Simon Cole clarinet/saxophone lessons

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Voice, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Piano,Theory, History, Composition and  Musicianship

Study music in a friendly relaxed atmosphere devoted to music. Our studio is full of musical instruments, music books, recordings and tools to build and maintain instruments because we are full time professional musicians
 First time students are always pleased and surprised to find out music lessons can be more fun and interesting than they had ever imagined. We love music and we want to give you the tools and abilities to experience music from inside like we do.
You don't need to have sung for years or already be able to play. Coming to us as a beginner is the best way because we can start you off correctly. We have  never had a student that couldn't sing or play .
You will be studying with trained musicians holding professional positions/degrees.

We have a flexible approach to teaching. Every student has different needs. Some  students are casual and an hour of enjoyment playing is all they are looking for others want to perform or have careers in music. Our proven success as teachers has been as a result of our understanding of what the student needs.

We have students of all ages, taking lessons in Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, Oboe, Recorder, Voice, beginner Piano and Theory.

 Our students have scored top marks in Exams, win many concerto and other competitions and year after year are among or are the best young players in BC and Canada, former students have gone on to careers in music as teachers, recording engineers and performers . References are available

Lesson Rates/per month


Woodwinds w/Simon Cole 30 min /wk 45 min /wk 60 min /wk
Beg-Grade 1 120 180 na
Grade 1-5 128 192 256
Grade 6-9 136 204 272
Grade 10 -Orch. Adults na 216 288


 10% discount for full year sign up (9 months) Regular teaching days are Monday and Tuesday.

Flexible student lesson pass available for Wed-Sat lessons $300 for 10 30 minute lessons.

Attendance and Missed Lessons

Students are expected to attend their lessons regularly, on a weekly basis. If a student gives notification of the inability to attend a lesson we regret that there will be no refund or a reduction of fees.

You have paid to reserve a time. That means I can't teach any other student during that time. I have very limited teaching times.

In the event of an unavoidable absence by the student, such as accident or illness  a minimum of 24 hours notice must be given to the teacher, of the student’s inability to attend a lesson in order for a makeup lesson to be considered.

Any missed lesson time, if warranted, must be made up before the end of the school year (June 30). Missed lesson time can not be “banked” for credit and will not be rolled-over to the summer months.

If a lesson is cancelled by the teacher, it will be made up at a mutually convenient time for the student and the teacher.

Online lessons with Simon using Skype my user name is simon.cole73 or using Zoom (you will be sent a link)

Clarinet Saxophone composition and advanced woodwind.  I have a wide range of students. They all have a positive stress free experience that gives them a lifelong love of music and some skills to better enjoy it. More ambitious students can perform at a very high level including performing with the symphony or taking exams ( 100% pass rate).


Erica Skowron B.mus




Study with pros for little more than amateurs charge.
  • Amateurs
  • low end
  • $20-50
  • hour
  • no or minimal training no active or minimal performing career no recommendations from leading pros no long list of successful students high possibility of misleading advice
  • Professional
  • high end
  • $50-75
  • hour
  • University/Conservatoire trained active pro performing careers as orchestra musicians, soloists, recordings, conducting and composing. recommendations from leading pros ( long list of successful students 100% exam pass rate students who are performing with pros