Summer Programs


LCMS offers a variety of fun and innovative summer programs for all ages. Whether you are looking for an introductory musical experience for your child, a Suzuki workshop or chamber music, 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 13, 2018 at 11:15am.

SCHEDULE

Dates: July 9-13, 2018

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Ages: 4 to 6 years;  7 to 9 years

Instructors: Holly Duff and Ross Curran

Cost: $135

Faculty Biographies

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.

Suzuki Summer Programs

Music for Babies & Toddlers

Music for Babies and Toddlers

Dates: June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 24, 31 (Tuesdays)
Time: 11:00am-11:45am
Ages: 6 months to 3 years
Instructor: Leanne Wendt
Cost: $80

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 16-19, 2018
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 3, 1:00 – 3:00pm (Class + Swimming at Al Anderson Pool)
July 10, 1:00 – 3:00pm (Class + Play at Langley Lodge Seniors’ Home)
July 24, 6:00 – 8:00pm (Class + Swimming at Al Anderson Pool)
July 31, 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 31 for a musical presentation, followed by games night.

Suzuki Strings Workshop

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

LCMS is proud to offer a unique opportunity for students and parents to be immersed in a nurturing and musical environment.  The Suzuki Summer Strings day camp is set in our beautiful and spacious facility.

Students will be taught by highly trained Suzuki teachers. In keeping with the Suzuki spirit, 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.

Dates: July 15-19, 2018
Orientation, Play-in: Sunday, July 15, 4:30pm
Time: 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)
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.

Note: There will be a family picnic following the Play-in on Sunday, July 15 (picnic cost $5 per person)

Program Details

Repertoire: Be prepared to play your polished piece at your first lesson. A group class repertoire list will be published on the LCMS website in advance for students playing beyond Suzuki volume 4.

Instructors:
Violin/Viola: Fidelma Cordick, Robert Richardson, Leanne Wendt, Peter Ing, other TBA
Cello: TBA

Daily Activities:
An individual lesson in the form of a master class
A small group class
A repertoire class
An enrichment class

Twinklers Mini Camp

For violin students 5 years and under already playing Twinkle Variations
A master class
A small group class

Workshop Enrichment Classes

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

#01 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.

#02 Orchestra – Will Chen / Robert Richardson

For all students
Join with other string students and develop ensemble and musicianship skills. Students will be grouped into junior and advanced ensembles. The advanced ensemble will include students taking part in the Team Music camp.

#03 Orff Music Band – Bruce Henczel

For all students
Explore ensemble playing on xylophones, drums and more in this fun class ideal for younger Suzuki campers.

#04 Chamber Music – Will Chen / Peter Ing

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.

Faculty Biographies

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.

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.

Bruce Henczel – Orff Music Band M.Mus, Percussion Performance, University of British Columbia; Concerto soloist with the Okanagan Symphony, 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.

Peter Ing – Violin/Viola/Chamber Music M. Mus, University of British Columbia; Suzuki training. Active freelance musician; performances throughout North America and Europe. Has performed with the Vancouver Island Symphony, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, and Kamloops Symphony. Member of the LCMS ensemble in residence, the Rose Gellert String Quartet.

Robert Richardson – Violin/Viola/Orchestra 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.

Andrea Taylor – Fiddling B. Mus. University of Victoria. She has completed the Suzuki Education Course at Western Washington University. With over 15 years 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.

Leanne Wendt – Violin/Early Learning Program 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.

TEAM MUSIC

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

Dates: July 14-19, 2018
Time: Sat-Wed 2-5:30pm, Thurs 12-2:45pm and 7pm Concert
Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello
Faculty: Will Chen, Peter Ing, Robert Richardson, Joel Stobbe
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.
Students should register by June 1 to enable repertoire to be assigned and learned in advance.
No registration is accepted for this program after June 15.

Daily Schedule

Saturday July 14

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

Sunday-Tuesday, July 15-17, 2-5:30pm

  • Coaching session
  • Large ensemble

Wednesday, July 18, 2-5:30pm

  • Two coaching sessions
  • Large ensemble

Thursday, July 19, 12-2:45pm, 7pm Concert

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

CLASSES & LESSONS

Master classes and lessons may be arranged with Team Music faculty Monday through Thursday, July 16-19.

3 Students/hr

  • 2 classes
  • Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday
  • RCM Gr 1-3 only
  • Cost: $50

2 Students/hr

  • 2 classes
  • Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday
  • Cost: $75

Private Lesson

  • One or more lessons may be arranged Monday through Thursday
  • Cost: $75 per lesson
Faculty Biographies

Will Chen – 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.

Peter Ing – M. Mus, University of British Columbia; Suzuki training. Active freelance musician; performances throughout North America and Europe. Has performed with the Vancouver Island Symphony, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, and Kamploops Symphony. Member of the Rose Gellert String Quartet.

Robert Richardson – 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.

Joel Stobbe – Artistic Diploma of Music Performance from the Augsburg Conservatory of Music in Germany, regularly performing as soloist and with chamber music groups in Germany, France and Italy. Upon his return to Canada, Joel was a founding member of the Borealis String Quartet (2000-2005). Faculty member and and Program Coordinator at LCMS. Currently conductor of the Surrey Youth Orchestra and LCMS Concert Orchestra.

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