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1717 Bedford Highway (at Oakmount Drive)
Bedford, Nova Scotia, B4A 3X1
Lesson Centre: Phone or Text (902) 496-6986
Store Phone: (902) 496-6960
Fax: (902) 496-6961

Lesson Centre Email: bedfordlessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: bedford@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
Monday.......................1:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday..10:00am - 9:00pm
Friday........................10:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday.....................9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday........................CLOSED

This Location Offers:

Private Lessons

The largest Music Lesson Centre in Nova Scotia is located at 1717 Bedford Highway. There are currently 20 teaching studios with plenty of parking available on site. Our facility includes space for recitals and group classes (such as ukulele sessions, vocal camps, band jams, and lots more). Committed to excellence in music instruction, the L&M Bedford location has over 35 of the best qualified music teachers in the business. Our instructors are active in the local music scene and/or have degrees from reputable post-secondary institutions. Private or semi-private music lessons of 30, 45, or 60 minutes are offered here at affordable rates, and there's no registration fee. Instruction is available on all popular musical instruments ~ including piano, guitar/bass, voice, drums, violin/fiddle, cello, brass, and woodwinds ~ as well as on recorder, mandolin, banjo, lap-steel guitar, ukulele and oud. Also offered are lessons in theory, songwriting/composition, and looping. Any age, any stage, whatever one's musical goal, we have a suitable instructor who will be happy to assist either the student wanting to learn music simply for the sheer enjoyment of playing an instrument or one preparing for RCM examinations. If you're looking for music education in a fun, supportive environment, phone 902-496-6986. Whether you're registering for lessons or looking for more information on our programs, Matt and Joanne look forward to your call.

Group Lessons

Adult ukulele class

All ages choir

Rock bands

Our Teachers:

Aaron Churchill - Drums music lessons in Bedford

Aaron Churchill (Drums)

Aaron is a professional drummer specializing in blues and rock styles. Passionate about the value of music and a drummer's role within the musical experience, he passes that enthusiasm along to others. In his lessons, Aaron teaches the importance of listening and focusing while learning, practicing, rehearsing, and performing. His curriculum has been developed from a wide variety of influences and resources, and he welcomes students of all ages. Aaron's rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Abbie Wilson - Piano music lessons in Bedford

Abbie Wilson (Piano)

Abbie holds a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Education from Acadia and a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University. In addition to receiving awards at music festivals, Abbie was chosen as a New  Brunswick provincial finalist. She completed her Grade 10 RCM piano exam, taught recorder, and has experience conducting school choirs and accompanying violin and voice. Abbie has been teaching piano for six years and has successfully prepared students for RCM exams. She has a rich background in classical music but is fond of all genres. Her lessons are personalized for each student and integrate performance skills, ear training, and composition. Abbie continually searches for innovative, engaging strategies to inspire her students and to provide them with a thorough understanding of musical concepts. She enjoys working with all ages, especially children, and has created a program (using activities, books, games, etc.) to turn subjects like history and theory into fun musical adventures. Abbie’s rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $25.

Allie Bennett - Fiddle, Beginner Violin and Acoustic Guitar music lessons in Bedford

Allie Bennett (Fiddle, Beginner Violin and Acoustic Guitar)

Allie has been in the Canadian Music Industry since 1975. He has toured Canada, the U.S., Sweden, Australia, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and has played on over 150 album projects as a studio bass player. His name appears on over 1,000,000 units sold in Canada. Allie has worked with John Allan Cameron, Rita MacNeil, Stan Rogers, Murray McLauchlan, The Rankin Family, The Barra MacNeils, Jimmy Rankin, Raylene Rankin, Mary Jane Lamond, Natalie MacMaster, Ron Hynes, Bruce Guthro, Dave Gunning, Howie MacDonald, Ashley MacIsaac, and many more. He was Musical Director for the 1995 East Coast Music Awards and also Band Leader for the 1997 and 1998 editions of The Cape Breton Summertime Review. In 2003 he was Musical Director of The Rise and Follies of Cape Breton - The Second Coming. Allie released a fiddle album in 2004, his first solo project aptly titled It’s About Time; and in 2005 he was presented with the East Coast Music Association's Musicians Achievement Award. In 2013 he released his second CD, Full Circle, which received nominations for both Music Nova Scotia and East Cost Music Awards. He has also been nominated twice for Music Nova Scotia Educator of the Year. Allie has been teaching music since 1992, and his rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $25.

