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2777 Steeles Avenue W
North York, Ontario, M3J 3K5
Lesson Centre: Phone or Text (416) 514-1109
Store Phone: (416) 663-8612
Fax: (416) 663-8683

Lesson Centre Email: steeleslessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: steeles@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
***ALL LESSONS CENTRES ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED***
Online lessons are available ***
Contact: steeleslessons@long-mcquade.com

This Location Offers:

Online Lessons

All Lessons

Private Lessons

Private lessons include individual, weekly instruction by professional adult musicians. Monthly tuition payments reserve a weekly lesson time, allowing teachers to prepare specialized curriculum. Students are expected to practice daily at home to maintain consistent progress. **ALL LESSONS CENTRES ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED ** Online lessons are available ** Contact: steeleslessons@long-mcquade.com

Group Lessons

Group programs are a great way to develop listening skills and confidence, working together to create musical outcomes. Weekly sessions include small group instruction and performance opportunities. All students must be committed to weekly attendance and involved in class participation. Starting from 10 weeks for $200. Many sessions continue monthly. * ALL GROUP CLASSES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED

Rock skool

Jazz band

Theory

Cello ensemble

Junior rock skool

Our Teachers:

Alexandra Pires Duro - Violin, Viola, Theory music lessons in North York

Alexandra Pires Duro (Violin, Viola, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

B.Mus, M.Ed.
Alexandra is a music teacher from Portugal. She holds a Bachelor of Music Performance in Violin and a Master of Music Teaching degree. She performed while working and studying with several orchestras and bands in Europe. She has participated in several major musical projects and performed in the biggest concert houses. She moved from Portugal to Canada in 2017 to pursue her passion for teaching and has been performing in Canada and the US since.
Alexandra’s rate is $24/half hour.

Andrew Kay - Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute (Woodwinds) music lessons in North York

Andrew Kay (Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute (Woodwinds)) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

B.A.
Andrew is a versatile musician and artist from Toronto, Canada performing music ranging from Indo-Jazz, World Music and Indian Classical Raga Music to Contemporary Jazz and Improvised Music. He is among one of the first musicians to perform Indian Classical music on the Alto Saxophone. He is a seasoned performer through numerous feature concerts around the globe with maestros and is the co-leader of many successful creative musical projects. Andrew also teaches lessons on flute and clarinet.
Andrew's rate is $23/half hour.

Ben Frost - Trumpet & Trombone (Brass) music lessons in North York

Ben Frost (Trumpet & Trombone (Brass)) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Ben Frost is a trumpet player, composer and arranger originally from Vancouver BC is now based in Toronto where he has just completed a Master of Music degree at the University of Toronto. Ben’s unique musical voice has led him to performances across Canada as both a leader and side musician. His versatility has allowed him to work in a variety of musical styles.
Ben's rate is $24/half hour

Bill Simms - Bass, Upright Bass, Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin music lessons in North York

Bill Simms (Bass, Upright Bass, Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Bill Simms is a Toronto-based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and educator originally from Newfoundland. He honed his musical skills at College of the North Atlantic, where he was awarded two ECMA Legacy Award Scholarships as well as the CNA President’s Medal of Excellence, as well as in St. Francis Xavier’s Jazz Studies program. Bill has performed a multitude of musical genres with successful Canadian artists including Raine Hamilton, Abigail Lapell, Unidentified Funk Object, Piper Hayes and is looking forward to passing on his knowledge of music and the music industry to his new students this year!
Bill's rate is $25/half hour

Dallas Chorley - Voice, Piano music lessons in North York

Dallas Chorley (Voice, Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Dallas is a recent graduate from the Master of Music programme in Voice Performance at the University of Toronto. A versatile performer, Dallas enjoys singing many styles of music including classical, sacred, musical theatre and pop. Throughout this exploration of genres, she has developed an appreciation for all music and is able to teach students of all ages in whatever style they feel most passionate about.
Dallas' rate is $24/half hour.

Denise Wright - Piano, Violin, Viola, Voice, Theory music lessons in North York

Denise Wright (Piano, Violin, Viola, Voice, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

RCM 8 Piano & Violin, RCM Advanced Rudiments
Denise started learning the violin at 5 years old and is currently studying classical, jazz, and folk violin at York University. A multi-instrumentalist she has also studied piano, vocal, flute, viola, cello and guitar. She has played in the Mississauga Youth Orchestra, York University symphony orchestra and is currently a member of Brampton's Rose Orchestra.
Denise's rate is $23/half hour

Ivan Chu - Cello (Strings) music lessons in North York

Ivan Chu (Cello (Strings)) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

B.F.A.
Ivan holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts with specialization in Cello performance from York University, and is currently completing a Bachelors of Education. Ivan has been a clinician at many summer music camps and schools. He currently performs with the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Suzuki trained, Ivan works with all ages, introducing new ideas to his students while helping develop good practice habits.
Ivan's rate is $25/half hour

Jaden Spanier - Drum Set music lessons in North York

Jaden Spanier (Drum Set) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

BMusic
Jaden Spanier is a multi-award winning drummer raised in the Beaches area of Toronto. He began performing as a professional at age 16. He recently graduated from Humber College where he had the privilege of studying under some of Canada’s top musicians, most notably Larnell Lewis and Mark Kelso. Jaden is known for being a versatile performer. He performs in Rock, Jazz, Funk and Pop groups. Jaden has appeared on over 20 album recordings and is known for his studio session work. Jaden is a passionate teacher and enjoys working with all levels of students.
Jaden's rate is $24/half hour.

