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.

Remembrance Day Weekend: Open for lessons

We're open Sat thru Mon Nov 11, 12, 13 for all music lessons.

Let's learn some music, remember and respect those who Served and still do, and learn some more great music.

~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

Rockshop Band Camps

Jan 17 - Mar 15, 2018

Tween and teen Rockshop Band Camps start Wed Jan 17 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 instruments are welcome to these weekly rehearsal and performance groups.

Music Theory for Humans: Understanding the Language with Annette Brosin PhD

Jan 22-12, 2018 at 7:00pm

Trouble understanding music theory? Barely passing 201 at UVic? This course will fill in the gaps and make sense of all the jargon and ear training and give you the understanding you need to get a grip on music theory and how to actually use it to your advantage as a musician or even as listener. Email or call for more info.

Americana Guitar & Song Study Workshop, Jan 27, Feb 24 and Mar 24

Jan 27 - Mar 24, 2018

Paul Mowbray and Lonny Koch present this informative and musically rich workshop on sone of the most famous artists of the Americana genre. People like the Carter Family, Jimmie Rogers, Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams, Charlie Patton, Leadbelly, Gillian Welch, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Woodie Guthry...we've got a lot to choose from and even welcome your input if there's someone you really want to learn more about.

Our plan is to visit as many great songs as we can and play them with easy strum or fingerstyle guitar, looking at specific attributes in each piece that make them unique to play so we can get inside the style and get the feel right.

3 sessions, the last Saturday of each month, Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 24, 

4:00 - 5:30 PM

Blues Guitar Study & Jam

Jan 27, 2018 from 10:00am - 12:00pm

Like Blues Guitar? This is the place to build your vocabulary by learning something new, and hanging out with a light-hearted group all learning to jam, improve their ear, solo more fluidly, and start Saturday morning off right. Acoustic and Electric welcome.

2 hrs - 10 AM - NOON the last Saturday of every month, Jan - June 2018

Paul Mowbray and Lonny Koch host the workshop. 

eMail or Call to register or if you just have a question. 

Imagine Cafe: Student Showcase

Jan 28, 2018 at 2:00pm

A delightful showcase of our students (and teachers) playing and singing at Imagine Cafe in James Bay. 

Here's a recent one in Oct 2017:

The last Sunday of every month, January to June, 2:00 PM  (approx an hour)

Open to the public and FREE! Join us for a coffee, some amazing treats and artistic atmosphere at Imagine Cafe.

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