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

Cost: $125 per month

Includes: piano book, year-end performance

Teacher(s): Linnea, Dale

The lessons will be 30 minutes long (including transition time) and take place once a week. Lessons will run from mid-September 2020 to June 2021. 

Junior Kindergarten

Cost: $90 per month

Includes: one piano book, year-end performance

Teacher(s): Linnea

At Progressive Academy, we believe 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 mid-September 2020 to June 2021.

 

Drums

Kindergarten-High School

Cost: $125 per month

Includes: drum sticks, learning resources, year-end performance

Teacher: Dale

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 mid-September 2020 to June 2021.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in the year-end recital.

 

Guitar/Ukelele

Kindergarten-High School

Cost: $125 per month

Includes: learning resources, year-end performance

Teacher: Dale

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 mid-September 2020 to June 2021. Students MUST bring their own guitar/ukulele to music lessons. Please contact reinette@progressiveacademy.ca to inquire about purchase or rental options. 

Junior Kindergarten

Cost: $95 per month

Includes: one ukelele, learning resources, year-end performance

Teacher: Dale

At Progressive Academy, we believe that building the foundations of music is important no matter how young. The Junior Kindergarteners 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 at the end of the year. Lessons will run from mid-September 2020 to June 2021.

Bass Guitar

Kindergarten-High School

Cost: $125 per month

Includes: learning resources, year-end performance

Teacher: Dale

These lessons are 30 minutes long and once a week for students who want to learn the skills involved in playing the electric bass. Students MUST bring their own bass to music lessons. Please contact reinette@progressiveacademy.ca to inquire about purchase or rental options. Lessons will run from September to June.

Vocals

Kindergarten-High School

Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer vocal lessons for the 2020-2021 year.