• Private Lessons

  • Group lessons

  • Summer Camps
Piano

Fees: Fees differ based on length of lesson and instructor

Instructor(s): Evelyn Krieger, Linnea Good, Roswitha Masson, Dillys Richardson

Our piano faculty can meet the needs of students of all ages and abilities. Private lessons run from September to June, following the local school district calendar. Read about our instructors on the faculty page and choose the one you wish to study with. The Academy office will be happy to put you in touch with that teacher at which time you can discuss a time and day for your lessons.


Violin

VIOLIN/VIOLA LESSONS
Ages:
all ages

Fees: Fees differ based on length of lesson and instructor

Instructor(s): John Suderman and Tanya Westby

Our violin instructors, John Suderman and Tanya Westby, can meet the needs of students of all ages and levels of learning. Call the Academy office to be in touch with the teachers, at which time you can discuss a lesson time and day. Violin rentals are available through the Academy office.


Guitar

Ages: All ages

Fees: Fees differ based on length of lesson and instructor

Instructor(s): Selwyn Redivo, Maiya Robbie and Tavis Weir

Our guitar teacher can meet the needs of students of all ages and abilities.


Cello

Ages: All ages

Fees: Fees differ based on length of lesson and instructor

Instructor(s): Olivia Walsh

Olivia Walsh offers weekly and bi-weekly private cello lessons on Mondays to students of all ages and from beginner to advanced.


Voice

Ages: all ages

Fees: Fees differ based on length of lesson and instructor

Instructor(s): Mia Harris, Melanie Konynenberg and Maiya Robbie

Our voice faculty are all classically trained singers with extensive teaching and performing experience in a wide range of vocal styles.  They can meet the needs of students of all ages and abilities.  Please read about each teacher on the faculty page to choose the one that would best suit your needs.  The Academy office will be happy to put you in touch with the teacher of your choice at which time you can discuss a time and day for your lessons.

Flute

Ages: all ages

Fees: Fees differ based on length of lesson and instructor

Instructor(s): Misty Knol

Misty offers private flute lessons to students of all ages and abilities. Looking to start band at school? Private lessons with a qualified flute instructor will give your child the best possible start in the school band programs.


Theory

Ages: all ages

Instructor(s): Nicholas Kelly

Private theory classes are offered by Nick Kelly. Exam prep for all levels of RCM theory and harmony are an essential way to ensure a well rounded music education experience. Check our group classes page for the latest workshops and group theory lessons being offered.


Composition

Ages: all ages

Instructor(s): Nicholas Kelly

Nick offers private composition lessons to students interested in creating their own music. Composition lessons provide an opportunity to think creatively, learn how music is structured, and translate your ideas and inspirations into a brand-new song or composition. Lessons and projects are tailored to the student’s individual background and interests, providing the freedom to explore your own creativity along with a solid foundation in the techniques of music composition.

All ages are welcome; basic experience singing or playing an instrument is recommended.


Speech Arts

Ages: All ages

Instructor(s): Deborah McGladdery

The Academy is pleased to be offering private, semi-private and group instructions in Speech Arts. Explore and develop your dramatic side by taking Speech Arts lessons. Shakespeare, Dramatic Scene, Mime, Poetry, Storytelling, Speeches, Festival and Examination preparation! All under the expert guidance of Deborah McGladdery


Group Lessons

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR OPENS AUGUST 1, 2018.
Group classes are subject to a $10 society membership fee and a $20 registration fee due at the time of registration. 


Musical Theatre

MUSICAL THEATRE DEBUT
Ages: 5 to 8
September 13, 2018 – June 6, 2019
Thursdays 3:00-4:00 pm
Fees: $360.00 ($10 per class)

Instructor(s): Melanie Konynenberg

Email: melaniekonynenberg@pentictonacademyofmusic.ca

This class is perfect for children in lower elementary who are looking for an opportunity to explore singing, dramatic arts, and stage movement in an exciting group setting. The students will learn healthy singing techniques and explore their dramatic sides through the use of miming, puppetry, and drama games. The children will learn music from classic and modern musical theatre.  This group will perform 1-2 times during the season.



MUSICAL THEATRE BREAKOUT
Ages: 9 to 12
September 13, 2018 – June 6, 2019
Thursdays 4:00-5:30 pm
Fees: $540.00 ($15 per class)

Instructor(s): Melanie Konynenberg

Email: melaniekonynenberg@pentictonacademyofmusic.ca

This fun and dynamic group class will focus on healthy vocal delivery for the stage, characterization, and creative movement. Students will explore their dramatic sides through the use of miming, puppetry, improvisation, mini plays, and drama games. The group will learn dialogue and music from classic and modern musical theatre and they will perform 1-2 times during the season.



YOUTH MUSICAL THEATRE
Ages: 13 to 17
September 13, 2018-June 6, 2019
Thursdays 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Fees: $540.00 ($15 per class)

Instructor(s): Melanie Konynenberg

Email: melaniekonynenberg@pentictonacademyofmusic.ca

This dynamic group class for teens will bring vocal delivery, dramatic arts, and creative movement to the next level. The class focuses on part-singing, developing proper vocal technique, vocal range development, dramatic development, group awareness, and stage movement. Students will explore their dramatic sides through the use of drama games, Improvisation, monologues, dialogues, and mini plays. The students will explore classic and modern musical theatre repertoire, and they will perform 1-2 times during the season.


Speech Arts

PROGRAM COSTS

Students purchase passes for group Speech Art Lessons. For students intending to take lessons throughout the academic year a large or super/family pass is recommended.

