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1360 Dominion Ave
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: CLOSED

This Location Offers:

Private Lessons

Group Lessons

Rock skool

Brass/woodwind ensemble

Our Teachers:

Chris Rolin - Guitar music lessons in Port Coquitlam

Chris Rolin (Guitar)

Chris Rolin has been playing guitar professionally, teaching hundreds of students and producing music for various artists for over 35 years. Chris began playing the guitar at age seven and went on to attend to Capilano College in the Commercial Music Program. He is currently working on achieving his Masters of Music in Guitar from Berklee College. Chris's rate is $25 per half hour lesson.

Claire Walton-Sather - Guitar, Piano, Bass music lessons in Port Coquitlam

Claire Walton-Sather (Guitar, Piano, Bass)

Claire holds a Music Diploma with Distinction in Classical Guitar with minor studies in Composition and Piano from Capilano University. She has been studying classical piano since she was 8 and began playing electric guitar in her teens. Claire plays comfortably in many styles but is most passionate about classical and metal. She has experience teaching private and group lessons in piano, guitar, voice, theory, harmony and composition, often through the RCM curriculum. She currently plays keys in a progressive rock band, and continues to compose her own music. Claire is deeply passionate about all aspects of music, and loves to ignite that excitement in her students. Claire's rate is $25 per half hour lesson.

Clark Grieve - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele music lessons in Port Coquitlam

Clark Grieve (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele)

Clark has received over 22 years of private instruction in guitar, piano, and voice, and has been teaching guitar and bass since 2011. As an undergraduate of the BSC program from SFU, Clark also tutors science and math. A combination of his tutoring and musical work, Clark’s teaching philosophy recognizes that progress is the natural result of enjoyment; as such, he individually tailors his lessons to each student’s unique interests. Clark is especially passionate about songwriting, music production, performance, and musical equipment and technology; he actively engages in these interests with various bands and projects. Clark delights in sharing his passion for music with students of all genres, ages, abilities. His rate is $25 per half hour lesson.

Drew Christie - Drums music lessons in Port Coquitlam

Drew Christie (Drums)

Drew has been teaching drums privately for over a decade, and a studio musician and live performer for over 20 years. Having studied at Capilano University as well as with many other top North American drummers, he brings a wealth of knowledge to his lessons. In his teaching, Drew focuses on providing a fun and safe environment while students learn about groove, technique, theory and reading. Drew's rate is $25 per 1/2 hour lessons.

Gary Grace - Drums music lessons in Port Coquitlam

Gary Grace (Drums)

Gary is a multi-award winning drummer, most recently becoming the 2009 Roland V-Drum National Grand Champion. He has studied under some of the greatest drummers from Toronto to Montreal to New York. He 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. His rate is $28 per half hour lesson.

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

Geeta Das (Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Sax, Flute, Clarinet,)

Geeta has been teaching for over 20 years. She has been involved musically with Orchestral/Classical, Jazz R&B and Latin ensembles. Geeta has studied for her Bachelor of Music Degree with Douglas College and UBC. Geeta is teaching Brass, Sax, Flute & Clarinet ensembles. (No French Horn or Double Reeds.) Her rate is $27 per half hour lesson.

Gerard Rances - Voice music lessons in Port Coquitlam

Gerard Rances (Voice)

A graduate from Vancouver Community College, Gerard holds a Bachelor's degree of Applied Music in Classical Voice Performance. In addition to teaching voice and piano, he helps many students prepare for RCM exams in music theory and history. Gerard is the Assistant Director and Head Theory and History teacher at Bravo Music. He also teaches an annual summer course at Douglas College preparing students for the music program entrance assessment exam. Between 2011 and 2014, he was a tenor soloist and section lead of Pacific Spirit Choir and West Vancouver United Church. Between 2008 and 2013, he was the official music tutor at Douglas College for aural skills, theory and history. Gerard has toured throughout Europe and the United States with various choirs. He has studied with renowned singers Robyn Driedger-Klassen and Frederik Robert. Gerard's main goal with students is to ignite progress while enjoying the process. His rate is $26 per half hour lesson.

