Teens

Register now for 2019-2020 group classes! 


Broadway or Bust Musical Theatre (Sr)

Mondays, 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Ages 11-17

Instructor: Melissa Braun

Sept. 9 - May 4

Performance: Saturday, May 9th, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm at the Eagle Eye Theatre

$740.00

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.

 

SAM Singers

Tuesdays, 5:30- 6:30 pm

Ages 12-18

Instructor: Melissa Braun

Session 1: Oct.15 - Dec. 3

Session 2: Jan.14 - Mar.3

Session 3: Apr. 14 - Jun. 2

$135

Students entering this class should already have a functional understanding of harmony, blend, part singing, and basic notation. SAM Singers will work together as a vocal ensemble, applying healthy vocal technique to a variety of repertoire in 2, 3, and 4 part harmony. Students will gain skills in simple harmonies, stage presence, artistry, vocal technique and musicianship through songs, ear training and basic note reading. Register here.


Rudiments of Music Theory

Mondays, 6:45 - 7:45 pm

Ages 10 – 18

Instructor: Melissa Braun

RCM Level 1-5: Sept. 10 – Dec. 11

$275

RCM Level 6-8: Jan. 8 – May 14

$275

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.


History of Music

Mondays, 7:45 - 8:45 pm

Ages 13 – Adult

Instructor: Linda Hayes

Sept. 10 - May 26

$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. Register here.

 

Rock Band

FULL

Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Ages 12 - 18

Instructor: Lisa Mullaly

Sept. 11 – May 27

$850.00

Experience the exciting and creative process of selecting music, creating arrangements, performing, recording and becoming a band! 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 3 years playing experience is suggested. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with a mix of musicians throughout the year. Add name to waitlist.


Piano Skills For Teens 

Thursdays, 7:00 - 7:45 pm

Instructor: Lisa Mullaly

Session 1: Oct.17 - Dec. 5 FULL

Session 2: Jan.16 - Mar.5

Session 3: Apr. 16 - Jun. 4

$165

A skills development class for teens! Learn the basics, or refresh your basic skills, of note reading, interval reading, counting rhythm, basic theory and effective practicing skills. Teens will be instructed on both easy classical and popular repertoire. The class will focus on both 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. This is the perfect class for beginner pianists or experienced musicians looking to round out their musicianship by familiarizing themselves with the keyboard. Register here.


Jamming and Composition for Teens

Fridays, 6:45 - 7:45 pm

Ages 12-18

Sept. 13 - May 29

$675.00

Vocalists, guitarists, bassists, and keyboard players are encouraged to join this exciting ensemble! All levels are welcome, but a minimum of 3 years playing experience is suggested. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with a mix of musicians throughout the year. The group will learn how to participate in, and lead a jam session, improvise on new tunes, and collaborate to create new music. Students will also be introduced to basic recording. The year will culminate in either a live performance or a recording of music that students can share. Register here.


Small Ensemble for Brass and Winds

TBA - please contact us for more information

Ages 12-15

This course is an exploration in small ensemble and jazz repertoire for brass and woodwind players. Stand-up bass or bass guitar players are also welcome in this class. Improve your technique, explore different playing styles and learn applicable theory such as chart reading while having fun collaborating with other enthusiastic players. Participants should have a 2 year minimum playing experience.


Encore – Advanced Level Acting

Fridays, 5:00 - 6:30

Session 1: Oct. 11 - Nov.29

Session 2: Jan 17 - Mar. 6

Session 3: Apr. 17 - Jun. 5

Recommended Ages 13 - 17

$275

This advanced level class is geared towards students who are ready to challenge themselves.  Through in-depth script breakdown and character work students will learn greater respect for both the material and the craft.  Fun and challenging improv games and exercises will teach students the importance of partnering and allow them to free up their creative instincts.  Material will be chosen specifically to suit the individual actor aiming to both compliment their natural abilities and push them outside of comfort zones.  Students will have the opportunity to look at script development not only as actors but as writers and directors. Actors will work together on developing character relationships, objectives and subtext as well as being taught to express the kind of real emotions and reactions that can only come from being in the honest moment.  Friends and family will be invited for an end of season showcase. Reading and memorization skills are required. Register here.