—Groups and Classes—

All in-person groups and classes are subject to switch to online lessons when needed due to COVID-19 safety precautions. Please review our safety requirements HERE.
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Guitar Club (ages 8 to 10)

Guitar Club

Tuesdays after school, Max 4 participants per group. Ages 9-11. In person. On hold until Jan 2022.

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Are you looking for your child to get some more experience playing music with others? That's exactly why we've set up the Guitar Club. Because music is meant to be made with others

 

We are looking for young, eager musicians in the making to participate in a fun learning experience.  Guitar club students practice correct technique and posture, improve their dexterity with single notes and with chords, and have fun learning songs together in a supportive, social environment.

It's a great way to put into practice everything your child has learned throughout the year. Playing with others also helps build confidence and enthusiasm. We also provide performance opportunities to the guitar club a couple of times in a year.

Guitar Club (ages 8 to 10)

Young Songwriters Comprehensive

Online & in-person. Young Songwriters 1: ages 11-12  |  Young Songwriters 2: ages 12-13  |  Young Songwriters 3: 13-14+

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Songwriting is one of the most exciting and expressive ways of applying what you're learning on your instrument. There's no greater reward than putting words, melodies and harmonies together in a way that's unique to you. 


That's exactly what the young musicians in our Young Songwriters Comprehensive Program get to do. In this small group setting, students receive guidance and support to get in touch with and develop their own "voice," and learn how to apply it to the process of songwriting.

Community Building: In addition, YSC students make new friends and establish key musical peers. The program advocates for the pursuit of each participant's personal music goals, while guiding students to give creative support for each other and the group as a whole. We've seen close friendships and bands emerge from this program.

Pre-requisites: 

Eligible students have completed at least one year of training on their instrument of choice. 

Students must be currently enrolled in private instruction in order to be eligible to enrol in the Young Songwriters program. 

For more details, please contact the studio.

Music Theory Bootcamp (adults)

Practical Theory for Working Musicians

Monday eves online starting in September, 60 minutes weekly, 18 weeks
Limited space (12 students max) (adults 19+). Online

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You're an intermediate player who's hit a wall with your playing...


When you sit in on a jam, do you really yearn to better understand the building blocks for accompaniment? Or maybe you are a budding songwriter who simply wants more musical concepts at your disposal. You might be a player that really wants to deliver solid robust solos on request. For all these scenarios, this course provides the theoretical nuts and bolts required for any developing musician’s tool box to support your natural instincts and write and play more fluidly, with heightened confidence.


Master musician and passionate educator Steve Briggs is your man to get you where you want to go. The course will be a combination of live online lectures supported with weekly video lessons and printable supporting materials. Network with other fellow musicians while having some fun honing your music chops. 

For more details on this program, click HERE>

Monday Night Jam Session: BLUES IMPROV JAM

Monday Night Americana Jam

60 minutes weekly. 4 students max. Age 19+
In Person

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Find Your Acoustic Roots!

 

This jam session digs into tunes from the heart of American Roots–the melting pot of country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues.

Explore the songbooks of artists like:

Gram Parsons, John Hiatt, Gillian Welch, Bonnie Raitt, Neil Young, Levon Helm, Rosie Flores, Junior Brown, Allison Krauss, Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle and more.

 

This jam is primarily an acoustic-friendly session.

Thursday Night Jam Session: AMERICANA JAM

Wednesday Nite Blues Jam

60 minutes weekly. 4 students max. Age 19+

In person

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This session is dedicated to North America’s first truly original genre: the blues. There is no shortage of material here to draw from: jammers will learn to play blues classics spanning ten decades. You will become a more proficient improviser and accompanist. Accompanists will advance their comping skills primarily over the three-chord 12-bar blues forms. Soloists will utilize the major, minor, mixolydian, pentatonic and hexatonic scales. The 12-bar blues form is an ideal chord progression to develop your phrasing and melodic development.


The techniques in this class can be applied to virtually all other contemporary genres and is a valuable foundation for the developing musician.