Kingston

Music Lesson Centre

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2762 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario, K7P 2W6
Lesson Centre:Phone or Text (613) 384-9226
Store Phone: (613) 384-9225

Lesson Centre Email: kingstonlessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: kingston@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
Our live, professional, one-on-one in person and video lessons are available for most instruments.

For more information, please call (613) 384-9226 or email at [email protected]

Monday: 12:30pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 12:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Our Teachers:

Adam Chartrand - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Drums music lessons in Kingston

Adam Chartrand (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Drums) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Adam is a multidisciplinary musician who specializes in bass, guitar, and drums. Since graduating from the Music and Digital Media program at St. Lawrence College in 2015, he has been an active member in the Kingston music community, playing various instruments in a wide variety of groups across the city. He is also well versed in recording and audio production. Adam has over 12 years of experience in music and brings a flexible lesson plan that is sure to benefit any learning/music style. Adam charges $24 per half hour private lesson.

Andrew Morgan - cello, piano, online lessons music lessons in Kingston

Andrew Morgan (cello, piano, online lessons) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Andrew is a multi-instrumental teacher with strong musical credentials. He studied at both the Royal Conservatory and Humber College in Toronto and majored in music at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, developing his skills on cello, piano and bass guitar. He furthered his education at Algonquin College, becoming an accredited Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE). Andrew also has many years of live playing experience on multiple instruments across a variety of genres, from bass with high-profile reggae bands to cello in the Quinte Symphony. He has been teaching for most of the last 25 years, and here in Kingston since 2009. Andrew charges $23 per half hour private lesson.

Brian Flynn - violin, fiddle, banjo, online lessons music lessons in Kingston

Brian Flynn (violin, fiddle, banjo, online lessons) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Brian has been a violin/fiddle teacher since 1995. He has enjoyed teaching a variety of ages, skill levels, and styles. He started learning the violin at the age of six with the Suzuki Method of classical violin technique. Brian uses the experience of twelve years of Suzuki lessons, elements of the Royal Conservatory method, and a Bachelor of Education degree from Queen’s University to make achievable short and long term goals for each student. Most of all, Brian makes learning fun! Brian is also an active musician in the Kingston music scene. When he isn’t teaching or making music, Brian is an avid house league hockey coach and backyard rink maker for his two boys. Brian charges $25 per half hour private lesson.

Brittany Smith - voice, online lessons music lessons in Kingston

Brittany Smith (voice, online lessons) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Brittany has years of experience writing, performing and recording music with numerous bands across a wide range of genres. She has been teaching voice, guitar and songwriting since 2011 and recently added ukulele to her teaching repertoire. Brittany's relaxed voice teaching style blends classical and modern techniques with encouragement and positivity to bring out the best in her students. She works with guitar and uke students on chording, rhythm and accompaniment. Brittany charges $24 per half hour private lesson.

Carl Merenick - piano, online lessons music lessons in Kingston

Carl Merenick (piano, online lessons) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Carl studied classical piano as well as jazz theory and composition with Ted Moses, Gordon Delamont and Darwin Aitkin. He has composed and produced for CTV, TSN, Discovery Channel and ET. Carl is the Co-founder and CEO of HGNO, a non-profit, music-based community outreach. He has taught music both at the college level and junior high level - grade 6, 7 and 8 band. Carl is an enthusiastic and dedicated music teacher with years of professional experience and has a knack for inspiring students in the gift of music. Carl charges $25 per half hour lesson.

David Lavallee - guitar, bass, online lessons music lessons in Kingston

David Lavallee (guitar, bass, online lessons) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

David has been teaching individual and group classes at our location for well over 10 years. His dual diploma education, extensive experience in live and studio band performance and his multi-instrumental approach to instruction led him to establish the Rock Skool summer camps in 2005 and the 10-month Rock Skool program in 2010. David inspires his students to put their musical aspirations into action by providing a fun and invested mentorship tailored to each student's individual goals. Dave charges $24 per half hour private lesson.

Doug Cutler - piano, online lessons music lessons in Kingston

Doug Cutler (piano, online lessons) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Doug was a road band keyboardist in the days of his youth and later a restaurant pianist for the sake of his ears. He has been teaching piano in Kingston since 1998 and along the way picked up a Bachelor of Music from Queen's University. He enjoys playing and teaching in a broad range of styles including classical, jazz, pop, ragtime and anything in between, and has a knack for making lessons fun and easy for new students of all ages. He also composes in light classical and movie theme veins as well as the odd song. While studying for his music degree he was awarded the Maurice Dublin Memorial Prize in Composition. Doug's performance credits include a stint with five-time Juno Award winner Skip Prokop. Doug charges $24 per half hour private lesson.

