It’s back to school and back to the 3 Rs: reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic (not, apparently, spelling!) But our favourite Rs are ones that aren’t always met at school: Rhythm and Rocking! Long and McQuade offers music classes to get your kid set on a musical path.
You may be familiar with the research touting music in general, and learning to play an instrument specifically, with optimal brain development in children; particularly in areas of the brain associated with math and spatial-temporal skills, verbal skills and even memory reasoning. Band and music classes at school are wonderful, but private lessons from Long and McQuade can enrich your child’s education even further. When I remember all the squeaks I wreaked from my clarinet in junior high, I know I could have used the help!
For more information, watch Global News interview Long and McQuade’s Cesar Viloria-Petit talk about the connection between learning and music.
Generally students at Long and McQuade begin around ages 5-9, some locations offer classes for preschoolers too. Note that some of the brass and woodwind instruments (such as trumpet, trombone, and saxophone, for example) are better suited for older children, usually around 10 when they have the physical size and dexterity to use them. Adult learners are also welcome.
If you don’t own the instrument your child is interested in, Long and McQuade offers rental packages, so you can try before you buy! Lessons and rentals* are on a month to month basis – good news if you aren’t 100% positive you can commit to an entire year or semester. (*Available instruments vary by location.)
Long and McQuade operates Lesson Centres at three of its five Musical Instrument Store locations in the city, making it very convenient for Edmonton area learners. More information about the North Edmonton instructors, the Northeast Edmonton instructors, and the South Edmonton instructors can be found on the website. If you have ever wanted to take up an instrument, this year is the perfect year to do it.
All locations have excellent teachers offering private lessons in:
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So what are you waiting for? You can begin your lessons at any point throughout the year. A world of music awaits at Long and McQuade! Register today.
Long and McQuade Edmonton:
Address: 9219 28th Ave NW
Lesson Centre Phone: 780-432-7002
Store Phone: 780-432-0102
Address: 13651 149th Street NW
Lesson Centre Phone: 780-732-0150
Store Phone: 780-425-1400
Address: 11931 Wayne Gretzky Drive
Lesson Centre Phone: 780-479-1643
Store Phone: 780-471-2001
Email: edmontonnelessons@long-mcquade .com
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.