Kids

Register now for 2018-2019 group classes!

 

Broadway or Bust Musical Theatre (Jr) FULL

Mondays, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Ages 6-8

Instructor: Melissa Braun

Sept. 10 - May 6

Performance: Saturday May 11th, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm at the Eagle Eye Theatre

$620.00

Students will receive instruction and training in the areas of singing, dancing, and acting with classes culminating in a fully staged production of a Broadway Musical at the Eagle Eye Theatre. Students will gain knowledge, skills, confidence and stage experience while working as a team on this fun production. Register here.

 

Broadway or Bust Musical Theatre (Int) FULL

Mondays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Ages 8-10

Instructor: Melissa Braun

Sept. 10 - May 6

Performance: Saturday May 11th, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm at the Eagle Eye Theatre

$725.00

Students will receive instruction and training in the areas of singing, dancing, and acting with classes culminating in a fully staged production of a Broadway Musical at the Eagle Eye Theatre. Students will gain knowledge, skills, confidence and stage experience while working as a team on this fun production. Register here.

 

Broadway or Bust Musical Theatre (Sr) Limited Availability

Mondays, 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Ages 11-17

Instructor: Melissa Braun

Sept. 10 - May 6

Performance: Saturday, May 11th, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm at the Eagle Eye Theatre

$725

Students will receive instruction and training in the areas of singing, dancing, and acting with classes culminating in a fully staged production of a Broadway Musical at the Eagle Eye Theatre. Students will gain  knowledge, skills, confidence and stage experience while working as a team on this fun production. Register here.


Sing Out

Tuesdays, 3:30 – 4:00 pm

Ages 5-6 (Kindergarten - Grade 1)

Instructor: Melissa Braun

Sept. 11 – May 28

Performance: Saturday, May 11th

$395

Come and sing with us! Students will spend 30 minutes each week working together as a vocal ensemble, learning the basics of vocal technique and performance etiquette. Students will gain comfort with their voices through singing and listening games. Students will develop their sense of pitch and tone through vocal exercises and fun, simple repertoire which will be performed throughout the year. Register here.

 

Sing Together

Tuesdays, 4:00 – 4:45 pm

Ages 7 – 8 (Grade 2 - Grade 3)

Instructor: Melissa Braun

Sept. 11 – May 28

Performance: Saturday, May 11th

$405

Students will spend 45 minutes each week working together as a vocal ensemble, learning the basics of vocal technique and performance etiquette. Students will build musicianship through practicing rounds, partner songs and simple harmonies. This ensemble will learn a variety of repertoire from pop songs to traditional favourites to be performed throughout the year. Register here.

 

Show Choir

Tuesdays, 4:45 - 5:30 pm

Ages 9-13 (Grade 4 and up)

Instructor: Melissa Braun

Sept. 10 – May 27

Performance: Saturday, May 11th

$405

Combine singing with fun choreography and simple movement! Students will spend 45 minutes each week working together as a vocal ensemble, applying healthy vocal technique to popular songs from the radio, movies and Broadway. Students will gain skills in simple harmonies, stage presence, artistry, movement, vocal technique and musicianship. Register here.

 

Rudiments of Music Theory Limited Availability

Monday, 6:45 - 7:45 pm

Ages 10 – 18

Instructor: Melissa Braun

RCM Level 1-5: Sept. 11 – Dec. 11

$265

RCM Level 6-8: Jan. 8 – May 14

$265

Students will study the basic rudiments of music theory according the RCM syllabus. This includes pitch, note values, simple time, scales and key signatures, intervals and analysis. Students have the option of writing the RCM Level 5 exam in December or the Level 5,6 or 8 exam in May. Students are required to own a copy of “The Complete Elementary Music Rudiments” by Mark Sarnecki. Register here.

 

Beginner Violin

Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:15 pm

Ages 7-10

Instructor: Patrick Ernst

Sept. 12 – May 29

Performance: Saturday, May 11th

$420.00

Learn the basics of violin in a fun group ensemble! This class is an introduction to the violin and does not require any previous experience. Students need to provide their own violin. Please speak to a SAM administrator if you need help sourcing an instrument. Register here.

 

Beginner Guitar FULL

 

Wednesdays, 4:00 - 4:45 

Ages 9-11

Instructor: Lisa Mullaly

Sept. 12 - May 29

Performance: Saturday, May 11th

 $540.00

Learn the basics of guitar in a fun group ensemble! This class is an introduction to the guitar and does not require any previous experience. Students need to provide their own guitar. Please speak to a SAM administrator if you need help sourcing an instrument.


Junior Rock Band

Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Ages 11-14

Instructor: Lisa Mullaly

Sept. 12 – May 29

Performance: Saturday, May 25th

$850

Experience the fun and satisfaction of playing music with others! Gain skills in collaboration, compromise, and musicianship as we work together towards a year-end show. Students will perform a variety of repertoire (not strictly rock) from a variety of time-periods. Vocalists, guitarists, bassists, and keyboard players are encouraged to join this exciting ensemble! All levels are welcome, but students should have a basic level of knowledge of their instrument. Register here.

 

Early Musicianship (Kindergarten) FULL

Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:15

Ages 4-5 (Kindergarten)

Instructor: Rachel Buttress

Sept. 13 – May 30

$415

This class is perfect for young children who love to sing and dance and helps students build the skills needed for private music lessons on any instrument. Early Musicianship classes are designed at SAM to form a strong foundation for future music study and enjoyment. Children in this class will have fun developing their sense of pitch, beat, and rhythm through songs, rhymes, movement, singing games and exploration of simple percussion instruments. Students will also build their understanding of musical expression by listening and responding to a variety of musical repertoire. Register here.


