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2777 Steeles Ave W
North York, Ontario, M3J 3K5
Lesson Centre: Phone or Text (416) 514-1109
Store Phone: (416) 663-8612
Fax: (416) 663-8683

Lesson Centre Email: steeleslessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: steeles@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
Monday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Our Teachers:

Andrew Kay - Saxophone, Clarinet, Woodwinds music lessons in North York

Andrew Kay (Saxophone, Clarinet, Woodwinds)

B.A.
Andrew is a versatile musician and artist from Toronto, Canada performing music ranging from Indo-Jazz, World Music and Indian Classical Raga Music to Contemporary Jazz and Improvised Music. He is among one of the first musicians to perform Indian Classical music on the Alto Saxophone. He is a seasoned performer through numerous feature concerts around the globe with maestros and is the co-leader of many successful creative musical projects. Andrew also teaches lessons on flute and clarinet. His rate is $23/half hour.

Andrew Scott - Drum Set, Percussion music lessons in North York

Andrew Scott (Drum Set, Percussion)

B.A. Mus. (Jazz)
Andrew Scott graduated from the University of North Texas with a undergraduate degree in Jazz Studies in 2014 . He has over ten years teaching and playing experience. Performances of note include playing on the field of Dallas Cowboys Stadium and performing/recording with Hannah Kirby, semi-finalist of Season 8 on “The Voice.”
Andrew's rate is $24/30min

Dallas Chorley - Voice, Piano music lessons in North York

Dallas Chorley (Voice, Piano)

Dallas is a recent graduate from the Master of Music programme in Voice Performance at the University of Toronto. A versatile performer, Dallas enjoys singing many styles of music including classical, sacred, musical theatre and pop. Throughout this exploration of genres, she has developed an appreciation for all music and is able to teach students of all ages in whatever style they feel most passionate about.
Dallas' rate is $23/30 min.

Demetrios Petsalakis - Guitar music lessons in North York

Demetrios Petsalakis (Guitar)

B.F.A., M. Mus.
Demetrios has been studying music for most of his life, completing grade 8 piano, theory rudiments I-III, harmony I-III and spent 7 years learning the bouzouki. Currently he is performing at venues in the GTA and across Canada. He has been teaching for over 7 years. Demetrios' lesson rate is $25/half hour.

Denise Wright - Piano, Violin, Viola, Voice, Theory music lessons in North York

Denise Wright (Piano, Violin, Viola, Voice, Theory)

RCM 8 Piano & Violin, RCM Advanced Rudiments
Denise started learning the violin at 5 years old and is currently studying classical, jazz, and folk violin at York University. A multi-instrumentalist she has also studied piano, vocal, flute, viola, cello and guitar. She has played in the Mississauga Youth Orchestra, York University symphony orchestra and is currently a member of Brampton's Rose Orchestra. Denise's lesson rate is $23/half hour

Galen Pelley - Drum Set, Percussion, Piano, Song Writing music lessons in North York

Galen Pelley (Drum Set, Percussion, Piano, Song Writing)

Galen is a drummer, pianist, and singer songwriter from Halifax, NS. He moved to Toronto in 2005 to attend Humber College. After having spent many years studying and teaching, he took his skills all over the world, touring and performing extensively with some of the biggest names in Canada and the US.
Galen's rate is $24/30 min.

Harry Rollo - Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn music lessons in North York

Harry Rollo (Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn)

B. Mus.
Harry Rollo is a freelance trumpet player and music educator located in Toronto, Ontario. He has performed with various groups around the GTHA, in various styles, from gospel choir to orchestral music. Harry graduated from the University of Toronto in 2018 with a degree in Trumpet Performance. He has been a staff member at the National Music Camp of Canada and also teaches privately.
Harry’s rate is $24/30 minutes.

Ivan Chu - Cello, Strings music lessons in North York

Ivan Chu (Cello, Strings)

Ivan is completing his B.A. in Fine Arts at York University for cello performance. He performs with the York Symphony Orchestra, Tales of Harmonia, and hosts cello clinics through the TDSB. Suzuki trained, Ivan works with all ages, and introduces new ideas to his students while helping to develop good practice habits. Ivan's lesson rate is $25/half hour.

Julie Westover - Piano, Theory music lessons in North York

Julie Westover (Piano, Theory)

ARCT Teacher/Performer, Julie has been teaching piano since the age of 13 and has been teaching with us at our Music Lesson Centre since it opened in 2005. She has prepared students for all types of performances, competitions and exams with much success. Julie's lesson rate is $25/half hour.

Kenneth McDonald - Guitar, Bass guitar, Upright bass music lessons in North York

Kenneth McDonald (Guitar, Bass guitar, Upright bass)

B.F.A., M.A.
Ken is a hard hitting bassist and a well-rounded guitarist who has been teaching with us since 2007. Ken earned his degrees at York University and plays in a number of genres with a variety of local and national acts.He has performed at many jazz festivals in the region and frequently with doom metal giants Irn. Ken's lesson rate is $26/half hour.

Lada Lagover - Piano, Theory music lessons in North York

Lada Lagover (Piano, Theory)

B.F.A., ARCT
Lada has been teaching piano and theory for over 10 years, and is active in preparing students for competitions and exams where her students have excelled in receiving 1st place and marks of over 90%. She coaches singers and performs in collaborative string ensembles. Lada's lesson rate is $25/half hour.

