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.

Piano Lessons

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

Level 2
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.

Themed Luncheons

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.

1:00 pm