Call toll-free: 1-855-588-6519
Proudly Canadian since 1956  Canadian Flag
  Main Menu

Cobourg

Music Lesson Centre

Lesson Centre Locations > Ontario > Cobourg

7789 County Road 2
Cobourg, Ontario, K9A 4J7
Lesson Centre Phone: (365) 400-0685
Store Phone: (905) 373-1991

Lesson Centre Email: cobourglessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: cobourg@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
Monday-Friday 1-7pm
Saturday 10am-5pm

Our Teachers:

Clayton Yates

Clayton Yates (Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Dobro)

Clayton Yates has worked as a professional musician for 15+ years. He was born into a musical family, and started playing and performing at a very young age. By the time Clayton was in his twenties, he was playing alongside international touring acts such as Washboard Hank, Petunia, members of Prairie Oyster, and Rockabilly Hall Of Famer Ronnie Hayward. Clayton currently plays regularly with his jazz band The Hot Club De Port Hope, hillbilly boogie outfit The Quickshifters, as well as various other oddball hillbilly and rock and roll acts. Clayton's rate is $22/ per half hour.

Dave Allen

Dave Allen (Drum Set, Guitar)

Dave has been teaching drums and guitar since 2007. Lessons focus on the musical interests and goals of the students. All styles are taught, though his playing leans toward funk and blues-rock. He often plays guitar along with drum students and vice versa, playing both structured songs and loose improvisations. David began playing and taking formal lessons at age 12. If students are interested in learning about the recording process, he also has a background in audio engineering and graduated from the Recording Arts Program of Canada.Dave's rate is $22/ per half hour.

Hailiah Knight

Hailiah Knight (Piano, Voice, Songwriting)

Hailiah, a Cobourg local, grew up immersed in the waters of music. She began her musical training at St Peter's church as an active member in their choir & hand bell choir, then went on to join La Jeunesse choirs at the age of 11, competing with them in Spain in 2007. Hailiah was part of their full girl's & SATB choir, as well as helping out with the children's choir and les petites as their apprentice conductor. Hailiah went on to attend Rosedale Heights school of the arts for her final years of high school as a vocal major. She then went on to St Lawrence college to study jazz piano under Cameron Schafer. Hailiah completed her grade 8 piano and grade two theory under the instruction of Cathy Burnham during high school previous to her college training. While in college she extended her knowledge of piano from its RCM roots & learned more about accompaniment and piano voicing, released her first EP and started playing with a backing band. She has opened for various artists such as Walk Off The Earth, Lights, The Strumbellas, Tyler Shaw, and The Gentlemen Husbands. With her performance experience & classical background, Hailiah is excited to be joining the Long & McQuade Cobourg team as a teacher. Hailiah's rate is $22/per half hour.

Jim Yates

Jim Yates (Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele)

Jim bought his first guitar circa 1960 and it has been a passion ever since. Along the way he has picked up mandolin, banjo, dulcimer, autoharp, and ukulele. Jim taught public school for 32 years and has studied instrumental music through York University. He has played acoustic roots music: bluegrass, old time, Irish traditional, early country, and eclectic acoustic in various groups since the 1970's. Jim has taught folk instruments for the past 30 years with students of all ages. He also sings in the Northumberland Orchestra & Choir and plays with his band, The Maple Leaf Jug Band. Jim's rate is $22/ per half hour.

John Kraus

John Kraus (Clarinet, Saxophone, Theory, Flute, Composition)

An alumnus of the University of Western Ontario, John is a graduate of their Music Education program. While a student there he studied clarinet with Jerome Summers, Robert Riesling and Robert Sheffield and conducting with Jerome Summers and William Gordon. As the Founding director of the Durham Chamber Orchestra, the Lakeridge Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Music Director of the Clarington Concert Band and the current director of the Northumberland Orchestra & Choir, John has worked in many different genres and with many local and international talents. As a music educator, John has dedicated more than 25 years to working with high school students from around the world, sharing his passion of Music. Many of his students have chosen to continue their studies at some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the world. John works with students, professionals, and amateur adult musicians who have entered the arena for the first time or who have returned to something that they began as youngsters. As a member of the Ontario Music Educators Association, he has led workshops on 'best practices', A creativity and composition workshop, and technology in the Music classroom. John has also worked as a coach with the woodwind section of the La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra, Port Hope, led by Music Director (and former instructor!) Michael Lyons. He works regularly with ensembles in preparation for festivals as well as being very sought after as an adjudicator for local, regional, and provincial festivals. John's rate is $25/ per half hour.

