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Music Lesson Centre

Lesson Centre Locations > Ontario > Kingston

1057 Midland Avenue
Kingston, Ontario, K7P 2X8

Store Phone: (613) 384-9225
Fax: (613) 384-9227

Lesson Centre Email: kingstonlessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: kingston@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
Monday through Friday 12 pm - 9 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

This Location Offers:

Private Lessons

Group Lessons

Rock Skool group program September through June

Jazz ensemble

Our Teachers:

Andrew Morgan

Andrew Morgan (cello, piano, guitar, bass, ukulele)

Andrew is a multi-instrumental teacher with strong musical credentials. He studied at both the Royal Conservatory and Humber College in Toronto and majored in music at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, developing his skills on cello, piano and bass guitar. He furthered his education at Algonquin College, becoming an accredited Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE).
Andrew also has many years of live playing experience on multiple instruments across a variety of genres, from bass with high-profile reggae bands to cello in the Quinte Symphony.
He has been teaching for most of the last 25 years, and here in Kingston since 2009.
Andrew's rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Brittany Smith

Brittany Smith (voice, guitar, ukulele, piano)

Brittany has 17 years of experience writing, performing and recording music with numerous bands across a wide range of genres. She has been teaching voice, guitar and songwriting since 2011, piano since 2014 and recently added ukulele to her teaching repertoire.
Brittany's relaxed voice teaching style blends classical and modern techniques with encouragement and positivism to bring out the best in her students. She can help piano students with a traditional or popular approach, while her focus with guitar and uke students is on chording and accompaniment.
Brittany's rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Diane Stapley

Diane Stapley (voice)

Diane studied classical voice at the Royal Conservatory of Music and has over 40 years experience as a pop, cabaret, big band and jazz singer, musical theatre performer and director all over Canada. She won two ACTRA awards for her TV variety series The Diane Stapley Show, sang at the Toronto Jazz Festival in 2012, and has worked with jazz artists like Peter Appleyard, Rob McConnell and Tommy Banks. Diane taught voice and drama for several years at Dreams in Motion Performing Arts School in Gananoque and has been with Renaissance Music (now Long & McQuade) since 2010.
Diane's teaching style is relaxed, supportive and fun. She aims to provide a solid technical base to give students confidence in their innate abilities. Her goal is to help you find your own authentic voice, style and range.
Diane's rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Doug Cutler

Doug Cutler (piano)

Doug was a road band keyboardist in the days of his youth and later a restaurant pianist for the sake of his ears. He has been teaching piano in Kingston since 1998 and along the way picked up a Bachelor of Music from Queen's University.
He enjoys playing and teaching in a broad range of styles including classical, jazz, pop, ragtime and anything in between, and has a knack for making lessons fun and easy for new students of all ages.
He also composes in light classical and movie theme veins as well as the odd song. While studying for his music degree he was awarded the Maurice Dublin Memorial Prize in Composition. Doug's performance credits include a stint with five-time Juno Award winner Skip Prokop.
Doug's rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Doug Handforth

Doug Handforth (violin, viola)

Doug received his violin teaching diploma (ARCT) from the University of Toronto in 1976. He studied with Albert Pratz and Stanley Soloman of the Toronto Symphony and later with John Gomez of the National Arts Centre Orchestra/University of Ottawa. Doug was a member of several high profile performance groups, including the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra and the Kingston Symphony.
In addition to his background in musical performance, he also brings over 40 years of experience teaching violin and viola. In 2004 he returned to university and achieved his Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University. Doug believes that with appropriate guidance and inspiration, everyone can learn to play an instrument and enjoy making music.
His rate for a half hour private lesson is $24.

