Music & Drumming

RECORDER
Do you have trouble breathing? Asthma, COPD, Emphysema, or Sleep Apnea? Playing woodwind instruments helps with circular breathing, breath planning, and deep breathing. We’ll be playing tenor recorders. Cost of instrument and book will be $105 to instructor at first class. Rentals may be available. Instructor: Debbie Ross
#49871 Wednesdays, January 8 - March 25, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Lewis Tsolum Building, $192/12

PIANO - BEGINNERS
(55 years & over)
Music makes your brain work better and here’s your chance to learn your favourite songs. These small group classes study the basics of music, then you choose more! The first book costs $34 and a piano or keyboard is recommended for practicing at home.
Instructor: Debbie Ross
#49868 Wednesdays, January 8 - March 25, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Lewis Tsolum Building, $192/12

PIANO - BEYOND BEGINNERS
(55 years & over)
Are you looking for a way to continue to improve your piano skills? These small group classes are for participants with a little experience that would like to study the basics of music, and then choose more! The first book is $34 and a piano or keyboard is recommended for practicing at home. Instructor: Debbie Ross
#49869 Wednesdays, January 8 - March 25, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Lewis Tsolum Building, $192/12

TREEFROG MUSIC PARENT BEGINNER GUITAR
You can be a rock star for your kid! Using songs from the current Music Together® curriculum, we’ll learn chords, strumming patterns, and more! Absolute beginners welcome. Ukuleles, banjos, mandolins also okay! For parents of current Music Together students only. A $20 material fee due to instructor at first class. Instructor: Kazimea Sokil
#49876 Fridays, January 24 - March 13, 9:00 - 10:00 am, Lewis Craft Room A, $100/9

BEGINNER’S BLUES HARMONICA
The harmonica is a versatile instrument that can be heard in music ranging from folk and country to jazz and rock, but the harmonica is truly at home with the blues.  No previous musical experience is necessary. Beginner Blues Harmonica. No class February 17.
Instructor: Larry Ayre
#49752 Mondays, January 27 - March 9, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Lewis Tsolum Building, $75/6

INTRODUCTION TO FINGERPICKING GUITAR
This course teaches you how to get started with fingerpicking the guitar. Musical examples and exercises draw on fingerpicking folk and blues styles, as well as beginner classical pieces. Both simple note reading and tablature are covered with step by step instructions. Suitable both for beginner and intermediate level guitarists. Instructor: Larry Ayre
#49863 Thursdays, January 9 - February 13, 1:45 - 3:00 pm, Lewis Craft Room B, $90/6

STRUM ALONG GUITAR
Learn to strum along to some of your favourite familiar songs. This easy beginner guitar course will teach you chord and rhythm basics. All you need is a guitar! Instructor: Larry Ayre
#49861 Thursdays, February 20 - March 26, 1:45 - 3:00 pm, Lewis Craft Room B, $90/6

BEGINNERS AFRICAN DRUMMING
Drumming in community is good for your physical and mental health, and a great way to balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain. This class is for those new to drumming or those not ready to move to the beyond beginner level. Please contact instructor if unsure. No class February 13. Instructor: Monica Hofer
#49856 Thursdays, January 9 - March 26, 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Native Sons Lower Level, $154/11

BEYOND BEGINNERS AFRICAN DRUMMING
Looking for a place to enhance your drumming skills? Not a beginner and not quite ready to leap to intermediate level? This is the class for you! This class will cater to returning ‘beyond beginner’ drummers and those ready to move up from beginners level. Please contact instructor if unsure. No class February 26. Instructor: Monica Hofer
#49857 Wednesdays, January 8 - March 25, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Native Sons Grand Hall, $154/11

INTERMEDIATE AFRICAN DRUMMING
Join Monica Hofer, local hand drumming instructor and drum circle facilitator, and get into your weekly ‘groove’! New rhythms taught every week; opportunities to work on djembe as well as bass (dun) drums! Great for the mind, the body and the spirit. This class is intended for those with previous experience. No class February 17. Instructor: Monica Hofer
#49858 Mondays, January 6 - March 23, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm, Native Sons Grand Hall, $154/11

DRUMS ALIVE GOLDEN BEATS
‘Golden Beats’ is a new Drums Alive offering especially designed for seniors and those recovering from injuries. It is a lighter workout for the entire mind, body and spirit that is modified for those who would like to enjoy a slower pace. No class February 27.
Instructor: Monica Hofer
#49859 Thursdays, January 9 - March 26, 10:30 - 11:30 am, Native Sons Grand Hall, $77/11

DRUMS ALIVE POWER BEATS
Combining dance, aerobic exercise and drumming, Drums Alive is a whole-body/mind workout that can’t be beat! Work out to your comfort level, pounding on fitness balls while grooving to great music. It is movement with music, sound and dance that is perfect training for the whole body! No class February 26. Instructor: Monica Hofer
#49860 Wednesdays, January 8 - March 25, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Native Sons Grand Hall, $77/11