John Nicholson - Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet (Woodwinds) music lessons in North York

John Nicholson (Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet (Woodwinds)) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

John Nicholson is a saxophonist and composer/arranger who hails from Vancouver. His strong and distinctive sound has kept him busy as a side musician and his versatility has led him to work in many genres of music. John can be found sharing the stage and studio with some of the top talent of the Canadian music scene and has studied with Mike Murley, Kelly Jefferson, Terry Promane, Steve Kaldestad, Seamus Blake, and Gary Smulyan, among others.
John's rate is $23/half hour.

Jordan Kane - Piano, Voice, Theory music lessons in North York

Jordan Kane (Piano, Voice, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

MMusic, DSMusic upon Completion
As a music educator, I believe that it is my responsibility to provide well-prepared, quality instruction to help each student realize their own potential and abilities. As a post-graduate student, I say to all my potential students that “I hope to instill in you the desire to be diligent in your practice, and to aim for a pure and hygienic utterance of quality whether it is from your vocal cords, or from a man-made instrument”. As a true maestro of a musician, the escalating industrial standards within the music industry are always on an incline, as well as the demands for modern learning applications within the field. I have taken the time to procure and blend knowledge of classical, traditional, and contemporary music theories for many musical needs and situations in the industry. I teach them to my clients, students, and perform them for my audience all while keeping my character traits. My passion is music.
Jordan's rate is $26/half hour.

Keagan Eskritt - Drum Set, Percussion music lessons in North York

Keagan Eskritt (Drum Set, Percussion) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

BMus
Keagan Eskritt is a drummer, arranger, and educator currently based in Toronto. He is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto Music program, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance. While Keagan is known primarily as a freelancing musician, he also holds the drum chair for several projects in the Toronto area, including Big Smoke Brass, the Marie Goudy 12tet, and Chelsea and the Cityscape. His musical specializations include Jazz, Hip-Hop, R&B, and Pop.
Keagan's rate is $24/half hour.

Kenneth McDonald - Guitar, Bass guitar, Upright bass music lessons in North York

Kenneth McDonald (Guitar, Bass guitar, Upright bass) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

B.F.A., M.A.

Ken is a hard hitting bassist and a well-rounded guitarist who has been teaching with us since 2007. Ken earned his degrees at York University and plays several genres with a variety of local and national acts. He has performed at many jazz festivals in the region and has toured from coast to coast.
Ken's rate is $27 an half hour.

Lada Lagover - Piano, Theory music lessons in North York

Lada Lagover (Piano, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Lada has been teaching piano and theory for over 10 yrs and is active in preparing students for competitions and RCM exams. Her teaching approach is goal oriented and nurturing. Her students continue to excel receiving 1st place and over 90%. She coaches singers and performs as an accompanist for auditions and competitions.
Lada's rate is $25/half hour.

Lindsay Jones - Guitar music lessons in North York

Lindsay Jones (Guitar) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

B. Mus., M.A.
With ten years of guitar teaching experience, Lindsay is a seasoned music educator. She frequently performs as a soloist or accompanist in addition to conducting the Guitar Society of Toronto's community orchestra. She is currently pursuing a PhD in musicology at the University of Toronto.
Lindsay's rate is $25/half hour.

Mark Athanasiadis - Drums music lessons in North York

Mark Athanasiadis (Drums) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

B.A Music
Mark is a drummer and percussionist based in Markham, Ontario. He recently graduated from Humber College with a Bachelor of Music degree with Honours, where had the privilege of studying with some outstanding faculty including Paul DeLong, Larnell Lewis and Mark Kelso, and winning multiple awards/scholarships. Mark is very-well adaptable to playing various genres including Pop, Rock, Funk, R&B, Jazz, Latin, and Progressive Metal. He encourages his students to take it one step at a time, always have fun, and never give up.
Mark's rate is $24/half hour

Mark Patterson - Guitar music lessons in North York

Mark Patterson (Guitar) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Mark has been performing and composing for a number of years. He has had the opportunity to perform with Martin Short, Paul Shaffer, Salome Bey, Deborah Cox, Billy Ray Cyrus, Burton Cummings, Roger Hodgson, Ashley MacIssac, DK Ibomeka, Divine Brown, Keshia Chante, Ron Sexsmith, Jacksoul and has toured extensively through Europe. Mark is also a studio musician and has performed at numerous Festivals and for Television shows.
Mark's rate is $27/half hour.

Matt Elder - Guitar, Bass guitar music lessons in North York

Matt Elder (Guitar, Bass guitar) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Matt has been teaching guitar and bass at our location since 2009 with much success. His talents span many genres, from country to hard rock, and include songwriting for various bands. Matt strives to balance his lessons with playing and theory while at the same time instilling new techniques and a passion for learning.
Matt's rate is $25/half hour.

Ran Jiang - Piano, Theory music lessons in North York

Ran Jiang (Piano, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Ran Jiang completed her Master’s degree in Music Education at Western University. As an RCM certified piano teacher, the member of Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association (ORMTA), and the founder of Piano Gamification, Ran believes that teaching piano is all about bringing students to the enjoyment of music and making achievements. While teaching piano, Ran is also a solfeggio and theory instructor. Her students have won multiple prizes in the piano competitions internationally, and were often recognized as “well-rounded, amazing and impressive musicians".
Ran's rate is $23/half hour.

Tase Stojanoski - Violin, Piano, Strings music lessons in North York

Tase Stojanoski (Violin, Piano, Strings) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

B.A. Mus.
Tase earned his degree from the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and is registered with the RCM. For more than 15 years Tase was a Concert Master for the Macedonian National Opera Orchestra and collaborated with a number of Ontario orchestras and bands. His repertoire includes: classical, pop, jazz and folk. He inspires his students and personalizes lessons to the student's needs.
Tase's rate is $25/half hour.