104 Capital Drive
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1E 1E7

Lesson Centre: Phone or Text (902) 367-3433

Store Phone: (902) 368-3237

Fax: (902) 368-9030

Lesson Centre Email: charlottetownlessons@long-mcquade.com

Store Email: charlottetown@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
Monday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday: 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

*THE LESSON CENTRE IS CLOSED FROM DECEMBER 24TH AND REOPENS ON JANUARY 3RD*

This Location Offers:

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Private Lessons

Specializing in making music a passion, Long & McQuade Charlottetown is PEI's largest Lesson Centre. For the past decade, our Lesson Centre has given thousands of people the opportunity to learn music with our well qualified instructors and fully furnished lesson studios. With instruction in a wide range of instruments, including guitar, voice, piano, strings, brass, and drums, we have experienced and passionate instructors that will be happy to help you achieve your musical goals. Long & McQuade Charlottetown hopes to enhance your and your families' lives with the joy of music! For more information or to register, please call 902 367 3433 to speak with our helpful lesson staff today.

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Our Teachers:

Alisa Anderson - ONLINE ONLY - Guitar, Bass, Voice, Ukulele, Piano music lessons in Charlottetown

alisa anderson - online only (Guitar, Bass, Voice, Ukulele, Piano)

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Alisa is an accomplished musician who is passionate about inspiring music in others. She is a singer, plays multiple instruments, and graduated from Selkirk College’s Music and Technology program in Nelson, BC with a major in guitar performance. She has played all over the country, as a solo jazz performer, and as a vocalist at black tie events fronting a 17 member big band. She has been a blues bassist, a big band pianist, and a funk singer. She has written and recorded for movies, performed as a studio musician and worked as a recording engineer. Alisa is most excited about sharing her knowledge and fostering a lifelong love of music through teaching, and is a very capable and flexible teacher within many styles of music and teaching methods. Alisa's rate for a half hour private lesson is $25.

Antoinette van Kouteren - Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe music lessons in Charlottetown

antoinette van kouteren (Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe)

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Teaching Day(s): Saturday

Having been raised listening to orchestras from around Europe, Antoinette developed an
interest in music at a young age. Music was always her favorite subject in school and she enjoyed playing with her school's concert and jazz bands throughout her secondary education. During her time at the University of Prince Edward Island, she was part of the Jazz Ensemble, Concert Choir, the UPEI Wind Symphony, and joined the Charlottetown Jazz ensemble in 2020. Antoinette recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance from UPEI, where she studied under Dr. Karem Simon and Dr. Nicole Strum. Antoinette's rate for a half hour private lesson is $23.

Becca Rose - Piano, Ukulele, Clarinet, Voice music lessons in Charlottetown

becca rose (Piano, Ukulele, Clarinet, Voice)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday

Becca Rose is from Halifax, Nova Scotia. At age six, they started their musical journey by taking piano and voice lessons. They kept singing through various choirs in the Halifax area. By junior high, they quickly familiarized themselves with clarinet and ukulele. Becca is completing their Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Prince Edward Island with a major in piano. Their teaching philosophy is that everyone should be able to enjoy music lessons and the music making process! Becca's rate for a half hour private lesson is $24.

Caio Loesch - Voice music lessons in Charlottetown

caio loesch (Voice)

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

Caio Loesch is a professional singer, songwriter and vocal technique teacher. He is an associate professor at the Corporate University of Contemporary Singing (UNIACEV), the Brazilian Institute of Contemporary Singing, and member of the Pan-American Vocology Association. Holding degrees in Music Education and Psychology, Caio received international recognition for teaching, through biomechanics and laryngeal physiology, the various adjustments present in contemporary singing styles. He has been teaching for over seven years, and is now offering voice lessons at Long & McQuade in Charlottetown. Caio's rate for a half hour private lesson is $25.

Christina Nawrot - Flute, Piano music lessons in Charlottetown

christina nawrot (Flute, Piano)

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Teaching Day(s): Thursday

Originally from Alberta, Christina has been playing piano since a young age and has completed RCM exams up to grade 8. In high school, she picked up the flute and has been juggling her passion for both instruments ever since. Christina recently graduated from The King’s University with a Bachelor of Music, where she studied under Dr. Peterson and Liz Koch. As a teacher, her philosophy is to help students explore and expand their love of music while teaching them technical skills that open up the world of music. Christina’s rate for a half hour private lesson is $24.