SMALL PASS:  6 lessons for $60 + registration fee
MEDIUM PASS:  10 lessons for $100 + registration fee
LARGE PASS: 15 lessons for $150 + registration fee
SUPER/FAMILY PASS: 35 lessons for $350 + registration fee

PLEASE NOTE:
It is expected that group students will use 2 – 3 lessons per term for ‘individualized lessons’ to work with the teacher one-on-one. These will be offered throughout the year on an as-needed basis.

SPEECH ARTS AND DRAMA
Ages: 5 to 7
Starts: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 or Thursday, September 13, 2018
Tuesdays 3:00 – 4:00 pm (1 spot left!)
Thursdays 2:30 – 3:30 pm (6 spots left)

Instructor(s): Deborah McGladdery

This group class will provide students ages 5 to 7 with a combination of speech arts, drama and mime training as well as creative drama games and activities. Students will prepare and perform solo, duo and group spoken word selections with an aim to building skills and participating in recitals, festivals and examinations when they are ready.


SPEECH ARTS AND DRAMA
Ages: 6 to 9
Starts: Wednesday, September 12, 2018  
Wednesdays 3:00 – 4:00 pm (1 spot left!)

Instructor(s): Deborah McGladdery

This group class will provide students ages 6 to 9 with a combination of speech arts, drama and mime training as well as creative drama games and activities. Students will prepare and perform solo, duo and group spoken word selections with an aim to building skills and participating in recitals, festivals and examinations when they are ready.


SPEECH ARTS AND DRAMA – HOMESCHOOL GROUP
Ages: 7 to 12
Starts: Tuesday, September 11, 2018  
Tuesdays 2:00 – 3:00 pm (2 spots left!)

Instructor(s): Deborah McGladdery

This group class will provide homeschooled students with a combination of speech arts, drama and mime training as well as creative drama games and activities. Students will prepare and perform solo, duo and group spoken word selections with an aim to building skills and participating in recitals, festivals and examinations when they are ready.


SPEECH ARTS AND DRAMA
Ages: 8 to 11
Starts: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 or Thursday, September 13, 2018
Wednesday 4:00 – 5:00 pm (6 spots left)
Thursdays 3:30 -4:30 pm (6 spots left)

Instructor(s): Deborah McGladdery

This group class will provide students with a combination of speech arts, drama and mime training as well as creative drama games and activities. Students will prepare and perform solo, duo and group spoken word selections with an aim to building skills and participating in recitals, festivals and examinations when they are ready.


SPEECH ARTS AND DRAMA
Ages: 12 to 15
Starts: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 or Thursday, September 13, 2018
Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm (4 spots left)
Thursdays: 4:30 – 5:30 pm (6 spots left)

Instructor(s): Deborah McGladdery

This group class will provide students age 12 to 15 with a combination of speech arts, drama and mime training as well as creative drama games and activities. Students will prepare and perform solo, duo and group spoken word selections with an aim to building skills and participating in recitals, festivals and examinations when they are ready.


SPEECH ARTS AND DRAMA FOR ADULTS 
Ages: 19+
Starts: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Thursdays: 1:30 – 2:30 pm (6 spots left)

Instructor(s): Deborah McGladdery

This group class will provide adult students with a combination of speech arts, drama and mime training. Students will prepare and perform solo, duo and group spoken word selections with an aim to building skills and participating in recitals, festivals and examinations when they are ready.



Orchestra

ACADEMY STRING ORCHESTRA
Ages: 16+
September 12, 2018 – June 12, 2019
Wednesdays 7:15-8:45 pm
Fees: $340

Instructor(s): John Suderman
This ensemble is for intermediate to advanced string players aged 16 and up. This is a wonderful place to challenge yourself and expand your skills. The orchestra performs at the Christmas Gala and Spring Gala for the Academy of Music, participates every year in the Kiwanis Music Festival and gives it’s on full length concert at the end of June.


Musical Footsteps

MUSICAL FOOTSTEPS
Ages: 3 to 6 
Dates: January 7, 2019 – March 9, 2019 (9 sessions)
Time: Mondays 10:00 – 10:45 am 
Fees: $90

Instructor: Carole Fitsell

Musical Footsteps is a group class for children 3 to 6 years of age using songs, stories, instruments and visual clues. Literacy, numeracy and note reading are gently introduced into a syllabus of lessons inspired by Orff and Kodaly, which encourage improvisation and learning through fun.

MUSICAL FOOTSTEPS
Ages: 3 to 6 
Dates: April 1, 2019 – June 10, 2019 (10 sessions)
Time: Mondays 10:00 – 10:45 am 
Fees: $100

Instructor: Carole Fitsell

Musical Footsteps is a group class for children 3 to 6 years of age using songs, stories, instruments and visual clues. Literacy, numeracy and note reading are gently introduced into a syllabus of lessons inspired by Orff and Kodaly, which encourage improvisation and learning through fun.

“Since the beginning of time, children have not liked to study. They would much rather play, and if you have their interests at heart, you will let them learn while they play; they will find that what they have mastered is child’s play.” – Carl Orff


Summer Camps

Stay tuned for our 2019 Summer Camps!

 
 
 

Camp Three

Our string faculty can meet the needs of students of all ages and abilities. Private lessons run from September to June, following the local school district calendar. Read about our instructors and choose the one you wish to study with. The Academy office will be happy to put you in touch with that teacher at which time you can discuss a time and day for your lessons.