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1887 Kingston Road
Pickering, Ontario, L1V 1C9
Lesson Centre: Phone or Text (905) 686-9450
Store Phone: (905) 686-4900


Lesson Centre Email: pickeringlessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: pickering@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
Monday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm


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This Location Offers:

Private Lessons

*In-Store and Online Lessons Available.* Music lessons available for all ages, all levels, and all styles. Private and Group instruction in guitar, piano, drums, vocals, strings, brass, and woodwinds. Professional, highly qualified and experienced instructors. Affordable rates and no registration fees. Convenient lesson times for busy schedules. *We are following all Public Health guidelines for In-Store lessons. To inquire about our safety measures, please contact us.*

Our Teachers:

Alesia Sheverdak - Piano, Voice - In-Store Lessons Available music lessons in Pickering

Alesia Sheverdak (Piano, Voice - In-Store Lessons Available)

Originally from Ulyanovsk, Russia, Alesia has completed 7 years of music school and 2.5 years of Choral conducting at M.K. Institute of Belarus. She possesses a Bachelor of Sacred Music from Canada Christian College and has earned her ARCT Piano Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Since moving to Canada in 2003, she has worked with several choirs, trained vocalists, and pianists in Durham region. Alesia is passionate about teaching music and finds pleasure in discovering the talents and unique abilities in every student.

Alesia's rate is $24/30min Lesson

Chris Chiasson - Guitar - In-Store Lessons Available music lessons in Pickering

Chris Chiasson (Guitar - In-Store Lessons Available)

Chris is a seasoned journeyman musician who has been working in a wide variety of musical situations for the past 20 years. He has been teaching for close to a decade and has a strong Theory foundation. His principle instruments are Guitar, Bass, Chapman Stick, and Voice. Chris enjoys teaching various styles, including Pop, R&B, Jazz, Folk, and some Classical performances.

Chris' rate is $24/30min lesson

Christopher Anderson-Lundy - Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute - Online Lessons Available music lessons in Pickering

Christopher Anderson-Lundy (Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute - Online Lessons Available)

Chris is a multi-instrumentalist focused on woodwinds and piano, and a recent graduate of York University’s Jazz Program. At York he studied under Kelly Jefferson, Sundar Viswanathan, Barry Elmes, Tara Davidson, and others. Chris performs frequently in and around Toronto in a number of different bands and styles. He has appeared on JAZZFM91’s Jazzology program, and was one of 8 students selected for the TD Jazz Musician Intensive program in his final year at York. Chris attempts to share his excitement and passion for music with students of all ages and levels.

Chris' rate is $24/30min lesson

Cindy Martin - Piano, Voice - In-Store and Online Lessons Available music lessons in Pickering

Cindy Martin (Piano, Voice - In-Store and Online Lessons Available)

Cindy has 20+ years’ of teaching experience. She studied Voice at York University and Piano at the Joy of Music Academy, and has an advanced Theory background. Cindy prides herself on teaching engaging, fun, and dynamic lessons that produce exceptional results in her students. Additionally, Cindy has worked with Global TV as a vocalist on the program Big Sky Country, and is Lead Singer of the group Fun With Words.

Cindy's rate is $24/30 min lesson.

Darren White - Guitar, Bass - In-Store and Online Lessons Available music lessons in Pickering

Darren White (Guitar, Bass - In-Store and Online Lessons Available)

With 17 years' experience as a guitar and music teacher, Darren has an extensive background in private, one-on-one lessons. He enjoys teaching theory, technique, and song study, and his kind, friendly and supportive disposition makes learning fun. Darren has a unique perspective on the different applications of musicianship from his work in the film industry, scoring short films, and comedy sketches.

