• Private Lessons

  • Group lessons

Piano

Fees: Fees differ based on length of lesson and instructor

Instructor(s): Tracey Coulter, Linnea Good, Evelyn Krieger, and 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 email the one you wish to study with, to 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): Fahlon Smith, John Suderman, Sandra Wilmot, and Tanya Westby

Our violin instructors can meet the needs of students of all ages and levels of learning. Email addresses for the faculty can be found in their bios and you contact them directly to schedule a lesson time and day. Violin rentals are available through the Academy office.


Guitar

Ages: All ages

Fees: Fees are established by each instructor and generally range from $30 to $35 per half hour.

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

Our guitar teacher can meet the needs of students of all ages and abilities. Review the bios for Selwyn, Maiya, and Tavis and then email the instructor directly (at the email address in the bio) to arrange a time and day for your lessons. After that, complete our online registration form.


Cello

Ages: All ages

Fees: Fees differ based on length of lesson and generally range from $30 to $35 per half hour

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. Contact her directly at the email listed in her bio to arrange a date and time for your lessons.


Voice

Ages: all ages

Fees: Fees are established by each instructor and generally range from $30 to $35 per half hour.

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. Then email the teacher of your choice (email provided in bio) to arrange 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, Norene Morrow

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 or Norene Morrow.


Group Lessons and Workshops

Register for all group lessons here.

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR IS NOW OPEN.
Group classes and workshops 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 and Drama


SPEECH ARTS AND DRAMA
Ages: 5 to 7
When: Tuesdays, 3PM to 4PM
Starts: September 3, 2019
Ends: December 17, 2019 (10 classes)
Fee: $150

Instructor: 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. PLEASE CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR BEFORE REGISTERING, AS THIS CLASS IS ALMOST FULL.


SPEECH ARTS AND DRAMA
Ages: 5 to 8
When: Thursdays, 3PM to 4PM
Starts: September 12, 2019
Ends: December 12, 2019 (14 classes)
Fee: $210

Instructor: Norene Morrow

This group class will provide students ages 5 to 8 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 – MORNING HOMESCHOOL GROUP
When: Thursdays, 11AM to Noon
Starts: September 12, 2019
Ends: December 12, 2019 (14 classes)
Fee: $210

Instructor: Norene Morrow

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 12
When: Thursdays, 4PM to 5PM
Starts: September 12, 2019
Ends: December 12, 2019 (14 classes)
Fee: $210

Instructor: Norene Morrow

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 – AFTERNOON HOMESCHOOL GROUP
When: Thursdays, 2PM to 3PM
Starts: September 12, 2019
Ends: December 12, 2019 (14 classes)
Fee: $210

Instructor: Norene Morrow

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 FOR ADULTS 
Ages:19+
When: Thursdays, 1PM to 2PM
Starts: September 12, 2019
Ends: December 12, 2019 (14 classes)
Fee: $210

Instructor: Norene Morrow

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.


ACTING FOR ADULTS AND TEENS 
Date: Saturday, October 19
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Participants may bring their own lunch or go out for it.
Fee: $70

Instructor: Norene Morrow

Whether you are new to acting or would like to hone your skills, this full-day workshop is for you! Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the theatre and the craft of acting. Areas covered will include voice, body, and character work, stage movement, improv, and scene work. We will also cover how to prepare for an audition, including choosing the right monologue, what to expect at an audition, and building confidence.



PUBLIC SPEAKING AND READING FOR ADULTS AND TEENS 
Date: Saturday, November 16
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Fee: $30

Instructor: Norene Morrow

If speaking or reading in public strikes terror in your heart or you just want to be better at it, then come spend an afternoon learning how you can become more proficient and build your confidence. This workshop will cover projection and diction, dealing with nerves, how to mark a script, how to craft a speech, and practical tips for success. It is an ideal session for those who may have to speak at an upcoming special event and for those who speak or read regularly in the community, at schools or in church.


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: $260 Academy Students | $340 Non-Academy Students

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 concerts, 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 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 23, October 7, November 4, 25, December 9, January 13, 27, February 10, 24, March 9, April 6, 20, 11, 25, June 8 (15 classes)

Fee: $300


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.

Classes:

Friday, November 22, 5 to 9pm

Saturday, November 23, 10 to 5pm

Sunday, November 24, 10 to 12noon

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


Technique
Jazz Technique Fundamentals

Instructor: Stanley Zappa
Dates: 15 Tuesdays, November 19, 2019 to March 10, 2020 (no class December 24 & 31)
Time: 7 pm to 8 pm 
Fees: $225

There are no hard keys. At least there won’t be after the completion of this course.

In this group class, simple phrases will be put through all 12 keys and repeated again and again. Over the weeks, we’ll focus on moving to more elaborate material through a set number of progressions.

This is a playing class and tone production will be a focus. Sight reading and some background in music theory will be an asset; however, the object of the course is memorization and playing by ear.

This class is for:

  • “Classical” musicians who want to learn about jazz and improvisation;
  • Beginning and intermediate “jazz” musicians who want more confidence generating tonal material in all keys; and
  • Any musician who wants to train their ear and work on their tone in a live, active small ensemble setting
REGISTER HERE

Ukulele
Riptide: Ukulele for Teens

Instructor: Linnea Good
Dates: 6 Tuesdays, November 12, 2019 to December 17, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm
Fees: $90

Always wanted to play a musical instrument, but thought it was too difficult?

Tried guitar – but 6 strings vs 4 fingers didn’t add up?

Wishing for friends to share the challenge?

Enter the ukulele! Easy, affordable and immediately musical – an instant success.

In this 6-week class, you’ll learn how to strum and pick your favourite songs on the ukulele and grow as a musician.

This is a fun and beginner-friendly class; no musical background necessary. Linnea’s unique teaching is interactive, accessible and appeals to a variety of learning styles.

Space is limited, so sign up soon.

REGISTER HERE