Calgary East - Piano Lessons

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 Piano 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.

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.

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

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.

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.