Darren's rate is $24/30min lesson

Dickson Benjamin - Drums - In-Store and Online Lessons Available music lessons in Pickering

Dickson Benjamin (Drums - In-Store and Online Lessons Available)

Dickson is an accomplished touring drummer and educator specializing in Drum Kit Performance and Pedagogy. With 15 years of performance experience, including touring alongside Canadian mainstays Protest the Hero and Intervals, Dickson has developed a strong technical proficiency and understanding of performance and musicality. Boasting a strong educational background, Dickson is a York University graduate with an Honours Bachelors of Fine Arts in Jazz Theory and Performance, and a Masters in Musicology. Endorsed by Los Cabos Drumsticks, and Vratim drum shoes, Dickson possesses a versatile and thorough understanding of a wide variety of genres including Rock, Jazz, Latin, Funk, Pop, Metal etc.

Dickson's rate is $25/30min lesson

Jamie Robinson - Guitar - Online Lessons Available music lessons in Pickering

Jamie Robinson (Guitar - Online Lessons Available)

Winner of the 2007 North American Rock Guitar Competition (the youngest winner in history), Jamie represented Canada against countries including Russia, Brazil, U.S.A., England, Italy, and others. Jamie received a full scholarship to Musician's Institute (MI) in Hollywood California. While attending MI, Jamie earned a position as a composer for Paramount Pictures' production company, Base Productions, scoring music for such networks as Spike, MTV, G4, Fox Sports and A&E. Jamie has also performed with many artists including Grammy Nominated Melanie Fiona.

Jamie's rate is $25/30min lesson

Jamil Premji - Strings, Violin, Cello - Online Lessons Available music lessons in Pickering

Jamil Premji (Strings, Violin, Cello - Online Lessons Available)

Jamil has studied both piano and violin, and obtained his RCM certifications for both instruments. His influences include popular bands such as The Beatles and Yanni, Bollywood movies, as well as classical ghazals and western classical music. Jamil is known for his soft melodious playing style, and as a teacher, for his personable and encouraging demeanor. He is a 1st violinist for the Resa's Pieces String Ensemble and lead keyboardist for his community band. His performance experience ranges from private parties to major media events. His most notable performances include: Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar at his book release party in Toronto, and the Canadian Pakistan Business Council Gala Night.

Jamil's rate is $24/30min lesson

Jay McIlwain - Drums - In-Store and Online Lessons Available music lessons in Pickering

Jay McIlwain (Drums - In-Store and Online Lessons Available)

Jay has been playing and teaching professionally for over 20 years and has been with Long and McQuade since 2004. After graduating from the Jazz Performance program at Mohawk College, Jay led a Jazz trio aboard Carnival Cruise Lines where he had the opportunity to play with many great musicians. Lessons with Jay will include learning by ear, reading music, analytical listening, developing good feel, and limb independence. Jay is a kind and enthusiastic teacher who enjoys teaching all ages, levels, and styles!

Jay's rate is $25/30min lesson

Jeffrey Clements - Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Bassoon, Piano - In-Store and Online Lessons Available music lessons in Pickering

Jeffrey Clements (Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Bassoon, Piano - In-Store and Online Lessons Available)

Jeffrey is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and graduate of the University of Toronto, where he majored in Composition. Jeffrey has written extensively for small chamber groups, vocal and instrumental soloists, wind ensembles and orchestras. He has performed many solo bassoon recitals, often showcasing his own compositions, and has performed with ensembles such as the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra, The Bermuda Philharmonic, Kindred Spirits Orchestra and the North York Symphony Orchestra. Jeffrey has always been a multi-instrumentalist; besides bassoon, he also has extensive experience playing and teaching flute, saxophone and piano.

Jeffrey's rate is $24/30min lesson

Jerome Anderson - Piano - In-Store and Online Lessons Available music lessons in Pickering

Jerome Anderson (Piano - In-Store and Online Lessons Available)

Jerome has over 10 years of teaching experience. He studied at the Royal Conservatory Of Music for Classical Piano, and Humber College in the Jazz Instrumental program. He possesses extensive knowledge in Theory, Composition, and Music Engineering. He has been Musical Director at Kanisa Fellowship Church, Harvest Worship Centre, and is currently at Kingsway Community Life Centre. Jerome has been privileged to work with performers such as Sharon Riley & Faith Chorale, Intercession, Brian Hamilton & Divine Worship, Carvin Winans and more. Lessons with Jerome will include how to play by ear, read music, and become a musical leader!

