Band Instruments

Lessons from professional private teachers are available for all wind instruments including flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium and tuba. These lessons, usually given once a week during the school day, allow the students to receive more individual instruction, which helps to prepare them for solo, ensemble and honour group playing. There will be an end of year recital.

Piano

The Royal Conservatory of Toronto and/or Western Board of Music books are used as a basis for the lessons. These books offer the basic groundwork necessary for good musicianship. Music exams are optional. If exams are taken, they can be used for Senior High Private Music Option credits. Music theory, pertaining to the music being worked on, is discussed at every lesson.

Other music styles are explored throughout the year — jazz, contemporary, Christmas carols.

There will be at least two recitals during the year.

String Instruments

Lessons from professional private teachers are available for all string instruments including violin, viola, cello and bass.

Lessons are usually given once a week, for 30 minutes during the school day.

Voice

Individual instruction in singing. The program includes voice development and ear training. Each student learns a repertoire of songs. Instructions are half-hour lessons per week.