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Bonerattle Music is offering private lessons in guitar, bass, mandolin and steel guitar!
Bonerattle is proud to have 2 Guitar teachers who both have developed International reputations through their Touring and Recording.

The 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 for more information!





Stephen Nikleva
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 is world famous for his guitar styling's, 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 just 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, or Rock or if you are just starting out, Stephen has had experience with it all.

If you have further questions you can reach Stephen at (604)-255-8361 or snikleva@telus.net



Jimmy Roy

Jimmy Roy is an internationally Renowned musician who has played for many years with big Sandy and his Fly-rite Boys in L.A and travelled the world with Ray Condo Band, as well as fronting his own bands such as Jimmy Roy's 5-Star Hillbillies, The Do Rites, and the Knotty Pines. He has played on stage at The Grand Old Opry and hosts a saturday
rockabilly jam at the legendary Railway Club in Vancouver. Jimmy Roy teaches guitar, bass, lap steel and pedal steel guitar.

If you have further questions, you can reach Jimmy at (604)-876-6103.

Gord Smithers

Gordon Smithers has been teaching Guitar, Ukulele and Banjo for over 10 years. Since founding the Heritage Uke Club in 2011 he has taught group classes at the Heritage Grill, Dogwood Community Center in Coquitlam, Century House in New Westminster and at Vancouver Coastal Health. His primary goal is to provide a fun relaxed environment with an emphasis on performance and improvisation plus the rudiments of rhythm and harmony. Gordon teaches beginner to advanced Ukulele, Guitar (Blues/Country Soloing, Open tunings, Slide, Fingerstyle, Nashville Numbering System) and beginner Banjo.

Rates: 45mins $35 1hr $45 Thursdays and Fridays at Bonerattle Music 2012 Commercial Dr Vancouver BC Visit the Heritage Uke Club blog at: ukejoint.ca and Roots Guitar Tips at: gorehound.ca

Contact: roots.gtr@gmail.com or message: 778-895-1409


Call (604)-251-(BONE)2663 or visit our store to book!

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Last Updated: June 19, 2014