Music & Drumming

RECORDER
Because music makes your brain work better! Try a new instrument, join a small group ensemble, and meet new friends. This is a great way to learn to read music as well as keeping your brain and fingers agile. Soprano recorder and book cost will be $30, bought from the instructor at the first lesson. Alto and tenor recorders will be available to try.
Instructor: Debbie Ross
#47419 Wednesdays, January 9 - March 13, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Filberg Soroptimist Lounge, $144/10

STRUM ALONG GUITAR
(18 years & over)
Learn to strum along to some of your favorite familiar songs. This easy beginner guitar course will teach you chord and rhythm basics. All you need is a guitar! No class February 18.
Instructor: Larry Ayre
#47339 Mondays, January 28 - March 11, 7:15 - 8:30 pm, Lewis Tsolum Building, $90/6

INTRODUCTION TO FINGERSTYLE 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
#47840 Thursdays, February 7 - March 14, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Lewis Craft Room B, $99/6

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 $30 and a piano or keyboard is recommended for practicing at home. Instructor: Debbie Ross
#47417 Wednesdays, January 9 - March 13, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Filberg Soroptimist Lounge, $192/10

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 $30 and a piano or keyboard is recommended for practicing at home. Instructor: Debbie Ross
#47418 Wednesdays, January 9 - March 13, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Filberg Soroptimist Lounge, $192/10

BEGINNER 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. No class February 18. Instructor: Larry Ayre
#47325 Mondays, January 28 - March 11, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Lewis Tsolum Building, $75/6

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 21. Instructor: Monica Hofer
#47260 Thursdays, January 10 - March 28, 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Native Sons Lower Level, $154/11

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. No class February 20 & 27.
Instructor:
Monica Hofer
#47262 Wednesdays, January 9 - March 27, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Native Sons Grand Hall, $140/10

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 18. Instructor: Monica Hofer
#47264 Mondays, January 7 - March 25, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm, Native Sons Grand Hall, $154/11

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. Have fun getting fit! No class February 20 & 27.
Instructor:
Monica Hofer
#47267 Wednesdays, January 9 - March 27, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Native Sons Grand Hall, $70/10

DRUMS ALIVE GOLDEN BEATS
‘Golden Beats’ is a 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. Instructor: Monica Hofer
#47266 Thursdays, January 10 - March 28, 10:30 - 11:30 am, Native Sons Grand Hall, $84/12