Heather Jones

Heather Jones (piano, voice, ukulele, oboe)

Heather has a Bachelor of Music, specializing in voice, from Mount Allison University, as well as a Bachelor of Education from Queen's University and has been teaching since 2013. She has performed in numerous festivals and has played in the pit of several musical productions. Her teaching style incorporates hands-on and interactive approaches to musical theory along with traditional paper-and-pencil learning. Her musical pedagogy includes an emphasis on musicality as well as a love, appreciation and understanding of many different styles of music.
Heather's rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Ivan Stoiljkovic

Ivan Stoiljkovic (violin)

Ivan attended Vladimir Dordevic Primary School of Music and the Borislav Stankovic Secondary School of Music in his native Belgrade. As a young adult, he moved to Kitchener, Ontario where he continued to study violin under the tutelage of Eduard Minevich, concertmaster of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra. In addition to ongoing musical studies, Ivan completed a Masters of Arts Degree in History from Queen’s University in 2001.
In 2009 Ivan started teaching at Renaissance Music (now Long & McQuade Kingston). His rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Jake Lewis

Jake Lewis (drums, percussion)

Jake recently completed his Bachelor in music with a focus on percussion performance from Queen's University. He has performed with a variety of ensembles and groups, both in Canada and the United States, and is competent in all styles ranging from classical percussion, marching percussion and hand percussion to rock, r&b, soul, and funk.
Jake has an enthusiasm for music and percussion which he aspires to share with his students. He wants develop the building blocks that will give students the ability to play the music they love.
Jake's rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Jeremy Daw

Jeremy Daw (bass, guitar)

Jeremy grew up in a musical family where he was always around the recording studio or touring with his parents. A graduate of Humber College's Music program, he studied under such artists as Mike Downes (Juno Award Winner), Rik Emmett (Triumph), & Lenny Boyd. Since completing his schooling in 2002, Jeremy has performed on over 150 studio albums (2 Juno nominated) and has performed over 1000 concerts in 25 countries with a wide array of groups and artists.
Jeremy’s teaching style combines fun, flexibility, skill building, theory, and an overall well-roundedness into a complete customized package for each individual student and his rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Jessica Duchaine

Jessica Duchaine (voice)

Jessica graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, concentrating on Voice and Music Education. She is a classically trained soprano and seasoned theatre performer with 20 years of study and performance. Jessica is experienced in many styles of music, from musical theatre and contemporary to classical and conservatory repertoire. She is currently on the board of directors of the Kingston Meistersingers, a member of the Cantabile Women’s Choir, and has performed with many other local theatre groups such as Kinsmen, King’s Town Players, Collective Productions and Blue Canoe.
Jessica is registered with the Royal Conservatory of Music and her teaching experience includes private lessons, classroom teaching, musical directing and choir direction. She started teaching at Renaissance Music (now Long & McQuade Kingston) in 2011.
Her goal as a teacher is to assist singers with becoming confident in their own voice while paying attention to proper technique and vocal health. She has successfully prepared many students for the Kiwanis Music Festival, L.E.A.P, university and college auditions, musical theatre auditions, and RCM examinations.
Jessica's rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Matt Baetz

Matt Baetz (guitar)

Matt studied audio engineering at the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology and has been the owner of Longshot Records recording studio since 1997. As recording engineer/producer he has worked with many local and international artists in a wide variety of styles to produce albums, videos, and voice-overs for film. He also appears regularly as a guitarist for a variety of artists, performing at local and international venues.
Matt has been teaching both electric and acoustic guitar for over 15 years, specializing in pop, rock, country and folk music.
His rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Mauricio Montecinos

Mauricio Montecinos (guitar, ukulele, mandolin, percussion)

Mauricio is a Classical Guitar Graduate from the Carolina Klagges Music Conservatory, Chile. He has a Bachelor degree in teaching special education, specializing in learning disorders and music therapy.
Mauricio furthered his study of Flamenco, Latin Jazz and World Music at various music conferences and workshops in Chile and Canada, and has performed as a soloist and in ensembles with his large Latin Fusion Band in festivals in Chile, Argentina, Dominican Republic and in Canada across Ontario and Quebec.
He has been teaching music since 1986 in elementary, secondary, and university institutions and given master classes in Argentina, Chile, and Canada.
Mauricio's rate for a half hour private lesson is $24.

