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1363 Main Street
North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7J 1C4
Lesson Centre: Phone or Text (604) 986-3118
Store Phone: (604) 986-0911
Fax: (604) 986-3119

Lesson Centre Email: northvanlessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: northvan@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 - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

This Location Offers:

Private Lessons

Group Lessons

Summer rock school

Beginner jazz jam

Music for young children program

Summer retro-pop ensemble

Classic rock school

Our Teachers:

Adrian Smith - Trumpet music lessons in North Vancouver

Adrian Smith (Trumpet)

Adrian has been teaching trumpet and theory since 1998. He attended the Capilano College Jazz Studies program, studying with Juno Award winner Brad Turner and worked with Dal Richards and his Orchestra. He is a member of a number of salsa, funk, and R&B Bands. His rate is $25/half hour.

Andrew Smith - Guitar, Bass, Trombone, Banjo, Ukulele music lessons in North Vancouver

Andrew Smith (Guitar, Bass, Trombone, Banjo, Ukulele)

Andrew has a diploma in Jazz & Contemporary Guitar from Vancouver Community College, as well as a diploma and a BMUS in Jazz Studies from Capilano University. He has performed as a guitarist, vocalist, and trombonist in the lower mainland since 1996 and his rate is $25/half hour.

Andrew Ty - Violin music lessons in North Vancouver

Andrew Ty (Violin)

Andrew graduated from the Vancouver Academy of Music with a BMUS in Violin Performance, and has been teaching since 2008. He believes studying a wide variety of genres will help the student express themselves and develop their self-confidence in music and in life. Andrew's rate is $25/half hour.

Arezu Bonakdarpour - Piano, Theory music lessons in North Vancouver

Arezu Bonakdarpour (Piano, Theory)

Arezu has been teaching piano since 1993 and has a Bachelors of Art in Music and ARCT in piano performance. She is a Registered Music teacher but she continues her studies in the field of piano pedagogy and performance. Her rate is $27/half hour.

Arthur Delahooke - Drums music lessons in North Vancouver

Arthur Delahooke (Drums)

Arthur is currently completing his Bachelor of Applied Music Degree at VCC, with a major in Drums and Performance and a minor in Composition. He has had the privilege of studying with some of Vancouver's best drummers including Bernie Arai, Craig Scott, Liam MacDonald, and has studied composition with Paul Plimley and Alan Matheson. A busy musician, Arthur currently plays in four bands and performs in greater Vancouver. His rate is $25/half hour.

Benjamin MacRae - Clarinet, Sax, Flute, Theory music lessons in North Vancouver

Benjamin MacRae (Clarinet, Sax, Flute, Theory)

Benjamin studied under clarinetist Robert Sheffield at Kwantlen Polytechnic University where he obtained his Diploma in Orchestral Performance and is currently enrolled at Capilano University where he is completing his Bachelors in Jazz Studies in performance and composition. Ben includes elements of history, theory, ear-training, and technique into each of his classes in order to develop each student's personal skill set. His rate is $25/half hour.

Brianne Lue-Kim - Guitar music lessons in North Vancouver

Brianne Lue-Kim (Guitar)

Brianne (Bri) has over 15 years of playing experience in various styles/genres of music such as rock, pop, metal, classical, and more. She dedicates her time to learning new techniques and theories which she applies while teaching and playing live. She is an enthusiastic, encouraging, and patient teacher with over 10 years of private teaching experience. Bri can be seen playing guitar in a Melodic/Death Metal band, Necrosaurus Rex, and playing bass in Punk/Hardcore band, Specks. Her rate is $25/half hour.

Caitlin Toom - Voice, Piano music lessons in North Vancouver

Caitlin Toom (Voice, Piano)

Caitlin is an experienced vocalist, accompanist, composer, and graduate of Vancouver Community College's jazz voice program with a minor in Classical Voice. She has been performing and teaching in Vancouver for over seven years. As a performer, Caitlin has fronted a 13-piece funk band, various jazz combos, as well as solo work. As an instructor, she has taught voice and piano as well as musical theatre performance. Caitlin is adaptable and passionate, specializing in jazz, pop and rock. She welcomes students of all levels, styles and abilities. Her rate is $25/half hour.

