Victoria Music Teachers Go Back to Camp
Conservatory Canada’s Summer Jazz Camp puts the swing into summer for piano teachers and students
Free closing night jam-session: July 27, 7 pm @ Salvation Army Citadel
Summer camp is no longer just for the kids. In a twist on the standard summer music camp, Conservatory Canada has invited piano teachers to join in on three days of music-making, learning, and fun.
Conservatory Canada’s inaugural Summer Jazz Camp, held at Victoria’s Salvation Army Citadel, July 25, 26, & 27, will engage both established teachers and young students in the performance of contemporary music ranging from jazz to pop, explains Conservatory Canada national executive director, Victoria Warwick.
“For teachers, it is a chance to reconnect with their inner child and develop and expand musical tools that are not developed in a traditional classical music education,” says camp instructor and Conservatory Canada outreach director, Paul Coates, who will coach adult participants on their improvisational skills, the ability to play from lead sheets, and familiarization with contemporary keyboard repertoire.
Students aged 5 to 17 will be taught by pianist and composer Tyler Seidenberg. The kids will free their minds through improvisation, work on jazz and pop piano styles, learn through drum circle activities, and use games to stimulate their creative energy.
Members of the public are invited to attend the free, closing-night jam session, where all 20 participants will come together to celebrate their new-found musical freedom. “We will acknowledge, embrace, encourage and hopefully inspire each other to be who we are, and to grow musically,” Coates says.
What: Conservatory Canada Summer Jazz Camp, Closing Night Concert
When: July 27 @ 7 pm
Where: Salvation Army Citadel, Victoria, BC (4030 Douglas St.)
For more information, contact:
Victoria Warwick, Conservatory Canada National Executive Director
victoria [at] conservatorycanada [dot] ca