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1057 Midland Avenue
Kingston, Ontario, K7P 2X8

Store Phone: (613) 384-9225
Fax: (613) 384-9227

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Lesson Centre Hours
Monday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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Private Lessons

Group Lessons

Rock Skool group program - September through June. For ages 10-16 with basic experience on their instrument. Join a band, practice each week, learn some great rock songs together, and take the stage for real-world performances! Call the lesson desk at (613) 384-9225 for registration details.

Rock skool

Summer camps

Our Teachers:

Andrew Morgan - cello, piano music lessons in Kingston

Andrew Morgan (cello, piano)

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's rate for a half hour private lesson for cello or piano students is $22.

Brittany Smith - voice, guitar, ukulele, piano music lessons in Kingston

Brittany Smith (voice, guitar, ukulele, piano)

Brittany has 17 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, piano since 2014 and recently added ukulele to her teaching repertoire.
Brittany's relaxed voice teaching style blends classical and modern techniques with encouragement and positivism to bring out the best in her students. She can help piano students with a traditional or popular approach, while her focus with guitar and uke students is on chording and accompaniment.
Brittany's rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Danielle Leonard - violin music lessons in Kingston

Danielle Leonard (violin)

Danielle began playing violin at the age of 5. As a teen she studied with a classical violin teacher who advised that she follow her heart and be a fiddler! Since then, she has gained years of experience in performance and has recorded with many local artists.
Following in the footsteps of her mom, a piano teacher and mentor, Danielle has been teaching since 2013. Joining Long & McQuade in 2018, she is also studying a double major at Queen's University in both Music and French.
Her passion always comes back to teaching the fiddle. She is proud to introduce her students to new music and show them the endless possibilities that come with this beautiful instrument.
Danielle can teach her lessons in either English or French, and her rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

David Lavallee - guitar, voice, bass, drums music lessons in Kingston

David Lavallee (guitar, voice, bass, drums)

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.
His rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Diane Stapley - voice music lessons in Kingston

Diane Stapley (voice)

Diane studied classical voice at the Royal Conservatory of Music and has over 40 years experience as a pop, cabaret, big band and jazz singer, musical theatre performer and director all over Canada. She won two ACTRA awards for her TV variety series The Diane Stapley Show, sang at the Toronto Jazz Festival in 2012, and has worked with jazz artists like Peter Appleyard, Rob McConnell and Tommy Banks.
Diane has been teaching at our location since 2010. Her teaching style is relaxed, supportive and fun. She aims to provide a solid technical base to give students confidence in their innate abilities. Her goal is to help you find your own authentic voice, style and range.
Diane's rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Doug Cutler - piano music lessons in Kingston

Doug Cutler (piano)

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's rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Heather Jones - piano, voice, oboe music lessons in Kingston

Heather Jones (piano, voice, oboe)

Heather has a Bachelor of Music in voice from Mount Allison University as well as a B.Ed. from Queen's University in Kingston and has been teaching since 2013. She has performed in festivals and played in the pit for several musical productions.
Heather's teaching style incorporates hands-on and interactive approaches to musical theory along with traditional pencil-and-paper learning. Her musical pedagogy puts an emphasis on musicality as well as a love, appreciation and understanding of different styles of music.
Heather's rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Ivan Stoiljkovic - violin music lessons in Kingston

Ivan Stoiljkovic (violin)

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 snice 2009, and his rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Jeremy Daw - bass, guitar music lessons in Kingston

Jeremy Daw (bass, guitar)

Jeremy grew up in a musical family where he was always around the recording studio or touring with his parents. A graduate of Humber College's Music program, he studied under such artists as Mike Downes (Juno Award Winner), Rik Emmett (Triumph), & Lenny Boyd. Since completing his schooling in 2002, Jeremy has performed on over 150 studio albums (2 Juno nominated) and has performed over 1000 concerts in 25 countries with a wide array of groups and artists.
Jeremy’s teaching style combines fun, flexibility, skill building, theory, and an overall well-roundedness into a complete customized package for each individual student and his rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Matt Baetz - guitar music lessons in Kingston

Matt Baetz (guitar)

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.
His rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

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

Mauricio Montecinos (guitar, ukulele, mandolin, percussion)

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's rate for a half hour private lesson is $24.

Meryem Crockett - piano, theory music lessons in Kingston

Meryem Crockett (piano, theory)

Meryem went to Queen's University and graduated in 2011 with her Bachelor of Music. She has played in various production shows in Kingston such as The Producers, Spring Awakening, Cabaret, and collaborates with other musicians to provide piano accompaniment, as she did with Queen's Choral Ensemble for a couple years. She also loves to play keyboard and harmonize with bandmates in various genres such as pop, rock, and originals.
Meryem has been teaching in both English and French since 2011 and her rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Mikaela Shalla - flute, piano music lessons in Kingston

Mikaela Shalla (flute, piano)

Mikaela studied flute with Beverley Robinson and is currently finishing a Bachelors of Music and a Bachelors of Education at Queen’s University. She has experience leading flute workshops and teaching at the National Music Centre.
Mikaela believes in adapting her teaching style to the differing needs of her students. In addition to her flute students, she welcomes young beginners on piano.
Mikaela teaches in both English and French and her rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Mike Kidd - guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin music lessons in Kingston

Mike Kidd (guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin)

Mike is a skilled musician who has been teaching guitar professionally in Kingston for the past 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 for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Rich Bannard - drums music lessons in Kingston

Rich Bannard (drums)

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's rate for a half hour private lesson is $23.

Rob Holinaty - drums, percussion music lessons in Kingston

Rob Holinaty (drums, percussion)

Rob has a Bachelor of Music from Queen's University and is completing his Bachelor of Education. He has worked professionally as a freelance percussionist since the age of 17 in genres such as rock, jazz and pop, as well as orchestral percussion. He has performed for the Principal of Queen's University, the Dan School of Drama and Music and the Royal Society of Canada.
Rob is fluent on the drum kit as well as hand drums and other auxiliary percussion. He aims to make lessons a fun and energizing experience, teaching students a strong technical foundation that will build the confidence and knowledge to play creatively.
Rob's rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

Serhiy Smetanyuk - piano music lessons in Kingston

Serhiy Smetanyuk (piano)

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's rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.

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

Tim Roberts (saxophone, clarinet, flute)

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's rate for a half hour private lesson is $23.

Tracey Forster - voice, piano music lessons in Kingston

Tracey Forster (voice, piano)

Tracey has been teaching private and group lessons since 2004. She loves music of all styles and students of all ages and level of experience.
In her own training, she felt priveleged to study with opera singers Eleanor Calbes and Christina James, who both performed with the Canadian Opera Company.
Tracey went on to perform at home and abroad as a singer and actress in musicals and plays, and as a lead singer in bands ranging from jazz to folk to funk.
She believes in a positive and open approach to teaching, making her students feel comfortable and relaxed early on. She helps voice students with breathing and voice technique as well as performance skills, and is happy to introduce them to styles in which they are likely to excel.
Tracey also enjoys working with piano students up to RCM grade 3, using an approach and method book that suits them.
Her rate for a half hour private lesson is $22.