Courtenay Piano Lessons & Music Schools

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Courtenay Piano Lessons

Written by Trevor Baron

I’m a certified online piano and theory teacher accredited by the Royal Conservatory of Music; I specialize in providing personalized online lessons using platforms such as Skype and Zoom.

June 22, 2024

Bach To Basics Music - Live Online Piano & Theory Lessons in Courtenay

Hello I’m Trevor and welcome to the Canadian Tour of Music Schools! Before we begin, I’d like to welcome you to my studio Bach to Basics Music. I offer live online piano and theory lessons tailored to meet your individual needs. You can see what students are saying here.

With over 25 years of experience as a certified Royal Conservatory of Music teacher, I’m committed to helping adults and children ages 7+ achieve their musical goals.

Why choose my studio? Learn from home via Skype or Zoom, with flexible scheduling to suit your lifestyle. Enjoy personalized one-on-one instruction covering everything from classical and modern styles of piano to advanced theory and RCM exam preparation. Contact Me  to schedule a Free Trial Lesson and get started. Now on with the Tour!

About Courtenay

The 27th stop on our Canadian tour of music schools is in Courtenay. Welcome to Courtenay, British Columbia. Here’s an overview of Courtenay’s music schools and the local music scene!

City website:

Population: 25,599 (2016)

Piano Lessons in Courtenay

While my studio specializes in providing online piano and theory lessons through Skype or Zoom, here are some music schools that might strike the right chord if you’re looking for in-person piano lessons in Courtenay, British Columbia. These aren’t endorsements, just friendly suggestions to help guide your musical journey.

1. G.P. Vanier Secondary School – Music Department:

  • It provides various music programs, including Band, Choir, Jazz Band, and Guitar classes. It also participates in the annual District Musical Theatre Production. However, they don’t appear to provide private piano, guitar, bass, drums or voice music lessons.
  • Website: G.P. Vanier Music

2. Motif Music Studios:

  • Provides both online and in-person lessons for various instruments such as piano, cello, violin, percussion, ukulele, digital composition, harmony, and music history. They cater to all levels.
  • Website: Motif Music Studios

3. All Keyed Up Music Lessons:

  • All Keyed Up provides piano lessons for students of all ages, focusing on a fun and engaging approach to learning music.
  • Website: All Keyed Up Music Lessons

4. Long & McQuade Musical Instruments – Courtenay:

  • Provides music lessons for various instruments, including piano, guitar, drums, and voice. It also offers rental services for musical instruments.
  • Website: Long & McQuade Courtenay

5. Comox Valley Piano Society:

  • A directory of piano teachers in the Comox Valley area, providing lessons for various levels and styles.
  • Website: Comox Valley Piano Society

These schools and resources are music education options in Courtenay, ensuring students can find suitable programs to meet their musical goals. For more information on piano lessons in Courtenay, check your local listings.

Discover the Melodic Heart of Courtenay, British Columbia

Situated in the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, Courtenay is a charming city known for its vibrant music scene and stunning natural landscapes. With an array of live performances, engaging festivals, and a supportive community, Courtenay offers a rich and unforgettable musical experience for visitors and residents alike.

Dynamic Venues and Live Performances

Courtenay is home to several venues that host a variety of live music performances throughout the year. The Sid Williams Theatre is a cultural gem, offering an impressive lineup of concerts, theatrical productions, and community events. This historic venue provides an intimate setting where you can enjoy performances by local and international artists.

For a more casual experience, venues like the Flying Canoe West Coast Pub and Gladstone Brewing Co. regularly feature live music, creating cozy atmospheres perfect for enjoying talented musicians’ performances.

Festivals that Celebrate Music

The annual Vancouver Island MusicFest. This renowned festival draws music lovers from all over with its diverse lineup of artists spanning genres from folk and rock to blues and world music. Held in a picturesque outdoor setting; the festival offers an immersive experience that combines great music with the natural beauty of the Comox Valley.

Another notable event is the Elevate Arts Festival, which includes a variety of musical performances as part of its celebration of local arts and culture. This festival provides a platform for emerging artists. It brings the community together through a shared love of music and creativity.

Supporting Local Talent

Courtenay takes pride in nurturing its local music scene, providing numerous opportunities for emerging artists to showcase their talents. Regular open mic nights, jam sessions, and local music showcases are held at venues such as The Griffin Pub, Flying Canoe West Coast Pub, Roy’s Towne Pub, High Tide, and Church St Taphouse.

In my quest to find famous people from this city who have made their mark on the piano, I came across Sue Medley (Canadian rock musician).

This section usually highlights an outstanding private teacher; however, I found a neat little studio this time: the Daphne Langford Studio. It’s worth a look.

Leaving the keyboard topic behind, it’s time to look at a business. This is a little different, but it’s not a business: The Comox Valley Youth Music Centre. The centre seems to offer an extensive selection of fine arts courses, music classes, and a whole lot more.

Music Education and Workshops

Courtenay offers various educational opportunities for those looking to deepen their musical knowledge. The Comox Valley Youth Music Centre provides comprehensive music programs, including lessons, workshops, and masterclasses for youth at all skill levels. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced musician, ample resources are available to help you on your way with your music studies.

Exploring Beyond the Music

Step away from the keyboard and see what this town has to offer. While visiting Courtenay, take time to explore the city’s other attractions. Enjoy a stroll through the beautiful gardens of the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park, visit the Courtenay and District Museum to learn about the area’s rich history, or explore the stunning landscapes of nearby Strathcona Provincial Park. The city’s parks and natural settings offer perfect opportunities for relaxation and outdoor activities.


Courtenay, British Columbia, is a vibrant city that offers a rich musical experience. With its welcoming venues, lively festivals, and small-community feel, Courtenay invites music lovers to explore its exciting music and natural beauty. Come and discover the melodic heart of Courtenay, where family, fun, and the joy of music prevail.

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