Dre Knowles - Piano, Violin music lessons in Charlottetown

dre knowles (Piano, Violin)

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Teaching Day(s): Friday, Saturday

Dre was born and raised in The Bahamas and moved to PEI in September of 2022. He has been playing piano since age 5 and violin since age 12. He is an experienced educator, having taught advanced piano and up to late intermediate violin and theory. He is also an experienced performer and accompanist, having played across the Bahamas for years. Dre is currently studying at the University of Prince Edward Island with a focus on Piano Performance (under Dr. Magdalena Von Eccher) and Education, while completing Piano Pedagogy courses with the RCM. Dre believes that all students of all backgrounds deserve to learn music in a way that makes them feel encouraged, while gaining a lifelong appreciation of music of all styles. Dre’s rate is $23 for a half hour private lesson.

Ed Young - Drums music lessons in Charlottetown

ed young (Drums)

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

Ed Young has been a professional musician since 1979 and has been teaching percussion and guitar since 1984. He attended the University of Western Ontario, where he studied percussion with Bob Hughes. Ed is now playing all over Prince Edward Island with Phase 2 and the John Cain Duo as well as the Dennis Dunn Band. Ed has recorded over 30 albums with artists such as: Kelly Brock, Rusty McCarthy, Frank Deresti, and many others. Ed has performed coast to coast and all over the USA with artists such as: Bobby Taylor, Steve Strongman, Nigel Mack, Dawn Tyler Watson, and Rusty McCarthy. Finally, Ed is a published songwriter who had his songs recorded and featured on TV shows such as “Dawson’s Creek”, “The Surreal Gourmet”, and “From Spain With Love”. Ed's rate for a half hour private lesson is $25.

Georgia Edwards - Voice music lessons in Charlottetown

georgia edwards (Voice)

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Teaching Day(s): Friday, Saturday

Born in England and raised in Switzerland, Georgia Edwards moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia with her family in November, 2008. She received her Bachelor of Music Therapy from Acadia University in May of 2018, with a focus on vocal studies. While at Acadia, Georgia studied voice under Paula Rockwell, Dr. Christianne Rushton, and Jason Davis. Over the last ten years, Georgia has sung with award-winning ensembles such as the Cantatrice Girls Honour Choir, the Nova Scotia Youth Choir, and Xara Choral Theatre Ensemble. She was a featured soloist of Xara's ECMA nominated choral album, Here On These Branches. Georgia recently completed her 1000-hour Music Therapy Internship here in Charlottetown and she is a member of the Luminos Ensemble, a professional choir of trained vocal soloists. Georgia is thrilled to be able to share her love and passion for singing through teaching! Georgia's rate for a half hour private lesson is $25.

Graeme Hunter - Guitar music lessons in Charlottetown

graeme hunter (Guitar)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Friday

Graeme has been playing guitar and bagpipes for over 30 years and has played competitively and professionally throughout Southern Ontario for 15 years. One of his great experiences was the summer he spent in Scotland competing in the World’s Largest Highland Games. He has entertained as a busker from Vancouver to Halifax. Graeme became a certified Yamaha instructor in January 2006 and teaches both private and group lessons for guitar. He specializes in ensemble, rhythm and theory instruction from beginner to professional levels. Graeme's rate for a half hour private lesson is $25.

Iván Garnica - Guitar music lessons in Charlottetown

iván garnica (Guitar)

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Teaching Day(s): Friday

Iván is a seasoned guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter with years of teaching experience from Mexico. Versatile across rock, blues, jazz, and more, Iván Garnica blends professional performance expertise with a passion for guiding students toward their musical goals. Through a well-defined, personalized curriculum, and emphasis on positive practice habits, Iván aims to create a space where students can discover their own musical identity. He has guitar studies at Mexico City's Conservatory of Contemporary music, and is currently a student at Holland College's School Of Performing Arts. Iván's rate for a half hour private lesson is $24.

James Phillips - Guitar music lessons in Charlottetown

james phillips (Guitar)

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Teaching Day(s): Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

James is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who began playing guitar at age 12. At 15, he won the Guitar-Warz competition for all of PEI. At 18, he recorded and released his first album of all original material. He has played guitar and mandolin and sung in many successful groups such as The New Drifts and Saddle River String Band with whom he won an ECMA in 2008. He has shared stages with such East Coast luminaries as Ron Hynes, Lennie Gallant, Nathan Wiley, and Catherine MacLellan. He also produced and played on Catherine’s first three albums. James has been teaching successfully in the Summerside and Tyne Valley areas for over a decade and is excited to be building a new clientele here in the capital since relocating in the summer of 2013. James's rate for a half hour private lesson is $25.

