St. Catharines

Music Lesson Centre

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20 Grote Street
St. Catharines, Ontario, L2N 2E7
Lesson Centre:Phone or Text (905) 684-3316
Store Phone: (905) 684-2961
Fax: (905) 684-6160

Lesson Centre Email: stcatharineslessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: stcatharines@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
Monday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm
Thursday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Our Teachers:

Brooke Porter - Piano, Voice music lessons in St. Catharines

Brooke Porter (Piano, Voice) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Brooke Porter is a music therapist, registered psychotherapist (qualifying), and a music educator, teaching voice and piano lessons. She has received a Bachelor of Music with an Honours Specialization in Music Education from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University. She believes in fostering students’ self-esteem and self-efficacy to nurture an intrinsic motivation for making music.

Brooke teaches Mondays and Thursdays and her rate is $23.00/half-hour private lesson.

Brooke Wiens - Piano, Theory music lessons in St. Catharines

Brooke Wiens (Piano, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Brooke Wiens is a classically trained pianist with a Grade 10 Royal Conservatory level. She holds a B.Ed. degree as a music specialist from the University of Alberta as well a Master of Education degree in Administration and Leadership from Brock University. Studying in Hungary at the Kodaly Institute, Brooke has training and experience using Kodaly and Orff pedagogy methods in both the classroom and private piano instruction. Brooke currently works at the District School of Niagara and is a mother to three beautiful children.

Brooke teaches Mondays and her rate is 23 per ½ hour lesson.

Chris Eakins - Drums, Hand Percussion music lessons in St. Catharines

Chris Eakins (Drums, Hand Percussion) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Chris Eakins is a professional Toronto/Niagara based percussionist and music educator who comes to us with over 15 years experience teaching students of all ages both privately and within the public school system. Chris teaches a wide range of percussive instruments including the Drum Kit, Indian Tablas, West African Djembe and Dun Dun, and Irish Bodhran. Chris has played in numerous bands and shared the stage with musicians like Feist, Broken Social Scene, The Weather Station, Ron Sexsmith, and once he unexpectedly opened up for Paul McCartney! Chris loves seeing the joy of the ah-ha moments children and adults get when they translate their own imaginative sounds into music in a collaborative space.

Chris teaches on Saturdays and his rate is $23.00/half-hour private lesson.

Cooper Hannahson - Drums, Hand Percussion music lessons in St. Catharines

Cooper Hannahson (Drums, Hand Percussion) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Cooper Hannahson has played both standard drum set as well as auxiliary percussion at a professional level, gathering considerable experience and a strong reputation. Cooper is a graduate of Mohawk College's Applied Contemporary Music program in performance, and has toured with heavyweight Canadian funk staple My Son the Hurricane, as well as playing alongside Juno rapper nominee D-Sisive and acclaimed Canadian jazz pianist Adrean Farrugia. ​Cooper is currently residing in his hometown of St. Catharines.

Cooper teaches Monday-Thursday and his rate is $22.00/half-hour private lesson.

Daniela Cruz - Violin, Viola, Theory music lessons in St. Catharines

Daniela Cruz (Violin, Viola, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Daniela Cruz is a professional music educator, violist and violinist. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Master of Music-String Pedagogy, Daniela comes to us with over 10+ years of teaching experience. Other education includes degrees from Valdosta State University, in the USA; and from Faculdade Santa Marcelina, in Brazil. Daniela is also a Suzuki Registered violin teacher. She believes her role as a music educator is to encourage students' self-expression and creativity in a way that will help every student achieve their full potential and success in the experience of learning and making music.

Daniela teaches Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Her rate is $23.00/half-hour private lesson.

David Brideau - Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, Brass, Theory music lessons in St. Catharines

David Brideau (Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, Brass, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

David Brideau is an award-winning guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who has performed all over the Niagara and GTA, including the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Supercrawl and the Brantford International Jazzfest. He studied at Mohawk College, obtained his Honours Music Degree with distinction at McMaster University and recently a Bachelor of Education at York University. While his expertise lies in Jazz, Rock and Heavy Metal, he has studied, played, and taught a wide variety of genres over the years. David has experience teaching and playing guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, and flute as well as theory lessons.

David teaches Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays and his rate is 23 per ½ hour lesson.

Jadwiga Pomorski - Violin music lessons in St. Catharines

Jadwiga Pomorski (Violin) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Jadwiga has been teaching for over 30 years, and is a regular performer with the Niagara Symphony.

Mrs. Pomorski is with us on Mondays, her rate is $22.00/half-hour private lesson.

Jordan Alexander - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Theory music lessons in St. Catharines

Jordan Alexander (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Jordan has over 15 years’ experience as a guitarist and bassist, and over 5 years’ experience teaching guitar and bass. Prior to teaching, Jordan facilitated workshops and camps focused on musical performance. He has toured throughout Ontario and also has experience working in audio engineering and studio production. Jordan prioritizes helping students set tangible goals and push past their musical boundaries with exciting and engaging lessons.


Jordan is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday for lessons. His rate is $22.00/half-hour private lesson.

Kyle Luciani - Voice, Saxophone music lessons in St. Catharines

Kyle Luciani (Voice, Saxophone) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Kyle Luciani has a B.A. Hon. in Music from Brock University. He has been singing and performing for over 15 years. He has played rock, pop, and many styles in between in a number of bands and groups. Kyle has also performed classical vocal music in recitals, choirs, and competitions. He has traveled professionally throughout Canada as a lead singer and keyboard player. Kyle also plays the saxophone as a community member of the Brock University Wind Ensemble. With experience performing various styles of music, Kyle is here to help students of all levels find their voice.

Kyle is available Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, his rate is $22.00/half-hour private lesson.

Marco Bressette - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Audio Engineering, Theory music lessons in St. Catharines

Marco Bressette (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Audio Engineering, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Marco Bressette is a guitar player and audio engineer who has been teaching for over 15 years and playing music even longer. During this time he has traveled North America and Europe playing in Heavy Metal bands while recording and releasing music along the way. Aside from performing and recording, Marco has taught music lessons to students of all ages and skill levels in Guitar, Audio Engineering, and Theory. He is also a graduate of the Mohawk College Music program.

Marco teaches Monday-Thursday and his rate is $22.00/half-hour private lesson.