Ottawa

Music Lesson Centre

Lesson Centre Locations > Ontario > Ottawa

Contact Form
1193 Hunt Club Road
Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 8S4
Lesson Centre:Phone or Text (613) 521-0917
Store Phone: (613) 521-5909
Fax: (613) 521-5790

Lesson Centre Email: ottawalessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: ottawa@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
For information about which teachers are offering in-store lessons, please call /text us at 613 521-0917 or email us at [email protected]

Regular hours:
Monday: 1:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

This Location Offers:

Online Lessons

All Lessons

Private Lessons

Group Lessons

Rock skool

Drum workshop

Choir workshop

Classical guitar workshop

Our Teachers:

Brady Leafloor (Online Lessons Only) - Woodwinds, Theory music lessons in Ottawa

Brady Leafloor (Online Lessons Only) (Woodwinds, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Brady has been playing since 1997, starting as a saxophonist and then expanding to other woodwinds. He is a Carleton University Bachelor of Music program graduate, where he studied jazz performance under Mike Tremblay. Brady has taught one-on-one lessons and full bands, with students ranging from 6 years old to long retired. He specializes in jazz and popular music styles, and is an active member of the music scene, playing with rock, soul and reggae bands, and various other jazz and popular music groups. Lessons have a strong focus on combining theory and reading skills with aural training and encouraging students to pick up simple tunes by ear. Other topics include improvisation, instrument knowledge, and fundamentals of both group and solo performance. Brady has taught casual players to serious students and those preparing for auditions for bands and school programs. His rate per half hour private lesson is $25.

Bryan Valeriani (Online Lessons Only) - Drums music lessons in Ottawa

Bryan Valeriani (Online Lessons Only) (Drums) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Bryan has been playing drums since 1982 and teaching since 1995. He has played everything from jazz to heavy metal. Bryan performs regularly with his Latin jazz trio and is a member of the Brian Eagles Band. He has recorded and performed with many groups, most notably with Juno nominated singer/songwriter Kathleen Edwards. Bryan has studied at the world-renowned Drummers Collective in New York City with a grant awarded from the Ontario Arts Council. He has also studied with Jim Chapin, Kim Plainfield, Magella Cormier and Joel Rosenblatt. Bryan has taught for the Carleton University Bachelor of Music program and is a member of both the Vic Firth Education Team and the Hudson Music Teacher Integration Program. His curriculum covers the complete range of drumset techniques and concepts from the key fundamentals to advanced studies. For more on Bryan you can visit: www.drumhead.ca His rate per half hour private lesson is $27.

Chestan Tam - Piano, Theory, Composition music lessons in Ottawa

Chestan Tam (Piano, Theory, Composition) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Chestan Tam is a classically trained pianist and recent graduate from the University of Toronto, holding a Bachelor of Music with piano and a minor in composition, under the mentorship of Larysa Kuzmenko and Alexander Rapoport. Beginning his musical training at a very young age, Chestan received his Grade 10 RCM Certification in piano in 2012, and has won numerous awards at the Kiwanis Music Festival over the years. Chestan also has a background in traditional Chinese music, having studied the Chinese hammer dulcimer with Anna Guo of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Although Chestan is classically trained, he enjoys playing music of all genres, and publishes arrangements of popular music on the piano online as a hobby. His rate per half hour private lesson is $24.

Eileen Chang (Online Lessons Only) - Piano music lessons in Ottawa

Eileen Chang (Online Lessons Only) (Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Eileen has a bachelor of music in piano performance from the University of Saskatchewan. She has been teaching piano since the late 90’s, and she teaches all levels of classical piano and popular music. She believes in exploring and developing each student’s strengths in each lesson and gradually expanding their repertoire and comfort zone, eventually setting higher goals to reach their full potential. Her rate per half hour private lesson is $25.

Gabriela Ruiz - Cello, Violin, Viola, Fiddle music lessons in Ottawa

Gabriela Ruiz (Cello, Violin, Viola, Fiddle) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Gabriela has a Master’s Degree in Cello Performance from the University of Ottawa, where she studied cello with Paul Marleyn, as well as an Orchestral Certificate Diploma under David Currie. She has been active as a teacher and performer since 1997 and is also a Certified Suzuki Teacher. Gabriela focuses much of her performing in the classical genre but has also participated in other events such as rock concerts, Video Games Live and recently in the orchestra for “La Machine”. She teaches both Suzuki and RCM methods for violin, viola and cello. Her rate per half hour private lesson is $28 (English or Spanish).

Harrison Singer - Guitar, Bass, Theory music lessons in Ottawa

Harrison Singer (Guitar, Bass, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Harrison is a bassist, guitarist and composer with a Bachelor of Music from Carleton University. He is a part of many musical projects across Ottawa in a wide variety of genres such as Jazz, Reggae, Samba, Funk, Rock, Blues. Harrison has been teaching for many years, taking the complicated aspects of music and making them easy to understand and accessible to all ages. He values creativity and encourages the student to find their own unique voice on their instrument. Harrison's personal career has taken him all over Canada including Ottawa festivals such as: Blues Fest, Jazz Fest and the Festival Franco Ontarien. His rate per half hour private lesson is $24.

