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1717 Bedford Highway (at Oakmount Drive)
Bedford, Nova Scotia, B4A 3X1
Lesson Centre: Phone (902) 496-6986
Store Phone: (902) 496-6960
Fax: (902) 496-6961

Lesson Centre Email: bedfordlessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: bedford@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
Monday.......................1:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday..10:00am - 9:00pm
Friday........................10:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday.....................9:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday........................CLOSED

This Location Offers:

Online Lessons

All Lessons

Private Lessons

The largest Music Lesson Centre in Nova Scotia is located at 1717 Bedford Highway. There are currently 20 teaching studios with plenty of parking available on site. Our facility includes a performance space for recitals and group classes. Committed to excellence in music instruction, the L&M Bedford location has over 30 of the best qualified music teachers in the business. Our instructors are active in the local music scene and/or have degrees from reputable post-secondary institutions. Private music lessons are provided here at affordable rates, and there's no registration fee. Instruction is available on all popular musical instruments including piano, guitar, bass, ukulele, voice, drums, violin/fiddle, cello, brass and woodwinds. We also have teachers for specialized instruments including mandolin, banjo, lap-steel guitar and oud. Also offered are lessons in theory, songwriting/composition, and looping. Any age, any stage, whatever one's musical goal, we have a suitable instructor who will be happy to assist whether the student wishes to learn music simply for the sheer enjoyment of playing an instrument or one preparing for RCM examinations. If you're looking for music education in a fun, supportive environment, contact us at 902-496-6986. We look forward to meeting you!

Group Lessons

Not available at present.

Our Teachers:

Aaron Churchill - Drums music lessons in Bedford

Aaron Churchill (Drums) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Aaron is a professional drummer specializing in blues and rock styles. Passionate about the value of music and a drummer's role within the musical experience, he passes that enthusiasm along to others. In his lessons, Aaron teaches the importance of listening and focusing while learning, practicing, rehearsing, and performing. His curriculum has been developed from a wide variety of influences and resources, and he welcomes students of all ages. Aaron's rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Allie Bennett - Online Lessons Available - Fiddle, Beginner Violin and Acoustic Guitar music lessons in Bedford

Allie Bennett - Online Lessons Available (Fiddle, Beginner Violin and Acoustic Guitar) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Allie has been in the Canadian Music Industry since 1975. He has toured Canada, the U.S., Sweden, Australia, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and has played on over 150 album projects as a studio bass player. His name appears on over 1,000,000 units sold in Canada. Allie has worked with John Allan Cameron, Rita MacNeil, Stan Rogers, Murray McLauchlan, The Rankin Family, The Barra MacNeils, Jimmy Rankin, Raylene Rankin, Mary Jane Lamond, Natalie MacMaster, Ron Hynes, Bruce Guthro, Dave Gunning, Howie MacDonald, Ashley MacIsaac, and many more. He was Musical Director for the 1995 East Coast Music Awards and also Band Leader for the 1997 and 1998 editions of The Cape Breton Summertime Review. In 2003 he was Musical Director of The Rise and Follies of Cape Breton - The Second Coming. Allie released a fiddle album in 2004, his first solo project aptly titled It’s About Time; and in 2005 he was presented with the East Coast Music Association's Musicians Achievement Award. In 2013 he released his second CD, Full Circle, which received nominations for both Music Nova Scotia and East Cost Music Awards. He has also been nominated twice for Music Nova Scotia Educator of the Year. Allie has been teaching music since 1992, and his rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $25.

Amy Ewer - Online Lessons Available - Piano music lessons in Bedford

Amy Ewer - Online Lessons Available (Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Amy has a Bachelors of Music from Dalhousie University with a major in piano. She has played Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Prokofiev, etc., in recitals at Dalhousie and other venues. Amy has been teaching music since 2009 and has years of experience working with children. Her rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Anthony Rissesco - Online Lessons Available - Violin, Fiddle, Viola music lessons in Bedford

