Headliners School of Performing Arts, 165 Fraser Street, Nanaimo, has some awesome adult programs coming up that will be a lot of fun. They have a great list of professional instructors who are keen to work with fresh performers. It’s a geat new space with great people and great atmosphere. These courses are recommended for ages 35 plus (12 spaces available per term) on Tuesday evenings for 10 weeks. This is an opportunity is for adult performers who want to start playing music again. Dust off that old instrument and join them. Musical form, the rehearsal process, and song mapping will be taught. Adult rockers will meet others who want to play music in a performance-style setting with professional instruction. Players will rehearse for two hours weekly for 10 weeks with the option of private lessons. The Objective: Performers will work toward a final performance at the end of the 10 weeks at Headliners for family and friends. Accepted instruments include guitar, bass, drums, keys/piano, harp, vocals, and horns. The total cost is $549 plus GST. Private lesson bundles are available. The program dates are February 16 to April 20, 2010, April 27 to June 29, 2010, July 6 to September 27, 2010, and September 14 to November 16, 2010.
The Art of Jamming is recommended for ages 25 plus (12 spaces available per term) on Wednesday evenings for 10 weeks. This program is for aspiring musicians who want to meet and jam with other players in a casual, comfortable, and low pressure setting. Weekly Jammers’ will have the opportunity to work through cover or original material in a structured jam with a professional band leader. Weekly the instructor will teach reading tablature (TAB), basic chords, and key changes, allowing performers to succeed with the jamming process. The content played in this program will be based on performer dynamics and what the participants choose and collectively decide to learn. Objective: To give players confidence and experience playing with other musicians in a relaxed, safe environment. Please bring an open mind and have fun. The total cost is $449 plus GST. Private lesson bundles are available. Program start dates are February 17 to April 21, 2010, April 28 to June 30, 2010, July 7 to September 8, 2010, and September 15 to November 7, 2010. For more information on either program, call Manda Chelmak, at 250-753-2323 or 250-616-6242.