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66 Hearst Way (Unit #4)
Kanata, Ontario, K2L 2P4
Lesson Centre: Phone (613) 595-1235
Store Phone: (613) 595-1035
Fax: (613) 595-1175

Lesson Centre Email: kanatalessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: kanata@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
***Lessons Centre will be CLOSED FOR IN PERSON LESSONS from Dec 24, 2020 to Jan 3, 2021 (inclusive), for online lessons, please contact for details.
***Both In-Person and Online Lessons are available. Please call 613-595-1035 or email at kanatalessons@long-mcquade.com for more information

Monday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Group lessons unavailable at this time

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ALEX MOXON (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Banjo music lessons in Kanata

ALEX MOXON (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Banjo) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Alex Moxon is a guitarist and composer. He has a Bachelor of Music with Highest Honours from Carleton University, specializing in jazz performance. Some of his favourite past performances include opening for Fred Wesley (of James Brown & The JB’s) and Bernie Worrell (of Parliament Funkadelic), fronting the Central Armed Forces Band in their 2112: Rush Tribute show, record releases with HILOTRONS and The Chocolate Hot Pockets, and playing in the Broadway musical Beautiful (The Carole King Story). He has been teaching since 2006 and can instruct on electric or acoustic guitar, electric bass, banjo and ukulele.
$23 per ½ hr. lesson.

ALEX TOMPKINS (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) - Guitar, Bass music lessons in Kanata

ALEX TOMPKINS (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) (Guitar, Bass) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Alex is an Ottawa-based guitarist who graduated in 2012 from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Music with Highest Honors. He has been teaching guitar since 2007 and has helped students achieve their goals in a variety of styles including rock, pop, blues, metal, jazz, and classical styles. Alex has performed at several festivals including the Ottawa Bluesfest and the Ottawa Jazz festival.
$24 per 1/2hr. lesson.

BRANDON CURTIS (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) - Voice, Guitar music lessons in Kanata

BRANDON CURTIS (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) (Voice, Guitar) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Brandon Curtis studied at Vanier College in the Professional Music Technique program as a jazz vocalist, holds a degree in Audio Techniques from Recording Arts Canada and has been teaching since 2015. Brandon is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who enjoys performing solo and in bands whether it be jazz, rock, punk, metal, acoustic, folk or pop among others. Brandon’s lessons are tailored to the individual needs and expectations of the student with the belief that music should always be fun, thus charisma and humour are fundamental parts of how he encourages his students. His lesson rate per half hour private lesson is $23.

DEAN YORKE-SLADER - Drums music lessons in Kanata

DEAN YORKE-SLADER (Drums) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Dean is a graduate of Humber College’s Bachelor of Music program and has been drumming since 2008. Dean enjoys playing and teaching a wide variety of genres including pop, punk, funk, Latin, and jazz to name a few. He has studied with great drummers such as Mark Kelso, Paul DeLong, Barry Romberg, Steve Mancuso, and Jeff Asselin, and is delighted to pass on their knowledge to his students! Dean’s rate per half hour private lesson is $23. 

FRANCOIS LACELLE (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) - Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in Kanata

FRANCOIS LACELLE (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) (Guitar, Ukulele) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

François Lacelle began his studies at Cambrian College under Philip Candelaria. He then pursued a Bachelor of Music at the University of Ottawa and is currently studying his Masters of Music in classical guitar with Patrick Roux. He has participated in master classes with world renowned guitarists Jérôme Ducharme, Marcin Dylla, Lorenzo Micheli and Gabriel Bianco. François is an experienced teacher and a versatile player with repertoire ranging from Renaissance music, Classical, Rock and Blues.
$24 per 1/2hr. lesson
Lessons offered in French and English

GARRETT WARNER (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) - Guitar music lessons in Kanata

GARRETT WARNER (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) (Guitar) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Garrett is a guitarist and composer who's love for music started at a very young age. When he was less than ten years old, his family started and continues to run a country and blues-grass festival based out of his hometown of Colborne, Ontario. Being a player of many styles has led Garrett to playing in local venues and other venues throughout the country, including notable festivals like Ottawa RBC Bluesfest and TD Ottawa Jazzfest. He has had the pleasure to study guitar under guitar virtuoso Dave Barton, as well as extensively under Canadian jazz heavy-weight Roddy Ellias. Garrett believes in creativity and pushing ones boundaries while also maintaining a strong foot in foundation.
$24 per 1/2hr. lesson.

