Summer Programs


LCMS offers a variety of fun and innovative summer programs for students of all ages and levels. Whether you are looking for an introductory musical experience for your child, a Suzuki workshop, chamber music or Master Classes, there’s something for everyone!

Playing with Music Summer Camp

Sing! Make masks! Explore folk traditions! Build simple musical instruments and crafts! Play xylophones and percussion instruments! Storytelling using creative movement, drama and music! See and hear the instrument of the day!

This summer camp offers activities for two age groups. Some of these will be for the whole group and some activities will be for smaller groups in age appropriate sessions, freely mixing old favourites with exciting new material. The instructors use their background as performers and Orff, Kodaly, and Children’s Art specialists to make this a unique experience that is a Langley Music School Summer tradition.

Bring a water bottle and snack, and dress for movement and art activities.

Parents and guests are invited for a performance on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 11:15am.

Dates: July 8-12, 2019

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Ages: 4 to 6 years;  7 to 9 years

Instructors: Holly Duff and Ross Curran

Cost: $135

Holly Duff (B.Mus.) teaches piano, as well as pre-school Orff music and movement classes in both Langley and Vancouver. She is a founding director and pianist with West Coast Chamber Music since 1993, and performs children’s shows combining storytelling and music.

Ross Curran (B.Mus.) is a performer, children’s entertainer, private music teacher and pre-school specialist. Combined with several years spent as a children’s art instructor he brings a wide variety of experience to his teaching.

Summer Programs

Music for Babies & Toddlers

Music for Babies and Toddlers

Dates: July 4, 11, 25 August 1, 8, 15 (Tuesdays) No class July 18
Time: 11:00am-11:45am
Ages: 6 months to 3 years
Instructor: Leanne Wendt
Cost: $60

Music for Babies and Toddlers is designed with the developing child in mind. Action songs, lullabies and rhymes are interspersed with opportunities to play simple rhythm instruments.

Parents are encouraged to observe and respond to their children as they develop new skills through their natural enjoyment of music in this stimulating environment. Each participant is required to attend classes with a parent or caregiver.

Note: Class is limited to 12.

Pre-Twinkle Introductory Violin

Pre-Twinkle Introductory Violin

Dates: July 15-18, 2019
Time: 10:15am-11:00am
Ages: 3 years to 5 years
Instructor: Leanne Wendt
Cost: $65

This introduction to Suzuki violin class is designed for pre-schoolers. The class will emphasize good posture, bow hold, and rhythm through various games. No experience necessary, materials provided (no instruments required). Each participant is required to attend classes with a parent or caregiver.

Note: Class is limited to 6.

Strings in Summer

Strings in Summer

Open to Suzuki Violin Students Books 1-3
Dates/Times: 
July 2, 1:00 – 3:00pm (Class + Swimming at Al Anderson Pool)
July 9, 1:00 – 3:00pm (Class + Play at Langley Lodge Seniors’ Home)
July 23, 6:00 – 8:00pm (Class + Swimming at Al Anderson Pool)
July 30, 6:00 – 8:00pm (Musical Presentation + Games Night)
Instructor: Leanne Wendt
Cost: $60 (includes student swim fees)
Note: Parent supervision (and transport when necessary) is required for all outings.

Keep your Suzuki string students playing at this fun-filled summer program! These Tuesday group sessions are dedicated to playing Suzuki violin Books 1-3 repertoire in a performance class format. Enjoy time with music friends, including swimming and an opportunity to play at Langley Lodge. Family and friends are invited to join us on July 30 for a musical presentation, followed by games night.

Suzuki Summer Workshops

Suzuki Student Workshop

Open to all Suzuki trained students in violin, viola, cello and piano.

LCMS is proud to offer a unique opportunity for students and parents to be immersed in a nurturing and musical environment.

Students will be taught by highly trained Suzuki teachers, and parents or caregivers should attend classes with their children. There will be noon-hour concerts and activities. Group and enrichment classes will be presented in concert Thursday afternoon.

Suzuki Teacher Training Workshop

Robert Richardson provides Suzuki teachers with an in-depth look at teaching in group settings and explores incorporating technique into classes.

Dates: July 14-18, 2019
Orientation Activities, Play-in & *Family Picnic:
Sunday, July 14, 4:30pm
*Picnic Cost is $5 per person
Class Times: Mon-Thur classes scheduled between 9am and 5pm
Costs:
Strings Book 1-3: $300 (by June 1) $350 (after June 1)
Strings Book 4-up: $350 (by June 1) $400 (after June 1)
Piano Book 1 – 3: $260. (by June 1) $310 (after June 1)
Piano Book 4-up: $310. (by June 1) $360 (after June 1)
Enrichment Class: $50
Chamber Music: $80 (no registration in chamber music after June 1)
Twinklers Mini Camp: $200 (Violin 5 years and under only)
A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required at time of registration.

