Adult Classes and Workshops

Register now for Spring 2020 group classes!

Beginner Ukulele (level 1) - Adult

Mondays, 6:45-7:45 pm

Instructor: Lisa Mullaly

Session 1: Oct.21 - Dec.9  FULL

Session 2: Jan.13 - Mar.9 (no session Feb. 17)

Session 3: Apr. 13 - Jun. 1

$180.00 - includes book fee

Learn the basics of ukulele in a fun group ensemble! Beginners will learn basic strumming and picking techniques and will build their repertoire of simple songs. Students are required to provide their own ukulele. Register here.

Ukulele Strummers (level 2) - Adult

Mondays, 7:45 - 8:45 pm

Instructor: Lisa Mullaly

Session 1: Oct. 21 - Dec. 9

Session 2: Jan.13 - Mar.9 (no session Feb. 17)

Session 3: Apr. 13 - June 1


Have fun building your repertoire and skill set on the Ukulele! Anyone who has completed one session of Beginner Ukulele or who has knowledge of basic notes and chords on the ukulele is welcome to join this class. Students are required to provide their own ukulele. Register here.


History of Music 

Mondays, 7:45 - 8:45 pm

Ages 13 – Adult

Instructor: Linda Hayes

Sept. 9 - May 25


Travel on a musical journey to discover the styles, genres, composers and their masterworks that helped shape the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern eras! Learn about some of the great eras of music through the key genres and compositional styles that have shaped today's music. Discover the life, musical style and contributions of prominent composers and their works from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern eras. This course will connect to live concert performances in the lower mainland. The class will be encouraged to attend live music events together. Students have the option of writing the RCM Level 9 music history exam in May. Register here.

Beginner Guitar for Adults

Mondays,  1:30 - 2:30 pm

Instructor: Lisa Mullaly

Session 1: Oct. 21 - Dec. 9

Session 2: Jan.13 - Mar. 2

Session 3: Apr. 13- Jun. 1

$185.00 (includes music book)

Learn the basics of guitar in an enjoyable group setting. This class is an introduction to the guitar and does not require any previous experience. Students will learn picking, strumming, and reading of basic notation. Students need to provide their own guitar. Please speak to a SAM administrator if you need help sourcing an instrument. Register here.

Piano Skills for Adults

Thursdays, 1:30 - 2:30


Thursdays, 7:45 - 8:45 pm 

Instructor: Lisa Mullaly

Session 1: Oct.17 - Dec. 5 FULL

Session 2: Jan.16 - Mar. 5 FULL

Session 3: Apr. 16 - Jun. 4


A skills development group class for adults! All levels welcome in this class, from complete beginners to advanced players looking for more support and guided practice. Each student will have their own digital piano with headphones to work on, plus a grand piano for group teacher demonstrations and the occasional, but never mandatory, group performance. The teacher rotates from one student to the next, answering questions and checking in on progress. As a beginner, you will receive direction and resources to get you started. For the more advanced students, you will receive guidance and further resources to take your playing to the next level, or to explore other styles and techniques. With an hour each week of dedicated guided practice, you will find yourself able to excel more quickly at this cornerstone of musical instruments. Register here.

The Art of Jamming - Adult

Fridays, 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Max Konyi

Session 1: N/A

Session 2: Jan.17 - Mar.6 FULL

Session 3: Apr. 17 - Jun. 5


Are you someone who plays piano, learned a scale or two, but never figured out how to jump into a jam session and plunk along? Do you play basic chords on guitar, ukulele or mandolin? Maybe you even rip some sweet solos but feel some theory instruction might help you put it to use in real time? This class is designed for adults who want to develop musical improvisation skills. Discover the basics of chord theory, lead-sheet reading and ear training and use these skills to train your jamming muscles. Bring your instruments and try out some others such as piano, guitar, cello, ukulele and drums. This class will get you strumming, tapping and bowing along, building up confidence needed to jump in and jam at your next backyard party. Register here.

Beyond Basics Guitar- Adult

Fridays, 7:45 - 8:45 pm

Instructor: Max Konyi

Session 1: Oct. 18 - Dec. 6  FULL

Session 2: N/A

Session 3: N/A


This class clears a path through the dizzying world of guitar that lays beyond open-chords and simple strumming. Primary topics include understanding the relationship between keys, scales and chords, making sense of the fretboard, composition, improvisation, and a variety of other practical skills required for achieving musical fluency on the guitar. Max has helped dozens of players find their way towards a more full expression of themselves through their instrument. If you feel your playing has reached a plateau and are looking for clear direction, this class was designed for you.