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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 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

Spring Concerts 1 and 2

Jun 9, 2024 from 1:50pm - 5:30pm

On Sunday, June 9, we host the first two of our Spring Concerts. 

2:00 PM features kids ages 10-16 sharing performances on piano, voice and guitar. 

4:00 PM features our Studio Singers, Studio Keys kids, ages 7-12, as well as individual performances by guitar, voice and piano students.

Location: St Mattias Church HALL. 600 Richmond Rd (at the corner of Richmond & Richardson) 

Admission: Guests $10.00; Performers enter free of charge. 

Enjoy this inspiring showcase of Victoria's up-and-coming artists and music learners of all ages and abilities.

Spring Concerts 3 and 4

Jun 16, 2024 from 1:50pm - 5:30pm

On Sunday, June 16, we host the final pair of our Spring Concerts. 

2:00 PM features individual performers on piano, voice and guitar and Rockshop Band

4:00 PM features individual performances by guitar, voice and piano students alongside their teachers or fellow students.

Location: St Matthias Church HALL. 600 Richmond Rd. (corner of Richmond and Richarson)

Admission: Guests $10.00; Performers enter free of charge. 

Enjoy this inspiring showcase of Victoria's up-and-coming artists and music learners of all ages and abilities.

What's New

Our Heart Mind Body Curriculum

Integrating cognitive, kinesthetic, and emotional awareness within music learning, our Heart Mind Body curriculum levels up music learning for the 21st century. Music is a powerful medium for humans to establish a bond and connection to themselves, community, tradition, and their stories. This neighbourhood music school in Victoria BC is at the forefront of a new approach to teaching and learning music.

Read More about Our Heart Mind Body Curriculum

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.

Keyboard/Piano

Keyboard/Piano

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

Bass/Guitar

Guitar/Ukulele/Bass

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

Group Lessons

Group Programs

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!

Testimonials

Thank you so much for the RockShop Band Camp! You and Christian did an amazing job. Our son learned so much and has been composing madly at home ever since. We really appreciated knowing that he was in a fun and supportive place. It was also fantastic for him to be exposed to playing in a group while having to accompany singers -- different skills than solo lessons. Which we should also thank you for -- his individual piano lessons with Xheni are terrific! She is so talented, kind and encouraging. Her enthusiasm has given him confidence and joy in his playing. Thank you!

Allison & Joe

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.

Tobin Stokes

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

Joanne, David and Alex

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

James

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

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.