy of true ‘red and white’ pioneering troubadours.



Lindsay can often be found as a guest musician on stage or in the studio for several artists including Emm Gryner, Dayna Manning, Meghan Schroder, Paul Mills, Karen Emeny, Brent Jones, Brad Canning and more.

Far and Wide Music

Far and Wide Music connects musicians from coast to coast and ignites their passion for learning and music.

With over twenty years of teaching experience and extensive teacher training, Lindsay strives to ignite the passion for music in her students through a fun and caring environment. Please contact Lindsay for more information or register here for lessons.


Mini Music a Suzuki based baby/toddler music and movement class where child and parent participate in music based activities. Traditional songs and rhymes, rhythmic activities, and movement are the foundation of the program.  Children from infants to 36 months, accompanied by an adult, thoroughly enjoy this program while creating the foundation for the next chapter in their musical lives. (Currently Unavailable)

Suzuki Violin:

“Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed.  Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue.  The potential of every child is unlimited.” -Dr. Shinichi Suzuki

Lindsay offers Suzuki violin lessons in her studio in Thames Centre as well as online through Skype, FaceTime or Zoom. Utilizing the Suzuki method, she believes a strong foundation can pave the way to any style of playing, and benefit children far beyond simply music education.


Recognizing that their are many fiddle styles throughout Canada influenced by region and history, Lindsay helps students to develop their repertoire, improve technique and experiment with various unique ideas! Private lessons available in person or online.

Intro to Ukelele:

In person or online lessons for beginners. Introducing students to this fun instrument and the basics of tuning, holding, strumming and basic chords that will enable them to play tons of fun songs! With focus on traditional and folk music of Canada and beyond.


A six week group fiddle class offered to beginner and intermediate level fiddlers. With an emphasis on fun, the course introduces new tunes, techniques and focuses on ensemble playing. (Currently Unavailable)




Lindsay is excited to pair up with her Trent Severn band-mate Dayna Manning to offer  Folk Army Day Camp! (Currently Unavailable)




Guitar  *  Fiddle  * Ukulele  *  Dance  *  Craft  * Wellness

In addition to Lindsay and Dayna, several leaders will be joining for specialized activities and musical junior counsellors will be assisting in the fun!




Sunday, August 30 – with Rant Maggie Rant Streetside LIVE, Stratford


Friday, June 19 – guest appearance – London, Ontario

Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17 – FOLK ARMY Day Camp – Stratford, Ontario

Saturday, August 15 – TBA

2020 Dates

Saturday, January 25 – with Rant Maggie Rant – Gravenhurst, Ontario

Saturday, March 7 – with Rant Maggie Rant – Mary Webb Centre – Highgate, Ontario

Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20 – FOLK ARMY Day Camp – Stratford, Ontario – CANCELLED


Friday, December 20 – with Rant Maggie Rant – London, Ontario

Saturday, December 14 – with Rant Maggie Rant – Stratford, Ontario

Friday, December 13 – with Rant Maggie Rant – Private Event

Saturday,  November 30 – with Rant Maggie Rant – Ailsa Craig, Ontario

Saturday,  November 23 – guest appearance at Emm Gryner – London, Ontario

Saturday, October 5 – solo performance, private event – London, Ontario

Saturday, September 21 – with Rant Maggie Rant – Acoustic Harvest, Scarborough

Friday, September 20 – with Trent Severn – Woodstock, Ontario

Sunday, September 8 – with Megan Schroder Presents – Aeolian Hall, London

Sunday, August 18 – with Rant Maggie Rant – Grand Bend Summer Sunset Sounds – Grand Bend, Ontario

August 9-11 – with Rant Maggie Rant – Goderich Celtic Roots Festival – Goderich, Ontario

