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1363 Main Street
North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7J 1C4
Lesson Centre: Phone or Text (604) 986-3118
Store Phone: (604) 986-0911
Fax: (604) 986-3119

Lesson Centre Email: northvanlessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: northvan@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
Monday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Our Teachers:

Adrian Smith - Trumpet, music lessons in North Vancouver

Adrian Smith (Trumpet,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Adrian has been teaching trumpet and theory since 1998. He attended the Capilano College Jazz Studies program, studying with Juno Award winner Brad Turner and worked with Dal Richards and his Orchestra. He is a member of a number of salsa, funk, and R&B Bands. His rate is $26/half hour.

Andrew Smith - Guitar, Bass, Trombone, Banjo, Ukulele, music lessons in North Vancouver

Andrew Smith (Guitar, Bass, Trombone, Banjo, Ukulele,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Andrew has a diploma in Jazz & Contemporary Guitar from Vancouver Community College, as well as a diploma and a BMUS in Jazz Studies from Capilano University. He has performed as a guitarist, vocalist, and trombonist in the lower mainland since 1996 and his rate is $26/half hour.

Andrew Ty - Violin, music lessons in North Vancouver

Andrew Ty (Violin,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Andrew graduated from the Vancouver Academy of Music with a BMUS in Violin Performance, and has been teaching since 2008. He believes studying a wide variety of genres will help the student express themselves and develop their self-confidence in music and in life. Andrew's rate is $25/half hour.

Arezu Bonakdarpour - Piano, Theory, music lessons in North Vancouver

Arezu Bonakdarpour (Piano, Theory,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Arezu has been teaching piano since 1993 and has a Bachelors of Art in Music and ARCT in piano performance. She is a Registered Music teacher but she continues her studies in the field of piano pedagogy and performance. Her rate is $27/half hour.

Arthur Delahooke - Drums, music lessons in North Vancouver

Arthur Delahooke (Drums,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Arthur is currently completing his Bachelor of Applied Music Degree at VCC, with a major in Drums and Performance and a minor in Composition. He has had the privilege of studying with some of Vancouver's best drummers including Bernie Arai, Craig Scott, Liam MacDonald, and has studied composition with Paul Plimley and Alan Matheson. A busy musician, Arthur currently plays in four bands and performs in greater Vancouver. His rate is $25/half hour.

Caitlin Toom - Voice, Piano, music lessons in North Vancouver

Caitlin Toom (Voice, Piano,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Caitlin is an experienced vocalist, accompanist, composer, and graduate of Vancouver Community College's jazz voice program with a minor in Classical Voice. She has been performing and teaching in Vancouver for over seven years. As a performer, Caitlin has fronted a 13-piece funk band, various jazz combos, as well as solo work. As an instructor, she has taught voice and piano as well as musical theatre performance. Caitlin is adaptable and passionate, specializing in jazz, pop and rock. She welcomes students of all levels, styles and abilities. Her rate is $25/half hour.

Chris Robertson - Guitar, music lessons in North Vancouver

Chris Robertson (Guitar,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Chris has been a guitar player for over 20 years and a teacher for over 12 years. Chris specializes in rock, pop, and heavy metal, and teaches composition on the guitar. His rate is $26/half hour.

Emily Nacarrato - Piano, Theory, Special Needs Music, music lessons in North Vancouver

Emily Nacarrato (Piano, Theory, Special Needs Music,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

After several years of teaching piano, Emily (MTA, MT-BC) completed a Bachelors degree in Music Therapy at the University of Windsor, while studying piano performance under Dr. Gregory E Butler. For the past five years, Emily has been working as a music therapist as well as providing typical and adaptive piano lessons at Long and McQuade. Her music therapy training helps her accommodate different learning styles and abilities in the lesson room. Her philosophy of teaching is to lead individuals to achieve their full potential, through music. Her rate is $27/half hour.

Frankie Hidalgo - Saxophone music lessons in North Vancouver

Frankie Hidalgo (Saxophone) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Frankie graduated from the Grant MacEwan University Jazz Studies diploma program in 2008. He has spent the past 15 years working as a musician and educator, performing across western Canada and offering lessons a wide range of instruments. Frankie is currently finishing an education degree at Capilano University in North Vancouver, specializing in music instruction. Through his experience and passion, he strives to nurture his students' love of music. His rate is $25 per half hour lesson.

Jeff Gammon - Bass, Upright Bass, music lessons in North Vancouver

Jeff Gammon (Bass, Upright Bass,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Jeff is a graduate of the BMUS program in Jazz Performance from Capilano University. As a local emerging musician, Jeff has played with pit orchestras such as Theatre Under The Stars, the TD Vancouver Jazz Festival, CBC’s Musical Nooners, toured Canada with Blues/Gospel group The Sojourners, and more. His rate is $25/half hour.

Jeffrey Black - Piano, Guitar, music lessons in North Vancouver

Jeffrey Black (Piano, Guitar,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Recently transplanted from Alberta, Jeff Black brings over 15 years of performance experience, and 5+ years of teaching experience in both piano and guitar. With a background in RCM piano and a diploma in Jazz from Edmonton's Grant MacEwan University, Jeff is ready and willing to take students of all ages or experience levels and help them pursue their musical goals. His rate is $25/half hour.

Joe Harvey - Guitar, music lessons in North Vancouver

Joe Harvey (Guitar,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Joe Harvey studied Jazz at VCC and has been a performer for upwards of 10 years. You can catch Joe performing in a variety of settings from swinging dance parties to raging rock shows, as both a side and front-man. His teaching style is supportive and encouraging to all student abilities and his welcoming nature allows for a relaxed environment. His rate is $25/half hour.

