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36 King Street N
Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 2W8
Lesson Centre: Phone or Text (519) 885-8323
Store Phone: (519) 885-4215
Fax: (519) 885-5669

Lesson Centre Email: waterloolessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: waterloo@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
Monday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday: CLOSED
Christopher Hull - coordinator of the music lessons in Waterloo

Christopher Hull

Percussionist and drummer Christopher Hull holds a Bachelor of Music from Wilfrid Laurier
University, a Master of Music in Percussion Performance from the University of Alaska
Fairbanks, and a certificate from the Darmasiswa Cultural Scholarship program (Bali, Indonesia). He has worked with bands and orchestras across Southern Ontario, the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Until taking over as the Lesson Coordinator at L&M Waterloo, Chris was a private instructor. His passion for music education is put to good use here in the Lesson Centre, and he looks forward to finding a suitable teacher for you or your child.

Our Teachers:

Alex Showdra - Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Voice music lessons in Waterloo

Alex Showdra (Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Voice) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Alex Showdra is a guitarist, banjoist, singer, teacher and songwriter that performs a variety of musical styles and genres. Primarily a guitarist, Showdra performs regularly in Southern Ontario as a soloist, bandleader, and sideman in projects ranging from jazz combos, musicals, rock bands, chamber music, and his own singer-songwriter material. As an alumnus of Wilfrid Laurier University, Showdra has had many opportunities to explore a multitude of musical styles. Being a proactive person, Showdra is always eager to tackle more projects and continue to develop his musical and teaching skills so he can help foster music in his communities. His rate is $26.00 per half an hour lesson.

Amanda Turner - Piano, Theory music lessons in Waterloo

Amanda Turner (Piano, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Amanda specializes in teaching young beginners. She enjoys preparing students for RCM exams or casual enjoyment. Amanda has completed her Grade 10 RCM 10 piano and continues to study Piano Pedagogy. Ear training and improvisation are introduced from the very first lesson. Her rate is $25 per half-hour lesson.

Chris Woroch - Drums music lessons in Waterloo

Chris Woroch (Drums) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Chris has been teaching drums for 30 years in a variety of settings and locations. He has studied with Gary Tomlin, Jim Blackley, Paul Delong and Ric Gratton. Over the last 50 years Chris has played in numerous musical settings, including radio, television, concerts and clubs, recording and church worship conferences and services. During that time he has worked with some of the premier Canadian musicians such as Bernie LaBarge, Bill Dillon, Kevin Rammessar, Dave Thompson, Mike Janzen and Mark McIntyre. “ My philosophy is simple. I teach people to play drums so that they may experience the challenges and joys of making music with other musicians.”
Chris' rate is $25.00 per half hour.

Daniel Jancar - Saxophone,  Flute, Clarinet music lessons in Waterloo

Daniel Jancar (Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Daniel is a woodwinds instructor and a graduate of the Etobicoke School of the Arts (music major). Dan is a regular performer and has played at many events including the Kitchener Blues Festival. He has recorded with bands like, "Milky Whites" and "The Bluesmen", as well as with his current band, "Fog Blues and Brass Band". Dan also has a background studying with the Royal Conservatory of Music. Dan has studied with multiple saxophonists, flutists and clarinetist privately in the past. His rate is $25.00/half-hour private lesson.

Dave Menard - Drums music lessons in Waterloo

Dave Menard (Drums) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Dave Menard is a graduate of Humber College and has extensive experience performing drums in theatres, cruise ships, clubs and with his band. Dave has a Diploma in Audio and TV Broadcasting and was the winner of the CTV Award for Proficiency in Broadcast Technical Operations. His rate is $25.50/half-hour private lesson.

Don McDougall - Drums music lessons in Waterloo

Don McDougall (Drums) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Don is a professional percussionist with over 30 years teaching experience. He has a Diploma of Music from Humber College and diverse experience in live performance, having performed all over the world - concerts, tours, clubs, and musicals. He has extensive recording studio experience and has produced or co-produced numerous albums. Don was Assistant Music Director of the Ceremonial Band of the Waterloo Regional Police Service for 6 years. In addition to conducting and performing with both the concert and marching bands, he also ran the drum line, including drills and choreography. He is well regarded for his diversity and skills, his broad perspective of music, and his upbeat, creative, and positive teaching style. Don's rate is $26.00/half-hour private lesson.

Dylan Knight - Guitar, Bass, Theory, Beginner Piano music lessons in Waterloo

Dylan Knight (Guitar, Bass, Theory, Beginner Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Born in Waterloo, Dylan has been playing guitar, drums and piano for most of his life. He recently graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Music. At Wilfrid Laurier, he rigorously and passionately studied classical guitar with a focus on performance. Dylan enjoys teaching all forms of music, from classical to rock and has been playing for over 16 years. Dylans rate is $25.00/half-hour private lesson.

Emily Grignon - Voice, Songwriting, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in Waterloo

Emily Grignon (Voice, Songwriting, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Emily joined their first choir at the age of 11. They've studied Vocal Performance at the University of Western Ontario and Wilfrid Laurier University. Emily is proficient in both classical, and contemporary vocal techniques and they've been teaching privately since 2012. Their focus is on the individual. Come in, be yourself, and let's see what you can do! Emily's rate is $26.00/half-hour private lesson.

