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Lessons at Tapestry Music White Rock

Why not join the 350+ kids, teens and adults who visit us each week! Take music lessons at Tapestry Music and learn from any one of our experienced music educators who teach everything from guitar, bass, piano, trumpet, violin, Cello, ukulele, banjo, trombone/low brass, clarinet.



We have 12 teaching studios at two locations. Six studios are next to our store at 1335 Johnston Road in White Rock. Six more studios are just up the street at 1373 Johnston Road.


Options are available fro 30, 45 or 60 minute lessons taught one-one-one. $30 every 30 min and scheduled weekly, with payment due monthly in advance.


3 PM to 8:30 PM Monday to Friday
10 AM to 2 PM Saturdays
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A completed and signed registration form is required before lessons commence.
Call (604) 538-0906 to check availability! A registration form and first payment must be made before lessons commence.

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Steve Johnston - Banjo, Bass guitar, Guitar, Clarine, Double Bass, Mandolin, Ukulele

Steve Johnston is a distinguished musician whose virtuosity on the double bass has resonated through a prolific career spanning a diverse range of musical genres. As the Principal Double Bassist, his talents have graced renowned orchestras including the New Westminster Symphony Orchestra, Skagit Valley Symphony Orchestra, Western Washington University Symphony, Chamber Orchestras, and the White Rock Community Orchestra. Simultaneously, Steve has made indelible marks in the realm of jazz, collaborating with luminaries like the Panorama Trio at the Hotel Vancouver, Ron Rutherford's Preservation of Swing Big Band, the Fraser MacPherson Quartet alongside Oliver Gannon and Rudy Petschauer, and the Bill Perkins Quartet with Jud Sherwood and Raul. His eclectic journey includes memorable performances with the Charlie Rouse Quartet featuring Greg Williamson and Bill MacDonaugh, as well as enchanting vocalists like Ernestine Anderson, Dee Daniels, and Cheryl Bentyne in jazz trios. Notably, Steve has lent his musical direction to the Cloverdale United Church choir and boasts a coveted Life Member status with the Vancouver Musicians Association Local 145. His extensive gig history includes hundreds of performances across Vancouver's hotels, theaters, bars, and restaurants, and he's embarked on four exhilarating tours across BC and Alberta, spanning traditional jazz, rock bands, and live theater productions. Steve Johnston's musical prowess and commitment to the craft have left an indelible mark on the Canadian music scene.

Shawn Julie - Guitar, Bass, 5-String Banjo, Lap Steel Guitar and Ukulele

Discover the world of music with Shawn Julie, a seasoned music teacher and virtuoso with over three decades of enriching lives through his expertise. Proficient in guitar, electric bass, upright bass, 5-string banjo, lap steel guitar, and ukulele, Shawn is a dedicated educator since 1986, continuously enhancing his skills with luminaries like David Whitehill and David Oakes. His studies in jazz harmony, arranging, and Howard Roberts' accelerated learning principles offer students a dynamic learning experience. His Humber College education further strengthens his comprehensive musical teaching. Shawn's versatile repertoire spans Rockabilly, blues, jazz, flamenco, classical, and bluegrass, while his collaborations with artists like Susan Tyler, Lauren Dally, and blues legends Mel Brown, Shawn Kellerman, and Scotty Anderson, as well as his tenure as a Rockabilly Magazine columnist, reflect his esteemed status in the music world. With 40 years of studio and live performance experience, Shawn Julie is your guide to unlocking musical potential and harmonies. Reach out to [contact information] to embark on this transformative musical journey.


Terry Keller - Trumpet

Terry Keller's musical journey began in a household filled with the enchanting sounds of his family's instruments, including his father's horn and his brother's. With a deep-seated passion for music, he transitioned from playing the euphonium in 7th grade to pursuing his dream of playing the trumpet by 8th grade, supported by his parents who ensured he had a quality instrument, a mid-1960s 38B Conn Connstellation. Terry immersed himself in every available school and community band, with invaluable lessons from legendary Vancouver trumpeter Stewart Barnett every Saturday morning. Growing up in Richmond, Canada, he thrived in an environment with excellent secondary school music programs, thanks to dedicated educators like Ken Hackwell, John Hudson, and Len Kay.

