Drumming

Let’s Drum: World Drumming Classes

Do your kids turn their dinner plates into a drum set? Or do they tap along to every song they hear? This drumming class is perfect for kids who love music, and want to make some noise! Students will be exposed to a wide variety of percussion instruments from around the world, from the Caribbean steel pans to the great big Japanese Taiko. Students will learn music spanning classic rock and roll to authentic African rhythms. These classes are fun and a great way to incorporate music as a positive activity into a child's life. Beginners, intermediate and advanced percussionists can all take this class and be challenged by learning different parts to each piece of music.

Fall 2017/Winter 2018

AGES

DAY

DATE

TIME

COST

REGISTER

7-9

THURS

Sep 21 - Dec 7

Jan 18 - April 19

4:45 - 5:30PM

$162/semester

Online or by phone: 403-329-2304

10+

THURS

FALL SESSION CANCELLED

Jan 18 - April 19

5:35 - 6:20PM

$162/semester

Online or by phone: 403-329-2304

  • NO CLASS DATES: Feb 22, Apr 5
  • CONCERTS: December 8, 5:30 p.m. (ATB Community Room - Casa), April 24, 5:30 p.m. (ATB Community Room - Casa)
  • LOCATION: Casa Stephure Hall (230-8th Street South)
  • INSTRUCTOR: Joe Porter, M.Mus.

 

W.H.I.P. (We Hit It Percussion) Ensemble

WHIP (We Hit It Percussion) is a new, enthusiastic percussion ensemble open to students from grades 7 to 12. This ensemble will rehearse and perform percussion ensemble music influenced by cultures from all over the world. This year, students will work on music showcasing Caribbean rhythms, classical music, and all the way to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Santana. If you are interested in WHIP, please contact Joe Porter to set up a meeting/audition: Joe.Porter@uleth.ca. NOTE: Even if you're not a percussionist, you may be able to join this group. Many instrumentalists have the skills needed for this ensemble - contact Joe for more information.

Fall 2017/Winter 2018

AGES

DAY DATE TIME COST REGISTER

 

Grade 7-12

TUE

Sep 19 - Dec 5

Jan 16 - April 17

4:30-6:30PM

$225/semester

Online or by phone: 403-329-2304

  • NO CLASS DATES: Feb 20, Apr 3
  • CONCERTS: December 8, 5:30 p.m. (ATB Community Room - Casa), April 24, 5:30 p.m. (ATB Community Room - Casa)
  • LOCATION: Casa Stephure Hall (230-8th Street South)
  • INSTRUCTOR: Joe Porter, M.Mus.
  • NOTES: The group is audition/invite only with limited space. For students interested, please contact Joe Porter at: joeporterpercussion@gmail.com.
  • This group is available for corporate bookings, or other events/parties.

Private Drum Set or Percussion Lessons

Available to any interested students, the Conservatory of Music offers non-auditioned one-on-one lessons that are customized to suit a student's needs. Taught by the very talented Joe Porter (M.Mus.), these lessons can be scheduled around a student's schedule at a mutually convenient time throughout the week. For more information about private lessons, please contact us, or our private lessons page.

Customized Drumming Workshops (for businesses, or schools)

We also offer fun, customized drumming workshops to schools or businesses as team-building exercises - all located right downtown at Casa (230-8 St S) using our expansive collection of instruments from around the world. Contact music.conservatory@uleth.ca for more information or to build a customized workshop just for you.