Songwriting Skills & Strategies: Sources of Inspiration

November 10th, 2022 |

This round of our Songwriting Skills & Strategies program will be an exploration of the many different places inspiration can be found. Students will explore a variety of interdisciplinary methods of activating creativity, including: Painting, still life writing exercises, collaboration and more. Through these exercises, students will discover new ways of shaping inspiration into song! […]

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Matheus Leite

September 6th, 2022 |

Matheus Leite is an audio engineer and music educator, with an honours degree in Music Education from the University of São Carlos (UFSCar Brazil). He is currently enrolled in the Music Technology Master’s program at the University of Victoria (UVic). His work focuses on sound recording and music production, composition techniques including classical and popular music recording, editing, multi-track recording, contemporary post-production techniques, multi-track mixing and audio mastering. Matheus is also active as a songwriter and composer, with more than 13 years of experience in acoustic and electric guitar performances.

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Marco Neri

September 2nd, 2022 |

Composer, active teacher and pianist Marco Neri examines music from an interdisciplinary perspective with the help of new technologies. He completed his M. Mus from the University of Victoria, and B. Mus. from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City. In 2014, he attended piano and composition courses at Université Paris Sorbonne, France. His music has been performed in music festivals, contemporary dance festivals and theatre festivals in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Cuba, Spain, Belgium and France. […]

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Getting Creative with Ableton Live

June 8th, 2022 |

Ages: Youth 13+ This immersive hands-on class, under the mentorship of electronic music producer and artist Nathan Jonson, is for students of all abilities who want to learn and explore the many cool features of Ableton Live 11 and Push. Over four 2-hour classes, students will work individually and collaboratively on their projects as they […]

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Alison Haynes

September 8th, 2021 |

Alison is a Certified Althletic Therapist and a student of Manual Osteopathy who works clinically in Victoria treating injuries of all kinds. She currently teaches Introduction to Performance Awareness as part of the VCM/Camosun College Diploma in Music Performance program. Previously a French Horn player, Alison completed a Bachelor of Music in Performance French Horn at the University of Toronto and subsequently went on to study at the Conservatoire de Musique de Quebec. During her music studies she unfortunately experienced a serious injury related to her playing which eventually caused her to switch career paths and inspired her to create […]

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Art and Music Safari (Ages 6-10)

May 19th, 2021 |

Offered exclusively at our Westhills location, kids ages 6-10 can explore their creative potential in both the visual arts and music! Visual art activities (10am-11am) include learning to express musical thoughts through color and texture and/or developing and decorating a unique musical instrument. Musical activities (11am – 12pm) include exploring the many types of sounds […]

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