Hallie Piche - Voice, Piano music lessons in Port Coquitlam

Hallie Piche (Voice, Piano)

Hallie has been playing piano since she was four years old. She was classically trained through the RCM with strong skills in Theory, Ear training, and Sight Reading. Later, she went on to study Classical and Jazz Musicianship at the Victoria Conservatory of Music with voice as a secondary instrument. As a music enthusiast, she incorporates her love and philosophy of music through her teaching, whilst exploring each student's individual tastes. Hallie's rate is $26 per half hour lesson.

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

Harrison Shaw (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele)

Harrison holds a Diploma in Jazz Studies from Capilano University and is currently working to finish his Degree at Capilano University. He has been playing guitar since he was 15 and played in local bands since 2011. Harrison has an interest in learning and playing in many styles starting from his early interests in Blues, Rock and Metal and then eventually discovering Flamenco, Reggae and later on studying Jazz and some Classical styles. He has experience teaching private and group lessons in guitar, bass, ukulele, music theory, ear training, and composition. He currently plays guitar in a local metal band, and continues to compose his own music. Harrison loves to see his students get that same level of excitement that he had when he first began his lessons at Long & Mcquade, and makes it his number one priority that each student goes home excited and wanting to practice whichever material they had just learned. Harrison’s rate is $25 per half hour lesson.

Jared Smith - Guitar, Bass music lessons in Port Coquitlam

Jared Smith (Guitar, Bass)

Jared has been playing guitar since high school and graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Music Degree from VCC. Since graduating, he has performed on TV, toured internationally, and played many of the major music festivals held in BC. He is fluent in many styles of music ranging from rock, blues, funk, and jazz and uses the techniques and approaches of these styles to apply them to his passion--metal music. Jared has been teaching guitar since 2008 and looks forward to helping people take their playing to the next level. His rate is $25 per half hour lesson.

Jessica Kuepfer - Piano, Voice music lessons in Port Coquitlam

Jessica Kuepfer (Piano, Voice)

Jessica holds an Bachelor of Music degree with Honours from Wilfrid Laurier University, specializing in classical piano. She has taught in Canada and Vietnam, and has been teaching music since 2007 to students of all ages. She encourages her students to explore composition and a variety of genres. Jessica was the musical director of a competitive youth show choir in Ontario and is an active singer-songwriter. Her rate is $26 per half hour lesson.

Josh Roberts - Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin, music lessons in Port Coquitlam

Josh Roberts (Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin,)

Josh studied at Capilano College and attained his Bachelors of Music Degree in Guitar Performance. Josh has played in many festivals as well regularly with many bands. Josh teaches banjo, ukulele as well as many different styles of guitar with his specialty being in jazz. His rate is $26 per half hour lesson.

Julianne Ryu - Piano music lessons in Port Coquitlam

Julianne Ryu (Piano)

Julianne has been playing piano since she was seven years old. She was trained classically in Korea through German and Austrian methods. She later studied at Capilano University majoring in piano before continuing onto the Bachelor's of Music Therapy program, where she is currently attending. Julianne also covers piano theory and chording techniques, and she specializes in music education for individuals with learning difficulties or physical/mental challenges. Her rate is $25 per half hour lesson.

Luis Melgar - Piano, Tuba, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn music lessons in Port Coquitlam

Luis Melgar (Piano, Tuba, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn)

Luis Melgar has been involved in music for over 20 years. He began playing piano at a young age and has been heavily involved ever since. He began playing trombone in high school and eventually obtained a Bachelor of Music from Capilano University majoring in Jazz Trombone. He has been teaching all brass and piano since 2007 and is able to teach in a multitude of different styles including Classical, Rock, Jazz, Latin, R&B, Motown and many others. He is an active musician in Vancouver and brings a practical approach and experience to his method. Luis' rate is $27 per half hour lesson.

Marc Gladstone - Piano music lessons in Port Coquitlam

Marc Gladstone (Piano)

Marc has been playing piano and keyboards since he was seven years old and completed his RCM exams by age 16. His playing and singing has been heard on studio recordings, live on tour, as well as television appearances. He has played in bands such as Doug and the Slugs, Nick Gilder and Sweeney Todd, before landing the keyboard spot in Prism. His rate is $27 per half hour lesson.

