Halifax

Music Lesson Centre

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6065 Cunard Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3K 1E6
Lesson Centre:Phone or Text (902) 496-6970
Store Phone: (902) 496-6900
Fax: (902) 423-0633

Lesson Centre Email: halifaxlessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: halifax@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
Monday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

This Location Offers:

Online Lessons

All Lessons

Private Lessons

Welcome to the Halifax music lesson centre, located at 6065 Cunard Street. We offer 18 well-equipped studios and a faculty of 25 engaging and dedicated independent music teachers. Our aim is to provide music lessons catered to the needs of each individual student We offer instruction in a wide range of instruments from piano and voice, to strings, percussion, and guitar. Whether you want to join a marching band, or start the prog-rock band of your dreams, call us on (902) 496-6970

Our Teachers:

Al Resk - Drums music lessons in Halifax

Al Resk (Drums) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Al studied at the University of Miami along side world famous Joe Morello and the Paul Robson Toronto Percussion Program. He has played with or toured with legends Dutchy Mason, John Allan, Sam Moon, Mat Minglewood, Bucky Adams, The Werzels, Ice Capades, BB King Band, Eddie Richards Big Band, Johnny Manders Dixie Band, Canada Brass, and John Stockfish with Gordon Lightfoot. He is endorsed by Zildjian Cymbals and a member of the Vic Firth PTA Educational Team. Al founded the NS School Drumline Project and is the host of the NS Student Drum Festival, and is the Director of the semi annual Drum Camps held at Long&McQuade Halifax. He is currently the drummer for Terry Edmunds and travels to schools in Nova Scotia. He teaches private lessons at L&M Halifax branch in all styles electric or acoustic, as well as hand drums. His rate for a 1/2 hour private lesson is $29.00.

Allie Bennett - Fiddle, Violin music lessons in Halifax

Allie Bennett (Fiddle, Violin) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Allie has been in the Canadian Music Industry since 1975. He has toured Canada, the U.S., Britain, Sweden, Australia, and Germany and has over 125 album credits as a studio musician. In 2003 he was Musical Director of The Rise And Follies Of Cape Breton - The Second Coming. In 2005 he was presented with the East Coast Music Association’s Musicians Achievement Award. Nominated for 2 Music Nova Scotia Awards – Educator of the Year and Traditional / Roots Recording of the Year for his CD “Full Circle.” Allie has been teaching music since 1992 and his rate for a half hour private lesson is $25.00.

Ben Ross - Currently teaching in-person! - Drums music lessons in Halifax

Ben Ross - Currently teaching in-person! (Drums) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Ben studied percussion privately and at Dalhousie University. He has been playing since1993 and has toured and recorded with Joel Plaskett, Matt Mays, Erin Costelo, Amelia Curran and others. Ben has been teaching music since 2006 and his rate for a half hour private lesson is $24.00.

Brad Conrad - Currently teaching in person - Guitar music lessons in Halifax

Brad Conrad - Currently teaching in person (Guitar) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

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 1/2 hour private lesson is $23.00.

Carolyn Curry - Voice, Piano music lessons in Halifax

Carolyn Curry (Voice, Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Carolyn Curry is an accomplished vocalist, pianist and songwriter. A teacher, performer and music director in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Carolyn is also a part-time instructor at St Francis Xavier University, where she teaches songwriting and leads the a cappella ensemble. She has a Master of Music in Jazz Performance from the University of North Texas, 2011-13 and has since performed and recorded with ECMA nominated funk group Unidentified Funk Object, and its spin-off children's music project, Dr G Goes to Space! Her musical adaptation of Russian fairy tale "Tsarevitch Ivan, The Firebird and The Grey Wolf" was produced by Terra Novella Theatre in 2019 as "Firebird: the Musical". Carolyn also sings with Halifax's ABBA cover band Dancing Queen!Her rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.00.

Charles Myra - Currently teaching in-person! - Piano music lessons in Halifax

Charles Myra - Currently teaching in-person! (Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Charles was the winner of the 2007 Kiwanis Festival Rose Bowl, Charles studied piano at Dalhousie University with Tietje Zonneveld and Peter Allen. He’s been teaching classical piano since 2006. His rate is $24.00.

