Instrument for Sale

One of our members is parting with this beautiful instrument: a 34-string Aoyama lever harp. The harp comes in a hard-shell carrying case and would be great for a student or for a traveller. Apparently, it’s only been taken out of the case a handful of times and the owner is hoping to find it a loving home. Asking: $2000. …

Musical Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and PAMDA’s got you covered! What better way to show your appreciation than a personalized musical e-card? Let us help express what words can’t: moms are awesome. Featuring PAMDA faculty, each card will contain a recorded performance and your personalized message. Delivered directly to recipients’ inboxes the morning of Sunday, May 9, 2021. Place your …

Strings the Thing Is Taking Registrations

The Strings the Thing website has been updated and is all set to receive registrations for this year’s camp, July 19th-23rd, 2021 Organizers ask that you use the following camp descriptions as a guide when selecting the appropriate camp level for your child/students.  Junior Camp – this will be a morning only camp (no lunch time) and consist of primarily …

Chamber Music Students Treated to Pop-Up Performances

Due to public health orders, the Chamber Music Ensemble classes have been temporarily suspended. So, it was wonderful to be able to offer the students a special treat—a surprise pop-up performance by two members of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra.  Rachel Kristenson, concertmaster of the OSO, and principal second violin, Martine denBok, played three 20-minute outdoor concerts, with each piece offering …

Instrument for Sale

One of our members is parting with this beautiful instrument: a 34-string Aoyama lever harp. The harp comes in a hard-shell carrying case and would be great for a student or for a traveller. Apparently, it’s only been taken out of the case a handful of times and the owner is hoping to find it a loving home. Asking: $2000. …

Does Your Heart Sing with the First Blooms of Spring?

If this season inspires you to make music, consider signing up for a month or two of lessons. These instructors now have spots open for new students. Dave Barber, Guitar Kirby Barber, Guitar Carole Fitsell, Oboe, Recorder, Musical Footsteps for the Little Ones Nicholas Kelly, Composition, Theory Debbie McGladdery, Speech Arts Sam McNally, French Horn, Trumpet John Suderman, Violin After …

We Felt the Love!

Our first Musical Valentine Greeting Card fundraiser was a huge success! We raised close to $1,000 and sent out nearly 100 emails on Valentine’s Day, featuring your love notes and our faculty’s musical messages. Thank you to everyone who participated, including our extraordinary teachers – Mia Harris, Maiya Robbie, Olivia Walsh, Kirby Barber, Sandra Wilmot, Sam McNally, Tanya Westby, and …