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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


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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 Piano Teachers:

Amy Burdock - Voice, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in Bedford

Amy Burdock (Voice, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele)

has a Bachelor of Music Therapy from Acadia University (2015) with honors, and a concentration in classical piano studies with Professor John Hansen. During her time at Acadia, Amy was also trained in guitar, and voice. She also has performed both as a soloist and with the Acadia Vocal Ensemble and Chorus. Amy is also experienced in improvisation and collaboration, and is an active accompanist for the Kiwanis Music Festival. Amy has several years of experience working with children. She will tailor the lessons to suit her student's goals, whether it be to further develop skills in reading music, ear training, technique, theory, or performance, etc. Amy also provides preparation for Royal Conservatory of Music exams, Kiwanis Music Festival, and recitals. Amy's rate for a half hour private lesson is $24

Amy Ewer - Piano music lessons in Bedford

Amy Ewer (Piano)

Amy has a Bachelors of Music from Dalhousie University with a major in piano. She has played Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Prokofiev, etc., in recitals at Dalhousie and other venues. Amy has been teaching music since 2009 and has years of experience working with children. Her rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Caroline Whalen - Voice, Piano music lessons in Bedford

Caroline Whalen (Voice, Piano)

Caroline has been teaching since 2009. She holds a Master of Music in Performance and Pedagogy from Memorial University and has also trained at the Vancouver International Song Institute. Caroline spent two seasons touring with Opera Roadshow, a group that brings children’s operas and workshops to schools throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. She has performed lead roles in both opera and musical theatre but is equally at home in a variety of other styles. Caroline's rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Charles Myra - Piano music lessons in Bedford

Charles Myra (Piano)

Charles was the Winner of the 2007 Kiwanis Festival Rose Bowl, Charles studied piano at Dalhousie University with Tietje Zonneveld and Peter Allen. He has been teaching classical piano since 2006, and his rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Daniel MacNeil - Guitar, Piano, Violin, Oud and percussion (composer, recording artist, and instructor) music lessons in Bedford

Daniel MacNeil (Guitar, Piano, Violin, Oud and percussion (composer, recording artist, and instructor))

Daniel teaches a wide range of genres including flamenco, classical, folk, pop, fingerstyle, blues, jazz, rock, and many genres of "world music". As well as being a faculty member of Dalhouse University, he is the principal guitarist of professional, local flamenco ensembles and has worked with Symphony Nova Scotia and both the Victoria and Edmonton Symphony Orchestras as a performer and composer. Daniel graduated with a B.Music from Acadia University and has trained at world-renowned schools in India and Madrid, Spain. His website is http://www.danielmacneil.ca, and his rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $25

Janessa Stang - Piano and Theory music lessons in Bedford

Janessa Stang (Piano and Theory)

Janessa began studying piano at the age of six and has been teaching private lessons since 2005. Janessa graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance in 2015 and holds a diploma as an Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto in Piano Performance. A versatile and experienced musician, Janessa has performed across Canada, in venues big and small. She was a winner of the Dalhousie Symphony Orchestra Concerto Night competition and performed as a soloist with the orchestra in 2014 and 2015. Although Janessa’s formal education is classical, she is also very influenced by folk, rock, pop, and jazz. She has been the musical director for popular musicals, including The Sound of Music and Seussical. She also plays and sings regularly with folk/rock groups. Janessa’s teaching tailors to the needs and interests of each student, while also emphasizing the fundamental elements of music, the foundation on which all different styles of music are built. With these building blocks in place, students can then pursue whatever style of piano they desire to play. She encourages her students to find their own connection to music and to let their personality and imagination shine through. Janessa especially enjoys performing, and finds that sharing music with others through both performance and teaching to be extremely rewarding. Her rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Karlene Francis - Piano, Voice music lessons in Bedford

Karlene Francis (Piano, Voice)

Karlene studied piano at the Maritime Conservatory, completing RCM Grade 8 with honours by age 16 followed by two additional years of study. Karlene has advanced classical cello and vocal training (Western University and privately), and she was a Music Itinerant Specialist with the Toronto District School Board where she taught classroom music to children using Orff pedagogy. She has performed in ensembles, including orchestra, and continues to perform on a variety of projects as a vocalist and instrumentalist. Karlene taught piano from her private studio and recently obtained training and certification (Acadia) as a music therapist. She has directed vocal and instrumental groups and successfully prepared students for RCM exams and Kiwanis Festivals. With over 10 years of experience teaching adults and children, Karlene is happy to instruct in classical and/or contemporary genres. Her rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Kathryn Wagner - Piano music lessons in Bedford

Kathryn Wagner (Piano)

