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Music Lesson Centre

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12 Vodden Street E
Brampton, Ontario, L6V 1M2
Lesson Centre: Phone or Text (905) 450-8742
Store Phone: (905) 450-4334
Fax: (905) 450-6935

Lesson Centre Email: bramptonlessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: brampton@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
Office hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online lessons available daily.
LIMITED In-person lessons available starting in September:
Mondays through Fridays 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturdays 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Jamie Jarvie - coordinator of the music lessons in Brampton

Jamie Jarvie

As Brampton Lessons' inaugural Coordinator in 2003 and Lessons Manager since 2016, Jamie has seen students young and old grow into fine musicians with the help of our talented teachers. With a Bachelor of Musical Arts (UWO) and Bachelor of Education (UBC), Jamie shares his passion for music education with all ages and stages. The Lesson Centre's goal is to help students find a teacher that suits their learning style and musical interests. And share their musical experiences with others through solo and group performance opportunities.

This Location Offers:

Online Lessons

All Lessons

Private Lessons

Private lessons are individual instruction by professional adult musicians. Monthly tuition payments reserve a weekly lesson time, allowing teachers to prepare their specialized curriculum. Students are expected to practice daily to maintain consistent progress.

Group Lessons

Group programs are a great way to develop listening skills and confidence, working together to create musical outcomes. Weekly sessions include small group instruction and performance opportunities. All students must be committed to weekly attendance and involved in class participation. Starting from 10 weeks for $200. Many sessions continue monthly. * ALL GROUP CLASSES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED *

Our Teachers:

Adriana Green - Guitar, Oboe, Piano music lessons in Brampton

Adriana Green (Guitar, Oboe, Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Adriana graduated from the National Conservatory in Argentina and has a Specialization from the Academia Chiggiana in Italy. Adriana has performed in symphony orchestras and takes pride in a strong work ethic. Adriana builds student fundamentals using the Suzuki method, with RCM exams an eventual goal. Adriana also teaches Piano and Violin. Her rate is $27 per half-hour lesson.

Alicia Maynard - Piano music lessons in Brampton

Alicia Maynard (Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

* ONLINE ONLY SEPTEMBER 2020 * Alicia holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music from York University. She enjoys teaching students of all ages and maintains her disciplined instruction curriculum in the classroom. Alicia sings in the Gospel choir and is working towards level 10 RCM piano including theory, history, and harmony. Her rate is $25 per half-hour lesson.

Amanda Turner - Piano, Theory music lessons in Brampton

Amanda Turner (Piano, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Amanda specializes in teaching young beginners. She enjoys preparing students for RCM exams or casual enjoyment. Amanda has competed her Grade 10 RCM 10 piano and continues to study Piano Pedagogy. Ear training and improvisation is introduced from the very first lesson. Her rate is $25 per half-hour lesson.

Angel Selvarajah - Piano music lessons in Brampton

Angel Selvarajah (Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

* ONLINE ONLY SEPTEMBER 2020 * Angel specializes in teaching young beginners. She has completed Grade 10 RCM Piano and Theory rudiments. Angel was involved in the Music Department as an instrumentalist and Piano Accompanist. She volunteers at her Church helping younger children and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at York University. Her rate is $25 per half-hour lesson.

Anthony James - Drum Set music lessons in Brampton

Anthony James (Drum Set) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Anthony gives students the confidence to be creative while playing. His lessons are well structured to achieve success and show progress. He has toured across the country with many different bands and is an active musician working with many artists of varying genres. He has received the Brampton Arts Council Acclaim Award. Anthony is currently playing with several Juno & Coventry Award-winning Artists. His rate is $26 per half-hour lesson.