Henry Bakker - Piano music lessons in Ottawa

Henry Bakker (Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Henry earned his Bachelor of Music from McMaster University and Royal Conservatory ARCT in 1983 and has been teaching piano privately for forty years. He believes it is his job to develop each student’s musical appreciation and abilities by finding their forte and building on it. He is patient and experienced and loves helping students grow into their musical potential. His rate per half-hour lesson is $25.

Julia Kopytova (Online Lessons Only) - Piano music lessons in Ottawa

Julia Kopytova (Online Lessons Only) (Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Julia studied the Classical Russian Piano method and holds a Bachelor of Music in piano performance and pedagogy from the Kyrgyz State Music College in Russia. Having previously taught in Russia, California, and Toronto, Julia has recently relocated to Ottawa. Julia has great communication skills with children and has been teaching them since she was seventeen. With many years of teaching experience, Julia is able to demonstrate and encourage students to strive towards great musicianship and has the capability to support aspiring musicians to learn quickly. Her rate per half-hour private lesson is $23.

Keryll Brown (Online Lessons Only) - Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba music lessons in Ottawa

Keryll Brown (Online Lessons Only) (Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Keryll started taking music lessons at the age of 4 and completed her RCM grade 8 Piano and RCM grade 10 Voice exams before graduating high school. She went on to study Music at Western University (B. Mus.Ed.), majoring in trombone. Keryll is also a recent graduate of Queen’s University’s Faculty of Education (B.Ed) and has moved to Ottawa to pursue her dream of becoming a music teacher. She started teaching private lessons in 2010 and gave brass lessons throughout her studies. Her rate per half-hour private lesson is $24.

Kyle Myrfield (Online Lessons Only) - Flute music lessons in Ottawa

Kyle Myrfield (Online Lessons Only) (Flute) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Kyle is an active private flute instructor and orchestral and chamber ensemble flutist based in Ottawa, Ontario. Originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Kyle completed his Bachelor of Music Honours in Performance at the University of Saskatchewan studying under Randi Nelson. Currently, he is working towards his Master of Music in Performance at the University of Ottawa under the tutelage of Camille Churchfield. In September 2018, Kyle won the position of Acting Second Flute and Piccolo for the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra for the 2018-2019 season. A dedicated performer, Kyle has attended multiple summer music festivals, including Orford Music Festival and The Consummate Flutist, and has performed in master classes led by Leone Buyse, Alberto Almarza, Soo-Kyung Park, Joanna G’Froerer, Susan Hoeppner, and Denis Bluteau. His rate per half-hour private lesson is $23.

Lyndsay Bolden - Voice, Piano music lessons in Ottawa

Lyndsay Bolden (Voice, Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Lyndsay received her BA in music composition from Campbell University in North Carolina. She completed her undergraduate degree with voice as her primary instrument, but has also played piano for over twenty years. She has sung in various choirs over the last ten years, and has even had several of her own compositions performed. As a teacher, she is passionate about students developing an appreciation for every aspect of making music. Her rate per half-hour private lesson is $24.

Manny Makris - Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in Ottawa

Manny Makris (Guitar, Ukulele) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Manny has been playing live since 1991 and teaching since 1995. He was the winner of the 1997 Blues Guitar Riff-Off at age 19 and was nominated Best Blues Band at the Doheny Blues Society in California in 1999 and the Maple Blues Awards in 2000. He has played many major blues festivals in Ottawa and New York and has shared the stage with blues legends Otis Rush, Kid Ramos (The Fabulous Thunderbirds) and Dan Aykroyd. Manny has played in several different blues and rockabilly bands over the years. He is comfortable teaching students of all levels, especially those that are interested in lead and rhythm guitar. Specializing in Blues, Country, Rockabilly, Rock and Roll and Surf, his rate per half hour private lesson is $26.

Mark Wilson - Drums music lessons in Ottawa

Mark Wilson (Drums) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Mark is a professional drummer who has been teaching for 20 years. Having completed the Performance program at Humber College, Mark has toured across Canada and in Europe, has recorded drums on many albums for a variety of artists, and performs regularly with Ottawa’s Junkyard Symphony. He can teach all styles at all levels and specializes in teaching brand new students young or old. His rate per half-hour private lesson is $24.

Reiko Lokker - Violin music lessons in Ottawa

Reiko Lokker (Violin) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Reiko is a graduate of Carleton University with a Master of Arts in Religion and Public Life. She has been playing violin since the age of five and has performed with several ensembles and orchestras across Kitchener-Waterloo, Ottawa, and Tokyo. She is a member of 234 Strings, an Ottawa-based trio. She had her NAC debut in 2015 with the Carleton Orchestra in collaboration with the Beijing Conservatory of Music. Her rate per half-hour private lesson is $24.

Zach Reid - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele music lessons in Ottawa

Zach Reid (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Zach has been playing guitar since 2000. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Philosphy from the University of Guelph where he specialized in classical guitar under the tutelage of Bruce French. Zach also has a diploma in Recording Arts from the Toronto Film School with recording credits to his name as a player and engineer. Initially finding passion in writing, recording and performing as a punk rock guitarist, his broad experience allows him to pull from many creative mediums to help each student learn in their own unique way. His rate per half hour private lesson is $25 (English or French).