Music Lesson Centre

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9833 Markham Road
Markham, Ontario, L6E 0E5
Lesson Centre:Phone or Text (905) 471-5322
Store Phone: (905) 209-1177
Fax: (905) 209-1463

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Lesson Centre Hours
Monday - Friday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 6:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

We're open for in-person lessons! Please inquire within regarding in-person teacher availability.

Upcoming Holiday Closures:
Thanksgiving October 11th 2021

This Location Offers:

Online Lessons

All Lessons

Private Lessons

Welcome to the Long & McQuade lesson centre in Markham! Our in-person lessons have resumed and we are once again open to all customers! Please take a moment to view our teachers or click on "Registration Request" in order to register for lessons. 

We offer 30-minute, 1-on-1 private lessons for all instruments. Please inquire within regarding teacher availability for in-person lessons. 


Our Teachers:

Aaron Bales - Guitar, Ukulele - InPerson Lessons Available music lessons in Markham

Aaron Bales (Guitar, Ukulele - InPerson Lessons Available) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Aaron has been giving guitar lessons for over 15 years, currently in the Markham area. A student of rock/metal early in life, he soon progressed to study classical guitar through the Royal Conservatory of Music. Aaron then shifted his focus to Jazz and Jazz Fusion styles, and became an honours graduate in the Jazz Guitar program at Humber College. After his studies, Aaron found a rewarding passion in teaching. Aaron loves teaching a variety of musical styles (Rock, Metal, Jazz, Classical, Blues, Funk, Pop, Folk, Song writing, Shred and Improvisation) and has seen success with students of all ages, from beginner to College/University preparation. Some of Aaron's musical accolades include: In 2010, he was hired to demonstrate amps at winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants), and a few years later, he backed up Sarah Brightman on CTV Morning. With a vast array of styles under his belt and experience performing with numerous bands and ensembles, Aaron is eager to pass on and share his experience with students of all musical leanings.

Aaron's rate is $28.00/30min lesson.

Carlo Bianchini - Guitar, Bass - InPerson Lessons Available music lessons in Markham

Carlo Bianchini (Guitar, Bass - InPerson Lessons Available) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Carlo has been instructing guitar, voice, and beginner piano lessons in Markham for approximately 24 years. With a caring personality and strong background in diverse styles (Rock, Classical, Pop, Jazz, Blues, etc.), he is dedicated to creating a fun and inspirational learning environment. Vocally, Carlo has been trained privately in Bel Canto technique and Speech Level Singing made popular by Seth Riggs, who worked with such greats as Michael Jackson, Prince, Stevie Wonder, and Madonna. As a Singer/Songwriter, Carlo's original music has been heard on radio across Canada, the U.S., Europe, and the U.K., prompting tours and shows on stages such as The C.N.E. Bandshell, Molson Ampitheatre, and Canada's Wonderland. Carlo has performed locally for The Unionville Jazz Festival, Markham's Music Festival, and Markham's 3rd Annual Gala For Giving event. Carlo has also been called upon to judge up and coming talent in acting, singing, and dancing, and was one of the judges for the World Championships of Performing Arts for which finals are held in Hollywood, California.

Carlo's rate is $28.00/30min lesson.

Charis Wong - Voice, Piano - InPerson Lessons Available music lessons in Markham

Charis Wong (Voice, Piano - InPerson Lessons Available) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Charis Wong is a recent graduate from the University of Toronto’s Voice program, with an Honours Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance. In 2016, she obtained her ARCT in Piano Performance studying under Dr. Michael Esch. She began teaching voice and piano lessons in Markham in 2013 and has since discovered a passion for helping young children and youth discover their own love for music. She places a high priority on creating a safe environment for students to express themselves freely, as well as on developing a strong sense of discipline and confidence through music. Aside from teaching, Charis loves to perform! With COSI Connection she has performed roles such as Rose Maybud in the musical Ruddigore, and most recently performed the role of Galatea in Dean Burry’s one-act opera Il Giudizio di Pigmalione.

Charis' rate is $25.00/30min lesson.

Daisy Tam - Piano, Theory - Online Lessons for Advanced Students only music lessons in Markham

Daisy Tam (Piano, Theory - Online Lessons for Advanced Students only) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Daisy Tam holds a Master of Arts in Music Theory and a Bachelor of Arts Honors Specialization in Music from The University of Western Ontario. In addition, she holds an ARCT Diploma in Piano Performance from The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM). Daisy is an RCM certified teacher in Markham for lessons in piano, theory, harmony, and music history and is a member of the RCM College of Examiners as a theory examiner. She has guided students to achieve outstanding examination results and recognitions, including the RCM National Gold Medal for Excellence in Theory. She is also dedicated to mentoring her students and leading them through transformative learning experiences.

