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GROUP MUSIC CLASSES

We offer group lessons for voice, piano, guitar, music theory and home recording. Our teachers make learning in groups effective, fun and meaningful! Keep reading to learn more about our current group classes!

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Do you suffer from stage fright? Does the prospect of singing or speaking in front of a group excite you AND make you wanna throw up in your mouth?

 

Singers Circle, a vocal performance masterclass, is our ongoing course that has proven to help singers manage their stage fright by teaching them actual πŸ‘πŸ»performance πŸ‘πŸ»skillsπŸ‘πŸ». We like to say, “Confidence is preparation and experience.”

 

This group class teaches the skills singers need to feel prepared and present in the moment of their performances, offering freedom, power and joy in their musical journey.

 

Each singer is allotted 10-15 minutes of performance time and coaching. Co-horts observe, support and learn from each other. You’re vulnerable with each other. You practice courage in creativity with each other.

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In Singers Circle, you’ll receive performance-focussed coaching on:

  • Choosing the right song

  • Vocal technique

  • Vocal arranging and style

  • Storytelling, communication and stage presence

  • Overcoming performance anxiety

  • How to better accompany your vocals on piano or guitar

  • How to work with an accompanist

  • How to prepare charts for accompanists

  • Microphone technique

 

Led by Jared Suitor (Belmont University, professional vocalist and guitarist in Nashville/Vancouver, The Roxy House Band) and Rebecca Lam (Speech Level Singing, IVA, international vocal coach), Singers Circle also features a revolving door of talented artists and teachers, including the incomparable, homegrown talents of Marie Hui (Vancouver Whitecaps, Canucks Anthem Singer, Groove & Tonic, Famous Players Band) and Dawn Pemberton (Touring Artist, MD and Adjudicator). You’ll be in experienced, kind and wise hands at Singers Circle.

 

Singers Circle operates on monthly sessions, with a specially curated 4-week curriculum tailored to help singers blossom into confident performers. The cost is $260 per session, which includes 4 weekly 2-hour long workshops.

 

Registration for the next session is now open!​ Click the button above to book your spot now! For more information, please don't hesitate to email us.

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Join us for a double feature of pop trivia and singing! Each week, we will feature a different pop hit from years past and take a look at what was going on in pop culture history at that time. Then, we'll teach you the song and jam it out with guitar or piano accompaniment. No previous singing experience necessary, no auditions and no sheet music...just show up and sing! 

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In Pop History Sing-Along, you will:

  • Reminisce about TV shows, movies and music albums that made their debuts that year

  • Marvel at the fashion of the time (and be secretly thankful that certain styles and trends haven’t made a comeback…yet)

  • Celebrate (or commiserate about) the big moments in sports history 

  • Learn how to sing or harmonize to the pop hit of the week 

  • End the night by doing an epic sing-along to the original music video for the song

Gain the skills and confidence to master recording technology, all from the comfort of your own home! In this workshop, you will explore how to assemble your own home studio, record and edit your projects, and optimally set up your livestream performances. Learning how to produce digital music projects has never been easier!

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In this workshop, you will learn the ins and outs of:

  • Recording equipment: Interface, microphones, cables

  • Recording software: Garageband, LogicPro and more

  • Setting up a Project

  • Looping, EQ and Reverb Basics

  • Editing and cutting videos together 

  • Manipulating audio and syncing outside audio

  • How to livestream on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube

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EQUIPMENT / SOFTWARE REQUIRED: Mac OS, Garageband OR Logic Pro and iMovie OR Final Cut Pro

Take your recording and production skills to the next level! Develop the skills needed to transform your vocal or instrumental recording into a fully produced track. From coffee shop-style folk to rave-style EDM and everything in between, we got you!

 

In this hands-on workshop, you will receive individualized coaching on how to: 

  • Program instruments

  • EQ tracks 

  • Use effects to enhance your project

  • Use editing tricks to polish your recording 

 

EQUIPMENT/SOFTWARE REQUIRED: Mac OS, GarageBand OR Logic Pro or the Windows equivalent (Audacity, Ableton, Protools, FL Studios)

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PREREQUISITE(S): Home Studio 101 (or equivalent) OR Two hour-long home studio private lessons. Email us if you have any questions about meeting the prerequisites!

If you have ever wondered what all those dots, squiggly lines, and numbers on your sheet music mean, this class is for you! Learn how to interpret music staves, time signatures, musical terms and symbols, and more.

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In this class, learn how to: 

  • Interpret music staves

  • Read Ledger lines, spaces and their corresponding notes

  • Work with time signatures

  • Use key signatures and accidentals to find out the key of a song

  • Count note and rest values accurately

  • Analyze a piece of choral sheet music

  • Breakdown structural components of a song

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Develop a solid, rudimentary foundation in piano playing and music theory in this 4-week course for beginners! Each class consists of a combination of practical piano, ear training, and sight reading that will kickstart your music education.

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Topics covered include: 

  • Proper posture at the piano

  • Learning how to read piano sheet music

  • Mapping notes on a piano keyboard 

  • Playing with different textures and dynamics

  • Exercises to develop finger strength and independence

  • Ear training

  • Sight reading

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EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Piano or Keyboard (for Virtual classes only)

Ready to level up your musical skills? Book a class today with one of our skilled and passionate teachers!

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