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MUSIC ACADEMY

We offer many styles of music classes for kids aged 5 to adult in Airdrie including piano, voice, and, music and movement.

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Group Singing and Guitar Lessons

Showstoppers - Voice - Age 5-9

If your child loves movie music, showtunes, and the songs of their favourite characters then this is the place to be. This class allows children to begin understanding how their voice works while singing recognizable songs. The goal for this class is to create a fun atmosphere while developing the voice within the body connection. Not only does this class begin working on basic vocal technique, but it promotes an exciting environment in a group atmosphere.

Music’s Future - Voice - Age 10+

Music is a universal language that spans many genres and talents. This class aims to give the young performer tools for growing their own musical language. With a focus on character development as well as the basics, the students can expect to understand a bit more of what it is like to be involved in music. Using music that comes from favourite shows and movies, this class allows children to expand on themselves through a shared love of the stage.

Showstoppers - Guitar - Age 5- 9
Music's Future - Guitar - Age 10+

Students will learn the foundations of music theory through a combination of technical exercises designed to develop proper guitar skills. They will learn the skills needed to become confident musicians by playing along with others in a group setting and exploring the foundations of music as a group. Group lessons allow for any guitar (acoustic, electric and Bass) to participate.

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Guitar and Ukelele Lessons - Age 5+

Beginning Guitar

Students will learn the foundations in guitar and will learn many of the different styles, skills and techniques required to become a successful guitarist and musician. Through a combination of technical exercises you will learn correct posture, note reading, auditory skills, picking techniques, rhythmic patterns, chord study, finger-picking styles, musical forms and get improvisation and performing experiences! This class is taught on an individual basis and will be catered to every individual student's musical interests.

Intermediate Guitar

Through a combination of exercises and repertoire students will hone their guitar skills, explore alternative tunings and progressive rhythmic patterns, learn new picking techniques, and explore modes and scales in depth. This class is taught on an individual basis and will be catered to every individual student's musical interests.

Bass

Students will learn the foundations of bass and will learn everything required to become a successful bassist and musician. All students who take beginner bass lessons receive a comprehensive understanding of the instrument including basic chords, finger placement, arpeggios, tuning, slap and pop techniques and octave shapes. This class is taught on an individual basis and will be catered to every individual student's musical interests.

Ukulele

Students will learn the foundations of Ukulele through a combination of exercises and repertoire, ukulele students can expect to work on strumming chords, single note melodies, simple songs, and music theory. This class is taught on an individual basis and will be catered to every individual student's musical interests.

Instruments

There are a few things to consider when you purchase your first instrument. Should you buy new? Should you buy used? Electric? Acoustic? Full size, half size, or 3/4? Is the guitar my grandpa handed down to me going to work? What accessories do I need?

Whether buying a new or used instrument, there are a few things to look out for and consider. Both new and used instruments have their own perks; new instruments are more expensive, but do have the added security of warranty, as well as the opportunity to test multiple instruments to get a feel for what you like. Used instruments, though more affordable, does run the risk of being run down. Be sure to keep an eye out for things like “fret buzz” and faulty electronics!

If you are buying an acoustic instrument, you will need accessories like picks, a tuner, a guitar bag and a humidifier. Our climate is very dry in the winter and you WILL need to humidify your instrument to avoid cracking.

Does a full size acoustic feel too big or clunky for you? Move down a size to 3/4 - 3/4 size guitars are recommended for younger children and teens.

A beginner Acoustic Guitar with accessories will cost approximately $100 to $300. A beginner Ukulele will cost approximately $50 to $150.

If you are buying an electric instrument you will need a few more accessories than your acoustic counterpart. You will need a practice amplifier to boost your volume and a patch cable to connect to the amp. A beginner Electric Guitar with accessories will cost approximately $250 to $500.

Recommended Makes

Ukulele Aloha, Mahalo, Denver, Beaver Creek Acoustic Beaver Creek, Yamaha, Fender Bass Fender, Music Man, Ibanez, Yamaha Electric Fender, Ibanez, Epiphone, Jackson, ESP.

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Piano and Voice Lessons - Age 5+

Private Lessons

Piano

By building foundations in keyboard skills, technique, and music theory, Piano students gain a greater appreciation for music and develop a love for practicing their artistry. At the beginning levels, students explore age and skill-appropriate repertoire and learn basic sight reading. As students gain a deeper knowledge of Piano, they have the option to study the examination-based Royal Conservatory of Music syllabus. Classes may be taught one-on-one or in a group setting.

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Voice

Designed to improve vocal skill, strength, expression, and musicality, Voice classes introduce a variety of age and skill-appropriate repertoire selections and exercises. Musical genres studied will be chosen to grow the student’s confidence and may include classical, musical theatre, or contemporary. Voice classes are taught on an individual basis so material can be tailored to each student’s abilities and interests.

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Ambition Performing Arts
2002 Luxstone Blvd #205 Airdrie, AB T4B 3K8
(403) 648-5287