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GROUP MUSIC CLASSES FOR ALL AGES

When you learn music in a social environment, your experience becomes more enjoyable. At Cornerstone Music Cafe, we believe that you are never too old or young to learn music. That is why we have classes for participants as young as 18 months to 70 years. Don’t wait any longer. Contact us today for group music classes in Calgary.

ALL AGES GROUP UKULELE CLASS (AGES 12-70)

Welcome to our all-ages ukulele class, where music knows no boundaries, and everyone can strum to the rhythm of their own beat! Whether you're a budding musician or simply eager to explore the enchanting world of the ukulele, this class is the perfect place to start your musical journey. Our inclusive and engaging environment embraces learners of all ages, from curious kids to seasoned adults. No prior musical experience is necessary – we'll guide you step by step, ensuring that each chord and melody becomes second nature.


During our lively sessions, you'll discover the unique charm of the ukulele as our experienced instructors share their passion for this delightful instrument. From learning the basic techniques to mastering popular tunes, you'll be strumming along in no time. We provide a variety of ukuleles to suit every size and age group, ensuring that everyone can find their perfect fit. Our curriculum is carefully crafted to cater to the diverse interests and abilities of our students. Whether you dream of serenading a summer campfire or playing in a ukulele ensemble, we'll help you achieve your musical goals. You'll explore a range of musical styles, from traditional Hawaiian melodies to contemporary pop songs, adding a touch of joy and harmony to your repertoire.


In addition to learning the technical aspects of ukulele playing, our classes foster a sense of camaraderie and creativity. You'll have the opportunity to collaborate with fellow students, sharing the excitement of making music together. We believe that music is meant to be shared and enjoyed, and our class provides a supportive community where you can express yourself and build lifelong connections.


Join us in our all-ages ukulele class and experience the joy of music in its purest form. Discover the enchanting sounds of this versatile instrument, unlock your inner artist, and create beautiful melodies that will bring a smile to your face and those around you. Whether you're young or young at heart, this class promises to ignite your passion for music and leave you strumming with delight.

GROUP UKULELE LESSONS

You can either bring your own ukulele or buy one from us.

TIME

  • Saurdays 10:00 am - 11:00 am

PRICE

  • $100 per month ($25 per lesson)

  • $30 per drop-in class 

Note on Drop-In Class Registration:

 

Please be aware that even though this is a drop-in class, we still require participants to complete a registration form. Opting for the drop-in option simply means that you are not committing to attend every session. However, registering in advance is essential for us to provide the best experience for everyone.

INSTRUCTOR

Keith Watson

Keith's musical journey began at age 6 when he taught himself piano. At 15, he switched to guitar and mastered Led Zeppelin's entire repertoire by 17. Keith became a music teacher and later pursued classical guitar before returning to jazz, rock, blues, and folk. He also mastered bass, ukulele, mandolin, and didgeridoo. With over 40 years of teaching experience, Keith believes in making learning fun. He has shared the stage with renowned artists like Randy Bachman, Trooper, Loverboy, and more. Keith's passion and versatility have left an indelible mark on the musical world.

DATES

October 7, 14, 21 & 28

November 4, 11, 18 & 25

December 9 & 16

January 13, 20 & 27

February 3, 10, 17 & 24

March 2, 9, 16 & 23

April 6, 13, 20 & 27

HARMONY SPROUTS: MUSICAL ADVENTURES FOR LITTLE ONES (AGES: BIRTH TO 18 MONTHS)

Welcome to the magical world of “Harmony Sprouts: Musical Adventures for Little Ones"! This enchanting weekly music class is designed for children aged birth to 18 months and their devoted caretakers. Get ready to embark on a delightful journey of interactive play, where singing, movement, and musical exploration come together to create a symphony of joy.

 

We believe in the power of music to nurture young minds and foster holistic development. Our engaging and immersive activities aim to ignite a lifelong love for music in your little ones while nurturing their cognitive, social, and emotional growth. From gentle lullabies to lively rhythms, every note will contribute to their blossoming musical abilities.

