725 Fanshawe Park Road W
London North, Ontario, N6G 5B4

Lesson Centre: Phone or Text (519) 439-0102

Store Phone: (519) 439-0101

Lesson Centre Email: londonnorthlessons@long-mcquade.com

Store Email: london@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
Monday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Lessons Coordinator

Gabi Kowalski - coordinator of the music lessons in London North

Gabi Kowalski

Gabi Kowalski is Long and McQuade London North's Lesson Coordinator. She is a strong advocate for music education for all. Gabi has been playing instruments and writing music since a young age. She pursued education at Fanshawe College Music Industry Arts and learned important tools such as music performance, live sound, audio post-production, and music theory. She plays locally here in London with her band Gabi & The Whats.

You can find her friendly face at the lessons desk to help with any inquiries!

Contact: 519-439-0102

Our Teachers:

Aaron Dimoff - Voice, Piano music lessons in London North

aaron dimoff (Voice, Piano)

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Teaching Day(s): Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday

Aaron Dimoff has been singing professionally on operatic stages across the country for the last decade. After receiving his Masters in Vocal Performance degree from UWO, he worked as a resident artist for the Calgary Opera company, performing and training with singers, conductors, and directors from around the world. Aaron has since performed on Canada's biggest stages, from the Edmonton Opera company to the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto. An avid teacher when not performing, Aaron enjoys passing on his experience to everyone from absolute beginners, to musicians pursuing a professional career. His rate is $28.00/half-hour lesson.

Aidan Wasse - Guitar, Ukulele, Electric Bass music lessons in London North

aidan wasse (Guitar, Ukulele, Electric Bass)

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Teaching Day(s): Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Aidan is a local multi-instrumentalist with a passion for playing, creating and teaching music. A graduate of Fanshawe College’s Music Industry Arts, and Audio Post Production programs, he has also studied piano, guitar, electric/upright bass, voice and music theory. Having performed with bands, orchestras, and theatre companies, Aidan has a love for many genres including rock, jazz, funk, soul, and classical. His passion for music also extends into the technological side, with professional experience in music production and audio engineering. As a teacher, Aidan aims to provide students with a well-rounded musical education, with an emphasis on fostering enthusiasm and having fun. Aidan's rate is $27.00/half-hour private lesson.

Alex Tirolese - Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Banjo, Ukulele, , Violin, Bass Guitar music lessons in London North

alex tirolese (Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Banjo, Ukulele, , Violin, Bass Guitar)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Alex is a talented saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist with 20 years of playing experience. He is currently pursuing a music degree through Berklee College of Music. Alex is a thorough and patient teacher with 8 years experience teaching privately at local studios and with the Holy Spirit Marching Band. Alex emphasizes musicality, each lesson building on the previous ones, and of course, having fun. Alex is well-versed in many styles of music including, but not limited to, rock, funk, jazz, and classical. When not teaching, studying or recording, you can catch Alex gigging across Ontario with his band, Fun Fact. In addition, Alex is an official artist for Spector Basses. His rate is $27.00/half-hour private lesson.

Alexandra Morgan - Piano, Voice music lessons in London North

alexandra morgan (Piano, Voice)

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Teaching Style: classical, classical

Teaching Day(s): Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Born and raised in the Alberta Rocky Mountains, Alexandra currently resides in London as a choral scholar, freelance vocal instructor, and musician. She holds a Master's of Music degree in Performance and Literature from the University of Western Ontario, and a Bachelor's degree in Music Performance from the University of Lethbridge. She has performed across Canada receiving multiple grants and scholarships including the Ontario Graduate Scholarship, London Opera Guild Scholarship, and the Intermezzo Classical Voice Award. As a well rounded artist, her experience spans a variety of styles including Opera, Musical Theatre, Choral, Country, Pop, and Folk! Alexandra is passionate about teaching students of all ages and walks of life. Her lesson plans are crafted individually, ensuring each student’s goals, needs and aspirations are achieved. With a focus on self-reflective learning, Alexandra hopes to build confidence and create a fun and supportive atmosphere that allows students to experience the magic of music! Additionally, her vocal teaching styles range from jazz, music, gospel, and pop. Her rate is $27.00/half-hour private lesson.

Angela Gjurichanin - Piano, Voice music lessons in London North

angela gjurichanin (Piano, Voice)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Angela is a recent graduate from the University of Western Ontario with a Masters of Music in Performance and Literature (MMus. 22) and holds a Bachelor of Music Honours (BMus. 20) from the University of Saskatchewan. She is a classically trained vocalist and is currently a freelancing opera singer and a voice/piano teacher. Angela has been involved in music since she was 6 years old, from playing the piano to singing Celine Dion, AC/DC, operatic repertoire and more! She is well versed in teaching all musical styles and strives to create a learning environment that is inclusive for all types of learners. Angela wants to share her experience and passion for music, and is able to customize every lesson to meet the needs of her students. Her rate is $28.00/half-hour private lesson.

