Music Exploration (MX) Classes

About: The Music Exploration class is a unique youth music program created to give children an opportunity to "explore" and discover their natural musicality as they engage in a rotation of various instruments. The program is designed to integrate music theory, technical instruction and team initiatives in a fun filled class of creativity and learning. A diverse, age appropriate curriculum is designed to teach music concepts which will help children transition into other instrumental classes at an appropriate age. Through the MX class, children experience a joyful "exploration" into the world of music and arts.   

 

Practical: Instruction is given through a rotation of instruments which include bass guitar, piano, percussion/drums, and acoustic/electric guitar. Students learn basic techniques and musical etiquette in a dynamic team setting conducive to learning the language of music.


Music Exploration (K/Grade 1)

1 hour class - $20 (4 week registration)

*Instruments are provided by How Music and Arts Academy

  • Guitar - classical guitar technique, note reading, chord charts, fun songs
  • Bass - fret counting, string names, technique, rhythm applications
  • Drums - reading drum notation, stick control, basic groove and accompaniment
  • Piano - learning the instrument, chord construction, basic rhythm and songs
  • Theory -colouring fun music pictures, learning about the staffs, applications of tones and semitones.

Music Exploration (Grade 2)

1 hour class - $22 (4 week registration)

*Instruments are provided by How Music and Arts Academy

  • Guitar - classical guitar technique, note reading, chord charts, fun songs
  • Bass - fret counting, string names, technique, rhythm applications
  • Drums - reading drum notation, stick control, basic groove and accompaniment
  • Piano - learning the instrument, chord construction, basic rhythm and songs
  • Theory -colouring fun music pictures, learning about the staffs, applications of tones and semitones.

Music Exploration (grade 3/4)

1 hour class - $22 (4 week registration) 

*Instruments are provided by How Music and Arts Academy

  • Guitar - basic scale construction, notation, chording, band accompaniment
  • Bass - slap funk technique, instrument knowledge, notation, accompaniment
  • Drums - rudiments, fill patterns, drum notation, band accompaniment
  • Piano - ear training, rhythmic applications, notation, band accompaniment
  • Theory - Chord harmony, note values, rhythmic exercises, staff and notation

Music Exploration (Grade 5/6)

1 hour class - $22 (4 week registration) 

*Instruments are provided by How Music and Arts Academy

  • Guitar - basic scale construction, notation, chording, band accompaniment
  • Bass - slap funk technique, instrument knowledge, notation, accompaniment
  • Drums - rudiments, fill patterns, drum notation, band accompaniment
  • Piano - ear training, rhythmic applications, notation, band accompaniment
  • Theory - Chord harmony, note values, rhythmic exercises, staff and notation

Music Exploration (High School)

1 hour class - $22 (4 week registration) 

*Instruments are provided by How Music and Arts Academy

  • Guitar - basic scale construction, notation, chording, band accompaniment
  • Bass - slap funk technique, instrument knowledge, notation, accompaniment
  • Drums - rudiments, fill patterns, drum notation, band accompaniment
  • Piano - ear training, rhythmic applications, notation, band accompaniment
  • Theory - Chord harmony, note values, rhythmic exercises, staff and notation

Music Exploration Advanced Class (any age)

1.5 hour class - $60 (4 week registration)

*Instruments are provided by How Music and Arts Academy

The Advanced MX class is for students who wish to engage in instrument rotation at the higher levels of music. The maximum number of students for this class is 4-6, and we have an additional teacher present to assist in the learning of notation, lead sheets and band operations. The advanced MX class prepares the students for the stage and performances in various genres of music.


How to Register: You can register your child at any time during the course as long as there is space available in the class. Programs run on a monthly basis and four week registration is required. For more information and how to register your child, please email us at info@howmusic.ca or call 604-908-0878 between 9:30am and 12:00pm Monday to Saturday. $10 per registration.