3404 5 Avenue NE
Calgary East, Alberta, T2A 5N8

Lesson Centre: Phone or Text (587) 296-6648

Store Phone: (403) 245-3725

Fax: (403) 245-0459

Lesson Centre Email: calgaryeastlessons@long-mcquade.com

Store Email: calgaryeast@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
Monday: 1:00pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday: 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

This Location Offers:

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

Our Teachers:

Aldis Gislason - Piano, Voice music lessons in Calgary East

aldis gislason (Piano, Voice)

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

Aldis attended the University of Saskatchewan where she received her Bachelor of Education with a Major in Music. She has over 30 years of teaching experience in private music lessons as well as classroom teaching. Has her Grade Nine Piano in RCM, as well as Grade Two Rudiments in Theory and Level One in Orff Music. Aldis has a performing background both as a soloist and with small and large ensembles, including a String Trio and Youth Orchestra. Aldis enjoys all genres of music including classical, jazz, pop, folk and soft rock, as well as country. Her teaching style is easy-going, she is flexible and capable of adapting the lessons to fit with the individual student allowing for maximum musical progression. She is trained in the teaching of beginner to intermediate level students of all ages. Aldis offers lessons in Calgary at the East store and her rate is $29 per half hour.

Alida Schedel - Drums music lessons in Calgary East

alida schedel (Drums)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Originally from Vancouver Island, BC, Alida started playing with her family band at the age of 15. Since relocating to Calgary, she has been working with bands full time as well as hosting jams. A newfound passion has been teaching students the fun and enjoyment of music. The great interaction with her students and the 30+ years of professional performance make the perfect combination for a high level but enjoyable learning experience, particularly for the younger students who possess the same enthusiasm she had at a young age. Alida offers lessons in Calgary at the East store and her rate is $28 per half hour.

Calvin Becker - Drums music lessons in Calgary East

calvin becker (Drums)

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Teaching Day(s): Tuesday, Thursday

Calvin has been playing drums professionally (both live and in the recording studio) for 35 years and holds a music certificate from the Berklee College of Music. He has played with a number of different artists and groups, spanning a variety of music styles. Highlights of his career include: freelance studio work in Calgary and Vancouver, touring and performing live all across Canada, being part of bands that have secured recording contracts (both in Canada and in Germany), and being part of a musical group that was nominated for a Juno award. Calvin’s approach to teaching drums is song focused, as drums are fundamentally an ensemble instrument. So in addition to learning the rudiments/techniques of the drum set; in Calvin’s lessons, students have lots of fun learning the songs they like and learning how to play to them. This prepares them for success in their own musical endeavors. Calvin offers lessons in Calgary at the East store and his rate is $28 per half hour.

Carlene Jones - B. Mus. - Piano, Clarinet, Woodwinds music lessons in Calgary East

carlene jones - b. mus. (Piano, Clarinet, Woodwinds)

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

Carlene graduated from the University of Calgary with a B.Mus in 2016 and a B.Ed in 2019, and has over 10 years of teaching experience and 20 years of performance experience on both piano and clarinet. Carlene has played with ensembles all over western Canada and the United States. Recently, she has had the opportunity to perform for the University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts anniversary celebration at the Jack Singer Concert Hall in downtown Calgary. Carlene has experience working with children and adults who are learning to play for fun and those who are preparing for RCM exams. On her own time, Carlene loves to listen to and learn pieces from her favourite movies and video games. Carlene offers lessons in Calgary at the East store and her rate is $28 per half hour.

Collin Crossley - Piano music lessons in Calgary East

collin crossley (Piano)

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Teaching Day(s): Tuesday, Saturday

I have taught music to students in several schools, ranging from kindergarten students to grade 12. The piano is such an expressive instrument that can convey so many emotions and thoughts. I have been playing piano since I was a child, and play various genres including Classical, Jazz and Modern pieces. A day doesn't seem complete unless I get a chance to play the piano! Each student discovers their own way of learning and performing and I am thrilled to help them on their musical journey. Collin offers lessons in Calgary at the East store and his rate is $30 per half hour.

Daniel Amezcua - BA Mus. - Voice, Piano music lessons in Calgary East

daniel amezcua - ba mus. (Voice, Piano)

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

A music graduate of UBC, Daniel has studied voice and piano with celebrated teachers including Donald Bell, Nona Mari, Edward Parker, and Daniel Taylor. He was a frequent guest soloist and cantor throughout Victoria and the Lower Mainland, having sung major works in major operatic works under the baton of noted conductors Bruce Pullan, Nicholas Fairbank, Kirk Bergan, and Laurence Cummings. Daniel's current students include 2014 Kiwanis winners and musical theatre performers throughout Calgary. Daniel's student accolades include the 2023 RCM Music Lights the Way Audience Choice Award, the Calgary Performing Arts Festival Platinum and Gold Medal Entries, and Long McQuade Scholarship Recipients. Daniel offers lessons in Calgary at the East store and his rate is $31 per half hour.

