Calgary Chinook

Music Lesson Centre

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225 58 Avenue SE
Calgary Chinook, Alberta, T2H 0N8
Lesson Centre:Phone or Text (403) 252-8506
Store Phone: (403) 244-5555
Fax: (403) 229-9682

Lesson Centre Email: calgarychinooklessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: calgarychinook@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
Monday: 12:30pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 10:0am - 9:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED
Paula Morales - coordinator of the music lessons in Calgary Chinook

Paula Morales

Lesson Centre Coordinator
[email protected]

This Location Offers:

Online Lessons

All Lessons

Private Lessons

Our professional, highly qualified instructors offer both in person and online video lessons.

Our Teachers:

Amilia Hildahl - Violin music lessons in Calgary Chinook

Amilia Hildahl (Violin) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Amilia Hildahl has been playing the violin since the young age of 3. A well-seasoned performer as well as teacher, she has performed as a soloist throughout North America—most notably at the world famous Carnegie Hall in Manhattan—and as an orchestral ensemble member with the Calgary Youth Orchestra in countries across Europe. Alongside performing, she is also an experienced music teacher who has worked with students of all ages hoping to learn everything from Bach to Irish fiddling. Likewise, while Amilia is classically trained, she is able to work with a wide variety of genres, and is always happy to work with the student to create an individual style of playing. She hopes that her love for the instrument will be passed down to all of her students, who she hopes will share a love for music, and a passion for creativity. Amilia offers lessons in Calgary at the South store and her rate is $27 per half hour.

Andrzej Ryszka - Drums music lessons in Calgary Chinook

Andrzej Ryszka (Drums) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Family considerations brought Andrzej from Poland to Calgary in 1990, and he has maintained a thriving playing career on both continents ever since. His European work has won gold records, and in Canada he has toured with the Roadhammers, Tom Jackson, Lisa Brokop and Patricia Conroy. Andrzej is sought after as a studio musician, performer and teacher, and we are thrilled that he will be offering instruction through our studios. Andrzej offers lessons in Calgary at the South store and his rate is $30 per half hour.

Ben Lahring -B Mus - Classical Guitar music lessons in Calgary Chinook

Ben Lahring -B Mus (Classical Guitar) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Ben has 18 years of teaching and performance experience. After earning his Bachelor of Music (classical guitar performance) in Sydney, Australia, Ben moved to NYC where he taught guitar at the NY Conservatory of Music, LREI and the 92nd Street Y. Since moving to Alberta in 2012 Ben has been working in churches as a music director and pastor. Ben offers lessons in Calgary at the South store and his rate is $29 per half hour.

Bo-rum Hammond -B Mus - Piano music lessons in Calgary Chinook

Bo-rum Hammond -B Mus (Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

A classically trained pianist, Bo-rum Hammond began her musical pursuits at the age of five. She completed her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at the University of Alberta, where she received numerous scholarships and graduated with distinction. Currently, she is pursuing a Master of Music in Piano Performance at McGill’s Schulich School of Music. Although Bo-rum’s training has mostly been classical, she is more than happy to teach in different musical styles. She is dedicated to music education and creating music through a fun, accepting, and engaging environment! Bo-rum offers lessons in Calgary at the south store and her rate is $28.00 per half hour.

Carlos Cruz -B Mus - Guitar, Ukulele, Bass Guitar music lessons in Calgary Chinook

Carlos Cruz -B Mus (Guitar, Ukulele, Bass Guitar) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

As a versatile musician, he has devoted his life to music, teaching and performing in bands with different styles of music. Carlos Cruz has a Bachelor degree in music education and winner of Rock recording of the year YYC Music Awards 2020. With over 10 years of teaching experience, he is eager to pass on his passion for music to all his students in a way that motivates them to meet their needs and goals. Carlos offers lessons in Calgary at the South store and his rate is $28 per half hour.

Carlos Tinoco - Saxophone, Clarinet music lessons in Calgary Chinook

Carlos Tinoco (Saxophone, Clarinet) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Carlos received the Jason Lang and the Fine Arts Scholarship. He is currently studying with Jeremy Brown and has extensive experience playing in ensembles. He has performed in the US, Brazil, Belgium, and Holland as well as in the Alberta International Band Festival, the World Music Competition, & the World Association for Marching Show Bands where the group won 1st prize. He premiered “Andromeda” by Michael Horwood with the UofC Wind Ensemble, recorded with the Calgary Jazz Orchestra and has performed with Alan Baylock, Chuck Owen, and Jack Wilkins. Carlos offers lessons in Calgary at the South store and his rate is $27 per half hour. 

