1360 Dominion Avenue
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, V3B 8G7

Lesson Centre: Phone or Text (604) 464-1118

Store Phone: (604) 464-1011

Fax: (604) 464-1109

Lesson Centre Email: pocolessons@long-mcquade.com

Store Email: poco@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
Monday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday: 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

This Location Offers:

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Spring Break Band Camp

"This camp is a great way to improve your ensemble skills,
including the basics of your instrument, theory & more!
COST: $250.00
DATE: Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22, 2024
TIME: 10am – 2pm
LOCATION: 1360 Dominion Avenue, Port Coquitlam
WHO: For all wind, orchestral string, and percussion instruments. Ages 10+
REQUIREMENTS: No experience necessary. Must
have your own instrument and music stand.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, March 4th,
2024

Jazz S'Cool

"Have fun learning more about Jazz music while
playing and improvising with your Jazz peers!"
COST: $250.00
DATE: Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22, 2024
TIME: 5pm – 9pm
LOCATION: 1360 Dominion Avenue, Port Coquitlam
WHO: Anyone who wants to have fun learning about
and playing Jazz music.
REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 2 years experience on
your instrument. Must have your own instrument and
music stand. Drums, piano, and amps provided.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, March 4th, 2024

Our Teachers:

Angelina Lagunzad - Voice, Piano music lessons in Port Coquitlam

angelina lagunzad (Voice, Piano)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Thursday

Angelina’s musical training began at the age of 5, starting with classical piano. Once completing her Grade 10 RCM exam, she moved on to pursue a Bachelor of Music degree at UBC in Voice. Angelina’s passion is centered around creating a safe and nurturing learning environment, focused on fun and captivating lessons. She is a versatile instructor, comfortable in different styles such as classical, pop, jazz, R&B, and musical theatre. Angelina’s rate is $29.00 per half hour lesson.

Anna Kuchkova - Cello music lessons in Port Coquitlam

anna kuchkova (Cello)

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Teaching Day(s): Saturday

Anna started her cello studies nearly 20 years ago, following her piano and theory certification in Russia. She is currently working towards her ARCT in cello performance. She is a member of the West Coast Symphony Orchestra and an active chamber and solo musician. Anna has performed in musicals, university graduate productions, experimental projects, rock and metal shows, including her own project Alchemy Chamber, as well as Canucks games at Rogers Arena. She has done session work for many local artists and vocal ensembles such as Phoenix Choir.
Anna's approach to teaching is aimed towards helping students become well-rounded musicians who excel technically as well as have adequate theory knowledge. Anna has prepared numerous students for the RCM examinations, all of whom achieved First Class Honours standing or higher. Anna’s rate is $29.00 per half hour lesson.

Claine Lamb - Guitar, Bass music lessons in Port Coquitlam

claine lamb (Guitar, Bass)

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Teaching Style: jazz, rock

Teaching Day(s): Friday, Saturday

Claine has a Diploma with Distinction in Classical Guitar from Capilano University and is currently completing a BFA in Music and Sound from SFU. Claine has performed and toured with various acts as a guitarist, bassist, pianist, and vocalist in the Vancouver area since 2015, ranging from progressive rock to Persian folk music, extreme metal, avant-garde, and rap. Her current project is as the vocalist and lead guitarist of Misyrion. Claine is passionate about inspiring others to discover and experience the joy of playing music, in whatever style or expression that means for them. She has been sharing her love of music through teaching since 2017. Claine’s rate is $28.00 per half hour lesson.

Coal Shultis - Woodwinds music lessons in Port Coquitlam

coal shultis (Woodwinds)

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Teaching Day(s): Sunday

Coal has achieved both a Diploma and a Bachelors of Jazz Studies in Music Education from Capilano University majoring in woodwinds. His music journey began over 20 years ago on guitar but soon began to include woodwinds. He has played with many groups across the lower mainland varying in style from classical to traditional jazz and pop. His focus is creating a fun learning environment that helps his students gain a better love for, and understanding of music. Coal's rate is $30 per half hour lesson.

