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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


Lesson Centre Email: saintjohnlessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: saintjohn@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: 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 Teachers:

Bev Tims - Piano music lessons in Saint John

Bev Tims (Piano)

Bev, a classically trained pianist and organist, holds a BEd Degree from UNB and taught piano and directed a church youth choir in Fredericton. She was Music Director for a non-profit preschool program and has over 20 years of experience working with young children. In 2010, Bev returned to teaching piano and created the Music For Me preschool music program. She is a registered piano teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music and teaches all ages, from beginners to the more experienced student. Bev has completed the MUSIC TOGETHER teacher training as well as the Elementary Piano Teacher Course from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Her rate for a half hour lesson is $23

Catherine Kennedy - Voice, Violin, Guitar music lessons in Saint John

Catherine Kennedy (Voice, Violin, Guitar)

After years away, Catherine is happy to return back home to Saint John, where she started her solo performing and songwriter career. Catherine recently completed her Bachelor of Music Therapy degree with a vocal focus at Acadia University and also holds her RCM grade 8 on violin. As one of her interests, Catherine loves to introduce songwriting in her lessons with students who are eager to learn. Her music has brought her all the way to festivals in Europe and across the Maritimes. Catherine has worked extensively with children and youth, and with a variety of styles. With a passion to help students find their connection to music, Catherine is happy to provide lessons that are tailored to their needs and interests. Catherine's rate per half hour is $22.00

Cody Collins - Voice music lessons in Saint John

Cody Collins (Voice)

Cody, a Lyric tenor originally from PEI, moved to Saint John in 2017 after studying music performance at UPEI. During his time at UPEI, Cody's focus was on vocal studies under the direction of Stephen Bouey, particularly studying vocal performance, Opera performance, diction, pedagogy, and choral conduction. He has performed alongside the UPEI jazz ensemble, UPEI concert choir, Chamber choir, and Men’s ensembles, and solo features among various community ensembles. Cody believes that anyone can learn to sing, while bringing charisma and positivity to each lesson. Cody's rate per half hour lesson is $23.00

Emily Shute - Piano and voice music lessons in Saint John

Emily Shute (Piano and voice)

Emily Shute, an RCM Grade 9 classical pianist and voice teacher from Halifax has been teaching for over a decade. Since graduating from Dalhousie University in 2005, Emily has been teaching classical piano and music theatre privately. Her teaching style balances technique and performance ensuring her students are skilled and expressive whether they are learning RCM curriculum or pop songs. As well as teaching, Emily has worked as an accompanist (Halifax Dance, Ross Creek Centre For The Arts, Kiwanis Music Festival), performer (IDOW Festival, Grafton Street Dinner Theatre, Two Planks and a Passion), and composer - She released her debut album, "Jump With Me", in 2015 emilyshute.bandcamp.Com. Emily has recently moved to Saint John after spending a year in South Korea teaching musical theatre. She is excited to join the Long and McQuade team and is looking forward to teaching here for many years to come! Her rate per half hour is $22.

Jonathan Kipping - Drums and Percussion music lessons in Saint John

Jonathan Kipping (Drums and Percussion)

Jonathan performs and gives lessons mainly in Rock, Jazz, & Musical Theatre styles. He also gives clinics, educational drum circles and workshops (e.g. Long & McQuade, KVHS, SJB-King Edward School, The ONE Change, & The Boys and Girls Club), and accompanies dancers in Ballet, Modern, African and Scottish styles. Jonathan hopes to instill in drummers of all ages the many joys of drumming, on the drum set—and beyond! Jonathan developed his unique but tried-and-true approach through Orchestral experience (mainly on Timpani), African drumming (on djembe & dunun) and completion of an Interdisciplinary Studies degree at Montreal’s Concordia University (in Jazz Drumming and Electro-Acoustic Music Composition). After further university study, performing and giving lessons in Nova Scotia and British Columbia, Jonathan returned to Saint John in 2002, newly dedicated to educating, performing, and ongoing learning… eventually through ABDA_Drumming – an initiative to help expand drum and percussion activities, awareness, education and performances in the Saint John area. If you are looking for an experienced and dedicated educator for you or your child, and a locally-orientated performer who can organize a drumming or full-band event tailored to your needs, please consider Jonathan Kipping. His rate is $22 per half hour.

