Arbutus Music Academy was founded in 2009. Our teachers are dedicated to offering the highest level of music instruction to students of all ages and levels. We use our years of experience as performers and as teachers to find the best way for you to learn. Lessons are available in Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Guitar and Theory. Students are encouraged to participate in our own ensembles, and perform in  regular informal and formal recitals and master classes. Many of our students also participate in local festivals, youth orchestras and school programs. We hope to offer a supportive and friendly environment for our students to discover music making and carry a love of music through their lives.


Violin and Viola
Whether for beginners or advanced students, young or old, our teachers use their world-wide experience and training to craft the best way for each student to explore the beauty of violin or viola playing.

If you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced cello student,private cello lessons with a creative and motivating teacher are the best way to develop skills.

Whether just starting or continuing to learn piano, our refined approach to keyboard technique, theory, history, and ear training will help you along.

Classical guitar can be one of the most rewarding and flexible instruments to learn and practice for a lifetime.

An essential and fundamental part of mastering any instrument or composing is knowing the theory behind the music!

Private Lessons

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Group Lessons

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