960 England Ave
Courtenay, British Columbia, V9N 2N6

Lesson Centre: Phone or Text (250) 338-3899

Store Phone: (250) 334-4885

Fax: (250) 338-2865

Lesson Centre Email: courtenaylessons@long-mcquade.com

Store Email: courtenay@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
Monday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Lessons Coordinator

Amanda Neufeld - coordinator of the music lessons in Courtenay

Amanda Neufeld

Phone: 250-338-3899
Email: [email protected]

Our Teachers:

Adam Willey - Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Double Bass, Piano, Voice, Theory music lessons in Courtenay

Adam Willey (Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Double Bass, Piano, Voice, Theory) Registration Request

Online Lessons: Yes

Multi-instrumentalist Adam Willey has been an active part of the Canadian music scene for over a decade. His ability to fill a multitude of roles has kept him in demand as supporting musician for many notable Canadian artists on festival stages across North America. He completed his Undergraduate studies at the VCC School of Music, where he received his Bachelor of Music (2021), and has helped hundreds of people set foot on their own musical journey through one-on-one music education. His educational philosophy is simple; There's a music lesson in everything if you're willing to look for it.
His rate is $25 per half hour.

Alan Jossul - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo, music lessons in Courtenay

Alan Jossul (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo,) Registration Request

Online Lessons: Yes

Alan Jossul teaches guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin and banjo. He has taught music in the Comox Valley since the 1990s and earned a diploma in jazz studies from Vancouver Island University in 2001. Alan is an expert in a wide variety of styles including jazz and bluegrass, and he is a founding member of local bands Big Red Truck and The Emily Cars. His lesson rate is $27 per half hour.

Christy Vanden - Guitar, Bass, Drums music lessons in Courtenay

Christy Vanden (Guitar, Bass, Drums) Registration Request

Online Lessons: Yes

Christy Vanden is a guitar and drum teacher with over 6 years of teaching experience, both privately and at the Long and McQuade Lesson Centre in Courtenay. She is a local musician who has played lead guitar and vocals in numerous bands, toured as a solo act and played in the all-female multi-award nominated group, She Could Be Trouble. Christy has played on stages at Filberg Festival, Nautical Days, The Sid Williams Theatre and Sunfest Country Music Fest. Christy was recently nominated in the 2022 Comox Valley Record's “Reader's Choice Awards” under the ‘Best Musician’, ‘Best Performer’ and ‘Best Music Teacher’ categories and has been named Top 3 in the category of “Best Musician” in the valley. Her rate is $25 per half hour.

Filipe Andrade - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Violin, Piano music lessons in Courtenay

Filipe Andrade (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Violin, Piano) Registration Request

Online Lessons: Yes

Filipe has lived in the Valley for over twenty-five years. He studies classical guitar which remains his first instrument. He has played bass, guitar, banjo, and ukulele in many local musical productions. He has sung in many choirs and has played percussion in worship music settings. He has been a part of many music ensembles, most recently playing with Chouette, a local French Canadian music cover trio: and has returned to playing bass with Raising Hale, with whom he has performed with at Comox Valley Music Fest. Filipe also has a diploma in Social Services and is currently working at Mark R Isfeld as an Indigenous Support Worker. He believes in connecting students following a strength base model. He has mentored and taught many students and is forever learning and growing within his craft. Filipe's rate is $26 per half hour.

Jesse McCloy - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele music lessons in Courtenay

Jesse McCloy (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele) Registration Request

Online Lessons: Yes

Jesse has been playing in venues and studios across the world for the last 15 years. His styles are far ranging, including anything from rock, blues and soul, to jazz and heavy metal. Specializing in guitar, ukulele, and bass, Jesse believes in maintaining a relaxed and comfortable learning environment suitable for all ages and skill levels. His rate is $27 per half hour.

Oscar Robles Diaz - Guitar, Bass, Drums, Percussion Ukulele, music lessons in Courtenay

Oscar Robles Diaz (Guitar, Bass, Drums, Percussion Ukulele,) Registration Request

Online Lessons: Yes

Oscar Robles Diaz is a musician and music educator based in the Comox Valley. Originally from Mexico, he studied Classical guitar in Mexico City's Autonomous University (UNAM). Since 2008, he has been residing on Vancouver Island, Canada. He has toured extensively throughout Mexico and Central America, Western Canada, and as far away as Taiwan, and has also worked as a recording artist. A skilled multi-instrumentalist, he offers one-on-one instruction on guitar (acoustic and electric), bass guitar, Chapman Stick, ukulele, and drum kit. He is adept at teaching and performing a wide range of styles, including Flamenco, Spanish-Classical, Latin, Rock, Funk and Pop, to name a few. His rate is $27 per half hour.

Rick Bossom - Piano, Keyboard, music lessons in Courtenay

Rick Bossom (Piano, Keyboard,) Registration Request

Online Lessons: Yes

Rick Bossom has been performing, writing and creating music since 1982, and has taught at Long and McQuade since 2011. He has a great deal of experience in the music business, including over 5,000 live performances, writing radio jingles & video production soundtracks and signing a publishing deal on his first CD. Rick's teaching style focuses on ear training techniques, improvising and making songs “your own”, reading sheet music, lead sheets and the fundamentals of music theory. Advanced students can explore the place of piano & keyboards in rock & pop bands, and creation & sequencing of music through midi sequence programs and hard disk recording. His rate is $27 per half hour.

Shanté Van Horlick - Voice, music lessons in Courtenay

Shanté Van Horlick (Voice,) Registration Request

Online Lessons: Yes

Shanté Van Horlick is a classically trained singer and has recently graduated with her Bachelor of Music specializing in Opera from UBC. She has performed in numerous operas, toured in Mozart’s The Magic Flute in the Czech Republic, and with the U Singers across the Mediterranean. Shanté has taught singers of all ages, skill level and genres since 2015. Her rate is $29 per half hour.

Shaun Weima - Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Voice, music lessons in Courtenay

Shaun Weima (Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Voice,) Registration Request

Online Lessons: Yes

Shaun Weima moved to the Comox Valley in 2019 from Kingston, Ontario. He has been teaching music since 2003 at various schools in the area. He has performed, toured and produced with a number of Kingston bands, including Ianspotting, The Swampward Orchestra, and Hoppipolla. Shaun specializes in guitar, ukulele, mandolin, beginner piano and voice. His rate is $26 per half hour.

Veronica Klock - Piano, Theory, music lessons in Courtenay

Veronica Klock (Piano, Theory,) Registration Request

Online Lessons: Yes

Veronica Klock’s students play to learn, to learn to play! Classroom activities get students moving to help them understand not only what music is, but how it feels and how it works, so they can learn to create their own musical ideas from their very first lessons. Healthy playing techniques learned in this way help students protect against repetitive strain injury while allowing them to draw the most exquisite tone possible from the instrument. She encourages group learning opportunities to experience the joy of playing together while building ensemble skills that serve musicians not only in their musical journeys, but in their day-to-day lives as well. Veronica began playing at age three, performing at age four, and teaching at age 18. Having studied with Dr. Harald Zabrack, Dr. Terence Dawson, Dr. Dale Reubart, and Helen Silvester, Veronica completed her A.R.C.T. in 1994 and graduated from UBC in 1998. She enjoys a vibrant career performing with the Strathcona Symphony Orchestra and in small ensembles; accompanying soloists; teaching; and composing; and has accompanied choirs as far away as the Grotto in Portland, OR and Disneyland, CA. Veronica teaches all ages and all levels. Her rate is $27 per half hour.