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: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Our Ukulele Teachers:

Alex Showdra - Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in Waterloo

alex showdra (Guitar, Ukulele)

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Online Lessons:

Teaching Style: classical, rock

Teaching Day(s): Wednesday

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. Alex's rate is $28.00 per half-hour lesson.

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

daniel jancar (Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Guitar, Ukulele)

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Teaching Style: classical, jazz, rock

Teaching Day(s): Monday, Thursday

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. Dan's rate is $28.00 per half-hour lesson.

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

dylan knight (Guitar, Bass, Theory, Beginner Piano, Ukulele)

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Teaching Style: classical, rock

Teaching Day(s): Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

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 $28.00 per half-hour lesson.

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

j.k. gulley (Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Dobro)

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Teaching Style: jazz, rock

Teaching Day(s): Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

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 is $28.00 per half-hour lesson.

Jamie Yu - Piano, Ukulele music lessons in Waterloo

jamie yu (Piano, Ukulele)

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Teaching Style: classical

Teaching Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Jamie graduated from California State University. She majored in music education, specializing in classical piano. She also had a Master's in Education from the University of Prince Edward Island. Jamie started playing piano at the age of 5. With a passion for music, she has decided to share this joyful enlightenment and entertaining hobby with her students. Jamie is bilingual and can teach lessons in both English and Mandarin Chinese languages. She has studied under Dr. Polli Chambers-Salazar and Dr. Stephen Moore during her undergraduate years, and has also had the privilege of performing at New York Carnegie Hall with the choir from El Camino College, directed by Dr. Joanna M. Nachef. Teaching and playing piano is not just a hobby or career for Jamie; it is her everyday life. Jamie's rate is $28.00 per half-hour lesson.

Matt Dembicky - Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Saxophone, Theory music lessons in Waterloo

matt dembicky (Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Saxophone, Theory)

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Teaching Style: rock

Teaching Day(s): Friday, Saturday

Matt Dembicky is a musician who has been gigging and recording as a session musician for the last ten years. He is a graduate of York University with an Honours degree in music performance and composition. He has taught private lessons for all ages and is currently working towards his Bachelor of Education degree at Wilfrid Laurier University. His rate is $28 per half-hour lesson.

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

mildred freeman-rieder (Violin, Viola, Piano, Ukulele, Theory)

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Teaching Style: classical

Teaching Day(s): Monday

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 $28.00 per half-hour lesson.

Our Group Lessons:

 Derica Scott lessons in Waterloo

- Derica Scott

Lesson Registration Dates: 2024-08-06 to 2024-08-27
Cost: $150.00

Theory Group Classes

4 weekly sessions:
Tuesday August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
2pm-3pm

Intermediate-Advanced Levels

Focus on building fundamentals in:
READING
FORM
RHYTHM
HARMONY

Applicable to Royal Conservatory of Music, Conservatory Canada, and University theory classes

Online -  Jamie Yu lessons in Waterloo

Online - - Jamie Yu

Lesson Registration Brochure Dates: 2024-07-16 to 2024-08-20
Cost: $150.00

Piano Party is an introductory group class for children ages 4 and 5 based on the Bastien's Invitation To Music series. The class provides a positive first exposure to music lessons. The Bastien's Invitation to Music series uses gradual multi-key approach, guiding children from pre-staff notation to staff reading. Illustrations and activities that are fund and instructional enhance learning and heighten interest. Children are involved in a variety of activities including keyboard playing, singing and games.