Katt Baxter

Katt Baxter (Piano, Voice)

Katt has been teaching piano and voice since 2010 to students of a wide range of age and ability. She is classically trained with a love of Worship and Broadway. Katt has a Bachelor of Arts with a specialty in Music from Laurentian University. She has earned her Grade 8 Royal Convervatory of Music in both piano and voice. Katt has taught music in a school setting since 2011 and has sung in numerous choirs such as; La Jeunesse Choirs, Sudbury Chamber Singers, and McGreggor Community Choir, as well as directing the Austin Christian Academy Choir. Her teaching methods and programs vary depending on the individual needs of each student. Katt's rate is $22/ per half hour.

Lorne K. Hemmerling

Lorne K. Hemmerling (Guitar, Bass, Theory)

Lorne has been teaching guitar and bass professionally since 1992. Over the years, he has taught countless students (beginners to advanced) how to play or improve their chops. Lorne held teaching positions at Studios in Whitby and Oshawa before opening his own retail/music education facility in Port Hope. Past students include Luke Hoskin, Tim Millar, and Rody Walker of PROTEST THE HERO, Kyle Renton of Port Hope based band TRAIN WRECK and Ian Fraser of Cobourg based bands The TUNE O MATICS and rock duo CLEOPATRICK. Lorne is also a composer/producer and has worked on some high quality original recordings with The Elizabeth Storms Duo, and more currently Henderson & Hemmerling. Lorne is also the author of a beginner to intermediate blues method. He is the founding member of the classic rock and blues cover band, JACKHAMMER. Lorne's rate is $23/ per half hour.

Roy Feuerherdt

Roy Feuerherdt (Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Brass)

Roy graduated in 1983 from Queen's University with a Bachelor of Music, Performance, and a Music Education degree. He has 15 years teaching experience in the public school system and has been teaching private brass instruction at the Toronto Waldorf School for 30+ years. Roy has maintained a busy schedule working as a classical trumpeter in the Greater Toronto Area since 1983. He currently plays in the Northumberland Orchestra and Choir and frequently travels across southern Ontario for various playing engagements. Roy's rate is $25/per half hour.

Saskia Tomkins

Saskia Tomkins (Violin, Viola, Theory)

Saskia learned her craft through busking as a teenager and playing with Country bands, Irish bands, and Orchestras before attending University and completing a degree in Jazz, where she began playing viola; and started teaching part time. Saskia spent the next years touring with bands and theatre companies, working as a session musician recording on albums for singer-songwriters, and part time teaching in schools and colleges. Saskia has a broad history of professional performance including; 6 months with the English Shakespeare Company, played Uriah Heep's 30th anniversary concert and DVD, played mandolin for The Royal Albert Hall in Mahler's 7th symphony, and much more. Saskia has been working as the bowed strings musician at 4th Line Theatre, and is principle Viola in the Northumberland Orchestra (NOC). She currently has 3 regular bands: A Celtic trio “Cairdeas”, the instrumental jazz/roots duo “2ish”, and “Clan Hannigan” with her family. Saskia's rate is $25/ per half hour.

Troy Howard

Troy Howard (Drum Set, Percussion, Hand Drums)

Troy is a born and raised Cobourgian who got his first drum set at fifteen years old. After making a stop at Mohawk College for three years (studying music of course), he has returned to share what he learned.Troy has been performing on acoustic/electric drums and hand percussion in various ensembles in Northumberland County ranging from rock, jazz, swing, country, and folk since 1996.Troy's rate is $23/ per half hour.

Tyson Galloway

Tyson Galloway (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele)

Tyson has been a full time musician since 2004. He teaches any style of music; classical, jazz, blues, funk, R&B, rock, country, and heavy metal to name a few. Tyson's forte is teaching people to become working musicians who are able to play with other people and improvise by knowing scales, chord theory, basic types of progressions, and learning what is right for each song. He focuses on proper technique, and uses basic theory to ensure a thorough understanding of the instrument, songs, and communication with other musicians. Tyson plays in many regularly gigging bands of varying styles, such as Hot Club De Port Hope and Madman's Window. He specializes in jazz bass, funk bass, blues guitar, and fingerstyle guitar. Tyson's rate is $23/ per half hour.