After high school, Terry's unwavering love for music led him to Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where he studied with exceptional trumpeters like Wes Hensel, Jeff Stout, and Greg Hopkins. Surrounded by an inspiring musical atmosphere, Terry engaged in various musical endeavors, including R&B bands, pit orchestras, big bands, jam sessions, student recitals, recording projects, and more. Following the completion of his bachelor's degree, he returned to Vancouver in September 1988, where he continued to play with remarkable bands, engage in diverse musical projects, and, since 2004, passionately share his expertise by teaching trumpet privately, collaborating with Tapestry Music in White Rock, B.C., Canada.

Strauss Whiteside-Hope Rapp - Piano

Strauss is a prolific piano teacher and jazz pianist from the South Surrey area of BC. Strauss started his music study at the age of 10 and has devoted his life to the art, playing in many bands and combos throughout high school and university. While attending KPU to complete his Bachelor of Music in Musical Arts, he studied classical piano under the esteemed Jane Hayes, as well as jazz with famous bassist Jodi Proznick. While studying at KPU, Strauss discovered a love for teaching music, as well, and was hired as a piano instructor at Tapestry Music in 2018, and has taught there ever since. In 2021, Strauss completed his second degree, a Bachelor of Education in Secondary Music, from UBC, and has since been hired by the Surrey School District as a band and choir TTOC.

Strauss is also a member of Hamilton Street Swing, a jazz combo consisting of a bassist, trumpet/vocals, and Strauss on keys. Hamilton Street Swing performs at many venues for KPU and private ceremonies, dinners, and swing dances around the Fraser Valley.

Andrew Radke - Trombone

Taking to the trombone in sixth grade and never looking back, Andrew Radke is an active low brass player and educator in Vancouver, BC. Comfortable playing in many different styles of music, (classical, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary, even jazz metal!) his performing experiences have sent him to many places across the country and beyond. He has been honoured to have studied privately with two of Canada’s finest trombonists in Brad Muirhead and Dennis Esson in high school and at Capilano University. While a member of the jazz program’s top large ensemble A Band, he had the privilege of sharing the stage with many great jazz artists including Ernie Watts, Don Thompson, Phil Dwyer, Dave Liebman, Claudio Roditi , Mike Murley and Randy Brecker. A passionate music educator in the public school system eager to share the joys of musical experiences with others, he has also taught students with a wide range of playing experience in private lessons, group lessons and masterclasses. You can usually hear him in various jazz big bands or musical theatre shows around Vancouver. He believes in providing a welcoming learning environment that will equip students with strong playing fundamentals to become confident musicians, help them to explore their musical tastes, and also introduce them to new styles for as much musical enrichment as possible.


Oscar Lin - Piano

With over 15 years of piano playing expertise and holding RCM Level 10 and ARCT certifications, Oscar is a seasoned instructor adept at teaching students of all ages and skill levels. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of British Columbia, combines a deep understanding of individual learning needs with a passion for music education. Fluent in both English and Mandarin, he creates a supportive and inclusive learning environment for diverse students. He is committed to instilling a love for music and cultivating well-rounded musicians.

Jay Duncan - Guitar

Jay Duncan has been playing guitar for 45 years and enjoys teaching beginner to intermediate players, young and old alike. In college, he studied classical guitar up to RCM grade 10, and then fell in love with the blues and songwriting. Over the years, he made a few recordings and spent time training up and empowering young people in church music settings. He is a dedicated father of 6 beautiful kids and spends as much time with them as possible!

As a young man he became fascinated with building and repairing guitars, and has been a guitar builder and designer now for 30 years, and is the founder of the DuncanAfrica Society – which has been teaching young men and women in Uganda to build fine guitars since 2007. Jay spent 7 years working for the infamous Jean Larrivee Guitar company in Vancouver and developed a passion for fine woods, techniques and great tone under Jeans’ influence.

Whether you are looking to learn the basics, or to understand the instrument itself better and ask the deep questions that will take your playing experience to a new level, you are invited to book some time with Jay and move forward on your musical journey.

