Lessons Available

    Blaine is available for private lessons in:

    • all forms of violin – classical, jazz, improv, practical theory – at all levels
    • cello (for beginners)
    • trumpet
    • flugelhorn
    • stand-up and electric bass (for beginners)
    • applied practical musical theory principles

    Lessons are $40/hr at my studio in Cumberland, BC.
    Private lessons at your location are available, starting at $55/hr depending on distance.

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    Blaine works with students from age 6 to college level, up to Conservatory Grade 10. He also takes adult students from beginner to advanced levels.

    Blaine’s specialty is improvisation instruction. If you want to learn to play with anyone, in any genre, and feel confident & competent, Blaine will give you the skills.

    He also concentrates on Applied Practical Theory Principles – this will give you skills to feel comfortable in a technical musical environment, to help you play confidently with “trained” musicians and know what they’re talking about!

    Through the magic of the internet, Blaine also offers online lessons for distance learning via skype or google talk. “Virtual lessons” are $40/hr.

    Blaine also teaches at Parksville Music Centre, in Parksville BC. Please contact them for details about lessons at that facility.