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St. John's

Music Lesson Centre

Lesson Centre Locations > Newfoundland and Labrador > St. John's

447 Kenmount Rd
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1B 3P9
Lesson Centre Phone: (709) 753-1893
Store Phone: (709) 753-1885
Fax: (709) 753-8767

Lesson Centre Email: stjohnslessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: stjohns@long-mcquade.com

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

This Location Offers:

Private Lessons

Find qualified music teachers at St. John’s largest music lesson centre! Conveniently located on the west end of Kenmount Road, we offer quality musical instruction for all skill levels on a variety of instruments! We specialize in all styles of music, from rock and pop to classical and even traditional fiddle and accordion, unique to our Newfoundland heritage! Our outstanding teachers provide a comfortable environment for guitar lessons, piano lessons, whatever your interest may be! Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 9pm and Saturdays 9am to 5pm, we offer flexible scheduling in our 14 well-equipped studios. There are no registration fees for lessons and no commitment is required! We also provide recitals twice yearly free of charge for all students, friends and family! Call one of our friendly lessons associates at 709-753-1893 to book a lesson and begin your musical journey today!

Group Lessons

Group jam session

Group ukulele session

Our Teachers:

Aaron Collis - Button Accordion, Mandolin music lessons in St. John

Aaron Collis (Button Accordion, Mandolin)

A multi-instrumentalist from Appleton, Newfoundland, Aaron Collis is best known as the accordion player for The Dardanelles. Since 2009, he has performed with the group throughout Canada, the U.S, and as far afield as the U.K and Australia. The group’s sophomore album, The Eastern Light, garnered them a Music NL Award for Celtic/Traditional Artist of the Year in 2012. Aaron’s album with fiddler Emilia Bartellas earned the duo the Celtic/Traditional Recording of the Year at the 2014 Music NL Awards and in 2015 his project with Duane Andrews, entitled the Mallard Cottage Sessions, took the same award. Aaron continues to perform with a wide range of artists and is sought after as a session musician and music instructor. Aaron’s rate is $24 per half hour private lesson.

Alanna Fitzpatrick - Voice music lessons in St. John

Alanna Fitzpatrick (Voice)

Alanna Fitzpatrick teaches voice lessons to male and female students ages 5 to adult. She works with a broad range of music repertoire and a variety of styles to suit the individual needs of the student. Alanna studied voice and completed studies in music and music education at Memorial University, and is currently active as a singer and an instrumentalist. For the past decade, she has been a private voice instructor as well as a music educator in the school system within the St. John's area. She has vast experience with choral singing through membership and work with Shallaway and is a founding member of Lady Cove Women's Choir. Alanna’s rate is $24 per half hour private lesson.

Amanda Earle - Flute music lessons in St. John

Amanda Earle (Flute)

Amanda graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Special Education. She completed her Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) with a minor in Music in 2011 from Memorial University and is employed with the Newfoundland and Labrador English School district Amanda has been playing flute since 1997 and is the primary flute player with the Conception Bay South Concert Band. She is the band director with 807 Air Cadet Squadron and has been running the band program since 2004. During her summers she is employed with the Canadian Forces, where she is Second in Command of the Music Training Company. She has been teaching flute at Long & McQuade since 2012. Amanda’s rate is $24 per half hour private lesson.

Chris Feener - Guitar, Bass music lessons in St. John

Chris Feener (Guitar, Bass)

Professional guitarist/instructor from Grand Falls-Windsor Chris Feener has over a decade of teaching experience. Having toured with several bands throughout Canada, the US and Europe, his reputation as an extremely diverse player has garnered him many awards, including placing top 10 in Guitar Idol 2008 (an international guitar competition based in the UK). Having also a decade-long history as an online entity advertising through various social media platforms, Chris has garnered tens of thousands of followers and as a result, has experience teaching students online from across the globe. Chris has played with various bands of diverse genres (i.e. Papa String, Whispers In The Dark (Mumford & Sons Tribute), Threat Signal (Toronto, ONT), Epicurean (Minneapolis, MN), as an acoustic solo performer (Hamilton, Bermuda) and is qualified to teach most all genres. Chris' rate is $24 per half hour private lesson.

Clayton Saunders - Drums, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin, Piano music lessons in St. John

Clayton Saunders (Drums, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin, Piano)

Clayton Saunders is a composer, performer, and private music teacher from Grand Falls-Windsor who studied jazz guitar at McMaster University. Since moving back to Newfoundland, Clayton has played music all across the island with multiple groups including international artists such as Chris Kirby, Matthew Hornell, Brad Jefford and The Once. He has also been in multiple tribute concerts, such as The David Bowie Tribute Show (guitar), The 20th Anniversary Tribute of Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill (guitar), a John Prine Tribute (drums), and a Tragically Hip Tribute (drums). Clayton currently teaches guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, piano, drums (kit) and auxiliary percussion and has been teaching since 2003. Clayton’s rate is $24 per half hour private lesson.

