Programs

We are currently running jazz oriented programs for band instruments including woodwinds, brass and strings. Rhythms Section and drum programs coming soon. 

Each program below has a rolling enrollment and is in ongoing 4 week sessions. Each program includes 8 group sessions as well as access to the instructor through Office Hours by appointment. 

Once you have registered for your program you will be contacted with program and payment details.

Please register below. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us we’ll be happy to discuss any concerns you have

12 week Fall Band program

$240 CAD ($175 US)
Starts the 3rd week of September and runs for 12 weeks until mid December

Band and music programs are cancelled in schools for the fall. Making music together is one of the most important ways for us to stay connected and have fun. This is a great way to work on getting better as a musician and making music together

  • Meet once a week for a 2hr online session
  • learn tunes
  • work on your performance skills, phrasing, improvising, arranging
  • guided improvisation and practice time together
  • record songs together using Bandlab (user-friendly online recording)
  • create band videos
  • Final concert (Social-distancing circumstances permitting) 

Intro to Jazz Improvising Workshop (one-time)

September 19th 10-12pm (EST)
$10 CAD
Open to all instruments

In this two hour hands-on workshop we will explore the basics of jazz improvising through:

  • learning a song, its melody and chords
  • learning how to ornament the melody
  • how to use the chords and melody to improvize
  • improvisation activities to get you thinking creatively
  • includes PDF guide

Getting a good sound on the Saxophone Workshop (one-time)

September 26th 10-12pm (EST)
$10 CAD

In this two hour hands-on workshop we will explore all the elements that go into getting a good sound:

  • saxophone mechanics
  • embouchure
  • posture
  • saxophone set up (mouthpiece, reeds, etc)
  • listening 
  • longtone, overtone, sound exercises
  • Q&A discussions
  • includes PDF guide

Guided Saxophone Practice Sessions with Petr Cancura (on-going)

$120 CAD ($85 US) for 8 sessions
Try out two sessions for FREE!

This program is available to saxophonists of intermediate and advanced level of proficiency. On-going twice-per-week group practice sessions as well as periodic access to instructor via appointment. The program is structured around the five pillars of instrument proficiency (sound, technique, rhythm, ear-training, musical knowledge) as well as bringing it all together to make music through learning tunes and improvising activities.
Current sessions:
11:30am-12:30pm (EST) Tuesdays & Thursdays
7pm-8pm (EST) Tuesdays & Thursdays

Learn a tune - Rhythm Changes

October 3, 10-12pm (EST)
$10 CAD

In this two hour hands-on workshop we will explore and learn Rhythm Changes through study and application of the:

  • history
  • harmony, the different variations and how they relate to each other
  • Different melodies 
  • ways of approaching soloing through rhythm changes: guide-tone lines, approach tones, substitutes, simplifying, etc.
  • includes PDF guide
4 Week Drum Set program with Richie Barshay

4 Week Drum Set program with Richie Barshay

$120 CAD ($85 US)

This program is available to drummers of intermediate and advanced level of proficiency. It includes 4 weeks of twice-per-week group practice sessions as well as individual access to instructor via appointment. The program is structured around exploring the foundations of drumming styles, and working on technique, independence, listening, and phrasing.
Current sessions:
11am Mondays & Wednesdays
1pm Tuesdays & Thursdays
6pm Tuesdays & Thursdays