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Group Lessons

Learning with others will enhance your experience in music and art education. Co-learners push each other to excel, while making classes more fun and engaging. BSOMA Group Classes will help you to achieve individual success in an engaging group setting. Group lessons are for adults, youth, and kids. Our series of Family Classes encourage parent and child to learn (and practice!) together.

Browse or register for group classes on our online registration site.

From here, simply enter part of the program name (eg guitar) you're looking for, and all your BSOMA Guitar classes will be displayed. Or, select Bluesfest School of Music and Art from the Main Categories drop down, to browse all programs.



 

Fall 2018 Programs

 

VISUAL ARTS

Exploring Visual Arts (16+yrs)

Express yourself in this introductory visual art course. Explore art history, mediums and techniques as your instructor guides you through weekly projects using paint, inks, charcoal, pencils and more. Students can expect to purchase $40 in supplies for this course.

• Wed 2:00-4:00pm, Sep 12 – Dec 12, BSO241 – $384

 

Watercolour (16+yrs)

Learn to paint successfully with watercolour paints. Become confident in how to select colours, brushes and application techniques. Design, composition and working from a photograph will also be taught. You will walk away with the preliminary skills to express yourself creatively with watercolour paint. Supplies will be provided in class, though students will be guided on how to select their own tools for purchase.

Beginner

• Tues 6:30-8:30pm, Sept 11 – Sept 25, BSO246 – $82

• Mon 6:30-8:30pm, Oct 1 – Oct 22, BSO247 – $82
Beginner Level II

• Mon 6:30-8:30pm, Sep 10 – Sep 24, BSO245 – $82

• Tue 6:30-8:30pm, Oct 9 – Oct 23, BSO248 – $82

 

MUSIC

 

Beginner Ukulele (16+yrs)

In this pressure free environment, you will learn basic chords and strumming patterns on the ukulele. Your new skills will build a basic foundation for playing a few songs to start and to continue to build your repertoire. You will be ready to jam across the city in no time!

• Tue 7:00-8:00pm, Sep 10 – Oct 23, BSO242 – $96

• Tue 7:00-8:00pm, Oct 30 – Dec 11, BSO243 – $96

 

Gold Ukulele – Beginner (40+yrs)

In this pressure free environment, you will learn basic chords and strumming patterns on the ukulele. Your new skills will build a basic foundation for playing a few songs to start and to continue to build your repertoire. You will be ready to jam across the city in no time!

• Tue 2:00-3:00pm, Sep 11 – Oct 11, BSO273 – $96

 

Gold Ukulele – Intermediate (40+yrs)

The ukulele is one of the best introductory instruments there is, as it is physically easier to play than most other string instruments and is a good way to learn music theory. Participants will be taught chords, melody, strumming styles and even some rudimentary theory. Come strum, sing and learn in this quickly growing group!

• Thurs 2:00-3:00pm, Sep 11 – Dec 11, BSO244 – $192

 

Family Ukulele (6+yrs)

The ukulele’s popularity continues to grow because it is relatively easy to learn, good for small hands and has a sweet, happy sound. The uke opens the door to the larger world of musical instruments in a fun way. Together the groups will learn chords, how to read chords, strum patterns, and then put it all together to play songs. Each child should be accompanied by an adult. Please register each family member attending.

• Sat 10:00-10:55am, Sep 16 – Dec 16, BSO249 – $91

• Wed 5:30pm-6:25pm Sep 16 – Dec 16, BSO250 – $98

 

Intro to Live Audio (15-18yrs)

This course is taught by a professional live audio technician, Cayle C. Cayle will educate students in audio physics, mechanical skills and practical applied experience. Previous students in the course have found work in the industry, locally and nationally!

• Wed 7:30-8:30pm, Sep 12 – Nov 7, BSO266 – $110

 

Glee Club (10-16yrs)

Glee Club leads future stars through vocals, stage presence and wardrobe. Songs will be selected by the group and mastered over the duration of the course. Glee Club always performs their songs for friends and family on the BSOMA stage at the end of each session.

• Mon 6:00-6:55pm, Sep 10 – Dec 10, BSO251 – $178

 

Strings for Kids (7-10yrs)

For the students who want to test drive an instrument before committing to private music lessons. Students will try the ukulele and guitar in a group setting. Basics for each instrument will be taught along with some rudimentary theory; everything they need to know before they take it to the next level. This is a beginner level course. Instruments will be provided for class time.

Ukulele

• Sat 11:00am – 11:55am, Sep 15 – Oct 27, BSO252 – $82

Guitar

• Sat 11:00am – 11:55am, Nov 3 – Dec 15, BSO253 – $96

 

Musical Theatre (6-11yrs)

Be a triple threat on the stage! In this class you will learn to sing, dance and act. While learning to perform, you will also learn how to audition. This course will end with a performance for friends and family on the BSOMA stage.

Junior (5-7yrs)

• Thu 5:30-6:25pm, Sep 13 – Dec 13, BSO254 – $192

Senior (8-11yrs)

• Thu 6:30-8:00pm, Sep 13 – Dec 13, BSO255 – $288

 

Rock University (10-16yrs)

Rock University is the true band experience where musicians learn to play the songs you love. During the course, you and your band will prepare for all aspects of live performance. Graduates who participate the entire school year will have the opportunity to perform at RBC Bluesfest or CityFolk. The show starts here!

 

Please register for your preferred class time, though this time is not guaranteed. The first day of class will meet at 12:15pm to complete a meet and greet and assess musical interest and abilities to place musicians in the most suitable band combinations.

• Sat 12:15-1:30pm, Sep 15 – Dec 15, BSO256 – $223

 

AFTERSCHOOL

These afterschool programs are fun and educational! BSOMA staff will pick up participants at Churchill Alternative School and walk over at 2:45pm. Arrival and departure times are flexible if you attend another school and would still like to participate.

 

Afterschool Musical Theatre

Be a triple threat on the stage! In this class you will learn to sing, dance and act. While learning to perform, you will also learn how to audition. This course will end with a performance for parents on the BSOMA stage.

7-11 years

• Tue 2:45-4:15pm, Sep 11 – Dec 18, BSO259 – $308

12-14 years

• Tue 4:30-6:00pm, Sep 11 – Dec 18, BSO260 – $308

 

Afterschool Art Club

This club will get kids painting, pasting and creating. Regardless of artistic experience, kids will have the opportunity to be successful with many techniques and mediums. The course will culminate in an art show for the parents.

7-11 years

• Wed 2:45-4:15pm, Sep 12 – Dec 19, BSO261 – $308

12-14 years

• Wed 4:30-6:00pm, Sep 12 – Dec 19, BSO262 – $308

 

Afterschool Rock University

Rock University is the true band experience where musicians learn to play the songs you love. During the course, you and your band will prepare for all aspects of live performance. Graduates who participate the entire school year will have the opportunity to perform at RBC Bluesfest or CityFolk. The show starts here!

8-11 years

• Thu 2:45-4:15pm, Sep 13 – Dec 13, BSO263 – $308

 

Afterschool Ukulele Club

This club will get kids playing as a group regardless of musical experience. Everything from classic rock to top 40 hits will be played. This course is best for novice ukulele players.

7-11 years

• Fri 2:45-4:15pm, Sep 15 – Dec 21, BSO264 – $288

12-14 years

• Fri 4:30-6:00pm, Sep 15 – Dec 21, BSO265 – $288