Markham

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

Lesson Centre Email: markhamlessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: markham@long-mcquade.com

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

This Location Offers:

Online Lessons

All Lessons

Private Lessons

Welcome to the Long & McQuade Lesson Centre in Markham! Please take a moment to view our teachers or click on "Registration Request" in order to begin the registration process and for teacher availability. We offer 30-minute, 1-on-1 private lessons Online and In person for all instruments. Hope to hear from you soon!

Our Teachers:

Aaron Bales - Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele - InPerson Lessons Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays only, Onlines Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays music lessons in Markham

Aaron Bales (Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele - InPerson Lessons Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays only, Onlines Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays) 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 $29.00/30min lesson.

Carlo Bianchini - Guitar - InPerson Lessons Monday to Saturday music lessons in Markham

Carlo Bianchini (Guitar - InPerson Lessons Monday to Saturday) 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 $29.00/30min lesson.

Charis Wong - Voice, Piano - InPerson Lessons Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays music lessons in Markham

Charis Wong (Voice, Piano - InPerson Lessons Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays) 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 $26.00/30min 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 is a RCM certified teacher preparing students of all grades in violin, piano and theory examinations, music competitions and inspiring students in the enjoyment of music.  She is an active member of Ontario College of Teachers where she is licensed to teach students in various school boards across Ontario.  Furthermore, Elaine is a member of Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association and Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Associations which she is licensed to teach and mentor students, specializing in music, to work and earn a music credit as part of the school program.  Elaine holds a Bachelor of Music Honours and post-graduate Diploma in Music Performance from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Education from Brock University in which she advanced her teaching license to teach students who are gifted and with special needs.  Moreover, Elaine holds a certification in Teaching Online Courses from RCM reflecting on effective teaching methods, strategies and resources used to inspire, teach, mentor and assess students to be a well-rounded musicianship in both practical and theoretical aspects, offered in group and/or private lessons setting virtually.  Every year, many of Elaine's students are winners of music competitions and obtain high results from RCM examinations.  Elaine is a songwriter and composes music in various forms on a regular basis.   Besides Elaine's love of music, she also developed an interest in nutrition and has recently been certified for nutrition.

Elaine's rate is $29.00/30min 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 $30.00/30min lesson.

Jade Wan - Piano, Theory - InPerson Lessons Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays music lessons in Markham

Jade Wan (Piano, Theory - InPerson Lessons Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays) 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 $28.00/30min lesson.

James Warren Morris - Woodwinds, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Composition - In Person Lessons Saturdays, Onlines Tuesdays music lessons in Markham

James Warren Morris (Woodwinds, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Composition - In Person Lessons Saturdays, Onlines Tuesdays) 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 $28.00/30min lesson

Joelle Wong - Piano, Vocal - In person Lessons on Friday and Saturday music lessons in Markham

Joelle Wong (Piano, Vocal - In person Lessons on Friday and Saturday) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Joelle Wong earned a bachelor of Music Education at the University of Toronto. She is an
accomplished vocalist and pianist. She has had many years of experience teaching students of
all ages, inspiring them to grow in their love for music. She majored in classical voice during her
studies at U of T, and studied with Jean MacPhail, the founding President of the Ontario Chapter
of NATS. In her first and second year, she had the privilege of studying with renowned mezzo
soprano, Krisztina Szabo.
Under the brilliant tutelage of Dr. Michael Esch, she received her ARCT in piano performance
diploma in 2019. Joelle is a recipient of numerous awards for her outstanding music career both
in voice and piano, including the Reagan Greavette Memorial Award, which is the award for the
most outstanding graduating vocalist in Arts Unionville, the Harald and Jean Bohne Scholarship
and the Northup/ Lawson Scholarship for her academic and musical achievements in her
undergraduate years in the University of Toronto. Joelle also studied cello for 4 years and has
experience playing both in a solo setting and orchestral setting. Besides cello, Joelle has
experience playing the guitar, violin, clarinet and trumpet as part of her training as a music
educator in U of T.
Joelle has also been a member of many choirs, including the prestigious Ontario Youth Choir.
She also enjoys volunteering in music camps and working with young children. She is the
children’s choir director in her local church, and leads and trains the choir.

Joelle's rate is $25.00/30min lesson

Julian Jannetta - Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in Markham

Julian Jannetta (Guitar, Ukulele) 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 $27.00/30min lesson.

Keena Eloise - Voice music lessons in Markham

Keena Eloise (Voice) 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 $29.00/30min lesson.

Kurt McIntosh - Woodwinds, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute - In Person Lessons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays music lessons in Markham

Kurt McIntosh (Woodwinds, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute - In Person Lessons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays) 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 $28.00/30min lesson.