Anthony Rissesco - Online Lessons Available (Violin, Fiddle, Viola) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Anthony is a versatile violin player and teacher who has toured with award-winning singer-songwriter Lennie Gallant and with roots-rock band Pogey. As a member of the neo-traditional trio Papilio, Anthony garnered ECMA and Nova Scotia Music Awards nominations. He is also a member of the popular Halifax band The Gig Dogs and has played with Symphony Nova Scotia, Anne Murray, and Peggy Seeger. As a music student at Dalhousie University, Anthony studied classical violin under Phillippe Djokic. He has won fiddle competitions throughout Canada, including the Maritime Fiddle Championship. In 1990 Anthony came third in the Canadian Open in Ontario, and he was chosen to represent Nova Scotia at the Grand Masters Competition in Ottawa for six consecutive years. He has been an adjudicator at the Kiwanis Festival and has been teaching since 1989. Anthony's rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Caroline Whalen - Voice, Piano music lessons in Bedford

Caroline Whalen (Voice, Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Caroline has been teaching since 2009. She holds a Master of Music in Performance and Pedagogy from Memorial University and has also trained at the Vancouver International Song Institute. Caroline spent two seasons touring with Opera Roadshow, a group that brings children’s operas and workshops to schools throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. She has performed lead roles in both opera and musical theatre but is equally at home in a variety of other styles. Caroline's rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Charles Myra - Piano music lessons in Bedford

Charles Myra (Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Charles was the Winner of the 2007 Kiwanis Festival Rose Bowl, Charles studied piano at Dalhousie University with Tietje Zonneveld and Peter Allen. He has been teaching classical piano since 2006, and his rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Colin Matthews - Online Lessons Available - Cello music lessons in Bedford

Colin Matthews - Online Lessons Available (Cello) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Colin studied music at Dalhousie and McGill Universities. In his career as chamber musician and orchestral cellist, Colin has played with L'Orchestre Symphonique de Laval, the Thunder Bay Symphony, the Kingston Symphony as acting principal cellist and soloist, at the Ottawa Valley Chamber Music Festival and 'New Music in New Places', and as guest performer for the Scotia Festival of Music. Colin has recorded for film scores, CBC radio broadcasts, and two CDs produced by New Music North and Gatto Dolce. He was cellist for the critically-acclaimed stage production The Satchmo Suite and is cellist for the duo Gatto Dolce. Colin's rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Daniel MacNeil - Online Lessons Available - Guitar, Piano, Violin, Oud and percussion music lessons in Bedford

Daniel MacNeil - Online Lessons Available (Guitar, Piano, Violin, Oud and percussion) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Daniel teaches a wide range of genres including flamenco, classical, folk, pop, fingerstyle, blues, jazz, rock, and many genres of "world music". As well as being a faculty member of Dalhouse University, he is the principal guitarist of professional, local flamenco ensembles and has worked with Symphony Nova Scotia and both the Victoria and Edmonton Symphony Orchestras as a performer and composer. Daniel graduated with a B.Music from Acadia University and has trained at world-renowned schools in India and Madrid, Spain. His website is http://www.danielmacneil.ca, and his rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $25

Dorian Baker - Online Lessons Available - Clarinet and Saxophone music lessons in Bedford

Dorian Baker - Online Lessons Available (Clarinet and Saxophone) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Dorian completed his Undergraduate Degree in Music from Mount Allison University, while simultaneously studying Clarinet Performance at The Boston Conservatory. During his undergrad, Dorian held principal positions in the Mount Allison University Chamber Orchestra, the Boston Conservatory Orchestra, and the Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble. After completing his undergrad, Dorian moved to Toronto where he completed a Masters Degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of Toronto. Dorian maintained a position as principal clarinet with the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and was also an active chamber musician, performing all of the Brahms, Mozart, and Beethoven masterworks for clarinet. Dorian has taken masterclasses in North America and throughout Europe with world-renowned artists such as Anthony McGill of the New York Philharmonic and Walter Seyfarth of the Berlin Philharmonic. Dorian has also worked as a recording artist and has recorded for Eight Note Publications and for the Screen Composers Guild of Canada. His rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $25.

Doug Cameron - Drums, Guitar and Ukulele music lessons in Bedford

Doug Cameron (Drums, Guitar and Ukulele) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Doug has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music from St. Francis Xavier University. He has been playing in various groups in Halifax for many years, has toured the continent with Aide de Camp, and currently plays in the ECMA nominated band Doctor Dfunkt. Doug teaches rock, jazz, and other styles of drumming, and his rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $25.

