Central Vancouver Island’s Music School


Tiger Mountain is a 1,500 square-foot music education facility where a team of talented and capable staff educate students young and old in a wide variety of instruments and disciplines. We offer lessons in guitar, piano, drums, bass guitar, voice, violin, trombone, trumpet, and ukulele. Students of the studio have learned to play in a breadth of styles like jazz, rock, folk, gospel, and classical. We pride ourselves on imparting the practical tools necessary to develop musicianship, like understanding the mechanics of music, and teaching exercises that help overcome technical hurdles.

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Meet the teachers

Music is beautiful. We want our students to experience that beauty through musical ears.

Play more.
Play better.

Music is a beautiful conversation. Whether you want to jam along to your favourite songs or start writing your own, the journey starts with great personalized instruction to get you through the learning curves with ease and enjoyment.

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How music improves lives

  • Builds confidence
  • Promotes creative thinking, risk-taking and solution development
  • Provides a means to self-expression and achievement
  • Optimizes discipline and commitment
  • Creates new friendships as students learn to play with others
  • Performing can make you feel on top of the world!

History

This building has a storied musical history. It was first used by Risque Disque Records as a recording studio before being converted into the music venue known as Tiger Mountain in 2014 where a number of live performances were recorded and filmed over 2014/2015, you can find those recordings on our YouTube channel. By September of 2015 we opened the doors to music students and began offering lessons in guitar, bass, piano and drums. Over the course of 2015/2016 the studio phased out operation as a venue and began converting the venue space into a recording studio. Canadian rock band Wolf Parade wrote and demoed the majority of their fourth LP "Cry, Cry, Cry" at the studio during that time. We've produced and/or engineered many records from this space at this point, to the extent that we decided to split off our recording activity under a separate name Strangeways. You can hear the music that's been recording from within these walls over there.
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