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Nanaimo

Music Lesson Centre

Lesson Centre Locations > British Columbia > Nanaimo

620A Comox Rd
Nanaimo, British Columbia, V9R 3J3
Lesson Centre Phone: (250) 716-7291
Store Phone: (250) 716-7261
Fax: (250) 716-7292

Lesson Centre Email: nanaimolessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: nanaimo-south@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
Monday: 1:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday: 1:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm-9:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm-8:00pm
Friday: 1:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday: 12:100pm-5:00pm

Our Teachers:

Amber Burden - Voice, Piano music lessons in Nanaimo

Amber Burden (Voice, Piano)

Amber hails from Lethbridge, Alberta. During her tour under the direction of Frank Gnadt with LCI Jazz and Chamber Choirs, Amber experienced first hand the way music can bridge many gaps, touch people, and effect lives. Inspired by her travels, Amber earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz music from VIU, specializing in voice. Since graduating, Amber has been performing and teaching musical theatre, preschool music, voice and piano. She is inspired by all genres from classical, jazz and blues, to rock and roll and beyond! Her rate is $23 per half hour.

Anatol McGinnis - Violin, Bass, Guitar, Strings music lessons in Nanaimo

Anatol McGinnis (Violin, Bass, Guitar, Strings)

Anatol has been playing music since the early 90s, starting at Age 9 with studies in violin through the Royal Conservatory of music and then going on to study Jazz Performance at VIU. He's played in many ensembles covering many styles, from classical,latin, Jazz to country, rockabilly, celtic and Rock. He is a multi-instrumentalist teaching violin,cello,bass,and guitar and plays in many ensembles such as Bands Bossa Loca, Kiltlifters, Hub City Hooligans, Kings Without, Myc Sharrat, Karuna, Musica Vagaboundo, the Calgary Chamber Orchestra, and the Nanaimo Dance Salon Orchestra. His rate is $23 per half hour.

Arvon Brunt - Voice, Piano music lessons in Nanaimo

Arvon Brunt (Voice, Piano)

Arvon has been singing and playing the piano since the late 70's. She has performed throughout the Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo and studied at Vancouver Island University. Her work was behind the musical success of the Nanaimo Theatre Group's productions of Godspell and Cabaret. Arvon has an enthusiastic approach to teaching and she is known to bring out the very best in all who work with her. Her rate is $23 per half hour.

Brad Shipley - Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele music lessons in Nanaimo

Brad Shipley (Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele)

Brad is a versatile and accomplished multi-instrumentalist who teaches guitar, mandolin and ukulele. He holds a Bachelor degree in Jazz Studies from VIU and enjoys teaching music to all ages. Brad has been performing since the early 90s and enjoys many styles and genres. He believes music is in everyone and that you are never too old to learn. His rate is $23 per half hour lesson.

Brett Attig - Drums music lessons in Nanaimo

Brett Attig (Drums)

Brett is a passionate drummer who has been playing since 2000 and is enthusiastic about sharing his craft, since he entered the world as a teacher. Whether it’s Rock, Metal, Funk, playing along to your favourite songs, stick control, limb independence, or double bass, Brett can help you toward mastering these skills. He enjoys teaching all levels from beginner to advanced and he lives for seeing his students learn and improve from week to week. His rate is $23 per half hour.

Dave Sayers - Drums music lessons in Nanaimo

Dave Sayers (Drums)

A product of Macewan University, Dave has developed a reputation for his ability to get the most of his students and has achieved great success with students previously labelled as unteachable or disinterested. Working under the guiding principle that everyone is inherently musically talented, he provides a positive and confidence promoting environment for all students. His rate is $23 per half hour.

Graham White - Piano music lessons in Nanaimo

Graham White (Piano)

Graham White is a professional pianist and songwriter with a diploma in music from VIU. He has released multiple albums of original compositions and is a student of the Royal Conservatory of Music. A fun, relaxed style of learning is his hallmark and is open to working with students on any genre or style they wish. His rate is $23 per half hour.

James McRae - Drums music lessons in Nanaimo

James McRae (Drums)

James has been playing professionally since the 70s. He is a versatile drummer, adept at many different styles of music. In 2011 James released a CD of his own music which has received international and national radio airplay. James likes to focus on the student enjoying the process of learning, but also giving them the tools and confidence they will need to play music in any kind of context. His rate is $23 per half hour.

Justin Worthington - Trumpet music lessons in Nanaimo

Justin Worthington (Trumpet)

Justin attended the University of Victoria for both his Bachelor and Master of Music in Trumpet Performance. During his degree he was an active teacher and freelancer in Victoria. Justin was also a sectional instructor and teaching assistant for the UVic School of Music. His rate is $23 per half hour.

Larry Miller - Woodwinds, Guitar music lessons in Nanaimo

Larry Miller (Woodwinds, Guitar)

Larry Miller (B.F.A,B.Ed, M.Music) is an active performer and teacher. He has produced several CD recordings, Freya’s Song (1997), Storm Head (1999) Instance (2006). He has taught saxophone since 2004 at the University of Vancouver Island and been teaching large groups and individual lessons since the early 1990s. In addition to free lance work on cruise ships, Big bands, and rock groups, Larry has performed in numerous musicals over the years utilizing his knowledge and skills performing on various woodwinds. His rate is $23 per half hour.

Marty Brough - Guitar, Ukulele, music lessons in Nanaimo

Marty Brough (Guitar, Ukulele,)

His rate is $23 per half hour.

Matt Aasen - Guitar, Recording, Drums music lessons in Nanaimo

Matt Aasen (Guitar, Recording, Drums)

Picking up the guitar in his early teens, Matt quickly developed a passion for music. Since then, he has performed in many touring bands and earned himself a Bachelor Degree in Jazz Studies. Being a hard worker and a keen learner, Matt teaches with enthusiasm, emphasizing student's goals and interests. With a focus on both the 6 and the 7 string guitar, Matt teaches a wide range of musical genres to students of all ages and skill levels. His rate is $23 per half hour lesson.

Phil Wipper - Drums music lessons in Nanaimo

Phil Wipper (Drums)

From an early age, Phil knew he had a love for all things drum-related. He has been performing and teaching drums professionally since the mid 80s. Whether students are just starting out, playing for fun, or wanting to further advance their craft, Phil always tries to emphasize a broad overview of versatile drumming concepts, techniques and styles; as well as give his students the knowledge and advice needed to further apply those skills professionally or otherwise. He’s a firm believer in the idea that a versatile, well-rounded musician is a successful musician. Phil currently works with award-winning and three-time Juno-nominated children's music performers The Kerplunks, as well as the ever popular local-favourites, Johnny Inappropriate and Wunderbread. His rate is $23 per half hour.

Spencer Bowman - Drums music lessons in Nanaimo

Spencer Bowman (Drums)

Spencer began drumming at the age of ten, and has since continued to develop his passion and skill on the drum kit. He has shared the stage and the studio with many of BC's most talented musicians, as well as touring nationally with the progressive metal band The Body Politic. Many teachers have helped shape Spencer as a drummer, including Mike Johnston, Matt Halpern, and Dom Famularo. Spencer spent two years studying with Jesse Cahill at Vancouver Island University and holds a diploma in jazz studies. Teaching his first drum lesson at thirteen, Spencer continued teaching privately throughout his early teenage years. Spencer's goal is to inspire his students, as well as demystify the mechanics of drumming. His rate is $23 per half hour.