756 Hillside Avenue
Victoria, British Columbia, V8T 1Z4

Lesson Centre: Phone or Text (250) 384-3620

Store Phone: (250) 384-3622

Fax: (250) 384-0716

Lesson Centre Email: victorialessons@long-mcquade.com

Store Email: victoria@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
Monday: 12:30:pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 12:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 12:30pm - 9:00pm
Thursday: 12:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday: 12:30pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Lessons Coordinator

Allie Bertholm - coordinator of the music lessons in Victoria

Allie Bertholm

Lesson Centre Coordinator
[email protected]
250 384 3620
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Our Teachers:

Alexandra Berg - Voice, Flute music lessons in Victoria

alexandra berg (Voice, Flute)

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Teaching Day(s): Wednesday, Thursday

Alexandra Berg is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who calls Victoria home. She’s earned her Diploma in Music Performance on Contemporary Vocals from Camosun College and the VCM, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Composition from Humber College in Toronto. She loves exploring a variety of vocal genres with her students like jazz, R&B, folk, musical theater, and pop. She also offers beginner and intermediate lessons for concert flute. Her rate is $30 per half hour.

Andrew Greenwood - Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Piano music lessons in Victoria

andrew greenwood (Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Piano)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Thursday, Friday

A multi-instrumentalist, Andrew is a performer and composer, as well as educator and has degrees from UVIC where he studied classical music and Humber College in Toronto where he studied jazz. He performs regularly in a variety of genres including jazz, reggae, funk, hiphop and rock and his rate is $29 per half hour.

Bryn Badel - Brass music lessons in Victoria

bryn badel (Brass)

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Teaching Day(s): Tuesday, Thursday

Bryn performs in a wide variety of styles with various groups around BC. He has a BMus from UVIC and was previously principal trumpet with the Vancouver Island Symphony. He teaches all the brass instruments and his rate is $32 per half hour.

Chris Finch - Guitar music lessons in Victoria

chris finch (Guitar)

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Teaching Day(s): Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Chris received a diploma with Honors from Selkirk College in Contemporary Music & Technology in 2005, where he majored in performance. He has a relaxed yet professional approach to lessons with extensive experience in a variety of genres. His rate is $28 per half hour.

Cleo Yong - Violin, Viola music lessons in Victoria

cleo yong (Violin, Viola)

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Teaching Day(s): Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Cleo Yong has been teaching musicians of all ages and abilities since 2015. With a bachelor’s degree in Violin Orchestral Studies from UVic (2022), she is currently pursuing an MA in Musicology from the University of Victoria. As part of her music education, Cleo studied and performed both the violin and viola. Cleo enjoys guiding her students in their musical learning adventure and sets achievable practice goals to maintain steady improvement. Her rate is $28 per half hour.

Colin Hole - Bass Guitar, Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in Victoria

colin hole (Bass Guitar, Guitar, Ukulele)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Educated at Berkeley College of Music, The Victoria Conservatory, The Academy of Recording Arts in Vancouver, and GIT Musician's Institute in California, Colin has written a book of guitar theory and is adept at teaching classical, rock, blues and jazz guitar. His rate is $28 per half hour.

Doug Towle - Bass Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin music lessons in Victoria

doug towle (Bass Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin)

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Teaching Day(s): Tuesday

With Diplomas in Music from Douglas College in New Westminster as well in Music Production from Columbia Academy in Vancouver, Doug has been teaching fundamentals of guitar performance, music theory and music production since 2000. He is well versed in classical, flamenco, Latin, funk, soul as well as the heavier end of rock and metal. Doug's rate is $28 per half hour.

Ian Bezpalko - Bass Guitar, Guitar music lessons in Victoria

ian bezpalko (Bass Guitar, Guitar)

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

Ian has a diploma in Jazz from the Victoria Conservatory and a keen interest all genres of music. By teaching solid foundations, he's able to help students of all ages reach their musical goals and have a lot of fun along the way. His rate is $28 per half hour.

