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 Piano 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.

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.

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.

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.