Adults

Registration for 2020/ 2021 is now open!

 

SAM Jam Free Workshop Series (Online)

Second Saturday of Each Month, 8:00 pm

Dates: Sept. 11, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12

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. Register in advance to join the session through Zoom. Zoom participants will have the opportunity to participate and ask questions. Anyone who has not registered in advance can join us through facebook live at: 


History of Music 

Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Ages 13 – Adult

Instructor: Linda Hayes

Sept. 15 - May 25 (contact us for single term options)

$560

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. Students are required to own a copy of the RCM theory 9: History workbook. Register here.

 

Beginner Ukulele (level 1) - Adult

Mondays, 6:45 - 7:45pm

Instructor: Lisa Mullaly

Session 1: Oct.19 - Dec.7

Session 2: Jan.18 - Mar.15 (no class Feb. 15)

Session 3: Apr. 5 - May 25

$180.00 

 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.

 

Beginner Guitar for Adults (level 1)

Mondays, 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Instructor: Lisa Mullaly

Session 1: Oct.19 - Dec.7

Session 2: Jan.18 - Mar.15 (no class Feb. 15)

Session 3: Apr. 5 - May 25

$185.00 

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.

 

Group Guitar for Adults (level 2/3)

Mondays, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Instructor: Lisa Mullaly

Session 1: Oct.19 - Dec.7

Session 2: Jan.18 - Mar.15 (no class Feb. 15)

Session 3: Apr. 5 - May 25

$185.00 

Develop your basic skills on the guitar in an enjoyable group setting. Students should have completed the Adult Beginner Guitar (level 1) course. 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

OR

Thursdays, 7:45 - 8:45 pm

Instructor: Lisa Mullaly

Session 1: Oct.22 - Dec.10

Session 2: Jan.21 - Mar. 11

Session 3: Apr. 8 - May 27

$175.00

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. 23 - Dec. 10

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

Session 3, "Your Own Music" -Music Creation: Apr. 9 - May 28

$190.00 

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

Dates: Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Feb. 6, Mar. 6, Apr. 3, May 1

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..

 

Digital Music Production for Adults 

First Saturday of Each Month, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Dates: Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Feb. 6, Mar. 6, Apr. 3, May 1

Instructor: Max Konyi

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

All 7 class: $140.00

Computers have become an integral part of the music creation process in nearly every genre. If you’ve wanted to get your feet wet but didn’t know where to start, this is the class for you. Each month, an important aspect of digital music will be covered and used as a jumping off point for your own exploration at home. Rather than focussing on specific software, this series will deal with topics in general way that applies to all music creation apps on any platform—computer, tablet or phone. You do not need a traditional music background, nor any instrument skills, to attend this class. Whether you’re looking to record your own songs or just fool around with loops and beats, instructor Max Konyi can help you make friends with the technology needed to do 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.