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569 Rothesay Avenue
Saint John, New Brunswick, E2H 2G9
Lesson Centre: Phone or Text (506) 631-0884
Store Phone: (506) 672-2937
Fax: (506) 648-9842

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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

Sunday: CLOSED

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Private Lessons

Looking for music lessons? Well look no further, because Long & McQuade Saint John has music lessons for you and your whole family. Located at 569 Rothesay Avenue, the Saint John Lesson Center offers lessons on a wide range of instruments, including guitar, piano, strings, woodwind, brass, drums, and voice by experienced and trained instructors in well equipped lesson rooms. Whether you are a beginner student or a skilled musician, we have an instructor who can take you to the next level. For more information or to register, feel free to call 506 631 0884 and speak to one of our lesson associates today.

Group Lessons

Music for Me is a play based introduction to music for children between the ages of 3 and 5. Classes are held Saturdays from 10am to 10:45am for 8 weeks, three times a year. Preschoolers love repetition and build knowledge through repeated exposure to concepts. Through guided listening, singing, games, moving to music and using rhythm instruments, the children will discover that music has pitch, tempo, dynamics, beat and rhythm. Experience with these basic musical concepts will help prepare the students for lessons when they reach the appropriate age. The main goal is to have fun and foster a life-long love for music! The next Music for Me runs September 28th to November 16th, 2019 and is $144.00 for the full 8 weeks.

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Our Violin Teachers:

Alexandra Pires Duro - Viola, Violin music lessons in Saint John

Alexandra Pires Duro (Viola, Violin)

Alexandra Pires Duro grew up Braga, Portugal where she started her studies in violin with Sara Machado. During the conservatory years, she was invited to play with Orquesta De Minh and played in the ensemble Compass Quat, with whom she participated in several major musical projects and performed in the biggest concert houses of Portugal, such as Casa da Musica and CCB. After graduating, Alexandra moved to Lisbon after a successful audition for the university Escobar Superior DE Musica. Here, she completed her Bachelor'so Degree in Music Performance on the violin, with world known teachers like Gare Guin Aroutiounian, Ana Beatriz Manzanillo and Bin Chao. After that, she completed her Masters in Music Education, while working as a violin teacher. During her Masters, she conducted a study about parent involvement in music education all around the country, which received the maximum evaluation from her prestigious superiors.

While working as a student in Camerates, she was playing in different ensembles and orchestras, while performing in multiple countries, and also volunteered in social programs and other several community programs in Portugal and Ireland. Motivated by all of her work, travels and experience, she moved to Canada by herself to work with El Sistema. Her rate per half hour lesson is $21.

Dalia Garcia - Viola and Violin music lessons in Saint John

Dalia Garcia (Viola and Violin)

Dalia Garcia is a viola/violin teacher from Venezuela who studied at the world renowned music program, El Sistema. Dalia got her music degree in Music Education from the Institute of Music Arts Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela. In 1989, Ms. Garcia auditioned for the viola section of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, the top touring orchestra of El Sistema, performing with them till 1996. In 1996 Dalia moved to the U.S. to study at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she got her Masters degree in viola performance. Moving to East Landing, Michigan in 2002, Dalia would teach at Michigan State University Community Music School until 2009, when she moved back to teach viola/violin with El Sisters.

Ms. García has many years experience teaching students of all ages and has taught Suzuki, traditional and Sistema methods for many years. She has had the opportunity to teach in different countries, including Venezuela, Columbia, United States and currently Canada. Currently, Ms, Garcia is a viola teaching artist with Sistema New Brunswick in Saint John. Her rate per half hour lesson is $21

Serenna Chapmam - Violin music lessons in Saint John

Serenna Chapmam (Violin)

Serenna, a Grade 7 RCM certified violinist, has been playing violin since she was eleven years old, after starting her musical education on piano at age six. Serenna studied violin under the direction of Robert McCausland for seven years and performed as a member of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra between 2008-2011, at which time they toured Austria and Germany. Following High School, Serenna completed an internship with Sistema, which included observing, assisting, and teaching violin students. Having found a passion wity music, Serenna continued her music education in Kansas City while taking University level performance courses in violin, theory and composition.
Having recently moved back to Saint John, Serenna has immersed herself in the local music community, including playing with newly formed indie rock band "The Backstays." Excited to be teaching here at Long & Mcquade, Serenna enjoys teaching styles ranging from classical to contemporary. Her rate per half hour lesson is $21.