South Island Studio logo

The Music Academy For Everyone!

At South Island Studio, our purpose is to nurture well-being through connection, creativity and self-expression. We welcome you into a space where you are cared for and respected for the journey that you are on. Bring us your hopes, questions and musical goals. We’ll come alongside you and help you to realize them.

About South Island Studio

Come Jam With Us! Our experienced music teachers are dedicated to mentoring new and advancing musicians. We offer group lessons as well as private lessons in Voice, Drums, Keyboard/Piano and Bass/Guitar.

Upcoming Events

Rockshop Band Camps

Apr 7 - Jun 12, 2022

Thursdays after school at 3:30 and 4:30 (1 hour rehearsals) A perfect start for youth bands learning fun pop and rock repertoire, current and classic songs.

3:30 Band ages 10-12; 4:30 Band, ages 13-16.

Performance at our Spring Concert on Sunday, June 12 ( pending as Covid gathering protocols evolve). 

There's nothing better than playing music together to bring our practice into focus and to improve musicianship. This weekly 1 hr rehearsal pacts a lot in and gives students an opportunity to learn new music together, improve listening, work in a group, learn how to choose music that's suitable and challenging, and have a great time in the process.

Click the Get Started Now button to learn more and to register!

Campfire Guitar Sessions

May 26, 2022 at 7:00pm

Small group guitar lesson for beginner adults and teens. We'll learn a variety of great songs for acoustic guitar just in time for the summer season of camping and music jams!

Five weekly, one-hour sessions. 

Thursdays at 7:00 PM 

May 26 to June 23

Email to join this friendly group!

What's New

Our Services

Drum Lessons

Drum Lessons

We use Groove Essentials - a skill-building system that starts with the basics, then moves to new styles, helping students build new skills quickly.

Voice Lessons

Voice Lessons

At South Island Studio, we believe everyone can sing. Singers of all ages, we'll guide you to sing in a way that is healthy and authentically you.



Using techniques and lesson plans developed by the Royal Conservatory of Music, we blend traditional rudiments with modern practicality.



We use contemporary music to teach the skills required to plays guitar and bass guitar chords, melodies, lead solos and accompaniment.

Group Lessons

Group Lessons

At South Island Studio, we offer some great band camps and workshops throughout the year. Register early as classes fill up quickly!

Musical Therapy

Private Lessons

These music lessons are individually tailored for children or adults and take place once a week for a 30 or 60 minute block.

Learn More About Us

At South Island Studio, we tailor our lessons to you and your learning style. Together, we'll play songs, practice the foundational skills, share our experiences, challenge limits, and we'll have a blast doing it!


I was looking to find the confidence to sing around a campfire but I found so much more than that.

I found a true teacher with a heart of gold and the patience of a saint.

Kim was able to bring out something in me that I knew was inside but never had the courage to express.

If you have ever thought there might be a little voice in you that dreamed to be more, Kim will help you find it.

F. M. - adult vocal student

In the past few months of taking lessons with Eryn, I have already seen my voice transform. Beyond being friendly and fun, she is extremely perceptive and has a really natural musicality. So, she has the ability to hone in on what’s going on, help me bring me to new understandings, and spark my inspiration.

G.G. – adult singing student

Thank you for teaching me how to play Any Way You Want It, Tighten Up, American Pie and more!


Thank you for another amazing year working with Alex. Your kind, thoughtful, and creative teaching is amazing.

Joanne, David and Alex

Hey Lonny!

I don't know if you know, but our son Vaughn got a bass for graduating high school last year, and he moved to London UK in October to join a trio. They toured Europe opening for Les Claypool this spring and right now are touring with him on a short tour in the U.S. Over the next few days they are playing NY, NJ, etc etc - check it out - Hotthedd.

We can't thank you enough for the music lessons. Leo still plays piano and guitar, and sings every day - he is currently into Frank Sinatra. Before that it was "I Blame Coco".

Cheers man, and a million thanks.