Amy Ewer - Piano music lessons in Bedford

Amy Ewer (Piano)

Amy Ewer has a Bachelors of Music from Dalhousie University with a major in piano. She has played Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Prokofiev, etc., in recitals at Dalhousie and other venues. Amy has been teaching music since 2009 and has years of experience working with children. Her rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Andrew Miller - Drums music lessons in Bedford

Andrew Miller (Drums)

Andrew Miller is a graduate of The University of Toronto’s Jazz Program and a well-known member in Toronto's creative music scene. He enjoys working with musicians across many genres, as well as dancers, and teaching those of all abilities. A busy studio musician, he has recorded with David Liedman, Norma Winstone, Andrew Downing, Jim Lewis, Justin Haynes, Collective Order, and his own projects. He has toured across Canada, in the U.S., and as far as China. Andrew has studied with Nick Fraser, Dan Weiss, John Riley, Jerry Granelli, and Terry Clark. His rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $25.

Anthony Rissesco - Violin and Fiddle music lessons in Bedford

Anthony Rissesco (Violin and Fiddle)

Anthony is a versatile violin player and teacher who has toured with award-winning singer-songwriter Lennie Gallant and with roots-rock band Pogey. As a member of the neo-traditional trio Papilio, Anthony garnered ECMA and Nova Scotia Music Awards nominations. He is also a member of the popular Halifax band The Gig Dogs and has played with Symphony Nova Scotia, Anne Murray, and Peggy Seeger. As a music student at Dalhousie University, Anthony studied classical violin under Phillippe Djokic. He has won fiddle competitions throughout Canada, including the Maritime Fiddle Championship. In 1990 Anthony came third in the Canadian Open in Ontario, and he was chosen to represent Nova Scotia at the Grand Masters Competition in Ottawa for six consecutive years. He has been an adjudicator at the Kiwanis Festival and has been teaching since 1989. Anthony's rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Betty Gillis - Piano music lessons in Bedford

Betty Gillis (Piano)

Betty has a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Dalhousie University. She has been performing chamber music and accompanying various artists in HRM for many years, been the music director and played in various Broadway Musicals in the region, as well as playing 50’s and 60’s Rock ’n' Roll in The Soda Shop Gang. Betty has been teaching music for several decades, and her rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $25.

Caroline Whalen - Voice, Piano music lessons in Bedford

Caroline Whalen (Voice, Piano)

Caroline has been teaching since 2009. She holds a Master of Music in Performance and Pedagogy from Memorial University and has also trained at the Vancouver International Song Institute. Caroline spent two seasons touring with Opera Roadshow, a group that brings children’s operas and workshops to schools throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. She has performed lead roles in both opera and musical theatre but is equally at home in a variety of other styles. Caroline's rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Carolyn Curry - Voice and PIano music lessons in Bedford

Carolyn Curry (Voice and PIano)

Carolyn holds an undergraduate Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Jazz Studies from St. Francis Xavier University and a Masters of Music in Jazz Performance from the University of North Texas. A singer/songwriter, jazz vocalist, and composer, Carolyn is also a member of Unidentified Funk Object (a space-themed funk band) and co-leader of Verbe Avoir (a bi-lingual gypsy jazz duo). Her rate for a 30 minute private lesson is $23.