John Nicholson - Saxophone, Clarinet, music lessons in North Vancouver

John Nicholson (Saxophone, Clarinet,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

John Nicholson is a saxophonist and composer/arranger who hails from Vancouver. His strong and distinctive sound has kept him busy as a side musician, and his versatility has led him to work in many genres of music. John can be seen sharing the stage and studio with some of the Canadian music scene's top talent, and has studied with Mike Murley, Kelly Jefferson, Terry Promane, Steve Kaldestad, Seamus Blake, and Gary Smulyan, among others. John's rate is $26/half hour.

Madeleine Elkins - Guitar, Ukulele, music lessons in North Vancouver

Madeleine Elkins (Guitar, Ukulele,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Madeleine has been playing guitar for over a decade. She graduated with a BMUS in Jazz Studies at Capilano University, and has played in a wide variety of ensembles in many styles around Vancouver, notably in the 2017 Arts Club production of Bittergirl the Musical. With experience teaching private lessons to students of all ages, she is a passionate educator who hopes to create an inclusive learning space where she can inspire her students to reach their goals. Her rate is $25/half hour lesson.

Mike Schafer - Trombone, Tuba, Baritone, music lessons in North Vancouver

Mike Schafer (Trombone, Tuba, Baritone,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Mike has a MMUS and BMUS from UBC and has been teaching since 2002. He has performed with the VSO in outreach programs, and toured Taiwan and Hong Kong with the UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble. His rate is $25/half hour.

Niho Takase - Piano, music lessons in North Vancouver

Niho Takase (Piano,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Niho has over decade of experience as a professional pianist. She has a Bachelors of Music from VCC and teaches Classical, Jazz, Bossa Nova, Salsa and more. She has studied Latin music under the Tito Puente Orchestra's former pianist Sonny Bravo in New York, and Afro Cuban music with Grammy Award winner Chucho Valdes in Havana Cuba. Niho's rate is $25/half hour.

Paul Cheng - Cello, Violin, Viola, Theory, music lessons in North Vancouver

Paul Cheng (Cello, Violin, Viola, Theory,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Paul started playing the violin at age 6. He studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in London for a number of years, came to Canada in 1987, and continued his music education at the University of British Columbia and Manhattan School of Music in New York. Since then, Paul has been playing and teaching in North America for the last 20 years. Paul is actively performing all year round with local symphony orchestras and small ensembles... from Classical to Jazz and constantly recording with many local composers/artists. His rate is $27/half hour.

Paul Mason - Drums music lessons in North Vancouver

Paul Mason (Drums) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Paul began taking drum lessons at age 13. After graduating high school in 1975, Paul became a full-time touring musician. In 1985 he bought Milestone Percussion, a unique custom drum company which was re-named Tempus Drums. He currently remains active as an performer, teacher, student, composer, journalist/blogger, school music program advisor and music advocate. His rate is $25/half hour.

Roshanak Farzadkish - Piano, music lessons in North Vancouver

Roshanak Farzadkish (Piano,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Roshanak started playing piano at age 8. At age 16 she turned her focus from Iranian music to Western classical music and obtained her BA and MA degrees in piano performance. She also completed a conducting certificate from Capilano University. Her desire is to help students become more intelligent, diligent, conscious, and to help them to experience the joy of playing piano. Her rate is $32/half hour.

Sarah Foster - Voice, Piano, music lessons in North Vancouver

Sarah Foster (Voice, Piano,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Sarah Foster has been singing and playing piano since early childhood. She has a BMUS from Sonoma State University in California and is currently enrolled in the Artist Diploma program at the Vancouver Academy of Music. Sarah believes that enthusiasm is the key to music! Being able to enjoy making music, even on bad days, is the most important part of life. Her rate is $25 per half hour.

Sebastian Chamney - Guitar, Ukulele, music lessons in North Vancouver

Sebastian Chamney (Guitar, Ukulele,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Sebastian recently graduated from VCC's music program with a Bachelor of Applied Music. He has studied with some of Vancouver's top guitar players such as Dave Martone, Brian Poulsen, and Daryl Jahnke to name a few. During his time at VCC, he was a recipient of several music scholarships, including the Sal Ferrara "One to Watch" Award. Sebastian's patient and kind nature help him connect with students on any interest level. He welcomes students of all styles and levels. His rate is $25/half hour.

Solmaz Saba - Piano, music lessons in North Vancouver

Solmaz Saba (Piano,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Solmaz started playing piano in Iran at the age of 7, focusing on Western classical music, and held her first solo concert when she was 12. She later studied at Ecole National de Musique de Creteil in Paris, and also completed a music diploma and conducting certificate, both from Capilano University. Her rate is $27/half hour.

Thomas Law - Flute, music lessons in North Vancouver

Thomas Law (Flute,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Thomas is a graduate from UBC with a Masters Degree in Music and an active performer and teacher in Vancouver. Previously, he studied at the UVIC (BMus) and VCM (Flute Pedagogy). Thomas has freelanced with Symphony 21, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Victoria Symphony and Kamloops Symphony among others. As a passionate teacher, Thomas teaches students of all ages (7-85+), proving that it is never too late to pick up an instrument. He teaches beginners all the way to advanced levels. He is experienced in preparing students for RCM exams, competitions, concerts and band/orchestra auditions with successful students entering honour bands and university programs. His rate is $25/half hour.