Lucy Iacono - Violin, Viola - In person Lessons  Wednesdays and Saturdays music lessons in Markham

Lucy Iacono (Violin, Viola - In person Lessons Wednesdays and Saturdays) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Lucy has been playing violin for over ten years now, both locally and at corporate events. Her roots stem from Classical Music through the Suzuki Method and fiddle music.
Lucy is now in her final year studying music at York University, where she delves into World Music/Fiddle, Balkan Music, and Jazz. She joined the Glendon Musical Ensemble in her first year and later became the General Manager where she continues to conduct and arrange musical pieces.
She continues to explore many creative ways of looking at and playing the violin!

Lucy's rate is $25.00/30 min lesson

Margaret Heney - Piano, Vocal - InPerson Lessons Mondays and Wednesdays music lessons in Markham

Margaret Heney (Piano, Vocal - InPerson Lessons Mondays and Wednesdays) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Margaret is a graduate of Mount Allison University’s Bachelor of Music program with concentrations in vocal performance and composition. She has taught piano, voice, theory, and Music for Young Children for 10 years, and is active as a freelance Soprano soloist and accompanist. Margaret has been a Church Music director for the past 19 years, and is currently the Music Coordinator at Aurora United Church.  She loves working with students of all ages and abilities, and makes music instruction engaging and enjoyable!

Margaret's rate is $25.00/30min 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 $28.00/30min lesson.

Mathew Zdanowicz - Guitar - InPerson Lessons Mondays to Wednesdays music lessons in Markham

Mathew Zdanowicz (Guitar - InPerson Lessons Mondays to Wednesdays) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Mathew has been teaching guitar lessons for over 20 years. In that time, he has had the privilege to work with many students and instill a love for the guitar. At an early age Mathew showed an interest in playing guitar and soon started lessons. After many years of guitar lessons Mathew joined his first band and through his late teens and early twenties he performed with the band all over southern Ontario and primarily the GTA. The band mostly played original music and worked hard to refine, record and release their first album. Currently Mathew is located in Pickering and has a young family. He continues to enjoy passing on his knowledge and love for the guitar to people of all ages and skill levels.

Mathew's rate is $26.00/30min lesson

Matthew Dass - Drums - In person Lessons Wednesdays and Thursdays music lessons in Markham

Matthew Dass (Drums - In person Lessons Wednesdays and Thursdays) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Matthew is a graduate from Humber College with a Bachelor’s Degree in drum performance as well as a certificate in commercial jazz performance. He has been teaching drums for over 6 years and has been an independent musician for over 10 years. Matthew is an experienced live performer and session musician, having performed in various venues and studios across Ontario. He teaches many styles including, Rock, Pop, Funk, R&B, Jazz, Fusion, Reggae, Ska, Cuban, Brazilian and Afrobeat. Matthew has experience teaching students of all ages and skill levels; from beginners as young as 3 years old to professionals. He has an in-depth knowledge of advanced musical concepts, complex time signatures, advanced improvisation, coordination, hand and foot techniques as well as drum recording techniques. Matthew prides himself on his ability to create individualized lesson plans to suit each student’s needs and learning style, allowing lessons to be fun and engaging while also helping students build a solid foundation in musicality and technical ability.

Matthew's Rate is $28.00/30min lesson

Mike McClelland - Drum Set music lessons in Markham

Mike McClelland (Drum Set) 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 $28.00/30min lesson.

Nigel Maynard - Drum Set - In Person Lessons Mondays to Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays music lessons in Markham

Nigel Maynard (Drum Set - In Person Lessons Mondays to Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) 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 $28.00/30 min lesson.

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

Noah Leibel (Guitar, Bass Guitar, 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 Monday to Thursday and Saturday music lessons in Markham

Paul Buchinger (Guitar, Theory, Ukulele - InPerson Lessons Monday to Thursday and Saturday) 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 $29.00/30min lesson.

Sway Chen - Piano, Voice - In person Lessons Tuesday to Saturday starting Oct 17th music lessons in Markham

Sway Chen (Piano, Voice - In person Lessons Tuesday to Saturday starting Oct 17th) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Sway Chen has been performing professionally internationally in the past 10 years as an opera and musical theater singer. She has achieved ARCT for singing and piano high class honor through RCM. She helped high school student award scholarship in two counties in Florida based on her professional experiences. She plays piano at church bands as well. She also teaches pop music and theory for piano and voice.

Sway's rate is $26.00/30min lesson

Tiffanie Samuels - Piano, Voice - InPerson Lessons Wednesday to Saturday music lessons in Markham

Tiffanie Samuels (Piano, Voice - InPerson Lessons Wednesday to Saturday) 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 Saturday only music lessons in Markham

Tim Gittens (Drum Set - InPerson Lessons Saturday only) 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 $28.00/30min lesson.

Wilfrid Lee - Brass - In persons on Mondays music lessons in Markham

Wilfrid Lee (Brass - In persons on Mondays) 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 $27.00/30min lesson