Lunch Option: July 15-18 $28 per person

Violin / Viola / Cello Program

Repertoire

Please be prepared to play your polished piece at your first lesson. The repertoire will include:

  • Suzuki Book 1, 2 and 3: All Pieces
  • Suzuki Book 4: Seitz Concerto No. 2, in G + 3rd mvt; Vivaldi Concerto in A minor, 1st mvt; Bohm Perpetual Motion; Concerto for Two Violins
  • Suzuki Book 5+ : To be determined after June 1 registrations.
Daily Activities
  • An individual lesson in the form of a master class
  • A small group class
  • A repertoire class
  • An enrichment class

Piano Program Details

Repertoire

Please be prepared to play your polished piece at your first lesson.

Daily Activities
  • An individual lesson in the form of a master class
  • A repertoire class
  • An enrichment class

Twinklers Mini Camp

For violin students 5 years and under already playing Twinkle Variations; daily activities include:

  • A master class
  • A small group class

Chamber music $80, all other enrichment classes $50. Students may register for two enrichment classes if schedule allows.

#01 Summer Song Jam – Tammy Hummel

For all students
A mash-up of singing games, vocal exploration, and movement that is sure to add sweetness to your day! We’ll have fun blending our voices during each session as we learn several songs together, including seasonal hits that you’ll be able to sing during car trips and campfires!

#02 Rhythm All Around! – Bruce Henczel

For all students
Students will craft their own instruments from everyday objects and a variety of found items to explore and create rhythms and sounds from the roots of funk to Eastern European folk rhythms, Brazilian polyrhythms, and Latin dance styles. Each class will include hand drumming and playing of alternate instruments to learn memorized breaks and create dynamics, all while composing a piece together! All materials are provided.

#03 Fiddling – Andrea Taylor

For violin students
A variety of fiddle styles will be taught by ear and with sheet music.  Students are placed into groups according to their Suzuki level. No previous fiddling experience is required, but students should have mastered Etude (G major). Be prepared to learn some new tunes and have fun.

#04 Chamber Music – Will Chen & Diana Nuttall

For students Book 4 and up
Students will form duos, trios or quartets and receive daily coaching, together with Team Music participants. Chamber music repertoire will be sent to students in advance for preparation.

Note: Interested students should register by June 1 in order to receive and prepare repertoire in advance.

Dates: July 14 – 18
Times: TBA (10 hour course)
Instructor: Robert Richardson
Cost: $285 (by June 1) $335 (after June 1)
A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required at time of registration.

Fidelma Cordick – Violin B.Mus from the University of British Columbia; member of BCRMTA and SAA; extensive training in Suzuki pedagogy and orchestra conducting; chamber musician and former conductor of Delta Youth Orchestra and current conductor of LCMS Intermediate Orchestra.

Susan Magnusson, Piano
A.R.C.T. Performance; S.A.A. Registered Suzuki Teacher Trainer; B.C.R.M.T.A.; conducted Suzuki Master Teacher workshops throughout Canada and U.S.A.; Director, Canadian American Suzuki Institute and LCMS Suzuki Workshops; LCMS Principal Emeritus.

Diana Nuttall – Cello/Chamber A high-profile Suzuki teacher and clinician for Suzuki institutes internationally. Diana lived and studied with Dr. Suzuki in Japan for two years, apprenticed with Yoko Oike Wong, and did a practicum with Tanya Carey. Diana is a professional musician who has played in the Calgary Philharmonic and the Saskatoon Symphony, and is the former Artistic Director of the Alberta Suzuki String Institute. 

Robert Richardson – Violin/Viola/Suzuki Teacher Training B. Mus, M. Mus. Teacher and conductor at Suzuki workshops throughout North America and beyond. Guest presenter and speaker at SAA teachers’ conferences and leadership retreats. Faculty member, Brandon University, and director of the Brandon Suzuki Institute. Performs frequently with the Brandon Chamber Players, of which he is a founding member.

Rita Thatcher – Piano B. Mus, University of Witwatersand, Johannesburg; Post-Graduate Teaching Diploma, University of South Africa; Orff Certification, University of Manitoba; member of B.C.R.M.T.A. Registered Suzuki piano teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Suzuki piano training with Susan Magnusson, Dr. Merlin Thompson and Caroline Fraser.

Leanne Wendt – Violin Suzuki and Royal Conservatory violin; specializes in preschool music training; Suzuki Teacher Training, University of Maine, Pacific University, Western Washington University, and Universities of Alberta and Calgary, LCMS Faculty & Junior Programs Co-ordinator.

