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 Violin Teachers:

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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Online Lessons:

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.

Chris Stahlke - Violin, Viola, Piano, Mandolin, Theory music lessons in London North

chris stahlke (Violin, Viola, Piano, Mandolin, Theory)

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Online Lessons:

Teaching Style: classical

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

Chris has been playing violin and piano since 1983 and has been teaching privately since 1995. He holds Royal Conservatory Grade 10 diplomas for both violin and piano. Chris has played with several local orchestras, including Orchestra London and the University of Western Ontario Symphony Orchestra on violin and viola. He held the position of principal second violin with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra and is a member of various worship teams in the area. Chris enjoys recording for different artists, playing for local bands, and has had his violin playing featured on TV. His rate is $28.00/half-hour private lesson.

Our Group Lessons:

SONGWRITING & DEMO WORKSHOP Benjamin Heffernan lessons in London North

SONGWRITING & DEMO WORKSHOP - Benjamin Heffernan

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.