Last night, the Vernon Community Music School Guitar Improv group volunteered their time at the Battle of the Bands, a Vernon Winter Carnival Society event that helps support Mental Illness Family Support Centre. They did SUCH A GREAT JOB playing to the large crowd and showing off their skills. Congratulations Seamus, Jadyn and Jeremy, and thank you for representing the Music School so brilliantly!
Our Spring Newsletter is out in full swing! We are being optimistic that these freezing cold temperatures won’t last forever. Check out our Newsletters page, or check out the photos below. Enjoy the read!
Meet Jadyn Dobernigg, she takes guitar lessons with Ken. Jadyn is now in her 4th year of studying guitar at VCMS, having started as a beginner in 2015, she is now moving into more intermediate areas of study and in last September she joined our new improvisation class. Jadyn is a great example of what determination, patience, and consistent practice can do for ones progress in music. She never gets discouraged, always shows up with a positive attitude, and now she is playing music she couldn’t have imagined a couple of years ago! Here she is playing in a recent musical gathering for the VCMS guitarists, and with her new Squier Stratocaster that she saved up to buy! It is a privilege to have Jadyn as a student, and we look forward to more years of hearing her develop as a guitarist and musician (she’s a fine singer also!). Way to go Jadyn!!
To add to the busy weekend here at the Music School, Karen’s piano students had their term 1 recital! Her duo piano group, made up of Ava Stanley, May Stanley, Josh Mark and Alexanne Lepage put on a wonderful performance as Clumsy Elf, Diva Elf, Sleepy Elf and Happy Elf. Ava and Ella Hawthorne also had a fantastic performance, at their very first piano recital with Karen. Such a great weekend, and well done to everyone who participated! Bravo!
“I’m sorry for what I said when I was hangry”. There’s no longer a reason to be hangry when you’re at the Music School! We’ve started a pilot project for the month of February called the “Snack Shack” – limited snacks available for those who come to their classes STARVING after school and/or in between rushing from here to there. Keep this in mind for your lessons this week, because we know that a full belly helps us to focus and stay motivated during our weekly lesson. Choose from granola bars ($1.00 ea) to fruit cups ($1.00 ea) to fresh apples (2 for $1.00). If the office is not open during your lesson, feel free to ask your teacher
It was a very busy and wonderful weekend at the Music School! Ken’s guitar students had their recital, featuring the improvisation trio of Seamus, Jadyn, and Jeremy! All their hard work paid off, and the result was a very proud and happy group of students.
Ken Scott has space for a couple of more students, so give him a call if you are interested in learning guitar and have time for a weekly lesson 🙂
It’s that time! Check in with the office to pay for lessons for the remainder of the year or to discuss payment options! We are always happy to see you
“Life is like a flute. It may have many holes and emptiness but if you work on it carefully, it can play magical melodies.” – Unknown.
We’re accepting new students eager to play the flute! Whether you played once upon a time in band class, or you’ve never picked up the instrument, come join Margaret as she helps you become the superstar flute player!
The Governor General of Canada recently announced 103 new recipients to receive the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest honours. “Presented by the governor general, the Order honours people whose service shapes our society; whose innovations ignite our imaginations; and whose compassion unites our communities.
Close to 7 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order of Canada. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and have taken to heart the motto of the Order: DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (“They desire a better country”). The striking six-point white enamel insignia they wear symbolizes our northern heritage and our diversity, because no two snowflakes are alike.
Appointments are made by the governor general on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada.” – G.G. of Canada
This year, our very own Imant Raminsh is one of the recipients of this honour, for his contributions and achievements as a Canadian musician, conductor and composer. We are so proud that Imant has chosen our Music School to invest his time in and share his talents with. Stay tuned for an upcoming celebration to celebrate Imant and his outstanding accomplishment!
There is still time to register for this SUPER fun way to learn about music! Classes start January 30th at 4pm for friends ages 7-11. Call the Music School to register for your spot!