Music Lesson Centre

Lesson Centre Locations > British Columbia > Vancouver

Contact Form
368 Terminal Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6A 3W9
Lesson Centre:Phone or Text (604) 682-5215
Store Phone: (604) 734-4886
Fax: (604) 736-4321

Lesson Centre Email:
Store Email:

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 - 9:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sundays: 10:00pm - 6:00pm

This Location Offers:

Online Lessons

All Lessons

Private Lessons

Extended lesson centre hours are now available on Sundays from 10am to 6pm! 

Group Lessons

For dates and information on group classes, please contact the lesson centre directly.


Rock skool

Flute ensemble

Young music explorers (orff)

Our Teachers:

Anna Kuchkova - Cello, music lessons in Vancouver

Anna Kuchkova (Cello,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Anna started her cello studies almost 20 years ago, following her piano and theory certification in Russia. She is currently working towards 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 Belle Voci and Phoenix Choir. Anna strives to keep the learning fun while also providing students with structured and methodical routines to improve their skills. Anna has prepared numerous students for the Royal Conservatory practical and theory examination, all of whom achieved First Class Honours standing or higher. She is dedicated to developing her students' abilities to help them become well-rounded musicians who excel technically as well as have adequate theory knowledge. Her rate is $26 per half hour.

Darya Chalubeyeva - Violin, Viola music lessons in Vancouver

Darya Chalubeyeva (Violin, Viola) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Darya is a dedicated musician with over a decade of teaching experience. Her teaching method and style are flexible and suited to every student. Darya studied violin and viola performance at Douglas College, TRU (Vancouver Academy of Music), and Astona International in Switzerland. She is fluent in English and Russian. Her rate is $27 per half hour.

Dave Say - Sax, Clarinet, music lessons in Vancouver

Dave Say (Sax, Clarinet,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Dave is a well known and sought after local musician who has worked with artists like Michael Buble, Soulstream and the Supremes. He has been a professional musician for over 25 years and is versatile in all styles. His rate is $27 per half hour.

Doug Gorkoff - Cello, music lessons in Vancouver

Doug Gorkoff (Cello,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Doug is a dedicated musician, educator, and performer. He has studied privately with members of the VSO and Vancouver Opera as well as in the music program at Douglas College. Currently, he playsw ith four different orchestras and ensembles, and has also worked with a wide range of artists including Sting, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Johnny Mathis, Tambura Rosa, and many more. His rate is $27 per half hour.

Dragana Hajduk - Flute, Flute Ensemble, Young Explorers (Orff), music lessons in Vancouver

Dragana Hajduk (Flute, Flute Ensemble, Young Explorers (Orff),) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Dragana is an active musician and dedicated teacher for over 20 years to all levels and ages. She is the Principal Flutist with the Richmond Orchestra and Choir, and was the Principal Flutist with Sombor Philharmonic Orchestra (Serbia). She loves to explore different genres of music, having composed electronic music for video productions as well as playing folk music from the Balkan region. Dragana is also a Certified Early Childhood Music Educator promoting the Orff method of teaching music to young children through body movements, folk songs, rhymes, and playing a variety of percussion instruments. In addition to music, she holds a BA in Psychology and postgraduate studies in Body Psychotherapy with focus on bettering emotional expression in performing. Her rate is $26 per half hour.

Gerard Satamian - Piano, music lessons in Vancouver

Gerard Satamian (Piano,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Gerard has taught in Canada, Lebanon, and L.A. He received his BMus. from the Beirut National Conservatory and his Master's in the former Soviet Union. He is also a local performer and opera singer and is fluent in English, French, Arabic and Armenian. His rate is $28 per half hour.

Gord Robert - Drums, music lessons in Vancouver

Gord Robert (Drums,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Gord studied world percussion at SFU, and also received his BMUS from UVIC. He has played with artists such as Jann Arden and the Jaydee Bixby. He is fluent in the styles of classic rock, pop, funk, and jazz. His rate is $27 per half hour.

Jasmine Moore - Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet music lessons in Vancouver

Jasmine Moore (Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Jasmine Moore is a classically trained flautist with experience playing baroque flute, piccolo, clarinet and saxophone in various ensembles from chamber music to large ensembles throughout Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. She has a Bachelors of Music degree, where she studied under Paolo Bortolussi and Mark McGregor. She believes in creating a well-rounded musical experience for her students while allowing them to explore and grow within their own musical interests. Her rate is $26 per half hour.

