Waterloo

Music Lesson Centre

Lesson Centre Locations > Ontario > Waterloo

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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: 10:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday: 10:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday: 10:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Our Teachers:

Alex Showdra - Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in Waterloo

Alex Showdra (Guitar, Ukulele) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Alex Showdra is a guitarist, banjoist, singer, teacher and songwriter that performs a variety of musical styles. 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. He 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-hour lesson.

Amanda Turner - Piano, Theory music lessons in Waterloo

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

Amanda has been teaching piano classes full time since 2002. She specializes in teaching beginners of all ages, including young children. She enjoys teaching with a fun, yet logical approach and strives to help students build confident independence as they develop a well-rounded musical foundation. Amanda teaches all of her students relevant theory for their current level to help light the way forward for growth and creativity. She has acquired her RCM Level 10 and is also able to help students prepare for their RCM exams. Amanda also offers exclusive theory lessons. Amanda's rate is $25.00/half-hour lesson.

Amy Scott - Piano, Theory music lessons in Waterloo

Amy Scott (Piano, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Amy has taught piano for over 20 years in this area. She has acquired her RCM Level 10 and her RCM Elementary Piano Pedagogy certificate. She is excited to connect with students of all ages and levels. Amy’s rate is $26.00/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. 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 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 lesson.

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 $26.00/half-hour private lesson.

Dave Menard - Drums music lessons in Waterloo

Dave Menard (Drums) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

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 $27.00/half-hour private lesson.

Derica Scott - Piano, Vocals, Theory music lessons in Waterloo

Derica Scott (Piano, Vocals, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Derica Scott is an accomplished pianist currently studying at Wilfrid Laurier University in the history, critical analysis, and theory department. She has a decade of experience teaching piano and voice of all ages and styles. She has also added intermediate acoustic guitar to her teaching repertoire as well. Her most recent accomplishments are her accolades in both Royal Conservatory of Music piano performance and theory exams. Previous work experience includes one on one accompanist work with vocalists through the NATS vocal competition and for university juries. Currently, she works with the Guelph Youth Singers providing piano and vocal training for the choir. Derica's rate is $25/half-hour lesson.

Don McDougall - Drums music lessons in Waterloo

Don McDougall (Drums) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Don McDougall 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 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 $28.00/half-hour private lesson.

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

Dylan Knight (Guitar, Bass, Theory, Beginner Piano, Ukulele) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Dylan Knight 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.
Dylan's rate is $27.00/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 $27.00/half-hour private lesson.

Jasmine Thuroo - Voice, Piano, Hand Drums, Ukulele music lessons in Waterloo

Jasmine Thuroo (Voice, Piano, Hand Drums, Ukulele) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Jasmine Thuroo has taught voice and piano to students of all ages for over four years. She is familiar with a broad range of musical styles through competitive dance and theatre performances, as well as her time studying drumming in Ghana, Africa. Jasmine studied music with the Royal Conservatory of Music, The Singer’s Theatre, and Wilfrid Laurier University. Her teaching style is centred around music appreciation, expression, and building authentic connections with her students! Jasmine's rate is $25 per half-hour 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 $30.00/half-hour private lesson.

Judith Souman - Violin, Fiddle, Viola, Theory music lessons in Waterloo

Judith Souman (Violin, Fiddle, Viola, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Judith holds a Bachelor of Music degree in viola performance and music history from Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo), and a Master of Music degree in classical viola from Codarts Conservatory (Rotterdam), and has a wide range of experience in solo, chamber, and orchestral playing. She has taught violin and viola for over ten years and uses her knowledge of the Mimi Zweig, Suzuki, and RCM methods as well as other classical and non-classical resources to work with each student in finding their own approach to music learning and music making. Judith's rate is $27.00/half-hour private lesson.

Julia Russell - Piano, Theory music lessons in Waterloo

Julia Russell (Piano, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Julia has been teaching piano lessons to children and adults of all abilities over the past 10 years. She has acquired her RCM Grade 8 and enjoys learning various styles of music. Julia enjoys spending time in nature with her two dogs and exploring new hiking trails in her spare time. Julia's rate is $25 per half hour 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 $26.00/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 $27.00/half-hour private lesson.

Mike Rajna - Drums music lessons in Waterloo

Mike Rajna (Drums) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Born and raised in Waterloo, Mike was very musically active in high school, playing in several bands and school directed musicals. From there, he went on to complete an Applied Music Diploma from Mohawk College while studying with Kevin Dempsey and Anthony Michelli. While at Mohawk, he also became a member of The Hamilton All-Star Jazz Band led by Dr. Russ Wiel and was fortunate to be a part of a three-week European tour that included shows at the Montreux and Vienne Jazz festivals. After his time at Mohawk, Mike continued his music education with advanced standing at the University of Toronto and graduated from the jazz program in 2016 where he studied with Terry Clarke (C.M.). In addition to teaching privately, he has also taught at National Music Camp and the Grand River Blues Camp. Mike has returned to Waterloo and is an active performer with a variety of different musicians like Matt Weidinger, Chris Latta, Shawn Kellerman, Dylan Wickens and John McKinley. Mike's rate is $25/hour-hour 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 $27.00/half-hour private 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 $28.00/half-hour private lesson.

Tristan Tessari - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Theory music lessons in Waterloo

Tristan Tessari (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Theory) Registration Request
Online Lessons: No

Tristan has a BA in Applied Jazz Guitar from the University of Guelph. While he has devoted a lot of time to Jazz and formal music theory, he remains at heart a true rock and roll guitar player, and primarily performs in the genres of Rock and Popular music.
Tristan has a very open style of teaching and enjoys teaching all age groups. He focuses on the goals of the student and encourages them to pursue their musical passions.
Tristan's rate is $25/half-hour lesson.