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Music workshops and classes

Getting into Jazz

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Well-known Fredericton musician and educator Don Bosse explores the story of jazz from its formation to its current state as an art form. Discover key players in the game such as Canada’s Oscar Peterson and listen to some of the greats!

This course is designed to be approachable enough for your first significant exposure to the art form, and substantial enough to improve the knowledge of a jazz enthusiast.

Workshop details

Dates: Mondays, Jan. 21 - Feb. 11, 2019
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $99 (+HST)
Director: Don Bosse

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The Music of Poetry

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Lines of poetry are linked to splashes of sound through poetry readings, musical examples, and pieces of history.

Explore connections between literary and musical beauty. Led by PhD candidate, poet, and cellist, Rebecca Salazar, this course will allow you to find new hidden gems and cast new light on old favorites. Hosted at The Tipsy Muse Café, Fredericton’s new arts café.

Workshop details

Dates: Tuesdays, Feb. 5 - Feb. 26, 2019
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $75 (+HST)
Director: Rebecca Salazar

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Vinyl Night

Vinyl records

Award-winning music writer and author of The Top 100 Canadian Albums, Bob Mersereau is here to guide you through an evening of curated vinyl listening. Mersereau’s extensive experience in the music industry, combined with his avid fascination with vinyl, makes him the perfect host to show to who you should be listening to, and how to appreciate the nuances of music.

Tips on the best places to buy vinyl, turntables and needles, shopping new vs. used, and what to look for in your parents' old record collection.

Workshop details

Dates: Wednesdays, Feb. 13 - March 6, 2019
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $99 (+HST)
Director: Bob Mersereau

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Pots & Pans Band (ages 6-10)

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Bring your own pots, pans, or anything else from your kitchen, and join other kids in a blue-man-group style orchestra!

Enjoy an afternoon of rhythm and unleash your inner kitchen percussionist. The afternoon will be led by Jeff Zaat, a local educator who is known for his flair for youth engagement. Join the band for an afternoon! Your mom’s old soup pot could be your ticket into the creative world of music.

Workshop details

Dates: Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 (1 class)
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Fee: $25
Director: Jeff Zaat

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Understanding Performance Anxiety

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For some people the issue of performance anxiety makes it difficult to fully enjoy a musical experience.

In this course, you can learn how to work with your performance anxiety to perform more naturally. Understand the science behind performance anxiety, hone your mental skills, and develop healthier practice strategies designed to keep improving your mental game. Led by professional violist and sport psych researcher, Mark Kleyn.

Workshop details

Dates: Mondays, March 11 - April 1, 2019
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $99 (+HST)
Director: Mark Kleyn

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Unlocking Creativity: A Free-Improv Workshop

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Increase your presence, sharpen your communication senses, and live more openly through crafted free-improv exercises.

Participants will explore soundscapes, methods of listening, and ways of interacting with others in an open and dynamic setting. This is great opportunity for novices and advanced musicians alike to freely experiment, play, and connect as your creative self.

The course will be led by Joel LeBlanc, a veteran of the craft of free-improvisation.

Workshop details

Dates: Tuesdays, March 26 - April 16, 2019
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $99 (+HST)
Director: Joel LeBlanc

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