Dylan Phillips - guitar, ukulele, voice, songwriting, theory music lessons in Kingston

Dylan Phillips (guitar, ukulele, voice, songwriting, theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Dylan studied classical guitar and songwriting at Carleton University's Bachelor of Music program in Ottawa, Ontario. There he studied classical, jazz and composition with notable performers such as Roddy Elias, Gary Elliott and Mark Ferguson, and songwriting with Juno award winner Ian Tamblyn. Dylan performs in festivals and venues across Ontario and Quebec. Teaching since 2006, Dylan has become a versatile and passionate instructor. He seeks to instill his students with confidence and enthusiasm for music, while developing strong fundamentals and good habits. Watching a students growth is his most gratifying experience.
Dylan charges $24 per half hour private lesson.

Eric Nasheim - guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, online lessons music lessons in Kingston

Eric Nasheim (guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, online lessons) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Eric is a passionate guitarist who loves to teach and perform. Having graduated from the Music and Digital Media program at St. Lawrence College in 2013, he is a well-rounded electric guitar, classical guitar, and mandolin player. Eric loves to be able to give back what he has learned so far in a fun and productive learning experience, applying theory and music history to all musical genres. Eric has a true passion for teaching his students of all ages, and he charges $23 per half hour private lesson.

Ivan Stoiljkovic - violin, viola, online lessons music lessons in Kingston

Ivan Stoiljkovic (violin, viola, online lessons) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Ivan attended Vladimir Dordevic Primary School of Music and the Borislav Stankovic Secondary School of Music in his native Belgrade. As a young adult, he moved to Kitchener, Ontario where he continued to study violin under the tutelage of Eduard Minevich, concertmaster of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra. In addition to ongoing musical studies, Ivan completed a Masters of Arts Degree in History from Queen’s University in 2001. Ivan has been teaching at our location since 2009, and he charges $23 per half hour private lesson.

Jeremy Daw - bass, guitar, online lessons music lessons in Kingston

Jeremy Daw (bass, guitar, online lessons) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Jeremy graduated Humber College’s Music program in 2002, where he studied under such artists as Mike Downes (Juno Award Winner), Rik Emmett (Triumph), and Lenny Boyd, to name a few. Since then, Jeremy has built a robust portfolio that includes 20 years of teaching music lessons, 100s of gigs in the local music scene, performing on 200+ full length studio albums, performing 1000 concerts while touring 25+ countries. Jeremy also has his own recording studio where he composes music for television, cartoons, and YouTube, as well as records with locals and international artists. Jeremy plays all genres of music. His approach to teaching combines fun, flexibility, skill building, and theory, ensuring a well-rounded and customized learning experience for each student. Jeremy charges $25 per half hour private lesson.

Liza Carew - piano, theory, online lessons music lessons in Kingston

Liza Carew (piano, theory, online lessons) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Liza Carew began piano lessons at 4 with Valery Lloyd-Watts, and completed her Grade 10 Royal Conservatory exam (Honours with Distinction) with Clayton Scott in Toronto. She has been trained in several pedagogical programs, including the Suzuki method. Her love for music spills over into teaching, as she seeks to inspire the next generation through both classical and pop customized training, and endeavours to adopt a compassionate and fun approach to teaching with games and individualized learning. She has been teaching in the Kingston area for 22 years, and has released two instrumental cds, "Christmas in Black and White," and "You'll Be In My Heart," a collection of timeless favourites. Liza charges $25 per half hour lesson.

Matt Baetz - guitar, online lessons music lessons in Kingston

Matt Baetz (guitar, online lessons) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Matt studied audio engineering at the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology and has been the owner of Longshot Records recording studio since 1997. As recording engineer/producer he has worked with many local and international artists in a wide variety of styles to produce albums, videos, and voice-overs for film. He also appears regularly as a guitarist for a variety of artists, performing at local and international venues. Matt has been teaching both electric and acoustic guitar for over 15 years, specializing in pop, rock, country and folk music. Matt charges $24 per half hour private lesson.

Mauricio Montecinos - guitar, ukulele, mandolin, percussion music lessons in Kingston

Mauricio Montecinos (guitar, ukulele, mandolin, percussion) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Mauricio is a Classical Guitar Graduate from the Carolina Klagges Music Conservatory, Chile. He has a Bachelor degree in teaching special education, specializing in learning disorders and music therapy. Mauricio furthered his study of Flamenco, Latin Jazz and World Music at various music conferences and workshops in Chile and Canada, and has performed as a soloist and in ensembles with his large Latin Fusion Band in festivals in Chile, Argentina, Dominican Republic and in Canada across Ontario and Quebec. He has been teaching music since 1986 in elementary, secondary, and university institutions and given master classes in Argentina, Chile, and Canada. Mauricio charges $25 per half hour private lesson.

Mike Kidd - Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele music lessons in Kingston

Mike Kidd (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Mike Kidd is a skilled musician who has been teaching guitar professionally in Kingston for over 10 years. He studied music at St. Lawrence College and continues to study with some of the most skilled players in town. Mike is passionate about sharing his love of music with the community and his biggest joy is seeing his students develop into fine musicians. His rate per half hour is $25.