Karla Dionio - Violin, music lessons in Vancouver

Karla Dionio (Violin,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Karla Dionio is classically trained musician and devoted teacher who is currently studying Violin performance with additional training in music history, theory, and aural skills in the Music Diploma Program at Capilano University. Her teaching style is influenced by many methods such as RCM and Suzuki. She enjoys working with students of all ages and levels. Her rate is $26 per half hour.

Kian Jafari - Piano, THeory, music lessons in Vancouver

Kian Jafari (Piano, THeory,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Kian Jafari is an experienced performer, piano teacher, and composer with over 7 years of teaching experience. He is classically trained, with a passion for contemporary music which led him to play with different bands in various styles such as Jazz, Pop, Rock, Iranian music, Prog Rock and Prog Metal both locally and internationally. He is currently enrolled in the Jazz and Contemporary Piano program at VCC, and taking lessons under the tutelage of Jazz pianist, Sharon Minemoto. Kian teaches piano, keyboard, theory and composition in styles such as Jazz, Classical, Iranian pop music, Rock and R&B. In addition, he is fluent in English and Farsi. His rate is $26 per half an hour.

Lynn Stewart - Piano, music lessons in Vancouver

Lynn Stewart (Piano,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Lynn Stewart is a teacher, composer and performer who is studying jazz piano and voice at VCC. She is classically trained in piano, playing at the grade 10 Royal Conservatory level. She has performed nationally and internationally in various styles which include folk, pop and contemporary as well. Lynn holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from SFU. She has been working with children for over a decade. She has also worked with youth and adults with special needs. Her rate is $26 per half hour.

Mehlinda Heartt - Harp, music lessons in Vancouver

Mehlinda Heartt (Harp,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Mehlinda Heartt is a Professionally Recognized Vancouver Harpist and Teacher with over 35 years of experience. She is also a composer, arranger, publisher, and performer of harp music. Mehlinda also leads a harp choir that performs at various concerts throughout the year, and she also has a new Celtic World Music Group called Mystic Avalon. Her rate is $30 per half hour.

Michael Ferraro - Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in Vancouver

Michael Ferraro (Guitar, Ukulele) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Michael Ferraro has studied at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles and has more than 6 years teaching experience. He is well versed in Rock, Pop, Jazz, and folk style guitar and is comfortable teaching students of all ages and experience levels. Mike has developed his own musical career with his band, Candelora. He has released two albums that he showcased and toured across North America. His rate is $27 per half hour.

Niloofar Farzadshad - Piano, Keyboard, music lessons in Vancouver

Niloofar Farzadshad (Piano, Keyboard,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Niloofar Farzandshad holds her L.T.C.L Performance Licentiate from Trinity College London and Diploma from Tehran Conservatory of Music . She is an established piano instructor with a decade of experience teaching at the Tehran Conservatory of Music and over 25 years of private teaching. She has performed in several classic, baroque, and progressive rock concerts since 1988 and worked with numerous Iranian and Canadian artists in concerts and recordings. She was awarded the Best Young Artist in Tehran in 1992. Her rate is $26 per half hour.

Peter Prihoda - Piano, music lessons in Vancouver

Peter Prihoda (Piano,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Peter received his degree in Music Composition and Jazz Arranging from Capilano University in 2008, minoring in Jazz Piano. He teaches jazz theory and varying piano styles. His rate is $26 per half hour.

Rene Gely - Guitar music lessons in Vancouver

Rene Gely (Guitar) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

A lifelong fascination and dedication to music has led Rene Gely to play and investigate the worlds of classical, rock, jazz, and world music on both guitar and piano. He studied with Eli Kassner at U of T where he achieved his BMUS, and continued learning with the legendary guitarist Ted Greene in Los Angeles, along with piano studies with Ephraim Laor, Geoffrey Keezer, and Julia Cload. Some performance highlights include headlining the Ottawa Jazz Winter Festival in 2010 and playing with Jane Bunnett, Don Thompson at the Art of Jazz Festival in Toronto in 2011. He also records and has released his own music. His rate is $27 per half hour.