Daisy's rate is $29.00/30min lesson.

Elaine Ng - Piano, Violin, Theory music lessons in Markham

Elaine Ng (Piano, Violin, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Elaine received a Bachelor of Music (Honours) and post-graduate Diploma in Music Performance at McMaster University where she majored in performance, theory and teaching. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Education at Brock University concentrating on Special Education and English as a Second Language. Elaine is registered with the Ontario Music Teachers’ Association and is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers working frequently around Markham with the York Region District School Board. Additionally, she performs and conducts choir on a regular basis. Elaine enjoys working with students of all ages (3 and up) and teaches lessons for all RCM levels as well as contemporary styles.

Elaine's rate is $27.00/30min lesson.

Eva Ng - Piano, Violin, Cello, Theory music lessons in Markham

Eva Ng (Piano, Violin, Cello, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Eva is an RCM piano program graduate with extensive education in piano, violin, flute, cello, and theory. Obtaining her Bachelors Degree of Music at McMaster University and her ARCT at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Eva has the ability to instruct contemporary and all RCM levels. She has been giving lessons in the Markham area for over 20 years. In addition, Eva performs frequently at various venues for weddings, ceremonies, and festivals of all kinds.

Eva's rate is $29.00/30min lesson.

Jade Wan - Piano, Theory - InPerson Lessons Available music lessons in Markham

Jade Wan (Piano, Theory - InPerson Lessons Available) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Jade holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education from the University of Toronto, and also received her ARCT diploma from the RCM. With over 15 years of experience teaching piano lessons around Markham, she tailors her instruction using various approaches and perspectives for all skill levels. Jade also delivers knowledge and instruction in the world of music theory up to RCM Analysis. Every year, many of her students go through competitions, practical exams, and write upcoming theory RCM and CC Examinations. She loves to share her passion for music with students of all ages and levels.

Jade's rate is $27.00/30min lesson.

James Warren Morris - Woodwinds, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Composition music lessons in Markham

James Warren Morris (Woodwinds, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Composition) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

James graduated from Humber College studying saxophone, flute, and clarinet, and has completed a Masters of Music from Berklee College of Music. He has been teaching lessons for over 7 years privately around the Markham region. He is freelance composer and performs at corporate events in the GTA. He loves to teach his students a variety of genres including jazz, classical, blues and contemporary. James believes in establishing a strong foundation for musical appreciation so that his students are able to perfect a variety of techniques as well as develop a lifelong connection with music.

James' rate is $27.00/30min lesson

Julian Jannetta - Guitar, Ukulele - InPerson Lessons Available music lessons in Markham

Julian Jannetta (Guitar, Ukulele - InPerson Lessons Available) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Julian holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music (with high distinction) from York University, and a Bachelor of Education from Niagara University. Julian grew up studying RCM Classical guitar, and has delved into various genres, including rock, blues, jazz, classical, pop, instrumental, flamenco, and fusion. He is primarily influenced by rock virtuosos Steve Vai and Nick Johnston, as well as jazz guitarist Joe Pass, and has studied privately with Rob McDonald and Mark Patterson. As a performer, he has played alongside artists, such as Vita Chambers, Eleven Past One, Crystalyne, and Courage My Love. Currently in the Markham area, he possesses a true passion for education, and enjoys giving lessons to students of all ages and levels.

Julian’s rate is $26.00/30min lesson.

Keena Eloise - Voice, Piano music lessons in Markham

Keena Eloise (Voice, Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Keena is a recent graduate from the University of Toronto with a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance and also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Queen’s University. She has studied RCM in voice and piano. Having performed at festivals, concerts, musical and operatic productions across Ontario, Keena has also had experience leading choral groups from 5 to 200 members for festival performances. With years of experience in individual bilingual lessons, Keena enjoys teaching RCM levels as well as contemporary genres to English or French speaking students around the Markham area.

Keena's rate is $28.00/30min lesson.