Cecilia Cheung - BFA - Piano music lessons in Calgary Chinook

Cecilia Cheung - BFA (Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Cecilia holds a Bachelor degree of Fine Arts and a Minor degree in Music from the University of Calgary. A classically trained pianist since the age of 5, she has a wide range of on-stage experience participating in festivals and concert performances. She believes that creativity, discipline and determination are qualities that make her students successful. With years of teaching experience, she has helped numerous students of all ages to achieve their musical goals and always strive to make her students fall in love with music. Cecilia offers lessons in Calgary at the South store and her rate is $27 per half hour.

Chrysanthema Pashunkova - B Mus, DMA, RMT - Violin, Viola, Strings music lessons in Calgary Chinook

Chrysanthema Pashunkova - B Mus, DMA, RMT (Violin, Viola, Strings) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Chrysanthema has an extensive background in teaching and playing violin. She has her DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Russia and has studied all over the world. She is currently involved in the Vancouver Early Music Programme and is an executive on the Board for ARMTA. Chrysanthema offers lessons in Calgary at the South store and her rate is $30 per half hour.

Conor Ronaghan - Jazz Diploma - Drums music lessons in Calgary Chinook

Conor Ronaghan - Jazz Diploma (Drums) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Conor is an up-and-coming, enthusiastic member of the Calgary music community. He obtained a diploma in Jazz Music Performance at Mount Royal University in 2014 and continued on to achieve a Bachelor of Music at Ambrose University in 2017. Conor has experience playing a variety of styles of music including jazz, jazz-fusion, rock, pop, blues, funk and Latin. Conor looks forward to meeting and working with students of all skill levels. Conor offers lessons in Calgary at the South store and his rate is $27 per half hour.

Daniel Siqueiros - Guitar, Bass, Mandolin music lessons in Calgary Chinook

Daniel Siqueiros (Guitar, Bass, Mandolin) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Daniel was born and raised in Mexico, right at the border with Texas. Because of this unique geographical location, he has developed the love for all kinds of music: From Latin American and Spanish Flamenco flavors to Southern Blues and Country, Classic and Modern Rock and everything in between. He has been performing, recording and giving lessons since the year 1990 and his main goal: To help and guide all of his students to find their fingerprint in this magical sonic journey. Daniel offers lessons in Calgary at the South store and his rate is $28 per half hour.

Dean Lauderdale - B Mus - Voice, Piano, Guitar music lessons in Calgary Chinook

Dean Lauderdale - B Mus (Voice, Piano, Guitar) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Dean holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Humber College and a Diploma in Classical Voice Performance from Mount Royal University. With over 8 years of teaching experience, Dean's passion for music and performance greatly reflects that upon his own students. He understands how important it is to discover what motivates and inspires an individual, and does so in a fun & friendly manner. Dean works with many styles of music including pop, rock, jazz, classical, and musical theater. He has been successful in preparing his students for public performance, auditions, recording projects, and recitals. Dean offers lessons at our Calgary South location and his rate is $30 per half hour.

Ethan Mitchell -B Mus - Cello music lessons in Calgary Chinook

Ethan Mitchell -B Mus (Cello) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Ethan holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Ottawa, and an M. Mus. from the University of Calgary, both in cello performance. He approaches teaching from a creative perspective, offering solutions and techniques uniquely tailored to each student; In addition to teaching the students to listen, he is always interested in listening to the students himself, and working collaboratively to solve musical puzzles. Ethan offers lessons in Calgary at the South store and his rate is $28.00 per half hour.

Eugene Strandquist - B Mus - Strings, Harmonica, Keyboard, Theory music lessons in Calgary Chinook

Eugene Strandquist - B Mus (Strings, Harmonica, Keyboard, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

From ukulele to double bass, the list of instruments Eugene can teach is long indeed! Gene has done graduate-level studies in theory and composition, and has a vast knowledge of musical styles and instruments. Whatever style you want to learn, be it classical, rock, jazz, blues or country, Gene is an enthusiastic, resourceful and encouraging instructor. Eugene offers lessons in Calgary at the South store and his rate is $27 per half hour.

Georgia Korba - B Mus - Bass Upright & Electric, Theory, Piano, Ukulele, Guitar music lessons in Calgary Chinook

Georgia Korba - B Mus (Bass Upright & Electric, Theory, Piano, Ukulele, Guitar) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Georgia began playing piano at age 6, and began playing the upright bass at age 14, and in the process, she developed a strong interest in jazz music. Georgia obtained her Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Capilano University in 2007. After graduation, Georgia extensively toured North America and Europe with numerous Jazz Bands prior to settling in the Calgary area in 2011. With over 10 years of teaching experience, Georgia offers a flexible, fun and professional approach to music teaching that will help anyone achieve their musical aspirations. Georgia offers lessons in Calgary at the South store and her rate is $27 per half hour.