Chris Stephens - Saxophones, Flute music lessons in Brampton

Chris Stephens (Saxophones, Flute) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

* ONLINE ONLY SEPTEMBER 2020 * Chris received his Bachelor of Music from McMaster University. And Jazz diploma from Mohawk College. He is a versatile musician, having played both classical and jazz recitals. Chris played in an R&B/Soul band that specializes in the music of Tower of Power. And continues to play with the Chinguacousy Swing Orchestra. Chris prepares students for RCM practical and theory exams beginner through advanced levels. His rate is $25 per half-hour lesson.

Corinne Lynch - Voice music lessons in Brampton

Corinne Lynch (Voice) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

* ONLINE ONLY SEPTEMBER 2020 * Corinne holds an ARCT in vocal performance, level 8 RCM piano, and is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s opera program. She has extensive knowledge of vocal repertoire and performance styles, with many years experience both as a soloist and portraying various roles on Stage. Corinne enjoys helping students discover their own unique voice while focusing on technique and interpretation. Corinne has helped prepare students for exams and auditions. Her rate is $26 per half-hour lesson.

Frank Dodman - Saxophones, Clarinet music lessons in Brampton

Frank Dodman (Saxophones, Clarinet) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

* ONLINE ONLY SEPTEMBER 2020 * Frank received an honours Jazz Studies diploma from Humber College. With over 15 years of private teaching experience, Frank consistently helps students prepare for their Regional Arts auditions. Frank volunteers each Spring with MusicFest Canada and speaks French and English fluently. His rate is $25 per half-hour lesson.

Ivan Chu - Cello music lessons in Brampton

Ivan Chu (Cello) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Ivan holds Bachelor's degrees in Fine Arts Cello performance and Education from York University. Ivan is a clinician at summer music camps and schools and performs with the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Suzuki trained, Ivan works with all ages, introducing new ideas to students while helping develop good practice habits. His rate is $25 per half-hour lesson.

Jon Grant - Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in Brampton

Jon Grant (Guitar, Ukulele) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

* ONLINE ONLY SEPTEMBER 2020 * Jon has University Music Studies in Performance and Ethnomusicology. Private studies include 'Guitar Craft' with Robert Fripp (King Crimson). As a teacher, he finds a balance between creativity and technique the main focus. Having fun and being relaxed, while still "getting the lesson learned." His rate is $26 per half-hour lesson.

Larry Crowe - Drum Set, Hand drums music lessons in Brampton

Larry Crowe (Drum Set, Hand drums) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Larry Crowe is a drummer, percussionist, composer and educator with over 40 years of experience. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in music performance and composition from York University. Larry has performed in Canada, the United States, Europe, Central America, the Caribbean and Asia. He has performed and recorded with Grammy-nominated Ron Korb (World/New Age), and Juno Award winner Robert Michaels (Latin/Jazz). Larry is the author of two drum-set method books, Masterful Drumming Vols 1 and 2. His rate is $26 per half-hour lesson.

Leanna Uccello - Violin music lessons in Brampton

Leanna Uccello (Violin) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

* ONLINE ONLY SEPTEMBER 2020 * Leanna holds both Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Music Performance and Education degrees from York University. She has performed with the Brampton Symphony Orchestra, Ontario Pops Orchestra, Cathedral Bluffs Orchestra, and York Symphony. Leanna works with all ages and creates fun and exciting ways to motivate students to enjoy practicing. Leanna can prepare students for RCM examinations, beginner through advanced. Leanna leads our Intermezzo Youth Strings in weekly sessions and performances. Her rate is $25 per half-hour lesson.

Loren Vidri - Violin, Piano music lessons in Brampton

Loren Vidri (Violin, Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Loren has completed level 10 RCM in Piano and Violin. Loren plays Classical Violin in the Rose Orchestra and performs regularly in several small ensembles ranging from Celtic to Jazz idioms. Loren has a friendly teaching approach that makes students of all ages feel comfortable. She can prepare students for RCM exams, beginner through advanced. Her rate is $25 per half-hour lesson.