 

Our dedicated instructors will guide you and your little ones through a series of interactive and age-appropriate activities that encourage bonding, motor skills development, and sensory exploration. Together, we will explore the magical world of sounds, rhythm, and melody, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

 

Join us for "Harmony Sprouts: Musical Adventures for Little Ones" and unlock the transformative power of music in your child's life. Watch as they giggle, dance, and grow in a nurturing and joyful environment. Let the melodies of their laughter and the rhythm of their footsteps accompany them on this extraordinary musical journey.

  • Based on the Orff philosophies of teaching music to children

  • Parent Participation Required

TIME

  • Thursdays 9:30 am - 10:00 am

PRICES

  • $30.00 drop in (must register)

  • $140.00 semester

Note on Drop-In Class Registration:

 

Please be aware that even though this is a drop-in class, we still require participants to complete a registration form. Opting for the drop-in option simply means that you are not committing to attend every session. However, registering in advance is essential for us to provide the best experience for everyone.

INSTRUCTOR

Georgina Craig

Georgina creates a safe and supportive space where students of all levels, ages, and abilities can explore the joy of singing. She is dedicated to helping individuals find their unique voice by focusing on healthy singing techniques, including supportive breathing, body resonance, and vocal freedom. Georgina guides students in developing an emotional connection to music and age-appropriate lyrics, nurturing their musical expression. She happily supports students with specific goals, such as RCM exams, festivals, auditions, recitals, and concerts. Additionally, Georgina offers lessons in flute, music theory, and beginner piano. And when the opportunity arises, she impresses with her skills on the folk tin whistle.

 

As a classically trained mezzo-soprano, Georgina's repertoire spans from baroque, classical, and romantic to traditional folk music and music theatre. She earned her music degree at Christ Church University in Canterbury, UK, and furthered her training through postgraduate vocal studies at Trinity College of Music in London. For the past nine years, Georgina has been an esteemed faculty member at the Victoria Conservatory of Music in Victoria, BC. She continues to inspire students as a member of the Conservatory's faculty while also maintaining her online vocal studio.

Experience the magic of Georgina's teaching as she shares her expertise and passion for music in Victoria and beyond.

DATES

Semester 1

  • January 11, 18 & 25

  • February 1, 8, 22 & 29

Semester 2

  • March 7, 14 & 28

  • April 4, 11, 18 & 25

Semester 3

  • May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

  • June 6 & 13

MELODIC MOVERS: MUSICAL JOURNEYS FOR LITTLE ONES (18 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS)

Welcome to "Melodic Movers: Musical Explorations for Little Ones"! This engaging weekly program is designed for toddlers aged 18 months to 3 years and their caretakers. We offer a dynamic and inclusive experience where music comes to life through games, singing, grooving to the beat, playing age-appropriate percussion instruments, and having fun with parachutes, puppets and more.


We understand that every child is unique, and their musical journey begins with exploration and fun. Our interactive and playful activities cater to both musically inclined and unmusical toddlers, creating an inclusive space where all children can discover the joy of music in their own way.


Led by our experienced instructors, each session is carefully crafted to nurture your child's natural curiosity and creativity. Through engaging games, catchy songs, and rhythmic movements, we encourage self-expression, develop listening skills, and ignite a love for music.

Join us for "Melodic Movers: Musical Explorations for Little Ones" as we embark on an exciting music and movement adventure. Together, we'll foster a nurturing environment where your child can develop their social, cognitive, and physical skills while having a blast!

  • Based on the Orff philosophies of teaching music to children

  • Parent Participation Required

TIME

  • Thursdays 10:15am - 11:00 am

  • Saturdays 9:00am - 9:45am

PRICES

  • $30.00 drop-in

  • $60 Monthly ($20 per class)

Note on Drop-In Class Registration:

 

Please be aware that even though this is a drop-in class, we still require participants to complete a registration form. Opting for the drop-in option simply means that you are not committing to attend every session. However, registering in advance is essential for us to provide the best experience for everyone.