Greg Myra - Piano, Theory music lessons in Bedford

Greg Myra (Piano, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Halifax pianist Gregory Myra received his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance in 2009 from Dalhousie University. Upon graduation he accompanied the students of Professor Lucy Hayes-Davis at Dalhousie for two years. In 2011 he began studies at the University of Manitoba under Dr. Laura Loewen and graduated in 2013 with a Master of Music in Collaborative Piano. He has been a staff pianist at Dalhousie since 2014. He has played for the Halifax Summer Opera Festival for many years and has also performed with Opera Nova Scotia and the Dalhousie Chamber Series. He has over a decade of teaching experience and is thrilled to be working with Long & McQuade. He teaches all levels and ages. Greg's teaching rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Kayley Wartman - Online Lessons Available - Voice, Piano, French Horn, Brass music lessons in Bedford

Kayley Wartman - Online Lessons Available (Voice, Piano, French Horn, Brass) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Kayley holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Secondary Education as well as a Bachelor of Education degree. As a singer, hornist, and pianist, she grew up performing in the Dartmouth All City Music program's bands and choirs, later progressing to provincial level ensembles in addition to extensive solo training and performance. She believes in helping every student find a passion for music and engages students using their own interests. In 2018, she won an exceptional student talent grant to travel to the Kodaly Institute in Hungary, where she was trained in the Kodaly method for music education. This training, along with her public school teaching experience, allows her to create an inclusive and engaging environment for students of all ages and abilities to grow as musicians. Kayley's rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Mark O

Mark O'Leary (Drums) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Mark has a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from St. Francis Xavier University and a Bachelor of Music in Education from Memorial University. He has been performing since 1993, and has played at the ECMAs, on Breakfast Television, and in most of the clubs in Halifax. Mark likes jazz, rock, and other popular styles and has been teaching at the Lesson Centre since 2006. His rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $25.

Mike Farrington - Bass, Guitar music lessons in Bedford

Mike Farrington (Bass, Guitar) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Mike studied at the Canadian Conservatory of Music and passed the highest level exams. He has played with Matt Mays, Charlie A'Court, Nathan Wylie, Jill Barber, David Miles, and Dutch Mason. Currently he plays with The Mellotones and Juno award winner Garrett Mason. Mike has been teaching music since 2002. His rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Mike Miller - Online Lessons Available - Guitar and Bass music lessons in Bedford

Mike Miller - Online Lessons Available (Guitar and Bass) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Mike has a Bachelor of Education degree from Acadia University and has been teaching guitar for the last 12 years. He has played guitar and bass in various bands for the last 17 years and worked as a sound man for other groups. Mike teaches all styles, loves classic rock, has had a very good track record with beginning students, and has conducted Beginning Acoustic, Beginning Electric, kids, teens, and adult guitar classes. His rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $26.

Natasha Sider - Voice music lessons in Bedford

Natasha Sider (Voice) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Natasha holds a Bachelor of Music (in vocal performance) from Dalhousie University. She sang opera at Dal, is the soprano soloist at First Baptist Church, and has put out a contemporary CD called Johari Window. Natasha is comfortable with classical, musical theatre, pop and rock styles, and has been teaching music since 1995. Her rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Nicholas MacLean - Online Lessons Available - Guitar, Uke, Lap Steel music lessons in Bedford

Nicholas MacLean - Online Lessons Available (Guitar, Uke, Lap Steel) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Nicholas received a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Jazz Studies, First Class Honours) from St. Francis Xavier University. He has studied privately with internationally renowned jazz musicians Howard Alden, Oz Noy, Wayne Krantz, Jerry Granelli and Ari Hoenig. Nicholas is active in the local music scene, currently playing with Juno-nominee Kim Barlow, ECMA-nominee Alana Yorke, award-winning songwriter Carmel Mikol and fellow L&M teacher Daniel MacNeil. He tours across Canada and internationally with singer/songwriter Gabrielle Papillon. Nicholas teaches rock, jazz, blues, country, R&B, folk, pop and heavy metal to students of all ages. His rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $25.

