Music & Drumming

BEGINNER BLUES GUITAR
(15 years & over)
Get happy while strumming the Blues!  This course will focus on 12 bar blues songs and cover strumming patterns, turnarounds, blues scales and simple blues licks (phrases). No class October 14. Instructor: Larry Ayre
#49397 Mondays, September 23 - November 4, 7:15 - 8:30 pm, Lewis Tsolum Building, $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
#49400 Thursdays, October 24 - December 5, 2:45 - 4:00 pm, Lewis Tsolum Building, $90/6

BEGINNER PIANO
(55 years & over)
Have you always wanted to play the piano? 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
#49513 Wednesdays, September 11 - November 27, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Lewis Tsolum Building,
$192/12

BEYOND BEGINNER PIANO
(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
#49514 Wednesdays, September 11 - November 27, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Lewis Tsolum Building,
$192/12

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. Instructor: Larry Ayre
#49398 Mondays, September 23 - November 4, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Lewis Tsolum Building
#49399 Thursdays, October 24 - November 28, 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Lewis Tsolum Building
$75/6

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 will be available. Instructor: Debbie Ross
#49512 Wednesdays, September 11 - November 27, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Lewis Tsolum Building,
$192/12

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.
Instructor: Monica Hofer
#49448 Thursdays, September 19 - December 5, 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Native Sons Lower Level,
$168/12

BEYOND BEGINNER AFRICAN DRUMMING
If you are looking for a place to enhance your drumming skills, but you aren’t 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 students who are ready to move up from beginners level. Please contact instructor if unsure of your level. Instructor: Monica Hofer
#49449 Wednesdays, September 11 - November 27, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Native Sons Grand Hall,
$168/12

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 October 14 & November 11. Instructor: Monica Hofer
#49450 Mondays, September 16 - December 2, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm, Native Sons Grand Hall,
$140/10

DRUMS ALIVE POWER BEATS
Combining dance, aerobic exercise and drumming, Drums Alive is a whole-body/mind workout that can’t be beat! Participants work out to their comfort level, pounding on fitness balls while grooving to great music. Drums Alive is movement therapy with music, sound and dance that is perfect training for the whole body! Have fun getting fit! Instructor: Monica Hofer
#49452 Wednesdays, September 11 - November 27, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Native Sons Grand Hall,
$96/12

GOLDEN BEATS DRUMS ALIVE
‘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 October 3.
Instructor: Monica Hofer
#49451 Thursdays, September 19 - December 5, 10:30 - 11:30 am, Native Sons Grand Hall,
$88/11