Flute

Description:

Teaching method:
An ergonomic approach to flute playing is important to building a well-rounded music foundation which includes music reading, theory, listening skills and good technique. Programs are tailored to individual students’ and their family’s needs and expectations.

Genres: Various but mainly classical

Group Options: Encourages joint projects with family members that play other instruments

Performance Opportunities: Encourages students at every level to participate in recitals at least once per year.


Faculty: ariane-nelles
Ages: 5 yrs to adult
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Harp

Description:

Teaching method:
A plan for study is developed in conjunction with the student considering their interests, strengths and weaknesses. In order to help students develop into well-rounded musicians, solid technique, a firm understanding of music theory, playing by ear and arranging/composing is encouraged.

Genres: Repertoire ranges from Celtic, classical and contemporary

Performance Opportunities: Encourages students to take advantage of as many performance opportunities as possible.

Celtic Harp Ensemble
The harp ensemble offers a wonderful opportunity for harpists (both students and non-students) to meet and play with others in a supportive and relaxed atmosphere. Shoshanna endeavors to choose music that is suitable for a multi-level ensemble so all levels of ability are welcome. Repertoire ranges from Celtic, classical and contemporary.


Faculty: shoshanna-godber
Ages: All ages
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Piano

Description:

Terry Yeh

Teaching method:
Royal Conservatory

Genres: Mainly classical

Performance Opportunities: Encourages students to participate in recitals, festivals, community events and music parties.

Terry also offers private theory lessons


Faculty: terry-yeh
Ages: 5 yrs to adult
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Violin

Description:

Teaching method
Uses a blend of Suzuki and RCM methods, supplemented with other materials according to students’ individual needs and interests. Excellent technique and musical literacy are a primary focus at all levels.

Genres
Students explore various repertoire styles as they progress.

Group Options
Violin groups are not available in semester one.

Performance Opportunities
Encourages students to participate in recitals, at least one per semester, festivals, community events and music parties.

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Teaching method
Suzuki or Royal Conservatory based on students’ preference

Genres
Mostly Classical

Performance Opportunities
Encourages students to participate in recitals, festivals, community events and music parties.

Violin Rental and Purchase

Contact Rachele at the Rococo Violin Shop: https://violinshop.ca/

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Faculty: allison-bell
Ages: 6 yrs to adult
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Voice

Description:

Teaching method
Uses a variety of methods tailored to the needs of students, including RCM and Kodaly. Erica has studied Feldenkrais and other body awareness techniques that can help students with tension issues. Is She is also able to help students that have difficulty in matching pitches.

Genres
Erica is classically trained but teaches all genres. She will teach you “how to drive” so you can go where you want to go.

Performance Opportunities
Never pressures but encourages students to participate in recitals, festivals and community events.

Group Options

Joy of Singing

Ages: 16 to adult

A fun way to learn to sing with others without the pressure of performing. The focus is on learning vocal techniques, some sight reading and singing a wide variety of songs, from classical to pop and everything in between.

Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Chamber Choir

Advanced repertoire, some experience required. Sundays 7:30 - 8:30 pm at Trinity United Church. Contact Erica Skowron at erica@coleswoodwinds.com for more information.


Faculty: erica-skowron
Ages: All ages, pre-school to seniors
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Guitar and Upright Bass

Description:

Teaching Method
Tailored to the needs of individual students. Students are encouraged to compose and improvise.

Genres
Jazz, classical, pop, rock

Performance Opportunities
Encourages students to participate in recitals, music parties and community events.


Faculty: brin_porter
Ages: Ages 6 to adult, beginner to intermediate
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Programs

Recent News

Feb 25, 2021

Many thanks to Barbara Irwin for her generous donation of a Yamaha baby grand to our school. Our students and staff are so excited to be able to enjoy this beautiful piano for many years to come.

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