Jim McLaren, B.Sc, B.Ed


Guitar, Bass Guitar, Rock/Jazz keyboard/Theory and Computer Music Lessons!

My name is Jim McLaren and I am currently accepting private music students for lessons at my studio in East Vancouver. I have been teaching at Long & McQuade and Tom Lee Music for nine years, and am now accepting students in my own private home studio as well. I normally have a roster of about 40 students per week, teaching guitar, bass guitar and rock/jazz keyboards, I also teach and coach songwriting, home recording and music with technology. I have been teaching music privately or in studios for over 15 years and hold Bachelor's degrees in Science (Physics) and Education (Science/Music) education.

Rates are VERY competitive at:

$26      / 30-minute lesson

$39 / 45-minute lesson

$52      / 1-Hour lesson

I perform keyboards, tour and write with the Vancouver band, INCURA (www.incura.net) - who were the CFOX SEEDS 2008 Platinum winners, opening up for the Stone Temple Pilots at GM Place, and performing at the Commodore Ballroom multiple times. I have many years of experience touring and performing live with all sorts of musical groups in many different genres. In addition to a Grade 8 level in Piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music, I also studied jazz under Dr. Kurt Ellenberger at the University of Lethbridge.

In addition to teaching any style of guitar/bass/keyboards (rock, jazz, country, blues), I am also available to teach songwriting/arranging, music theory, and home computer recording - using software such as Reason, Cubase, Cakewalk, Pro Tools, Logic or Garageband. If you ever wanted to learn how to use any of these programs, give me a shout!

Please e-mail me for details and I will get back to you personally.

Jim McLaren



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