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Dougal Canard

Electric Bass Lessons, Guitar Lessons, Piano Lessons | Theory Lessons

  • Qualifications: B. Mus
  • Pricing: $30/ 30 min lesson
  • Styles: Pop/Rock, Jazz, Latin
  • Suitability: From young beginners through to advanced styles and techniques


Dougal started in high school as a classical guitarist, before going on to study at Christchurch Polytech Jazz school, gaining a B.mus in jazz performance, doubling in bass and piano. He soon moved overseas where for five years he worked for Carnival Cruises. He has extensive experience playing bass in all styles including rock, funk, jazz and show work. His work as a pianist has been mostly in the world of jazz, holding a long term residency at the Millenium hotel, as well as leading his own jazz trio. And on guitar he plays all styles of music, but has particular interest in latin music, especially guitar music from Brazil.

Dougal has been teaching in Christchurch for the last ten years on bass, piano and guitar at various schools including Rangiruru, Christ’s College and Medbury. He has also done some work at the Jazz School as a bass and piano tutor. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his teaching, and enjoys tailoring his teaching to individual student’s needs.