Ruel Morales - Guitar, music lessons in Vancouver

Ruel Morales (Guitar,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Ruel Morales is an active performer, session player and educator with over 15 years of professional experience. He holds a B.Mus. from UBC, majoring in Classical Guitar Performance. While classically trained in guitar and piano, Ruel is also fluent in blues, jazz, rock, pop, fingerstyle, folk, composition & theory. Ruel performs as a solo 7-string fingerstyle/loop artist, as part of several wedding ensembles and with a rock band. As a dedicated teacher, he has supported several students to achieve gold medal awards from the RCM. Ruel supports his students to achieve their goals through personalized lessons and inspires them to explore a wide spectrum of guitar styles to find their playing niche. His rate is $27 per half hour.

Ryan Van Poederooyen - Drums, music lessons in Vancouver

Ryan Van Poederooyen (Drums,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Ryan has been teaching drums since 1998. He currently tours the world professionally and records albums for the Canadian band, Imonolith and was the touring/studio drummer for Canadian artist Devin Townsend for 16 years. Ryan has been featured in Modern Drummer Magazine, Rhythm Magazine, Drum Magazine, Sick Drummer Magazine, Drums ETC and many other international publications. He is a guest educator at Drumeo and is also a session drummer who has recorded albums for producers such as Chad Kroeger (Nickleback), Jay Van Poederooyen (Simple Plan, Chris Daughtrey) Brian Howes (Hinder, Hedley) and many more. His rate is $28 per half-hour lesson.

Shantha Gunasekera - Piano, Theory music lessons in Vancouver

Shantha Gunasekera (Piano, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Shantha completed her Graduate studies in Canadian Music at UBC, as well as an ATCL UK diploma, a Masters of Music, and a Doctorate in Ethnomusicology from Russia. She is an examiner, adjudicator, and instructor for RCM, BCCM, ABRSM, and all levels of history and rudiments. She has recently received the title of “Advanced Specialist for Piano & Theory Designations” from RCM Canada. Shantha enjoys working with children as young as 3 years old. Her rate is $29 per half hour.

Tresor Otshudi - Voice, music lessons in Vancouver

Tresor Otshudi (Voice,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Tresor is an international performer and recording artist who has more than 20 years of experience. He holds a Musical Theatre certificate from Choreia Arts Studio in France. And he is studying Classical Music at Trinity Western University. Tresor teaches all styles of Music from Musical theatre, Classical (RCM, theory, history), Jazz, Blues, R&B, Hip Hop Gospel, Rock'n'Roll, Country to Pop. French is his mother tongue. His rate is $30 per half hour.

Troy Zackowski - Guitar, music lessons in Vancouver

Troy Zackowski (Guitar,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Troy is a certified recording engineer and completed a Berklee transfer diploma in Music Production and Composition. He also has a diploma in Advanced Music Production from NIMBUS. Strong in rock styling as well as blues, Troy has also done partial RCM theory training. His rate is $26 per half hour.

Wayne Holden - Guitar, music lessons in Vancouver

Wayne Holden (Guitar,) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Wayne is well versed in styles such as rock, pop, blues, heavy metal, and shredding. Experienced as a touring musician and composer, he specializes in technique, songwriting, and strongly believes in catering his lessons to suit how students of all levels learn. His rate is $26 per half hour.

Our Group Lessons:

Young Music Explorers (Orff) Dragana Hajduk lessons in Vancouver

Young Music Explorers (Orff) (Dragana Hajduk) Lesson Registration Brochure

Dates: 2022-01-01 to 2022-12-31
Cost: $26 per 1-hour class

Our Early Music Education Program incorporates the method of music instruction for young children developed by Carl Orff, a German composer and educator. The progressive development of musical skill, creativity, and aesthetic awareness is achieved through work with elements of music contained in speech patterns, poetry, song, and movement.

Through classes, children are encouraged to explore and develop the following musical skills:
- listening, aural, visual and physical recognition of pitch
- playing pitched and unpitched instruments
- awareness of and ability to play and sing to a beat
- working musically with others and independently
- creation and exploration of their own musical ideas

Our Early Music Education Program develops musicality in a natural and joyful environment and provides excellent preparation for other instrumental programs offered at Long & McQuade Music Lesson Centres. For class dates and to register, please inquire with the Vancouver location.