Fall Semester: September 16th - December 2nd
All classes (except Thursday) at Faith Calgary, 1903 19th Ave NW

TuesdayS

BEGINNER PIANO/VOICE : 4:30 – 5:15 PM

ADVANCED PIANO/VOICE : 5:15 – 6:15 PM

BEGINNER GUITAR :  5:15 – 6 PM

ThursdayS

DANCE CLASS (BALLET / JAZZ) (10 yrs old or older):  5:00 – 6:15 PM (Vecova Recreation Centre)

SaturdayS

PERFORMANCE DANCE (Must be registered in Thursday Ballet/Jazz Class):  1:00 – 2:15 PM

ADVANCED GUITAR:  2:15 – 3 PM

YOUTH WORSHIP TEAM AND PERFORMANCE CLASS:  3:00 – 3:45PM

(Must be registered in Voice/Piano/Guitar or Drum classes)

Drum Lessons
Drum Lessons

Course Description:  

 

Mentoring young drummers interested in playing on worship teams.  Students will learn various beats and drumming styles to help prepare them for playing on their church’s worship team.  

Teacher and Times TBD.  Contact us for more info.

 

Mel Pant - Beginners Guitar

Course Description:  

Mel will be teaching elemental guitar with emphasis on understanding notes and formulating chords, strumming, picking and playing songs. Mel is currently on the Worship team at Faith Calgary playing guitar. 

 

Bio:  

Mel’s background is in sales and marketing, but his passion has always been playing the guitar.   Mel is primarily self taught and he played in several bands as a youngster, but did not resume his passion of playing until recently when approached to join the Worship team at Faith Calgary. He is excited to teach and pass along what he has learned over the years and eager to see his students develop in their guitar playing abilities and passion for the instruments.

Heather Kemp – Arts and Crafts

Course Description:  

Students experience various types of art making including painting, printmaking without a press, sculpture and more. Heather incorporates stories which inspire, while allowing the joy of exploration, using various materials and techniques culminating with a collection of artistic treasures.

 

Times and Classes TBD.  Contact us for more info.

 

Bio: 

Heather has been teaching and fostering artistic expression for all ages through a myriad of Contemporary Visual and Classical Art methods including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramic pottery, printmaking, and photography, as well as crafting unique hand-made projects such as book and paper making, tile mosaics, collage and other various types of art making since 1994.  Heather received a Diploma of Fine Arts with Distinction from the Alberta University for the Arts in 1996.  She is motivated by her love of people and her desire to uplift others. She uses some art therapy and mindfulness techniques while weaving in scripture and other stories; which are designed to facilitate ethical expansion, self-confidence and moral values by anchoring art project to tangible, real life possibilities.

“When I was a child in grade school one of the best things that happened to me was the encouragement to draw and paint by my peers and teachers alike. It felt good to be appreciated for what I enjoyed doing and I knew it was important for me to pass that on.” – Heather Kemp

Alisha Jukes - Dance

Course Description:


Alisha will be teaching two classes this semester.  The Ballet/Jazz class will be technique focused to learn the foundations of dance and work towards students individual goals.  The Performance Class will develop a team centered around being prepared for several performances throughout the year.  Students will learn to work as a team and present their individual skills. 
STUDENTS MUST BE ENROLLED IN THE BALLET/JAZZ CLASS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PERFORMANCE CLASS


Bio:

Alisha Jukes has 9 years formal training and many years of dance performance experience plus 2 years choreography experience. She is currently a member of The Royal Academy of Ballet.  She has worked with Destiny Arts for several years teaching various dance and flagging courses and workshops.

Sue Turner - Piano/Guitar/Voice

Course Description:  

This class will provide a safe space for children to know themselves to be whole, perfect and loved.  Music awakens their creativity, and expands their relationship with Jesus.  This class will be taught in a way that builds their confidence and leaves them knowing their greatness.  Students will develop their ability to play the piano, read music and sing.  Students will also have the opportunity to perform to give them a sense of accomplishment.

 

Learning Goals and Activities: Beginner

materials: Faber Lesson Book – Primer Level

 

Week 1-2:

Determine various levels of ability and learning style of each child.

Introduce basics appropriate to that level. 

The keyboard – notes, design of keyboard
The body and hand position and the voice

Vocal warm-up

Beginner games

Chopsticks

Doe a Deer 

Worship Song to demonstrate musical elements

 

Week 3-4:

Review vocal exercises, worship song, chopsticks/doe a deer

Introduce Faber Book – Primer Level for beginners

Basic Rhythm

Basic Harmony

Telling Stories using the piano

Begin to write your own song

 

Weeks 5-6:

Working through Faber book

Review vocal exercises, worship song, chopsticks/doe a deer

More basic rhythm, harmony

Write your own song

Heart and Soul – introduce duet

 

Weeks 7-8:

Continue Faber book.

Performance of a song – play and/or sing – (optional – no pressure)

Review vocal exercises, worship song, chopsticks/doe a deer

More basic rhythm, harmony

Bring a song you’d like to learn to play/sing

 

Weeks 9-10

Prepare for recital (optional) – maybe – depending on progress

Encourage students to lead vocal exercises.

Students to invent their own game, write own song.

 

Learning Goals and Activities: Intermediate

materials: Faber Lesson Book Level 1

 

Week 1-2:

Determine various levels of ability and learning style of each child.

Introduce basics appropriate to that level. 

The keyboard – review notes, design of keyboard, body and hand position 

Vocal warm-up

Doe a Deer – sing, then play, then sing and play (over course of 10 lessons)

Worship Song – review Lord I Lift Your Name on High and choose another one to learn

 

Week 3-4:

Review vocal exercises, worship song, doe a deer

Heart and Soul – start with piano, add duet, later add vocal, by the end they can sing and play

Introduce Faber Book – Book One for Intermediate

Worship song – every week

Fur Elise

Intervals, Triads

Review Basic Rhythm

Review Basic Harmony

Intro to Montuno

Begin to write your own song

 

Weeks 5-6:

Working through Faber book

Review vocal exercises, worship song, Doe a deer – add actions; Heart and Soul, Montuno, Fur Elise

More basic rhythm, harmony

Review Intervals, Triads, add Inversions

Write your own song

Heart and Soul – introduce duet

 

Weeks 7-8:

Continue Faber book.

Performance of a song – play and/or sing – (optional – no pressure)

Review ALL

Review Intervals, Triads, Inversions, add Arpeggios

Bring a song you’d like to learn to play/sing

 

Weeks 9-10

Vince Guraldi – introduce jazz
Prepare for recital (optional) – maybe – depending on progress

Encourage students to lead vocal exercises, invent own games, write own song

Work on song they want to learn

Worship song – prepare for recital

 

Bio: 

Sue Turner is a singer-songwriter and professional musician playing piano, guitar and dulcimer. She has recorded albums of original music and has played in blues, jazz and folk bands, and more recently in worship bands. She loves to teach anyone who is enthusiastic about learning anything musical, from playing instruments, to singing, to writing songs, to arranging and performing.

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