Music Box – New Westminster’s Music Academy offers music lessons in: Voice, Singing, Piano, Cello, Theory, Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Ukulele, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Violin, Drums, Songwriting, Electric Bass, Music Together, Mini Music and Music Kids Club Classes
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: WHAT DO YOU LEARN IN YOUR MUSIC LESSONS?
That question is often asked by prospective students. Our teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals. We do not treat every student the same in terms of what and how we teach. A seven year old having their first guitar lesson will have very different needs than a fifty seven year old taking up piano for the 2nd time after having lessons as a child. The main reason to choose the Academy as your music lesson provider, is that we are sensitive to the fact that every student is an individual. If you enroll here for lessons, we will work with you to make a plan that will fit your needs and musical preferences. At the first lesson your teacher will ask you about your favourite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child.
WHAT STYLES OF MUSIC DO YOU TEACH?
We teach all styles from rock, pop, jazz, country, blues and classical.
ARE YOUR INSTRUCTORS QUALIFIED?
Our teachers have received their education from prestigious institutions such as Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Capilano University, University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, Royal Conservatory of Music, Canadian College of Performing Arts, University of Southern California and the University of Central Arkansas. Some of our instructors have gone on performance tours of British Columbia and the USA and have over 15 years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level.
PIANO LESSONS (for ages 5 and up)
Our piano teachers teach a variety of styles from classical to popular music. Whether you want to learn Bach or Alicia Keys, our teachers are happy to help you become the pianist you want to be. They will show you the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory but will also incorporate your favourite songs into your lessons. You do not have to have a piano at home to take lessons. A simple full size electronic keyboard will suffice for the first 6 months. Our piano teachers have warm personalities and enjoy sharing their love for the piano with you.
GUITAR LESSONS (for ages 6 and up)
Our guitar teachers teach rock, blues, metal, country and classical guitar lessons on electric and acoustic guitars. Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory. We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson you are challenged with a new technical or theory concept, but always end with something fun such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of guitar method books to accomplish this and encourage students to bring their iPod to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.
VOICE LESSONS (for ages 6 and up)
Our voice teachers primarily focus on popular music. If you have always wanted to be a better classical, rock, pop, country, jazz, gospel, R&B or church singer, then we have the right voice teachers for you. Voice students spend time each week doing physical exercises to improve their vocal range, ear training, breath control, vibrato, tone production, enunciation and more. All voice students set goals with their teacher to work on sounding like their favorite recording artists, or if they prefer, to develop their own unique voice. We not only teach singers, but also local actors, presenters and public speakers who want to enhance their speaking voices.
SONG WRITING (for ages 6 and up)
Work with our master instructors on everything pertaining to songwriting from the start of an idea to completion of a full song with recording. We’re happy to guide you through lyric writing, song structure, chord colouring, instrumentation and more. Thinking of performing your song one day? Learn and grow your stage presence, mic technique and more.
DRUM LESSONS (for ages 6 and up)
Our drum instructors teach rock, metal, jazz, funk, blues and many other styles. Drum language can be complex and our instructors will challenge any drummer with a wide variety of technical exercises designed to improve your speed and comfort. You do not have to purchase a drum kit to take lessons. Beginning students can learn with a drum pad and sticks for only $35.00. Students use our drum set at their lessons and do not have to bring anything except their drum sticks and a notebook.
$35.00 per 30 minute private lesson held once a week. Recommended for children, teens and adults.
$70.00 per 60 minute private lesson held once a week. Recommended for the serious student.
There is an annual academy membership charge of $45.00
All fees must be paid by pre-authorized debit account or pre-authorized credit card.
Lessons are available: Monday-Friday 12:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sundays 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Times listed are subject to teacher availability. Please contact our office for more details.
630 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster BC V3M 1E5
Located in a gorgeous heritage building just off of Sixth St
Offering quality voice, guitar, theory, violin, flute, ukulele, songwriting/composition, drums, saxophone, cello, clarinet, electric bass and piano lessons in New Westminster, British Columbia!