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The City offers a variety of music courses for adults including; guitar, hand drumming, piano, poetry for a song and ukulele.

Music: Accelerated Guitar

This class accelerates your ability and fun on guitar. Playing songs together in a group we'll build basic skills learning the CAGED guitar chord families; a method organized as a fast-learning approach to making music. You'll learn new songs, improve your basic strumming and hand dexterity and gain a whole new confidence in your playing.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Sep 26 - Nov 14 7:00pm - 9:00pm City Arts Centre General
$140.00
635863
Instructor: Tracey Newmann
18 and up Jan 16 - Mar 6 7:00pm - 9:00pm City Arts Centre General
$140.00
643217
Instructor: Tracey Newmann
Music: Guitar 1

From beginner to professional level, the foundation of guitar playing is learning the 15 basic chords that are the 20% of the knowledge used 80% of the time. Working together in a group we'll learn these chords and organize them into 5 related families. This course is designed to get you quickly on your way to having fun playing your guitar.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
17 and up Sep 27 - Nov 15 7:15pm - 9:15pm Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre General
$140.00
635867
Instructor: Marge Vanderzyl
18 and up Jan 17 - Mar 7 7:15pm - 9:15pm Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre General
$140.00
643219
Instructor: Marge Vanderzyl
18 and up Sep 27 - Nov 15 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mill Woods Rec Centre General
$140.00
638778
Instructor: Steve McPhail
17 and up Jan 17 - Mar 7 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mill Woods Rec Centre General
$140.00
643216
Instructor: Steve McPhail
18 and up Jan 31 - Mar 21 1:00pm - 3:00pm Prince Of Wales Armories Heritage Centre General
$140.00
644393
Instructor: Marge Vanderzyl
17 and up Jan 22 - Mar 12 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Meadows Community Recreation Centre General
$140.00
644405
Instructor: Steve McPhail
Music: Hand Drumming

This interactive drumming class is great for everyone, as it teaches the fundamentals of hand drumming as well as different rhythm patterns and proper technique. Drums are provided in class. Come explore with us!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

Click register to check availability and to register, or call 311.

Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Sep 29 - Dec 1 1:30pm - 3:00pm City Arts Centre General
$125.00
635862
Instructor: Bill Mitchell
18 and up Jan 19 - Mar 16 1:30pm - 3:00pm City Arts Centre General
$125.00
643215
Instructor: Bill Mitchell
18 and up Jan 22 - Mar 12 6:30pm - 8:00pm Prince Of Wales Armories Heritage Centre General
$125.00
643214
Instructor: Bill Mitchell
Music: Piano 1

Have you always wanted to try your hand at piano? This class is designed to get you playing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Learn music concepts while you play and practice group pieces. Keyboards provided. A keyboard or piano at home is necessary for practice. Students will need to purchase the book Hal Leonard Adult Piano Method' for use in this course.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

Click register to check availability and to register, or call 311.

Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Sep 24 - Nov 26 6:35pm - 7:35pm City Arts Centre General
$150.00
635866
Instructor: Lyndsay Mackenzie
18 and up Jan 14 - Mar 11 6:35pm - 7:35pm City Arts Centre General
$110.00
643223
Instructor: Lyndsay Mackenzie
Music: Uke Can Rock & Sing

Ukulele is the littler friendlier guitar that gets you playing songs immediately! If you dream of singing songs while strumming your ukulele then this class is for you. In this 6-week class you'll learn the basic chord families, basic strumming patterns and lots of songs you can sing. Come join the kitchen party!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

Click register to check availability and to register, or call 311.

Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Oct 5 - Nov 9 7:00pm - 9:00pm City Arts Centre General
$100.00
635865
Instructor: Tracey Newmann
18 and up Jan 25 - Mar 1 7:00pm - 9:00pm City Arts Centre General
$100.00
643222
Instructor: Tracey Newmann
18 and up Jan 31 - Mar 7 7:00pm - 9:00pm Prince Of Wales Armories Heritage Centre General
$100.00
644409
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
Music:Barre Chord Boot Camp

You've taken Accelerated or beginner guitar and learned the basic chord families (CAGED). You can play using basic strum patterns and are ready to up your guitar game. Time for Barre Chord Boot Camp! In this class, you'll learn the 4 important barre chords that comprise 20% of the 'How-To' used 80% of the time. You'll be introduced to fingerpicking and learn new rhythm patterns designed to get you to the next level of enjoyment.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

Click register to check availability and to register, or call 311.

Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Sep 17 - Nov 19 7:45pm - 9:00pm Terwillegar Arena General
$110.00
635864
Instructor: Tracey Newmann
17 and up Jan 14 - Mar 11 7:45pm - 9:00pm Terwillegar Arena General
$105.00
643221
Instructor: Tracey Newmann

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