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 Drums Teachers:

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.

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.