Music Lesson Centre

Lesson Centre Locations > Nova Scotia > Sydney

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369 Prince Street
Sydney, Nova Scotia, B1P 5L2
Lesson Centre:Phone or Text (902) 539 5031
Store Phone: (902) 539-5030
Fax: (902) 539-0504

Lesson Centre Email:
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Lesson Centre Hours
Monday 10:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am to 9:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am to 9:00pm
Thursday 10:00am to 9:00pm
Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sheldon Aucoin - coordinator of the music lessons in Sydney

Sheldon Aucoin

Sheldon started playing guitar at the age 16 and three years later was performing in a touring band. His career has always revolved around music, having started in music retail at 19 years of age. With 30 years experience in teaching guitar lessons and music retail, Sheldon is also skilled in recording and sound. He is a singer/songwriter and continues to perform in the greater Sydney area. Sheldon is also the creator of the The ULTIMATE BAND which ran from 2004 to 2010 and gave youth the opportunity of performing in a band in the Savoy Theatre.

This Location Offers:

Online Lessons

All Lessons

Private Lessons

Welcome to Sydney's newest music lesson centre! We are located at 369 Prince street, at the corner of Prince and Disco. We are proud to offer 10 well equipped state of the art lesson studios and Sydney's finest faculty of independent music teachers. If you've ever aspired to learn a musical instrument, this is the place for you! Whether you want to take guitar lessons, piano lessons, or perhaps always wanted to sing, whatever your choice, our music teachers are here to help you on your journey. For more information on our music lessons, call one of our friendly lesson associates at 902 539 5031.

Our Teachers:

Ashley Buckingham - Voice music lessons in Sydney

Ashley Buckingham (Voice) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Ashley Buckingham is a classically trained vocal instructor who has been performing professionally in Cape Breton for over 15 years, currently as lead vocalist for local acoustic trio ‘The Ashbys’, as well as a regularly featured artist in a variety of mainstage productions throughout Cape Breton. She offers individual instruction on the fundamentals of voice, including proper breathing, pitch, tone, posture, projection and more, with personalized programs suited for all ages, from beginner to advanced. Music is her lifelong passion and she is thankful for the opportunity to teach and guide those who are seeking to reach their full potential as vocalists. Ashley’s rate for a private half hour lesson is $21.00 per half hour.

Chuck Smith - Guitar music lessons in Sydney

Chuck Smith (Guitar) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Chuck studied Music Production and Arranging at Trebas Institute in Toronto. He has 40+ years playing experience and has been teaching for over 30 years. Chuck has played in many bands over the years in Ontario and on the East Coast, including country , pop, rock and blues. As well as recording and performing with many artists currently, he is also a singer/songwriter. Chuck’s rate for a private half hour lesson is $21.00 per half hour.

Dennis Grant - Guitar, Bass Guitar music lessons in Sydney

Dennis Grant (Guitar, Bass Guitar) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Dennis is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and also has a diploma from St Francis Xavier University in the Jazz program. Dennis teaches beginner to advanced theory and has developed educational programs and also developed the music theory program for McKenzie College. Dennis excels in many different styles of music and is able to teach various styles from Rock , Blues, Jazz, Country, Fingerpicking and more. Lesson Rate for 30 Minute session is $21

Ian Macintyre - Drums music lessons in Sydney

Ian Macintyre (Drums) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Ian Macintyre has been a fixture on the local music scene for the past 25 years. During that timespan, he has played with acts such as RG Schaller, The Red Shed, and Rock Ryder in venues ranging from small clubs to more prestigious venues such as Centre 200 and the Savoy Theatre. A 2003 graduate of the Jazz Diploma Program at St. F.X. University, Ian has been teaching drums privately since 2010. Ian’s rate for a private half hour lesson is $21.00 per half hour.

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James O'Neill (Bass, Guitar) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

James "Jinks" O’Neill played his first paying gig with mid 60’s Sydney rock band "The Morticians". Since then , he has performed with many bands, including Moon-Minglewood and The Universal Power, The Kevin Head band, and Mississippi Ted Jordan. His bands have shared the stage with Steppenwolf, the Guess Who, Denny Doherty, and Leon Redbone. Jinks currently performs with veteran folkie Donnie Campbell, and the the St.Margeurite Bourgeoys funky folk choir. James’ rate for a private half hour lesson is $21.00 per half hour.

Matt Earhart - Fiddle music lessons in Sydney

Matt Earhart (Fiddle) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Matt Earhart is a fiddler from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia with 25 years of practice and performing experience, appearing at venues all over the CBRM. Matt can play various different styles, but primarily excels at Scottish fiddle. He has appeared at the Savoy Theater, the Highland Arts Theater, and the Louisbourg Playhouse, as well as the Main Event and The Old Triangle. He's studied teaching at Cape Breton University, and looks forward to taking his years of performing experience to the classroom at Long & McQuade. Matt’s rate for a private half hour lesson is $21.00 per half hour.

Robyn Carrigan - Voice, Piano, Guitar music lessons in Sydney

Robyn Carrigan (Voice, Piano, Guitar) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Robyn is a Cape Breton based award winning singer, songwriter and instrumentalist who grew up surrounded by music in a household steeped in the Gaelic tradition. Robyn enjoyed a large music teaching practise for 14 years in Vancouver, B.C., before returning home to Cape Breton. In addition to her traditional musical upbringing, she studied classical voice to a University level, attended St. F.X. for Jazz, performed in Musical Theatre, studied Indian music, Improvisational music, and Russian song. Over her extensive professional career she has worked with many of Canada’s top artists, recording, touring and performing internationally with Grammy award winners. She takes a gentle, experienced, intelligent and inspired approach with absolute beginners to seasoned professionals. Robyn’s rate for a private half hour lesson is $21.00 per half hour.

Weiao Zhang - Piano music lessons in Sydney

Weiao Zhang (Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Weiao Zhang has a Bachelor of Piano Performance from Tianjin Conservatory of Music. He carries multiple awards and scholarships such as a Scholarship of Tianjin Conservatory of Music,Chamber Music Performance in Tianjin Conservatory of Music,Establishing “Yinyu” Philharmonic Orchestra. Weiao joins us from China where he had been teaching for the last 5 years. He offers classical and various other styles of piano instruction including RCM. Will’s rate for a private half hour lesson is $21.00 per half hour.