Music Lessons

As a recent article from the Globe and Mail states: “Music is an essential part of a child’s cognitive development.” Progressive Academy believes that a balanced school program includes exposure to the arts, including music. Every student attending Progressive Academy gets regular class music lessons as a part of the regular school day. In addition to this we offer private music lessons in a variety of instruments that students can take during the day. 

If you are interested in music lessons for your child, please fill in the form below. Students may join the program at any point in the year; however, the program is filled on a first-come first-serve basis. Once the form has been sent in, Reinette will contact you with information. In the meantime, take some time to meet our music teachers and take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page.

 

Piano

Kindergarten-High School

(30 lessons … $850)

*Resources provided by teacher

The lessons will be 30 minutes long (including transition time) and take place once a week. Lessons will run from September 2018 to June 2019. Students enrolled in this package will have an opportunity to perform at a seniors home care facility in the community, and to participate in a year-end recital at the beginning of June.

Junior Kindergarten

(25 lessons … $500)

*Resources provided by teacher

Starting students as young as 3 and 4 years old at the piano is a much discussed topic among music teachers. At Progressive Academy, we have decided that building the foundations of music is important no matter how young. The Junior Kindergartners will have a 20 minute private lesson once a week and they will have an opportunity to participate in a student showcase for their classmates and parents at the end of the year. Lessons will run from September 2018 to June 2019.

 

Drums

(30 lessons for … $850) – taught by Dale

*Resources provided by teacher

These lessons are 30 minutes long and once a week for students who are interested in learning how to play the drums. Drums set the pace and the tempo for music. There is a reason that you will find drums in almost every genre of music, ranging from African tribal songs to pop hits. Coordination, enhanced creative and social skills, and increasing understanding of music are reasons why one would want to learn how to play the drums. The drum lessons offered will be focused on the typical rock kit; however, other styles are available depending on the interest of the student. Lessons will run from September 2018 to June 2019.

 

Guitar

(30 lessons for … $850) – taught by Stan

*Resources provided by teacher

These lessons are 30 minutes long and once a week for students who are interested in learning how to play guitar. This program is for students who want to learn the skills involved in being able to pick up an age old instrument developed from 4000 years ago and perfected during the 16th century. Guitars have many different voices to choose from: acoustic, electric, classical, and more. Lessons will run from September 2018 to June 2019.

 

Vocals

(30 lessons for … $850) – taught by Linnea

*Resources provided by teacher

These lessons are 30 minutes long and once a week for students who are interested in learning how to develop their vocal chords and singing voice. There are physical, mental and emotional benefits in learning how to sing, and don’t be fooled – anyone can learn, even if you believe yourself to be tone deaf. Lessons will run from September 2018 to June 2019.