Jerome's rate is $24/30min lesson

Martine Miller - Voice, Piano - In-Store and Online Lessons Available music lessons in Pickering

Martine Miller (Voice, Piano - In-Store and Online Lessons Available)

Martine has over 10 years experience working with children and adults within community groups, schools and church ensembles. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours specializing in Vocal Music Education from York University. She has been a member of many ensembles as a vocalist, instrumentalist and accompanist. Currently she is running workshops and concerts for schools and groups around the Markham and Durham Region with the Absolute Music Company and is also pursuing her ARCT in Piano Pedagogy from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Lessons with Martine offer fun, engaging musical activities which will teach music reading, technique and musicality through various genres from classical to contemporary.

Martine's rate is $24/30min lesson

Michael Miller - Guitar - Online Lessons Available music lessons in Pickering

Michael Miller (Guitar - Online Lessons Available)

Michael has been teaching guitar professionally since 1990. He studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music and holds a diploma for teaching Guitar with the London College of Music in England. He is a registered teacher with RCM and RGT and is the Canadian representative for the world renowned guitar diploma course RGT “The Registry of Guitar Tutors”. He is well skilled in Classical and Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Vocals, Theory, Harmony, Song Writing and MIDI recording. Michael is an accomplished music composer with numerous album releases. He has achieved radio & television airplay and international sales under the band names “Rapid Tears”, “Adrenalin” and currently “MJM”, the Michael J Miller Band.

Michael's rate is $24/30min lesson

Pamela Wharram - Piano - In-Store and Online Lessons Available music lessons in Pickering

Pamela Wharram (Piano - In-Store and Online Lessons Available)

Pamela has decades of experience teaching piano and theory, and holds an ARCT degree in Piano Pedagogy from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She enjoys teaching all ages and levels, from total beginner up to RCM Level 10. Pam's professional background includes work with the Durham District School Board (DDSB), including experience working with special needs children. She developed her love for working with children while working as a Camp Counsellor for the North York and East York YMCA.

Pamela's rate is $25/30min lesson

Ryan Claxton - Drums - In-Store and Online Lessons Available music lessons in Pickering

Ryan Claxton (Drums - In-Store and Online Lessons Available)

Ryan is an energetic and creative drum educator that has spent over a decade perfecting his craft. Having studied with the likes of Aaron Edgar, Stephane Chamberland, and others, Ryan has developed a strong pedagogical approach from his time under the tutelage of world class musicians. As a touring musician and session player, he has gained great insight into what it takes to work in a professional band setting, and has picked up many great practice and performance tips along the way. Ryan has a well known online presence through his website “ClaxtonDrums.ca”, where he posts copious amounts of drum lessons, covers, and play-throughs, which span many genres and showcase his strong musicality and technical skill. It’s Ryan’s goal to inspire and motivate his students to want to meet and exceed their potential as a drummers, while having the most fun possible in the process!

Ryan's rate is $24/30min lesson

Victoria McWilliams - Piano, Voice - In-Store and Online Lessons Available music lessons in Pickering

Victoria McWilliams (Piano, Voice - In-Store and Online Lessons Available)

Working with students of all ages, Victoria is very enthusiastic about performing and teaching different genres of music. Teaching all levels from beginner to RCM Grade 9, preparing for piano exams, voice auditions, and recitals are her forte. She has over 20 years teaching experience, and is musically trained through the Royal Conservatory for both Voice and Piano. As a teacher, Victoria aims to educate positively and tap into the uniqueness of each student.

Victoria's rate is $24/30min Lesson