Clare Macdonald - Drums, Percussion music lessons in Halifax

Clare Macdonald (Drums, Percussion) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Clare Macdonald is active in the Halifax music community as a percussionist and drum kit player. Her facility with multiple styles has led to work with a diverse list of groups and artists, including Hillsburn, Symphony Nova Scotia, Ria Mae, WAANTS, Meg Warren, Kim Harris, Catherine McClellan, and No It’s Fine. Clare studied music at Dalhousie University and is a proud former student of D’Arcy Gray, Tom Roach, and the late Jim Faraday. She also spent a year studying drum kit with Don Vickery at Humber College in Toronto. Lessons with Clare are $24 per 30 minute lesson.

Dan Grantham - Voice, Guitar, Ukulele, Piano music lessons in Halifax

Dan Grantham (Voice, Guitar, Ukulele, Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Dan has a Bachelor of Music in Performance (voice) from Dalhousie University. He has sung with Opera, and Symphony Nova Scotia, and has been an oratorio soloist with various choirs including the Halifax Camerata Singers. His students have been winning awards such as the Kiwanis Rose Bowl for 2 years, and he specializes in preparing students for university music programs. His rate for a 1/2 hour private lesson is $23.00.

Daryl Nichol - Currently teaching in-person! - Piano, Accordion, Organ music lessons in Halifax

Daryl Nichol - Currently teaching in-person! (Piano, Accordion, Organ) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

With nearly 20 years of teaching experience, level 10 RCM, and a Bachelor of Music Honours degree (jazz piano) from St.FX University, studio lessons with Daryl Nichol provide a comprehensive approach to the musical fundamentals of theory, instrumental technique, efficient practice methods, arranging and composition, all in a friendly and encouraging learning environment. Daryl currently performs with his Jazz Trio, and has much experience playing in many genres, including: classical, folk, jazz, blues, pop, country, etc. Daryl's rate is $24/half-hour lesson.

Emily Bellman - Currently teaching in-person! - Trumpet music lessons in Halifax

Emily Bellman - Currently teaching in-person! (Trumpet) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Stationed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Emily became a full-time musician with the Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy in 2017. A member of the Canadian Armed Forces since 2011, she has had many opportunities both in Canada and overseas such as The Changing of The Guard ceremony on Parliament Hill, The Bermuda Tattoo, and The Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, Belgium as the first female Canadian to participate in the Last Post Ceremony. Emily has performed with various orchestras such as the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, the National Academy Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Emily‘s formal training includes a Bachelor of Music with honours in Music Education from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters of Music in performance at the University of Ottawa. Lessons with Emily are $24.00 per 30 minute lesson.

Fiona Ryan  - Currently teaching in-person! - Piano, Composition, Clarinet, Voice music lessons in Halifax

Fiona Ryan - Currently teaching in-person! (Piano, Composition, Clarinet, Voice) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Fiona has a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition from the University of Toronto, a Master of Music from Newcastle University, where she studied composition and improvisation, and a Bachelor of Music from Dalhousie University, specializing in clarinet performance. Fiona also studied piano and voice privately. Fiona has taught music in various settings including private music lessons, workshops, and University music courses. In addition to teaching music, Fiona also works as a music director, performs music in a variety of styles, and is an award-winning composer whose song cycle “Lady of the Lake” was nominated for an ECMA for Classical Composition of the Year in 2018. Her rate is $24.00 per 30 minute lesson.

Janet Munson - Currently teaching in-person! - Violin, Voice, Piano music lessons in Halifax

Janet Munson - Currently teaching in-person! (Violin, Voice, Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Janet formally studied violin and piano in the United Kingdom, and has played and sung in all types of venues around the world. She’s worked with a who’s who of Canadian performers including Leonard Cohen, Sylvia Tyson and Lennie Gallant, among many others. Janet has been teaching groups and privately for over 25 years. Her rate for a half hour private lesson is $24.00.

