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2777 Steeles Avenue W
North York, Ontario, M3J 3K5
Lesson Centre: Phone or Text (416) 514-1109
Store Phone: (416) 663-8612
Fax: (416) 663-8683

Lesson Centre Email: steeleslessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: steeles@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: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

This Location Offers:

Private Lessons

Group Lessons

Rock skool

Jazz band

Theory

Cello ensemble

Junior rock skool

Our Teachers:

Andrew Kay - Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute (Woodwinds) music lessons in North York

Andrew Kay (Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute (Woodwinds))

B.A.
Andrew is a versatile musician and artist from Toronto, Canada performing music ranging from Indo-Jazz, World Music and Indian Classical Raga Music to Contemporary Jazz and Improvised Music. He is among one of the first musicians to perform Indian Classical music on the Alto Saxophone. He is a seasoned performer through numerous feature concerts around the globe with maestros and is the co-leader of many successful creative musical projects. Andrew also teaches lessons on flute and clarinet.
Andrew's rate is $23/half hour.

Anthony Daniel Szczachor - Drum Set music lessons in North York

Anthony Daniel Szczachor (Drum Set)

Anthony holds a degree from Humber College music program. He toured Canada, the US, South America & Europe with various groups. He is known for his diverse abilities as a musician. His teaching style emphasizes a balanced approach, implementing core elements of rudiments and reading, allowing students to play all kinds of music. ( Rock, Jazz, R&B, Latin)
Anthony's Rate is $25/half hour.

Bill Simms - Bass, Upright Bass, Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin music lessons in North York

Bill Simms (Bass, Upright Bass, Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin)

Bill Simms is a Toronto-based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and educator originally from Newfoundland. He honed his musical skills at College of the North Atlantic, where he was awarded two ECMA Legacy Award Scholarships as well as the CNA President’s Medal of Excellence, as well as in St. Francis Xavier’s Jazz Studies program. Bill has performed a multitude of musical genres with successful Canadian artists including Raine Hamilton, Abigail Lapell, Unidentified Funk Object, Piper Hayes and is looking forward to passing on his knowledge of music and the music industry to his new students this year!

Bills Rate is $25/half hour

Dallas Chorley - Voice, Piano music lessons in North York

Dallas Chorley (Voice, Piano)

Dallas is a recent graduate from the Master of Music programme in Voice Performance at the University of Toronto. A versatile performer, Dallas enjoys singing many styles of music including classical, sacred, musical theatre and pop. Throughout this exploration of genres, she has developed an appreciation for all music and is able to teach students of all ages in whatever style they feel most passionate about.
Dallas' rate is $23/half hour.

Denise Wright - Piano, Violin, Viola, Voice, Theory music lessons in North York

Denise Wright (Piano, Violin, Viola, Voice, Theory)

RCM 8 Piano & Violin, RCM Advanced Rudiments
Denise started learning the violin at 5 years old and is currently studying classical, jazz, and folk violin at York University. A multi-instrumentalist she has also studied piano, vocal, flute, viola, cello and guitar. She has played in the Mississauga Youth Orchestra, York University symphony orchestra and is currently a member of Brampton's Rose Orchestra.
Denise's rate is $23/half hour

Harry Rollo - Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn music lessons in North York

Harry Rollo (Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn)

B. Mus.
Harry Rollo is a freelance trumpet player and music educator located in Toronto, Ontario. He has performed with various groups around the GTHA, in various styles, from gospel choir to orchestral music. Harry graduated from the University of Toronto in 2018 with a degree in Trumpet Performance. He has been a staff member at the National Music Camp of Canada and also teaches privately.
Harry’s rate is $24/Half hour.

Ivan Chu - Cello, Strings music lessons in North York

Ivan Chu (Cello, Strings)

B.F.A.
Ivan holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts with specialization in Cello performance from York University, and is currently completing a Bachelors of Education. Ivan has been a clinician at many summer music camps and schools. He currently performs with the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Suzuki trained, Ivan works with all ages, introducing new ideas to his students while helping develop good practice habits.
Ivan's rate is $25/half hour

Jaden Spanier - Drum Set music lessons in North York

Jaden Spanier (Drum Set)

BMusic
Jaden Spanier is a multi-award winning drummer raised in the Beaches area of Toronto. He began performing as a professional at age 16. He recently graduated from Humber College where he had the privilege of studying under some of Canada’s top musicians, most notably Larnell Lewis and Mark Kelso.
Jaden is known for being a versatile performer. He performs in Rock, Jazz, Funk and Pop groups. Jaden has appeared on over 20 album recordings and is known for his studio session work.
Jaden is a passionate teacher and enjoys working with all levels of students.
Jaden's Rate is $24/half hour.