Drew Christie - Drums music lessons in Port Coquitlam

drew christie (Drums)

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Teaching Day(s): Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Drew studied at Capilano University as well as with many top North American drummers and has been teaching drums privately for over a decade. He has been a studio musician and live performer for over 20 years. In his teaching, Drew focuses on providing a fun environment while students learn about groove, technique, theory and reading. Drew's rate is $29 per half hour lesson.

Eddie Riumin - Drums, Piano music lessons in Port Coquitlam

eddie riumin (Drums, Piano)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Eddie’s musical experience started with the piano at age 14. He excelled at RCM piano exams in a short span of time, reaching up to RCM grade 9 on piano. Soon after, he pursued and obtained a Jazz Studies Diploma from Capilano University majoring on drums. Eddie is often performing on drums in all different genres and styles of music. Eddie's rate is $28.00 per half hour lesson.

Emerson Jong - Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute music lessons in Port Coquitlam

emerson jong (Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute)

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Teaching Day(s): Wednesday

Emerson has a Diploma in Music from Kwantlen Polytechnic University and a Bachelor's Degree from UVIC in Secondary Music Education, majoring in Saxophone. He actively plays in different ensembles in the Lower Mainland. He believes that learning through having fun is the best way to learn, and will tailor the perfect lesson plan for every students’ levels and goals.

Emi Hamnett - Piano music lessons in Port Coquitlam

emi hamnett (Piano)

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Teaching Day(s): Friday, Saturday

Emi graduated from Osaka University of Music, majoring in Voice and has her Junior High School Teacher Certificate in Japan. Emi also graduated Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s SEA program and holds an ECE Assistant Certificate along with a Special Ed Teacher Assistant Certificate. She believes that music can be a powerful form of stress relief and adapts her lessons according to each of her student’s unique strengths and weaknesses to ensure the experience remains positive and beneficial for each of her students. Emi's rate is $28 per half hour lesson.

Gary Grace - Drums music lessons in Port Coquitlam

gary grace (Drums)

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Teaching Day(s): Thursday

Gary is a multi-award winning drummer, most recently the 2009 Roland V-Drum National Grand Champion and has toured with many top Canadian recording acts, including his current band Prism. Gary has been teaching drums and percussion since 1982 for all styles and ages. Gary's rate is $32 per half hour lesson.

Geeta Das - Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet music lessons in Port Coquitlam

geeta das (Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet)

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Teaching Day(s): Thursday, Friday

Geeta studied at Douglas College and UBC and she has been teaching for over 20 years. She has played with various Orchestral/Classical, Jazz R&B and Latin ensembles and is currently teaching Brass, Sax, Flute & Clarinet ensembles. Her rate is $32 per half hour lesson.

Gerard Rances - Voice, Ear Training, Music Theory, History music lessons in Port Coquitlam

gerard rances (Voice, Ear Training, Music Theory, History)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

A graduate from VCC, Gerard holds a BMus in Classical Voice Performance. In addition to teaching vocal technique and performance in various styles, he is also well versed in teaching aural skills and ear training. For over a decade now, Gerard has prepared many students for RCM exams in music theory, history, and voice. Every summer, he teaches two non-credit college courses in music theory and aural skills & ear training at Douglas College. Between 2011 and 2014, Gerard was a tenor soloist for Pacific Spirit Choir. His rate is $29 per half hour lesson.

Harrison Shaw - Guitar, , Ukulele music lessons in Port Coquitlam

harrison shaw (Guitar, , Ukulele)

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Teaching Style: rock

Teaching Day(s): Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Harrison has a Diploma in Jazz Studies from Capilano University and is currently working to finish his Degree there. He has been playing in local bands since 2011 and is interested in many styles, from Blues, Rock and Metal, to Flamenco and Reggae, as well as Jazz and some Classical styles. He currently plays guitar in a local metal band, and continues to compose his own music. He has been teaching since 2016 and has experience teaching private and group lessons in guitar, bass, ukulele, music theory, ear training, and composition. Harrison’s rate is $29.00 per half hour lesson.