Chris Robertson - Guitar music lessons in North Vancouver

Chris Robertson (Guitar)

Chris has been a guitar player for over 20 years and a teacher for over 12 years. Chris specializes in rock, pop, and heavy metal, and teaches composition on the guitar. His rate is $25/half hour.

Christina Lo - Piano, Theory music lessons in North Vancouver

Christina Lo (Piano, Theory)

Christina holds a BMus from UBC, where she studied piano with world-class pianists Mark Anderson and Amanda Chan. Christina has been teaching since 2009 and is passionate about innovative teaching, especially in beginners. Christina can also teach pop, song arrangement, ear training, and chords, which allows students from all walks of life to create their own music, analyze music that they like, and express themselves. Christina is experienced in preparing students for the RCM examinations, which she believes bring stronger confidence in students and more thorough understanding to music. Christina’s rate is $25 per half hour.

Emily Nacarrato - Piano, Theory, Special Needs Music music lessons in North Vancouver

Emily Nacarrato (Piano, Theory, Special Needs Music)

Emily completed her Bachelor of Music Therapy from the University of Windsor. She continues to refine her piano skills having recently completed her RCM Grade 10 exam. Combining her music therapy training and over 10 years of piano teaching experience, Emily is able to accommodate different musical abilities and learning styles and well as provide adapted music lessons for special needs students. Her philosophy of teaching is to lead individuals to achieve their full potential through music. Her rate is $25/half hour.

Frankie Hidalgo - Saxophone music lessons in North Vancouver

Frankie Hidalgo (Saxophone)

Frankie graduated from the Grant MacEwan University Jazz Studies diploma program in 2008. He has spent the past 15 years working as a musician and educator, performing across western Canada and offering lessons a wide range of instruments. Frankie is currently finishing an education degree at Capilano University in North Vancouver, specializing in music instruction. Through his experience and passion, he strives to nurture his students' love of music. His rate is $25 per half hour lesson.

Jamie Ruddick - Piano, Ukulele music lessons in North Vancouver

Jamie Ruddick (Piano, Ukulele)

Jamie's love for music began at a very young age, starting piano lessons at age 5. He has completed his RCM Grade 10 certificate, and continues to refine his skills today. Jamie is passionate about constructing a fun and energetic learning environment for his students. Whether they are learning classical piano, pop, improvisation, composition, or ukulele, there will never be a dull moment. His rate is $25/half hour.

Jeff Gammon - Bass, Upright Bass music lessons in North Vancouver

Jeff Gammon (Bass, Upright Bass)

Jeff is a graduate of the BMUS program in Jazz Performance from Capilano University. As a local emerging musician, Jeff has played with pit orchestras such as Theatre Under The Stars, the TD Vancouver Jazz Festival, CBC’s Musical Nooners, toured Canada with Blues/Gospel group The Sojourners, and more. His rate is $25/half hour.

Jeffrey Black - Piano, Guitar music lessons in North Vancouver

Jeffrey Black (Piano, Guitar)

Recently transplanted from Alberta, Jeff Black brings over 15 years of performance experience, and 5+ years of teaching experience in both piano and guitar. With a background in RCM piano and a diploma in Jazz from Edmonton's Grant MacEwan University, Jeff is ready and willing to take students of all ages or experience levels and help them pursue their musical goals. His rate is $25/half hour.

Madeleine Elkins - Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in North Vancouver

Madeleine Elkins (Guitar, Ukulele)

Madeleine has been playing guitar for over a decade. She graduated with a BMUS in Jazz Studies at Capilano University, and has played in a wide variety of ensembles in many styles around Vancouver, notably in the 2017 Arts Club production of Bittergirl the Musical. With experience teaching private lessons to students of all ages, she is a passionate educator who hopes to create an inclusive learning space where she can inspire her students to reach their goals. Her rate is $25/half hour lesson.

Mike Schafer - Trombone, Low Brass music lessons in North Vancouver

Mike Schafer (Trombone, Low Brass)

Mike has a MMUS and BMUS from UBC and has been teaching since 2002. He has performed with the VSO in outreach programs, and toured Taiwan and Hong Kong with the UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble. His rate is $25/half hour.

