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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 Voice Teachers:

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.

Carolyn Curry - Voice and Piano music lessons in Bedford

Carolyn Curry (Voice and Piano)

Carolyn holds an undergraduate Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Jazz Studies from St. Francis Xavier University and a Masters of Music in Jazz Performance from the University of North Texas. A singer/songwriter, jazz vocalist, and composer, Carolyn is also a member of Unidentified Funk Object (a space-themed funk band) and co-leader of Verbe Avoir (a bi-lingual gypsy jazz duo). Her rate for a 30 minute private lesson is $23.

Danielle Smith - Voice, Piano music lessons in Bedford

Danielle Smith (Voice, Piano)

Danielle studied piano at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton (Jazz Program) and completed Grade 8 Royal Conservatory of Music in Piano and Grade 6 in Voice. Her debut album, Little Seeds, was released in 2013 and received nominations for Music Nova Scotia’s Americana/Bluegrass Album of the Year, Music Newfoundland Female Artist of the Year and Country Album of the Year. Danielle has years of experience working with young children. She teaches a wide variety of styles including classical, musical theatre, rock, and pop. Her rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Jodie Miller - Voice, Piano music lessons in Bedford

Jodie Miller (Voice, Piano)

Jodie is a graduate of Acadia University and The University of Toronto's Voice Programs. Jodie has won both the Nova Scotia Provincial Voice and Music Theatre top prizes, has performed as a pop and folk singer on numerous occasions, and has sung roles here in Nova Scotia, at Opera NUOVA in Alberta, and at COSI in Italy. More recently, Jodie was in Toronto working with numerous professional choirs including two seasons with the Elmer Iseler Singers. She has had many performances at the Sony Centre, Koerner Hall, and Roy Thompson Hall working with the some of world's top conductors. Jodie absolutely loves teaching music to people of all ages, whatever their reasons may be. Her rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $25.

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.

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.

Natasha Sider - Voice music lessons in Bedford

Natasha Sider (Voice)

Natasha holds a Bachelor of Music (in vocal performance) from Dalhousie University. She sang opera at Dal, is the soprano soloist at First Baptist Church, and has put out a contemporary CD called Johari Window. Natasha is comfortable with classical, musical theatre, pop and rock styles, and has been teaching music since 1995. Her rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $24.

Nicole Anaka - Voice music lessons in Bedford

Nicole Anaka (Voice)

Nicole has a Bachelors of Music from Mount Allison University and a Masters in Musicology from the University of Victoria. She has trained in Dalcroze Eurythmics at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass., and has her Grade 8 piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She enjoys teaching students of all ages and abilities, and teaches a wide variety of styles, including classical, musical theatre, rock, and pop. Her rate for a 30-minute private lesson is $25.