The ParkSide has a growing number of options for people who are musically inclined. We have several different classes to teach you how to play an instrument. There is also live entertainment every Friday.
The ParkSide Centre, with instructor and member Cathy Regimbal, will be offering piano lessons this winter, in one- half hour increments. Come and brush up on skills you may have learned earlier, or start with little previous experience. Cathy will be available on Wednesdays, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. You must pre-register for this class!
April 6, 2020 – August 24, 2020 (no class on April 13, May 18, August 3)
Call for appointment times
$12.00 members $16.00 non-members (cost is per class)
Guitar Lessons - Beginner Level 1
Starting with a few basic chords, a little music theory and our own guitars, we aim to develop musical awareness, ability and understanding through learning familiar songs. By the end of the class you should be able to read, sing and play a number of popular songs with chord changes, developing musical skills such as listening, playing, singing and reading.
May 7 - June 25, 2020
9:30 - 10:30 pm
$40.00 members $65.00 non-members
April 9 – June 25, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$50.00 members $70.00 non-members
Minimum of 6 people required.
Guitar Lessons - Intermediate
If you have started playing the guitar and would like to progress your abilities, then you may want to consider a more advanced group. Our instructor will help you to develop your abilities so that you can learn songs from start to finish, develop your ear training and follow a little theory you can put to good use.
April 9 - June 25, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50.00 members $70.00 non-members
Beginners Ukulele Lessons
The ukulele started to become popular in Canada in the 1960s when educator J. Chalmers Doane introduced the instrument to school music programs across the country. It was ideal for this purpose as it was an inexpensive and practical teaching instrument to foster musical literacy in the classroom. 50,000 schoolchildren and adults learned ukulele through the Doane program at its peak. ParkSide member Marc Noiseux will try to emulate this success at the ParkSide Centre. A retired teacher, he has received a great deal of high quality instruction with this instrument and would like to pass on his knowledge to others.
If you are new to the Ukulele, Marc will be here at 11:00 am to get you up to speed. You will need to bring your own ukulele.
April 9 - May 28, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm (New to the Ukulele)
11:30 am - 12:30 pm (More experienced players)
$20.00 members $40.00 non-members
Soup, Sandwich and Song
The Parkside Centre is proud to host the very popular Soup, Sandwich and Song. We have a great list of entertainers (below) for your listening pleasure, so come down and enjoy the show while having one of the Parkview Eatery’s Friday specials.
April 3, 2020 Leo Rainville
April 9, 2020 Maundy Thursday with Armoni
April 17, 2020 Country Classic
April 24, 2020 Sparkly Sisters
May 1, 2020 Electric Rhythm
May 8, 2020 Mother’s Day Special with the Tremonics
May 15, 2020 Claude Lecuyer
May 22, 2020 Victor John
May 29, 2020 Leo Cameron
June 5, 2020 Country Classic
June 12, 2020 Gisele Small
June 19, 2020 Father’s Day with The Boomers
June 26, 2020 Canada Day with Norman & Friends
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Note: List of entertainers is tentative and may change without notice.
April 29, 2020 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Favourite Songs of The ParkSide Gang
May 27, 2020 11:30 am - 1:00 pm The ParkSide Gang
The Parkside Gang
The Parkside Gang is a group of individuals who share a common interest in playing a musical instrument. They get together weekly to practice and learn from each other. They perform monthly at the Parkview Eatery during the International Luncheons.