INSTRUCTOR

Georgina Craig - Thursdays


Georgina creates a safe and supportive space where students of all levels, ages, and abilities can explore the joy of singing. She is dedicated to helping individuals find their unique voice by focusing on healthy singing techniques, including supportive breathing, body resonance, and vocal freedom. Georgina guides students in developing an emotional connection to music and age-appropriate lyrics, nurturing their musical expression. She happily supports students with specific goals, such as RCM exams, festivals, auditions, recitals, and concerts. Additionally, Georgina offers lessons in flute, music theory, and beginner piano. And when the opportunity arises, she impresses with her skills on the folk tin whistle.
 

Christina Wensveen - Saturdays


Christina is thrilled to be back facilitating music class on Saturdays! As a mom of two, she knows how music can distract, brighten a mood or turn around a tense morning routine. As a music therapist, Christina has worked with young children in early intervention programs, elementary students and older adults in long-term care. Despite the difference in these groups, it's amazing to see how music sparks engagement, creates connections and unleashes raw emotions, no matter what the age. Christina's main focus is to provide a positive first music experience by encouraging exploration, providing new experiences and praising all types of participation. 

DATES

Thursday Dates

  • January 18 & 25

  • February 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

  • March 7, 14 & 28

  • April 4, 11 & 25

  • May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

  • June 6 & 13

Saturday Dates

  • February 3, 10 & 24

  • March 2, 9 &16

  • April 6, 13 & 20

  • May 4, 11 & 25

HARMONY PLAYGROUND: MUSICAL ADVENTURES FOR PRESCHOOL PALS(3 YEARS PLUS)

Welcome to “Harmony Playground: Musical Explorations for Little Ones"! This engaging weekly program is designed for preschool-age children aged 3 years and up and their caretakers. We offer a dynamic and inclusive experience where music comes to life through games, singing, grooving to the beat, playing age-appropriate instruments, and exploring movement.

We understand that every child is unique, and their musical journey begins with exploration and fun. Our interactive and playful activities cater to both musically inclined and unmusical toddlers, creating an inclusive space where all children can discover the joy of music in their own way.

Led by our experienced instructors, each session is carefully crafted to nurture your child's natural curiosity and creativity. Through engaging games, catchy songs, and rhythmic movements, we encourage self-expression, develop listening skills, and ignite a love for music.

Join us for “Harmony Playground: Musical Explorations for Pre-school Pals“ as we embark on an exciting adventure of music and movement. Together, we'll foster a nurturing environment where your child can develop their social, cognitive, and physical skills while having a blast!

  • Based on the Orff philosophies of teaching music to children

  • Parent Participation Required

TIME

  • Thursdays 11:15am - 12:00 pm

PRICES

  • $30.00 drop-in

  • $140.00 semester

Note on Drop-In Class Registration:

 

Please be aware that even though this is a drop-in class, we still require participants to complete a registration form. Opting for the drop-in option simply means that you are not committing to attend every session. However, registering in advance is essential for us to provide the best experience for everyone.

INSTRUCTOR

Georgina Craig


Georgina creates a safe and supportive space where students of all levels, ages, and abilities can explore the joy of singing. She is dedicated to helping individuals find their unique voice by focusing on healthy singing techniques, including supportive breathing, body resonance, and vocal freedom. Georgina guides students in developing an emotional connection to music and age-appropriate lyrics, nurturing their musical expression. She happily supports students with specific goals, such as RCM exams, festivals, auditions, recitals, and concerts. Additionally, Georgina offers lessons in flute, music theory, and beginner piano. And when the opportunity arises, she impresses with her skills on the folk tin whistle.

