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 - 8:00pm
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 - Online Lessons Available music lessons in Calgary East

Aldis Gislason (Piano - Online Lessons Available) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

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 $27 per half hour.

Breony Watson - Saxophone & Flute music lessons in Calgary East

Breony Watson (Saxophone & Flute) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

As a classically trained flautist and saxophonist, Breony studied extensively at Leeds Conservatoire in the UK, where she graduated with first class honours degree in Music. With much experience performing in both a solo and ensemble settings, she is eager to share her enthusiasm for music, with a focus on keeping learning creative and fun when it comes to music lessons. Though Breony is classically trained, she is happy to teach in a variety of different styles and genres and has experience in working with students of all ages! Breony offers lessons at the Calgary East store and her rate is $27 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 Kalin has been playing piano for over 15 years and has experience in a variety of genres, including classical, movie and soundtrack, and jazz music. Carlene is also an accomplished clarinet player and has been involved in many ensembles including a variety of Honour Band programs across Saskatchewan, the International Music Camp Youth Band in North Dakota, USA, the University of Saskatchewan Wind Orchestra, and the University of Calgary Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. She has also recently performed with the Alberta Winds and is a member of a clarinet quartet. 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 $28 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 $27 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.

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: $28 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 $27 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 completed her Bachelors of Arts and Bachelor of Education at the University of Calgary. She started learning piano at four years of age. Phoebe has participated in several musical programs including school music programs, band, choir, Jazz band in Hong Kong and Calgary. During her practicum, she was a conductor in the music band for 96 students. She also taught flute and clarinet in the grade 5 band. Phoebe can speak Cantonese and she enjoys teaching piano for all ages. Phoebe offers lessons in Calgary at the East store and her rate is $29 per half hour.

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

Roger Johnson (Guitar, Piano, Ukulele) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Roger is 3rd year in university, in the Bachelor of Music majoring in performance on guitar at the University of Calgary, under the performance instruction of Dr. Ralph Maier. Roger’s strength is in the classical style because he loves the music of that style and his formal education has been entirely classical. However, he is a blues player at heart, it was his first love in music, and he is familiar with metal, rock, folk and country, and jazz. Roger has an RCM 6 in piano and he is currently working on Level 8, and ultimately an ARCT. He has beginner - early intermediate training in other instruments including bass. Roger views learning music in lifestyle terms, it is something that requires daily effort/goals to achieve progress through a desire to improve, achieving goals via a growth mindset, and having fun overcoming challenges. He works with his students to figure out what it is they are trying to achieve, develop daily and weekly goals with them to achieve those goals. He believes in a comprehensive approach to learning, and feels that every instrument should be treated with the same deference and whole musical approach, especially theory and performing. Roger offers lessons in Calgary at the East store and his rate is $27 per half hour.

Sara Pun - Piano, Theory - Online Lessons Available music lessons in Calgary East

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

Sara Pun, MMT, MTA, BA, ARCT, is a seasoned piano teacher and 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. 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.

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.