JACOB CLARKE (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) - Guitar, Bass, Double Bass music lessons in Kanata

JACOB CLARKE (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) (Guitar, Bass, Double Bass) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Jacob is a guitarist/bassist who graduated from performance studies at Carleton University. He has performed many styles of music at a variety of venues ranging from festivals such as Bluesfest to restaurants, cafes, and hotels. He has recorded studio albums, toured with bands, and recorded for television as well as live-stream shows. Jacob's teaching is tailored to every individual, and his method is to always listen, engage with, and enjoy music.
$23 per 1/2hr. lesson.

JESSAMYN GREENE (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) - Guitar, Ukulele, Piano music lessons in Kanata

JESSAMYN GREENE (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) (Guitar, Ukulele, Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Jesse Greene has been performing professionally since 2001, and has been teaching since 2009. Jesse studied classical piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music, and guitar with various private mentors. She has studied everything from Classical and Jazz, to Flamenco, Blues, Rock, Metal, Fingerstyle, African, and Latin music. Jess is a multi-disciplined professional offering lessons in a wide range of musical genres from classical, folk/fingerstyle, blues and rock, to reggae and pop on guitar, ukulele, and piano.
$25 per 1/2hr. lesson.

JOËL DAZÉ (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) - Piano music lessons in Kanata

JOËL DAZÉ (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) (Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Joël has been teaching music since 2007. He has obtained a Bachelor and a Masters of Music degree from the University of Ottawa as well as a diploma in Music Performance from Cambrian College in Sudbury. He specializes in improvisation and composition. Joël is comfortable working with methods such as Piano Adventures, Alfred, Leila Fletcher, and the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) curriculum. He coaches classical, jazz, pop, and blues idioms. Joël works with people of all ages and can teach by ear or traditional methods, and has much experience coaching disabled musicians.
$26 per 1/2 hr. lesson.
Lessons offered in French and English

JOHN MERRITT (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) - Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba music lessons in Kanata

JOHN MERRITT (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) (Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

John Studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Humber College, and the University of Ottawa. He has been teaching for more than 30 years having instructed for the Ottawa School Board, Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy, Napean Symphony School, Deep River Summermusic Camp, Tutti Muzik and CAMMAC. He taught at Ashbury College for 23 years and has mentored for the Faculty of Education and the University of Ottawa. He played for the Ottawa, Kingston, Napean, Pembroke, and Deep River Symphonies, in brass quintets, musical productions, Ottawa Jazz Festival, Ottawa Jazz Orchestra, C.B.C. Radio-TV, Richard Berry, Haygood Hardy, Zamfir, Rich Little, and with Natalie Cole. Lessons are designed to assist the student in achieving musical goals that may include preparation for tests, examinations, conservatory levels, auditions, festivals, public performance or personal enjoyment.
$27 per 1/2hr. lesson.

KARAM CHAKKOUR (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) - Piano, Voice music lessons in Kanata

KARAM CHAKKOUR (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) (Piano, Voice) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Lessons offered in English and Arabic
Karam Chakkour holds a Bachelor in Music from the National Music Conservatory in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Karam has been working as a vocal coach, piano instructor and choir conductor since 2009. He is passionate in helping students to develop the best singing and piano technique in classical, pop, and music theatre styles in addition to his especial experience in Arabic music. Karam has been an International Baccalaureate music teacher and a music director for various musical productions, including “Oliver Twist”, “The Wizard of Oz” and “Amman Musical Balcony project”.
$24 per 1/2hr. Lesson

KEITE GULARTE (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) - Violin, Viola music lessons in Kanata

KEITE GULARTE (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) (Violin, Viola) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Keite Gularte has been playing the violin for more than 15 years. She received her B.Mus in Violin and Viola performance from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, her M.Mus in violin and viola -pedagogy and performance from the University of Houston, Texas and her M.A in Music & Culture from Carleton University, Ottawa. Keite is an active musician, performing with many artists from Brazil and abroad. She recently worked as violist (principal and assistant) with Symphonic and Chamber Orchestras in her hometown prior to her move to Canada. Since 2006, she has been teaching violin and viola in diverse scenarios such as University projects, social projects and at various music studios. Classically trained, Keite is able to navigate throughout different music styles in both instruments. Keite tries to keep the balance between her love for teaching, her performing practice, and her endless interest for new studies.
$27 per 1/2hr. lesson.
Lessons offered in English and Portuguese

