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.

All lessons run from mid-September to June. 

 

Piano

Kindergarten-High School

Also available in Korean

Cost: $125 per month

Includes: piano book, year-end performance

Teacher(s): Dale, Christie

The lessons are 30 minutes long and take place once a week. Piano is a great instrument to learn. It serves as a basis for all other instruments as well as music theory in western culture. From classical to contemporary, all styles are found at the piano. Lessons are structured according to what the student is interested in learning. This is even a great place to start if students know they want to learn more music, but are not quite sure where to start. Keyboards are available for purchase or rent through Progressive Academy, please contact reinette@progressiveacademy.ca for further details.

Junior Kindergarten

Also available in Korean

Cost: $90 per month

Includes: one piano book, year-end performance

Teacher(s): Dale, Christie

At Progressive Academy, we believe that building the foundations of music is important no matter how young.  In piano lessons for the junior kindergartens, there is a focus on building basic music skills and understanding.  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. Keyboards are available for purchase or rent through Progressive Academy, please contact reinette@progressiveacademy.ca for further details.  

 

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. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the year-end recital. Please contact reinette@progressiveacademy.ca to inquire about drum kit purchase or rental options through Long and McQuade.  

 

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. Students MUST bring their own guitar/ukulele to music lessons. Please contact reinette@progressiveacademy.ca to inquire about purchase or rental options through Long and McQuade.  Ukuleles are available for purchase through Progressive Academy as well.  

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. In ukulele lessons for the junior kindergartens, there is a focus on building basic music skills and understanding.  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. 

Bass Electric 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. Being able to play the bass sets up a student to play in almost any setting.  It is a necessary component of all music to have a bass part, which makes mastering this instrument a useful skill to be able to participate in all music settings!  Students MUST bring their own bass to music lessons. Please contact reinette@progressiveacademy.ca to inquire about purchase or rental options through Long and McQuade. 

Vocals

Kindergarten-High School

Cost: $125 per month

Includes: learning resources, year-end performance

Teacher: Marcile

These lessons are 30 minutes long and once a week for students who are interested in developing their vocal chords and singing voice.  These lessons are not just for singers, there are many additional benefits: to support other instrumental endeavours, in giving public speeches, to gain confidence in how to use your voice, and in every other situation where the voice is used.  Students will have an opportunity to participate in a year end performance.  Covid safety measures will be in place as needed.  

Violin

Kindergarten-High School

Also available in Korean

Cost: $125 per month

Includes: lesson book, learning resources, year-end performance

Teacher: Christie

These lessons are 30 minutes long and once a week for students who want to learn the skills involved in playing the violin.  Violin is an age old instrument for a reason.  It’s beauty and ability to be played as a solo instrument or part of an ensemble are just two reasons to pursue learning this instrument.  It may take some time to set up the foundations to learn how to control the strings and bowing techniques, but it is well worth the effort!  Students MUST bring their own violin to music lessons.  Please contact reinette@progressiveacademy.ca to inquire about purchase or rental options through Long and McQuade.