• Private Lessons

  • Group lessons

Piano

Fees: Fees differ based on length of lesson and instructor

Instructor(s): Tracey Coulter, 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.

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

Register for all group lessons here.

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR OPENS AUGUST 1, 2019.
Group classes are subject to a $15 society membership fee and a $35 registration fee due at the time of registration.



Musical Theatre


MUSICAL THEATRE BREAKOUT
Ages: 7 to 11
September 12, 2019 – June 11, 2020
Thursdays 4:00-5:30 pm
Fees: $540.00

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: 12 to 17
September 12, 2019-June 11, 2020
Thursdays 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Fees: $540.00

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 at least twice 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: TBA

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: TBA

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: TBA

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: TBA

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:TBA

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: TBA

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 11, 2019 – June 19, 2020 (no class Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18, Feb 5, March 4, April 1, and May 6)
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 its own full-length concert at the end of June.


Violin

Group lessons have so many benefits for violin students. The group setting enables students to develop skills and obtain knowledge that are difficult to learn in private lessons.

Group lessons not only reinforce what is learned in private lessons, they also provide an opportunity for students to work on playing and performing together. Students develop their listening, reading, and concentration skills and these skills transfer to other areas of their lives. Games and exercises are used to help develop such things as intonation, position awareness, bowing technique, left hand technique, sight reading, and ear training. In addition, students learn the fundamentals of music theory, such as note naming and rhythm.

There will be some opportunities to perform at the farmers market, in concents, and/or at seniors’ homes.

Class size is limited, so register soon to secure your spot.

Group Violin 1 (Suzuki Book 1)
Classes: Nov 4, 25, Dec 9, Jan 6, 20, Feb 3, 24, Mar 9, Apr 6, 27, May 11
Mondays 4:45 to 5:30pm pm
Fees: $225
Instructor(s): Tanya Westby

Group Violin 1 classes are for students who are beginning the violin, up to those who are polishing “Go Tell Aunt Rhody.”

Group Violin 2 (Suzuki Book 1)
Classes: Nov 18, Dec 2, 16, Jan 13, 27, Feb 10, Mar 2, 30, Apr 20, May 4, 25
Mondays 4:45 to 5:30pm pm
Fees: $225
Instructor(s): Tanya Westby

Group Violin 2 classes are for students working from “O Come Little Children” to those polishing “Gavotte” by Gossec.


Voice

Voice Lab: A Performance Class
Instructor: Mia Harris

Performing takes practice, too. These classes, open only to students who are taking private voice lessons with Mia Harris, will focus on the performance aspect of singing, as well as singing in a group.

Students will have the opportunity to sing for each other in a supportive, non-formal environment. The class will work on physical presentation, song interpretation, techniques for clear and effective expression, and strategies for dealing with nerves and stage fright. You’ll also explore musical creativity through rhythms, melody, and harmony. In addition, students will work on a group song to perform at our year-end gala.

Classes: September 9, 23, October 7, November 4, 25, December 9, January 13, 27, February 10, 24, March 9, April 6, 20, 11, 25, June 8 (16 classes)

Fee: $320


Register
Freedom of Singing: A weekend workshop (Fall)
Instructor: Mia Harris

Delve into the fundamentals of voice. In this weekend workshop, students (ages 16 and up), will discover how imagination is key to producing a beautiful tone quality. You’ll explore vocal play, resonance, and your personal vocal power.

Mondays, 4:30 to 6:30pm

Classes:

Friday, November 8, 5 to 9pm

Saturday, November 9, 10 to 5pm

Sunday, November 10, 10 to 5pm

Fee: $230


Register
Freedom of Singing: A weekend workshop (Spring)
Instructor: Mia Harris

Delve into the fundamentals of voice. In this weekend workshop, students (ages 16 and up), will discover how imagination is key to producing a beautiful tone quality. You’ll explore vocal play, resonance, and your personal vocal power.

Classes:

Friday, April 24, 5 to 9pm

Saturday, April 25, 10 to 5pm

Sunday, April 26, 10 to 5pm

Fee: $230


Register
Adult Voice Masterclass (Fall)
Instructor: Mia Harris

In this small class, adult vocalists (ages 18 and up) looking to advance their skills or to work on a piece for an upcoming performance will have the opportunity to learn from classically trained singer, Mia Harris. In this two hour masterclass, students will get to present their work for feedback, as well as watch and take notes during the duration of the masterclass.

Classes:

Monday, December 2, 6 to 8pm

Fee: $20


Register
Adult Voice Masterclass (Spring)
Instructor: Mia Harris

In this small class, adult vocalists (ages 18 and up) looking to advance their skills or to work on a piece for an upcoming performance will have the opportunity to learn from classically trained singer, Mia Harris. In this two hour masterclass, students will get to present their work for feedback, as well as watch and take notes during the duration of the masterclass.

Classes:

Monday, June 1, 6 to 8pm

Fee: $20


Register

Musical Footsteps

MUSICAL FOOTSTEPS (Fall)
Ages: 3 to 6 
Dates: September 14 to December 21, 2019 (No class October 12)
Time: Saturdays 10:00 – 10:45 am 
Fees: $140
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 (Winter)
Ages: 3 to 6 
Dates: January 11 to March 14, 2020 (No class February 15)
Time: Saturdays 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 (Spring)
Ages: 3 to 6 
Dates: April 14, 2020 – June 13, 2020
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.

“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