Wednesdays, January 22 - March 25, 2020 (* no class Jan 29, March 18)
    (Beginner to Basic Plus) 7:30 - 9:30 pm
    (Basic Plus to Intermediate) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
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    If you are looking for an instrument that is portable and easy to play as well as a group of people to play and sing your favourite songs with, then this is the course for you! This class will guide you, from the very beginning, through the essential techniques needed to make music on this wonderful instrument, including how to hold a ukulele, tuning, strumming, chords, reading TAB, finger picking, and learning to play in an ensemble. You will play songs from the very first class and have a lot of FUN along the way.   

    Participants will need their own soprano, concert, or tenor ukulele.  The class will use the method book:  Essential Elements for Ukulele, (Hal Leonard) as well as supplementary materials provided by the instructor.

    Fee: $160

    3% CIF charges apply

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    Wednesdays, January 8 - March 11, 2020
    (Intermediate) 7:30 - 8:30 pm 

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    String ensembles for adults (ages 23 and beyond), who wish to reconnect with their instruments, and/or who would like to learn an instrument from the very beginning. Participants are strongly advised to take weekly private lessons as well. We'll have two performance opportunities in the Al Green Theatre. 

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    Tuesdays, January 14 - March 17, 2020 (*no class Jan 21, Feb 18)

    7:30 - 9:30 pm

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    Instrumentalists are welcome to this inspiring chamber group. Develop solid arranging and ensemble-playing skills while exploring the fundamentals of Klezmer music. All instruments are welcome. Intermediate skill level needed, but you do not need prior experience in an ensemble to join. Participants will need to know how to read sheet music, but the instructor can arrange music to accommodate varying note reading abilities. The goal is to put together a May 14 performance for the spring ensembles concert in the Al Green Theatre. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Conductor: Eric Stein

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    Winter Session

    Sundays, January 12 - March 8, 2020 (*no class Feb 16)
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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    Students will be introduced to classic Klezmer grooves, as well music from other folk traditions from around Europe. Playing these tunes, students will learn traditional ornamentation and accompaniment styles, as well as ways to break the mold and try new things. Klez-mish will focus on interpersonal musical skills such as arranging tunes from scratch, improvising melodies and harmonies, and creating music as a mixed ensemble. All instruments are welcome. Directed by Zoe Santo.

    Open to players in their teens and twenties with a minimum of 2-3 years of playing experience.


    Contact & Info

    750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor), Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J2

    Phone: 416.924.6211
    Fax: 416.924.0422

    Charitable Registration Number:
    140344243 RR0001