Izabella Hermogenes - Violin, Voice, Piano music lessons in Port Coquitlam

izabella hermogenes (Violin, Voice, Piano)

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Teaching Day(s): Friday, Saturday

Izabella is a versatile pianist, violin, and voice teacher teaching popular, theater, classical music, and exam preparation for RCM exams. She started developing her skills and passion for music at the young age of 5. Throughout university, she has taught music at music studios while being a church choir pianist/violinist and soprano singer. She honed her skills as a musician and teacher through years of practice, dedication, and various experiences.
After graduating from university, she immediately took the board exam for teaching and got her license as a music educator. She enjoys sharing her musical experiences and knowledge with people to inspire and teach student to entertain.
Over the past eight years, Izabella has worked as a Musical Director and Pianist for Viking Ocean Cruises, where she honed her leadership skills and musical talents. In this role, she created shows, ensuring the highest musical performance for the audiences. She collaborated with performers of the entertainment department to achieve the desired
performances for the shows.
As a piano, violin, and voice teacher, Izabella wants to share her passion with students who would like to build their confidence and discover their hidden talents through singing and playing, with a supportive and effective long-term approach to every individual.

Jason Ritchie - Drums music lessons in Port Coquitlam

jason ritchie (Drums)

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Teaching Day(s): Tuesday, Sunday

Born into a family of musicians, Jason has been performing on stage since he was 6 years old. By the age of 17, he was an active member of 7 different bands and ensembles, professionally performing and recording. Jason has taught drumming and performance for over 10 years and is able to relate to students of all ages and mindsets. He excels at tailoring his lessons to accommodate each student's individual motivations. Students will become interested and excited about learning music and become more confident and successful on the drums. Jason's rate is $28 per half hour lesson.

Kaitie Sly - Bass, Upright Bass music lessons in Port Coquitlam

kaitie sly (Bass, Upright Bass)

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Teaching Day(s): Wednesday

Kaitie has worked in the music industry for over 25 years as a sound artist/composer, musician, and music educator. Kaitie has been teaching for 15+ years and has authored a series of six electric bass method books that have received high acclaim. Her expertise as an educator allowed her to develop the bass curriculum for FenderPlay. Kaitie writes and performs her own original music, and in the afro-soul group, Serengeti. She continues to work as a session musician for artists such as Blackbird Radio and Rumour Mill, frequently playing gigs across BC, and has toured Canada, the USA and the UK. As a sound artist and composer, she specializes in spatial audio, and has completed an artist residency at Lobe Spatial Sound Studio, and is currently artist-in-residence at MONOM Spatial Sound Studio in Berlin, Germany. Her work in spatial sound has received several awards from the BC Arts Council. Kaitie's rate is $28 per half hour lesson.

Keenan Render - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Music Theory music lessons in Port Coquitlam

keenan render (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Music Theory)

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Teaching Style: classical, jazz, rock

Teaching Day(s): Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Keenan Render is a Guitarist, Composer/Songwriter, and arranger from Vancouver, Canada. His writing spans across a breadth of genres from jazz to metal. He is a graduate of Vancouver Community College's Bachelor of Applied Music, where he studied Composition and Jazz & Contemporary Guitar. An avid collaborator, Keenan is fascinated by the interdisciplinary collaborative process. This includes working with graphic scores, scoring for video games, and more. He is also a self-acclaimed "gear-nerd", always looking to explore new technology in guitars, plugins, pedals, or DAWs. Keenan's rate is $28 per half hour lesson

Marc Gladstone - Piano music lessons in Port Coquitlam

marc gladstone (Piano)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Marc’s been teaching at Long & McQuade since 2010. He teaches all genres, believing students will work harder if they’re playing music they love to play. He can teach RCM, and was a judge at the Victoria Conservatory of Music for graduating students in 2021. Marc joined Prism in 2010, playing large festival audiences and indoor theatres. He was with Doug and the Slugs and Nick Gilder before that. He also plays keyboards and sings with Stone Poets, recording their 5th album currently with Marc producing alongside West Coast Engineer of the year, Sheldon Zaharko. He’s the West Coast Director with the Canadian Musicians Coalition; a director at Pacific Northwest Radio and the writer/producer of the radio podcast. Nominated 4 years in a row for the BCCMA Keyboardist of the Year, he’s a sought after session player for recording and live performances. Marc’s rate is $32.00 per half hour lesson.

