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.
April 3, 2019 – June 19, 2019
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$12.00 members $16.00 non-members (cost is per class)
Guitar Lessons - Beginner
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 2 - June 6, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 pm
$30.00 members $45.00 non-members
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. You must pre-register for this class!
April 11 - June 13, 2019
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. You must pre-register for this class!
April 4 - May 23, 2019
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 5, 2019 Giselle Small
April 12, 2019 The Jammers
April 18, 2019 Maundy Thursday with Armoni
April 26, 2019 Leo Rainville
May 10, 2019 Mother’s Day Luncheon with The Tremonics
May 17, 2019 The Sparkly Sisters
May 24, 2019 Country Classic
May 31, 2019 Victor John
June 7, 2019 Norman & Friends
June 14, 2019 Father’s Day Luncheon with The Boomers
June 21, 2019 Duncan Cameron
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Note: List of entertainers is tentative and may change without notice.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Favourite Songs of The ParkSide Gang
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm The ParkSide Gang
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Canada Day BBQ with 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.