Ivana Quehl - Piano, Theory music lessons in Waterloo

Ivana Quehl (Piano, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Ivana Quehl holds Master and Bachelor of Music degrees in Composition from Wilfrid Laurier University. She teaches piano, composition, improvisation and theory to individuals of all ages. Ivana refines students' technical skill level, which strengthens each student's ability to sight read, play by ear, understand music theory and perform live. Her private lesson rate is $25.00/half-hour private lesson.

J.K. Gulley - Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Dobro music lessons in Waterloo

J.K. Gulley (Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Dobro) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

J.K. Gulley is an award winning, professional musician. J.K. owns his own recording studio and is a SOCAN and CCMA award winner, as well as a Juno nominee. He specializes in finger-style acoustic & electric guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele. J.K.'s rate per half-hour private lesson is $26.00/half-hour private lesson.

Jason Taylor - Guitar music lessons in Waterloo

Jason Taylor (Guitar) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Jason Taylor is an amazing guitar player, song writer, and performer. He teaches students of all ages, from beginners to advanced. Jason specializes in rock, pop and shred guitar styles, as well as music theory. His rate is $25.00/half-hour private lesson.

Joe Orlando - Guitar, Bass, Double Bass music lessons in Waterloo

Joe Orlando (Guitar, Bass, Double Bass) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Joe is a graduate of the Music Program at Mohawk College. He is an active performer and teaches bass and electric guitar. Joe is also an instructor at the University of Guelph School of Fine Arts and Music Department. He has recorded with Latin instrumentalist and international recording artist Johannes Linstead, among other independent artists. Joe's rate is $26.00/half-hour private lesson.

Louisa Kratka - Violin, Fiddle, Theory music lessons in Waterloo

Louisa Kratka (Violin, Fiddle, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Louisa Kratka is a violinist, vocalist & multi-disciplinary artist who studied classical violin beginning with the Suzuki method as a child and then progressed through the Royal Conservatory of Music. She has collaborated with poets and dancers, played in bands, sung with choirs and performed at many festivals and venues. Louisa's rate is $25.00/half-hour private lesson.

Mariette Stephenson - Guitar, Theory music lessons in Waterloo

Mariette Stephenson (Guitar, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Mariette Stephenson holds a Bachelor of Music degree in guitar performance from McMaster University. She received her ARCT from the Royal Conservatory of Music and also a Master of Music degree from the University of Toronto. She teaches guitar to students of all ages, and also offers theory lessons. Mariette's private lesson rate is $26.00/half-hour private lesson.

Mildred Freeman-Rieder - Violin, Viola, Piano, Ukulele, Theory music lessons in Waterloo

Mildred Freeman-Rieder (Violin, Viola, Piano, Ukulele, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Mildred Freeman-Rieder holds a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Education and Master of Music degree from the University Western Ontario. She has performed as a violinist solo and with orchestras and string quartets. Her specialties include classical music and exam preparation, as well as fiddle music. Mildred's rate is $26.00/half-hour private lesson.

Sarina Mizutani - Violin music lessons in Waterloo

Sarina Mizutani (Violin) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Holds a Bachelor of Music from Wilfrid Laurier University in Orchestral Performance and is currently completing a post-graduate diploma in chamber music. Her music education began at the Suzuki String School of Guelph at the age of 4, and she has participated in numerous music festivals such as Orford Musique and Laurier’s Quartetfest. In recent years, she has been involved with many ensembles in the community including Vera Causa Opera and the Kitchener Waterloo Chamber Orchestra. Sarinais also an SAA approved Suzuki violin teacher. Her rate is $25.00/half-hour private lesson.

Shannon Lai - Cello, Piano, Theory music lessons in Waterloo

Shannon Lai (Cello, Piano, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Shannon Lai will complete her BMus in cello performance and Chamber Music Diploma in spring 2021 at Wilfrid Laurier University. In addition, she will complete her training at the Suzuki Strings School of Guelph, certifying her to teach Suzuki books 1-8. Her main interest is string quartet playing and has had the pleasure of playing in music festivals such as QuartetFest and Apple Hill, where she has played with musicians from Canada, the US, Peru, and Israel. She believes in the importance of teaching other genres and encouraging students to explore the music they are truly passionate about. Before making cello her main instrument, Shannon received her Gr. 10 RCM Piano Certificate with First Class Honors.
Shannon’s rate is $25/half-hour lesson.

Tom Steele - Guitar, Bass, Theory music lessons in Waterloo

Tom Steele (Guitar, Bass, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Tom Steele has an Honours Bachelor of Music from Wilfrid Laurier University and won a scholarship to attend the Vancouver Academy. He received a Silver Medal in guitar performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Tom was the Conductor of the Victoria Guitar Orchestra for two years and his rate is $26.00/half-hour private lesson.

Our Group Lessons:

Summer Theory Classes Mildred Freeman-Rieder lessons in Waterloo

Summer Theory Classes (Mildred Freeman-Rieder) Lesson Registration Brochure

Dates: 2020-05-05 to 2020-07-28
Cost: $18 per class

Prep for the Summer RCM level 5 theory exam or just brush up on your theory! Improve your music literacy and have fun!