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3180 Mainway Drive
Burlington, Ontario, L7M 1A5
Lesson Centre: Phone or Text (905) 319-7919
Store Phone: (905) 319-3330
Fax: (905) 319-7921

Lesson Centre Email: burlingtonlessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: burlington@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
Monday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Tueday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

This Location Offers:

Private Lessons

Group Lessons

Inquire for additional details and start dates. Registration is available on a first come, first served basis.

Piano party

Rock school

Group theory

Bumblebee orchestra

Garden city orchestra

Lakeside wind ensemble

Crossroads jazz and blues ensemble

Vocal performance workshops

Dj workshops

Our Teachers:

Adam Fielding - Drum Set music lessons in Burlington

Adam Fielding (Drum Set)

Adam Fielding is a product of the Mohawk College and University of Toronto Jazz programs. He spent five years studying under the legendary Jim Blackley. Adam has had the opportunity to work with some of North America's finest musicians including Terra Lightfoot, Roy Patterson, Billy Martin, Adrean Farrugia, & Bob Shields. Currently, he maintains a busy performing, recording and teaching schedule.

Adam's rate is $24 per half hour lesson.

Al Serediuk - Guitar music lessons in Burlington

Al Serediuk (Guitar)

Al is an experienced guitar teacher with an extensive background in theory, harmony, composition and arranging. Al plays and teaches pop, rock and jazz guitar and has a personal interest in fingerstyle guitar.

His rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

André Bisson - Voice, Bass, Guitar music lessons in Burlington

André Bisson (Voice, Bass, Guitar)

André is an Honours graduate of the Applied Music program at Mohawk College. He has a strong theory background and enjoys teaching students of all ages. He performs regularly in area bands and arranges music for big band, small ensembles and string groups.

André’s rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Andrew Barbisan - Guitar music lessons in Burlington

Andrew Barbisan (Guitar)

Andrew attended the Mohawk College Jazz Studies program and performs and records with multiple bands. Andrew has also studied stringed instrument design and building for the past few years, most recently attending the Sergei de Jonge guitar building course in Quebec.

His rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Andrew Brophy - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele music lessons in Burlington

Andrew Brophy (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele)

Andrew is a graduate of the Mohawk College Applied Music Program. Andrew teaches all styles of guitar, singing, songwriting, and specializes in classical guitar technique, as well as metal technique for both guitar and voice. He has experience preparing students for the Royal Conservatory exams, teaches all ages, and has been teaching for over 20 years.

Andrew's rate is $24 per half hour lesson.

Anne Barnshaw - Piano music lessons in Burlington

Anne Barnshaw (Piano)

Anne has her Grade 10 RCM Piano and Grade 8 Voice and has completed 4 years of Music Education at McMaster University. Anne is the Musical Director for area theatre groups and a professional accompanist.

Her rate is $25 per ½ hour lesson.

Annette Haas - Piano music lessons in Burlington

Annette Haas (Piano)

Annette has an Applied Music Diploma from Mohawk College and her Grade 9 RCM. She has been teaching piano for the past 15 years. Annette performs regularly with ‘The Travoltas’ and other bands.

Her rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Buddy Aquilina - Woodwinds, Theory music lessons in Burlington

Buddy Aquilina (Woodwinds, Theory)

Buddy is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music. He has played with the Berklee & MIT Symphonic Orchestras, as a guest artist with Dizzy Gillespie, as well as many others. Buddy is a studio musician, recording radio/T.V. commercials and works with production companies and artists as a writer. He has lead various jazz groups for 4 decades and produced 4 albums of his own. Buddy has prepared many students for acceptance into various music programs at universities and colleges.

His rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Caleb Moroz - Drum Set, Guitar music lessons in Burlington

Caleb Moroz (Drum Set, Guitar)

Caleb is an Honours graduate of the Mohawk College Applied Music Program, and has over 12 years of teaching experience. Caleb is a versatile musician who performs professionally in a number of different styles, including jazz, rock, funk, Latin and country.

His rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Christien Ledroit - Violin, Composition music lessons in Burlington

Christien Ledroit (Violin, Composition)

Christien obtained his Honours Bachelor of Music degree from Queen’s University, where he studied violin. He has also earned a Master’s degree in Composition from McGill University. Christien enjoys teaching all styles of music, from Royal Conservatory curriculum to more contemporary genres. He is also an accomplished composer, having one of his original pieces published in the Royal Conservatory's ARCT syllabus in 2013. He currently plays in the 1st violin section with Sinfonia Ancaster, and is the guitarist in the Hamilton/Burlington-based rock band The Castor Troys.

Christien’s rate is $26 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Colin McVey - Drum Set music lessons in Burlington

Colin McVey (Drum Set)

Colin attended Mohawk College Applied Music Program and has studied with Jim Blackley, a renowned drummer and teacher. He has been teaching for over 18 years and is involved with our popular Rock Skool program.

His rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Crystal Lee - Violin, Piano music lessons in Burlington

Crystal Lee (Violin, Piano)

Crystal holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Humber College, where she studied Violin, and her Grade 9 RCM in Piano. She is currently studying for her ARCT examination through the Royal Conservatory, and continues to add to her teaching qualifications. She is an active freelance musician for various artists including Andre Bisson, Jeff Scott and the Buddy RayVons, and Tapio Orkidea.

Crystal’s rate is $26 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Daniel Allen - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin music lessons in Burlington

Daniel Allen (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin)

Daniel studied Guitar at Wilfred Laurier University, and has been teaching in the Hamilton area since the mid 1990’s. His instruction includes various styles of guitar -including fingerstyle, as well as songwriting, and some theory. He loves teaching students of all ages, and he always brings a creative and playful vibe to his lessons. A solo artist, he has been performing his guitar and vocal based ambient/pop music in the area for the last 23 years.

His rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Dave Johns - Bass, Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in Burlington

Dave Johns (Bass, Guitar, Ukulele)

David is a professional musician who has played in R&B, rock and jazz bands for the past 25 years. He studied at Humber College and the Royal Conservatory. David has been teaching for over 18 years.

His rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Dimitar Pentchev - Voice, Piano music lessons in Burlington

Dimitar Pentchev (Voice, Piano)

Dimitar is a world-class performer with teaching experience in the UK, Bulgaria, USA and Canada. He has an ARCT equivalency in both Voice and Piano, as well as a Master of Music degree from Southern Methodist University in Texas, USA. Dimitar prepares students for RCM exams in both performance and theory. He has received numerous prestigious awards and has been teaching for over 20 years.

His rate is $25 per ½ hour lesson.

Ed Patterson - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele music lessons in Burlington

Ed Patterson (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele)

Ed teaches any style, with focus on musicianship, specializing in Jazz, Blues and R&B. Ed uses loop pedals and ipad apps in the lesson, offering technical instruction, and composition feedback. A veteran performer of stage and studio, Ed has won a Juno award, the Fender National Guitar Warz Competition and the Roland International Tape Competition.

His rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Emma Moss - Piano, Theory music lessons in Burlington

Emma Moss (Piano, Theory)

Emma is studying Classical Piano at the University of Toronto, working under the guidance of Larysa Kuzmenko. She is completing her Grade 10 RCM in Piano, and has received her honours designation in Music Theory, History, and Harmony. Emma has a strong background in the Suzuki method and has experience teaching composition and arrangement, duet work, trios, and other large ensembles. Emma incorporates a holistic approach when considering an ideal curriculum for her students.

Emma’s rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Gary Pratt - Guitar, Bass music lessons in Burlington

Gary Pratt (Guitar, Bass)

Gary is a graduate of the Mohawk College Music Program. He has been teaching for 20 years and has taught at the Royal Conservatory and private colleges. He teaches rock, pop, classical and jazz methods.

His rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Geoff Ball - Cello music lessons in Burlington

Geoff Ball (Cello)

Geoff has a BA Ed, from Nippissing U. and an Honours Degree in Psychology from McMaster U. where he also studied music. Geoff teaches advanced sight-reading, harmony and technique. A cellist with the Symphony on the Bay, and the Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, a performer with various popular bands in the area, Geoff brings his experiences to students who wish to try something new.

His rate is $24 per 1/2 hour.

J.P. Shalala - Guitar, Bass, Ukelele music lessons in Burlington

J.P. Shalala (Guitar, Bass, Ukelele)

J.P attended Mohawk College and Brock University for Music. He has over 10 years of teaching experience and teaches all styles. A versatile musician, J.P performs regularly with numerous bands.

His rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Jackie Chalmers - Woodwinds music lessons in Burlington

Jackie Chalmers (Woodwinds)

Jackie is a graduate of the Applied Music Program at Mohawk College. Teaching for over 10 years, she frequently plays in various R&B, big band, pop, jazz, and swing groups as a freelance musician. Jackie has performed with many Canadian jazz stars, including Guido Basso, Phil Nimmons and Renee Lee.

Her rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Jeff Plumbley - Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone music lessons in Burlington

Jeff Plumbley (Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone)

Jeff Plumbley is a graduate of the Mohawk College Applied Music program where he was the lead trumpet in the Mohawk College Big Band. He has toured Europe twice with the Hamilton All Star Jazz Band performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Vienne Jazz Festival. Jeff had the opportunity to perform at the Orange Bowl in Miami with the Burlington Teen Tour Band. He is currently performing with many different groups throughout the Greater Hamilton Area.

Jeff's rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

John Redley - Piano music lessons in Burlington

John Redley (Piano)

John studied Music at Humber College, and performs regularly as a solo artist and in several area groups. He specializes in popular and jazz piano and has been teaching for over 10 years.

His rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Julia Kovalsky - Piano music lessons in Burlington

Julia Kovalsky (Piano)

Julia has her A.R.C.T. in piano performance and was the First Place winner of the Canadian International Piano Competition. Julia successfully prepares students for RCM exams and auditions for college and university. Julia teaches students of all ages and abilities and uses her psychology degree for a holistic approach to teaching.

Her rate is $26 per ½ hour lesson.

Laura D

Laura D'Alessandro (Piano)

Laura has her grade 8 RCM piano and has been teaching group and private lessons for several years. Laura has her BA from McMaster University and her B.Ed from D’Youville College.

Her rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Liam Allen - Guitar music lessons in Burlington

Liam Allen (Guitar)

Liam teaches pop, rock, classical and blues guitar to all ages. He performs as a solo artist playing progressive acoustic material. In addition to teaching, Liam has an extensive background in live theatre and radio broadcast.

His rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Lizuarte DeSousa - Woodwinds music lessons in Burlington

Lizuarte DeSousa (Woodwinds)

Lizuarte earned his B.Mus at McMaster University, and a Music diploma from Humber College. He is the former conductor of the Oakville Portuguese Philharmonic Orchestra, and currently directs the Lakeside Wind Ensemble. He has recorded with local bands and has been teaching for over twenty years. He prepares students for College/University auditions and RCM exams.


His rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Loretta Hale - Cello music lessons in Burlington

Loretta Hale (Cello)

Loretta graduated from the Applied Music program at Mohawk College. She has a strong background in RCM, Suzuki, music theatre and other styles and methods. Loretta also directs a big band, and performs with a variety of string and brass ensembles.

Her rate is $25 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Lucy Armstrong - Piano music lessons in Burlington

Lucy Armstrong (Piano)

Lucy is an RCM Certified Teacher (Elementary Piano) and has completed her Grade 9 RCM. She has 15 years of teaching experience and has completed several courses in piano pedagogy.

