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—Groups and Classes—

You'll make some of the best memories of your life playing with a group of musicians. And our groups are small, which offers the ideal balance of motivation, personally supported learning, developing friendships, community and a whole lot of fun!  

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.

You can get in touch with us here for more information.

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  • What’s the difference between online courses and online private lessons?
    With online private lessons, you can set up weekly lessons with an instructor who will be able to monitor your progress and tailor the lesson to your needs. On the other hand, once you purchase one of our online courses, you'll have access to a comprehensive selection of pre-recorded videos and supplementary material. You can complete these courses on your on time from the comfort of your home.
  • What online courses and classes do you offer?
    There are three online services that we offer: (1) One-to-one online live instruction (2) Online live group classes like our Practical Theory for Working Musicians (3) Our pre-recorded Online Masterclasses such as our course; TRIADS 1. Here's a quick breakdown of these services: (1) One-to-one online instruction: These are our private instrument and vocal lessons that can be booked with any one of our instructors. You can click here to view our Private Instruction page and click here to view Our Instructors. Interested in taking lessons? Click here to get in touch with us. (2) Online group classes: These are live online classes with limited capacity. They are offered a few times throughout the year and are a great way to progress quickly on your instrument while working with a group of supportive peers. One such class we run is our Practical Theory for Working Musicians by Steve Briggs. You can contact us here to get more info on our upcoming online group classes. (3) Online Masterclasses: These are pre-recorded, high-quality video courses that are available to purchase on-demand. After purchasing, you'll have access to the course for one year and you can complete it at your own time from the comfort of your home. Along with the course videos, you'll also have access to downloadable supplementary material and playalong practice tracks to support your learning. Click here for more info on our TRIADS 1 online course.
  • What if I have to cancel a lesson?
    We require a minimum of 48 hours notice by email in advance of any lesson in order to be eligible for rescheduling. Please see our Policies page for more details.
  • Is sign up available only at the beginning of the studio year?
    No. You can sign up at any time in the year if there is availability. And we pro-rate your fee to your start date.
  • Do you offer lessons in the summer?
    Summer lessons work differently than our regular season lessons and do not happen every year. There are no cancellations or make-up lessons available for summer packages. For more info please contact the studio if you are interested in upcoming summer lessons.
  • What if I want to try out lessons before making my commitment?
    We’ve got a solution for that! Ready-Set-Go! Plan (for new students only) First time students can take advantage of a two-lesson trial package ($72 for two x 30mins, $144 for two x 60min lessons) After your two trial lessons, if you choose not to continue you are not obligated to commit to a full membership. If you choose to continue, the Ready-Set-Go fee is applied to your Studio Year fee.
  • How much?
    Private lessons Membership varies slightly based on the day of the week your weekly lessons fall on (ie, there are more Tuesdays than Saturdays in the year due to holidays, so the Saturday Yearly fee is less. Contact us for fee info on the program you’re interested in. Groups and Classes Fees for groups and classes vary significantly based on the design of each program. Please contact us if you need more info.
  • What are my payment options?
    There are three options: Payment for the year in full: cash, cheque, e-transfer or Visa/Mastercard Two-Instalment option: September and January cash, cheque, e-transfer or Visa/Mastercard Monthly instalments (Auto-payments on the 9th of each month, Sept-June) Visa/Mastercard

Monday Night Jam Session: BLUES IMPROV JAM

Kitchen Music Voices

Thursdays. 90 minutes weekly. 18 students max. Adults: Age 19+
In Person

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"Harmony is the Soul of Music." —T. Britton

Our voice is the very first instrument we use in our lives. It's familiar, personal. And when we sing together with other voices, a certain kind of magic happens beyond the familiar—something universal.

 

A maximum of 16 singers (age 19+) can participate Thursday evenings 7:30-9pm. There is no audition process, you don't need any experience.  All you need is the desire to sing and harmonize.

