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617 8 Street E
Saskatoon South, Saskatchewan, S7H 0R1
Lesson Centre: Phone or Text (306) 700-2933
Store Phone: (306) 665-9900
Fax: (306) 652-0508

Lesson Centre Email: saskatoonsouthlessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: saskatoonsouth@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 - 9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Our Teachers:

Allan McPherson - Voice, Clarinet, Flute, Sax, Woodwinds music lessons in Saskatoon South

Allan McPherson (Voice, Clarinet, Flute, Sax, Woodwinds)

Allan has studied music at the Mount Allison University located in Sackville, New Brunswick, and has studied music education at the University of Victoria. Allan has studied with Jean-Guy Boisvert of the Université de Moncton, David Bourque, former bass clarinetist with the Toronto Symphony, Keith MacLeod, principal clarinetist with the Victoria Symphony, and Patricia Kostek of the University of Victoria. In addition, Allan plays flute at a RCM grade 7 level and can provide beginner to early intermediate instruction on saxophone. Allan was a band teacher and substitute teacher in BC and Alberta for three years. While studying in Victoria, Allan took voice lessons with Judith Dowling and Signi Murgatroyd, singing baritone before transitioning to countertenor.
In 2012 he was a participant in the Summer Vocal Academy at the Victoria Conservatory of Music in Victoria, BC. In 2015 Allan was the alto soloist for a production of Messiah, and in 2016 he was a soloist in a staged production of Handel's Esther, both in Grande Prairie, AB
Rate: $25 per half hour

Jaye Luk - Percussion, Drums music lessons in Saskatoon South

Jaye Luk (Percussion, Drums)

Jaye started learning how to play percussion at the young age of 8 and has continued ever since. He is very experienced in concert snares, timpani and 4 mallet marimba playing and many more percussion techniques. He has been involved with the Saskatoon Youth Orchestra, U of S Wind Orchestra, U of S percussion ensemble, and Saskatoon Brass band etc. Jaye is also the recipient of Saskatoon Music Festival’s Percussion Kinsmen Scholarship in 2010. He is currently an active member and instructor for Sambatoon, a Saskatoon Afro-Brazillian drum group. Jaye started focusing more of his attention to drum set at 15, when he was first asked to join a High School rock band. During the next nine years, Jaye took lessons with professional drummers and has continually perform with various groups, including Jazz quartet Fashionably Late, U of S’s Jazz ensemble and his own touring progressive metal band, A Ghost in Drag. Jaye is a diverse musician with knowledge of Classical, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Rock and Metal. He has plenty of experience in performing solo and in small and large group settings. He is really excited to teach anyone who is willing to take on the vast knowledge of playing percussion.
Rate: $25 per half hour

Katie Klymyshyn - Violin music lessons in Saskatoon South

Katie Klymyshyn (Violin)

Katie started taking violin lessons when she was 6 years old and continued all the way until the end of high school. She started her musical journey in the Saskatoon Suzuki Strings Program and later pursued the Royal Conservatory grade levels. After winning the gold medal for her grade 6 RCM violin exam, she went on to complete the grade 8 RCM violin exam. She was a member of the Saskatoon Youth Orchestra, as well as the string ensemble at Walter Murray Collegiate. She particularly enjoyed the few times she was able to play in the Saskatoon Symphony. She has performed countless times as a soloist, in duets, in orchestras, and in quartets, and has performed in various settings including concerts, weddings, and in musicals. In grade 11, she started volunteering at the Suzuki Summer Strings Experience which she loved attending as a little kid. At the camp she was a teaching aid, coaching students to play in string quartets. Her love of music and the violin has grown over the years into a passion, which she hopes to share with all her students.
Rate: $24 per half hour

Noel Wilcox - Guitar music lessons in Saskatoon South

Noel Wilcox (Guitar)

Noel has been playing guitar for twenty years. He began his formal musical training at Selkirk College in Nelson, BC. After returning to Saskatchewan, Noel is currently enrolled in the Music Program the University of Saskatchewan, studying jazz and playing in the U of S jazz ensemble under the direction of Dean McNeil..
Noel has played in bands for years, most notably in the Saskatoon-based Metal group “Untimely Demise”. He loves all genres of music, from classical to country, punk, metal, pop and funk as well as the blues, jazz and world music. Noel looks forward to helping anyone and everyone pursue their own interest in music and in the guitar.
Rate: $24 per half hour

Paul Zhao - Piano music lessons in Saskatoon South

Paul Zhao (Piano)