Matthew Pancoust - Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in Port Coquitlam

matthew pancoust (Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Matt has been playing guitar for 15 years and teaching since 2017. Matt continuously composes, tours and performs with multiple groups in the Vancouver area, including his own project Truent — which has seen him performing alongside Voivod and Archspire. In addition to focusing on growing his musical career, Matt has a passion for teaching and has been working with students in both group and private lessons since 2017. He specializes in creating fun learning environments and exciting lesson plans that focus on the fundamentals of guitar playing, such as theory and technique. While he specializes in the rock and heavy metal genres, Matt is well versed in various styles of music, and is quick to cater to the special interests and skills of his students. Matt’s rate is $28.00 per half hour lesson.

Michael "Chico" Cham - Guitar music lessons in Port Coquitlam

michael "chico" cham (Guitar)

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Teaching Day(s): Tuesday, Friday

Michael (also known as Chico), was educated in Classical, Blues, R&B and Jazz idioms. Michael obtained a Jazz Diploma and became the music education director for Major Minor Music School in Winnipeg. Michael is a well-rounded guitar player of all styles of music and has been performing and teaching in the music industry for over 30 years. As well as teaching, he has also been recording and producing in his studio, Chico Productions, since 1997. His years of professional experience and multi-talented abilities provide a contemporary, quality-controlled teaching approach, addressing specific needs from novice to advance. Michael brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his instruction for all students. Chico's rate is $29 per half hour lesson.

Richard Brown - Drums music lessons in Port Coquitlam

richard brown (Drums)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday

Richard Brown is a veteran drummer currently based in Vancouver. His most recent work has been with popular Canadian band Big Sugar. He co-leads his own band, Mad Riddim. A dub project which melds reggae, funk, jazz and other genres into a popular festival band. Richard has recorded and performed with a number of artists including the legendary musicians Ernest Ranglin, Pee Wee Ellis, The Beach Boys and many other great artists. His film credits include work in films with Mariah Cary, Debra Cox and others. Richard is an enthusiastic teacher who enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with his students, while helping them to develop fun and effective ways to learn. Richard’s rate is $29.00 per half hour lesson.

Ryan Van Poederooyen - Drums music lessons in Port Coquitlam

ryan van poederooyen (Drums)

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Teaching Style: rock

Teaching Day(s): Monday, Wednesday

Ryan started teaching drums in 1998. His lessons have a linear structure helping students build on technical skills, and song learning. He tours professionally and records albums for the Canadian band, Imonolith and was a touring/studio drummer for Canadian artist Devin Townsend. He is a guest educator at Drumeo, and as session drummer has recorded albums for producers such as Chad Kroeger (Nickleback), Jay Van Poederooyen (Simple Plan, Chris Daughtrey) Brian Howes and others. Ryan's rate is $32.00 per half hour lesson.

Sande Sauter - Piano music lessons in Port Coquitlam

sande sauter (Piano)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Sande is a versatile instructor who covers a variety of styles including pop, rock, jazz, blues & classical, as well as piano theory & 'chording' techniques. Sande's diverse experience can satisfy all ages and skill levels and her patience, creativity & clear communication make her lessons a pleasure.
In addition to teaching, she is also a seasoned performer. Lessons for ages 4 & up.
Her rate is $32 per half hour lesson.

Sandra Fernandez - Voice, Piano, Flute music lessons in Port Coquitlam

sandra fernandez (Voice, Piano, Flute)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Sandra has her Diploma of ABRSM from Malaysia. She received a Diploma in Classical Studies from Capilano University. She also has her License in ECCE with training in inclusive practice and infant & toddler care. Her musical talents include songwriting, arranging and improvisational techniques for 3 instruments. She is open to teaching the basics of digital records or assisting with simple recording. A huge part of her music teaching experience has involved training her piano, voice and flute students for RCM practical and theory exams. Her passion for Classical music has extended her interest in different musical genres over the years. She coaches in different genres that include Jazz and popular styles in music. Sandra's rate is $29.00 per half hour lesson.

Sarab Shamoun - Violin, Piano music lessons in Port Coquitlam

sarab shamoun (Violin, Piano)

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Teaching Day(s): Wednesday, Thursday

Violinist and pianist Sarab Shamoun is a passionate, professional musician who graduated with a Teaching Diploma in Music and BMUSed from Al Baath University. She has more than 7 years of experience as a music teacher in public and private schools. Her teaching philosophy is “Believing, Achieving and Serving.” As an educator, she feels that it is important that she is not just setting challenges for herself but also strive to be a positive role model for her students. Sarab has experience teaching students of all ages and levels, as well as students who have special needs. Sarab’s rate is $31 per half hour lesson.

