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Skill Development Group Music Programs in Kitchener-Waterloo

If you’re interested in music and want to try something new, sign up for one of Beck Music’s group music programs in Kitchener-Waterloo. We have classes that are perfect for beginners, experts, and everyone in between. Whether you need to prepare for the Royal Conservatory Theory Exams or just want to try something new with music, we offer the perfect classes for you. Read course descriptions for our group programs below and then register for the classes you’re interested in!


Ensembles

Theory Classes

Summer Day Camps


Music Lessons

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Ensembles

Jazz Ensemble

Conducted by Rob Gellner
Looking to jam with other musicians? Do you enjoy Jazz, Blues and R&B? Would you like to tap into your creative side? Join the Beck Music Jazz Ensemble and discover the joys & challenges of playing in a group setting. In this class students will work on jazz ensemble repertoire, and explore some basic improvisation concepts. The class will review simple scales, and learn how to use them in the development of improvised melodies. At the end of each 8-week session students will perform at the Jazz Room as part of the Beck Music Grown Ups Recital. This course is recommended for intermediate level instrumentalists who have at least 2 years of playing experience, with a working knowledge of music reading skills and scales. Teenagers & adult are welcome to join!

Fall Session:
8 Classes - Saturdays @ 2:30 pm
Starting September 23, 2017

Final Performance:
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Winter Session:
8 Classes – Saturdays @ 2:30 pm
Starting February 10, 2018

Final Performance:
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Tuition:
$180 per session for 8 Classes
Course materials included

$40 Discount when you register
for both Fall & Winter Sessions

  • Sessions in addition to your private lessons package 
  • Payment options available
  • Contact musiclessons@beckmusic.ca for more info


Classic Guitar Ensemble

Conducted by Alex Showdra
This ensemble will survey the classic guitar repertoire from the Renaissance era through to contemporary compositions. Learn to play what was once thought of as just a solo instrument in a group setting. You will meet like-minded players interested in exploring the beautiful sounds of the classic guitar and discover the joys and challenges of playing in an ensemble. At the end of each 8-week session students will perform at the Jazz Room as part of the Beck Music Grown Ups Recital. Sign up for either one or both of our Fall & Winter Sessions. This course is recommended for guitarists who have at least 2 years of playing experience, and are able to read at or above a RCM Grade 4 level.

Fall Session:
8 Classes — Saturdays @ 1:00 pm
Starting September 23, 2017

Final Performance:
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Winter Session:
8 Classes — Saturdays @ 1:00 pm
Starting February 10, 2018

Final Performance:
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 8pm

Tuition:
$180 per session for 8 Classes
Course materials included

$40 Discount when you register
for both Fall & Winter Sessions

  • Sessions in addition to your private lessons package 
  • Payment options available 
  • Contact musiclessons@beckmusic.ca for more info


Class availability will be based on sufficient enrollment of at least 3 students per class. Different rates will apply to continue with 2 students or private lessons.

Theory Classes

Theory for Kids

Beck Music’s Introductory Theory classes for kids are a great way to build on your child’s overall understanding of musical language. These courses will cover notation in the treble & bass clefs, basic rhythm concepts, intervals, musical symbols and terminology, and a study of music history to help broaden their understanding of music. Theory classes will help bridge the gaps between our reading skills and listening skills and are a great way to supplement your child’s music lessons. These classes are recommended for students ages 8-14


The Level 1 & 2 Theory Classes will follow the Royal Conservatory of Music curriculum. Students may wish to complete the RCM Exams at the end of the courses, although theory exams are not a co-requisite for the practical exam certificates until Level 5**. Beck Music will administer our own final exam at the final class.


Fall Session Level 1: 

10 Classes — Mondays @ 6:30 pm

Starting September 25, 2017


Winter Session Level 2: 

10 Classes — Mondays @ 6:30 pm

Starting February 12, 2018


Tuition: 

$210 per session for 10 Classes

Course materials included


$50 Discount when you register

for both Fall & Winter Sessions 


** RCM Exam Fees are not included in the tuition costs, and students must register independently with the Royal Conservatory. Exam dates: Dec 8 & 9, 2017 - May 11 & 12 2018 - Aug 10 & 11 2018


Theory for Adults

Beck Music’s Adult Theory Classes will explore basic rudiments and help to understand the building blocks of music. You might find yourself asking “why” in your private lessons as you learn the language of music. You may be starting to see that music is highly structured and organized, and full of patterns that can help us navigate the music we are learning to play. We can start to connect what we hear with what we see on the page in front of us. Understanding the theory of music will ultimately help you develop your musical skills as you move from beginner to intermediate levels of playing. 


Fall Session Level 1: 

10 Classes — Mondays @ 7:30 pm

Starting September 25, 2017


Winter Session Level 2: 

10 Classes — Mondays @ 7:30 pm

Starting February 12, 2018


Tuition: 

$210 per session for 10 Classes

Course materials included


$50 Discount when you register 

for both Fall & Winter Sessions

  • Sessions in addition to your private lessons package
  • Payment options available
  • Contact musiclessons@beckmusic.ca for more info


** RCM Exam Fees are not included in the tuition costs, and students must register independently with the Royal Conservatory. Exam dates: Dec 8 & 9, 2017 - May 11 & 12 2018 - Aug 10 & 11 2018


Theory Level 5

Theory Level 5 is an intermediate prep course for students who wish to complete their Level 5 Practical & Theory exams through the Royal Conservatory of Music.  The theory exam is a co-requisite for any students who wish to earn their Level 5 RCM Certificate**. This course will cover treble & bass clef notation, simple and compound meters, major & minor scales up to 4 sharps and flats, intervals, primary chords, melodic structure & composition, music history study pieces and intermediate level music symbols & terminology. The course is recommended for students ages 12-16 who are playing at an intermediate level with a base knowledge of music reading skills and scales.


Spring/Summer Session Level 5: 

16 Classes — Thursdays @ 5:30 pm

Starting April 19, 2018


Tuition: 

$340 for 16 Classes

Course materials included


** RCM Exam Fees are not included in the tuition costs, and students must register independently with the Royal Conservatory. Exam dates: Dec 8 & 9, 2017 - May 11 & 12 2018 - Aug 10 & 11 2018

Summer Day Camps

All Girls' Summer Day Camp

July 16 – 20, 2018


All Boys’ Music Camp

July 23-27, 2018

Join Beck Music’s Summer Camp Programs for a fun filled week of music making! Our summer day camps are open to kids ages 9-15 and will focus on rehearsing with a music ensemble and performing in a concert for family and friends on the final day of camp. Our campers will have the opportunity develop their music skills in a group setting while participating in all kinds of fun camp activities. Our camps will feature a variety of musical activities including performance, music theory and skills classes, and music listening and discussion sessions. And we will have lots of other fun activities and arts and crafts planned to fill our days.

Both summer camps will run from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday, with a concert for parents at 4:00pm on the Friday.


Tuition:

$275, $75 deposit due May 1, 2018


Early Bird Discount:

Save $25 if you register by March 1, 2018

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