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At Cornerstone Music Cafe, we offer music lessons to students of all ages. We are a community-driven and family-oriented place where people not only visit to make music but to enjoy it as well. Read our recent blog posts. Give us a call today for more information.

  • 02/06/2023 - Cornerstone Music Cafe
    Spring Recital Program

    We are excited to share the details for our upcoming Spring Recital! Please find the attached recital list and review it carefully. If you notice any issues or need to make changes, please let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate them.

    Event Details
    Date: June 3 & 4
    Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Location: QUINTERRA LEGACY GARDEN, located in South Glenmore Park
    Parking: South Glenmore Park Parking area (next to the Variety Spray Park)

    We want the Spring recital to have a festive atmosphere, so we encourage you to bring your own tarps, lawn chairs, or picnic blankets. Rain or shine, the show must go on!

    On the day of the recital, we kindly request that you arrive at the park 15 minutes early. This will give you enough time to find a comfortable spot, grab some snacks, and locate your favourite music instructor.
    Feel free to invite as many people as you'd like to the recital. It's a fantastic opportunity to showcase the hard work and talent of our students. We encourage you to make a day of it! Bring your bathing suits and towels in case you want to cool off in the spray park and enjoy the park's amenities.

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  • 01/06/2023 - Cornerstone Music Cafe
    Jam Academy and The Benefits of Summer Band Camps


    Date: July 17 - July 21

    Times: 9:00am - 12:00pm or 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Cost: $275

    Instructor: Tom LeBlanc 

    More information:



    Summer band camps offer several benefits for students.


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  • 24/05/2023 - Cornerstone Music Cafe
    Music Recital Tips

    Music recitals offer numerous benefits for students. Firstly, they provide a platform for students to showcase their hard work and talent, boosting their confidence and self-esteem. Performing in front of an audience helps them develop valuable performance skills, stage presence, and the ability to manage performance anxiety. Recitals also foster a sense of accomplishment and pride in their musical abilities. Additionally, recitals expose students to a wider musical community, allowing them to interact with fellow musicians, learn from others' performances, and build connections. The preparation process for recitals reinforces discipline, perseverance, and goal-setting, as students work diligently to perfect their pieces. Moreover, recitals cultivate a supportive and encouraging environment, as students cheer for one another and celebrate each other's achievements. Overall, music recitals enhance students' musical growth, nurture their passion for music, and provide valuable life skills that extend beyond the realm of music.

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  • 19/05/2023
    Unleashing the Rhythm Within: The Transformative Benefits of Drum Lessons

    Music has a magical ability to captivate our souls and transport us to a world of rhythm and melody. Among the diverse array of instruments, drums stand out as the heartbeat of music, commanding attention and driving the energy forward. If you've ever been drawn to the power of percussions, then drum lessons may be just the thing to unlock your musical potential. In this blog entry, we will explore the transformative benefits of drum lessons and why they are an incredible journey for anyone seeking to embrace the rhythm within.


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  • 14/01/2020
    Cornerstone Music Cafe and KLM Music Join Forces

    Cornerstone Music Cafe and KLM Music are pleased to announce that we are joining forces to expand our learning community.


    This is an exciting time for both employees and our clients! Our greatest asset has always been the people that make up our community. By joining forces we increase the depth as well as the quality of that asset.


    Both Cornerstone and KLM strive to create positive inclusive environments for students of all ages whether in studio, in-home, individually or in groups.

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  • 08/01/2020
    The Importance of Keeping up Your Music Lessons

    Something worth doing is never easy. Those are strong words, and they are true when it comes to learning to play a musical instrument. The importance of keeping up your music lessons cannot be overstated. It takes patience, hard work, dedication, and the ability to work through the rough patches that you will come across, and I promise you that it won’t always be easy. But should you see it through to the other side, the rewards will more than make it worth your while.


    Through my years of performance, I have long ago lost track of how many people told me they wish they would have kept going with their music lessons when they were younger, that one of their biggest regret is quitting, or that they wish their parents would have forced them to continue. It is a common story that I encounter all the time.

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  • 08/01/2020
    Practicing Is the Key to Learning a Musical Instrument

    The Importance of Practicing

    So you see a great musician and you wonder how can someone be so good and so talented at something? The answer is easy: practice. Never underestimate the importance of practicing. No one is great at playing a musical instrument unless they have put in the time and effort. It is that simple. Albert Einstein said it perfectly: Genius is 1% talent and 99% hard work.


    I have a lot of thoughts about practicing, and more importantly practicing correctly. It is very rare that I go a whole week without being asked the following question: how long should my child practice for? And to be honest, how long one should practice is important, but much more emphasis should be put into the crucial part about practicing: how to practice properly, and what happens in the time allocated to practice.
    Practicing gets results.


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  • 08/01/2020
    How to Tune Your Guitar

    One of the most common challenges when first learning to play is how to tune your guitar. All you need is an electronic guitar tuner of your choosing. That’s it! The easiest to use is the type which clips on the head of your guitar.


    Start with your sixth string, the thickest one, closest to the ceiling while in playing-position. This string should be tuned to an E note. Tune that string to the lowest E possible, without the string becoming completely loose and flappy. Make sure to keep striking the string, as the tuner will ‘hear’ the ‘attack’ of the string most prominently. Turn the machine head to increase tension on the string and the pitch will rise. Turn the other way to decrease tension and the pitch will fall.

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  • 08/01/2020
    Group Ukulele Lessons and Instruments

    Have you ever wanted to learn to play the ukulele? Dreading the freezing cold outside here in Calgary? Imagine yourself strumming along on a Hawaiian beach with the sounds of the waves crashing into shore… You may not be able to make it to Hawaii anytime soon but you can still learn to play the wonderful sounds of the ukulele. Who knows maybe you will make it to Hawaii one day and be able to play your ukulele on the beach! We do offer group ukulele lessons, so read on to learn more.

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  • 08/01/2020
    The Importance of a Qualified Music Teacher

    Qualified Music Teachers

    So you have decided to learn how to play a musical instrument. What now? Maybe you are not sure what to do next, maybe you have been doing it for a while and are stuck doing the same thing over and over? Maybe there are things you don’t understand, or you feel like you have reached your maximum growth?


    Here is my best advice for you: Get a qualified music teacher. Learning an instrument is not an easy task; doing it without any help is a fool’s errand. There are so many reasons to work with a music instructor, and the benefits far outweigh the costs, both in time and money.


    Regular lessons will force you to be accountable, which will make you practice more, which means you will improve faster. When you see improvements, you will be encouraged to keep going and the entire process will snowball into a positive experience.

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