Charles Myra - Piano music lessons in Bedford

Charles Myra (Piano)

Charles Myra Winner of the 2007 Kiwanis Festival Rose Bowl, Charles studied piano at Dalhousie University with Tietje Zonneveld and Peter Allen. He has been teaching classical piano since 2006, and his rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Colin Matthews - Cello music lessons in Bedford

Colin Matthews (Cello)

Colin studied music at Dalhousie and McGill Universities. In his career as chamber musician and orchestral cellist, Colin has played with L'Orchestre Symphonique de Laval, the Thunder Bay Symphony, the Kingston Symphony as acting principal cellist and soloist, at the Ottawa Valley Chamber Music Festival and 'New Music in New Places', and as guest performer for the Scotia Festival of Music. Colin has recorded for film scores, CBC radio broadcasts, and two CDs produced by New Music North and Gatto Dolce. He was cellist for the critically-acclaimed stage production The Satchmo Suite and is cellist for the duo Gatto Dolce. Colin's rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Craig Roode - Guitar music lessons in Bedford

Craig Roode (Guitar)

After seeing BB King on TV at age seven and taking lessons for eight years, Craig developed an abiding passion for the guitar. At 18 he had his first professional gig and then went on to perform, tour, and record with blues, jazz, and rock artists including Dutch Mason, Teresa Melanfant, Minglewood Band, and Rick Jeffery. Craig has played at Halifax's Metro Centre, on TV and radio, at music festivals, and on studio session work; and he still performs and records regularly around the Maritimes. He began teaching guitar and developing a successful method many years ago and continues to further his own education in guitar pedagogy, jazz theory, sight reading, and arranging. With such knowledge and expertise, Craig helps students enjoy studying and playing guitar as much as he does. His rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Daniel MacNeil - Guitar, Piano, Violin, Oud and percussion (composer, recording artist, and instructor) music lessons in Bedford

Daniel MacNeil (Guitar, Piano, Violin, Oud and percussion (composer, recording artist, and instructor))

Daniel teaches a wide range of genres including flamenco, classical, folk, pop, fingerstyle, blues, jazz, rock, and many genres of "world music". As well as being a faculty member of Dalhouse University, he is the principal guitarist of professional, local flamenco ensembles and has worked with Symphony Nova Scotia and both the Victoria and Edmonton Symphony Orchestras as a performer and composer. Daniel graduated with a B.Music from Acadia University and has trained at world-renowned schools in India and Madrid, Spain. His website is http://www.danielmacneil.ca, and his rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $25

Dorian Baker - Woodwinds, Clarinet, Saxophone and Flute music lessons in Bedford

Dorian Baker (Woodwinds, Clarinet, Saxophone and Flute)

Dorian completed his Undergraduate Degree in Music from Mount Allison University, while simultaneously studying Clarinet Performance at The Boston Conservatory. During his undergrad, Dorian held principal positions in the Mount Allison University Chamber Orchestra, the Boston Conservatory Orchestra, and the Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble. After completing his undergrad, Dorian moved to Toronto where he completed a Masters Degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of Toronto. Dorian maintained a position as principal clarinet with the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and was also an active chamber musician, performing all of the Brahms, Mozart, and Beethoven masterworks for clarinet. Dorian has taken masterclasses in North America and throughout Europe with world-renowned artists such as Anthony McGill of the New York Philharmonic and Walter Seyfarth of the Berlin Philharmonic. Dorian has also worked as a recording artist and has recorded for Eight Note Publications and for the Screen Composers Guild of Canada. His rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $25.

Doug Cameron - Drums, Guitar and Ukulele music lessons in Bedford

Doug Cameron (Drums, Guitar and Ukulele)

Doug has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music from St. Francis Xavier University. He has been playing in various groups in Halifax for many years, has toured the continent with Aide de Camp, and currently plays in the ECMA nominated band Doctor Dfunkt. Doug teaches rock, jazz, and other styles of drumming, and his rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $25.