Benjamin Heffernan - Guitar, Bass Guitar music lessons in London North

benjamin heffernan (Guitar, Bass Guitar)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Sunday

Ben is a guitarist, producer, and singer-songwriter with over a decade of teaching and performance experience. He is a recent graduate of Western University’s Popular Music Studies program and has been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award as well as multiple Forest City London Music Awards for his work as a singer-songwriter. Ben has considerable experience playing and teaching a wide range of genres including pop, rock, folk, and R&B, and his teaching style revolves around the creation of a supportive environment for students where fun comes first. His rate is $27.00/half-hour private lesson.

Bev Procter - Piano music lessons in London North

bev procter (Piano)

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Teaching Style: classical

Teaching Day(s): Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Bev has been teaching for more than 25 years in the community and is honoured to be working with the Long and McQuade team. She is certified to Grade 10 with the Toronto Conservatory of Music with qualifications in piano, music history, harmony and theory. Bev has successfully prepared students for practical exams with RCM as well as rudiments of music. She encourages her students to become involved in the Kiwanis Music Festival of London and has coordinated numerous performance recitals. In her spare time, Bev is the organist and choir director at two churches in the London area. Whether studying for pleasure, competition or certification, all ages of students are welcome. Her rate is $28.00/half-hour private lesson.

Cameron Tubbs - Cello music lessons in London North

cameron tubbs (Cello)

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Teaching Day(s): Wednesday

Cameron has earned a Master of Music in Cello Performance from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor of Music in the same from Eastern Michigan University and has been playing cello since the age of 10. Cameron has taught lessons in a variety of settings: his private studio, an after school centre for students who were not offered a musical education at school, and the community teaching program at the University of Missouri. He has won the university concerto competition at Eastern Michigan University and was awarded the New Music Ensemble fellowship and the University of Missouri. Cameron enjoys performing chamber music, orchestral playing, and solo performing. His rate is $28.00/half-hour private lesson.

Charnelle Pennyfeather - Piano, Voice music lessons in London North

charnelle pennyfeather (Piano, Voice)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Charnelle is a graduate of the Honours Theory and Composition Program at Western University. She is a classically trained vocalist and is currently a chorister, composer, organist and pianist at her church here in London. Charnelle has a passion for musical theatre and has composed original scores for several productions, as well as short films. She was the Musical Director of Western Hillel's Cabaret, Vocal Director for King's Players Production of Little Shop of Horrors and apprenticed with the Musical Theatre on The Thames. Charnelle believes in the power of storytelling in music and encourages her students to find their own unique musical voice. She specializes in classical music, musical theatre and pop styles and her rate is $28.00/half-hour private lesson.

Chris Stahlke - Violin, Viola, Piano, Mandolin, Theory music lessons in London North

chris stahlke (Violin, Viola, Piano, Mandolin, Theory)

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Teaching Style: classical

Teaching Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Chris has been playing violin and piano since 1983 and has been teaching privately since 1995. He holds Royal Conservatory Grade 10 diplomas for both violin and piano. Chris has played with several local orchestras, including Orchestra London and the University of Western Ontario Symphony Orchestra on violin and viola. He held the position of principal second violin with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra and is a member of various worship teams in the area. Chris enjoys recording for different artists, playing for local bands, and has had his violin playing featured on TV. His rate is $28.00/half-hour private lesson.

Christian Golding - Piano music lessons in London North

christian golding (Piano)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Christian Golding is a London based pianist with over a decade of expertise performing, coaching and teaching. Hailing from Pickering Ontario, Christian graduated from Western University with both a Bachelor of Music in Performance and a Master’s in Piano Literature and Performance. During his studies he worked under the tutelage of many prolific teachers, including Dr. Leslie Kinton, Gwen Beamish, and Brett Kingsbury. Christian has won many prestigious competitions including the Maritsa Brooks Concerto Competition performing Beethoven’s “Emperor” concerto with the Western University Orchestra, as well as the Kiwanis and Rotary music festivals at the provincial level. Currently, he is partaking in multiple international competitions for both duo and solo piano. As well, Christian has experience in collaborative piano, composition, music theory (rudimentary to advanced) and vocal coaching. As a passionate teacher, Christian ensures that his students receive an education that will develop them into well-rounded musicians. He enjoys working with all ages and levels and tailors each lesson to the needs and interests of the individual. His rate is $28.00/half-hour private lesson.