Her rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Marie Avery - Voice music lessons in Burlington

Marie Avery (Voice)

Marie has her Grade 9 RCM, and has been songwriting, performing and recording for over 15 years, and has been teaching for the past 8 years. Marie works with students interested in performing (and writing) in popular styles, as well as those preparing classical repertoire for RCM exams or auditions. She studied piano and voice at Nipissing University and Prairie College. She is studying to complete her Vocal RCM Grade 10 in 2019. Her rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Matt Burns - Drum Set music lessons in Burlington

Matt Burns (Drum Set)

Matt Burns has a Bachelor of Music from Humber College & a Diploma from the Applied Music Program at Mohawk College. He has worked on cruise ships and toured with artists internationally. With a strong musical foundation, each student develops a unique style. Matt provides optional mp3's from in-class recording projects.

His rate is $24 per ½ hour lesson

Matt Dunlop - Guitar music lessons in Burlington

Matt Dunlop (Guitar)

Matt is an honours graduate of the Applied Music Program at Mohawk College. Matt has been teaching beginner to advanced guitar for several years, and is involved with our popular Rock Skool groups. He is also an active songwriter and producer.

His rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Michael Abbott - Trumpet music lessons in Burlington

Michael Abbott (Trumpet)

Michael earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Hull in the United Kingdom, where he studied Trumpet. His background includes work with brass bands, dance jazz bands, and orchestras. He is able to teach valve brass, music theory, history, and harmony.

His rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Mike Allen - Guitar, Harmonica, Banjo music lessons in Burlington

Mike Allen (Guitar, Harmonica, Banjo)

Mike performs locally in area bands and also as a solo singer/guitarist. He specializes in pop, rock, blues, folk and country. Mike has been teaching for over 20 years.

His rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Nathan McDougall - Guitar, Bass, Ukelele, Mandolin music lessons in Burlington

Nathan McDougall (Guitar, Bass, Ukelele, Mandolin)

Nathan is an honours graduate of the Mohawk College Applied Music Program. He has been teaching for several years and plays regularly in a number of bands around the GTA.

His rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson

Nevena Kovacevic - Piano music lessons in Burlington

Nevena Kovacevic (Piano)

Nevena has a combined Honours Music and Multimedia degree from McMaster and a diploma from the Mohawk College Applied Music program. She has her Grade 10 RCM piano and has some pop vocal teaching experience. She is a certified Yamaha Instructor and has been teaching over 12 years.

Nevena's rate is $24 per ½ hour lesson.

Patricia Labignan - Piano, Voice music lessons in Burlington

Patricia Labignan (Piano, Voice)

Patricia is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music where she majored in songwriting. Patricia is a versatile performer and composer, and an experienced teacher. She has her Gr 8 RCM in both piano and voice.

Patricia’s rate is $25 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Paul Barna - Violin, Viola music lessons in Burlington

Paul Barna (Violin, Viola)

Paul has his ARCT in Viola Performance and graduated from the Glenn Gould School of Music. He is in high demand as a soloist, orchestral musician chamber player, and recording artist. Paul is experienced with all ages and levels of ability. He currently conducts our preparatory orchestra ensemble, Orchid Orchestra, dedicated to young string players aged 6-8. Paul successfully prepares students for RCM examinations and post-secondary auditions.

His rate is $26 per ½ hour lesson.

Rachel Moroz - Voice, Piano music lessons in Burlington

Rachel Moroz (Voice, Piano)

Rachel is a graduate of the Mohawk College Applied Music Program. She performs in area bands and as a session vocalist at Grant Avenue Studios. Her High Five Child Development Certificate provides her with valuable insight into the needs of students of all ages.

Rachel’s rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Rebecca Khair - Piano music lessons in Burlington

Rebecca Khair (Piano)

Rebecca studied Applied Music at the Canberra Institute of Technology in her native Australia. She has been teaching piano for more than 10 years and has her Gr. 9 RCM Piano equivalent with the Australian Music Examination Board. She successfully prepares students for RCM exams and recitals and is a licensed teacher of Simply Music, an innovative playing-based piano teaching method.

Rebecca's rate is $24.00 per ½ hour lesson.

Rob Cutting - Guitar music lessons in Burlington

Rob Cutting (Guitar)

Rob attended the Mohawk College Jazz Studies program for 3 years and performs regularly in area bands and as a solo performing artist. Rob is a talented singer/songwriter who has been teaching all styles of guitar for the last 15 years.

His rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson

Rosanne Quinlan - Violin music lessons in Burlington

Rosanne Quinlan (Violin)

Rosanne has taught music in Halton, Hamilton and Toronto schools. She has a BA of Music Education from McMaster U., a B.Ed from Brock and Suzuki training from University of Waterloo. Rosanne has performed in several symphony orchestras in the GTA.

Her rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Rosemary Hale - Violin music lessons in Burlington

Rosemary Hale (Violin)

Rosemary is a graduate of the Applied Music program at Cambrian College. She teaches with the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board. She teaches Suzuki method, RCM, and fiddle techniques and conducts our very popular Garden City and Bumblebee Orchestras.

Her rate is $24 per ½ hour lesson.

Ryan Dismatsek - Drum Set music lessons in Burlington

Ryan Dismatsek (Drum Set)

Ryan has a music Diploma from Mohawk and has been teaching drums for 15 years. His experiences as a session drummer with many different high-profile artists make him a versatile performer. He teaches multiple genres and chart reading, and often incorporates recording software into his lessons.

Ryan's rate is $23 per ½ hour lesson.

Sarah Mercouris - Piano music lessons in Burlington

Sarah Mercouris (Piano)

Sarah has her Grade 8 RCM and has been teaching for the past 10 years. She has completed an extensive teacher’s training course and has participated in, and won many competitions.

Her rate is $24 per ½ hour lesson.

Sarah-Jayne Martin - Piano, Voice music lessons in Burlington

Sarah-Jayne Martin (Piano, Voice)

Sarah-Jayne has her Honours Bachelor of Music degree from McMaster University, as well as her diploma in Vocal Performance(ARCT equivalent). She has taught piano and voice for 10 years, and recently graduated with her diploma in Songwriting and Composition from Berklee College School of Jazz. Sarah-Jayne teaches all styles including Pop, Classical, Jazz and Music Theatre.

Sarah-Jayne's rate is $25 per 1/2 hour.

Shealagh Palangio - Voice music lessons in Burlington

Shealagh Palangio (Voice)

Shealagh has an Honours Bachelor of Music from Humber College as well as her Grade 8 RCM in Voice. She is currently based out of the GTA, where she performs her original folk music (top 10 in Hamilton; CBC's 2017 Searchlight competition), as well as with various other groups as a backup vocalist. Shealagh is happy to help students of all abilities achieve their musical goals, and enjoys teaching all genres including jazz, pop, musical theatre, classical, and folk.

Her rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson

Stephanie Kovacs - Piano music lessons in Burlington

Stephanie Kovacs (Piano)

Stephanie has an Honours B.A. in Music from McMaster University and her Grade 9 RCM. She has been teaching piano for over 10 years and prepares students for exams and recitals. Stephanie currently runs Piano Party class, group lessons introducing 4 & 5-year-old students to piano music.

Her rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Steve Manning - Guitar, Bass music lessons in Burlington

Steve Manning (Guitar, Bass)

Steve has an Honours B. Music from Wilfred Laurier in education and composition. Steve has his Grade 9 classical RCM and has studied jazz with players such as Loyd Garber and Rob Piltch. He performs regularly and has been teaching for over 20 years.

His rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Terry Branagh - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin music lessons in Burlington

Terry Branagh (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin)

Terry teaches all ages and all styles of guitar and theory. Terry has played professionally in the area for over 20 years, with Canadian Hall of Fame celebrated band “Crowbar,” internationally acclaimed Steve Kabakos, “The 905 Band” and “Personics.”

His rate is $24 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Tim Jennings - Drum Set, Percussion music lessons in Burlington

Tim Jennings (Drum Set, Percussion)

Tim has 35 years experience as a professional drummer and teacher. He is the drummer for the popular band “Freedom Train” and does extensive studio work. Tim teaches all styles of drumming.

His rate is $25 per 1/2 hour lesson.