Dylan Cooney - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele music lessons in Calgary East

dylan cooney (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele)

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Teaching Day(s): Friday, Saturday, Sunday

A talented performer and dedicated teacher, Dylan has recently completed his Bachelor of Music program at the University of Calgary, with a focus on classical guitar. He has 10 years’ experience performing various rock, pop, blues, classical, and country genres in and around Calgary. Performances include the University of Calgary, cafes, weddings, and private venues. Dylan’s experience also includes some composition and transcription. Dylan has been teaching for over 3 years and is committed to being a role model to his students. He is passionate about music and guitar, with a strong desire to share this love of music with his students. Dylan's teaching style is focused on creating individual lesson plans as well as exploring what has drawn the student to music and the guitar. As students advance, Dylan incorporates instruction in theory, note reading, improvisation, and technique. He works patiently with his students to develop their own personal repertoire of songs. The key to Dylan’s success in teaching is ensuring that practice is fun and personally rewarding for all students. Dylan offers lessons in Calgary at the East store and his rate is $28 per half hour.

Gene Strandquist - B. Mus. - Cello, Harmonica, Mandolin, Ukulele, Violin music lessons in Calgary East

gene strandquist - b. mus. (Cello, Harmonica, Mandolin, Ukulele, Violin)

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

Gene holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Lethbridge. He has been teaching many instruments to varying levels since 1995, both privately and through institutions. He has played in many bands, and his style includes rock, country, jazz, and symphonic. He has also published works for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Gene offers lessons in Calgary at the East store and his rate is $28 per half hour.

Guy Onraet - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Songwriting music lessons in Calgary East

guy onraet (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Songwriting)

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

Guy began his musical life in South Africa age 8. He studied music at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and released his debut solo album in 2009. He appeared in Guitar Player magazine and headlined Evolution Rock’s Masters of Shred. His music has featured in dozens of commercial videos. He is heavily involved in the Calgary music scene and has toured southern Alberta and B.C. Guy has vast experience teaching adults and children, giving more than 7000 lessons over the last 9 years. Specialising in technique and theory for rock, pop, metal, blues and country. Guy offers lessons in Calgary at the East store and his rate is $28 per half hour.

Jaci Simpson - Trombone, Trumpet, Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in Calgary East

jaci simpson (Trombone, Trumpet, Guitar, Ukulele)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Tuesday

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 at the Calgary East store and her rate is $30 per half hour.

Jeremy Gignoux - B. Mus. - Violin, Piano, Theory music lessons in Calgary East

jeremy gignoux - b. mus. (Violin, Piano, Theory)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Tuesday

Jeremy graduated from the University of Montreal with a degree in composition. Music has been part of his life since he started the violin and the piano at age 7. Jeremy learned classical violin through the French conservatory system until he was 20, and then discovered other styles. He has played in numerous bands, in a variety of styles ranging from rock to Eastern European Gypsy music, including classical, jazz, folk, country and bluegrass. Recently he had the privilege of accompanying composer William Parker in Decidedly Jazz Danceworks’ production “New Universe” in 2016. Jeremy brings his variety of experience directly in his lessons. This experience enables him to help his students succeed at playing in the music styles that they like, but it also allows him to introduce them to new styles. One of his favourite techniques is to teach them fiddle tunes by ear and you would be surprised just how fast they can learn this way!
Rate: $29 per half hour

Lisa Cheng - Piano music lessons in Calgary East

lisa cheng (Piano)

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Teaching Day(s): Wednesday, Friday

ARCT, MBA - Lisa is from Taiwan. She started learning piano at the age of five. She has performed classical piano repertoire in the Calgary Performing Arts Festival, the Honens Festival, the Toronto Summer Music Festival, and the Aloha International Piano Festival. In the fall of 2021 Lisa was honoured to be invited to play the Honens ProAm Piano Competition at the beautiful Bella Concert Hall at Mount Royal University in Calgary. Lisa enjoys being a piano teacher. She has taught students of various ages. Many of her students received excellent results and honors in festivals and examinations. Her approach to piano learning is to achieve a healthy balance of technique and expressiveness. She rewards diligence and has an open mind to inspire and to be inspired. Lisa holds an ARCT in piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She was honored as the Teacher of the 2019 Gold Medalist, Alberta for RCM prep B piano. Her piano publications include A Pianist’s Treasure of Christmas Songs, 26 Fun Nursery Rhymes for Level One Piano and February First Canada Suite. Other than music, Lisa loves literature and creative writing. Lisa specializes in the RCM curriculum and classical piano and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and English. Lisa offers lessons in Calgary at the East store and her rate is $29 per half hour

Marco Rojas - Drums music lessons in Calgary East

marco rojas (Drums)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Saturday

Marco is an established session drummer, record engineer, and music educator hailing from Mexico City. His drumming experience spans two decades, 10+ studio albums, and five tours in both Canada and Mexico. Formally trained with his degree in Audio Production from G Martell, he takes his love of the perfect mix to teach his drum students about finding their unique sound and place within music. Marco’s teaching philosophy stems from his own experience as a learner: hands-on learning, dynamic lesson plans, and helping students find their passion. He adapts his teaching approach to match their unique needs, personalities, and motivations. Marco also believes in challenging students to step out of their comfort zone to advance their skills and gain confidence in themselves, which can foster a lifelong confidence and love of music. Marco specializes in ergonomic drumming techniques inspired by John Lamb’s Anatomy of Drumming. He believes that the right techniques can support a musician perform an hour long set without trouble, and most importantly, they can take joy in playing their instrument for years to come. Marco offers lessons in Calgary at the East store and his rate is $28 per half hour.