Christina Willatt - Voice, Piano music lessons in London North

christina willatt (Voice, Piano)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday

Christina Willatt is an award-winning singer and pianist who has performed in Canada, the United States and Italy. Christina graduated from the Master of Music Performance program at UWO in 2011. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Regina in Performance & Composition, as well as Grade 10 Voice and ARCT Piano diplomas from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Christina has extensive experience teaching and is the music director at the Church of St. Jude in London. She is enthusiastic to teach students of all ages and skill levels in a variety of styles and genres including classical, jazz, rock and pop. Christina's rate is $28.00/half-hour private lesson.

Daniel Gardner - Drums, Percussion, Hand Drums music lessons in London North

daniel gardner (Drums, Percussion, Hand Drums)

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Teaching Day(s): Sunday

Daniel Gardner (he/him) is a composer, percussionist and educator. Lessons with Daniel are built around student interests and emphasize holistic musical development through playing, listening, improvising, transcribing and theorizing.

Daniel has more than a decade of experience in studio teaching and has taught in middle schools, high schools and universities. His research has been presented at the Sound Meaning Education Conference (2023), the International Society of Music Educators (ISME) World Conference (2022) and is published in Oxford University Press's General Music (2023)

Daniel has a Master of Music in Composition from Western University (2020) and is an associate composer at the Canadian Music Center. He is currently a Ph.D. student at Western University studying music composition with a collaborative specialization in music cognition. Daniel's rate is $27.00/half-hour private lesson

Danielle Dixon - Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba music lessons in London North

danielle dixon (Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba)

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Teaching Day(s): Tuesday, Saturday

Danielle holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Bachelor of Education degree from Western University. She has experience playing in orchestras, orchestra pits, brass bands, wind ensembles, and jazz ensembles. Danielle strives to create inclusive environments where her students feel inspired to learn and explore their musicianship. It is important to her that her students have fun while learning, so Danielle tailors each lesson plan to suit their individual interests and goals. She enjoys working with all ages and skill levels! Her rate is $28.00/half hour lesson.

Errington Sallows - Voice, Piano, Voice, Voice music lessons in London North

errington sallows (Voice, Piano, Voice, Voice)

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Teaching Style: musical, classical, classical, pop

Teaching Day(s): Tuesday, Sunday

Errington could not be more excited to be teaching voice lessons and piano lessons at Long and McQuade. She completed her Bachelor of Education at the University of Western Ontario where she also received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education and her Masters of Music Education with a focus on vocal and piano pedagogy. Errington currently works for Thames Valley District School board as a secondary teacher. She is very passionate about her students having a well-rounded experience during their lessons including allowing them to direct the type of music that is learned. Through her previous experiences teaching privately, working with Original Kids Theatre Company, leading vocal programming at multiple summer camps and her education, she is comfortable teaching a wide range of genres such as; classical, musical theatre, folk, and pop. For piano and voice lessons, Errington has extensive experience with RCM exams through her personal completion of them and many years of successful student exams. Errington strives to create a learning environment that is inclusive for all types of learners and hopes that, as a result of her experience and passion for music, she can customize every lesson to meet the needs of her students. Her rate is $28.00/half-hour lesson.

Katelyn Murphy - Piano, Voice, Theory music lessons in London North

katelyn murphy (Piano, Voice, Theory)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Wednesday, Sunday

Katelyn has three years of teaching experience. They have completed exams up to level eight in the Royal Conservatory of Music and are currently pursuing an associate's diploma in piano performance, as well as having professional training in choir and solo singing. They enjoy teaching students who are preparing for RCM exams in piano, as well as those who have different goals for taking lessons. Katelyn use a personalized approach, using individuals' needs and goals while integrating theory, technique, and musical comprehension. They aim to foster creativity within their students to find their musical voice and share my passion and love for music. Katelyn prioritizes creating a safe and supportive learning environment for all students, regardless of their age or skill level. They look forward to teaching you soon! Their rate is $27.00/half-hour lesson.

Kelly Currie - Drums music lessons in London North

kelly currie (Drums)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Kelly holds a diploma in Music Industry Arts from Fanshawe College and has over 8 years experience working in the independent music communities of Toronto and London. Spending his college years teaching lessons and ‘wood-shedding’ in a variety of music projects, he is enthusiastic about sharing his extensive knowledge and passion for drums with anyone interested in picking up the sticks. Kelly is well-versed in many styles including Rock, Funk and Latin. He places an emphasis on groove, musicality and above all, having fun. Kelly's rate is $27.00/half-hour private lesson.

