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Dartmouth - Guitar Lessons

Music Lesson Centre

Lesson Centre Locations > Nova Scotia > Dartmouth

124 Main St
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B2X 1R9
Lesson Centre: Phone or Text (902) 496-6966
Store Phone: (902) 496-6996
Fax: (902) 496-7404

Lesson Centre Email: dartmouthlessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: dartmouth@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
Monday 9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Fridays 11:30 am to 8:00 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

This Location Offers:

Private Lessons

Welcome to Dartmouth's largest music lesson centre located at 124 Main street, Dartmouth. We offer 15 spacious studios in house and our very own recital room. Our studios are equipped with state of the art keyboards and acoustic upright pianos as well as a Yamaha Concert Grand. We offer lessons in violin, viola, cello, all woodwind and brass, all styles piano, guitar (electric and acoustic), banjo, ukulele, bodhran, percussion and drumset. We also offer many classes such as; recording and electronic music production, string ensembles, musical theatre and even step dancing! Call us at 902-496-6966 and we can get you set up!

Our Guitar Teachers:

Brad Conrad - Guitar music lessons in Dartmouth

Brad Conrad (Guitar)

Brad has a music degree from Dalhousie University and has been playing in local and national bands for the last 17 years. He has appeared on stage with a number of acts such as Nathan Wiley, Blue Rodeo, Sam Roberts, Dutch Mason, Matt Mays, and Jill Barber, received a Juno during his tenure with “Johnny Favourite” and currently he plays regularly with “The Mellotones”, “The Metric System”, “Joe Murphy”, “The Hopping Penguins”, and hosts a long standing weekly blues jam at Bearly’s. He’s been teaching for the last 16 years and is a regular coach at Summer Rock. His rate for a half-hour private lesson is $23.

David McLean - Guitar, Drums, Songwriting and Theory music lessons in Dartmouth

David McLean (Guitar, Drums, Songwriting and Theory)

David graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2015 and has been recording and performing all over North America, learning from some of the top touring musicians in their fields, David has had the opportunity to work with artists like Slash, Mark Tremonti and Jeff Williams. He has also recorded for online entertainers such as Screw Attack and Rooster Teeth. David currently performs regularly with Joe Murphy. His rate for half-hour private lesson is $23.

Gerald Beaton - Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in Dartmouth

Gerald Beaton (Guitar, Ukulele)

Gerald spent seven years studying jazz and classical guitar in university. He played on the “Whose New” shows on CBC, and did live radio in Vancouver. He’s played in everything from classical and jazz guitar duets, to banjo in symphonies, mandolin in the U.S, rhythm for 16+ singers, and played in all types of Broadway shows and pit orchestras. His rate for a half-hour private lesson is $23.00.

Mark Calvi - Guitar, Bass and Theory music lessons in Dartmouth

Mark Calvi (Guitar, Bass and Theory)

Mark has a Bachelor of Music from Dalhousie University in Classical Guitar Performance (1998), where he studied with Carol van Feggelen, Sylvie Proulx and Douglas Reach. He also completed the Delta Guitar Program with honours at the Canadian Conservatory of Music (1992), studying Rock, Blues and popular styles.
Mark has worked as a TA for the Dalhousie Music Department in Musicology assisting with class materials and giving brief presentations and demos. He has participated in a masterclass given by the world renowned flamenco guitarist, Juan Martin.
Mark has played various venues and in local groups over the years. He has been teaching Rock, Blues, Classical, and other popular styles at the Music Lesson Centre since 1998.
Mark has also coached at Summer Rock and ran the Weekend Warriors program.
His rate for a half hour private lesson is $23.00.

Mike Farrington - Bass, Beginner guitar music lessons in Dartmouth

Mike Farrington (Bass, Beginner 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 and his rate for a private half hour lesson is $23.

Nicholas MacLean - Guitar music lessons in Dartmouth

Nicholas MacLean (Guitar)

Nicholas earned a BA in Music (Jazz Studies) from St. Francis Xavier University and has since studied with internationally renowned musicians such as Wayne Krantz, Oz Noy, Howard Alden and Jim Campilongo. He is active in the local music scene, currently playing with Alana Yorke, Gabrielle Papillon and Andrew Watt and the Glory Glory. Nicholas teaches guitar, beginner bass and lap steel guitar, and enjoys teaching many styles from modern and classic rock to jazz, blues, metal and country. His rate for a half-hour private lesson is $24.

Pat Riley - Guitar, Bass music lessons in Dartmouth

Pat Riley (Guitar, Bass)

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. He is one of the founders and currently the director of Summer Rock Camp, has been teaching award and scholarship winning students since 1990s and is a Primary Instrument Instructor at the NSCC Music program. His rate for a half-hour private lesson is $25.

Rheo Rochon - Guitar and Bass music lessons in Dartmouth

Rheo Rochon (Guitar and Bass)

Rheo 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 and The Chronos Band. Rheo has been teaching all ages since 2007. His rate for a 30 minute private lesson is $23.

Yousef Mousavi - Guitar music lessons in Dartmouth

Yousef Mousavi (Guitar)

Yousef Mousavi is a songwriter and composer who graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2017. Originally educated on the piano, Yousef picked up the guitar at the age of eleven and has since been performing the guitar in the Halifax area solo and with multiple bands and groups. In 2010, he was awarded King’s View Academy’s Excellence in Fine Arts Award. While at Berklee, he studied under jazz/rock/blues guitarists Tom Miller, Tomo Fujita, and Jack Pezanelli. He also studied video game composition with Duncan Watts, composer of Bioshock: Infinite and League of Legends. Yousef gives yearly lectures in Toronto on the music of Japanese Animation.