Kathryn graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. While there, she studied with Tietje Zonneveld and Lynn Stodola. Kathryn’s collaborative experiences include: accompanying the St. John’s Lutheran Mother Daughter Choir, performing Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the Dalhousie Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, twice participating as a Young Artist at the Scotia Festival of Music, performing as a soloist in Dalhousie’s Concerto Night, and accompanying Halifax-based “Spira” of Choirs for Change. As winner of the 2016 Nova Scotia Registered Music Teachers’ Association Scholarship Competition, Kathryn performed a concert series throughout the province in 2017 and subsequently represented Nova Scotia in the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Association’s National Piano Competition. Kathryn won the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition in 2018 and performed with the NSYO that fall. Her rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Kayley Wartman - Voice, Piano, French Horn, Brass music lessons in Bedford

Kayley Wartman (Voice, Piano, French Horn, Brass)

Kayley holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Secondary Education as well as a Bachelor of Education degree. As a singer, hornist, and pianist, she grew up performing in the Dartmouth All City Music program's bands and choirs, later progressing to provincial level ensembles in addition to extensive solo training and performance. She believes in helping every student find a passion for music and engages students using their own interests. In 2018, she won an exceptional student talent grant to travel to the Kodaly Institute in Hungary, where she was trained in the Kodaly method for music education. This training, along with her public school teaching experience, allows her to create an inclusive and engaging environment for students of all ages and abilities to grow as musicians. Kayley's rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Kimberley North - Flute, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Ukulele and Recorder music lessons in Bedford

Kimberley North (Flute, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Ukulele and Recorder)

Kimberley completed her Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from Dalhousie University in 2009. She performs professionally in a variety of chamber ensembles, most notably as one half of Duo Tranquillo. Kimberley’s love of music and her desire to help others led her to become a Music Therapist, completing her degree at Acadia University and at the Robert F. Unkefer Academy for Neurologic Music Therapy. This training gives her a unique ability to reach students of all strengths, offering an adaptive lesson structure individually designed for each student. Kimberley loves working with children and strives to make learning music a fun and memorable experience. Her rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Lisa MacDougall - Piano and Voice music lessons in Bedford

Lisa MacDougall (Piano and Voice)

Lisa has played piano since age three. For over 25 years, she has been a touring and recording artist, musician, musical theatre director, and piano/vocal instructor. Lisa was, for twelve years, Rita MacNeil's pianist, background vocalist, and music director/band leader. She has toured with Roger Whittaker, jazz vocalist Molly Johnson, and singer/songwriter Laura Smith. In 1999 Lisa released a solo album,Turnaround, which earned two East Coast Music Award nominations. Another solo recording is due out in 2017. For five seasons, she was music director for the award-winning Anne & Gilbert on Prince Edward Island. At Halifax's Neptune Theatre, Lisa musically directed ten productions, including Cats, The Sound of Music, and Chicago. She also musically directed, sang and played in the travelling theatre production Drum, featuring four Atlantic Canadian cultures. Although music has taken Lisa around the world, she continues to make Halifax her home. Lisa's rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Matt Myer - Brass, Keyboard, Piano, Composition and Improvisation music lessons in Bedford

Matt Myer (Brass, Keyboard, Piano, Composition and Improvisation)

Matt studied music at McGill University and Humber College and has been playing jazz, rock, reggae, blues, and classical music in Halifax since 1997. He has played with the Johnny Favourite Swing Orchestra and Gypsophilia and won a Juno award and multiple ECMAs. He has been teaching students since 2004, and his rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Ria Kim - Piano music lessons in Bedford

Ria Kim (Piano)

Originally from South Korea, Ria studied at Dalhousie University (under Oxana Zotova and Lynn Stodola), at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, at Manhattan School of Music, and with Yonghee Moon from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. During her studies, Ria entered regional and national competitions and won prizes in the Nova Scotia Kiwanis Music Festival and was a Rose Bowl finalist. She performs in Halifax as a chamber musician, played with the Dalhousie Orchestra in 2010, and was featured in a NSYO fall concert. Kim is an active collaborative pianist, an occasional jazz musician, and a lover of video game music. In 'Trio Benterria' (winner of the National Music Festival 2011), she performed with Benjamin Marmen and Terri Croft. In Scotia Festival of Music 2011, Ria was awarded the Tritt Scholarship, the Richardson Family Performing Arts Scholarship, and participated in the Young Artists program. Her rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $23.

Trevor Wentzell - Woodwinds, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Piano, Composition music lessons in Bedford

Trevor Wentzell (Woodwinds, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Piano, Composition)

Trevor is a multi-instrumentalist and composer, he holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from St. FX University with a Major in Jazz Studies. Playing and studying music from the age of five, Trevor is no stranger to the local music and education scene and is a first call sideman performing and recording on saxophone, flute, piano and organ. He is a member of the Back Alley Big Band, The Chronos Band and Scott and The Rocks. Trevor has opened for such musical greats as Charles Bradley, John Scofield and Sharon Jones and the dap-kings at the TD Halifax Jazz Festival. Trevor enjoys teaching saxophone, flute, clarinet, piano, music Theory and improvisation. Trevor's rate for a 30-minute private music lesson is $24.