Nick Ratcliffe - Drums music lessons in North Vancouver

Nick Ratcliffe (Drums)

New to Vancouver from Toronto, Nick is a performer with over 15 years of playing experience and over 6 years of teaching experience. His goal as a teacher is to allow students to develop their playing abilities and creativity. Drawing from playing experience, resources, and lessons from renowned clinicians such as Dom Famularo, John Riley, and the Drummer's Collective in New York to name a few, he customizes each lesson to suit a student's age, musical interests, goals and learning style. His Rate is $25/half hour.

Niho Takase - Piano music lessons in North Vancouver

Niho Takase (Piano)

Niho has over decade of experience as a professional pianist. She has a Bachelors of Music from VCC and teaches Classical, Jazz, Bossa Nova, Salsa and more. She has studied Latin music under the Tito Puente Orchestra's former pianist Sonny Bravo in New York, and Afro Cuban music with Grammy Award winner Chucho Valdes in Havana Cuba. Niho's rate is $25/half hour.

Paul Cheng - Cello, Violin, Viola, Theory, music lessons in North Vancouver

Paul Cheng (Cello, Violin, Viola, Theory,)

Paul started playing the violin at age 6. He studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in London for a number of years, came to Canada in 1987, and continued his music education at the University of British Columbia and Manhattan School of Music in New York. Since then, Paul has been playing and teaching in North America for the last 20 years. Paul is actively performing all year round with local symphony orchestras and small ensembles... from Classical to Jazz and constantly recording with many local composers/artists. His rate is $25 per half hour lesson.

Paul Mason - Drums music lessons in North Vancouver

Paul Mason (Drums)

Paul began taking drum lessons at age 13. After graduating high school in 1975, Paul became a full-time touring musician. In 1985 he bought Milestone Percussion, a unique custom drum company which was re-named Tempus Drums. He currently remains active as an performer, teacher, student, composer, journalist/blogger, school music program advisor and music advocate. His rate is $25/half hour.

Roshanak Farzadkish - Piano music lessons in North Vancouver

Roshanak Farzadkish (Piano)

Roshanak started playing piano at age 8. At age 16 she turned her focus from Iranian music to Western classical music and obtained her BA and MA degrees in piano performance. She also completed a conducting certificate from Capilano University. Her desire is to help students become more intelligent, diligent, conscious, and to help them to experience the joy of playing piano. Her rate is $30/half hour.

Sarah Foster - Voice, Piano music lessons in North Vancouver

Sarah Foster (Voice, Piano)

Sarah Foster has been singing and playing piano since early childhood. She has a BMUS from Sonoma State University in California and is currently enrolled in the Artist Diploma program at the Vancouver Academy of Music. Sarah believes that enthusiasm is the key to music! Being able to enjoy making music, even on bad days, is the most important part of life. Her rate is $25 per half hour.

Sebastian Chamney - Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in North Vancouver

Sebastian Chamney (Guitar, Ukulele)

Sebastian recently graduated from VCC's music program with a Bachelor of Applied Music. He has studied with some of Vancouver's top guitar players such as Dave Martone, Brian Poulsen, and Daryl Jahnke to name a few. During his time at VCC, he was a recipient of several music scholarships, including the Sal Ferrara "One to Watch" Award. Sebastian's patient and kind nature help him connect with students on any interest level. He welcomes students of all styles and levels. His rate is $25/half hour.

Solmaz Saba - Piano music lessons in North Vancouver

Solmaz Saba (Piano)

Solmaz started playing piano in Iran at the age of 7, focusing on Western classical music, and held her first solo concert when she was 12. She later studied at Ecole National de Musique de Creteil in Paris, and also completed a music diploma and conducting certificate, both from Capilano University. Her rate is $27/half hour.

Thomas Law - Flute music lessons in North Vancouver

Thomas Law (Flute)

Vancouver-born flutist Thomas Law is an enthusiastic performer and teacher in the Vancouver and Victoria area. A passionate chamber musician and a frequent recitalist, Thomas has performed works from the classical repertoire, contemporary avant-garde, world-jazz fusion and film/video game score genres. Across B.C., he has performed most notably with the Victoria Symphony, Victoria Bach Ensemble and Victoria Philharmonic Choir. His rate is $25/half hour.