 

As a classically trained mezzo-soprano, Georgina's repertoire spans from baroque, classical, and romantic to traditional folk music and music theatre. She earned her music degree at Christ Church University in Canterbury, UK, and furthered her training through postgraduate vocal studies at Trinity College of Music in London. For the past nine years, Georgina has been an esteemed faculty member at the Victoria Conservatory of Music in Victoria, BC. She continues to inspire students as a member of the Conservatory's faculty while also maintaining her online vocal studio.

 

Experience the magic of Georgina's teaching as she shares her expertise and passion for music in Victoria and beyond.

DATES

Semester 1

  • September 14, 21 & 28

  • October 5, 12, 19 & 26

Semester 2

  • November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

  • December 7 & 14

Semester 3

  • January 18 & 25

  • February 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

Semester 4

  • March 7, 14 & 28

  • April 4, 11, 18 & 25

Semester 5

  • May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

  • June 6 & 13

MELODY AND MEMORIES CAFE (ALL AGES)

Melody and Memories Café" every Thursday at 1:00 PM. Immerse yourself in an afternoon of captivating music, uplifting singing, infectious rhythm, and heartwarming storytelling, all nestled in the cozy embrace of our delightful café. Savour the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and tea as you embark on a nostalgic journey, connecting with fellow attendees of all ages who share a love for cherished melodies and the warmth of community.

Come and join us for an experience that will stir your soul, evoke fond memories, and create lasting connections. Together, we'll create a vibrant atmosphere where music becomes a language of unity, voices blend in harmonious melodies, and tales are woven to ignite our imaginations. Be a part of "Melody and Memories Café," where every Thursday at 1:00 PM, we come together to celebrate the joy of music, forge new friendships, and bask in the comfort of shared stories.

 

Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to be a part of our musical and storytelling community. See you at "Melody and Memories Café" this Thursday!

TIME

  • Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

PRICES

 

  • Suggested Donation $10 - $20
    (includes tea or coffee)

INSTRUCTOR

Georgina Craig


Georgina creates a safe and supportive space where students of all levels, ages, and abilities can explore the joy of singing. She is dedicated to helping individuals find their unique voice by focusing on healthy singing techniques, including supportive breathing, body resonance, and vocal freedom. Georgina guides students in developing an emotional connection to music and age-appropriate lyrics, nurturing their musical expression. She happily supports students with specific goals, such as RCM exams, festivals, auditions, recitals, and concerts. Additionally, Georgina offers lessons in flute, music theory, and beginner piano. And when the opportunity arises, she impresses with her skills on the folk tin whistle.


As a classically trained mezzo-soprano, Georgina's repertoire spans from baroque, classical, and romantic to traditional folk music and music theatre. She earned her music degree at Christ Church University in Canterbury, UK, and furthered her training through postgraduate vocal studies at Trinity College of Music in London. For the past nine years, Georgina has been an esteemed faculty member at the Victoria Conservatory of Music in Victoria, BC. She continues to inspire students as a member of the Conservatory's faculty while also maintaining her online vocal studio.


Experience the magic of Georgina's teaching as she shares her expertise and passion for music in Victoria and beyond.

DATES

Semester 1

  • September 14, 21 & 28

  • October 5, 12, 19 & 26

Semester 2

  • November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

  • December 7 & 14

Semester 3

  • January 18 & 25

  • February 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

Semester 4

  • March 7, 14 & 28

  • April 4, 11, 18 & 25

Semester 5

  • May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

  • June 6 & 13

WELCOME TO CHORAL EXPRESSIONS: A HARMONIOUS JOURNEY OF MUSICAL EXPRESSION! (ALL AGES)

Join our dynamic Saturday Chorus where voices unite, melodies soar, and the joy of choral music fills the air. With inclusivity at its core, our welcoming environment embraces individuals of all ages and abilities. Our flexible approach ensures a rewarding experience tailored to the group's interests and skill levels.

Discover the versatility of our repertoire, spanning choral music and beloved chorus numbers from musicals. As the ensemble evolves, we collaboratively select a repertoire that showcases our collective talents and reflects our shared passions.