Maciej Dorna - Piano music lessons in Brampton

Maciej Dorna (Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Maciej studied at the Chopin University in Warsaw, Poland and the Glenn Gould School in Toronto. An International Piano Competition Winner in Italy and France, Maciej has performed with Orchestras in Europe, Japan & China. Maciej can prepare students for auditions, competitions and exams from beginner to advanced RCM levels. Maciej's passion for teaching creates an environment aimed at student success. His rate is $29 per half-hour lesson.

Marla Wighton - Piano music lessons in Brampton

Marla Wighton (Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Marla has been teaching piano since 2008, developing strategies for helping her students succeed. Marla encourages student self-expression, prepares students for group playing, RCM exams and auditions. Marla constantly challenges herself to learn new instruments and folk styles that include swing-band singing, guitar, tenor banjo and bodhran. Marla continues ARCT studies in Piano Pedagogy and Piano Performance. Her rate is $25 per half-hour lesson.

Michael Ruggiero - Guitar music lessons in Brampton

Michael Ruggiero (Guitar) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

* ONLINE ONLY SEPTEMBER 2020 * Michael holds both Bachelor of Music in Education, and Masters of Music in Performance from the University of Toronto. Michael began playing drums and guitar at the age of twelve, mostly influenced by heavy metal music. Michael was involved in the arts program in high school and studied guitar privately, learning music theory. Michael played in various bands as a rock guitarist and developed an interest in the classical guitar. Michael encourages students to think analytically and creatively, using both their mind and their heart. His rate is $25 per half-hour lesson.

Mike Attard - Bass music lessons in Brampton

Mike Attard (Bass) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Mike graduated with honours from the Humber College Jazz Studies program. Mike has performed in musical theatre shows, played in Jazz, Rock, Top 40, and Tribute bands in venues across Canada and the US. He has been teaching for over 15 years in individual and group settings. Mike instructs Jam Bands and prepares students for Jam Nights at Spot 1 Grill & Music Hall. His rate is $26 per half-hour lesson.

Mike Gauthier - Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in Brampton

Mike Gauthier (Guitar, Ukulele) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Mike studied music at York University. As a parent of four young adults, he understands the importance of the holistic gift of music. Mike teaches music notation, songwriting, and accompaniment styles that develop fingerpicking for Folk-Rock. Mike enjoys sharing spiritual repertoire, leading church groups, and performing coffee houses with the Brampton Folk Club. His rate is $25 per half-hour lesson.

Mike Nease - Trumpet music lessons in Brampton

Mike Nease (Trumpet) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

* ONLINE ONLY SEPTEMBER 2020 * Mike is an active freelance performer. He has been a clinician and teacher at the Humber College Community school for 22 years. Mike teaches students both traditional and contemporary theories as well as mechanics. He has successfully prepared students for exams and auditions, assessing and instilling appropriate methodology and practice regimes. His rate is $25 per half-hour lesson.

Nick Lee - Guitar music lessons in Brampton

Nick Lee (Guitar) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Nick provides a comfortable learning environment for beginners & experienced players alike. Lessons are tailored to the student & incorporate fundamentals of Rock, Blues, Jazz, Funk & more. Nick frequently prepares students for monthly Jam Night performances. Nick is expanding his personal exploration of jazz/swing improvisation. Nick gigs with Hot Swing Club of Brampton. His rate is $25 per half-hour lesson.

Raquel Skilich - Voice music lessons in Brampton

Raquel Skilich (Voice) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

* ONLINE ONLY SEPTEMBER 2020 * Raquel has taught privately for 4 years and currently attends the University of Toronto Bachelor of Music Jazz Studies program. Raquel has RCM advanced level achievements in both vocal and piano studies. Students of all ages can benefit from her structured approach and individual lesson plans. Raquel uses modern approaches to teaching music. Raquel enjoys songwriting for guitar as well as teaching piano and voice. Her rate is $25 per half-hour lesson.