John Boswell - Guitar, Bass Guitar, Songwriting music lessons in Charlottetown

john boswell (Guitar, Bass Guitar, Songwriting)

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

John began his musical journey in his early teens performing across Atlantic Canada as a guitarist in various bands. He studied music at Humber College and York University. John's debut CD, Stranger in the Mirror, was produced by long-time friend Creighton Doane and mixed by Harry Hess. The first single "Forgive Me" peaked at #36 on the Canadian BDS AC charts after only 2 weeks on the air. Always in 'songwriter' mode, John has collaborated with Warner Music recording artist Natalie McMaster, along with producer Kevin McMichael of Cutting Crew and Robert Plant. He has shared the stage with the likes of Steve Earle and Tom Cochrane to mention a few. He was also asked to perform at an event for Justin Trudeau during his campaign. In 2019, John co-wrote a new single for an up and coming music artist, produced by Mike Turner, (Our Lady Peace) and has worked extensively with guitarist David Wipper, (Alanah Myles, Amanda Marshall) on various tracks and live performances. John's rate for a half hour private lesson is $25.

Katherine Campbell - Piano music lessons in Charlottetown

katherine campbell (Piano)

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

Katherine holds a Bachelor of Music degree and Diploma in Elementary and Secondary Music Education from McGill University. She has been teaching piano to students from ages 5 to 85 in Victoria, BC for the past twenty two years. She approaches students with an inherent belief in their abilities, and loves helping them develop their skills and discover their own potential. Having returned home to PEI, Katherine is excited to meet new students and Long & McQuade and to continue encouraging and developing a love of music in students of all ages and levels. Katherine's rate for a half hour private lesson is $25.

Mathew MacEachern - Drums music lessons in Charlottetown

mathew maceachern (Drums)

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

Mat MacEachern graduated in 2014 with his master’s degree in jazz drum set performance from McGill University in Montreal. While still a student, he played with the McGill Jazz Orchestra 1 and performed in the Montreal International Jazz Festival. After graduating, Mat worked as a musician and bandmaster on cruise ships for four years before returning home to Prince Edward Island. Since 2018, Mat has been teaching drum lessons at the Charlottetown Lesson Centre, and has performed with Andrew Waite, Joce Reyome and David Myles. Mat enjoys helping students achieve their drumming goals. He teaches all styles, but specializes in rock, jazz and metal.
Mat’s rate for a half hour private lesson is $23.

Megan Ferguson - Guitar, Piano, Theory music lessons in Charlottetown

megan ferguson (Guitar, Piano, Theory)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Megan is currently studying Music Education at the University of Prince Edward Island with a focus in classical guitar, and has completed her Royal Conservatory exams for grade 9 theory, grade 8 guitar, and grade 7 piano. Megan has competed in a variety of competitions and performance opportunities including performing at NBL of Canada games in Ontario. She has been teaching with Long & McQuade since January of 2022, previously in Windsor, ON. Megan believes in creating versatile and well-rounded musicians; she strives to ensure that everyone can have a positive experience with music no matter their age or skill level.
Megan’s rate for a half hour private lesson is $25.

Nancy Vriends - Piano music lessons in Charlottetown

nancy vriends (Piano)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Nancy grew up in Sherwood, PEI and started playing piano at the age of 7 and she continued her music through the local school band program. She is now the mother of 2 children who are both involved in music at their schools. Nancy loves to be involved in her community through coaching, volunteering and teaching. She is currently a substitute teacher for the English Language School Board. Nancy continues to play piano everyday and always makes sure she dedicates time in her busy schedule to practice. She is excited to meet each and every new student and believes there is talent in everyone. Nancy's rate for a half hour private lesson is $24.