Jaci Simpson - B Mus - Guitar, Ukulele, Brass music lessons in Calgary Chinook

Jaci Simpson - B Mus (Guitar, Ukulele, Brass) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Jaci returned to Calgary in 2005, after completing a bachelor of music degree at the University of Toronto. Jaci has studied guitar with Jeffrey McFadden in Toronto, and Ralph Maier in Calgary. She has also performed & recorded with the University of Calgary guitar ensemble. Jaci enjoys teaching all ages and levels, and believes that every student is capable, given individualized instruction. Jaci offers lessons in Calgary at the South store and her rate is $28 per half hour.

Nicole Niewinski - Drums music lessons in Calgary Chinook

Nicole Niewinski (Drums) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Nicole had an early start to music, playing a number of different instruments since the age of four. With 6 years of experience playing, performing, and recording with bands, she is keen on sharing her passion and knowledge with students interested in a number of different styles. Nicole offers lessons in Calgary at the South and Northeast stores and her rate is $27 per half hour.

Stacy Duncalfe - ARCT, B Mus - Violin, Piano & Trumpet music lessons in Calgary Chinook

Stacy Duncalfe - ARCT, B Mus (Violin, Piano & Trumpet) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Stacy holds an ARCT in piano performance as well as an ARCT in music history and theory. She recently completed a Bachelor of Music degree from Ambrose University in 2020. She has studied piano, violin, and trumpet from childhood through university and continues to keep advanced musical training and learning a priority in her musical life and career.
Stacy has enjoyed teaching private piano and violin lessons for eight years and has helped many students of various ages and musical disciplines achieve successful results in RCM exams. She has a gentle and fun demeanor and prioritizes helping students build life-long musical skills by teaching students to become self-sufficient, independent musicians. Stacy offers lessons in Calgary at the South store and her rate is $27 per half hour.

Stewart Evans - Violin, Strings music lessons in Calgary Chinook

Stewart Evans (Violin, Strings) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Stewart He has played Viva!, with the Ambrose University Orchestra, the Regina University Orchestra, the Harmony West Band and busked at the Calgary Farmer’s Market. Stewart learned on the Suzuki method and has completed RCM Grade 8. He has over five years teaching experience. Stewart offers lessons in Calgary at the South store and his rate is $27 per half hour.

Tara Gibson - B Mus - Voice, Beginner Piano music lessons in Calgary Chinook

Tara Gibson - B Mus (Voice, Beginner Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Performer and educator, Tara has devoted her life to music. She began voice and piano lessons at a young age in Halifax NS, where she competed in Kiwanis Music Festival and performed on the east coast of Canada and America. Tara went on to complete her Bachelor of Music Degree in Voice at Western University in Ontario where she performed in the schools operas, graduating in 2009. Tara is enthusiastic, positive and bubbling with energy and excitement over sharing her love of music with students. Tara has been teaching with Long & McQuade since 2017 and offers lessons in Calgary at the South store and her rate is $29 per half hour.

Tonella Roy - Voice, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in Calgary Chinook

Tonella Roy (Voice, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Music teacher and award nominated artist (ECMA’s, Hamilton Indie Music Awards), international performer, song writer, audio engineer with over 17 years of experience. After receiving her degree, she performed internationally and has helped a wide variety of students reach their personal musical goals. As well as teaching beginner students, Tonella has also prepared students for national competitions (The Next Star, Canadian Idol, Cirque Du Soleil) and prepped artists for touring and studio preparation. After graduating in 2007, Tonella worked as an audio engineer and live audio technician in Toronto, ON with companies such as Metal Works, Ashen White, and CSR, as well as teaching voice, piano, guitar and ukulele at 2 local music schools. After being offered a job in the Maritimes of Canada, Tonella was the Studio Manager and Lead Instructor in the Audio Engineering department at the Centre For Arts And Technology for 2 years, and started her own teaching school called ‘La Tone Productions‘. After releasing her first album, she joined the musical act ‘Beloved Foe’ from Sweden and travelled to Europe where she recorded the album ‘Crash Therapy‘.Tonella has taught extensively in the contemporary and classical genres, and has a unique and exciting way to teach the concepts and skills required for various musical genres to all levels of students. Tonella offers lessons in Calgary at the South store and her rate is $27 per half hour.