Nick James - Drums music lessons in Port Coquitlam

Nick James (Drums)

Nick is a professional drummer who is experienced in both studio and live performance. As a teacher Nick focuses his students on a strong rudimentary style, combined with modern technique and musical repertoire. As a musician, Nick performs, records, and tours with his jazz, cover and rock bands. His rate is $25 per half hour lesson.

Roger Cranford - Guitar,Voice music lessons in Port Coquitlam

Roger Cranford (Guitar,Voice)

Roger has studied music since the age of 4, bringing with him extensive experience in the technical, analytical, and composition aspects of musical genres such as classical (RCM), blues, jazz, fusion, flamenco, rock, and metal guitar styles. He tours nationwide as a guitar clinician and session musician, and enjoys sharing his experiences using a pedagogical approach.  Roger has been teaching since 1995 and enjoys teaching students of all ages and skill levels. His rate is $28 per half hour lesson.

Roger Wecker - Violin, Viola, Cello, music lessons in Port Coquitlam

Roger Wecker (Violin, Viola, Cello,)

Roger has 41 years experience in music. He was a high school music teacher for 32 years, teaching choir, strings, and band. He has conducted for many Orchestras and has experience as a music director for musical theatre. His rate is $25 per half hour lesson.

Ryan Van Poederooyen - Drums music lessons in Port Coquitlam

Ryan Van Poederooyen (Drums)

Ryan has been playing drums since 1986 and teaching drums since 1998. Ryan professionally tours the world and records music with Canadian artist Devin Townsend. He has been featured in Modern Drummer Magazine, Drums INC, Sick Drummer, and other international publications. He is also a session drummer who has recorded for producers like Chad Kroeger (Nickleback), Brian Howes (Hinder, Hedley) and many more. His rate is $26 per half hour lesson.

Sande Sauter - Piano music lessons in Port Coquitlam

Sande Sauter (Piano)

Sande is a versatile instructor who covers a variety of styles including pop, rock, jazz, blues, and classical, as well as piano theory and "chording" techniques. She has taught piano in private instruction as well as group classes, and has also performed in the big band, 'Big Yahoo.' Sande's patience, creativity, and great communication make her a pleasure to learn from. Her rate is $28 per half hour lesson.

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

Sandra Fernandez (Piano, Voice, Flute)

Sandra has been teaching piano since 1994 after she received her ABRSM diploma from Malaysia in 1993. She later received her Classical Studies Diploma from Capilano University in 2001. In addition to Sandra's musical education, she is also certified ECCE with Montessori as her concentration. One of Sandra's main focus' is training her students for Royal Conservatory Exams. She currently teaches up to Level 10 RCM piano. Sandra has proven over the years of teaching music to be gifted educator and a creative musician. Sandra's rate is $27 per half hour lesson.

Spencer Hargraves - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, music lessons in Port Coquitlam

Spencer Hargraves (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele,)

Spencer has been teaching guitar since 2007 and graduated from Terry Fox Secondary, where he received Top Musician Honours in his graduating class. Since then he has studied jazz guitar at Capilano University, toured several times across North America, and recorded and performed locally. Spencer enjoys teaching all ages and all styles. His rate is $25 per half hour lesson.

Tim Porter - Guitar music lessons in Port Coquitlam

Tim Porter (Guitar)

Tim has been playing and teaching guitar in the lower mainland for over twenty years. He has played with many different artists ranging in styles from rock, blues, pop, country, and jazz. His teaching approach is personalized to each student depending on their experience level. From beginner to advanced and everywhere in between, the priority is to have fun while learning something along the way. Tim's rate is $26 per half hour lesson.

Vinh Nguyen - Violin, Viola, music lessons in Port Coquitlam

Vinh Nguyen (Violin, Viola,)

Vinh is a well trained and skilled professional violist. She started to learn violin at the age of 8 and studied classically for 14 years in the Vietnam National Conservatory, where she obtained her Bachelor of Music. She is a certified violin teacher for all levels by the Suzuki Association of America, and a registered RCM teacher. With a passionate and enthusiastic personality, she genuinely loves to teach and work with students of all ages. Her rate is $28 half hour lesson.