 

Flexibility is key in our Saturday Chorus. We adapt to vocal ranges, harmonies, and complexities, adjusting difficulty levels to ensure an enjoyable and rewarding experience for everyone. Whether you're a seasoned singer or new to choral singing, our vibrant community welcomes you.

 

Exciting performance opportunities await in recitals and showcases, where we share the joy of choral music with others and celebrate our progress as a unified ensemble.


Embark on this harmonious journey of musical expression, camaraderie, and personal growth. Join Choral Expressions today and be part of something truly special!

 

Enroll now to discover the power of your voice and create beautiful harmonies with fellow music enthusiasts in our Saturday Chorus.

TIME

  • Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 am

PRICES

  • $27 per class

INSTRUCTOR

Katie Filson-Lau

 

Katie Filson-Lau is a soprano soloist and choral singer from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is a graduate of the University of Calgary and received a Bachelor of Music degree majoring in vocal performance. She has performance and training experience in classical, musical theatre, choral, pop, and jazz singing. As a soloist, Katie has been awarded the WorldStrides OnStage Maestro Award, at a choral competition in Montreal, and the Don Wright Prize from the University of Calgary. She also has been awarded the Anthony G. Petti Memorial Scholarship in Music and the Norman J. Kennedy Memorial Scholarship for Choral Performance, both from the University of Calgary. She has performed as a soloist with Juno award-winning group Rosa Barocca. She has competed as a soloist in the Karaoke World Championships, in which she placed top 20 in Canada and the NATS Southern Alberta Songfest. Katie also has 12 years of experience playing piano as a soloist and accompanist for choirs and accompanying her own performances. She hopes to share her knowledge of these experiences with her students while fostering a passion for music. In the future, Katie plans to pursue a master's in choral conducting and vocal performance. When she isn’t making music, she can be found baking yummy sweets or knitting. faculty while also maintaining her online vocal studio.

DATES

Will follow our weekly lesson Schedule

TIME

  • Mondays from 7:30 to 8:30

JAM ACADEMY WITH TOM LEBLANC 

Are you ready to dive into the world of musical collaboration and unleash your inner groove? Look no further than the Jam Academy led by the incredible Tom LeBlanc. Join us every Monday from 7:30 to 8:30 for a musical journey that's all about fostering creativity, teamwork, and the joy of making music together.

Skill Development and Creative Expression:
The Jam Academy is designed to be your platform for skill development and creative exploration. Under the guidance of Tom LeBlanc, a seasoned musician and mentor, you'll find a focused environment that allows you to nurture your musical abilities. Expect intensive practice sessions, ensemble rehearsals, and insightful masterclasses led by experienced instructors. This concentrated learning experience will elevate your technique, enhance your musicianship, and bring out your unique musical voice.

Collaboration and Harmonious Ensemble Experience:
At the heart of the Jam Academy lies the magic of collaboration. Immerse yourself in the joy of playing alongside fellow musicians who share your passion. Collaborative playing fosters teamwork, communication, and cooperation skills. Together, you'll weave your individual musical voices into a cohesive ensemble sound, creating a musical synergy that's greater than the sum of its parts.

Performance Opportunities that Ignite Confidence:
The journey through the Jam Academy culminates in thrilling public performances. These moments provide you with the chance to showcase your growth, hard work, and musical flair in front of an audience. As you step onto the stage, you'll build confidence and stage presence that extends beyond the Academy, preparing you for future performances and auditions.

Exploring a Kaleidoscope of Musical Styles:
The Jam Academy isn't limited to a single genre. Get ready to explore a spectrum of musical styles that span across genres and eras. This exposure will broaden your musical horizons, expand your repertoire, and ignite your curiosity to explore new musical avenues.

Building Connections and Musical Bonds:
The Jam Academy brings together musicians from diverse backgrounds who share a common love for making music. This creates a vibrant and supportive community where you can connect with like-minded individuals, make lifelong friends, and establish lasting relationships with fellow musicians who inspire you.