KIRA MONTFORT (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) - Drums music lessons in Kanata

KIRA MONTFORT (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) (Drums) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Kira is a hard working musician who is truly passionate about her craft. In 2014, Kira graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Music honours degree in drum set performance. She has toured in Canada and the U.S. with folk, rock and pop groups and performs live and in studio regularly throughout Ontario.
Kira has been teaching with L&M since 2011. She enjoys playing and teaching many styles of music and percussion to students of all skill levels. Whether you’ve been playing for years, never picked up a pair of sticks or anything in between, Kira will provide enthusiastic and encouraging instruction to help you further your skills and musicianship.
$24 per 1/2hr. lesson.

MARIO DOUCETTE-POIRIER (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) - Saxophone music lessons in Kanata

MARIO DOUCETTE-POIRIER (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) (Saxophone) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Mario Doucette-Poirier studied at the Conservatoire de Musique et d'art Dramatique du Québec, and holds a Master’s in music interpretation. He has been teaching Saxophone since 2015, giving workshops as well as group and one on one classes in multiple high schools in the Outaouais and Ottawa region. Mario has experience playing in the Ottawa Pops Orchestra, Kanata Orchestra, as well as multiple groups from jazz to rock and chamber music. His teaching experience brings consistency, diligence, and positivity to the lessons, and is always capable of inspiring and encouraging his students to do more.
$25 per 1/2hr. lesson.
Lessons offered in French and English

SACHA CONTANT-NAGY (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) - Drums, Piano music lessons in Kanata

SACHA CONTANT-NAGY (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) (Drums, Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Sacha is an active member in Ottawa's music scene, accumulating countless hours on stage and in the studio and performing at some of Canada's biggest music festivals. Sacha has an Honours Bachelor of Music degree from Carleton University, specializing in drum performance, along with completing his Grade 8 RCM piano examination and his Grade 2 RCM theory Exam. He also has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa. He easily shifts his focus between Jazz, Funk, Latin, Rock, Hip-hop, Fusion and Contemporary Music. Sacha's curriculum puts a strong emphasis on proper technique, music theory and sight reading, and balances these essential basics by showing students how to play along with their favorite songs as a way to keep motivation high.
$23 per 1/2hr. lesson.
Lessons offered in French and English

SHANE CALKINS (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele music lessons in Kanata

SHANE CALKINS (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Shane Calkins was born in and raised in the Ottawa area. He has been playing guitar for over 12 years. At first, his interest was in the rock genre and then expanded much more into into jazz, progressive rock/metal, pop, funk and rap etc. Shane has a Bachelor of Music degree for Carleton University where he studied Jazz/Jazz Fusion guitar with Wayne Eagles.  Shane enjoys performing all styles of music and will cater to any musical taste that any student has.  He has experience teaching a wide variety of students with different goals, such as : successfully preparing students for University auditions, teaching music and fret-board theory, improvisation, teaching students who are primarily interested in music as a hobby as well as teaching students who are hoping to make a career out of music. 
$23 per 1/2hr. lesson.

SHIRLEY LIU (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) - Flute, Piano, Saxophone, Voice music lessons in Kanata

SHIRLEY LIU (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) (Flute, Piano, Saxophone, Voice) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Shirley Liu is a graduate of the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), where she obtained a M.Mus (Performance/Pedagogy) in Flute studies. She is the winner of the MUN School of Music Concerto/Aria Competition (2020). Shirley also holds a B.Mus and B.Ed from Queen’s University. A versatile musician, Shirley enjoys not only her main focus of classical music but also more contemporary styles such jazz and musical theatre. Her ensemble experience includes playing in orchestra, jazz ensemble, pit band, and collaborative piano work. As a music teacher, Shirley endeavours to create engaging and rewarding lessons for all her students.
$24 per 1/2hr. lesson.

SUZANA CATALAN-DIAS (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) - Piano music lessons in Kanata

SUZANA CATALAN-DIAS (ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE) (Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Suzana has been teaching since 1997 and holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil) as well as a Bachelor in Church Music. She is engaging and meets students at their own level while challenging them within a loving and nurturing atmosphere. Suzana welcomes students of all ages and is comfortable teaching a variety of styles and methods, from Piano Adventures to the RCM curriculum, including preparation for practical and theory examinations. Her rate per half hour private lesson is $24.
Lessons offered in English, French and Portuguese