Nick Gay - Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, and Ukulele music lessons in Saint John

Nick Gay (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, and Ukulele)

Nick, a multi-instrumentalist from Saint John started playing the drums at 8 years old, eventually picking up the guitar and learning finger style and classical. At the age of 14 he landed his first gig and by 19 was playing gigs all across New Brunswick as well as teaching full time. In 2013 he met, was mentored, and managed by CCMA award winning guitarist and co-founder of Tom Cochrane & Red Rider, Kenny Greer. In 2014, Nick recorded and Tom Cochranes' new album "Take it Home" and the following year set out on a Canadian wide tour with them. Nick teaches a variety of styles, including blues, rock, pop, jazz, funk, classical, and alternative. His rate for a half hour lesson is $23.

Sam Patterson - Guitar, Bass, Voice, Banjo, Ukulele and Mandolin music lessons in Saint John

Sam Patterson (Guitar, Bass, Voice, Banjo, Ukulele and Mandolin)

Sam received a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Jazz focus from St. Francis Xavier University. While at St. F. X. Sam developed a strong interest in composition /arranging and enjoyed writing many diverse styles of music. He also began to take an interest in singing while studying an "Intro to Voice" course with notable jazz vocalist Jeri Brown. Sam has performed with many bands including extensive work with Hot Fuss, Sidekick, the Steve Waylon Band, Big Medicine and Saint John Idol. He has enjoyed years of performing with many local bands as well as award winning Canadian Recording Artists: Chris Cummings, Julian Austin and Joan Kennedy. He's been fortunate to travel as far as Switzerland on occasion to perform with NB Country Artist Steve Waylon. His rate for a half hour lesson is $23.

Sandra Britten - Piano music lessons in Saint John

Sandra Britten (Piano)

Sandra received her Bachelor of Music Education from Mouth Allison University and her Bachelor of Music from Dalhousie University. She is an accredited ARCT teacher through the Royal Conservatory and a Suzuki method instructor. Sandra's rate her half hour is $23.00

Scott Medford - Guitar music lessons in Saint John

Scott Medford (Guitar)

Scott's musical journey began at the age of 16, as an avid student of the guitar, he soon found himself playing professionally two years later at the age of 18. He established his reputation as a blues guitarist in Saint John's very popular "Hill Brother's" band from 1992 - 2002. The group was nominated for an East Coast Music Award in 1995. In 2003 Scott formed his own trio known as The Instigators, and they also became the backing band for the Maple Blues Award winning singer Theresa Malenfant and has been with Theresa for 18 years, having played main stages at Fredericton's Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, theatre stages, and numerous other festival stages throughout Canada. In 2018, Scott and Theresa formed a duo that would showcase their unique talents at the 35th International Blues Challenge competition in January of 2019, in Memphis Tennessee. Competing against over 250 acts in the solo/duo category from around the world, the duo achieved second place. As a teacher, Scott taught in Quispamsis for a decade before starting to teach privately in 2005,. All in all, Scott has had a wonderful career in music and music education...and looks forward to continuing his journey as a teacher at Long and McQuade. Scott's rate per half hour lesson is $23.00.

Sebastian Fleet - Guitar and Bass music lessons in Saint John

Sebastian Fleet (Guitar and Bass)

Sebastian is a local musician and songwriter, he began taking violin/viola lessons at the age of 4, performing in local string ensembles and was a member of the NBYO for their performances in Parma, Italy (2005). At 17, Sebastian was one of 5 musicians chosen from across the country to play guitar at the All Canadian Jazz Festival, in Port Hope Ontario, before receiving a full scholarship to study jazz guitar at Humber College in Toronto. After some further study and musical collaborations in Montreal, Sebastian returned to Saint John and has been teaching and working here since 2015. He is happy to work on all contemporary and classic styles (blues, jazz, pop, rock, metal, country, classical) teaching guitar and/or bass. His rate for a half hour lesson is $23.

