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Saskatoon South

Music Lesson Centre

Lesson Centre Locations > Saskatchewan > Saskatoon South

617 8th St East
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: $24 per half hour

Andrew Booth - Guitar music lessons in Saskatoon South

Andrew Booth (Guitar)

Andrew Is a multi-genre guitarist and composer with over 12 years of playing experience. He has been performing original progressive metal compositions with bands locally and around Western Canada since high school. In 2012 he began studying music at the University of Saskatchewan and recently graduated in the fall of 2016 with a Bachelor of Music degree. Throughout his schooling, Andrew focused on the study of classical guitar supplemented with instruction in jazz. With performance experience encompassing such a spectrum of styles: classical, jazz, rock, metal, acoustic and finger style, Andrew is able to structure lessons around his students specific goals. He considers the development of technical proficiency on the instrument of equal importance to developing one’s own creative voice. Andrew aims to give every student the tools they need to understand the fret board and the theory behind the music they are playing to achieve their musical goals – no matter the genre.
Rate: $24 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: $24 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: $23 per half hour

Noel Wilcox - Guitar, Bass music lessons in Saskatoon South

Noel Wilcox (Guitar, Bass)

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: $23 per half hour

Paul Zhao - Guitar, Piano music lessons in Saskatoon South

Paul Zhao (Guitar, Piano)

Paul has been playing music since he was 3 years old; with violin being his first instrument, he went through a rigorous ear training school in Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. When he was 11, he started taking piano lessons through the Central Conservatory, and then later through the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada. At the University of Saskatchewan, Paul takes part in various ensembles including singing Tenor in the Greystone Singers and playing percussion in the Wind Orchestra. Paul is also currently a third year Bachelor of Music student at the University of Saskatchewan. He is studying under the guidance of Professor Kathleen Solose and composition under Dr. Gyula Caspo. Paul has completed advanced Music History and Music Harmony certificates from the Canadian Royal Conservatory of Music and has achieved several awards through the Kingston Kiwanis Music Festival. On top of his classically trained roots, Paul also has a rich musical background in a wide variety of other musical styles and instruments. He is currently writing music with a post-rock style 3 piece band with his colleagues. Paul is passionate for anything in music. His current focus is classical piano discipline and he's interested in devoted students who has a strong passion towards performing any type of music.
Rate: $23 per half hour

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

Shannon Josdal (Piano, Flute, Voice)

Shannon has her Grade 10 in Flute and is a 2009 graduate of the Vocal Performance program at the University of Western Ontario and a Fall 2010 graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC, where she studied Musical Theatre.
After graduating from AMDA, Shannon joined the crew at Time Square's “STARTDUST DINER” as a poodle skirt wearing singing waitress and wrote and performed for up and coming “New Face Theatre”, composing about everything from little league games to park benches to Monet paintings.
In the fall of 2011, Shannon left New York to travel Australia and Brazil, writing and performing as a singer-songwriter and finally returning home to Canada in the spring of 2012. Upon her return, Shannon got right back to her theatrical roots, appearing on stage in Cat on Hot Tin Roof (Maggie), Smokey Joe's Cafe (DeLee) and A Guide to Mourning (Sandra). On screen she appeared in the Investigation Discovery documentary series Blood, Lies & Alibis, The Mr. Team Show (post-production) and the short film Just Try to Audit Him. She also garnered national attention as a top 10 video finalist on CBC's Over the Rainbow (Stephanie Gorin, C.D.C., C.S.A.). In July 2013, Shannon completed the Banff Centre's Professional Musical Theatre Intensive where she studied under an expert faculty of New York, Canadian and UK professionals and performed the role of the Witch in a Cabaret rendition of Into the Woods. Inspired by her time in Banff, Shannon conceived, created, produced and performed in Creative City Sondheim, an original review of the music of Stephen Sondheim which played to sold out houses at Regina's Creative City Centre in December 2013.
Shannon's most recent credits include Hodel in Fiddler on The Roof (Regina Lyric Musical Theatre) and Bobbi Jakes in Norm Foster's Hilda's Yard (Station Arts Centre). Over the past few years, she has also been busy building her reputation as a teacher and clinician, having worked with The University of Regina Conservatory of Performing Arts, The Regina Public School Board and various performing arts programs throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Shannon currently makes her home in Saskatoon with her husband Matt and their dog, Sonny.
Rate: $24 per half hour

Stephen Davis - Guitar music lessons in Saskatoon South

Stephen Davis (Guitar)

Stephen has been playing music for 17 years on a variety of instruments. He started playing piano at the age of 7 and switched to guitar at the age of 13. Since then he has been committed to playing the guitar and learning every aspect of the instrument.Stephen is currently finishing his degree at the University of Saskatchewan, and will have a Bachelors in Music and a Bachelors in Education by the end of April, 2016. Throughout his degree he has accumulated many different teaching strategies for his students. Stephen can play many different styles of guitar including, jazz, metal, rock, classical, acoustic, and finger style. His main focuses over the past several years have been jazz, metal, and classical. He has played professionally with many artists around Saskatoon, and he has formed a group called the Glasso Swing Quartet which focuses on the music of Django Reinhardt and gypsy jazz. He has also won the regional music festival for classical guitar, and is hoping to compete nationally next year.
Stephen has been teaching guitar for 4 years, and has had a wide variety of students ranging from ages 5-50. He just finished his internship at Bedford Road Collegiate, where he taught alongside Lisa Aune in the music program. He developed and taught the curriculum for the grade 10 guitar course and worked with the students for 4 months. As a teacher, Stephen wants to give all of his students the skills to be able to learn independently, to understand the theory behind what they are playing, and to reach the goals of the student and the parent.
Rate: $24 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: $25 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: $24 per half hour