Don Kelley - Violin and Electric Bass

Don's career in music has reached across genres and instruments. Currently, Don is Concertmaster of the VPO under maestro Jin Zhang.

With an A.R.C.T. in violin performance, undergrad and private studies at UBC School of Music, and additional violin coaching in Vancouver and San Francisco, Don has a lot of knowledge in many styles of music. His mother, a concert pianist, taught Don to read music before he could read and write. While his main instrument is violin, he has a second career as bass guitarist in multiple styles of music, playing with famous Vancouver musicians and cofounding groups in rock, funk, jazz, fusion, neo-classical, and more.

In 1991 Don won the VCC/VPO concerto competition with his performance of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, and then performed as soloist with several orchestras live and on tv over the following years. Don also was first violinist of the Romanza Quartet, Animato Quartet, and concertmaster and founder of the Pacific Chamber Orchestra.

Don has been teaching music for most of his career using RCM method, with a focus on reading and interpreting music, and and also coaches students of all ages in solo, chamber and orchestral playing.

Jeremy Ferland - Violin

Violinist Jeremy Ferland has a passion for communication through music. He has appeared as a soloist with the Victoria Chamber Orchestra, the University of Victoria Orchestra, and Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra, among others. He regularly plays first violin in the Vancouver Island Symphony, and also appears as a freelance performer throughout British Columbia. He is a founding member of the Khimera Trio, which brings obscure works and popular favourites to a broad audience.

After initial studies with Dolores Vann and Arthur Polson, he obtained Performance and Teaching Diplomas from the Victoria Conservatory of Music, under the tutelage of Burkhard Godhoff. He also completed a Bachelor of Music degree with a major in violin performance in the class of Sharon Stanis at the University of Victoria. He has participated in lessons and masterclasses with renowned musicians such as Pinchas Zukerman, Eugene Fodor, Régis Pasquier, Tadeusz Gadzina, Gwen Hoebig, and Yu Lina (the esteemed Chinese pedagogue who premiered the Butterfly Lovers’ Concerto).

As a teacher, he has done extensive research into historical pedagogical methods, and seeks to integrate the knowledge of the last three centuries of violin teaching into his current practice, while also imparting his love of music to the next generation. His students have won top awards at music festivals and RCM examinations.

Angela Zhang - Piano

B.Music, B.Commerce, ARCT Performance, PFSA

Angela has been teaching with Tapestry Music in the city of White Rock since 2019. With over 15 years of teaching experience, Angela has taught students of various ages, abilities and background. From preliminary to advanced level students, classical pianistic technique is taught and emphasized. Musical styles introduced include classical, pop, rock, jazz, and musical theatre. Lessons take place either in person. Examinations through the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto provide a national standard for measuring progress and achievement.

Mani Sajadi - Cello

Mani is an accomplished professional cellist, boasting an impressive 13 years of experience honing his craft and holding a prestigious RCM level 8 certification. Throughout his musical journey, Mani has showcased his exceptional talent by performing with numerous bands and orchestras, showcasing his versatility and adaptability across various musical genres.

His expertise extends beyond performance, as Mani is also a skilled music educator, proficient in teaching a wide range of styles including classical, contemporary, jazz, and pop. His teaching approach is characterized by a supportive yet engaging environment, ensuring that his students not only excel but also find joy and fulfillment in their musical endeavors.

In addition to his prowess as a cellist and educator, Mani is also deeply involved in music production, with over 5 years of experience under his belt. His passion for music extends to composition, where he is currently working on creating his own original songs.

Fluent in both English and Persian, Mani's ability to communicate effectively with his students further enhances his teaching capabilities, allowing him to connect with a diverse range of individuals and cultures. His dedication to music and teaching is evident in his commitment to providing a supportive, fun, and exciting musical experience for all.

Why Tapestry Music?

Tapestry Music has been a BC family owned business since 1996.  With 3 locations in White Rock, Vancouver and Victoria, Tapestry offers in store & online shopping, music lessons and repair services. As a music education specialist, Tapestry is respected and recommended by music educators across Canada.

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