Serenna Chapman - Violin music lessons in Saint John

Serenna Chapman (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.

Stephen Alexander - Piano, Voice, Guitar and Flute music lessons in Saint John

Stephen Alexander (Piano, Voice, Guitar and Flute)

Stephen is a graduate of l'University de Moncton with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Colleague's diploma from the Royal Canadian College of Organist, while also serving as in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves as a Concert and Marching Band Officer. Stephen has over 30 years of experience in musical education, having worked extensively as an organist, conductor, and private music teacher in piano, voice, flute, and guitar. Currently, Stephen is the Director of music Ministry at St. Mary and St. Bartholomew's Anglican church.

Stephen is well versed in the teaching methods and lesson curriculum of both Mount Allison and Royal Conservatory and is a registered teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music. As a graduate of l'Universite de Moncton Stephen is able to offer lessons in both official languages. His rate per half hour lesson is $23.

Theresa Kelly - Piano music lessons in Saint John

Theresa Kelly (Piano)

With a life-long interest in music, Teresa began formal training in piano at age four, and studied with Mme. Claire Forget, in Quebec. By age 11, she had succeeded at passing the entrance requirements at the Conservatoire de Musique et D’Art Dramatique in Montreal, QU. During these years she continued to study under the guidance of Mme. Forget and Mme. Lubka Kollessa. Teresa studied music for some time and received her grade nine examinations at McGill Preparatory School of Music, with High Distinction. Later as a mature student she passed the entrance examinations to enter McGill University where she completed a year of study towards a Bmus. Over her years of teaching, Teresa has gained extensive experience teaching private students, guiding them from rudiments all the way to senior level studies. Teresa also taught Music for Young Children for some years and, additionally, had the opportunity to teach piano to students at the Ottawa Protestant School Board, in Ontario. With more than thirty years teaching experience, she has dedicated herself to providing a comfortable and stimulating teaching environment for her students.

Tony Boyce - Saxophone, Clarinet, Voice, Piano, Guitar, Flute and Theory music lessons in Saint John

Tony Boyce (Saxophone, Clarinet, Voice, Piano, Guitar, Flute and Theory)

Tony, a graduate of UNB, is a multi instrumentalist with 52 years of music experience and education. His lifelong love of music has led him to study guitar, piano, voice, saxophone, clarinet, and flute; with certifications from RCM and Berkeley College of Music in Boston. Tony has also completed courses from the University of Singapore, the California Institute of the Arts and West Virginia University. Tony enjoys performing other composers' music, but he delights in performing his own composed music. Tony offers a unique teaching style which accommodates a variety of music learners, from beginners to advanced; from child to adult. Tony is committed to ongoing professional music development and has studied under many renowned instrumentalists. Tony's passion is to help each student achieve their unique goals while providing an individual lesson plan. Tony has worked extensively with school bands, musical theater students, vocalists, pianists, and guitarists of different genres. Tony's rate per half hour is $23.00

Vanessa Briand - Violin and Fiddle music lessons in Saint John

Vanessa Briand (Violin and Fiddle)

Vanessa joins us from Cape Breton, where her love of Celtic music first blossomed. Since moving to Saint John, she has been involved with Comhaltas (pronounced COAL-tas) whose focus is on keeping traditional Irish music alive. In addition to this current activity, Vanessa has past experience with classical music through her time with the Cape Breton Orchestra. Since she first picked up the fiddle in 2002, she has had experience playing other genres but her love of her home and the Celtic music that dominates there holds a special place for her passion. Vanessa wants to evoke that same feeling in her students! Her rate for a half hour lesson is $23.