Kristine Musgrove - Drums, Percussion music lessons in London North

kristine musgrove (Drums, Percussion)

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Teaching Style: rock

Teaching Day(s): Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Kristine A. Musgrove graduated from Western University with a Ph.D. in Music Education where her research focused on pedagogy employed in secondary instrumental ensembles. Additionally, she holds a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Florida International University in Miami, Florida and a Bachelor of Music from Stetson University in Deland, Florida.

Kristine has experience teaching percussion (i.e., concert band, orchestra, percussion ensemble, percussion methods, marching band, drumset) to all ages in various contexts. Before attending Western University, she was employed as a secondary music educator in the states where she taught instrumental and vocal music courses. Her rate is $27.00/half-hour lesson.

Matthew Martin - Guitar, Ukulele, Guitar, Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in London North

matthew martin (Guitar, Ukulele, Guitar, Guitar, Ukulele)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

Matt Martin is a London, Ontario guitar teacher of many stripes; with a diverse background in classical guitar, fingerstyle, flamenco, folk, rock, music theory, songwriting, psychology, education, and music production he dedicates his unique skill set to helping students reach their musical goals and inspire them to go further.

Matt began playing guitar when he was 15 and immediately became a life-long student of effective and efficient learning. Originally inspired by rock guitar virtuosos, he practiced technique endlessly for a year before discovering a new challenge, classical guitar. In less than three years, Matt advanced far enough in classical guitar, music theory, and piano to attend Western University, where he achieved his Bachelor of Music (honors) degree with a minor in psychology. After completing his music degree, Matt continued his training with a Bachelor of Education from UWO, followed by a Music Industry Arts diploma from Fanshawe. His debut single as a singer-songwriter, Maple & Pine won second place in the inaugural Aeolian Hall song contest out of 162 entries. His rate is $28.00/half-hour private lesson.

Melissa Tipson-Mohr - Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone music lessons in London North

melissa tipson-mohr (Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone)

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Teaching Day(s): Tuesday, Sunday

Melissa holds a Master's Degree in Music Performance and Literature from Western University, where she also obtained an Undergraduate Degree in Music Education. A talented clarinetist, flutist and saxophonist, as well as an arts manager, working in the non-profit art scene for the past four years, Melissa is also the co-founder and clarinetist of the contemporary chamber ensemble Koine Project. She is well versed in teaching all musical styles aiming to create an open and fun learning environment. Her rate is $27.00/half-hour private lesson.

Mike Mercey - Guitar, Ukulele, Bass Guitar music lessons in London North

mike mercey (Guitar, Ukulele, Bass Guitar)

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Teaching Day(s): Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday

Growing up in a family of musicians, including the Juno Award winning Canadian country trio The Mercey Brothers, Mike has dedicated his life to the art of music. He attended Humber College for percussion and is currently studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Previously, he was the songwriter, lead guitarist and singer in The Sourkeys, who were featured on CBC Radio and toured North America. Mike teaches guitar, bass, and ukulele and is well versed in production, mixing and engineering. Mike is a very creative and patient instructor with 15 years of experience in music instruction. He teaches all abilities and styles of music!

Please note Mike is currently teaching virtual lessons only. Mike's rate is $27.00 per half-hour private lesson.

Rick McLeod - Guitar music lessons in London North

rick mcleod (Guitar)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Rick started teaching guitar in the early '70s in local music centers, evening classes at Fanshawe College, and lunch classes in local Separate Schools. He worked on the guitar curriculum committee for Yamaha Canada Music where he assisted in editing, testing, and contributed original material to the Yamaha Guitar Method Series. He also was involved in writing articles for the national newsletter, adjudicating music festivals, and working as a clinician at music camps and teacher seminars in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia. He also enjoys playing live. Rick has also recently been awarded his Fifth Degree in the Martial Art of Kejute. His rate is $27.50/half-hour private lesson.

Scott McIlwraith - Piano music lessons in London North

scott mcilwraith (Piano)

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Teaching Style: classical

Teaching Day(s): Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

Scott is a local musician and educator who is keenly interested in working with students to provide a personalized lesson approach. With strong emphasis on creative learning and play, Scott utilizes modern teaching strategies to help students appreciate and understand the foundations of music, rhythm, theory, and more.

Scott has over 5 years of full-time music teaching experience. During this span, Scott developed his own instructional resources, which include introductory piano and guitar books, as well as lesson designs for classroom music teachers. In keeping with Scott’s teaching style, these resources attempt to decrease the barrier of entry to learning music for new students - Scott believes that anybody can learn! Scott completed his Bachelors of Education (B.Ed) from Western University in 2021 and has RCM Grade 8 Piano Performance and Theory credits. His rate is $28.00/half-hour private lesson.

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