Guidance from a Maestro:
Tom LeBlanc, a seasoned musical maestro, will be your guide and mentor throughout the Jam Academy journey. Benefit from valuable feedback, advice, and guidance from an expert who is committed to your growth, both as a musician and as an individual. Be inspired by their own musical journey and let it fuel your own aspirations.

Where Music Meets Joy:
Beyond the educational elements, the Jam Academy promises a fun and enjoyable experience. Dive into music alongside peers who share your passion. Engage in recreational activities, social events, and moments of bonding that will create cherished memories and friendships that endure.

In summary, the Jam Academy with Tom LeBlanc, held on Mondays from 7:30 to 8:30, is your gateway to collaborative creativity, musical growth, and the thrill of live performance. Join us for an enriching journey that brings out your musical best, connects you with a community of fellow musicians, and leaves you with unforgettable musical memories. Your groove is waiting – come make music with us!

TIME

  •  7:30 - 8:30

PRICE

  • $37 a week

SONGWRITING SESSIONS WITH LAUREN TIVADOR

Join us for our Songwriting Sessions/Songwriting Circle, a dynamic group class designed to ignite your creativity and nurture your songwriting skills. These sessions take place bi-weekly, allowing students ample time to develop their ideas and fostering a relaxed environment that eases the pressure often associated with the songwriting process.

Throughout the class, we will focus on several key aspects of songwriting. First, we will delve into chord structure and explore how chords function within music, providing you with the tools to craft captivating melodies. Through engaging ear training exercises, you will sharpen your ability to listen to songs and decipher their chord progressions, enhancing your musical intuition.

No prior experience or knowledge is necessary to attend our songwriting sessions. We welcome students of all levels, ensuring that everyone can participate and contribute to the creative process. While there will be an element of theory and improvisation, our primary goal is to foster a supportive and inclusive environment where you can freely express your musical ideas.

One of the highlights of our songwriting sessions is the breakdown of well-written songs. We will analyze what makes these songs exceptional, and students are encouraged to bring in and present songs they admire. By studying and deconstructing these songs, you will gain valuable insights into songwriting techniques and concepts, inspiring you to apply them to your own compositions.

Collaborative songwriting is a core component of our program. Students will have the opportunity to form groups and engage in collaborative songwriting exercises. This collaborative approach encourages teamwork and creativity and exposes you to different perspectives and styles, fostering personal growth as a songwriter.

Our songwriting sessions are open to both singers and instrumentalists, welcoming individuals with diverse musical backgrounds. We especially encourage those who play multiple instruments or singers who also play piano or guitar to join us, as this diversity enriches the collaborative experience and encourages cross-instrumental exploration.

To celebrate your progress and provide a platform for your songs to shine, we will organize a showcase every 2-3 months. This showcase will allow you to perform the songs you have been diligently crafting, sharing your unique voice with an appreciative audience. It's a valuable opportunity to gain performance experience and receive feedback while celebrating your achievements as a songwriter.

Whether you're a seasoned songwriter or just beginning your musical journey, our songwriting sessions offer a supportive and inspiring space to nurture your creativity. Join us as we explore the art of songwriting, unlock your musical potential, and create songs that resonate with passion and authenticity.

Join us for our Songwriters Showcase Events at Cornerstone Music Cafe, where we celebrate the incredible talent and dedication of our songwriting students. These highly anticipated events provide a platform for our students and their songs to shine. With three showcases throughout the year, our students will have the opportunity to perform the songs they have passionately crafted, sharing their unique voices with an appreciative audience. It's a valuable chance to gain performance experience, receive feedback, and celebrate their remarkable achievements as songwriters. Don't miss this inspiring celebration of musical creativity and growth.

DATES: 

September 14, 21 & 28
October 5, 12, 19 & 26

SHOWCASE DATES:

Friday, November 17
Friday, Feb 9

Friday, May 31

GROUP MUSIC LESSONS

Learn music with your friends in a fun and social environment at Cornerstone Music Cafe.

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