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This musical interlude could be yours!
Posted Wednesday, November 9, 2011 10:40 AM
Have you ever longed to play the piano, or wished your secret singing in the shower could transform into partipation in a choir? If so, you will want to look into these opportunities. If not for yourself, do it your children; they’ll thank you later.

The preparatory studies division at the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music provides music education to the general public through a wide array of private and group programming. Students of “all ages and stages” are welcome.

All teachers are highly qualified with performance and pedagogical experience, and lessons are available on the U of M campus as well as throughout the city. Private music lessons are available in piano, organ, harp, acoustic and electric guitar, voice, violin, viola, cello, bass, trumpet, flute, piccolo, clarinet, French horn, saxophone and oboe.

Group and individual instruction are available in all theoretical subjects, pedagogy, and composition. The division also offers instruction in Jazz, East Indian and Brazilian music.

Mary Hawn, program director, and Jenn Shaw, program assistant, can speak to you in person or via phone or email about your musical interests and goals, and assist in placing you with a teacher who will turn those goals into reality.

Prep Studies student recitals are held monthly, and sometimes bi-monthly, on Sunday afternoons from October to June. Recitals take place in Eva Clare Hall. Family and friends are welcome to attend recitals, and all participants are encouraged to stay for the duration of the recital.

“Student recitals are a wonderful way to celebrate our students’ musical development, and for students to hear and learn from their peers,” says Hawn. “They are a great performance opportunity in themselves, and can also serve as preparation for a student’s own upcoming music festival class, exam or competition.”

There are a wealth of other musical opportunities as well. Prep studies offers many courses and programs, including free master classes which bring in renowned musicians and guest clinicians for personal performance instruction and feedback.



Did you know?

- You can take private lessons in piano, organ, harp, acoustic and electric guitar, voice, and a variety of string and wind instruments

- You can take a Piano Pedagogy Certificate Program, Faculty of Music Theory Entrance Exam Preparation Courses or Music Theory at prep studies

- You can enrol in offerings such as: Musical Theatre, Group Fiddling (!), Flute Ensembles, Awareness Through Movement®, T.I.W. or Tuesdays in Winnipeg, a vocal club for young men ages 15+; or the Joie de Vivre Choir (55+)

- You can enrol your child in private lessons or other courses such as: Baby and Toddler, Music for Children (Orff), World Music, Children’s Chorus, Child & Parent Guitar

Find out more at the link below.
For more information, contact:
Mariianne Mays Wiebe
Editor, The Bulletin
Marketing Communications Office
Phone: (204) 474-8111
Fax: (204) 474-7631
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