Nathan Wright - Saxophone, Piano music lessons in Charlottetown

nathan wright (Saxophone, Piano)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday

Nathan Wright is an experienced saxophonist and pianist; as well as an experienced performer in a variety of styles including classical, jazz, funk and rock. He is currently studying saxophone at UPEI. Nathan has also released music with his band: Isle of Parsimonious Eloquents. He is a strong believer in an adaptive learning environment. While teaching, he is dedicated to working with students to help them discover a passion for music in their very own way. Whatever style of music captures your interest, Nathan is excited to help you reach your full potential. Nathan’s rate for a half hour private lesson is $23.

Reade Gauvin - Voice, Piano, Ukulele music lessons in Charlottetown

reade gauvin (Voice, Piano, Ukulele)

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

Reade Gauvin is a vocalist, pianist, and songwriter from Moncton, New Brunswick. She recently graduated from the Music Performance Program at Holland College, and plans to complete her Bachelors by majoring in Jazz Composition at Berklee College of Music. Her songwriting style is eclectic, as is her taste in music. In 2021, she worked as a Student Tutor at Holland College, helping 1st year students with Music Theory, and Ear Training. She recently worked as a Music Coordinator at Northwood Care Home in Halifax, and has been working with Ollie Leblanc and Colin Fowlie on recording her soon-to-be debut single, “Friendly Reminder.” Reade's rate for a half hour private lesson is $23.

Roger Stone - Guitar, Banjo, , Mandolin, Ukulele music lessons in Charlottetown

roger stone (Guitar, Banjo, , Mandolin, Ukulele)

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Teaching Day(s): Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

For the past 30 years, Roger has been delivering a consistent and expansive repertoire of Maritime folk and contemporary music of the 60s and 70s, built on a base of traditional Celtic themed tunes. Whether playing solo or collaborating with multiple local talents, Roger is sought after for his multi-instrumental skills. Roger lives in a perpetual school of "life and music", sharing his knowledge and capable technique in his teaching of guitar and 5-string bluegrass claw-hammer & 4-string Irish style banjo.
Born in Richmond County, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, his musical roots are deep with a family long on talent. Roger is a true local music professional and is described as such by all who know him and work with him. Roger's rate for a half hour private lesson is $25.

Ronnie Fan - Piano, Flute music lessons in Charlottetown

ronnie fan (Piano, Flute)

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Teaching Day(s): Monday

Ronnie has had an interest in music since she was a child and started playing flute, piano and alto saxophone in elementary school. She has played flute in the UPEI Wind Symphony, and alto saxophone in the Holland College All City Jazz Band, both during the 2023-2024 school year. Ronnie has achieved Level 8 piano with first class honours from The Royal Conservatory of Music and has completed her Level 8 RCM Theory exam as well. Ronnie completed RCM Level 7 in flute with first class honours along with the Atlantic Gold Medal.

Ronnie's rate for a half hour private lesson is $23.

Sarah Milligan - Brass music lessons in Charlottetown

sarah milligan (Brass)

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Teaching Day(s): Thursday, Saturday

Growing up in a musical household, Sarah always had music around her. From the recorder in Elementary School, to the band programs in High School, music has always played an important role in her life and education. She graduated from the University of Prince Edward Island with a Bachelor of Music degree in 2013. She has been a member of the UPEI Wind Symphony since 2008 and has played in various other ensembles such as the Great George Street Brass Band. Sarah has taught students at PEI Band Camp since the summer of 2018 and she is always looking to share the joy of music with anyone who is interested. Sarah's rate for a half hour private lesson is $23.

Tiantian Liu - Violin, Fiddle music lessons in Charlottetown

tiantian liu (Violin, Fiddle)

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Teaching Day(s): Wednesday, Thursday

Tiantian started playing violin when she was 8 years old. Now she has become a member of the PEI Symphony Orchestra. She completed The Royal Conservatory of Music Level 9 violin with first-class honors. She earned an RCM Atlantic Gold Medal and was invited to perform at the Celebration of Excellence. With over 3 years of violin teaching experience, her students have accomplished outstanding achievements such as achieving the “Gold Standard” award in the Kiwanis Music Festival and scoring over 95 in their RCM music theory exams. Tiantian's teaching not only focuses on technical skills but also inspires students' love of music, setting them on a lifelong musical journey. Tiantian's rate is $23 per half hour.

Our Group Lessons:

Students gain skill in rhythm & lead guitar, bass, drums, percussion, keys, and vocals. This five-day long camp includes popular and contemporary rock standards chosen by the group and instructor, sound, stage set-up, and lighting techniques, with a final performance on the last day!

*Some experience required*

**Spaces are limited**