Calgary East - Theory Lessons

Music Lesson Centre

Lesson Centre Locations > Alberta > Calgary East

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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 Theory Teachers:

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.

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

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.

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.