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 Guitar Teachers:

Aidan Wasse - Guitar, Ukulele, Electric Bass music lessons in London North

aidan wasse (Guitar, Ukulele, Electric Bass)

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

Aidan is a local multi-instrumentalist with a passion for playing, creating and teaching music. A graduate of Fanshawe College’s Music Industry Arts, and Audio Post Production programs, he has also studied piano, guitar, electric/upright bass, voice and music theory. Having performed with bands, orchestras, and theatre companies, Aidan has a love for many genres including rock, jazz, funk, soul, and classical. His passion for music also extends into the technological side, with professional experience in music production and audio engineering. As a teacher, Aidan aims to provide students with a well-rounded musical education, with an emphasis on fostering enthusiasm and having fun. Aidan's rate is $27.00/half-hour private lesson.

Alex Tirolese - Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Banjo, Ukulele, , Violin, Bass Guitar music lessons in London North

alex tirolese (Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Banjo, Ukulele, , Violin, Bass Guitar)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Alex is a talented saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist with 20 years of playing experience. He is currently pursuing a music degree through Berklee College of Music. Alex is a thorough and patient teacher with 8 years experience teaching privately at local studios and with the Holy Spirit Marching Band. Alex emphasizes musicality, each lesson building on the previous ones, and of course, having fun. Alex is well-versed in many styles of music including, but not limited to, rock, funk, jazz, and classical. When not teaching, studying or recording, you can catch Alex gigging across Ontario with his band, Fun Fact. In addition, Alex is an official artist for Spector Basses. His rate is $27.00/half-hour private lesson.

Benjamin Heffernan - Guitar, Bass Guitar music lessons in London North

benjamin heffernan (Guitar, Bass Guitar)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Sunday

Ben is a guitarist, producer, and singer-songwriter with over a decade of teaching and performance experience. He is a recent graduate of Western University’s Popular Music Studies program and has been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award as well as multiple Forest City London Music Awards for his work as a singer-songwriter. Ben has considerable experience playing and teaching a wide range of genres including pop, rock, folk, and R&B, and his teaching style revolves around the creation of a supportive environment for students where fun comes first. His rate is $27.00/half-hour private lesson.

Matthew Martin - Guitar, Ukulele, Guitar, Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in London North

matthew martin (Guitar, Ukulele, Guitar, Guitar, Ukulele)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

Matt Martin is a London, Ontario guitar teacher of many stripes; with a diverse background in classical guitar, fingerstyle, flamenco, folk, rock, music theory, songwriting, psychology, education, and music production he dedicates his unique skill set to helping students reach their musical goals and inspire them to go further.

Matt began playing guitar when he was 15 and immediately became a life-long student of effective and efficient learning. Originally inspired by rock guitar virtuosos, he practiced technique endlessly for a year before discovering a new challenge, classical guitar. In less than three years, Matt advanced far enough in classical guitar, music theory, and piano to attend Western University, where he achieved his Bachelor of Music (honors) degree with a minor in psychology. After completing his music degree, Matt continued his training with a Bachelor of Education from UWO, followed by a Music Industry Arts diploma from Fanshawe. His debut single as a singer-songwriter, Maple & Pine won second place in the inaugural Aeolian Hall song contest out of 162 entries. His rate is $28.00/half-hour private lesson.

Mike Mercey - Guitar, Ukulele, Bass Guitar music lessons in London North

mike mercey (Guitar, Ukulele, Bass Guitar)

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Teaching Day(s): Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday

Growing up in a family of musicians, including the Juno Award winning Canadian country trio The Mercey Brothers, Mike has dedicated his life to the art of music. He attended Humber College for percussion and is currently studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Previously, he was the songwriter, lead guitarist and singer in The Sourkeys, who were featured on CBC Radio and toured North America. Mike teaches guitar, bass, and ukulele and is well versed in production, mixing and engineering. Mike is a very creative and patient instructor with 15 years of experience in music instruction. He teaches all abilities and styles of music!

Please note Mike is currently teaching virtual lessons only. Mike's rate is $27.00 per half-hour private lesson.

Rick McLeod - Guitar music lessons in London North

rick mcleod (Guitar)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Rick started teaching guitar in the early '70s in local music centers, evening classes at Fanshawe College, and lunch classes in local Separate Schools. He worked on the guitar curriculum committee for Yamaha Canada Music where he assisted in editing, testing, and contributed original material to the Yamaha Guitar Method Series. He also was involved in writing articles for the national newsletter, adjudicating music festivals, and working as a clinician at music camps and teacher seminars in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia. He also enjoys playing live. Rick has also recently been awarded his Fifth Degree in the Martial Art of Kejute. His rate is $27.50/half-hour private 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.