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Extreme Music Lessons for all ages & skill levels.

To challenge the status quo and offer a new way of music instruction. A method based on positive reinforcement and structured from instructors who love what they do on a fundamental and astounding level.

Our promise to you is a positive atmosphere and the most excited instructors in the game. Our ‘No Contracts’ system allows for peace of mind and a no stress incentive to becoming a member of our family.
We are the academy centered around people. At the core, we strive for the best vibe and the best experience you can possibly have. Our dedicated instructors want to show you what drove them to become who they are, and help you to discover yourself.

Our Invitation to You


We invite you to see what the world is talking about: Music lessons have been reinvented!

Voted “Best Music School In Abbotsford” multiple years in a row, Temple Music Academy accepts no substitute.  Home to the most innovative teachers, the most innovative programs and a galaxy Llama! Temple Music Academy is where students of any age and any skill level can achieve their dreams.

With no limitations in genre, we can help you improve or begin from scratch! Along with our no contract and no hidden fee system, our expert teachers are ready to show you what it means to truly love what you do.

Try us out absolutely free and with no commitment. This is where you want to be, this is where we shatter limitations. This is the Temple Music Academy.


Simple and true. Our system has no contracts and no secret fees waiting to surprise you.


Take lessons with us in person or through our highly popular internet-based lessons!


We boast one of the largest ranges in age of any music school!


Want to be a part of the team that is changing the game? Apply now!

Our Team

Get to know the Temple Music Academy

04 - DJ Temple

DJ Temple

Owner / Head Guitar Instructor

Founder of our school and head of the instructor program.
Come learn with DJ and just try to keep up with his energy!

03 - Matt Helie

Matt Helie


Matt heads up our drum program and brings a relaxed and positive vibe to every lesson. Come and see why Matt is quickly becoming the best known secret around.

05 - Piano

Natasha Lagasse

Voice Teacher

Born to sing, loves to teach. This is Natasha in a nutshell. Come see what all the excitement is about as you learn to find your own voice.

01 - Julia Dodd

Nadia Dodd

Violin Teacher & Classical Music Director

Nadia heads our Classical Music Department and started it all with a chance meeting at berry festival! Come learn violin and piano with one of the happiest and most encouraging teachers out there.


Janelle Temple

Programs Director

Janelle is our programs director and is responsible for all of our events. From internal to external, Janelle is the best organizer and messaging person there is!


Lleroy the galaxy shred Llama

Mascot / Celebrity

Lleroy is our ambassador of galaxy shred concerns. He handles the majority of coolness factors and welcomes any and all pictures. In fact, he’s usually upset if you don’t take one.


Ash Pearson

Online Drum Instructor

Ash has been a friend of our founder for years. One of the original clinicians when the academy opened, Ash has kept close ties with us while developing his career as a world class drummer, session player, and instructor.

Ash welcomes student of all ages and experience.

The Story Behind the Llamas

Meet Lleroy the Llama

Ever wonder why there are llamas all over our academy? Check out this video to see why!

“Sometime around the year 2000 I got the chance to see my favorite band live and I instantly knew what I wanted to do with my life. Everything else has been a precursor to what I desperately needed in my life; music.”

DJ Temple, Owner & Head Guitar Instructor
A commitment to our students


Dayna Algra

Temple Music Academy constantly goes above and beyond for their students. The talent they have with instructing is nothing less than incredible. They have a way of teaching that is clear and encouraging. Temple Music Academy is such a positive, respectful and fun environment. I am so grateful to Temple Music for creating this space.

David Barbour

I am amazed at how quickly my guitar skills improved after starting lessons with DJ and at how quickly I am now able to learn new songs. DJ has a talent for understanding his student’s skill level and pushing them to play at a level beyond what they think they are capable of.

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