Teens

Registration for 2020-2021 group classes now open!

 Broadway or Bust Musical Theatre (Sr) 

Mondays, 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Ages 11-17

Instructor: Melissa Braun

Sept. 14 - May 10

$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. *Please note, students may be placed in smaller groups for shorter rehearsal periods if necessary as a precautionary measure related to COVID19. Rehearsal dates may be extended into June if any rehearsals are missed due to COVID19Register here.

 

SAM Singers

Tuesdays, 5:30- 6:30 pm

Ages 13-18 

Instructor: Melissa Braun

Session 1: Oct.20 - Dec. 8

Session 2: Jan.19 - Mar.9

Session 3: Apr. 6 - May 25

$135/ session 

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 for session 1.

 

Rudiments of Music Theory

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Ages 10 – 18

Instructor: Melissa Braun

RCM Level 6: Oct. 20 - Dec. 8

RCM Level 8: Jan. 19 - Mar.9

$195

 Students will study the basic rudiments of music theory according to 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 6 exam in December or the Level 5,6 or 8 exam in May. Students are required to own a copy of  the level 6 RCM theory workbook or level 8 RCM theory workbookRegister here for session 1.

 

History of Music 

Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Ages 13 – Adult

Instructor: Linda Hayes

Sept. 15 - May 25

$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.

 

Guitar Ensemble: Level 3

Wednesdays, 7:15 - 8:00

Ages 11-13

Instructor: Lisa Mullaly

Sept. 16 - May 26

$550.00

Develop your guitar playing in a fun group ensemble! Graduates of the guitar level 1 and level 2 classes will continue to expand their knowledge of strumming, and picking techniques and will continue to build a repertoire of songs for singing, picking and strumming. Students need to provide their own guitar. Please speak to a SAM administrator if you need help sourcing an instrument. Register here.

 

Beginner Rock Band

Fridays, 5:15 - 6:15 pm

Ages 9-13

Instructor: Lisa Mullaly

Sept. 18 – May 28

$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. Class will consist of a combination of rehearsal time and instructional timeRegister here.

 

Rock Band

Mondays, 7:45 - 8:45

Ages 14 - 18

Instructor: Lisa Mullaly

Session 1: Oct. 19 - Dec. 7

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

Session 3: Apr. 5 - May 24

$180.00

Experience the exciting and creative process of selecting music, creating arrangements, performing, recording and becoming a band! Repertoire will be selected with specific gigs in mind and won’t necessarily be strictly rock. Vocalists, guitarists, bassists, and keyboard players are encouraged to join this exciting ensemble! Class will consist of rehearsal time with a focus on ensemble playing. Students must prepare their parts in advance. It is strongly recommended that students have support through private instruction to thoroughly prepare their parts. Please speak to a SAM administrator for more informationRegister here.


Piano Skills for Teens

Thursdays, 7:00 - 7:45 pm

Ages: 13 - 18

Instructor: Lisa Mullaly

Session 1: Oct.22 - Dec. 10

Session 2: Jan.21 - Mar.11

Session 3: Apr. 8 - May 27

$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.

  

Beyond Basics Guitar for Teens

Fridays, 6:15 - 7:15 pm

Ages, 14 - 18

Instructor: Max Konyi

Session 1: Oct. 23 - Dec.11

Session 2: Jan. 22 - Mar. 12

Session 3: Apr. 9 - May 28

$185.00 

This class will explore important guitar technique and theory topics beyond the fundamentals. If you've been playing for a few years, know your basic chords and can learn songs on your own, this class will be a good fit for you. Fretboard knowledge, chord vocabulary and improvisation, along with the practical techniques needed to utilize them, will be covered in detail. These classes will not focus on one particular genre but rather introduce skills applicable to any style. Through analyzing the chords, riffs and solos in real music, you will come to understand how the guitar fits into a group while learning to write your own material. If you feel stuck in your playing or need some new inspiration, the is the class for you.

Prerequisites:
Basic open-chords
Barre chords
Ability to read tab

Register here.

 

Jamming and Composition for Teens

Fridays, 7:15 - 8:15 pm

Ages 13-18

Instructor: Max Konyi

Sept. 18 - May 28

$675.00

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 recommended. 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.