Nicolas Luzzi - Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute music lessons in Calgary East

nicolas luzzi (Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute)

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Teaching Day(s): Tuesday, Wednesday

Since Grade 8, Nicolas has had a passion for playing the saxophone. He pursued this passion by earning a Bachelor of Music degree in Saxophone Performance from the University of Calgary. During his time at university, Nicolas also learned to play the clarinet and flute, which has expanded his musical horizons and enhanced his performance skills. To continue honing his skills and pursuing excellence, Nicolas recently underwent further saxophone training at the University of British Columbia, where he continues his training today. These experiences have been invaluable, and have deepened Nicolas' appreciation for the beauty and versatility of the saxophone. As a musician, Nicolas is committed to sharing his passion and knowledge with others and helping them discover the joys of playing their instrument. Nicolas offers lessons in Calgary at the East store and his rate is $28 per half hour.

Nicole Niewinski - Drums music lessons in Calgary East

nicole niewinski (Drums)

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Teaching Day(s): Friday, Saturday

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 East store and her rate is $28 per half hour.

Phoebe Chan - B.A., B. Ed. - Piano, Theory music lessons in Calgary East

phoebe chan - b.a., b. ed. (Piano, Theory)

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

Phoebe was born in Hong Kong and started learning the piano at the age of four. Phoebe completed her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education at the University of Calgary. She has taught in many music programs of all grades in school, such as music theory, band, choir, and jazz band, in both Hong Kong and Calgary. She has over 15 years of teaching experience and can help all students learn piano regardless of age or learning disability. During her practicum, she was a conductor of 96 students in a music band. Currently, she teaches over 450 students in the music program with 2 amazing doctoral colleagues majoring in music. During band festivals, Phoebe plays in the band as a pianist as a request from the music doctors. She also teaches flute and clarinet in school bands starting in grade 5. Phoebe can also speak Cantonese and loves teaching piano for all ages. At Long & McQuade Calgary East, she is the founder and director of the Mini Orchestra since 2016. Phoebe offers lessons in Calgary at the East store and her rate is $30 per half hour.

Roger Johnson - Guitar, Piano, Theory music lessons in Calgary East

roger johnson (Guitar, Piano, Theory)

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Roger is finishing his Bachelor of Music in performance on guitar at the University of Calgary, and is currently completing RCM 8 in piano. Roger’s strength is in the classical style because he loves the music of that style and his formal education has been classical on both guitar and piano. However, he is a blues guitarist at heart, blues and metal were his first loves in music, but he is also familiar with rock, folk and country, and jazz. He works with his students to figure out what it is they are trying to achieve, developing daily and weekly goals with them to achieve those goals. Roger offers lessons in Calgary at the East store and his rate is $28 per half hour.

Sara Pun - Piano, Theory, Music Therapy music lessons in Calgary East

sara pun (Piano, Theory, Music Therapy)

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Teaching Day(s): Wednesday, Thursday

Sara Pun, MMT, MTA, BA, ARCT, is a seasoned piano and theory teacher as well as a music therapist. With over 20 years of experience teaching, Sara believes in the joy of music for everyone regardless of age or ability. She has taught students from as young as 3 to well in their 70s. Students can learn recreationally or train for RCM piano and theory examinations. Sara also offers adapted music lessons for children with special needs, including autism. Whatever your goal, Sara is willing to work with each unique student. Sara is an accomplished musician. She has earned her ARCT in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music, has a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Calgary, and has a Master’s degree in Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has performed at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the University of Calgary, Wilfrid Laurier University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and the National Music Centre. She also plays guitar, clarinet, Balinese gamelan, Japanese Taiko drums, and sings. Sara offers online lessons at the Calgary East store and her rate is $30 per half hour.

Shayleigh Sihlis - Voice, Piano music lessons in Calgary East

shayleigh sihlis (Voice, Piano)

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Teaching Day(s): Saturday

Shayleigh graduated as a Fellow of Rosebud School of the Arts in the Theatre Arts Programme. She has achieved Grade 7 Piano and Grade 8 Voice in RCM, as well as advanced theory. Her love of music has guided her to perform in many capacities. As her final project for RSA, she performed a self-produced solo musical. She values a holistic view of the body as an instrument and aims to help her students maximize proficiency and vocal health through proven methods. Her classical background gives her a solid foundation of technique, while her experience with musical theatre and contemporary styles allows her to help students express their unique voice. She enjoys many kinds of music and is open to discovering new things. She specializes in teaching beginner to intermediate students of all ages in both piano and voice. Shayleigh offers lessons in Calgary at the East store and her rate is $28 per half hour.