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Professional Music Lessons

Learn to Play Drums, Percussion, Guitar & Ukulele in Waterloo Region


Striving to inspire a love for learning & playing music


Sticks & Strings Music School offers professional lessons in Drums, Percussion, Guitar and Ukulele, taught in a supportive learning environment.

Each 30-minute lesson gives students the opportunity to warm up with age-appropriate activities, learn proper technique and how to read music and, most importantly, PLAY the music they want to learn.

We strive to help our students discover a LOVE for music, LEARN technique, and develop skill through PLAYing their instrument.
All ages are welcome!

We offer term length packages for people who are ready to dive in or trial packages for people who are unsure which instrument is the best fit for them.


Classically trained with a world of experience

Christa Mercey is the owner and head instructor of Sticks & Strings Music. Born and raised in Waterloo Region, Christa studied at the University of Toronto and graduated with a degree in Music Performance. She has also completed a certificate of music from Berklee College of Music Online. Christa has since performed in TorQ Percussion Quartet and travelled the world performing with Scrap Arts Music and, more recently, travelled North America with Cirque du Soleil's KURIOUS.

With over 15 years of teaching experience, Christa is dedicated to helping students of all ages and abilities discover the joy of learning and playing music.

"Christa is a great teacher and I have learned so much. Her lessons are very helpful and fun. I always look forward to learning a new thing on my ukelele."

Ashley, Age 11 Elmira, ON