John Nicholson - Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet (Woodwinds) music lessons in North York

John Nicholson (Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet (Woodwinds))

John Nicholson is a saxophonist and composer/arranger who hails from Vancouver. His strong and distinctive sound has kept him busy as a side musician and his versatility has led him to work in many genres of music. John can be found sharing the stage and studio with some of the top talent of the Canadian music scene and has studied with Mike Murley, Kelly Jefferson, Terry Promane, Steve Kaldestad, Seamus Blake, and Gary Smulyan, among others.
John's rate is $23/half hour.

Jordan Kane - Piano, Voice, Theory music lessons in North York

Jordan Kane (Piano, Voice, Theory)

MMusic, DSMusic upon Completion
As a music educator, I believe that it is my responsibility to provide well-prepared, quality instruction to help each student realize their own potential and abilities. As a post-graduate student, I say to all my potential students that “I hope to instill in you the desire to be diligent in your practice, and to aim for a pure and hygienic utterance of quality whether it is from your vocal cords, or from a man-made instrument”. As a true maestro of a musician, the escalating industrial standards within the music industry are always on an incline, as well as the demands for modern learning applications within the field. I have taken the time to procure and blend knowledge of classical, traditional, and contemporary music theories for many musical needs and situations in the industry. I teach them to my clients, students, and perform them for my audience all while keeping my character traits. My passion is music.
Jordan's Rate is $26/half hour.

Julie Westover - Piano, Theory music lessons in North York

Julie Westover (Piano, Theory)

ARCT Teacher/Performer

Julie has been teaching piano since the age of 13 and has been teaching with us at our Music Lesson Centre since it opened in 2005. She has prepared students for all types of performances, competitions and exams with much success.
Julie's rate is $25/half hour.

Keagan Eskritt - Drum Set, Percussion music lessons in North York

Keagan Eskritt (Drum Set, Percussion)

BMus
Keagan Eskritt is a drummer, arranger, and educator currently based in Toronto. He is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto Music program, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance. While Keagan is known primarily as a freelancing musician, he also holds the drum chair for several projects in the Toronto area, including Big Smoke Brass, the Marie Goudy 12tet, and Chelsea and the Cityscape. His musical specializations include Jazz, Hip-Hop, R&B, and Pop.
Keagan's rate is $24/half hour.

Kenneth McDonald - Guitar, Bass guitar, Upright bass music lessons in North York

Kenneth McDonald (Guitar, Bass guitar, Upright bass)

B.F.A., M.A.

Ken is a hard hitting bassist and a well-rounded guitarist who has been teaching with us since 2007. Ken earned his degrees at York University and plays in a number of genres with a variety of local and national acts.He has performed at many jazz festivals in the region and frequently with doom metal giants Irn.
Ken's rate is $27/half hour.

Lada Lagover - Piano, Theory music lessons in North York

Lada Lagover (Piano, Theory)

Lada has been teaching piano and theory for over 10 yrs and is active in preparing students for competitions and RCM exams. Her teaching approach is goal oriented and nurturing. Her students continue to excel receiving 1st place and over 90%. She coaches singers and performs as an accompanist for auditions and competitions.
Lada's rate is $25/half hour.

Lindsay Jones - Guitar music lessons in North York

Lindsay Jones (Guitar)

B. Mus., M.A.
With ten years of guitar teaching experience, Lindsay is a seasoned music educator. She frequently performs as a soloist or accompanist in addition to conducting the Guitar Society of Toronto's community orchestra. She is currently pursuing a PhD in musicology at the University of Toronto.
Lindsay's rate is $25/half hour.

Mark Patterson - Guitar music lessons in North York

Mark Patterson (Guitar)

Mark has been performing and composing for a number of years. He has had the opportunity to perform with Martin Short, Paul Shaffer, Salome Bey, Deborah Cox, Billy Ray Cyrus, Burton Cummings, Roger Hodgson, Ashley MacIssac, DK Ibomeka, Divine Brown, Keshia Chante, Ron Sexsmith, Jacksoul and has toured extensively through Europe. Mark is also a studio musician and has performed at numerous Festivals and for Television shows.
Mark's rate is $27/half hour.

Matt Elder - Guitar, Bass guitar music lessons in North York

Matt Elder (Guitar, Bass guitar)

Matt has been teaching guitar and bass at our location since 2009 with much success. His talents span many genres, from country to hard rock, and include songwriting for various bands. Matt strives to balance his lessons with playing and theory while at the same time instilling new techniques and a passion for learning.
Matt's rate is $25/half hour.

