We have an amazing team of music teachers at both stores who are here to help you succeed as you learn your instrument. We offer a fun, low pressure & supportive environment when it comes to our lesson programs.
- Lessons cost $21-27 per half hour (see below) - no tax on music lessons
- Lessons are 1/2 hr once a week at the same day & time
- We have amazing teachers several of whom have been with us for 5+ years
Need to cancel a lesson?
It's no problem with our simple lesson rollover policy (see below:)
- Lessons are available 6 days a week
- You can sign up and start anytime
- Your teacher will customize your lessons based on your interests
- Our teaching studios are stocked with high quality instruments
Music Lesson Rates
Faders Student Membership - $75.00 (including tax)
This is a one time registration fee that covers your entire family forever.
(you don't have to re-register every year)
Faders Student Benefits
- Free online printed course materials while an active student
- Exclusive student deals & promos on selected instruments & accessories
Frequently Asked Questions
- What instruments do you teach?
We offer private lessons for: guitar, bass, piano, drums, voice & ukulele
- How old do you have to be to start Music Lessons?
We offer private music lessons for ages 5 and up. We have many students of all ages and skill levels. Adult and senior lessons are very popular too.
- What happens if I have to cancel or miss a lesson? Do I lose that lesson?
Our lesson cancellation policy is super friendly & simple to understand.
If you have to miss a lesson - for any reason - all you have to do is let us know ahead of time (up to 4 hours before your lesson) and your lesson will simply roll over to the next week free of charge!
This applies if you are sick, on holidays or just have a scheduling conflict. Your time slot will always be held and waiting for you. (the only time you will pay for a missed lesson is if you "no show" or cancel with less than 4 hours notice*)
It's easy to cancel a lesson 24 hours a day:
Chat with us here on the website
Call us at the stores: Faders: (204) 571-0428 Ted Good: (204) 728-1110
If you are able to, instead of cancelling your lesson, your teacher can also do a Zoom or FaceTime lesson during your regular time slot! This is perfect for anytime you can't make it to the store but still want to have a lesson.
*After two weeks of consecutive cancellations - starting on the 3rd week - the lesson charge will start to apply again. If you need to cancel more than 2 weeks in a row, please contact us and we will try to find a more suitable time on the schedule for you. After two consecutive "no shows" with no call/message we will take you off the teacher's schedule and try to reach you to arrange a different lesson time.
- I don't live in Brandon. Can I still take lessons?
Yes absolutely! Our amazing music teachers are now offering Online Lessons via FaceTime and/or Zoom. Buy a pack of lessons here on our website and we will contact you to setup a time.
- Do I need to own an instrument to take lessons?
Short answer: yes. To get the most value from your lessons you should have a decent quality instrument at home to practice on. We have lots of guitars, drum kits & keyboards available for sale - many starting under $200. Ask about our Student Instrument Buyback if you are unsure about purchasing an instrument.
- How long does it take to learn to play an instrument?
That’s a tricky question.. we suggest starting with a 10 pack of lessons and try to practice about 10-15 minutes a day - 4 to 5 days a week. You might be surprised how fast you progress!
- I'm interested in taking piano lessons. Do I need a piano or can I use a keyboard?
If you have a traditional acoustic piano (that’s in tune) that's great! Electronic pianos are a great choice as well (we stock several models starting at $499).
Portable keyboards are a very popular choice for beginners & are perfect for the first 2 or 3 years of lessons. We stock several portable keyboards for beginners starting at under $200.
- What is the best instrument to learn on?
Your choice! Guitar, piano, drums – whatever you are most interested in. We have keyboards, guitars & drums available for kids as young as 5 years old.
- My kid really wants to play electric guitar but I think they should start on piano or acoustic guitar first. Am I right in thinking that?
There was a time when that made sense. But not anymore! Here's why.. learning an instrument is a challenge and does take time & discipline. In this age of constant distractions (ie: gaming, social media, Netflix, TikTok etc) it has become more important than ever to start on the instrument that inspires you - right from the start. That gives the student a much better chance of sticking with it & not giving up due to boredom or lack of interest. (beginner instruments are all in the same ballpark cost-wise)
- Can we take a “trial” lesson to start?
Sure! We would be happy to find a spot for you to try out a lesson at Faders on any instrument you like. The trial lesson costs $27.
- Will I learn music theory and to read music?
Music theory is definitely a part of any quality music lesson program. All of the teachers at Faders are qualified to provide both the practical playing side of the lessons and also as much theory as you want or need. Every student is different so the teacher will create a lesson that best fits each individual.
- Do you offer lessons for adults?
Adults are always welcome and in fact make up a good portion of our new lesson students. It’s never too late to get started!
- When can I sign up?
Anytime. We offer lessons 12 months a year 6 days a week.
- I took lessons last season. Can I get the same teacher & day/time as I had last year?
We always do our best to schedule you with your preferred teacher and time slot but our schedules are subject to change from year to year due to changing availability from our teachers. Therefore we can't guarantee you will get the exact same day and time as you had last year.
- I bought a pack of lessons and can't use them. What is your refund policy for lessons?
Unused lessons can stay on your "account" for a period of up to 24 months at which point they will expire. Music lessons are not refundable however if requested, unused lessons can be "refunded" in the form of a Faders eGift Card that can be used towards any products or services at Faders Music, Ted Good Music or online at faders.ca.
Unused lessons are also fully transferrable to another student (let us know and we can make the arrangements). Membership Fee is not transferrable or refundable.
- How do I sign up?
Stop by or call us at either store to select a spot on our schedule. Once you register and buy a pack of lessons your spot on the schedule is confirmed. You can also register and buy a pack of lessons right here. If you decide to buy your lesson pack online, we will contact you within 2 business days to setup a time on our schedule.
- Can we register and pay at our first lesson?
New students must be paid in full at least 24 hours before the first scheduled lesson. Due to tight schedule availability we are unable to hold spots without payment. Existing students with an ongoing spot on the schedule can renew their lesson pack at the time of their next lesson.
Important Dates 2022/2023 School Year
Sept 12 (Monday):: First day of regular lesson season
Oct 10 (Monday):: Thanksgiving - no lessons
Oct 31 (Monday):: Halloween - no lessons
Nov 11 (Friday):: Remembrance Day - no lessons
Dec 18 (Saturday):: Last day of lessons before Holidays
Dec 19 - Jan 8 - Break for Holidays
Jan 9 2023 (Monday):: First day back after Holidays
Feb 20 (Monday):: Louis Riel Day - no lessons
March 25 (Saturday):: Last day of lessons before Spring Break
March 27 (Monday):: Spring Break begins - no lessons
Apr 3 (Monday):: First day back after Spring Break
Apr 7 (Friday):: Good Friday - no lessons
May 22 (Monday):: Victoria Day - no lessons
Jun 24 (Saturday):: Last Day of regular lesson season
July & August - Summer Lessons - ask for details
The lesson rates are the same for all lessons (guitar, piano, drums, voice, bass, ukulele, mandolin, violin). Any unused lessons at the end of the school year can be used in the summer or carried over to the following fall session. Once you have used up your lessons you can simply purchase another pack and keep your same lesson slot (subject to teacher availability).
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