Jason Vautour - Bass, Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in Halifax

Jason Vautour (Bass, Guitar, Ukulele) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Jason studied music at St. Francis Xavier University for two years and took private lessons with renowned Saint John, NB guitarist Mark Hill. He’s played bass and guitar with many groups over the past 30 years in many styles including rock/soul (Jessie Brown), country (Ryan Cook), pop (Christina Martin), dance (Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees, Go Go Disco), and heavy metal (Pith). His rate for a half hour private lesson is $24.00.

Jeffery Mosher - Currently teaching in-person! - Saxophone music lessons in Halifax

Jeffery Mosher - Currently teaching in-person! (Saxophone) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Jeffery has a Bachelors of Arts with a major in music [saxophone] from Dalhousie , University. He played with the back up band to the Platters, Dan Aykroyd and the Blues Brothers, and others. Currently he is front man for the Mellotones and the Metric System. He has taught at Summer Rock, and the Acadia Jazz Camp, as well as privately. His rate for a 1/2 hour private lesson is $26.00.

Julie Cuming - French Horn music lessons in Halifax

Julie Cuming (French Horn) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

After completing 24 years as a full time military musician (primarily in the Stadacona Band), Julie Cuming went on to complete a Bachelor of Music Performance at Dalhousie University in 2016. As a freelancer, she has performed for decades with many local and international artists such as Il Divo, and appears regularly with Symphony Nova Scotia. Also a clinician, Julie taught horn at the Atlantic Band Festival and coached provincial ensembles including the NS Youth Wind Ensemble and the NS Youth Orchestra. She also served as horn instructor at the Canadian Forces School of Music in Ontario, and is currently serving as a reservist in the 36 Canadian Brigade Group Band. Julie’s rate for a 30 minute lesson is $24.00.

Katherine MacGillivray - Flute music lessons in Halifax

Katherine MacGillivray (Flute) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Katherine MacGillivray studied flute with Virginia Beaton and has done workshops with Chris Norman. She played in the Dalhousie Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Hausmusik Baroque Ensemble, the Mea Culpa Trio, and was active with the Early Music Society. Katherine performs a variety of music from Celtic to Classical, from Klezmer to Jazz and Latin. She has taught creative arts in the school system for the last ten years and flute for the last two years. Her rate is $24.00 per 1/2 hour private lesson.

Katie Cochrane - Voice music lessons in Halifax

Katie Cochrane (Voice) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Katie Cochrane recently graduated from New York University: Steinhardt’s prestigious Masters of Musical Theatre in vocal performance and advanced certificate in Vocal Pedagogy program. Katie has performed across the United States and Canada; recent credits include performances at Carnegie Hall with Essential Voices USA and the New York Pops (A Frank and Ella Christmas and The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein), Mother Superior in Sister Act at The Frederick Loewe Theatre, Featured ensemble in On the Town in New York City’s historic Provincetown Playhouse, along with other performances at New World Stages, Skirball Center for the Performing Arts and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. Past credits include: Ado Annie in Oklahoma! (Opera NUOVA), Jenny in Company (MTOT), Pitti Sing in The Mikado (MCO), and Ms. Nordstrom in A Little Night Music (HSOF). Equally as passionate about her love of teaching, she has had the pleasure of teaching as adjunct faculty at NYU, Broadway Artists Alliance (coach), vocal faculty at Belvoir Terrace and teaching privately with Katie Cochrane Voice Studio in Canada, the USA, and online! Lessons with Katie are $25 per half hour.

Lindsay Beaver - Drums music lessons in Halifax

Lindsay Beaver (Drums) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Lindsay beaver was born in Halifax and attended Humber College. Shortly after graduation she began touring professionally as a band leading drummer/singer. As a result she has been touring for close to a decade all over the world. She has been nominated for a Juno award, two American Blues Music awards in ‘19 as well as won the Maple Blues Award for “Drummer of The Year” the same year for the release of her album, “Tough As Love” on American Blues Label, Alligator Records. She is also the first Canadian ever signed to Alligator Records in it's 50 year history. She held weekly residencies at Antone’s Blues Club in Austin, Texas until this year when she decided to return home to Nova Scotia. Lindsay also has a wide range of teaching experience having taught multiple instruments in master classes and Private lessons schools. She looks forward to being able to share her musical knowledge with everyone who wants to learn! Lessons with Lindsay are $24 per 30 minute lesson.

