SOUTH ISLAND STUDIO - Music lessons in Victoria BC since 2001


At South Island Studios, we are experienced music teachers, pro musicians, lifelong students of music and keen observers of the learning process. We’re dedicated to mentoring new and advancing musicians, giving them the tools to develop their own voice, by finding success and enjoyment in learning to play, sing, and groove.

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Recent News

Meet Our Music Teachers

We're very happy to have a great line-up of instructors this year, many returning and seven new to us.

New teachers: Al Kornelsen - Piano, Eryn Sharpe …Read More

Music lessons are off the hook!

Like every year, there's a lot of calls from students signing up in January, and we're thrilled to meet new-to-us music lovers who want to get their feet…Read More

~Lonny Koch

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Upcoming Events

Rockshop Band Camps

Sep 20 - Dec 13, 2017

Tween and teen band camps start Wed Sep 20 at 3:30 and 4:30 respectively: 3:30 Band: ages 11-13, 4:30 Band: ages 14- 17 email or call to join! Drums, Bass, Guitars, Voice, Keys... all are welcome to these weekly rehearsal and performance groups.

True Exuberance Musicians

11:00am Sep 23, 2017 until 11:45am Dec 16, 2017

Ages 4 - 5 Group Music Class for kids and parents together. Explore music and rhythm together in a super fun group using instruments, percussion, and voices. A great into to musicianship for our youngest learners!

Blues Guitar Study Group and Jam

Sep 30, 2017 from 10:00am - 12:00pm

A monthly get-together for mature players wanting to learn new skills and spend time playing the actual songs together. Paul Mowbray hosts the workshop on the last Saturday of each Month, from 10 AM to 12 noon.  

Each month a new batch of songs, with specific and clear teaching on how to play them. Acoustic and electric blues. 

Jon Miller's Jazz Cosmos

Sep 30, 2017 from 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Our Drummer and bandleader Jon Miller hosts this weekly workshop for students, especially teens, wanting to improve their jazz playing and understanding. Rhythm section and soloists alike. Guitar, Bass, Piano, Horns, Vocals are welcome. 

Intermediate skill level and music reading recommended. 

Songwriters and Players Study: Bob Dylan Acoustic (Part 1 of 3)

Sep 30, 2017 from 4:00pm - 5:30pm

A study and correct play through of Dylan's most iconic songs from his acoustic catalogue. As a songwriter, he has a lot to offer for study and inspiration, and for us to use as a springboard for our own writing as well. It's a deep well and very enjoyable to dip into for guitarists and songwriters alike. Paul Mowbray hosts at our Davie St location.

Last Saturday of each month, Sep, Oct, Nov. 4:00 - 5:30 PM

“ Lonny, Paul and the gang at South Island Studio, You guys are amazing and an inspiration to many musicians and young artists in Victoria!
Thank You! ”

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