Nicole Anaka - Online Lessons Available - Voice music lessons in Bedford

Nicole Anaka - Online Lessons Available (Voice) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Nicole has a Bachelors of Music from Mount Allison University and a Masters in Musicology from the University of Victoria. She has trained in Dalcroze Eurythmics at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass., and has her Grade 8 piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She enjoys teaching students of all ages and abilities, and teaches a wide variety of styles, including classical, musical theatre, rock, and pop. Her rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $25.

Pat Riley - Online Lessons Available - Guitar, Bass and Song Writing music lessons in Bedford

Pat Riley - Online Lessons Available (Guitar, Bass and Song Writing) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Father of five musicians, Pat has a Certificate in arranging and composition from the Berklee College of Music, has gigged with many of the top names in the musical universe, and is mentor to some of the best musicians in Atlantic Canada. He was the main host of the CBC Rock Camp series and currently sings, writes, produces, and is a top session player. Pat is one of the founders and currently the director of Summer Rock Camp, has been teaching award and scholarship winning students since 1991, and is a Primary Instrument Instructor at the NSCC Music program. His rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $26

Peter Davison - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Harmonica, Mandolin, Looping and Songwriting music lessons in Bedford

Peter Davison (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Harmonica, Mandolin, Looping and Songwriting) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Peter has a Bachelor of Arts with Music from St. Francis Xavier. For five years he was a solo and ensemble guitarist on Norwegian and Princess Cruise lines playing everything from rock ‘n roll through jazz, country, R&B, various finger styles, and classical music. Pete has played drums, bass, and guitar in a variety of local bands and won the 2010 Canadian Boss Loop Station championship (check out the Duke of Loops online). He has been teaching music since 1996, and his rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Rheo Rochon - Online Lessons Available - Bass and Guitar music lessons in Bedford

Rheo Rochon - Online Lessons Available (Bass and Guitar) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Rheo studied music at Humber College in Toronto and has been playing professionally since 2007. He has recorded and toured internationally with artists such as Keith Hallett, Garrett Mason, Cyndi Cain, and The Chronos Band (bandleader, bassist, and principle composer). Rheo has been teaching students of all ages since 2004. His rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Skip Holmes - Online Lessons Available - Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle, Violin and Mandolin music lessons in Bedford

Skip Holmes - Online Lessons Available (Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle, Violin and Mandolin) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Skip played in rock and blues bands before getting into traditional music. He has played with the house band on Up Home Tonight on ATV, The Ladies Choice Bluegrass Band, The Gordon Stobbe Trio, and the Richard Wood Band, and has toured and recorded with these players and many others - such as Graham and Eleanor Townsend, Calvin Vollrath, and Peter Dawson. Skip has transcribed a number of books of fiddle tunes for Mel Bay and has been teaching for over 35 years. His rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $25.

Stephanie Fillman - Online Lessons Available - Voice, Ukulele music lessons in Bedford

Stephanie Fillman - Online Lessons Available (Voice, Ukulele) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Stephanie is a lyric soprano and graduate of Dalhousie University’s faculty of music. A musical theatre fanatic, she performed yearly in lead and ensemble roles from age five. During her time at Dalhousie, Stephanie sang and performed in a variety of settings, including operas and studio and individual recitals. After completing her Bachelor of Education at the University of New Brunswick, she taught music for three years in England and Qatar. During that time, she had many artistic opportunities, including musically directing Qatar’s national theatre group and performing a concert at Carnegie Hall with Doha Singers. Stephanie’s interests and experiences span various areas of music, and, since the age of 16, she has been developing her private teaching technique. Her rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Trevor Wentzell - Online Lessons Available - Woodwinds, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Piano, Organ, Composition music lessons in Bedford

Trevor Wentzell - Online Lessons Available (Woodwinds, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Piano, Organ, Composition) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Trevor is a multi-instrumentalist and composer, he holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from St. FX University with a Major in Jazz Studies. Playing and studying music from the age of five, Trevor is no stranger to the local music and education scene and is a first call sideman performing and recording on saxophone, flute, piano and organ. He is a member of the Back Alley Big Band, The Chronos Band and Scott and The Rocks. Trevor has opened for such musical greats as Charles Bradley, John Scofield and Sharon Jones and the dap-kings at the TD Halifax Jazz Festival. Trevor enjoys teaching saxophone, flute, clarinet, piano, music Theory and improvisation. Trevor's rate for a 30-minute private music lesson is $24.