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1717 Bedford Highway (at Oakmount Drive)
Bedford, Nova Scotia, B4A 3X1
Lesson Centre: Phone or Text (902) 496-6986
Store Phone: (902) 496-6960
Fax: (902) 496-6961

Lesson Centre Email: bedfordlessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: bedford@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
Monday.......................1:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday..10:00am - 9:00pm
Friday........................10:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday.....................9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday........................CLOSED

This Location Offers:

Private Lessons

The largest Music Lesson Centre in Nova Scotia is located at 1717 Bedford Highway. There are currently 20 teaching studios with plenty of parking available on site. Our facility includes space for recitals and group classes (such as ukulele sessions, vocal camps, band jams, and lots more). Committed to excellence in music instruction, the L&M Bedford location has over 35 of the best qualified music teachers in the business. Our instructors are active in the local music scene and/or have degrees from reputable post-secondary institutions. Private or semi-private music lessons of 30, 45, or 60 minutes are offered here at affordable rates, and there's no registration fee. Instruction is available on all popular musical instruments ~ including piano, guitar/bass, voice, drums, violin/fiddle, cello, brass, and woodwinds ~ as well as on recorder, mandolin, banjo, lap-steel guitar, ukulele and oud. Also offered are lessons in theory, songwriting/composition, and looping. Any age, any stage, whatever one's musical goal, we have a suitable instructor who will be happy to assist either the student wanting to learn music simply for the sheer enjoyment of playing an instrument or one preparing for RCM examinations. If you're looking for music education in a fun, supportive environment, phone 902-496-6986. Whether you're registering for lessons or looking for more information on our programs, Matt and Joanne look forward to your call.

Group Lessons

Adult ukulele class

All ages choir

Rock bands

Our Bass Teachers:

Mike Farrington - Bass, Guitar music lessons in Bedford

Mike Farrington (Bass, Guitar)

Mike studied at the Canadian Conservatory of Music and passed the highest level exams. He has played with Matt Mays, Charlie A'Court, Nathan Wylie, Jill Barber, David Miles, and Dutch Mason. Currently he plays with The Mellotones and Juno award winner Garrett Mason. Mike has been teaching music since 2002. His rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $23.

Mike Miller - Guitar and Bass music lessons in Bedford

Mike Miller (Guitar and Bass)

Mike has a Bachelor of Education degree from Acadia University and has been teaching guitar for the last 12 years. He has played guitar and bass in various bands for the last 17 years and worked as a sound man for other groups. Mike teaches all styles, loves classic rock, has had a very good track record with beginning students, and has conducted Beginning Acoustic, Beginning Electric, kids, teens, and adult guitar classes. His rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $26.

Nicholas MacLean - Guitar, Lap steel and Beginner Bass music lessons in Bedford

Nicholas MacLean (Guitar, Lap steel and Beginner Bass)

Nicholas received a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Jazz Studies, First Class Honours) from St. Francis Xavier University. He has studied privately with internationally renowned jazz musicians Howard Alden, Oz Noy, Wayne Krantz, Jerry Granelli and Ari Hoenig. Nicholas is active in the local music scene, currently playing with Juno-nominee Kim Barlow, ECMA-nominee Alana Yorke, award-winning songwriter Carmel Mikol and fellow L&M teachers Danielle Smith and Daniel MacNeil. He tours across Canada and internationally with singer/songwriter Gabrielle Papillon. Nicholas teaches rock, jazz, blues, country, R&B, folk, pop and heavy metal to students of all ages. His rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $25.

Pat Riley - Guitar, Bass and Song Writing music lessons in Bedford

Pat Riley (Guitar, Bass and Song Writing)

Father of five musicians, Pat has a Certificate in arranging and composition from the Berklee College of Music, has gigged with many of the top names in the musical universe, and is mentor to some of the best musicians in Atlantic Canada. He was the main host of the CBC Rock Camp series and currently sings, writes, produces, and is a top session player. Pat is one of the founders and currently the director of Summer Rock Camp, has been teaching award and scholarship winning students since 1991, and is a Primary Instrument Instructor at the NSCC Music program. His rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $26

Peter Davison - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Harmonica, Mandolin, Looping and Songwriting music lessons in Bedford

Peter Davison (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Harmonica, Mandolin, Looping and Songwriting)

Peter has a Bachelor of Arts with Music from St. Francis Xavier. For five years he was a solo and ensemble guitarist on Norwegian and Princess Cruise lines playing everything from rock ‘n roll through jazz, country, R&B, various finger styles, and classical music. Pete has played drums, bass, and guitar in a variety of local bands and won the 2010 Canadian Boss Loop Station championship (check out the Duke of Loops online). He has been teaching music since 1996, and his rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Rheo Rochon - Bass and Guitar music lessons in Bedford

Rheo Rochon (Bass and Guitar)

Rheo studied music at Humber College in Toronto and has been playing professionally since 2007. He has recorded and toured internationally with artists such as Keith Hallett, Garrett Mason, Cyndi Cain, and The Chronos Band (bandleader, bassist, and principle composer). Rheo has been teaching students of all ages since 2004. His rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Scott Harnish - Guitar, Bass and Songwriting music lessons in Bedford

Scott Harnish (Guitar, Bass and Songwriting)

Scott studied at the Harris Institute in Toronto (Music Production). He has been playing and writing music for over 30 years and is fluent in all styles of popular music. Scott is in demand as an active member of the local Halifax music scene as both performer and sound engineer. As an experienced songwriter, recording artist, and producer, he also offers coaching to students looking to improve their songwriting and music production skills. Scott charges $24 per 30-minute private lesson.