Nelson Piano Lessons & Music Schools

British Columbia Piano Lessons | Canadian Tour Of Music Schools


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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 Nelson

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!

The 45th stop on our Canadian tour of music schools is in Nelson. Welcome to Nelson, British Columbia. Here’s an overview of Nelson’s music schools and the local music scene.

City website:
Population: 10,664 (2016)

Piano Lessons in Nelson

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 Nelson, British Columbia. These aren’t endorsements, just friendly suggestions to help guide your musical journey.

1. Selkirk College – Contemporary Music & Technology Program:

  • Selkirk College offers a comprehensive program that covers various aspects of music, including performance, production, composition, and songwriting. Students can pursue a diploma and receive hands-on training in state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Website: Selkirk College – Contemporary Music & Technology​

2. Capitol Theatre:

  • While primarily a venue for performances, the Capitol Theatre hosts various music-related events and educational programs. It provides local musicians and students opportunities to participate in concerts and workshops.
  • Website: Capitol Theatre

3. British Columbia Association of Community Music Schools

  • (BCACMS) promotes and supports non-profit community music schools across British Columbia. It facilitates cooperation between music schools and offers resources for music education.
  • Website: BCACMS

These schools and resources provide opportunities for a select group of music students in Nelson. Music studios such as Nelson Studio 88 are what more people consider when thinking about music schools.

Discover the Rhythmic Soul of Nelson, British Columbia

In the heart of the Kootenay region, Nelson, British Columbia, is renowned for its stunning mountain scenery and thriving arts scene. With live performances, entertaining festivals, and a welcoming community, Nelson provides a rich and unforgettable musical experience for visitors and residents alike.

Dynamic Venues and Live Performances

Nelson has venues that cater to all musical tastes. The Capitol Theatre is a cultural cornerstone, offering a range of concerts, theatre productions, and other events in a historic and intimate setting. For more casual settings, venues like the Royal Hotel and Spiritbar at the Hume Hotel regularly feature live music, providing cozy atmospheres where you can enjoy performances by local and touring musicians.

Festivals that Celebrate Music

One of the highlights of Nelson’s cultural calendar is the annual Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival is held in the nearby village of Kaslo. This festival, set against the stunning backdrop of Kootenay Lake, features an eclectic lineup of jazz, blues, and world music artists, offering a vibrant atmosphere that attracts music lovers from far and wide.

Another notable event is the Nelson International Mural Festival, which, while focused on visual arts, includes a variety of musical performances that add to the festival’s dynamic and creative spirit. These festivals provide top-notch entertainment and highlight Nelson’s commitment to fostering a lively and inclusive music scene.

Supporting Local Talent

Nelson seems to be very supportive of its local music scene. When this article was written, the Live Music In Nelson website had a very active calendar. You can check out live music in Nelson, BC, on this website:

Music Education and Workshops

Nelson offers a range of educational opportunities for those looking to increase their musical knowledge. The Selkirk College Music & Technology Program provides comprehensive music education, including lessons and workshops. However, a city of this size usually relies heavily on private music teachers to offer lessons for those wanting to learn an instrument or study music. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced musician, Nelson has a music teacher ready to help you realize your music learning goals.

Exploring Beyond the Music

While visiting Nelson, take time to explore the city’s other attractions. Enjoy a scenic walk along the waterfront pathway, visit the Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History to learn about the area’s rich heritage, or explore the stunning landscapes of nearby Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park. The city’s parks and natural settings provide perfect opportunities for relaxation and outdoor activities.


Nelson, British Columbia, offers a rich musical experience. With its enjoyable venues, fun festivals, and supportive community, Nelson invites music lovers to explore and participate in its culture and experience its natural beauty. Discover Nelson’s rhythmic soul, where music, community and art collide.

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Elevate your piano skills from the comfort of your home with live online piano and theory lessons through Skpye or Zoom for aults and children ages seven and up. Ready to get started? Contact me for more information on enrolling or book your free trial lesson to get started. Why wait? Let’s begin your exciting music journey together.

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