 

In addition to having great fun singing together, it's also a chance to learn a bit about things like general healthy vocal practices, posture and breath technique. It's a truly wonderful experience to sing with others, especially in a small group...it feels great! 

 

Contact us for more info.

Guitar Club (ages 8 to 10)


Young Songwriters Comprehensive





Online & in-person. Tuesday evenings, 38 weeksT
Ages 12-14u

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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 in this special small group setting. 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





ONLINE. Mondays 8:15pm-9:15pm 
60 minutes weekly, 18 weeks.  Limited space (adults 19+).

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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>

Music Theory Bootcamp (adults)


Four-Note Chord Voicings




ONLINE. Mondays 7pm-8pm starting September 2023
60 minutes weekly, 12 weeks. Limited space. (adults 19+).

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You're looking to expand your chord vocabulary, but where to start...

It’s important to remember that it’s not enough to just learn the chord shapes, you must also put these chords into context. When you study how they are commonly grouped together, then you can begin to develop strategies for negotiating your way through all the standard chord progressions. 

 

The good news is that there aren’t as many different combinations as it may initially seem.

Also there are multiple song examples for any chord progression combination. In this course we will play through standard song examples with the chord diagrams clearly written in on your chart. This provides your context, all your favourite songs from the Great American Songbook.. 

 

You'll learn a new chord type or concept each week while also building on all the recent additions to your chord vocabulary. And ofcourse, you'll meet musicians and form your own jam groups outside of the classes. Let's get started! 

For more details on this program, click HERE>

Monday Night Jam Session: BLUES IMPROV JAM

Monday Night Americana 

60 minutes weekly. 6 students max. Adults: Age 19+
In Person

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Find Your Acoustic Roots!

 

This small group ensemble 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.

There is a performance opportunity at the end of the Studio Year.

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Tuesday Night Strummers 

60 minutes weekly. 6 students max. Adults Age 19+
In Person

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Campfires & Backyard jams are calling...

This group is for the guitar player who's still at the strumming stage and really wants a chance to play with other similar players. This one's for you!

 

It's a fun evening of music led by a facilitator, and featuring classic tunes that everyone knows. You'll dive into songs by many popular artists from the 60s, 70s and 80s such as: 

 

The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Simon & Garfunkel, The Eagles, Jackson Browne, Tom Petty, Bryan Adams, Fleetwood Mac, The Traveling Wilburys, Journey, perhaps a little wander through the Motown songbook, and more...

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This jam is an acoustic-friendly session.

Thursday Night Jam Session: AMERICANA JAM

Wednesday Roots 'n Blues

60 minutes weekly, 8-9pm. 6 students max. Adults Age 19+
In person with facilitator Clayton Yates

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This group encompasses multiple genres including the blues, rock, rhythm & blues, alt country etc. 

 

The facilitator, Clayton Yates, will be drawing from a wide range of song choices anywhere from Tom Petty and REM, to Brandi Carlile, Death Cab for Cutie, Sheryl Crow, Johnny Cash and more. Popular styles with a leaning towards an acoustic sensibility. 

 

It's going to be a great Wednesday night!

 

Get in touch with us to reserve your spot. 

Performance opportunity at the end of the Studio Year.

Guitar Club (ages 8 to 10)


Kitchen Music Tiny Tots




Early Learning Music Class
Wednesday Mornings  |  Limited enrolment

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Wednesdays 10:30am and 11:30am

Ages 0 months to 3 years

 

Maximum enrolment per class: 6 parents and their child

Your little munchkin is more active, curious and expressive every day...learning by watching others, and through play and through experimentation. When you engage in regular music-making with your little one, you're helping to create important connections in the brain, which in turn supports your child's physical development, language & speech processing, cognitive and social skills too. In this fun and interactive class you'll learn a bunch of music activities for you and your youngster to enjoy, grow and bond together.

 

Nurture the inner musician in your child! Discover the simple but powerful joy of music-making with your child, learning songs, rhymes, engaging small and large movement activities as we sing, dance and explore together in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

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