Lindsay Jones - Guitar music lessons in North York

Lindsay Jones (Guitar)

B. Mus., M.A.
With ten years of guitar teaching experience, Lindsay is a seasoned music educator. She frequently performs as a soloist or accompanist in addition to conducting the Guitar Society of Toronto's community orchestra. She is currently pursuing a PhD in musicology at the University of Toronto. Lindsay's lesson rate is $25/half hour.

Mark Patterson - Guitar music lessons in North York

Mark Patterson (Guitar)

Mark has been performing and composing for a number of years. He has had the opportunity to perform with Martin Short, Paul Shaffer, Salome Bey, Deborah Cox, Billy Ray Cyrus, Burton Cummings, Roger Hodgson, Ashley MacIssac, DK Ibomeka, Divine Brown, Keshia Chante, Ron Sexsmith, Jacksoul and has toured extensively through Europe. Mark is also a studio musician and has performed at numerous Festivals and for Television shows. Mark's lesson rate is $27/half hour.

Matt Elder - Guitar, Bass guitar music lessons in North York

Matt Elder (Guitar, Bass guitar)

Matt has been teaching guitar and bass at our location since 2009 with much success. His talents span many genres, from country to hard rock, and include songwriting for various bands. Matt strives to balance his lessons with playing and theory while at the same time instilling new techniques and a passion for learning. Matt's lesson rate is $25/half hour.

Ran Jiang - Piano, Theory music lessons in North York

Ran Jiang (Piano, Theory)

Ran Jiang completed her Master’s degree in Music Education at Western University. As an RCM certified piano teacher, the member of Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association (ORMTA), and the founder of Piano Gamification, Ran believes that teaching piano is all about bringing students to the enjoyment of music and making achievements. While teaching piano, Ran is also a solfeggio and theory instructor. Her students have won multiple prizes in the piano competitions internationally, and were often recognized as “well-rounded, amazing and impressive musicians".
Ran's rate is $23/half hour.

Raymond Billiald - Piano, Voice music lessons in North York

Raymond Billiald (Piano, Voice)

B.F.A.
Specialized Honours Music.A graduate of York University's BFA music program, Raymond is a highly adaptive performer and teacher. He began his musical studies through RCM where he completed his grade 8 voice and piano certifications as well as advanced rudimentary theory. Performing in many capacities as a singer, pianist, accompanist, harpsichordist, and musical director, Raymond has learned to adapt to many performance situations and has over 8 years of performance experience. As a teacher Raymond has worked as a vocal coach, studio accompanist, voice teacher and piano instructor for all ages and skill levels. Raymond's rate is 23$/30min lesson

Rich DaSilva - Drum Set, Percussion music lessons in North York

Rich DaSilva (Drum Set, Percussion)

Rich was nominated for the 2016 Canadian Country Music Drummer of the Year. He graduated Humber College in 2011 and since then has toured internationally from North America all the way to Asia. He has studied and teaches; Rock, Pop, Jazz, Latin, Country, Snare Drum Etudes,Technique, Reading, Tuning, Djembe, Congas, Bongos and many other percussion instruments. Rich teaches beginners to pros and can prep for High School and College/University music programs. Rich's lesson rate is $25/half hour.

Robert Taylor - Guitar, Banjo music lessons in North York

Robert Taylor (Guitar, Banjo)

B.A. Mus., M. Mus. Robert is a guitarist, banjo player, and composer with over 20 years of teaching experience. Some notable achievements in Robert’s career include winning the Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Championship and touring internationally as a recording artist. Robert’s music has also been performed by the Canadian Brass, has appeared on CBC Radio 2, and has been featured in multiple film soundtracks. Robert’s lesson rate is $24/half hour.

Tanya Thompson - Piano, Voice music lessons in North York

Tanya Thompson (Piano, Voice)

Hon. B.A.
Tanya is an alumnus of the University of Toronto's prestiguious Bachelor of Muisc in Performance program, where she studied under the renowned Mary Morrison. Tanya incorporates her extensive classical training and performing experience into her lessons, giving students an in-depth understanding of music. Her rate is 24$/30min lesson

Tase Stojanoski - Violin, Piano, Strings music lessons in North York

Tase Stojanoski (Violin, Piano, Strings)

B.A. Mus.
Tase earned his degree from the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and is registered with the RCM. For more than 15 years Tase was a Concert Master for the Macedonian National Opera Orchestra and collaborated with a number of Ontario orchestras and bands. His repertoire includes: classical, pop, jazz and folk. He inspires his students and personalizes lessons to the student's needs. Tase's lesson rate is $25/half hour.

Yeganeh Sotudehnia - Violin,Viola,Strings music lessons in North York

Yeganeh Sotudehnia (Violin,Viola,Strings)

Yeganeh completed her Specialized B.F.A in violin performance at York University and has first-hand experience in teaching methods suitable for young children, including Orff and Kodaly. In addition to playing as concertmaster in the York University Orchestra, Yeganeh has been a member of several ensembles, including Koffler Orchestra and more recently, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.
Yeganeh's rate is $24/30 min.