Jaye Watts - Piano, Songwriting, Theory music lessons in Victoria

jaye watts (Piano, Songwriting, Theory)

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Teaching Day(s): Friday

Jaye has a Diploma from Vancouver's Art Institute. Whether you want to play your favorite song on the radio, sight-read Beethoven, understand chording and improvising, or write your own music, Jaye has the ability to help you achieve your musical goals. Jaye's rate is $28 per half hour.

Jon Epworth - Bass Guitar, Drums, Guitar, Percussion, Music Production music lessons in Victoria

jon epworth (Bass Guitar, Drums, Guitar, Percussion, Music Production)

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Teaching Day(s): Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Session drummer, vocalist for film and television, songwriter, and producer, Jon enjoys the open-ended grooves found in reggae, old R&B, as well as speed-punk. Great with kids or adults, he's a friendly, fun, relaxed teacher who adapts his teaching style to an individual's needs. His rate is $28 per half hour.

Kyle Wagner - Guitar music lessons in Victoria

kyle wagner (Guitar)

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

Between his Diploma of Jazz & Contemporary Guitar from Vancouver Community College, and his 10 years of teaching experience, Kyle has developed a well-versed and open style of teaching. Whether you are looking to just get started, or map out the neck and proper technique, Kyle is excited to teach you about the guitar and its wide range of possibilities. Kyle's rate is $28 per half hour.

Lana Sokolova - Piano music lessons in Victoria

lana sokolova (Piano)

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

Lana has extensive education in classical piano, music theory, and vocal training, including eight years with the Royal Conservatory of Music and four years of music college. She holds a Music Teacher Diploma from Moscow. Lana welcomes children and adults of all levels and her rate is $30 per half hour lesson.

Larry McQuarrie - Banjo, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Songwriting music lessons in Victoria

larry mcquarrie (Banjo, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Songwriting)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Thursday

"Mr. Versatility," Larry has been teaching since age 14 and performed his debut concert by age 17. He's a versatile vocalist and proficient multi-instrumentalist playing: piano, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, flute, trumpet, guitar, and, recently, Celtic harp. In addition, he is a composer, music festival adjudicator, and award-winning published poet. His rate is $28/half hour.

Laura Cave - Piano music lessons in Victoria

laura cave (Piano)

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

With an ARCT and background in classical music, Laura has enjoyed a career performing pop, rock, and jazz piano with vocals in the hotels of Europe, Canada and the USA. Teaching in Victoria since 2009, she is highly versatile and has a flexible approach to lessons. Her rate is $29 per half hour lesson.

Michael Wilford - Drums music lessons in Victoria

michael wilford (Drums)

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

With a Diploma in Contemporary Music Performance from the Victoria Conservatory of Music, Michael has been teaching since 2017. He grew up playing drums in the rich and diverse musical network of Northern BC and loves to share his enthusiasm for fundamentals, emphasizing feel, musicality and exploration of drumming across multiple genres. His rate is $30 per half hour.

Pat Fabrick - Bass Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele music lessons in Victoria

pat fabrick (Bass Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele)

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Teaching Day(s): Friday, Sunday

Pat is an experienced, versatile guitar teacher with a passion for improvisation and composition. He has transcribed popular guitar music for over 30 years to meet the exact interests of students, and developed of teaching that is flexible and inspiring. His rate is $28 per half hour.

Patrick Walters - Guitar, Ukulele, Songwriting, Theory music lessons in Victoria

patrick walters (Guitar, Ukulele, Songwriting, Theory)

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Teaching Day(s): Thursday

Patrick Walters is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and has been teaching since 2003. He specializes in rock, blues, jazz, and acoustic styles. Guitar Player magazine has called his music "elegantly beautiful". Patrick has always had a great love of music which has always fueled his guitar playing and composition. He understands that everyone learns in their own way and at their own pace and when a student finds the right musical path, learning becomes a joy. His rate is $29 per half hour.

