Adults

Registration for 2021 - 2022 group classes open now!

 

SAM Jam Free Workshop Series 

Second Saturday of Each Month, 8:00 pm, Beginning in November

Instructor: Rotating

Free- with thanks to the generous support of the Squamish Arts Council.

The SAM Jam Workshop Series is a set of free, monthly, online workshops. These workshops are offered through the support of the Squamish Arts Council and feature local, professional music educators.

The SAM Jam Workshop Series is designed to encourage musicians of all levels to gain the skills and confidence to make music with others. No registration necessary. Join us through facebook live at: 

facebook.com/squamishacademyofmusic 


Beginner Guitar for Adults (level 1)

Mondays, 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Scott Verbeek

Session 1: Oct. 18 - Dec. 13 

Session 2: Jan. 17 - Mar. 7

Session 3: Apr. 4 - May 30 (No session April 18th due to Easter Monday)

 OR

Thursdays, 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Instructor: Marcus Ramsay

Session 1: Oct. 21 - Dec. 16

Session 2: Jan. 20 - Mar. 10

Session 3: Apr. 7 - Jun 2 

$195.00 

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

Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Chad Galpin

Session 1: Oct. 19 - Dec. 7

Session 2: Jan. 18 - Mar. 8

Session 3: Apr. 5 - May 24

$195.00

A skills development group class for adults! Learn the basics, or refresh and develop your basic skills of note reading, interval reading, counting rhythm, basic theory and effective practicing skills. Adults will be instructed on both easy classical and popular repertoire. The class will focus on notation, hand positions and technical skills, as well as how to jam and play by ear. Students will  have the opportunity to work on their skills both independently, and as a group with rotating one on one support from the instructor. By the end of the course, adult students will feel confident developing their piano skills independently, with the basics covered and lots to practice! Register here.

 

Collaborate and Create - Adult 

Fridays, 8:15 - 9:30 pm

Instructor: Max Konyi

Session 1, "Plays Nice with Others"-Making the Band: Oct. 22 - Dec. 10 - FULL

Session 2, "Express Yourself" -Intro to Soloing: Jan.21 - Mar. 11 - Limited Availability

Session 3, "Your Own Music" -Music Creation: Apr. 8 - May 27 - Limited Availability

$210.00 / session 

OR

$595 for all 3 sessions     

These sessions will explore the skills needed to play real music with real people. Work on your chords, rhythm and soloing in a relaxed environment, learning first-hand how instruments interact and what it takes to sync up with a group. In the final session, you will use this experience to write your own music and communicate it to the group for playing. All instruments are welcome. If you’re able to play simple songs by yourself, you have the skills required to join this class. Register here.

 

Music Exploration: Discussion Group

First Saturday of Each Month, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Max Konyi

Single Class: $25.00 Contact us to register for single classes.

All 7 class: $140.00

This class will delve into the fascinating musical topics rarely covered elsewhere. Join with SAM instructor Max Konyi for a monthly, guided discussion wherein group participation is highly encouraged. How does music really work? Where is the line between noise and art? How does culture fit in? Questions like these will drive the sessions into places you may have wondered about but never explored. There’s more to music than just playing—let’s talk about it!  Register here

 


Private Lesson Study: Online or In Person

Cost: Click here for more information on private lesson instruction.

Instructors: Click here to learn more about our professional instructors.

Private lessons are offered in person or through the Zoom app. Students of SAM work closely with their teacher to meet their personal goals. Teachers can help students develop sound technique, explore a range of genres, or pursue classical training through the Royal Conservatory of Music. Lessons will be tailored to explore each student’s strengths, overcome their challenges, and advance at their individual pace. Please contact us to book a private lesson.