Group Classes


General Musicianship

Children experience music together with their peers in a fun and nurturing environment.

These fun classes:

  • teach music fundamentals
  • encourage a life-long love of music
  • develop social & organizational skills

Skills learned in general musicianship classes support individual music instruction, whether taken concurrently or at some time in the future.

Music for Babies & Toddlers

Music for Babies and Toddlers

3 months – 30 months

Immerse your child in an environment rich with rhythm and rhyme – the building blocks of language.

Give your child an enriching musical experience that is designed to support and celebrate their success as they grow and learn. Classes are structured to provide a comforting routine through which new tasks and activities are introduced in a
calm learning environment.

The year-long narrative format is ideal for building self-awareness, experiencing progressive learning and developing social skills. Classes incorporate songs, rhymes and opportunities to play a variety of instruments.

Dates and Prices vary.
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Sing, Move & Play!

Sing Move & Play!
(Orff Approach)

3 years – 6 years

Learn music fundamentals and develop creativity in a fun environment through song, drama, games, stories, dance and poetry!

Progressive Program
Students are grouped by age in order to meet developmental needs. Following the philosophy of “experience first, intellectualize second”, they are introduced to the fundamental concepts of music. Concepts introduced in early classes are built upon in later classes and years.

Prepare for learning an instrument
Skills learned in Orff classes are an ideal preparation for learning an instrument, and are recommended to be taken prior to, and in conjunction with, instrument study.

Dates and Prices vary.
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Junior Choir

LCMS Junior Choir

This ensemble introduces children to the art of choral group singing. Students will work on matching pitch, breath, diction, posture, tone and musical expression. Students work through warm-ups, singing games, partner songs and canons, with the goal of producing a pleasant choral tone. Most repertoire will be in unison, with the introduction of partner songs and some two-part music. The ensemble provides students with a collective choral experience that combines the physical with the emotional, relaxation with energy, and introspective interpretation with joyful exuberance! Students perform at LCMS Winter and Spring events and class ends with year-end concert in May.

Instructor: Tammy Hummel
For: School Grades 2-3
Day/Time: Fridays, 3:45pm
Tuition: Free – Non-LCMS students are welcome, and pay registration fee only

Senior Choir

LCMS Senior Choir

This choir extends further into learning music in two parts, with a focus on developing vocal skills and confidence. Students will strengthen sight-reading skills, working from the choral score. Students perform at LCMS Winter and Spring events and class ends with year-end concert in May.

Instructor: Tammy Hummel
For: Grades 4-7
Day/Time: Fridays, 4:45pm
Tuition: Free. Non-LCMS students are welcome, and pay registration fee only

Music Theory & History

RCM Theory & History Group Classes

RCM Theory & History Group Classes

Classes prepare students for Royal Conservatory exams, high school exams (AP/IB), and to meet entrance requirements for college and university music programs. Weekly classes run September to December in preparation for the December RCM exam, and January to May in preparation for the May exam. Students are responsible for exam registration and payment.

Class Name

Level 5 Theory
Level 6 Theory
Level  7 Theory
Level  8 Theory
Level  9 Harmony
Level  9 History
Level 10 Harm & Ctpt
Level 10 History
ARCT Harm & Ctpt
ARCT History

Level 3 & 4 Theory is run as a year-long program, and no exam is written.

Keyboard Harmony is offered by private or semi-private lesson only, and students prepare to write exams in June.

Intensive summer theory and history classes are also available. See Summer Theory for course descriptions and fees.

Customized intensive short term options are also available as a refresher or for exam preparation. (Private lesson hourly rates will apply, with fees divided between the class participants.)

All theory and history levels are also available by private lesson at standard (non-string program) lesson rates.

Please refer to the RCM website for a list of co-requisites and pre-requisites for each level.

Music Sense Theory for Suzuki Piano Students

Music Sense Theory for Suzuki Piano Students

Learn about the theoretical component of music in a fun and interactive way. Classes provide an opportunity for piano students to grow musically, and also to develop friendships and relationships with their peers. Students will begin to support one another as they learn together.

Classes are 45 min in length, and extend over 34 weeks. Course materials will be provided by the instructor (additional fee applies).

Music Sense 1

Ages 6-9

Students should be at approximately Book 2 level in Suzuki piano. There are weekly homework assignments and regular opportunities to play review pieces with peers. There are weekly homework assignments and regular opportunities to play review pieces with peers.