Beginner Piano

Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:15    FULL

Ages 4-6 (Kindergarten, Grade 1)

or

Thursdays, 5:15 - 6:00     FULL

Ages 6-8 

Instructor: Lisa Mullaly

Sept. 13 – May 30

$445 (includes cost of piano book)

Learn the basics of piano in a fun group ensemble! This class is an introduction to the piano and does not require any previous experience. Students will learn to play simple songs, read notation and experiment with improvisation. Register here.


 Group Piano

Thursdays, 4:15 – 5:00   Limited Availability

or

Thursdays, 6:00 - 6:45    FULL

Ages 6-8

Instructor: Lisa Mullaly

Sept. 13 – May 30

$445 (includes cost of piano book)

Piano students with at least one year playing experience will love continuing to develop their skills in a group setting. Students will become more proficient note readers, listeners, and musicians as they develop their repertoire at the piano. Register here.

 

Beginner Ukulele

Thursdays, 4:15 - 5:00 Limited Availability

Ages 6-7

Thursdays, 5:15- 6:00 FULL

Ages 8-9 

Thursdays, 6:00 - 6:45 

Ages 10-12

Instructor: Rachel Buttress

Sept. 13 – May 30

$445 (includes learning package)

Learn the basics of ukulele in a fun group ensemble! Total beginners to those with 1 year of experience 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.


Rock Band

Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Ages 11-16

Instructors: Max Konyi, Lisa Mullaly

Thur: Sept. 13 – May 30

Performance: Saturday, May 25

$950.00

Experience the exciting and creative process of selecting music, creating arrangements, performing, recording and becoming a band! This program allows all participants to have one-on-one support from instructors. Musicians of all levels can participate, as coaches can challenge advanced players with complex arrangements and solos, while beginner players can practice simpler arrangements. Repertoire will be selected based on student interest and won’t necessarily be strictly rock. Vocalists, guitarists, bassists, and keyboard players are encouraged to join this exciting ensemble! All levels are welcome, but a minimum of 2 years playing experience is suggested. Students will form flexible ensembles and have the opportunity to collaborate with a mix of musicians throughout the year. Register here.


Introduction to Electronic Music Production

Fridays, 3:30 – 4:30

Ages 10 – 13

Instructor: Max Konyi

Sept. 14 – May 31

$675

In this course, students will be introduced to the world of electronic music production through their own laptop using an application called Studio One V3. We will begin our journey by using musical audio loops—layering, tweaking, slicing and mangling them into our own unique creations. We will explore many genres of modern music, from rock and pop to EDM and video game soundtracks, deciphering what makes them tick and how to create within those frameworks. As we progress, loops will give way to understanding the basics of music theory, allowing us to compose our own melodies, chord progressions and drum beats. Upon completing the year, students will have a comprehensive understanding of what goes into professional music production and will be ready to take the next steps down the rabbit hole of audio, technology and creativity. Register here.

 

For this course, students must have:

·       A set of headphones. Over the ear, full size headphones are preferred but ear-buds will work.

·       Laptop- minimum recommended computer specs here for Mac and Windows.

  • Studio One V3 'Professional' by PreSonus, FULL version EDU discount

  • (Optional) A MIDI keyboard to input notes, drum patterns and a variety of other MIDI messages to control the instruments and effects inside Studio One.  Recommended: Keystation Mini

 

Electronic Music Production

Fridays, 4:30 – 5:30

Ages 14 - 18

Instructor: Max Konyi

Sept. 14 - May 31

$690

This course will be a holistic introduction to computer based music production, from first notes to the creation of complete songs in a variety of genres. Along the way we will learn all about the composition process, music theory, technology, mixing, mastering and ear training. Beginning with an exploration of loop based music, we will understand the foundations of modern music and quickly transition into composing our own drum patterns, chord progressions, melodies and bass lines. We will explore composing for media like video games and film, as well as writing EDM, pop, hip-hop and rock tunes. The power of technology has enabled individuals to do what once required teams of people to produce. With over 10 years of computer music experience, Max will share his knowledge and insights in a thorough way, enabling students to take a deep dive into the wondrous world of audio wizardry. Register here.

 

For this course, students must have:

·       A set of headphones. Over the ear, full size headphones are preferred but ear-buds will work.

·       Laptop - minimum recommended computer specs here for Mac and Windows.

·       Studio One V3 'Professional' by PreSonus, FULL version EDU discount

·       (Optional) A MIDI keyboard to input notes, drum patterns and a variety of other MIDI messages to control the instruments and effects inside Studio One.  Recommended: Keystation Mini


Ready! Set! Act!

Fridays, 3:30 - 4:30

Ages 8-11

Instructors: Amy Reid and Kathy Daniels

Session 1: Oct.12 - Dec. 7

Session 2: Jan.18 - Mar.8

Session 3: Apr. 5 - May 31

$165

Ready, Set, Act! is a high energy introduction to acting for young stars.  Classes will explore the art of live theatre through games, improv, character development and scene study.  Emphasis will be on gaining confidence, creative storytelling, voice, movement and above all FUN! Register here.


Acting for Teens

Fridays, 4:30 - 6:15

Ages 12-16

Instructors: Amy Reid and Kathy Daniels

Session 1: Oct.12 - Dec. 7

Session 2: Jan.18 - Mar.8

Session 3: Apr. 5 - May 31

$250

Teens of all experience levels will love this ensemble class that focuses on scene study and character development as well as exploring and trusting your instincts on stage.  Students will learn the fundamentals of theatre in addition to how to break down a script and develop their own “voice”. Family and friends will be invited to watch the end of term performances of monologues and scenes. Register here.