Calgary East

Music Lesson Centre

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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:

Online Lessons

All Lessons

Private Lessons

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

Our Teachers:

Aldis Gislason - Piano, Voice - Online Lessons Available music lessons in Calgary East

Aldis Gislason (Piano, Voice - Online Lessons Available) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

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 - Online Lessons Available music lessons in Calgary East

Alida Schedel (Drums - Online Lessons Available) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

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.

Breanna Morrissette - Flute, Saxophone music lessons in Calgary East

Breanna Morrissette (Flute, Saxophone) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Breanna completed a Bachelor of Music, with a focus in Music Education at the University of Victoria in 2021. Throughout her degree she has gained many valuable teaching opportunities by completing courses based around instrumental pedagogy, choral pedagogy, philosophy and history of music education, and instrument technique courses. Additionally, Breanna has had various performance opportunities with the University of Victoria Wind Symphony, Orchestra, and Chorus. Breanna is now completing her Bachelor of Education focusing in Secondary Education in Fine Arts-Music at the University of Calgary. ​Throughout these experiences Breanna has found value in community and self-expression as essential parts of a music education. As an educator she believes it is essential to be dynamic in her teaching practice as every student is unique and should be supported by embracing their individualized qualities. Breanna also believes that students should be given consistent and uniform assessment throughout their learning to help students grow, develop, and succeed in their musical experiences. Breanna 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) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

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 - Online Lessons Available music lessons in Calgary East

Carlene Jones - B. Mus. (Piano, Clarinet, Woodwinds - Online Lessons Available) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

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.

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

Daniel Amezcua - BA Mus. (Voice, Piano - Online Lessons Available) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

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 offers lessons in Calgary at the East store and his rate is $30 per half hour.

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

Dylan Cooney (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele - Online Lessons Available) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

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. - Guitar, Bass, Cello, Theory, Violin, Mandolin, Keyboard, Ukulele, Banjo, Dobro, Harmonica - Online Lessons Available music lessons in Calgary East

Gene Strandquist - B. Mus. (Guitar, Bass, Cello, Theory, Violin, Mandolin, Keyboard, Ukulele, Banjo, Dobro, Harmonica - Online Lessons Available) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

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 - Online Lessons Available music lessons in Calgary East

Guy Onraet (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Songwriting - Online Lessons Available) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

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 and Ukulele music lessons in Calgary East

Jaci Simpson (Trombone, Trumpet, Guitar and Ukulele) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

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 - Online Lessons Available music lessons in Calgary East

Jeremy Gignoux - B. Mus. (Violin, Piano, Theory - Online Lessons Available) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

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) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

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

Neil McVey - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele - Online Lessons Available music lessons in Calgary East

Neil McVey (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele - Online Lessons Available) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Originally from Scotland Neil came to Canada at the age of eight. He started playing guitar at the age of 12 and became interested in Jazz as a teenager after hearing Wes Montgomery and John Abercrombie. He has studied with Reg Schwager and Lorne Lofsky at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario and studied Jazz arranging with the late Dave McMurdo and Mike Malone. As well, he attended the Banff Jazz program in 1996, and a Jazz intensive with Don Thompson at Humber College studying with John Handy, Sonny Greenwich, John Abercrombie. Well versed in many musical genres, Neil has played everything from Jazz to Rock to Country to Funk and R&B. Neil has played with Kenny Wheeler, Don Thompson, John Sherwood, John Davidson, Fred Travelina, Ralf Buschmeyer, Aaron Young, Mike Malone, Henri Brown, John Faddis, PJ Perry, members of the Philosopher Kings, and Jack Soul, as well as the Calgary Philharmonic orchestra and Theatre Calgary. Neil has been an active freelancer, and teacher in Calgary since 2010. Neil offers lessons in Calgary at the East store and his rate is $28 per half hour.

Nicole Niewinski - Drums - Online Lessons Available music lessons in Calgary East

Nicole Niewinski (Drums - Online Lessons Available) 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 East store and her rate is $28 per half hour.

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

Phoebe Chan - B.A., B. Ed. (Piano, Theory - Online Lessons Available) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

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.

Rafael Bianzeno - Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in Calgary East

Rafael Bianzeno (Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Rafael has been teaching music and bringing enthusiasm to his students for over 20 years. On his 13th birthday he got his first Electric Guitar from his grandfather and realized Music was his passion! By 15 he started a music program at the Musical Conservatory and in 2008 he earned his Bachelor Degree in Music. He teaches diverse techniques on the instrument (including 7 and 8 strings guitar), music theory, music composition, music technology (recording and home studio). Rafael also has an extensive and an intensive program for Guitar Clinics and Masterclass. Nowadays he is recording new songs for his Instrumental Rock/Fusion Guitar Project. Rafael offers lessons in Calgary at the East store and his rate is $28 per half hour.

Roger Johnson - Guitar, Piano, Theory (Rudiments and Harmony) music lessons in Calgary East

Roger Johnson (Guitar, Piano, Theory (Rudiments and Harmony)) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

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 - Online Lessons Available music lessons in Calgary East

Sara Pun (Piano, Theory, Music Therapy - Online Lessons Available) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

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) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

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.

Stephen Demaer - Guitar, Piano, Theory (Rudiments and Harmony), History - Online Lessons Available music lessons in Calgary East

Stephen Demaer (Guitar, Piano, Theory (Rudiments and Harmony), History - Online Lessons Available) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Stephen is a born and raised Calgarian who is passionate about music. Stephen enjoys the process of teaching students the joy and creativity that music produces in your life. He focuses on the individuals learning style, utilizing a balance of structured lessons combined with creativity that a student needs. Stephen enjoys teaching a variety of musical styles; classical, rock, blues, pop and heavy metal combined with music theory and history to give students a well rounded education. He is currently attending the University of Calgary for the Guitar Performance degree, as well as pursuing his RCM ARCT diploma in Classical Guitar and Piano.  He is proficient in music theory, harmony and history. Stephen is engaged in the Calgary music scene through local performances and partnership with the Classical Guitar Society of Calgary, if you are lucky you may catch him busking around downtown Calgary! Stephen offers lessons in Calgary at the East store and his rate is $28 per half hour.