Kurt McIntosh - Woodwinds, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute music lessons in Markham

Kurt McIntosh (Woodwinds, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Kurt is a Mohawk College graduate and also holds both a Bachelor of Music from Humber and a Bachelor of Education from York with a solid foundation in Saxophone, Clarinet, and Flute. Kurt has been teaching for over 4 years. He is also a freelance musician who performs in large multicultural functions such as the Caribana and Harbour Front Island Soul Series. In addition, he is recognized for his performances with The Mighty Sparrow, Beckett Rupee, and Kevin Little. Kurt is undoubtedly able to enhance studies in music genres including Jazz and Stage Band with any age at all levels.

Kurt's rate is $26.00/30min lesson.

Kyle Woodard - Woodwinds, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute music lessons in Markham

Kyle Woodard (Woodwinds, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Kyle earned his Bachelor of Music with Honours from Humber College as a Woodwind Specialist. He has been giving lessons around Markham for over 13 years, with students from ages 5 to 65 on the Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, and Recorder. Comfortable in any musical style, Kyle loves teaching his students jazz, classical, pop, soul, and contemporary music. As a professional musician, Kyle has worked as a recording artist and composer for film scores, musicals, commercials, and wedding companies, and has been touring with his original band Kayko since 2009. Kyle is recognized for his work alongside renowned musicians Tommy LiPuma (Paul McCartney, Miles Davis), Danilo Perez, Bob Mintzer, Guido Basso, and Larnell Lewis (Snarky Puppy).

Kyle's rate is $26.00/30min lesson.

Mark Herrera - Piano - Intermediate music lessons in Markham

Mark Herrera (Piano - Intermediate) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Pianist, composer, and educator Mark Herrera has been performing actively in the Toronto area for 12 years. In 2011, he received a Master's Degree in Composition from York University. He has performed at many of the major Jazz festivals in Ontario, such as the Beaches Jazz Festival, Markham Jazz festival, Orangeville Jazz Festival, and the Toronto Jazz Festival. Aside from jazz, he's also known as the musical director for Toronto based hip-hop duo The Airplane Boys. In 2012, they performed at The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival in Los Angeles, and the Osheaga Festival in Montreal. Mark is also currently studying at the Royal Conservatory of Music under Monica Gaylord where he is preparing for a program featuring the works of Frederic Chopin.

Mark's rate is $27.00/30min lesson.

Mike McClelland - Drum Set - InPerson Lessons Available music lessons in Markham

Mike McClelland (Drum Set - InPerson Lessons Available) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Mike has over 35 years of professional teaching experience around Markham. He has a wealth of performance experience including the Downtown Jazz Festivals in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Montreux, Switzerland. Mike has performed with renowned artists Bob Fenton, Doug Riley, Shirley Eikhard, Bill Grove, Tommy Ambrose,and Salome Bey. He is an active member of the band Largely Unknown along with Don Thompson and Kathy Moses. Being well versed in all genres, Mike is able to teach basic to advanced percussion rudiments and techniques and is well known for making lessons enjoyable and fun.

Mike's rate is $27.00/30min lesson.

Nigel Maynard - Drum Set music lessons in Markham

Nigel Maynard (Drum Set) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Nigel completed the Jazz Studies program at Humber College and has an extensive teaching and touring background of over 10 years. He has experience working with advanced students for College and University audition preparation, assisting drummers to prepare for touring opportunities, and also enjoys working with beginners and hobbyists. Nigel is passionate about teaching lessons in all styles including Rock, Funk, Jazz, Gospel, Fusion, Calypso, Reggae, Ska, Latin, African/Congolese,and Contemporary. As a teacher, he aims to inspire students and have them understand music as a form of art and expression.

Nigel's rate is $27.00/30 min lesson.

Noah Leibel - Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Ukulele, Mandolin music lessons in Markham

Noah Leibel (Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Ukulele, Mandolin) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Noah holds a Masters in Music from the University of Toledo in jazz performance, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University, a performance certificate from the Musicians Institute in California and also is an OCT certified teacher currently teaching for the York Region District School Board. Noah plays a wide variety of musical styles including Jazz, Blues, Country, Bluegrass, and Funk. Noah gives lessons for Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin and Ukulele. He can be heard performing around Markham and the GTA at Corporate events in a variety of bands.

Noah's rate is $28.00/30min lesson.

Paul Buchinger - Guitar, Theory, Ukulele - InPerson Lessons Available music lessons in Markham

Paul Buchinger (Guitar, Theory, Ukulele - InPerson Lessons Available) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Paul has been teaching guitar lessons around Markham for over 14 years. With a patient and enthusiastic attitude towards teaching, he has assisted students of all ages, levels, and styles and inspires students with methods for proper technique and theory reading in Jazz, Rock, and Funk. For the past few years Paul has taught students with materials suitable for just-for-playing, gigs, and theory.

