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:

Online Lessons All Lessons

Private Lessons

Group Lessons

Group lessons not available at this time

Our Piano Teachers:

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

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.

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.