Colleen Beson-Nolan - Piano music lessons in St. John

Colleen Beson-Nolan (Piano)

Coleen has a Bachelor of Music in Education and a Bachelor of Education from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. She teaches at Mary Queen of Peace School as the choral director and has taught private piano lessons for several years. Colleen’s rate is $23 per half hour private lesson.

Damien Roy - Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Bass, Theory, Group Jam Session music lessons in St. John

Damien Roy (Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Bass, Theory, Group Jam Session)

Damien studied at the Conservatoire de Saintes and has a degree from the Music International of Nancy. Damien has played with the finalist of the French version of The Voice, has toured Europe with several bands, and has written and performed music for a CBC documentary. He teaches guitar, electric bass, ukulele, and the Senior Jam class; Damien has also published two books! He has been teaching music since 1997 (Damien donne des lessons en Français également). Damien also teaches our Friday Jam Class as well as workshop classes that focus on Groove, Rhythm, Musical genres, Music history, Music Theory, Composition, Musical arrangements and Group work. Damien’s rate is $23 per half hour private lesson.

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Fergus Brown - O'Byrne (Fiddle, Button Accordion, Tin Whistle, Mandolin, Concertina)

Fergus began his studies with Christina Smith but continued to develop further proficiency on fiddle, accordion, tin whistle and Anglo concertina by working as a professional musician for the past 10 years. As a former member of the Dardanelles, and a current member of the Freels, he has performed at numerous local festivals and shows including the Juno’s. He has been teaching since 2008 (Fergus donne des lessons en Français également.). Fergus’ rate is $22 per half hour private lesson.

Frank Fusari - Double Bass, Piano Accordion, Bass music lessons in St. John

Frank Fusari (Double Bass, Piano Accordion, Bass)

Frank Fusari teaches electric and double bass as well as piano accordion. His teaching and performing experience includes school concerts and workshops for all ages, principal bass with the NSO, Atlantic String Quartet, Shallaway, Spirit of Newfoundland, the opera “Ann and Seamus”, as well as playing with Pat Boyle, Sandy Morris, Sean Panting, and Duane Andrews. Frank’s rate is $23 per half hour private lesson.

Fred Norman - Drums music lessons in St. John

Fred Norman (Drums)

Fred has been playing drums for over twenty years. He is a freelance studio musician, with extensive experience in recording sessions for folk, rock, and country artists. In addition to the above styles, Fred is also well versed in funk, Motown, and hard rock, having performed in these styles on the national club circuit. Fred’s rate is $23 per half hour private lesson.

Jeff Dyer - Guitar, Voice music lessons in St. John

Jeff Dyer (Guitar, Voice)

Jeff has been writing and performing music for over forty years. His formal music education includes jazz studies at the Banff School of Fine Arts, and vocal studies at the University of Toronto. Jeff has performed and recorded with folk, rock, R&B, and jazz bands, and is currently performing in four local groups. Jeff has been teaching guitar and vocals since 1980. Jeff’s rate is $25 per half hour private lesson.

Jenny Hutchinson - Saxophone music lessons in St. John

Jenny Hutchinson (Saxophone)

Jenny completed her Bachelor of Music with Honours in 2015 and is currently a student of the Bachelor of Music Education program. She has worked as the assistant coordinator for Memorial University's High School Honour Band & Junior Band Week programs. She has also worked for 4 summers with Gros Morne Summer Music on the West Coast as a saxophone performer, assistant stage manager, head of props and costumes, and youth ensemble coordinator. Jenny enjoys playing and teaching a multitude of styles and has performed with Memorial's Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band & Saxophone Quartet, Jazz East Big Band, and the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. Jenny’s rate is $22 per half hour private lesson.

Jillian Hedges - Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium music lessons in St. John

Jillian Hedges (Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium)

Jillian teaches all brass instruments with euphonium being her primary instrument. Jillian’s rate is $22 per half hour private lesson.

Kristian Butt - Voice, Piano music lessons in St. John

Kristian Butt (Voice, Piano)

Kristian is a 4th Year Voice Major at Memorial University studying under Dr. Jane Liebel. She is an avid lover of choral music and sings in the MUN Chamber and Festival Choirs as well as the National Youth Choir of Canada(2014-2016). Kristian is also an assistant conductor with Atlantic Vocal Ensembles and Rehearsal Assistant with the Atlantic Boychoir. Kristian's rate is $24 per half hour-private lesson.