Ran Jiang - Piano, Theory music lessons in North York

Ran Jiang (Piano, Theory)

Ran Jiang completed her Master’s degree in Music Education at Western University. As an RCM certified piano teacher, the member of Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association (ORMTA), and the founder of Piano Gamification, Ran believes that teaching piano is all about bringing students to the enjoyment of music and making achievements. While teaching piano, Ran is also a solfeggio and theory instructor. Her students have won multiple prizes in the piano competitions internationally, and were often recognized as “well-rounded, amazing and impressive musicians".
Ran's rate is $23/half hour.

Raymond Billiald - Piano, Voice music lessons in North York

Raymond Billiald (Piano, Voice)

B.F.A.
Specialized Honours Music.A graduate of York University's BFA music program, Raymond is a highly adaptive performer and teacher. He began his musical studies through RCM where he completed his grade 10 voice and grade 8 piano certifications as well as advanced rudimentary theory. Performing in many capacities as a singer, pianist, accompanist, harpsichordist, and musical director, Raymond has learned to adapt to many performance situations and has over 8 years of performance experience. As a teacher Raymond has worked as a vocal coach, studio accompanist, voice teacher and piano instructor for all ages and skill levels. He is an associate member of NATS.
Raymond's rate is $24/half hour.

Robert Taylor - Guitar, Banjo music lessons in North York

Robert Taylor (Guitar, Banjo)

B.A. Mus., M. Mus.
Robert is a guitarist, banjo player, and composer with over 20 years of teaching experience. Some notable achievements in Robert’s career include winning the Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Championship and touring internationally as a recording artist. Robert’s music has also been performed by the Canadian Brass, has appeared on CBC Radio 2, and has been featured in multiple film soundtracks.
Robert’s rate is $25/half hour.

Stephen Helmer - Guitar, Ukulele music lessons in North York

Stephen Helmer (Guitar, Ukulele)

Stephen Helmer is a multi-instrumentalist and holds an Honours Bachelor of Music from Queen’s University, as well as a diploma of Music and Digital Media from St. Lawrence College. With 10+ years of teaching experience, Stephen teaches all RCM levels for Classical Guitar as well as an array of popular genres such as rock, metal, pop, fingerstyle, and jazz. He has also been teaching Ukulele for the past 8 years, teaching both popular genres and fingerstyle. Stephen is an avid performer and has been a part of many different stylistic groups over the years including the Limestone Quartet, Project Paramount, Plaid Lads, and recently released an album as member of Wildbloom. In 2013 his band was a finalist in the LCBO’s Whiskey Rocks competition and he had the pleasure of being one of the opening acts for Theory of a Deadman’s concert in London, Ontario. Stephen’s passion for teaching accommodates students of all ages and skill levels.
Stephen's rate is $25/hour hour.

Tanya Thompson - Piano, Voice music lessons in North York

Tanya Thompson (Piano, Voice)

Hon. B.A.
Tanya is an alumnus of the University of Toronto's prestiguious Bachelor of Muisc in Performance program, where she studied under the renowned Mary Morrison. Tanya incorporates her extensive classical training and performing experience into her lessons, giving students an in-depth understanding of music.
Tanya's rate is $24/half hour.

Tase Stojanoski - Violin, Piano, Strings music lessons in North York

Tase Stojanoski (Violin, Piano, Strings)

B.A. Mus.
Tase earned his degree from the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and is registered with the RCM. For more than 15 years Tase was a Concert Master for the Macedonian National Opera Orchestra and collaborated with a number of Ontario orchestras and bands. His repertoire includes: classical, pop, jazz and folk. He inspires his students and personalizes lessons to the student's needs.
Tase's rate is $25/half hour.

Tasha Banate - Voice, Piano, Theory music lessons in North York

Tasha Banate (Voice, Piano, Theory)

B.A Music (Jazz)
Tasha Jade Banate is a Music Teacher based in the Greater Toronto Area. Her particular approach combines her background in music and Integrative Nutrition to help musicians harness their full potential. She is happy to instruct students of different skill levels and musical interests. From RCM to contemporary/ pop, Tasha’s main priority is to encourage growth and joy from her students’ lessons.
Tasha's Rate is $25/half hour

Yeganeh Sotudehnia - Violin,Viola,Strings music lessons in North York

Yeganeh Sotudehnia (Violin,Viola,Strings)

B.F.A.
Yeganeh completed her Specialized B.F.A in violin performance at York University and has first-hand experience in teaching methods suitable for young children, including Orff and Kodaly. In addition to playing as concertmaster in the York University Orchestra, Yeganeh has been a member of several ensembles, including Koffler Orchestra and more recently, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.
Yeganeh's rate is $24/half hour.