Janessa Stang - Piano and Theory music lessons in Bedford

Janessa Stang (Piano and Theory)

Janessa began studying piano at the age of six and has been teaching private lessons since 2005. Janessa graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance in 2015 and holds a diploma as an Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto in Piano Performance. A versatile and experienced musician, Janessa has performed across Canada, in venues big and small. She was a winner of the Dalhousie Symphony Orchestra Concerto Night competition and performed as a soloist with the orchestra in 2014 and 2015. Although Janessa’s formal education is classical, she is also very influenced by folk, rock, pop, and jazz. She has been the musical director for popular musicals, including The Sound of Music and Seussical. She also plays and sings regularly with folk/rock groups. Janessa’s teaching tailors to the needs and interests of each student, while also emphasizing the fundamental elements of music, the foundation on which all different styles of music are built. With these building blocks in place, students can then pursue whatever style of piano they desire to play. She encourages her students to find their own connection to music and to let their personality and imagination shine through. Janessa especially enjoys performing, and finds that sharing music with others through both performance and teaching to be extremely rewarding. Her rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Jodie Miller - Voice, Piano music lessons in Bedford

Jodie Miller (Voice, Piano)

Jodie is a graduate of Acadia University and The University of Toronto's Voice Programs. Jodie has won both the Nova Scotia Provincial Voice and Music Theatre top prizes, has performed as a pop and folk singer on numerous occasions, and has sung roles here in Nova Scotia, at Opera NUOVA in Alberta, and at COSI in Italy. More recently, Jodie was in Toronto working with numerous professional choirs including two seasons with the Elmer Iseler Singers. She has had many performances at the Sony Centre, Koerner Hall, and Roy Thompson Hall working with the some of world's top conductors. Jodie absolutely loves teaching music to people of all ages, whatever their reasons may be. Her rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $25.

Jody Lyne - Brass, Keyboard, Songwriting and Improvisation music lessons in Bedford

Jody Lyne (Brass, Keyboard, Songwriting and Improvisation)

Jody has a Bachelor in Music with a major in composition from Dalhousie University. He has played trumpet with Symphony Nova Scotia, with The Guthries, the backup band for The Platters, and many others. Currently he plays with The Mellotones, Afromusica, Nugroove, Madison Avenue, and Rusta Gumbo. He taught brass classes in the Halifax school system and has been teaching privately for 12 years. Jody's rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $25.

Kimberley North - Flute, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Ukulele and Recorder music lessons in Bedford

Kimberley North (Flute, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Ukulele and Recorder)

Kimberley completed her Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from Dalhousie University in 2009. She performs professionally in a variety of chamber ensembles, most notably as one half of Duo Tranquillo. Kimberley’s love of music and her desire to help others led her to become a Music Therapist, completing her degree at Acadia University and at the Robert F. Unkefer Academy for Neurologic Music Therapy. This training gives her a unique ability to reach students of all strengths, offering an adaptive lesson structure individually designed for each student. Kimberley loves working with children and strives to make learning music a fun and memorable experience. Her rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Lisa MacDougall - Piano and Voice music lessons in Bedford

Lisa MacDougall (Piano and Voice)

Lisa has played piano since age three. For over 25 years, she has been a touring and recording artist, musician, musical theatre director, and piano/vocal instructor. Lisa was, for twelve years, Rita MacNeil's pianist, background vocalist, and music director/band leader. She has toured with Roger Whittaker, jazz vocalist Molly Johnson, and singer/songwriter Laura Smith. In 1999 Lisa released a solo album,Turnaround, which earned two East Coast Music Award nominations. Another solo recording is due out in 2017. For five seasons, she was music director for the award-winning Anne & Gilbert on Prince Edward Island. At Halifax's Neptune Theatre, Lisa musically directed ten productions, including Cats, The Sound of Music, and Chicago. She also musically directed, sang and played in the travelling theatre production Drum, featuring four Atlantic Canadian cultures. Although music has taken Lisa around the world, she continues to make Halifax her home. Lisa's rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

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Mark O'Leary (Drums)

Mark has a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from St. Francis Xavier University and a Bachelor of Music in Education from Memorial University. He has been performing since 1993, and has played at the ECMAs, on Breakfast Television, and in most of the clubs in Halifax. Mark likes jazz, rock, and other popular styles and has been teaching at the Lesson Centre since 2006. His rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $25.