Matt Hender - Cello, Double Bass, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Clarinet music lessons in St. John

Matt Hender (Cello, Double Bass, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Clarinet)

Matt Hender has a Bachelor of Music from Memorial University and has been involved in the local music scene for almost 10 years. He currently plays with multiple MusicNL and ECMA nominated rock band Long Distance Runners, Newfoundland’s bluegrass band, Crooked Stovepipe, and the Greek music group, The Forgotten Bouzouki. He has performed with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Jazz East, the Klezmer group, The B’ys in the Shtetl, as well as playing bass on Amelia Curran’s Juno winning album, Hunter, Hunter. Matt teaches electric bass, double bass, beginner cello, piano, guitar, and clarinet. He has been teaching since 2004. Matt’s rate is $24 per half hour private lesson.

Matthew Glover - Guitar, Bass, Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Button Accordion music lessons in St. John

Matthew Glover (Guitar, Bass, Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Button Accordion)

Matthew Glover is a multi instrumentalist with 25+ years professional experience. Originally from Newfoundland, the musical path brought Matthew to Boston in 1989 where he studied at Berklee College of Music and graduated in 1993 with a BMus majoring in guitar performance. Matthew has performed and recorded extensively in the Boston area and Internationally, and has taught in numerous venues over the years. Matthew's rate is $24 per half hour private lesson.

Natalie Finn - Violin, Fiddle music lessons in St. John

Natalie Finn (Violin, Fiddle)

Natalie is a violinist from Carbonear, Newfoundland studying performance at Memorial University’s School of Music under Professor Nancy Dahn. She previously studied violin with Nancy Case-Oates and piano with Marcia O’Neill. Natalie has participated in many festivals including the Kiwanis Music Festival and the Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival, and performs with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, the Memorial University Chamber Orchestra, and Opera on the Avalon. She also loves to play in smaller chamber groups around the city. Natalie has experience teaching students of varying age groups and levels, and also enjoys teaching fiddle. She plans to continue on to the graduate level after completing her bachelor’s degree at Memorial. Natalie’s rate is $24 per half hour private lesson.

Rioko Miné-Goldring - Piano music lessons in St. John

Rioko Miné-Goldring (Piano)

Rioko graduated from Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo with a Bachelor Degree in Music and she also has a Diploma in Advanced Piano Performance from Concordia University in Montreal. Rioko has played recitals in Japan and Canada, accompanied many singers and instrumentalists, and she has been teaching piano, the rudiments of theory, harmony and the history of music for over twenty years. Rioko’s rate is $22 per half hour private lesson.

Sharon Hynes - Piano music lessons in St. John

Sharon Hynes (Piano)

Sharon is currently completing her Grade X certification with the Royal Conservatory of Music. She has been playing in various bands for several years and she has toured and recorded a CD. She is currently playing with One Power who is a local reggae band. Sharon has been teaching since 1997. Sharon’s rate is $23 per half hour private lesson.

Steve Murphy - Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele, Mandolin, Theory, Bass, Group Ukulele Session (3pm saturday!) music lessons in St. John

Steve Murphy (Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele, Mandolin, Theory, Bass, Group Ukulele Session (3pm saturday!))

Steve is a composer, performer and private teacher from Baie Verte, Newfoundland. He has been teaching for 15+ years. Steve studied classical and jazz guitar as well as jazz bass at Acadia University, earning his degree in Classical Guitar Performance. He has worked extensively with theatre, as musical director for Essence of Newfoundland, composer for Spirit of Newfoundland, and musical director/arranger for 2 years for the 24 Hour Play, a charity production that sees artists prepare and perform a full length musical in 24 hours. As a solo instrumentalist he specializes in modern fingerstyle guitar. His music has been featured on television, including a segment on MTV Live, and he is currently finishing work on his debut album. Steve has played in a variety of groups, including classic rock/metal cover bands, country groups, jazz ensembles, and punk bands. He teaches electric, acoustic and classical guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, and mandolin, as well as theory, composition/songwriting, and improvisation for all pitched instruments. His students have had success in Kiwanis festivals, and have recieved Gold Medal honors in Royal Conservatory exams. His rate is $24 per half hour.

Tony Tucker - Drums, Hand Drums music lessons in St. John

Tony Tucker (Drums, Hand Drums)

Tony is a percussionist from St. John's who started playing the drum kit at the age of 10. He is well versed in many styles including rock, traditional, folk, flamenco, West African, Middle-Eastern, and Latin percussion. He’s recorded and toured with several bands including ECMA nominees The Danette Eddy Band and Potbelly, and has performed around the world with Guinean percussion group Fola. Tony's passion for West African music has led him to study under master djembe players Famoudou Konate, Mohamed Kalifa Kamara, Mamady Keita and M'Bemba Bangoura. Tony has also performed with the ECMA winners El Viento Flamenco (Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year, 2007) at many festivals including the PEI Folk and Jazz Festival, The Atlantic Film Festival and the prestigious Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival. Tony’s rate is $23 per half hour private lesson.