Will Chen – Chamber Music Will’s performances have taken him all over Canada, Europe and the United Kingdom as a soloist and chamber musician with the rising group Mainzer Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. B. Mus from University of Victoria; masters degree from Hochschule fur Musik Mainz, Germany. Studied with teachers such as Patricia Shih, Ann Elliott-Goldschmid, Gwen Thompson, Roger Chase and Ann Shih. Member of LCMS ensemble in residence, the Rose Gellert String Quartet.

Bruce Henczel – Rhythm All Around! M. Mus, Percussion Performance, University of British Columbia; Concerto Soloist with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, West Coast Symphony, the Vancouver Philharmonic, and the Kwantlen University Wind Symphony and Chorus. He facilitates hand drum workshops for students and teachers throughout the province.

Tammy Hummel – Summer Song Jam B. Mus., UBC; Artist Diploma, Vancouver Academy of Music; M. Mus., Manhattan School of Music. Winner, Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition; scholarship winner for the Mozarteum, Salzburg. Training with Young artist Programs at Glimmerglass Opera, the Tanglewood Music Festival, and the Canadian Opera Company. Has performed with many of Canada’s opera companies, orchestras and music ensembles in various genres.

Andrea Taylor – Fiddling B. Mus. University of Victoria. She has completed the Suzuki Education Course at Western Washington University. With over 15 years of teaching experience Andrea has performed over a thousand shows across North America as the Fiddle player for a group signed to Nettwerk Records and has sold over 60,000 CDs.

Team Music

Team Music brings string students together to play chamber music and develop their ensemble skills. Students will be placed into trios and quartets, and will participate in a chamber ensemble together with all of the camp participants. Pre-formed groups are welcome.

Master Classes

Students of all levels and ages have the opportunity to enhance their technique and performance skills in violin, viola, cello and piano. Expert instructors provide constructive feedback in a motivational and supportive environment.

Dates: July 13-18, 2019
Time: Sat-Wed 2-5:30pm, Thurs 12-2:45pm and 4pm Concert
Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, R. Richardson
Faculty: Will Chen, Diana Nuttall
Requirements: Suzuki Book 4+, RCM Grade 5+
Cost: $300 (by June 1) $375 (by June 15)
A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required at the time of registration.
Registration by June 1 is strongly encouraged to enable repertoire to be assigned and learned in advance.
No registration is accepted for this program after June 15.

Saturday July 13

  • Coaching session: 2-3pm or 4:30-5:30pm
  • Large chamber ensemble: 3:15-4:15pm

Sunday-Tuesday, July 14-16, 2-5:30pm

  • Coaching session
  • Large ensemble

Wednesday, July 17, 2-5:30pm

  • Two coaching sessions
  • Large ensemble

Thursday, July 18, 12-2:45pm, 4pm Concert

  • Coaching session
  • Large ensemble final rehearsal
  • Final concert, Rose Gellert Hall

Master classes may be arranged with Team Music faculty to take place from Monday to Thursday.

Master Classes

3 Students/hr

  • Suzuki book 4 +/ RCM Grade 5/6
  • 2 classes
  • Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday
  • Cost: $50

2 Students/hr

  • RCM Grade 7 +
  • 2 classes
  • Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday
  • Cost: $75

Private Class

  • Monday – Thursdays
  • 60 min $75.00
  • 45 min $56.25
  • 30 min $37.50

Will Chen – Violin Violinist Will Chen’s performances have taken him all over Canada, Europe and the United Kingdom as a soloist and chamber musician with the rising group Mainzer Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. He is a member of the Rose Gellert String Quartet. B. Mus from University of Victoria; masters degree from Hochschule fur Musik Mainz, Germany. He has studied with teachers such as Patricia Shih, Ann Elliott-Goldschmid, Gwen Thompson, Roger Chase and Ann Shih.

Robert Richardson – Violin / Viola B. Mus, M. Mus. Teacher and conductor at Suzuki workshops throughout North America and beyond. Guest presenter and speaker at SAA teachers’ conferences and leadership retreats. Faculty member, Brandon Univeristy, and director of the Brandon Suzuki Institute. Performs frequently with the Brandon Chamber Players, of which he is a founding member.

Diana Nuttall – Cello A high-profile Suzuki teacher and clinician for Suzuki institutes internationally. Diana lived and studied with Dr. Suzuki in Japan for two years, apprenticed with Yoko Oike Wong, and did a practicum with Tanya Carey. Diana is a professional musician who has played in the Calgary Philharmonic and the Saskatoon Symphony, and is the former Artistic Director of the Alberta Suzuki String Institute.

Susan Magnusson – Piano Masterclass A.R.C.T. Performance; S.A.A. Registered Suzuki Teacher Trainer; B.C.R.M.T.A.; conducted Suzuki Master Teacher workshops throughout Canada and U.S.A.; Director, Canadian American Suzuki Institute and LCMS Suzuki Workshops; LCMS Principal Emeritus.

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