66 Hearst Way (Unit #4)
Kanata, Ontario, K2L 2P4

Lesson Centre: Phone or Text (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
***Upcoming Holiday***
CLOSED: Monday, July 1, 2024
OPEN: Saturday, June 29, 2024 and Sunday, June 30, 2024

***Please also note that lessons are ongoing throughout the summer.

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

This Location Offers:

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Group lessons not available at this time

Our Teachers:

AMIR MESHGINI - Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in Kanata

amir meshgini (Guitar, Ukulele)

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Lessons offered in English and Persian
Amir Meshgini holds a Master of Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Ottawa where he studied under the supervision of Canadian composer and guitarist Patrick Roux. During his career, he has had many performances as a solo guitarist and has also been a member of various ensembles. In addition, he was a tenor in the Tehran Choir for four years where he had several performances. He has also performed on several occasions in Tabaret Hall and the Gatineau Conservatory of Music.
He has been teaching guitar to students of different ages since 2014. His enthusiasm for teaching has always led him to study modern pedagogical approaches in music to create the optimal situation for every student based on their personalities, their cultural and musical backgrounds, and their interests to keep the learning process both fun and engaging. He teaches anything from classical guitar to Rock, finger-style acoustic guitar and ukulele, and improvising lessons.
$25 per 1/2hr. Lesson

BRANDON CURTIS - Voice, Guitar music lessons in Kanata

brandon curtis (Voice, Guitar)

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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.
$26 per 1/2hr. lesson

BRENDA GRIFFITH - Piano, Voice music lessons in Kanata

brenda griffith (Piano, Voice)

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Brenda Griffith holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Ottawa with a major in voice. She continues to study for the A.C.C.M. in Vocal Performance with Conservatory Canada. She is also a pianist, having completed the requirements for the Grade 9 piano exam with the Canadian National Conservatory of Music. She began studying voice at the age of 7 and piano at the age of 6. She has performed at many events, including singing the national anthem at both the Ontario Provincial Swimming Championships and the Minto Skating Club Annual Ice Show. As well she has performed as a chorister in a concert at the NAC with the Lawrence Ewashko Singers and on Parliament Hill on Canada Day with Astronaut Chris Hadfield. Brenda has been teaching voice and piano for 15 years.
$25 per 1/2hr. Lesson

CHERYL TRACHY-GOULET - Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet music lessons in Kanata

cheryl trachy-goulet (Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet)

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Cheryl is an experienced educator, with over 20 years of teaching in classrooms ranging from kindergarten to Grade 12. She holds a M.Ed. from the University of Ottawa and a B. Mus and a B.Ed. from Queen’s University. In addition to her experience as a high school instrumental music teacher, she has taught privately and has engaged with community programmes offering music education. Her specialization in private instruction is flute and woodwinds. Cheryl is dedicated to making a musical education an engaging and varied experience, incorporating theory, history and listening activities in all her lessons.
$26 per 1/2hr. lesson

CHRIS ZIMMERMAN - Drums music lessons in Kanata

chris zimmerman (Drums)

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Chris has been providing private drum lessons in Ottawa since 2007, and has performed professionally in various bands and projects for over 10 years. He has performed in every province and territory in Canada. Some notable performances that Chris has participated in include the multi award winning record "Signal Fire" by Twin Flames, Folk On The Rocks Main stage in Yellowknife NWT with Twin Flames 2016, Dragonboat Festival Opening for Half Moon Run with Twin Flames 2017 and Bluesfest Main Stage opening for The Backstreet Boys with Kyle Ivan 2019. On top of performing as a drummer, Chris also sings and plays guitar in his own project Chris Zimmerman & The Weather. The Weather toured across the country in 2018, played The Calgary Stampede in 2019 and opened for Canadian music icon Alan Doyle at a festival in Kuujjuac, Quebec, also in 2019. Chris will tailor the lesson plan to your musical goals and needs, while keeping the lesson fun and engaging.
$25 per 1/2hr. Lesson

DANIEL MILLER - Piano music lessons in Kanata

daniel miller (Piano)

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Daniel has been teaching piano for seven years. He acquired his Bachelor of Music specializing in performance in 2022 from the University of Ottawa. There, he studied with Andrew Tunis and Frédéric Lacroix to become a classically trained pianist. He hopes to provide an encouraging and fun environment where his students can thrive. His goal is to train his students to be intuitive musicians who can confidently and comfortably play with musical expressivity.
$25 per 1/2hr. lesson.

DAVID WILLIAMSON - Guitar, Bass music lessons in Kanata

david williamson (Guitar, Bass)

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Dave is a passionate and highly dedicated Juno-winning guitar player. He has nearly a decade of experience teaching and has been performing live music since the age of 14. Over the past few years, Dave has performed all over Canada and has travelled to Germany and the USA performing with the Juno-winning Angelique Francis Band. To back up his musical experience, Dave also has a Bachelor of Music degree from Carleton University which he graduated from in 2019 with High Distinction. To ensure the best possible experience for his students, Dave creates well balanced lesson plans that are engaging, fun, informative and disciplined. Topics such as technique, music theory, ear-training, song learning and performance psychology are all key points of focus during his lessons. He is proficient in many styles of contemporary guitar including pop, country, rock, metal, jazz and more.
$25 per 1/2hr. lesson

EVAN DAVIS - Bass, Guitar, Drums music lessons in Kanata

evan davis (Bass, Guitar, Drums)

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Evan is a multi-instrumentalist, playing Bass guitar, electric and acoustic guitar, and drums. He studied at Carleton University in the performance stream of the bachelors of music program, and is very active in the Ottawa music scene. Evan has played and recorded for countless jazz and pop artists over the years and is currently a professional touring/recording artist with the rock band Cevilain, touring across Canada and most recently, across the United States. Backed by an extensive understanding of music theory and performance, Evan's goal is to bring a positive, energetic, and fun atmosphere to lessons that will encourage students to have that same positive attitude when practicing at home. He caters every lesson around the student to ensure they are engaged and eager to learn
$25 per 1/2 hr. Lesson

FRANCOIS LACELLE - Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in Kanata

francois lacelle (Guitar, Ukulele)

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Lessons offered in French and English
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.
$26 per 1/2hr. lesson

JACOB CLARKE - Guitar, Bass, Double Bass music lessons in Kanata

jacob clarke (Guitar, Bass, Double Bass)

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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.
$26 per 1/2hr. lesson.

