Music

Piano Lessons                                                                                                          NEW!

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!

Wednesdays
January 9, 2019 - March 27, 2019 (No class on January 30, February 27 or March 27, 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.

Session 1
Thursdays
January 10 - February 14, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 pm
$30.00 members         $45.00 non-members
Minimum of six people required.

Session 2
Thursdays
February 21 - March 28, 2019
$30.00 members         $45.00 non-members
Minimum of six 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. You must pre-register for this class!

Thursdays
January 10 - March 14, 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!

Thursdays
January 17 - March 7, 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

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. 

Thursdays
1:00 pm

Themed Luncheons

Wednesday, January 30, 2019           11:30 am - 1:00 pm                Duncan & Friends. A Country Winter
Wednesday, February 27, 2019         11:30 am - 1:00 pm                The ParkSide Gang. Mardi Gras
Friday, March 15, 2019                      11:30 am - 1:00 pm                The ParkSide Gang. Celtic and Folk