725 Fanshawe Park Road W
London North, Ontario, N6G 5B4

Lesson Centre: Phone or Text (519) 439-0102

Store Phone: (519) 439-0101

Lesson Centre Email: londonnorthlessons@long-mcquade.com

Store Email: london@long-mcquade.com

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

Lessons Coordinator

Gabi Kowalski - coordinator of the music lessons in London North

Gabi Kowalski

Gabi Kowalski is Long and McQuade London North's Lesson Coordinator. She is a strong advocate for music education for all. Gabi has been playing instruments and writing music since a young age. She pursued education at Fanshawe College Music Industry Arts and learned important tools such as music performance, live sound, audio post-production, and music theory. She plays locally here in London with her band Gabi & The Whats.

You can find her friendly face at the lessons desk to help with any inquiries!

Contact: 519-439-0102

Our Drums Teachers:

Daniel Gardner - Drums, Percussion, Hand Drums music lessons in London North

daniel gardner (Drums, Percussion, Hand Drums)

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Online Lessons:

Teaching Day(s): Sunday

Daniel Gardner (he/him) is a composer, percussionist and educator. Lessons with Daniel are built around student interests and emphasize holistic musical development through playing, listening, improvising, transcribing and theorizing.

Daniel has more than a decade of experience in studio teaching and has taught in middle schools, high schools and universities. His research has been presented at the Sound Meaning Education Conference (2023), the International Society of Music Educators (ISME) World Conference (2022) and is published in Oxford University Press's General Music (2023)

Daniel has a Master of Music in Composition from Western University (2020) and is an associate composer at the Canadian Music Center. He is currently a Ph.D. student at Western University studying music composition with a collaborative specialization in music cognition. Daniel's rate is $27.00/half-hour private lesson

Kelly Currie - Drums music lessons in London North

kelly currie (Drums)

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Online Lessons:

Teaching Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Kelly holds a diploma in Music Industry Arts from Fanshawe College and has over 8 years experience working in the independent music communities of Toronto and London. Spending his college years teaching lessons and ‘wood-shedding’ in a variety of music projects, he is enthusiastic about sharing his extensive knowledge and passion for drums with anyone interested in picking up the sticks. Kelly is well-versed in many styles including Rock, Funk and Latin. He places an emphasis on groove, musicality and above all, having fun. Kelly's rate is $27.00/half-hour private lesson.

Kristine Musgrove - Drums, Percussion music lessons in London North

kristine musgrove (Drums, Percussion)

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Online Lessons:

Teaching Style: rock

Teaching Day(s): Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Kristine A. Musgrove graduated from Western University with a Ph.D. in Music Education where her research focused on pedagogy employed in secondary instrumental ensembles. Additionally, she holds a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Florida International University in Miami, Florida and a Bachelor of Music from Stetson University in Deland, Florida.

Kristine has experience teaching percussion (i.e., concert band, orchestra, percussion ensemble, percussion methods, marching band, drumset) to all ages in various contexts. Before attending Western University, she was employed as a secondary music educator in the states where she taught instrumental and vocal music courses. Her rate is $27.00/half-hour lesson.

Our Group Lessons:

SONGWRITING & DEMO WORKSHOP Benjamin Heffernan lessons in London North


Lesson Registration Brochure Dates: 2024-03-18 to 2024-05-13
Cost: $160.00

Explore the songwriting process in a creative, collaborative environment alongside other songwriters. This group class with Ben Heffernan will focus on lyric writing, different types of songwriting processes, and using various writing exercises in order to explore new territory as songwriters. Participants will come away from the workshop with at least one finished demo recording of an original song. All genres of songwriters are welcome.

Students must bring headphones and a laptop with an Intel Core I5 Processor. Additional gear will be provided. Personal instruments welcome!

This class runs every week for 8 weeks from 6pm-8pm starting on Monday, March 18th and ends on Monday, May 13th 2024. Ages 16+

Note: There will no lesson on April 15th

Cost is $160.00 for the class.

ROCK SKOOL Kelly Currie lessons in London North

ROCK SKOOL - Kelly Currie

Lesson Registration Brochure Dates: 2024-03-11 to 2024-03-15
Cost: $250.00

Join us for March Rock Skool! Play popular songs, learn about live sound and some excellent rock history... and of course, the final performance for admiring fans (family & friends). Rock on under the skilled guidance of our experienced instructors! Cost is $250 for Monday March 11th to Friday March 15th, classes run from 10 AM to 1 PM. Ages 10+. Call or text 519-439-0102 or email us for details.

COLOURFUL MUSIC Scott McIlwraith lessons in London North

COLOURFUL MUSIC - Scott McIlwraith

Lesson Registration Brochure Dates: 2023-09-16 to 2024-06-29
Cost: $17.00 Per Session

Create personalized compositions and visual art pieces in this game-based, multidisciplinary, music theory class! In each 60-minute session, students aim to collect as many notes as possible through a variety of music themed games. When finished, students use their collected notes to create songs and pictures personal to them. Students will perform and share their works of art at the end of each class. Open to beginner students ages 4 - 14, each 60-minute group class will be on Saturdays with sessions from 10 - 6 PM. Optional choice for this group to be weekly or bi-weekly. Cost is $17.00 per session.