Peter Caton - Cello music lessons in Victoria

peter caton (Cello)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Wednesday, Friday

With a Masters Degree in cello performance from UVIC, Peter's goal is to impart the same passion for music in his students that he enjoys. Having played with six Symphonies across Canada and teaching students of all ages for many years, he is a good choice for beginners or advanced cellists of all ages. Peter's rate is $28 per half hour.

Peter Zaza - Piano music lessons in Victoria

peter zaza (Piano)

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

Peter studied at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto and has been in the music business for most of his life. He teaches kids and adults in styles ranging from Classical to Jazz, and his rate is $28 per half hour.

Rhonda Aikin - Ukulele, Voice music lessons in Victoria

rhonda aikin (Ukulele, Voice)

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Teaching Day(s): Tuesday, Wednesday

Rhonda grew up in a family of guitarists & has been singing professionally since her teens. She is well-known for her powerhouse rock vocals & is a sought-after harmony singer. Rhonda's down-to-earth manner makes lessons fun & informative for students of all ages.
Her rate is $29 per half hour.

Rob Johnson - Bass Guitar, Double Bass, Guitar music lessons in Victoria

rob johnson (Bass Guitar, Double Bass, Guitar)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday

Rob has been teaching guitar and bass for over 25 years. Rob is a prominent jazz bassist here in Victoria. Rob has has a diploma in jazz improvisation from Berklee college with Gary Burton. He enjoys teaching beginner students to advanced. Jazz, blues, funk, rock, etc. Rob has a positive, relaxed, and supportive approach to teaching that will have you playing with confidence in no time! His rate is $28 per half hour.

Robert Gordy - Brass music lessons in Victoria

robert gordy (Brass)

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

With a Masters Degree from New York University, Robert has been teaching school band since 1980, and with Glenlyon Norfolk School since 2017. He has played with numerous bands and orchestras and is currently a member of the Island Big Band. Robert's rate is $30 per half hour.

Rowan Osborne - Violin, Fiddle, Viola music lessons in Victoria

rowan osborne (Violin, Fiddle, Viola)

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

Trained in both classical violin and fiddle, Rowan has won several awards for fiddle at local and provincial levels. He is also well versed in Suzuki violin and other classical methods. A patient, good humoured, teacher, he works to make lessons enjoyable and productive. Rowan’s rate is $28 per half hour.

Serena Jack - Piano, Violin, Voice music lessons in Victoria

serena jack (Piano, Violin, Voice)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Friday, Saturday

Serena Jack has been teaching music lessons since 2012. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Orchestral Studies UVIC 2020, Suzuki Training Certificate in Violin and Piano 2017, Royal Conservatory of Music Performance Diploma in Piano 2017, Grade 10 Performer’s Diploma in Violin, 2017 Teacher’s Diploma in Violin 2019, Grade 10 Theory, History, and Counterpoint 2020, and Grade 9 Voice 2017, Serena continues to learn currently pursuing a Grade 10 Performer’s diploma in Voice and a Teacher’s Diploma in Piano. Her rate is $29 per half hour.

Taylor Charles - Drums music lessons in Victoria

taylor charles (Drums)

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Teaching Day(s): Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday

Taylor covers the importance of rudiments, reading, feel, metronome and technique in his lessons. He is creative in his teaching approach keeping students motivated to learn. His rate is $30 per half hour.

Victor Wells - Guitar, Slide Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in Victoria

victor wells (Guitar, Slide Guitar, Ukulele)

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Teaching Day(s): Tuesday

Victor has taught guitar & ukulele for many years to students ranging in age from 6 to senior. With a repertoire of over 1000 songs, Victor continues to add songs from the current music scene which he incorporates into his teaching practice. 'My style of teaching is to work with kids so they learn to play the songs they want to play, whether it's a Metallica classic, or the latest song from The Strokes'. His rate is $28 per half hour.