Saturday, August 3 – with Rant Maggie Rant – Guelph, Ontario

Saturday, July 27 – Private Event – Dorchester, Ontario

July 22-26 Co-Host Folk Army Day Camp – Stratford, Ontario

Monday, July 1 with Trent Severn – Stratford Market Square

Saturday, June 15 with Trent Severn

Friday, June 14 with Trent Severn

Wednesday, June 12  guest appearance with  Emm Gryner – London, Ontario

Saturday, June 1  Rise Again – Stan Rogers – London, Ontario SOLD OUT

Friday, May 31  Rise Again – Stan Rogers – London, Ontario SOLD OUT

Friday, May 24  Patsy Cline guest appearance – Wolf Auditorium – London, Ontario

Thursday, May 16 solo appearance at Toronto Fiddle Collective – Toronto, Ontario

Saturday, May 11 with Rant Maggie Rant – Harrington, ON

Saturday, May 4 with Rant Maggie Rant at Imperial Theatre – Sarni

Saturday, April 27 with Rant Maggie Rant at Newmarket Folk Club – Newmarket, ON

Sunday, March 17 with Rant Maggie Rant at Revival House – Stratford, ON

Saturday, March 16 with Rant Maggie Rant at Hughs Room – Toronto, ON

Saturday, March 8 with Rant Maggie Rant – Ailsa Craig, ON

Saturday, January 26 with Rant Maggie Rant with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra, Stratford, Ontario

Friday, January 18 with Rant Maggie Rant at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario


Friday, December 21 with Rant Maggie Rant – Frost & Fire – Aeolian Hall, London, Ontario

Saturday, December 15 with Rant Maggie Rant – Frost & Fire – Dorchester, Ontario

Friday, December 14 with Rant Maggie Rant – Frost & Fire – Amulree, Ontario

Sunday, December 3 with Rant Maggie Rant – Bridges of the Spirit – Sarnia, Ontario

Tuesday-Thursday, November 27-29 with Rant Maggie Rant – River Run Centre Guelph, Ontario

Saturday, November 3 with Trent Severn – Private Show Grand Bend, Ontario

Friday, November 2 with Trent Severn – Point Clark, Ontario

Tuesday, October 30 with Trent Severn – Private Show Stratford, Ontario

Saturday, October 26 with Trent Severn – Quiet Earth Dorchester, Ontario

Friday, October 19 with Trent Severn/ Songwriters Circle with Donovan Woods – Stratford, Ontario

Thursday, October 18 with Trent Severn – St. Catherines, Ontario

Wednesday, October 17 with Trent Severn – Burlington, Ontario

Sunday, October 14 solo show – Dorchester, Ontario

Saturday, September 29 with Trent Severn – Calgary, Alberta

Friday, September 28 with Trent Severn – Edmonton, Alberta

Tuesday, September 25 with Trent Severn – Grand Bend, Ontario

Monday, September 17 with Trent Severn – Stratford, Ontario

Sunday,  September 16 solo performance – Dorchester, Ontario

Saturday,  September 8 guest performance – London, Ontario

Saturday, August 18 with Trent Severn – Thorndale, Ontario

Monday, August 6 with Rant Maggie Rant – Bayfield, Ontario

Sunday, July 29 with Trent Severn – London, Ontario

Thursday, July 19 with Trent Severn – Oakville, Ontario

Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15 with Trent Severn – Ingersoll, Ontario

Monday, July 9 – Thursday, July 12  with Trent Severn – Calgary, Alberta

Saturday, July 7  with Rant Maggie Rant – Stratford, Ontario

Saturday, June 30  with Trent Severn – Tobermory, Ontario

Monday, June 25 with Trent Severn – London, Ontario

Sunday, June 3  with Trent Severn  –  Kitchener, Ontario

Saturday, June 2  with Trent Severn  –  Goderich, Ontario

Friday, June 1  with Trent Severn  –  Dresden, Ontario

Thursday, May 31  with Trent Severn  –  Toronto, Ontario

Saturday, May 12  with Trent Severn  –  Highgate, Ontario

Friday, May 11  with Trent Severn  –  London, Ontario

Thursday, May 10  with Trent Severn  –  St. Marys, Ontario

Saturday, May 5  with Rant Maggie Rant  –  Sarnia, Ontario

Sunday, April 22  with Trent Severn  –  Melbourne, Ontario

Friday, April 20 with Trent Severn  –  Grimsby, Ontario

Thursday, April 19  with Trent Severn  –  Forest, Ontario

Saturday, March 17  with Rant Maggie Rant  – Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, March 4  with Trent Severn – Thorndale, Ontario

Sunday, February 25 with Trent Severn  – Stratford, Ontario

New Years Eve
“New Years in the Square”  in Stratford with Trent Severn, Ferraro, Sam Roberts

Sunday, December 17  with Rant Maggie Rant – London Aeolian Hall

Saturday, December 16  with Rant Maggie Rant – Dorchester Private Function 

Friday, December 15  with Rant Maggie Rant – Stratford City Hall