Doug Towle

Banjo | Guitar | Mandolin | Ukulele

Doug Towle is a highly accomplished musician and educator. He is an award winning performer who has toured across Canada, US and Mexico.

As a private instructor for the past seventeen years, Doug has taught more than 500 students from beginner to advanced techniques and theory as well as master classes and clinics for Fender, Larrivee, Yamaha, Roland, Kwantlen College, and Trinity Western University.

Teaching Philosophy

When people of all ages take music and voice lessons, they learn much more than just how to perform! There are many other benefits of learning music.

Parents find that music and voice lessons for kids not only improve their children’s memorization and small motor skills, but strongly contribute to the building of their child’s self-confidence. This in turn helps children succeed not only in music, but in school and other outside activities. Both children and their parents find it truly rewarding when a child reaches a pre-set goal or milestone; whether that is learning a new song, performing in front of others or just finding enjoyment in music.

Adults in their 20’s and 30’s see lessons as a creative outlet and something to help them de-stress after a long day, as well as other health benefits of learning music. For many, music and voice lessons are the beginning steps of a career in live performance or recorded music. For others, music lessons are a way to express emotion or impress others with their new-found talents through a birthday, wedding, or special event performance.

Older adults find that music lessons are a great way to stay mentally active. Many will resume lessons for an instrument they played in the past to polish up their skills while others are interested in learning something brand new and acquiring a special talent. Music is known to be therapeutic and a great way to keep one’s mind young!

Performance and Recordings

Doug owns and operates his own recording studio. He has performed on, engineered and produced dozens of recording projects.

Doug teaches on Wednesdays.

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