Susie McGregor - Voice music lessons in Port Coquitlam

susie mcgregor (Voice)

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Teaching Day(s): Wednesday

Susie’s music journey started as the winner of the first PNE talent search. From here she recorded an original song in a professional recording studio and a music video to accompany the recording. Susie worked at several musical theatre dinner shows, then went on the road with a variety of country bands. Susie recorded her first album - “Something Real”. Susie toured with the Canadian Superstar, Dan Hill. Susie continues to perform, teach, manage artists and produce events. She is proud to have a co-write on Mother Mothers album “Inside” called “ The Knack.” Susie's rate is $28.00 per half hour lesson.

Thaddeus Bailey-Mai - Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, French Horn, Tuba music lessons in Port Coquitlam

thaddeus bailey-mai (Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, French Horn, Tuba)

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Teaching Day(s): Tuesday

Having received his Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Studies from Capilano University, Thad is a regularly performing professional trumpet player and composer involved with a variety of local bands. Alongside his formal music education, Thad has extensive experience and applicable knowledge of Jazz, Funk, R&B, Latin, Rock, and Classical music. In addition, he has taught trumpet, trombone, baritone, french horn, and tuba to numerous students over the years. Thad tailors his pedagogy to accommodate each and every students' needs and goals. Thad's rate is $29 per half hour.

Tim Porter - Guitar music lessons in Port Coquitlam

tim porter (Guitar)

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Teaching Style: rock

Teaching Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

After a couple of years of studying at Malaspina University on Vancouver Island, Tim moved to the Lower Mainland to join its vibrant music scene. Well versed in many styles including jazz, blues, rock & country, he's been on the scene performing and instructing for over three decades. Lessons are always fun and creative with attention paid to theory, technique and ear-training. His rate is $30 per half hour lesson.

Vinh Nguyen - Violin music lessons in Port Coquitlam

vinh nguyen (Violin)

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Teaching Day(s): Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Vinh Nguyen began the violin at 8 years old, studying classical music for 14 years at the Vietnam National Conservatory. This is where she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees for violin, studying under a Russian trained faculty. Since coming to Canada, she has performed with various symphony orchestras. Vinh is a certified violin teacher for all levels by the Suzuki Association of the Americas and is a registered Royal Conservatory of Music teacher. She’s been a faculty member at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music since 2014. Prior to VSOSOM, she was teaching at Douglas College. Her students are consistently successful in RCM exams at all levels and many have received college scholarships for their achievements in music. Vinh is a patient, passionate, and enthusiastic teacher who loves to work with students of all levels. Vinh’s rate is $32.00 per half hour lesson.

Our Group Lessons:

SPRING BREAK BAND CAMP Geeta Das lessons in Port Coquitlam

SPRING BREAK BAND CAMP - Geeta Das

Lesson Registration Dates: 2024-03-18 to 2024-03-22
Cost: $250.00

"This camp is a great way to improve your ensemble skills,
including the basics of your instrument, theory & more!"
COST: $250.00
DATE: Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22, 2024
TIME: 10am – 2pm
LOCATION: 1360 Dominion Avenue, Port Coquitlam
WHO: For all wind, orchestral string, and percussion instruments. Ages 10+
REQUIREMENTS: No experience necessary. Must
have your own instrument and music stand.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 3rd,
2024

JAZZ S

JAZZ S'COOL - Geeta Das

Lesson Registration Dates: 2024-03-18 to 2024-03-22
Cost: $250.00

"Have fun learning more about Jazz music while
playing and improvising with your Jazz peers!"
COST: $250.00
DATE: Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22, 2024
TIME: 5pm – 9pm
LOCATION: 1360 Dominion Avenue, Port Coquitlam
WHO: Anyone who wants to have fun learning about
and playing Jazz music.
REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 2 years experience on
your instrument. Must have your own instrument and
music stand. Drums, piano, and amps provided.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, March 4, 2024