Ryan Cassar - Guitar music lessons in Brampton

Ryan Cassar (Guitar) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Ryan received two bachelor degrees from York University: Fine Arts; and Education. His knowledge of both music and education allows him to adapt to many different learning styles. Ryan’s positive attitude toward learning inspires student growth and leadership. Ryan believes music is a language that anyone can learn. And music’s purpose, passion and power are what he tries to convey. As a guitar player, Ryan has focused on Blues/R&B, Jazz, Folk, Rock, Country and Fusion. His rate is $25 per half-hour lesson.

Sharifa Headley - Voice music lessons in Brampton

Sharifa Headley (Voice) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

* ONLINE ONLY SEPTEMBER 2020 * Sharifa holds an honours Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto. Sharifa has taught voice and piano throughout Canada and the US for over fifteen years. She is a proponent of strengthening the foundations of music (technique, theory, ear-training). She teaches an array of contemporary musical genres including Jazz, Musical Theatre, Latin, and Pop. Sharifa can prepare students for RCM exams from beginner through advanced levels. Her rate is $27 per half-hour lesson.

Sierra Cumming - Voice music lessons in Brampton

Sierra Cumming (Voice) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

* ONLINE ONLY SEPTEMBER 2020 * Sierra is a graduate of the Humber College vocal performance program and has been teaching voice, piano, and theory at Long and McQuade since 2014. Sierra finds Pop, Rock, Jazz, and R&B require specific techniques found outside of classical teaching. And teaches beginner through advanced levels with a focus on technique from a contemporary perspective. Sierra has success in teaching students of all ages. Some previous students have performed live solo sets, appeared on CTV’s “The Launch”, and been accepted to post-secondary music programs. Her rate is $27 per half-hour lesson.

Stefan Hegerat - Drum Set, Percussion music lessons in Brampton

Stefan Hegerat (Drum Set, Percussion) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Originally from Alberta, Stefan began playing drums at the age of twelve. He studied orchestral and mallet percussion at the University of Calgary. Stefan completed his music degree at the University of Toronto in 2012 and has been teaching and performing regularly throughout the GTA. In 2019, Stefan's self-directed band Icterus released a critically acclaimed debut album. His rate is $26 per half-hour lesson.

Tad Winklarz - Piano music lessons in Brampton

Tad Winklarz (Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

* Currently not available SEPTEMBER 2020 * Tad studied at the Conservatory of Music in Gdansk, Poland and toured internationally as a singer with an award-winning Choir performing music a cappella. Tad has been a songwriter, keyboard and saxophone player with the Platinum Record selling band Chalk Circle. Tad has composed original scores for feature films & award-winning documentaries. With over 20 years experience teaching piano, Tad trains students for the Royal Conservatory of Music exams, festivals, recitals and piano competitions. Other styles include Jazz, Blues, Pop as well as an original composition. His rate is $28 per half-hour lesson.

Vladimir Mladenovic - Drum Set, Percussion music lessons in Brampton

Vladimir Mladenovic (Drum Set, Percussion) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Vladimir studied Drum Performance at the University of Toronto with Jazz drummer Barry Elmes. As a Classical percussionist, Vladimir toured with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Serbia. His approach to each student's goals and needs maintains their interest, regardless of age or skill level. Vladimir's versatility spans Jazz, Fusion, Pop and Rock using a variety of material to teach fundamental rudiments. His rate is $26 per half-hour lesson.

Our Group Lessons:

Piano Party Amanda Turner lessons in Brampton

Piano Party (Amanda Turner) Lesson Registration https://www.long-mcquade.com/lessons/Ontario/Brampton/

Dates: Coming Soon
Cost: $200 for 10 weeks

Ages 6+ Beginners. Learn basic piano skills. Identify and play notes and rhythms. Learn to play children's songs. Saturdays 10:15 am - 10:55 am; or 11:05 - 11:45 am. Keyboards* provided in the classroom. *Must have a keyboard at home for practice. Rentals available.