Tuition

$360

Music Sense 2

Ages 7-12

Pre-requisite: Music Sense 1

This course is directed towards students between the ages of 7 and 12 who are approximately at the Book 2 or 3 level in Suzuki Piano. There are weekly homework assignments and regular opportunities to play review pieces with peers. Music Sense 2 covers all the material for RCM theory, and on completion, students progress to Level 3 & 4 RCM Theory.

Tuition

$360

Popular Music Theory Group Class

Popular Music Theory Group Class

Learn about the musical foundations of popular music in a way that is directly relevant to how you play, and in a practical music-making context. Topics include keys, chords, scales, rhythms, harmony and improvisation. The courses will also develop a broad musical knowledge that includes instrumentation, musical terms, and the history of popular music.

Students also have the opportunity to gain internationally recognized qualifications through London College of Music graded popular music theory exams.

Tuition

TBA

Composition Lab

Composition Lab

Explore the many exciting possibilities of composing your own music or making arrangements of existing pieces using the most current hard-and software of our newly established computer lab. Learn how to work with music notation software or build your own songs and arrangements with programs such as Ableton Live or Garage Band.

Tuition

TBA

Composition lessons are available by private lesson at standard (non-string program) lesson rates.

Aural Skills for All Musicians

Aural Skills for All Musicians

Invaluable for any instrumentalist or singer! Rooted in the Kodaly method, these courses cultivate aural skills and a deeper understanding of musical structure through a variety of progressive vocal, rhythmic, harmonic, sight-singing and dictation exercises. Zoom provides an excellent user-friendly and interactive classroom environment where we can develop our technique in safety. In order to begin the class, students must be able to accurately match pitch with their voice, already be studying music and/or have experience playing or singing in an ensemble.

If you are new to Aural Skills, please contact the office at 604-534-2848 to learn more and to find the class that is right for you.

Weeks

13

Tuition

$140

Aural Skills Book 1

Day/Time: Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30pm
Classes: Begin September 16
Required Textbook: “An Introduction to Sight Singing” by Stanley Arkis and Herman Schuckman, published by Carl Fischer

For those working at the level of Grade 2 RCM (or equivalent) ear training. This course progresses beyond the rudiments into more challenging intervals, complex rhythms and syncopations, and builds confidence hearing the tonic and harmonic progressions in repertoire. This course can be a great asset for exam preparation for RCM Gr 2-5.

Aural Skills Book 2

Day/Time: Thursdays 7:45 – 8:45pm
Classes: Begin September 16
Required Textbook: “The Choral Sight Singer” by Stanley Arkis and Herman Schuckman, published by
Carl Fischer

For those working at Grade 5 RCM (or equivalent). This course solidifies the fundamentals of major and minor solfege in treble, tenor and bass clefs, 4/4, 3/4 and 6/8 meter and harmonic progressions using practical applications of singing and listening/transcribing.

Music Group Classes

New! Adult Cello Group Class

Adult Cello Group Class

All adult cello students are invited to come share music and to learn from each other. We will dive into technique, work through pieces, and explore some beautiful cello ensemble repertoire. Cellists of all levels are welcome. By working together, we will discover a deeper level of what our instruments can do. Some music-reading ability is recommended.

Days will vary throughout the year and first class will take place October 4th.

Weeks

6

Tuition

TBA

Guitar Workshops

Guitar Workshops

Designed to take your playing to the next level, this series of short-term courses will each focus on specific skills and genres. Dive deep into different genres like bluegrass, jazz or fusion, or work on your improvisation skills with specific techniques.

Weeks

6

Tuition

$90

Guitar Group Class

Guitar Group Class

This is a course for adults and youth interested in studying guitar in a group setting. Classes explore a variety of musical styles.

Weeks

16

Tuition

$190

Popular Music Vocal Course

Popular Music Vocal Course

This is a course for teens and adults wanting to sing popular styles relevant to today’s music industry while expanding their vocal abilities and musical skill set. The performance-based classes develop a solid foundation in vocal technique and a basic understanding of music theory in relation to sight singing and chord charts, explore stage technique, and develop group singing skills such as blend and harmony – all in a supportive environment.

In order begin class, students must be able to pitch accurately.

Course runs Thursdays 7-8:30pm

Course start date: October TBA

Weeks

10

Tuition

$230

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