Omega Edwards - Voice music lessons in Kingston

Omega Edwards (Voice) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Omega is a recent graduate of Queen's University. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Music - Voice in 2021 and her Bachelor of Education - Music & History in 2022.
She has been helping music groups in the GTA, conducting vocal workshops, and giving private voice lessons since 2017. In 2020, she released a single on Apple Music, Spotify, and other music platforms. She enjoys performing and is well-known for her soothing voice. She looks forward to impacting listeners in positive ways through her singing.
Omega enjoys helping her clients improve their overall vocal production techniques, performance etiquette, and confidence!
Omega charges $25 per half-hour private lesson.

Rich Bannard - drums music lessons in Kingston

Rich Bannard (drums) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Rich has a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering and studied drums with Joe Morello and Andrew Cyrille, as well as Jim Blackley and Chuck Burrows. He has performed at the Toronto and Vancouver Jazz Festivals and is currently playing with the Swingmasters. Rich has been teaching music since 1981. He endorses strong fundamentals and developmental of good drumming habits, but also likes to help his students play songs they enjoy and encourages them to perform and participate in recitals. Rich charges $24 per half hour private lesson.

Sara Doyle - voice, ukulele, online lessons music lessons in Kingston

Sara Doyle (voice, ukulele, online lessons) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Sara is currently completing her final year at Queens University for music and has studied with the Royal Conservatory of Music. Sara's undergraduate research and interest are in inclusive musical pedagogy. She has worked with all ages, styles and levels of learning, from young children to the elderly. She has a passion for teaching and immense love for all those she teaches. Sara charges $23 per half hour private lesson.

Savannah Shea - Voice music lessons in Kingston

Savannah Shea (Voice) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Savannah Shea is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and piano player. She has been working as a professional musician in Kingston and Toronto since 2016. In May of 2021 she completed her Bachelors in Voice from Humber College. For the last 4 years she has been teaching music to folks of all ages. She offers a variety of support to beginners and experienced musicians including vocal technique, performance skills, songwriting, self-accompaniment, harmony singing, vocal riffs and runs, arrangement, and improvisation. Her teaching style encourages individuals to find their healthiest and most authentic singing voice. Savannah has the most experience working in the genres of Jazz, Folk, Blues, RnB, Pop, and Musical Theatre. She also self-produces and can offer advice for singers wishing to develop recording skills. No matter what age you are she hopes to help you connect with your confidence, joy and strength through practice and celebration of singing and making music. Savannah charges $25 per half hour.

Serhiy Smetanyuk - piano music lessons in Kingston

Serhiy Smetanyuk (piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Serhiy is from Chernivtsi in Ukraine. He studied at the Chernivtsi College of Arts and received a “diploma with distinction” as a Teacher of Piano, Music Theory (Solfeggio) and Music History. He was a trombone player in a military band for two years and played keyboards in various rock and pop bands. Serhiy started teaching music in 1985. After coming to Canada, he taught at the Saskatoon Academy of Music before relocating to Kingston and joining Renaissance Music (now Long & McQuade Kingston) in 2013. Serhiy shows a deep dedication to his students and wishes to help them achieve their musical goals, whether that's taking an RCM exam, preparing a piece for recitals, or simply learning a song they'd like to play. Serhiy charges $24 per half hour private lesson.

Tim Roberts - saxophone, clarinet, flute music lessons in Kingston

Tim Roberts (saxophone, clarinet, flute) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Emerging from the 1960's rock 'n roll, R&B and jazz scene in London, Ontario, Tim's musical career has included shows with Roy Orbison and Ronnie Hawkins, performances at the Montreal International Jazz Festival and a gala performance for Ronald Reagan during a stint as musical director of the showband Explosion.For 15 years Tim augmented his performing career by teaching for two school boards and a community college in Hull, Quebec. During that time his Heritage College Big Band won a national award and were commissioned by members of Duke Ellington's family to perform some of Ellington's religious works. Currently Tim is performing and recording with various Eastern Ontario acts, teaching Saxophone Performance at St. Lawrence College here in Kingston, and joined our Lesson Centre in 2017. Tim charges $25 per half hour private lesson.

Tyson Sullivan - guitar, ukulele, voice, theory, online lessons music lessons in Kingston

Tyson Sullivan (guitar, ukulele, voice, theory, online lessons) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Tyson graduated with distinction from the Music and Digital Media Program of St. Lawrence College in 2016, studying under mentors Dr. Adrienne Shannon, Dr. Joy Innis and vocal teacher Barbara Szarek. His areas of focus during school were in theory, music analysis and voice. Revered for his stage presence and musicianship, he has been actively preforming in a variety of venues across Ontario since 2008. Tyson has over 15 years experience with ukulele and guitar and enjoys teaching in a wide range of styles. Tyson charges $23 per half hour private lesson.

Violetta Kurkurina - Piano music lessons in Kingston

Violetta Kurkurina (Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Violetta is a youthful piano teacher who is very passionate about her work. She has been studying piano for over 13 years now. She gained her musical education at Mariupol College of Arts in Ukraine in 2021. Violetta has recently resettled in Canada from Mariupol and she wants to spread her love for music by teaching it in a joyful environment. She mainly played classical music but is eager to teach some popular music as well. While studying, Violetta has taken part in multiple competitions. She has accompanied singers and different instruments.