Paul's rate is $28.00/30min lesson.

Sandra Angers - Voice music lessons in Markham

Sandra Angers (Voice) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Sandra has been teaching vocals since 2000. She has trained a number of Canadian artists for tours and special performances. She is a graduate of the vocal performance program from the Lionel-Groulx College in Montreal and has done extensive training in musical theatre. Sandra owned a music school in Montreal for 5 years before to moving closer to the Markham area. Sandra gives lessons in both English and French and in numerous genres including Pop, Disney, Musicals, and Classical.

Sandra's rate is $27.00/30min lesson.

Tiffanie Samuels - Piano, Voice - InPerson Lessons Available music lessons in Markham

Tiffanie Samuels (Piano, Voice - InPerson Lessons Available) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Tiffanie is a versatile singer and pianist who recently completed a Master of Music in Voice Performance at the University of Toronto. A graduate of Western University’s Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance with her Grade 10 Piano accreditation from RCM, she has been studying and exploring music her whole life. Tiffanie also considers herself to be a “crossover artist.” Along with playing Gospel keys and singing at her church, she enjoys exploring Jazz, Blues, Pop/R&B, and Musical Theatre. The past few years of teaching have inspired Tiffanie to strive to help musicians develop a greater appreciation for music. Using a wide range of genres and repertoire, she loves helping students achieve goals and improve fundamental skills by inspiring curiosity, creativity, perseverance, and confidence. Outside of teaching, Tiffanie is a swimmer, a dancer, and a former camp counsellor, and loves to employ movement and fun into all her lessons!

Tiffanie's rate is $25.00/30min lesson

Tim Gittens - Drum Set - InPerson Lessons Available music lessons in Markham

Tim Gittens (Drum Set - InPerson Lessons Available) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

A graduate of Humber College's Jazz Studies program, Tim has been a clinician and educator for almost 30 years, including being a part-time faculty at Metalworks Institute of Performance and Technology. He teaches lessons in rock, pop, jazz, country, blues, and reggae, making all within easy reach for his students. Tim maintains a busy gig schedule to make sure his skills are up to date. He has lent his talents to dozens of performers of nearly every genre: Blues Hall of Fame performers Shakura, S'Aida and Frank Cosentino, Juno nominees Divine Brown and Melanie Durrant, smooth jazz acts The Cates Fomin Project and The Night Porters, Motown session master Leroy Emmanuel, Funk tour de force Jerome Tucker Band, indie rockers Affinity and Bernadette Connors, The Hitmen Drumline, and various tribute acts: FMJ (Foreigner Meets Journey), Simply The Best (Tina Turner Tribute), Jimi Hendrix tribute artist Toney 'Wild T' Springer, Prince tribute The Funk Frequency, as well as several shows with Classic Albums Live. Throughout all of this, there have been all manner of studio and live gigs from local pubs to Massey Hall, cruise ships to festival stages, weddings, conventions, and almost anywhere music is made. Tim endorses Mapex Drums, Los Cabos Drumsticks, and Evans drumheads.

Tim's rate is $27.00/30min lesson.

Vasco Alphonso - Piano, Violin - InPerson Lessons Available music lessons in Markham

Vasco Alphonso (Piano, Violin - InPerson Lessons Available) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Vasco has been giving piano and violin lessons for over 30 years in the Markham Area. He works with students of all levels and styles, and prepares them for Suzuki as well as Royal Conservatory exams. After receiving his Performers Certification in Piano & Violin, Vasco has proceeded to teach and perform music of all genres including Jazz, Pop, R&B, Soul, Rock and Roll, Big Band, Dance, Classical, Gospel, and Folk.

Vasco's rate is $26.00/30min lesson.

Wilfrid Lee - Brass music lessons in Markham

Wilfrid Lee (Brass) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

With an undergraduate degree from McGill University, Wilfrid has extensive performing experience participating in L'orchestra Francophone Canadian, Toronto Wind Ensemble, North Bay Symphony and the Red Brass Quintet and can also be heard on various albums ranging from folk, classical to pop genres. Wilfrid currently gives brass lessons in the Markham area, but his teaching experience stems back to 2001 conducting brass clinics and educating students from the elementary to university level. His students have gone on to pursue further musical endeavors such as university education and involvement in various orchestras.

Wilfrid's rate is $26.00/30min lesson