Meryem Crockett

Meryem Crockett (piano, theory)

Meryem went to Queen's University and graduated in 2011 with her Bachelor of Music. She has played in various production shows in Kingston such as The Producers, Spring Awakening, Cabaret, and collaborates with other musicians to provide piano accompaniment, as she did with Queen's Choral Ensemble for a couple years. She also loves to play keyboard and harmonize with bandmates in various genres such as pop, rock, and originals.
Meryem has been teaching in both English and French since 2011 and her rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Mikaela Shalla

Mikaela Shalla (flute, piano)

Mikaela studied flute with Beverley Robinson and is currently finishing a Bachelors of Music and a Bachelors of Education at Queen’s University. She has experience leading flute workshops and teaching at the National Music Centre.
Mikaela believes in adapting her teaching style to the differing needs of her students. In addition to her flute students, she welcomes young beginners on piano.
Mikaela teaches in both English and French and her rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Mike Kidd

Mike Kidd (guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin)

Mike is a skilled musician who has been teaching guitar professionally in Kingston for the past 10 years. He studied music at St. Lawrence College and continues to study with some of the most skilled players in town. Mike is passionate about sharing his love of music with the community and his biggest joy is seeing his students develop into fine musicians. His rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Rich Bannard

Rich Bannard (drums)

Rich has a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering and studied drums with Joe Morello and Andrew Cyrille, as well as Jim Blackley and Chuck Burrows. He has performed at the Toronto and Vancouver Jazz Festivals and is currently playing with the Swingmasters.
Rich has been teaching music since 1981. He endorses strong fundamentals and developmental of good drumming habits, but also likes to help his students play songs they enjoy and encourages them to perform and participate in recitals.
Rich's rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Sammy Johnston

Sammy Johnston (saxophone, clarinet)

Sammy is in the final year of her Bachelor of Music Program at Queen’s University. Currently she is the first clarinet with the Queen’s Symphony Orchestra; Concert Master of the Queen’s Wind Ensemble and an extra for the Kingston Symphony.
Sammy has been teaching for several years and began with Long & McQuade Kingston in 2016.
Her rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Serhiy Smetanyuk

Serhiy Smetanyuk (piano)

Serhiy is from Chernivtsi in Ukraine. He studied at the Chernivtsi College of Arts and received a “diploma with distinction” as a Teacher of Piano, Music Theory (Solfeggio) and Music History. He was a trombone player in a military band for two years and played keyboards in various rock and pop bands.
Serhiy started teaching music in 1985. After coming to Canada, he taught at the Saskatoon Academy of Music before relocating to Kingston and joining Renaissance Music (now Long & McQuade Kingston) in 2013.
Serhiy shows a deep dedication to his students and wishes to help them achieve their musical goals, whether that's taking an RCM exam, preparing a piece for recitals, or simply learning a song they'd like to play.
Serhiy's rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Steve Holt

Steve Holt (jazz piano, jazz ensemble)

Steve was a child prodigy starting to play piano at the age of four. He began his professional career at the age of seventeen playing the clubs in and around Montreal. Since that time, Steve has built an international reputation having worked with, among others, Archie Shepp, Larry Coryell, Eddie Henderson, Pat Labarbera, James Moody, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, and Michel Urbaniak.
Steve graduated with distinction in 1981 as McGill University's first-ever Bachelor of Music majoring in Jazz performance. He was appointed as instructor of Jazz Improvisation and taught.ensemble and jazz piano during that time. It was also during this period that Steve travelled regularly to New York to study piano with world-renowned pianist Kenny Barron.
Steve’s jazz improvisation class will be $320 for 8 weeks of one hour a week and his private lessons will be at $30 per half hour.

Tim Roberts

Tim Roberts (saxophone, clarinet, flute)

Emerging from the 1960's rock 'n roll, R&B and jazz scene in London, Ontario, Tim's musical career has included shows with Roy Orbison and Ronnie Hawkins, performances at the Montreal International Jazz Festival and a gala performance for Ronald Reagan during a stint as musical director of the showband Explosion.
For 15 years Tim augmented his performing career by teaching for two school boards and a community college in Hull, Quebec. During that time his Heritage College Big Band won a national award and were commissioned by members of Duke Ellington's family to perform some of Ellington's religious works.
Currently Tim is performing and recording with various Eastern Ontario acts, teaching Saxophone Performance at St. Lawrence College here in Kingston, and joined our Lesson Centre in 2017.
Tim's rate for a half hour private lesson is $23.