Learning more about the Guitar Group Class

We had a great opportunity to peak in on this class and have a glance to see all the hard work that happens in this room. This class is for intermediate students focusing on ear training for transcribing melody, solos, chords and baselines. These students come up with their own chords and create a piece that fits in with the harmony and rhythm of the class. The result is outstanding music and building of confidence. Fantastic!

Newspaper Clippings Before Social Media

Before there was social media where everything you post is instant, people would clip out intriguing articles from the local newspapers and save them in their scrapbooks or on their fridges. Luckily with a long history like the Music School, we have been able to find newspaper clippings that deserve to be shared with the world (or at least on our website). Images below are circa 1990s.

Sharon Lawrence and current violin instructor, Bev Martens.
Current piano instructor, Karen Rempel
Current piano instructor, Alex MacArthur

2018 African Drumming and Guitar Workshop

This past weekend the 2018 African Drumming and Guitar workshop took place, and the feeling in the loft of the Carriage House was electric! 

Participants worked on the song “Havana” by Camila Cabello, coupled with Bobby Bovenzi’s rhythm “Bo-Funk”! There were great guitar parts, great vocal parts + great beats!

A rhythm was developed as the central pulse to playing the instruments; they used fun drumming games to support feeling the beat, supported each other while listening to the sound as a whole, and learned how to use their feet to keep time.

Check out the photos below, and stay tuned for information about next year’s workshop!

Old Memories

While going through her things, Ms Carole found these old photos of the beginnings of the Music School, back when it was housed in the Hut K8 at the army camp. How great is this?! The last photo is her Suzuki group, playing in the Village Green Mall.

Rock of Ages

Our Glee Program will be performing this December! Rock of Ages will feature about 20 top rock ditties from the ’80s, including tracks from icons such as Journey, Guns N’ Roses, Pat Benatar, Def Leppard, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, Quarterflash, Twisted Sister and Jefferson Starship. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketseller.ca or by calling 250-549-7469.

Rock of Ages

Our Glee Program will be performing this December! Rock of Ages will feature about 20 top rock ditties from the ’80s, including tracks from icons such as Journey, Guns N’ Roses, Pat Benatar, Def Leppard, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, Quarterflash, Twisted Sister and Jefferson Starship. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketseller.ca or by calling 250-549-7469.

A Touch of Grace

The Loft, Vernon Community Music School
Tickets: Adult: $20. / Sr and St $15. / Children $10.
Available in advance from VCMS 250-545-4977
Get your tickets for an afternoon of heavenly bliss during the holiday season!