Matt Myer - Brass, Keyboard, Piano, Composition and Improvisation music lessons in Bedford

Matt Myer (Brass, Keyboard, Piano, Composition and Improvisation)

Matt studied music at McGill University and Humber College and has been playing jazz, rock, reggae, blues, and classical music in Halifax since 1997. He has played with the Johnny Favourite Swing Orchestra and Gypsophilia and won a Juno award and multiple ECMAs. He has been teaching students since 2004, and his rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Mike Farrington - Bass, Guitar music lessons in Bedford

Mike Farrington (Bass, Guitar)

Mike studied at the Canadian Conservatory of Music and passed the highest level exams. He has played with Matt Mays, Charlie A'Court, Nathan Wylie, Jill Barber, David Miles, and Dutch Mason. Currently he plays with The Mellotones and Juno award winner Garrett Mason. Mike has been teaching music since 2002. His rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $23.

Mike Miller - Guitar and Bass music lessons in Bedford

Mike Miller (Guitar and Bass)

Mike has a Bachelor of Education degree from Acadia University and has been teaching guitar for the last 12 years. He has played guitar and bass in various bands for the last 17 years and worked as a sound man for other groups. Mike teaches all styles, loves classic rock, has had a very good track record with beginning students, and has conducted Beginning Acoustic, Beginning Electric, kids, teens, and adult guitar classes. His rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $26.

Natasha Sider - Voice music lessons in Bedford

Natasha Sider (Voice)

Natasha holds a Bachelor of Music (in vocal performance) from Dalhousie University. She sang opera at Dal, is the soprano soloist at First Baptist Church, and has put out a contemporary CD called Johari Window. Natasha is comfortable with classical, musical theatre, pop and rock styles, and has been teaching music since 1995. Her rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Nicholas MacLean - Guitar, Lap steel and Beginner Bass music lessons in Bedford

Nicholas MacLean (Guitar, Lap steel and Beginner Bass)

Nicholas received a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Jazz Studies, First Class Honours) from St. Francis Xavier University. He has studied privately with internationally renowned jazz musicians Howard Alden, Oz Noy, Wayne Krantz, Jerry Granelli and Ari Hoenig. Nicholas is active in the local music scene, currently playing with Juno-nominee Kim Barlow, ECMA-nominee Alana Yorke, award-winning songwriter Carmel Mikol and fellow L&M teachers Danielle Smith and Daniel MacNeil. He tours across Canada and internationally with singer/songwriter Gabrielle Papillon. Nicholas teaches rock, jazz, blues, country, R&B, folk, pop and heavy metal to students of all ages. His rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $25.

Nick Gummeson - Voice, Piano music lessons in Bedford

Nick Gummeson (Voice, Piano)

Nick holds music and education degrees from the University of Ottawa. He has been active on the Ottawa jazz scene for the last decade, playing solo piano and singing jazz repertoire from the Great American Songbook. As a member of the Ottawa musical theatre community, Nick has performed leading roles in productions such as Oklahoma!, Beauty and the Beast, Guys and Dolls, Into the woods, Oliver!, and Kiss me, Kate. For the last 9 years, he has held the position of Director of Music at Elmwood School in Ottawa, where he taught general music from grades 6-12, as well as directed a nationally-recognized wind ensemble program. As an instructor, Nick specializes in voice and piano. Fluent in jazz, classical, musical theatre and popular music, he aims to develop expressive, literate musicians who possess a strong foundation in healthy practice habits. Nick's rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $25.

Nicole Anaka - Voice music lessons in Bedford

Nicole Anaka (Voice)

Nicole Anaka has a Bachelors of Music from Mount Allison University and a Masters in Musicology from the University of Victoria. She has trained in Dalcroze Eurythmics at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass., and has her Grade 8 piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She enjoys teaching students of all ages and abilities, and teaches a wide variety of styles, including classical, musical theatre, rock, and pop. Her rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $25.

