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Music classes

Guitar Courses – In Studio or Online

10 weeks from Sept. 21 to Nov. 23, 2020

For children (7+), teens and adults

Beginner to advanced, all styles of music

The focus of these guitar lessons is to develop the student’s appreciation of music and their core musical skills through learning songs in various styles. The skills developed in these sessions range from: proper technique, technical aspects of the instrument (scales, chords, arpeggios), musical interpretation and analysis, rhythm, theory and more.

Choose a teacher and a time!

Please indicate your three choices of preferred times.

Monday to Thursday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kevin Bourne

Kevin Bourne

Kevin Bourne is a Montreal based jazz guitarist and graduate of the Jazz Faculty Program at McGill University.

Most recently, Kevin has been performing onboard the NCL Norwegian Sun as the guitarist for the ship’s showband, playing with artists from all over the world.

The most recent musical theatre productions Kevin has played guitar in was Bonnie and Clyde by Contact Theatre and Hedwig and the Angry Inch by In the Wings Promotions. Kevin has been as a freelance teacher for the past six years and has been working with the Dollard Centre for the Arts since September 2018.

Courses are offered on various days of the week in blocks of ½ hour or 1 hour each.

Fees:

1/2 hour: DDO Res.: $210 / NR: $219
1 hour: DDO Res.: $420 / NR: $438

Questions? Contact us by email:

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Songwriting – In-Studio or Online

The Music Spring Session runs online for 10 weeks Sept. 21 – Nov. 23., 2020.

For children (7+), teens and adults

A creative course that discusses songs and their structure. Young children will participate in rhyming words and making melodies while learning the major scale. Older children will do writing exercises to develop their lyric talent and learn chord progressions. Musicians/songwriters will have their work critiqued and will be encouraged to compare and create different styles of music. No formal training necessary. All young children must be at reading level.

Teacher: Sherrie Marginean

Please indicate your three choices of preferred times.

Tuesday to Wednesday 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday to Sunday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sherrie Marginean

Sherrie Marginean

Sherrie Marginean is a singer, songwriter, voice, and piano teacher with over twenty-five years’ experience. Understanding the integral role that humour plays in the performance of her students, her philosophy is, “We laugh, we focus, we achieve!”

Sherrie started singing at the age of five. Her professional career began at eighteen, which included travelling across the country and abroad. While studying classical singing with Jocelyne Fleury-Coutu, one of two pop albums she co-wrote was released by an independent record label. Her voice has been featured in several radio commercials and on the recordings of other artists.

Courses are offered on various days of the week in blocks of ½ hour or 1 hour each.

Fees:

1/2 hour: DDO Res.: $210 / NR: $219
1 hour: DDO Res.: $420 / NR: $438

Questions? Contact us by email:

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Piano Courses – In-studio or online

10 weeks from Sept. 21 to Nov. 23., 2020

For children (5+), teens and adults – all levels

Emphasis is on the appreciation of music and introduction to the basic aspects of musical training. The course explores reading musical scores, counting to rhythm in scores, proper hand position and techniques, musical signs and terms, sight-reading and musical interpretation. Experienced students can be prepared for Conservatory exams.

Choose a teacher and a time!

Please indicate your three preferred times.

Jelani Corbie: Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (online only)

Karen Ho: Monday 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Sherrie Marginean: Tuesday to Wednesday 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sherrie Marginean

Sherrie Marginean – (in studio or online)

Sherrie Marginean is a singer, songwriter, voice, and piano teacher with over twenty-five years’ experience. Understanding the integral role that humour plays in the performance of her students, her philosophy is, “We laugh, we focus, we achieve!”

Sherrie started singing at the age of five. Her professional career began at eighteen, which included travelling across the country and abroad. While studying classical singing with Jocelyne Fleury-Coutu, one of two pop albums she co-wrote was released by an independent record label. Her voice has been featured in several radio commercials and on the recordings of other artists.

Karen Ho

Karen Ho – (in-studio and online)

Karen Ho has an MA in Musicology from Université de Montréal and a Graduate Certificate in Music therapy from Concordia University. A teacher since 2003, she loves to share her experience of music with students of all ages and abilities. Never one to shy away from challenges, Karen is very resourceful and can adapt almost anything to a student’s interest. She can prepare her students to do Royal Conservatory exams. When she’s not teaching, she is most likely to be found travelling on epic cross-country road trips with her hairless and full of beans dog Juniper.

Jelani Corbie

Jelani Corbie – (online only)

Jelani Corbie started playing piano at the age of 7 and has been involved with music for over 30 years. In high school, he studied with the Royal Conservatory of Music, achieving a grade 7 diploma in piano and a music award. He holds a DEC in Popular Music and an ACE in Audio Recording Technology from Vanier College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Music from Concordia University. Jelani has been teaching at the Dollard Centre for the Arts since 2012. He is also a DJ and has just recently completed vocational studies in Business.

Courses are offered on various days of the week in blocks of ½ hour or 1 hour each.

Fees:

1/2 hour: DDO Res.: $210 / NR: $219
1 hour: DDO Res.: $420 / NR: $438

Questions? Contact us by email:

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Singing Lessons

The Music Spring Session runs for 10 weeks from  Sept. 21 to Nov. 23., 2020.

For children (7+),  teens and adults

This course is for both beginners and advanced students who LOVE to sing and have fun! Learn reliable techniques that will greatly improve the sound, range, and strength of your voice, while protecting it from fatigue and strain. Explore various musical styles and discover the basics of music theory, harmony, and improvisation. Songwriting is also an option for those creative minds, as well as an introduction to piano.

Teacher : Sherrie Marginean

Tuesday to Wednesday 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday to Sunday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Courses are offered on various days of the week in blocks of ½ hour or 1 hour each.

Fees:

1/2 hour: DDO Res.: $210 / NR: $219
1 hour: DDO Res.: $420 / NR: $438

Questions? Contact us by email:

register

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