JAMES REID - Drums, Piano music lessons in Kanata

james reid (Drums, Piano)

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Lessons offered in French and English
James is a drummer and pianist. He has toured 15 countries and 9 provinces as a session drummer with various rock and pop artists and is the current recording/touring drummer for Double Experience. James has studied at Carleton University with (the late) Chuck Burrows, as well as online with Dave Elitch (drummer for Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus), and James Murphy (associate professor at Berklee College of Music, drummer for Blue Man Group) and he has a Diploma in Music Industry Arts from Algonquin College. James has over 10 years experience in the music industry and over 5 years experience teaching. He can teach drums at any level as well as beginner/intermediate piano.
$25 per 1/2hr. lesson

KARAM CHAKKOUR - Piano, Voice music lessons in Kanata

karam chakkour (Piano, Voice)

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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”.
$26 per 1/2hr. lesson

NATASHIA ST JOHN - Voice, Piano music lessons in Kanata

natashia st john (Voice, Piano)

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Natashia has been passionate about vocal performance since the age of six years old. Professionally, she has acquired fifteen years of voice and piano teaching experience within various schools and academies including ten years at Centrepointe Music Academy & 4 years at Carleton University. She trains in a variety of styles including pop, gospel, RnB and Jazz and incorporates a variety of vocal warm ups to ensure that proper breathing, tone and pronunciation are always improving.
Her experience also includes audition preparation for vocal students who wish to pursue training at the university level, those who wish to compete in the Kiwanis Music Festival, and any students looking to pursue examinations in voice with The Royal Conservatory of Music. Her educational accomplishments in Music include two years with Kent Christian College in Dover, Delaware in USA, Associates of Arts in Biblical Studies & Music. Natashia has been following the RCM vocal program since the age of 9, and is currently seeking completion of the Level 10 RCM accreditation.
$25 per 1/2hr. Lesson

REBEKAH REICHERT - Violin, Viola, Fiddle, Piano music lessons in Kanata

rebekah reichert (Violin, Viola, Fiddle, Piano)

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Rebekah Reichert has her Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) certification with First Class Honours (Grades 1-8) and RCM advanced theory. Rebekah played violin and viola as part of the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy performing with various string ensembles (Junior Strings 1-3), and full orchestras (Ottawa Junior Youth Orchestra and the Ottawa Youth Orchestra). In addition, she performed with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. In 2015, Rebekah began teaching music as a teacher's assistant for individual and group lessons. In 2017, she became an independent music teacher for violin, viola, piano, and music theory. Rebekah has a Bachelors of Behavioral Science with Honours from Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, and she uses this knowledge in concert with her musical certification and performance skills to promote a positive, engaging classroom setting, with individualized learning experiences for all ages.
$25 per 1/2hr. Lesson

ROBERT WANNELL - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Piano music lessons in Kanata

robert wannell (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Piano)

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Robert Wannell is a guitarist, pianist, composer and educator hailing from Nepean, Ontario. He is a graduate of Humber College’s prestigious contemporary music program and has strong ties with both Ottawa and Toronto’s respective music scenes. Over the course of his professional career, Robert has had the opportunity to work with wedding bands, jazz ensembles, singer-songwriters and theater companies and has performed at all 3 major jazz festivals in Canada (Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto). Robert has over 7 years of teaching experience to offer with a focus on private, group and ensemble instruction. As a teacher, he has been praised for his fun, personalized lesson plans as well as his friendly, patient and communicative approach with students. Some of the concepts Robert covers in lessons include: improvisation, song learning, harmony, ear training, sight reading, rhythm, composition and RCM prep for piano and guitar.
$25 per 1/2hr. lesson.

SHIRLEY LIU - Flute, Piano, Voice music lessons in Kanata

shirley liu (Flute, Piano, Voice)

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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.
$26 per 1/2hr. lesson.

ZAKARI FRANTZ - Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute music lessons in Kanata

zakari frantz (Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute)

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Ottawa-based saxophonist Zakari Frantz is a dynamic musician and educator with a talent for engaging humans with his distinctive energy. An in-demand jazz, funk, soul, and world music collaborator, Zakari has performed to acclaim on stages around the world. Over a decade playing alto saxophone, flute and percussion with the legendary Souljazz Orchestra, has led to three JUNO nominations and numerous North American and European tours. He also regularly engages audiences with musical groups such as the Atlantis Jazz Ensemble, Prime Rib Big Band, Greece's Agios Lavrentios Brass Band and many others. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Zakari holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Boise State University where he was an inaugural recipient of the Gene Harris Jazz Endowment Scholarship. Sought after for his active and engaging approach to music education, Zakari guides his students to positively challenge themselves both personally and musically. From 2016-2019 he teamed up with OrKidstra, a charitable social development program for kids living in under-served areas of Ottawa, Zakari dedicated his time to help youth realize their full potential & discover new possibilities through the joys and challenges of learning music.  
$26 per 1/2hr. lesson.