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Music Lesson Centre

Lesson Centre Locations > British Columbia > North Vancouver

1363 Main St
North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7J 1C4
Lesson Centre Phone: (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: 1:00-9:00pm
Tuesday: 1:00-9:00pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm-9:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm-9:00pm
Friday: 1:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-6:00pm

This Location Offers:

Private Lessons

Group Lessons

We have many teachers comfortable teaching theory of all levels in preparing for RCM exams, from elementary theory to advanced rudiments, harmony, and even history. We are pleased to offer group theory classes on Saturdays with teacher Arezu Bonakdarpour. Cost is dependent on class size. Please inquire with our lesson centre if you would like to wait list for a group theory class.

Rock school

All girls rock school

Group theory

Our Teachers:

Adrian Smith - Trumpet music lessons in North Vancouver

Adrian Smith (Trumpet)

Adrian has been teaching trumpet and theory since 1998. Adrian attended Capilano College in the Jazz Studies program, studying with Juno Award winner Brad Turner. He is a member of a number of salsa bands, funk bands, R&B Bands, and had the pleasure of working with Dal Richards and his Orchestra. His rate is $25/half hour.

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

Andrew Smith (Guitar, Bass, Trombone, Banjo, Ukulele)

Andrew has performed as a guitarist, vocalist, and trombonist in the lower mainland since 1996. Andrew received his diploma in Jazz & Contemporary Guitar from Vancouver Community College, as well as a diploma and a BMUS in Jazz Studies from Capilano University. His rate is $25/half hour.

Andrew Ty - Violin music lessons in North Vancouver

Andrew Ty (Violin)

Andrew graduated from the Vancouver Academy of Music with a BMUS in Violin Performance, and has been teaching for over 10 years. He encourages his students to balance foundational techniques, accuracy, and musicality in everyday playing. He believes that teaching should help students find their appreciation and self-expression through different genres, and develop their self confidence. Andrew's rate is $25/half hour.

Arezu Bonakdarpour - Piano, Theory music lessons in North Vancouver

Arezu Bonakdarpour (Piano, Theory)

Arezu has been passionate about teaching piano since 1993. She has a Bachelors of Art in Music and ARCT in piano performance. Over the years she has taught students ages 4-77. Although Arezu is a Registered Music teacher, she continues her studies in the field of piano pedagogy and performance. Currently she is working on the final stages of the piano teacher’s ARCT. Her rate is $25/half hour.

Arthur Delahooke - Drums music lessons in North Vancouver

Arthur Delahooke (Drums)

Arthur is currently completing his Bachelor of Applied Music Degree at VCC, with a major in Drums and Performance and a minor in Composition. Arthur 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 for gigs in greater Vancouver. Arthur is enthusiastic about teaching all styles of music and welcomes all students at any level. His rate is $25/half hour.

Benjamin MacRae - Clarinet, Sax, Flute, Theory music lessons in North Vancouver

Benjamin MacRae (Clarinet, Sax, Flute, Theory)

Benjamin is professional musician that works in the musical community of Vancouver as a performer, composer/songwriter, bandleader and music educator. Ben has studied under clarinetist Robert Sheffield at Kwantlen Polytechnic University where he obtained his Diploma in Orchestral Performance for classical clarinet and is currently enrolled at Capilano University where he is completing his Bachelors in Jazz Studies in performance and composition. Ben’s teaching style is centered on the belief of instilling a well-rounded education. He strives to include elements of history, theory, ear-training, technique and modern learning methods into each of his classes in order to develop each student's personal skill set. His rate is $25/half hour.

Caitlin Toom - Voice, Piano music lessons in North Vancouver

Caitlin Toom (Voice, Piano)

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.

Calvin Ma - Guitar, Bass music lessons in North Vancouver

Calvin Ma (Guitar, Bass)

Calvin has been performing in the lower mainland for nearly 10 years, specializing in rock, pop, blues, heavy metal, punk, and jazz styles. Calvin studied advanced music theory, composition, and scoring at the Vancouver Art Institute. His rate is $25/half hour.

Chris Robertson - Guitar music lessons in North Vancouver

Chris Robertson (Guitar)

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 $25/half hour.

Denise Peters - Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in North Vancouver

Denise Peters (Guitar, Ukulele)

Denise is currently finishing her BMUS for Classical Guitar Performance at UBC, but also specializes in pop, folk, rock and metal styles. She has been teaching, performing, and composing on the guitar since 2007 and enjoys working with beginners. Her rate is $25/half hour.

Emily Nacarrato - Piano, Theory music lessons in North Vancouver

Emily Nacarrato (Piano, Theory)

Emily recently completed her Bachelor of Music Therapy from the University of Windsor. She continues to refine her piano skills, and recently completed her RCM Grade 10 exam. Combining her music therapy training and over 8 years of piano teaching experience, Emily is able to accommodate different musical abilities and learning styles and well as provide adapted music lessons for special needs students. Her philosophy of teaching is to lead individuals to achieve their full potential through music. Her rate is $25/half hour.

Jamie Ruddick - Piano, Ukulele music lessons in North Vancouver

Jamie Ruddick (Piano, Ukulele)

Jamie's love for music began at a very young age, starting piano lessons at age 5. He has completed his RCM Grade 10 certificate, and continues to refine his skills today. Jamie is passionate about constructing a fun and energetic learning environment for his students. Whether they are learning classical piano, pop, improvisation, composition, or ukulele, there will never be a dull moment. His rate is $25/half hour.

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

Jeff Gammon (Bass, Upright Bass)

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)

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.

Jenna Earle - Guitar, Songwriting music lessons in North Vancouver

Jenna Earle (Guitar, Songwriting)

Jenna has been teaching guitar for over 9 years and performing for over 13. She has a diploma in music from Selkirk College with a major in composition on guitar. She enjoys playing and instructing nearly every style including rock, blues, jazz, and has taught lessons to students ages 4 – 70. Her rate is $25/half hour.

Mike Schafer - Trombone, Low Brass music lessons in North Vancouver

Mike Schafer (Trombone, Low Brass)

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.

Nick Ratcliffe - Drums music lessons in North Vancouver

Nick Ratcliffe (Drums)

New to Vancouver from Toronto, Nick is a performer with over 15 years of playing experience and over 6 years of teaching experience. His goal as a teacher is to allow students to develop their playing abilities and creativity. Drawing from playing experience, resources, and lessons from renowned clinicians such as Dom Famularo, John Riley, and the Drummer's Collective in New York to name a few, he customizes each lesson to suit a student's age, musical interests, goals and learning style. His Rate is $25/half hour.

Niho Takase - Piano music lessons in North Vancouver

Niho Takase (Piano)

Niho has over 10 years of experience as a professional pianist. She has a Bachelors of Music 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,)

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 $25 per half hour lesson.

Paul Mason - Drums music lessons in North Vancouver

Paul Mason (Drums)

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)

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 $30/half hour.

Sebastian Chamney - Guitar music lessons in North Vancouver

Sebastian Chamney (Guitar)

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)

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 $26/half hour.

Thomas Law - Flute music lessons in North Vancouver

Thomas Law (Flute)

Vancouver-born flutist Thomas Law is an enthusiastic performer and teacher in the Vancouver and Victoria area. A passionate chamber musician and a frequent recitalist, Thomas has performed works from the classical repertoire, contemporary avant-garde, world-jazz fusion and film/video game score genres. Across B.C., he has performed most notably with the Victoria Symphony, Victoria Bach Ensemble and Victoria Philharmonic Choir. His rate is $25/half hour.