Funkadelic Lunch Chris Stephens lessons in Brampton

Funkadelic Lunch (Chris Stephens) Lesson Registration https://www.long-mcquade.com/lessons/Ontario/Brampton/

Dates: Coming Soon
Cost: $200 for 10 weeks

Teen to Adult. Some experience necessary. For example, High school Band or private lessons. Saturdays from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm. Guitarists, Vocalists, Piano, Rhythm and Horn sections welcome. Reading required. Learn to groove with Hip, Soul, Funky, Jazz Blues!

Intermezzo Youth Strings Leanna Uccello lessons in Brampton

Intermezzo Youth Strings (Leanna Uccello) Lesson Registration https://www.long-mcquade.com/lessons/Ontario/Brampton/

Dates: Coming Soon
Cost: $200 for 10 weeks

Teens with some playing experience. For example, Middle school, High school or private lessons. Sundays from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm. Includes sectionals and performance. Classical and Pop repertoire. Reading required. Violin, Viola, Cello and double Bass welcome.

Fiddle Ensemble Loren Vidri lessons in Brampton

Fiddle Ensemble (Loren Vidri) Lesson Registration https://www.long-mcquade.com/lessons/Ontario/Brampton/

Dates: Coming Soon
Cost: $200 for 10 weeks

Ages 10 and up. Some experience required. For example, Middle school or High school Band or private lessons. Mondays from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Strings, acoustic Guitars and hand Drums welcome. Reading required. Learn Jigs and reels. Have a Kitchen Party!

Little Musical Minds Marla Wighton lessons in Brampton

Little Musical Minds (Marla Wighton) Lesson Registration https://www.long-mcquade.com/lessons/Ontario/Brampton/

Dates: Coming Soon
Cost: $200 for 10 weeks

Kindergarten and Grade 1 children only. Tuesdays from 5:35 pm - 6:15 pm. Introduction to singing, rhythmic movement and hand percussion instruments. Basic musical concepts prepare kids for private instruction.

Acoustic Girl Band Marla Wighton lessons in Brampton

Acoustic Girl Band (Marla Wighton) Lesson Registration https://www.long-mcquade.com/lessons/Ontario/Brampton/

Dates: Coming Soon
Cost: $200 for 10 weeks

Female Teens. Some experience, reading required. Acoustic string instruments welcome. Guitar, Banjo, Violin, Ukulele. Strum and Sing, share music together. Weekday time TBA.

Rock & Blues Jam Bands Mike Attard lessons in Brampton

Rock & Blues Jam Bands (Mike Attard) Lesson Registration https://www.long-mcquade.com/lessons/Ontario/Brampton/

Dates: Coming Soon
Cost: $200 for 10 weeks

Ages 11-12; And Teen groups. Some experience required. For example, Middle school or High school Band or private lessons. Reading required. Fridays Gospel Rock from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Hard Rock Teens from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm; Classic Rock from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. End of session performances at Spot1 Grill & Music Hall.

Rock Of Ageless Nick Lee lessons in Brampton

Rock Of Ageless (Nick Lee) Lesson Registration https://www.long-mcquade.com/lessons/Ontario/Brampton/

Dates: Coming Soon
Cost: $200 for 10 weeks

Adults with some playing experience looking to Jam with others. Thursdays from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Guitarists, vocalists, rhythm and horn sections welcome. Classic Rock repertoire. Perform monthly at Student Jam Night - Spot1 Grill & Music Hall. No pressure, just good times!

Teen Percussion Group Stefan Hegerat lessons in Brampton

Teen Percussion Group (Stefan Hegerat) Lesson Registration https://www.long-mcquade.com/lessons/Ontario/Brampton/

Dates: Coming Soon
Cost: $200 for 10 weeks

Ages 10 and up. Some experience, reading required. For example, Middle school or High school Band or private lessons. Mondays from 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm. All instrumental students welcome - Piano students can learn to play Xylophone, Concert bass drum and more!