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 along with instructor and member Cathy Regimbal, will be offering piano lessons this fall, 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!

September 4 - December 4, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$12.00 member’s  $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.

Level 1
September 5 - November 7, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$40.00 member’s  $65.00 non-members
Minimum of 6 people required.

Level 2
September 12 - November 7, 2019 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
$30.00 member’s  $45.00 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. In this 10-week course, 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 that you can put to good use. Prerequisite: Beginners Guitar Courses (at ParkSide) OR knowledge of all basic chords and strumming patterns.

September 12 - October 31, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50.00 member’s  $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 literary 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!

September 19 - November 7, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm (New to the Ukulele)       
11:30 am - 12:30 pm (More experience players)
$20.00 member’s  $40.00 non-members

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 our themed luncheons. If you’re interested in joining the ParkSide Gang, call us at 707.673.6227.

1:00 pm

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.

Friday, September 6, 2019	Brad Rose as Elvis
Monday, September 9, 2019	Grandparents Day with Armoni 
Friday, September 13, 2019	The Tremonics
Friday, September 20, 2019	Information Fair with Giselle Small
Friday, September 27, 2019	Norman & Friends
Friday, October 4, 2019		Denis Trudeau
Friday, October 11, 2019	October Fest Party with Victor-John
Friday, October 18, 2019	Classic Country
Friday, October 25, 2019	Jubilation
Friday, November 1, 2019	The Jammers
Friday, November 8, 2019	Special Remembrance Day with The Sparkly Sisters
Friday, November 15, 2019	Salisbury Road
Friday, November 22, 2019	Leo Rainville
Friday, December 6, 2019	The Boomers
Friday, December 13, 2019	Norman & Friends
Friday, December 20, 2019	Karaoke Christmas Party   

11:00 am - 1:30 pm

List of entertainers is tentative and may change without notice.

Themed Luncheons

Wednesday, September 25, 2019	Rock & Roll Music
Wednesday, October 30, 2019	Halloween Party with The ParkSide Gang
Wednesday, November 27, 2019	Best of the 50’s & 60’s with The ParkSide Gang

Entertainment will be provided by our always entertaining house band, The Parkside Gang unless otherwise noted.