We are offering live, 4- and 5-day music workshops in a variety of styles for a variety of age groups with teachers Ryan Siverns and Jimmy Baldwin. Classes will be held through Zoom. Find out more and register below!

Guitar 101 for 9-12 years

Monday-Friday, May 25-29 from 10:30-11:15am

Discover the enjoyment of music and the guitar in this fun virtual ensemble setting. Learn basic chord shapes, rhythms and techniques for playing simple arrangements of songs. Cover basic theory and learn about musical genres by listening to and playing blues, jazz, rock, country, pop, hip-hop, classical, World and more! Students will need their own guitar (acoustic, nylon string, or electric).

Technical requirements: Beginners welcome but some experience would be helpful.

Teacher: Jimmy Baldwin

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Guitar for Adults, 18+ years

Monday-Friday, May 25-29 from 9:30-10:15am

Learn about music and the guitar in a fun virtual ensemble setting. We’ll cover basic techniques and theory while exploring all genres including jazz, blues, rock, pop, country, folk, classical, hip hop, various world music forms and more. Students will need their own guitar (acoustic, nylon string, or electric).

Technical requirements: Beginners welcome but some experience would be helpful.

Teacher: Jimmy Baldwin

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Musical Rainbow Sparkles for 1.5 – 3 years

Tuesday-Friday, June 2-5 from 9:30-10:15am

Young Children will enjoy learning songs and rhymes building the fundamentals for music-making literacy! Social skills, language development, self-confidence and creativity will be strengthened through play, movement, improvisation, and other fun and interactive ways!

Suitable for children and their caretakers with or without prior music experience.

Teachers: Ryan and Sabina Siverns

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Music Fun! for 3-5 years

Tuesday-Friday, June 2-5 from 10:30-11:15am

Learn the fundamentals of music through singing songs, chanting rhymes, playing music games, and more! Musical concepts including pitch, rhythm, pulse, dynamics and musical form will be covered in these fun, interactive classes.

Suitable for children and their caretakers with or without prior music experience.

Teachers: Ryan and Sabina Siverns

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Ryan Siverns

Jimmy Baldwin

Ryan Siverns

The Musical Rainbow: Sparkles

A graduate of Capilano University’s Bachelor of Music Therapy Program, Ryan Siverns has been a music teacher in the Tri-Cities for the last 5 years.  He has been trained and influenced by Place des Arts’s own Mr. I in teaching young children and incorporates a developmental and interpersonal perspective into his teaching.

Ryan is honoured to help develop a love of music in children (and adults) in the community and does so through leadership in church ministry, community events and family music education.

Jimmy Baldwin

Guitar, Group Guitar

Jimmy is an extremely versatile modern guitarist who was born and raised in northern British Columbia. Although primarily self-taught, he moved to Vancouver in 2005 where he was offered a scholarship to study Contemporary Jazz Guitar at Vancouver Community College’s (VCC) School of Music. In June 2007, Jimmy was selected as valedictorian of his graduating diploma class.

In 2009, he earned a Bachelor of Applied Music Degree at VCC. While studying there, Jimmy received numerous scholarships and awards including the Dave Greenall Leadership Award, AJ Bay Memorial Scholarship and a National Millennium Excellence Award. He spent two years with the VCC Latin Jazz Ensemble and another two in the guitar chair of the VCC jazz fusion group Short Fuse.

As a member of Jarimba, Jimmy uses his wide range of influences to contribute to the exciting and eclectic sound of this Afro-funk/world fusion group that released their debut album in May 2008. Jimmy is also the Assistant Guitar Instructor at the Sarah MacLachlan Music Outreach and a private guitar/music theory teacher.

An experienced sideman, Jimmy has most recently been working with South African Munkie Ncapayi’s Nine and a Half Band, country singers Sandra Laratta and AJ Woodworth and Canadian jazz guitar great Stephen Fisk.

http://www.jimmybaldwin.ca/

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