Pat Riley - Guitar, Bass and Song Writing music lessons in Bedford

Pat Riley (Guitar, Bass and Song Writing)

Father of five musicians, Pat has a Certificate in arranging and composition from the Berklee College of Music, has gigged with many of the top names in the musical universe, and is mentor to some of the best musicians in Atlantic Canada. He was the main host of the CBC Rock Camp series and currently sings, writes, produces, and is a top session player. Pat is one of the founders and currently the director of Summer Rock Camp, has been teaching award and scholarship winning students since 1991, and is a Primary Instrument Instructor at the NSCC Music program. His rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $26

Paul Baker - Guitar music lessons in Bedford

Paul Baker (Guitar)

Paul Baker is a guitarist, composer and educator who attended St. Francis Xavier University before graduating from the Jazz Studies program at Concordia University; now based in Halifax his influences range from bebop to funk to classic rock. During his time in school, Paul studied with acclaimed guitarists such as Mike Moreno and Lorne Lofsky. Paul's rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $23

Peter Davison - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Harmonica, Mandolin, Looping and Songwriting music lessons in Bedford

Peter Davison (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Harmonica, Mandolin, Looping and Songwriting)

Peter has a Bachelor of Arts with Music from St. Francis Xavier. For five years he was a solo and ensemble guitarist on Norwegian and Princess Cruise lines playing everything from rock ‘n roll through jazz, country, R&B, various finger styles, and classical music. Pete has played drums, bass, and guitar in a variety of local bands and won the 2010 Canadian Boss Loop Station championship (check out the Duke of Loops online). He has been teaching music since 1996, and his rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Rheo Rochon - Bass and Guitar music lessons in Bedford

Rheo Rochon (Bass and Guitar)

Rheo Rochon studied music at Humber College in Toronto and has been playing professionally since 2007. He has recorded and toured internationally with artists such as Keith Hallett, Garrett Mason, Cyndi Cain, and The Chronos Band (bandleader, bassist, and principle composer). Rheo has been teaching students of all ages since 2004. His rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Ria Kim - Piano music lessons in Bedford

Ria Kim (Piano)

Originally from South Korea, Kim studied at Dalhousie University (under Oxana Zotova and Lynn Stodola), at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, at Manhattan School of Music, and with Yonghee Moon from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. During her studies, Kim entered regional and national competitions and won prizes in the Nova Scotia Kiwanis Music Festival and was a Rose Bowl finalist. She performs in Halifax as a chamber musician, played with the Dalhousie Orchestra in 2010, and was featured in a NSYO fall concert. Kim is an active collaborative pianist, an occasional jazz musician, and a lover of video game music. In 'Trio Benterria' (winner of the National Music Festival 2011), she performed with Benjamin Marmen and Terri Croft. In Scotia Festival of Music 2011, Kim was awarded the Tritt Scholarship, the Richardson Family Performing Arts Scholarship, and participated in the Young Artists program. Her rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $23.

Scott Harnish - Guitar, Bass and Songwriting music lessons in Bedford

Scott Harnish (Guitar, Bass and Songwriting)

Scott Harnish studied at the Harris Institute in Toronto (Music Production). He has been playing and writing music for over 30 years and is fluent in all styles of popular music. Scott is in demand as an active member of the local Halifax music scene as both performer and sound engineer. As an experienced songwriter, recording artist, and producer, he also offers coaching to students looking to improve their songwriting and music production skills. Scott charges $24 per 30-minute private lesson.

Skip Holmes - Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle, Violin and Mandolin music lessons in Bedford

Skip Holmes (Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle, Violin and Mandolin)

Skip played in rock and blues bands before getting into traditional music. He has played with the house band on Up Home Tonight on ATV, The Ladies Choice Bluegrass Band, The Gordon Stobbe Trio, and the Richard Wood Band, and has toured and recorded with these players and many others - such as Graham and Eleanor Townsend, Calvin Vollrath, and Peter Dawson. Skip has transcribed a number of books of fiddle tunes for Mel Bay and has been teaching for over 35 years. His rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $25.