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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Make 2018 a year of learning!

Making music a part of your life is a goal everyone should do at some time in life and the new year is a great time to get started. Lessons resume on Jan 8, so email or call to save a place on our schedule with one of our awesome teachers.

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

~Lonny Koch

“ 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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South Island Studio is actively involved in the community of Victoria BC
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Upcoming Events

Neil Young Acoustic Guitar Songs & Technique

Apr 28 - Jun 23, 2018

Once monthly workshop session on the great writing and guitar playing of Neil Young's acoustic guitar and songs.

The last Saturday of Apr, May, and June 23. 

4:00- 5:30 PM 

Drop us a line to register or more info!

Blues Guitar Study Group

May 26, 2018 from 10:00am - 12:00pm

Our monthly Blues Guitar Study and Jam hosted by Paul Mowbray. 

I’m adding to our Blues Study Repertoire book: BB King's Sweet Little Angel, Why I Sing the Blues, The Thrill is Gone, and BB’s version of Stormy Monday.

Next Session:

The way I look at it we build two main skills.  The first is the ability to play individual songs well and jam them out. The second skill is what I’m thinking of focusing on next session:  the ability to master turnarounds, fills, solos, and comps in each of the major keys.  This skill enables the player to sit in on any jam and to do a song in any key competently.

That’s the focus of the next session.  Mastering the main blues keys:  E, A, G, D and C.

I’ll bring some new songs and we can also play off our repertoire book.  Please suggest songs as well.

Drop us a line to register!

Student Showcase: Imagine Studio Cafe

May 27, 2018 from 2:00pm - 3:30pm

A delightful little performance by student musicians at Imagine Cafe in James' Bay.  

It's a monthly event the last Sunday of each month at 2:00 PM

Spring Concerts 1 and 2

Jun 10, 2018 at 2:00pm

June 10 - day one of our Spring Concerts.

Open to all of our students to join in the fun and share a piece of music with a great audience of family, friends, and students.

Two short programs at 2 and 4 PM 

$5 cover

Early Registration WEEK: For Sept 4 Start-up

Jun 11-16, 2018 at 10:00am

Register for Sept Lessons - be sure to hold a spot on our Calendar for YOUR music lessons in Sept.

10:00 - 1:30 Monday - Saturday, June 11-16.

Course offerings:

Private Music Lessons on Guitar, Voice, Piano, Bass Guitar, Flute, Drums, 

Music Theory: University Entrance Prep (ie: making the all-important Music Theory relatable and easy to understand)

Music Theory for Young Musicians (Delightful music theory for students age 10 - 16)

Music Theory Applied for Adult Students 

Electronic Music: Understanding Composition for Electronic Music Artists

Intro to Electronic Music - Making BEATS & using the Gear!

Rockshop Band Camps - Learning to play together in a band is a great experience and a lot of fun. Improves all aspects of musicianship and brings focus to all those lessons. We rehearse, play gigs and in the 3rd term head into the recording studio for a Recording Session. 

Beautiful Dreamers Inclusive Youth Choir - Mondays 4 - 5:30 PM

Beautiful Dreamers Inclusive Adult Choir - Mondays 7- 8:30 PM

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