Bonerattle Music offers private guitar, bass, and ukulele lessons,
Private lessons are conducted at the back of the store from Monday to Friday
at a cost of $25.00 for a half hour lesson, payable in advance.
Visit our store or call (604)-251-2663 to book or for more information!
Stephen Nikleva has been teaching guitar on and off most of his life when he hasn’t been touring the world with the likes of Sarah McLachlan, Ray Condo, Mae Moore, Veda Hille and many others. He also teaches bass & mandolin.
'I like to introduce basic musicianship skills into my lessons so that students learn to understand rhythm, harmony and the basics of constructing melody. I use a Method Book for students who are interested in learning how to read music and recommend this approach to beginners. Otherwise, for older students interested in developing a particular style I tailor my lessons to the students interest making use of the computer program Transcribe to slow down audio; Apple Logic for music notation, and YouTube to listen to versions of songs.''
Stephen has completed his Masters degree in Arts Education at SFU and also brings his background of Music Therapy studies to his already diverse guitar background. Whether you are interested in Fingerpicking, Jazz, Rock or just starting out, Stephen has had experience with it all.
Bonerattle Music shop owner, Phil Addington has been making music in Vancouver for over 30 years, and playing bass in the band Swank for close to 25. In more recent years, in addition to Swank, Phil has also collaborated on stage and in the studio with bands such as Steve Taylor's Drum Boogie, Doug Andrew & Circus in Flames, Bughouse 5, The Greasy Kings, Butch Murphy & The Bloody Miracles, Mike Van Eyes, The Nervous Fellas, The Hardrock Miners, and Rodney DeCroo.
Phil has been an avid ukulele enthusiast since 2010, and it was around that time that he formed a ukulele duo with his partner, Teresa Marie. Since then, they have played numerous times at The Heritage Grill's Uke Joint in New Westminster as well as at other events, fundraisers, private parties, and burlesque shows, including the sold-out Beerlesque extravaganza at The Roundhouse Community Centre.
Phil teaches Beginner Ukulele lessons Mondays & Fridays, from 11am-5pm.