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Broadway or Bust Musical Theatre (Jr) – Bugsy Malone FULL

Mondays, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Ages 6-9

Instructors: Melissa Braun and Amanda Morris

Sept. 11 – May 7

Performance: Saturday May 12th, 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 "Bugsy Malone” 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) – Bugsy Malone

Mondays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Ages 10-15

Instructors: Melissa Braun and Amanda Morris

Performance: Saturday, May 12th, 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 "Bugsy Malone” 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.

 

Beginner SAM Band

Mondays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Ages 10 – 14

Instructor: Wylie Ferguson

Sept.11 – May 28

Performance: May 12th

$515

Total beginners will have the opportunity to receive instruction on a traditional concert or jazz band instrument – brass, woodwind, bass or drums. Students will be assisted in selecting an instrument, learning proper beginner technique, reading musical notation and having fun playing as an ensemble!  Register here.

 

SAM Band

Mondays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Ages 11-15

Instructor: Wylie Ferguson

Sept. 11 – May 28

Performance: May 12th

$515

This fun band is a great place for enthusiastic musicians to share their love of music with other young players. Musicians of all types, including brass, wind, percussion, guitar, and keyboard players, are welcome in this ensemble. Repertoire will be selected with student input and could include a range of styles including jazz, blues, pop, and rock. A minimum of 2 years playing experience is required.  Register here.

 

Sing Out

Tuesdays, 3:30 – 4:15 pm  FULL

Ages 5-7

Instructor: Melissa Braun

Sept. 12 – May 29

Performance: May 12th

$395

Come and sing with us! 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.

 

Sing Together

Tuesdays, 4:15 – 5:00 pm

Ages 7 – 10

Instructor: Melissa Braun

Sept. 12 – May 29

Performance: May 12th

$395

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.

Rudiments of Music Theory

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Ages 10 – 18

Instructor: Melissa Braun

Level 1: Sept. 12 – Dec. 12

$225

Level 2/3: Jan. 9 – May 29

$290

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 6 exam in May. Students should be familiar with the Preparatory Rudiments (RCM Level 1 – 4). Students are required to own a copy of “The Complete Elementary Music Rudiments” by Mark Sarnecki Register here.

 

Violin Level 1

Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:15 pm

Ages 7-10

Sept. 13 – May 30

$415.00

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.

  

Rock Band

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

OR

Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm FULL

Ages 9-15

Instructors: Connor Gray, Max Konyi, Lisa Mullaly

Wed: Sept. 13 – May 10

Thur: Sept. 14 – May 11

Performance: May 12

$850

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 be place in groups based on instrument make up and group dynamics upon registration.  Register here.

 

Early Musicianship - Kindergarten

Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:15

Ages 4-5 (Kindergarten)

Instructor: Rachel Buttress

Sept. 14 – May 31

$410

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 (School aged)

Thursdays, 6:00 – 6:45 FULL

Ages 4 - 6 (School aged)

Instructor: Lisa Mullaly

Sept. 14 – May 31

$440 (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 Prerequisite one year beginner piano

Thursdays, 4:15 – 5:00 FULL

Ages 6-10

Instructor: Lisa Mullaly

Sept. 14 – May 31

$440 (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, 5:15 – 6:00 FULL

Ages 6-9

Instructor: Lisa Mullaly

Sept. 14 – May 31

$420

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.

 

Introduction to Electronic Music Production

Fridays, 3:30 – 4:30

Ages 10 – 13

Instructor: Max Konyi

Sept. 15 – June 1

$670

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. For this course, students must have:

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 by PreSonus, FULL version EDU discount

(Optional) A MIDI keyboard, recommended: Keystation Mini

Register here.


SAM Collaborative

Fridays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

(students will attend 45 minute classes through the first 4-5 weeks of the rehearsal process)

Ages 8 – 18

Instructor: Lisa Mullaly

Session 1: Oct. 6 – Dec. 8

Session 2: Jan. 12 – Mar. 16

Session 3: Apr. 13 – June 1

$180 / session

This ensemble is open to musicians of any instrument and background. Students will be coached on their instrument to create arrangements in a variety of styles. Singers, string players, percussionists, singers, and more are welcome to bring their passions and interests into this musical collaborative. Students will work towards a performance at the end of each session.  Register here.