Mike Farrington - Currently teaching in-person! - Bass, Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in Halifax

Mike Farrington - Currently teaching in-person! (Bass, Guitar, Ukulele) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

A founding member of Halifax funk and soul legends The Mellotones, Mike has 20 plus years of live and recording experience in the music industry. He’s performed and/or recorded with a diverse list of maritime artists: Garrett Mason, Dutch Mason, Matt Mays, David Myles, Jill Barber, Erin Costello, The Mellotones, Matt Andersen, Nathan Wiley. He can be heard most recently on Matt Andersen’s “Halfway Home By Morning” album, which was recorded in Nashville and toured across the country in 2019. He also played on Matt Mays’ Juno award winning album “Coyote” and Garrett Masons’ Juno nominated album “Love and Sound”. Mike studied bass at the now defunct Canadian Conservatory of Music with Pat Riley. his rate for a private half hour lesson is $24.00.

Mike MacNeil - Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Ukulele music lessons in Halifax

Mike MacNeil (Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Ukulele) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Mike studied jazz theory, arranging, and composition with Lloyd Garber in the late 1960’s and early 70’s. He graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelors of Music in 1980. He is an accomplished jazz and classical guitarist who can teach any style requested. As well as guitar mike teaches mandolin, and bass guitar. His rates are $24.00 for a 1/2 hour private lesson.

Natasha Sider - Voice music lessons in Halifax

Natasha Sider (Voice) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Natasha has a Bachelor of Arts in Music [voice] from Dalhousie University. She has sung opera at Dal, is currently 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 half hour private lesson is $24.00.

Nicolas Donovan - cURRENTLY TEACHING IN-PERSON LESSONS! - Drums music lessons in Halifax

Nicolas Donovan - cURRENTLY TEACHING IN-PERSON LESSONS! (Drums) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Nicolas Donovan is an up and coming drummer and recent graduate of the University of Toronto’s jazz performance program, where he studied and performed with some of Canada’s best. He can be heard playing alongside a wide variety of artists at venues and festivals across the country and beyond.Recently, Nick was mentioned as a notable new arrival in Toronto’s Wholenote magazine. He also received a grant and travelled to New Orleans to study with legendary drummer Johnny Vidacovich. His rate for a 30 minute lesson is $24.00.

Rachel Webster - Guitar music lessons in Halifax

Rachel Webster (Guitar) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Rachel is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Music Therapy. She has a strong musical background, studying clarinet, guitar and piano throughout her education. She has been teaching music lessons for three years. Rachel specializes in working with children and beginner music students, and her rate is $25.00 per 30 minute lesson.

Rik Martell - Currently teaching in-person! - Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in Halifax

Rik Martell - Currently teaching in-person! (Guitar, Ukulele) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Rick studied guitar and graduated from the United Conservatory of Music in Calgary. He has toured as a lead guitarist, produced, and written professionally with Trooper, David Wilcox, Long John Baldry, Barney Bentall, Nazareth, Kim Mitchell, Frank McKay, Blue Rodeo, Matt Minglewood, Men of the Deeps, Motorhead, and numerous other groups. Rick has been teaching guitar for all ages, levels, and styles, since 1990 and also teaches ukulele. His rate for a half hour private lesson is $24.00

Sam Welsh - Currently teaching in-person! - Guitar music lessons in Halifax

Sam Welsh - Currently teaching in-person! (Guitar) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Sam Welsh is singer songwriter/composer with over 15 years experience creatively. Sam attended Selkirk College in Nelson, B.C., where he spent 3 years fine tuning his natural ear and acquiring a diploma Composition. Since completing his schooling, Sam’s musical passion led him to composing for companies such as Universal Pictures, Red Bull, Mercedes, Fairmont, The Earth Network, Levector and the European Outdoor Film Tour. Being a freelance composer Sam has learned how to write and play in a multitude of different genres. Which allows him to teach in a wide variety of musical styles such as rock, pop, acoustic, folk, indie, metal, country and blues. His rate for a 30 minute lesson is $24.00