Paul is currently in his final year of studies for his Bachelors of Music at the University of Saskatchewan, studying piano under the guidance of Professor Kathleen Solose (Julliard’s, Moscow Conservatory) after the tradition of 20th century American and Russian linage of pianists. Paul has completed advanced Music History and Music Harmony from the Canadian Royal Conservatory of Music with honors and has several awards under his name through the Kingston Kiwanis Music Festival and the Saskatoon music festival.
Paul went through ear training and piano lessons through the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, and later the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada. At the University, Paul takes part in various ensembles including the Greystone Singers and the Chamber Music Ensemble.
On top of his classically trained roots, Paul also has a rich musical background in a wide variety of other musical styles and instruments: Paul had a role as an electrical guitarist in performing contemporary groups.
Currently Paul's focus is classical piano. He is interested in devoted, hardworking students who have a strong passion towards classical piano performance.

Rate: $24 per half hour

Riane Lapaire - Voice, Piano, Violin music lessons in Saskatoon South

Riane Lapaire (Voice, Piano, Violin)

Riane started taking music lessons when she was 9 years old and continued her studies into adult-hood. She has completed her Grade X RCM and advanced theory. In her youth, Riane regularly participated in music festivals around Saskatchewan, but now focuses her performance efforts around campfires and in senior’s homes. Today, Riane fosters the love of music in the students she teaches by implementing a student-first approach, supplementing traditional methods with the students’ current interests to help entice students to dive deeper into what they are learning. Riane has experience working with individuals who are blind and visually impaired. She is finishing her certification in the Unified English Braille (UEB) code and next plans to learn the music braille code.
Rate: $25 per half hour

Shannon Josdal - Piano, Flute, Voice music lessons in Saskatoon South

Shannon Josdal (Piano, Flute, Voice)

Shannon Josdal holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Performance from the University of Western Ontario, where she studied both voice and flute. She is also a graduate of the Integrated Musical Theatre Program at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Originally from Regina, Shannon has taught voice, piano, flute, music theory, musical theatre, and acting in both private and group settings for various schools and conservatories in Saskatoon, Regina, and Toronto. She has experience working with students as young as 3 all the way up to adults and enjoys working with all ages and skill levels.
Rate: $25 per half hour

Sylvia Phung - Piano, Theory music lessons in Saskatoon South

Sylvia Phung (Piano, Theory)

Sylvia has played piano for as long as she can remember. She received her Grade 10 level with first class honours from the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) certification program. Sylvia really enjoys teaching students of various ages and skill levels.
For anyone interested in learning music theory, Sylvia has a very broad knowledge of different topics including but not limited to Advanced Rudiments, Advanced Harmony, Counterpoint, Analysis, and Music History.
In the past, Sylvia has performed at numerous events such as church functions, recitals, RCM examinations, and music festivals.
In the Qu’Appelle Valley Music Festival, Sylvia won every class she entered. She has also been the recipient of the RCM Silver Medal for achieving the highest grade 9 mark in the province.
Sylvia is well versed in piano techniques, music concepts, sight-reading, ear training, and music theory. She is also fluent in Cantonese and is very excited to instruct anyone who loves to learn music.
Rate: $26 per half hour

Thom Heard - Guitar, Voice music lessons in Saskatoon South

Thom Heard (Guitar, Voice)

Thom has been making music on two continents and spanning three decades. Educated in Southern England, he holds certificates in art, design, and music, along with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance. Thom has been teaching guitar and voice for many years, sharing his love of all things musical and his knowledge of stagecraft and performance with scores of
students. He has appeared on many of Saskatchewan's noted stages, as well students. He has appeared on many of Saskatchewan's noted stages, as well as supporting other artists by providing technical and hosting expertise for open stage nights and other live music events. In addition to his extensive training in voice and guitar, he is proficient on keyboards and enjoys playing and experimenting with other instruments including, mandolin, ukulele, electric bass guitar and flute. He frequently endeavours to use these textures in his songwriting.
Thom is quite active as a volunteer and professional in the Saskatchewan arts scene. He is a member on the board for the high-profile and much loved Ness Creek Music Festival. He is also currently helping provide music lessons in conjunction with Creative Kids and T. D. Michel School in Big River (a community where individualized instruction was previously not widely available). Thom loves music and he loves helping it spread across Saskatchewan by performing and teaching in his home province..
Whether his students are learning how to play their favourite songs on guitar, or discovering how to deliver powerful vocal performances, Thom can help them realize their ambitions. He has extensive experience with beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Thom's approach is student-centred. His students work on the areas that interest them and will best help them reach their personal goals. The course of study is determined by the student's own strengths and abilities, in a low-pressure and supportive environment.
Rate: $25 per half hour