4.Lessons

 
Kitchen Music Studios:  info @ kitchenmusicstudios.com, (416) 465-6618.
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Private one-on-one instruction
           + Singin’ in the Kitchen: Vocal Instruction (all ages)
____+ Tickling the Ivories: Piano instruction  (all ages)
____+ Guitar, Mandolin, Bass, Ukulele and Banjo instruction (all ages)
____+ Jam Sessions in the Kitchen  (adults)

 

Group classes
____NEW!! Guitar Club (ages 7 to 10)
____NEW!! Music Theory Boot Camp  (adults)
____+ Jam Sessions in the Kitchen  (adults)
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Private Instruction

Singin’ In the Kitchen: Vocal Instruction

Sessions are fun, meaningful and energetic—focusing as much on style, intention and character as they do on technique (breath control, posture, resonance, vibrato, etc.) For beginner to advanced students, professional instruction in the Kitchen is engaging for young students as well as the young at heart!  To find out more about our vocal instructors, visit Our Instructors page.
Individual lessons, all ages: 30 minute and 60 minute time slots.
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Tickling the Ivories: Piano Instruction

Kitchen Music instructors have the talent and skill (and patience!) to help the budding pianist in your family–young or old–discover the joy of adding music into your life. For younger students, basic skills (posture, hand position, reading music, chord progressions and an introduction to a repertoire from the classics to contemporary tunes) to intermediate or advanced players (music theory, improvisation, jazz, boogie woogie, or the  good ol’ twelve-bar blues are a few of possible areas of study).
Learning basic mandatory skills mainly through contemporary popular tunes is how the lessons stay fresh and engaging–particularly for the young ones. For those who want to study the classics, we are also able to help students prep for RCM exams/University auditions as well. For beginners as well as advanced students, this is your chance to sit with the best and learn to play. Visit Our Instructors page for more info.
Individual lessons, all ages: 30 minute and 60 minute time slots

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Guitar, Mandolin, Bass and Ukulele instruction

This is where the Kitchen’s humble beginnings are rooted! Study guitar, mandolin and more here in the Kitchen with some of the best players and instructors in the city. Top-notch instruction, and all in an informal, relaxed setting. Visit Our Instructors page to find out who you could be learning from!
Individual lessons, all ages: 30 minute and 60 minute time slots

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Group Classes

NEW!! Guitar Club (pilot project, fall 2019) (ages 7 to 10)
limited space

Starting September 2019, Kitchen Music Studios will be offering THE FIRST 6 WEEKS ABSOLUTELY FREE for our new Guitar Club program (ages 7-10). We are looking for young, eager musicians in the making to participate in a fun, fresh, innovative learning experience. Is it a challenge getting your kids to practice at home every night? Do you want more flexibility in your child’s week to week commitment to attend guitar lessons? Guitar club students practice correct technique and posture, improve their dexterity with single notes and with chords, and have fun learning songs together in a supportive, social environment. The goal is to inspire young students to adopt an effective daily practice routine to carry home with them.
Guitar club program allows club members access to additional complimentary class time within the program which will run 3 days a week to start. Fun, Fresh, FREE! We will be asking for your feedback on how the program is serving you and your child’s learning needs during the first 6 weeks before semester fees are introduced. For more information or to sign up, reach out to us on our sign up form HERE
 
NEW!! Music Theory Boot Camp (adults)
A Master Class with Steve Briggs: for strummers, soloists & songwriters
Monday eves, 90 minutes weekly, 20 weeks
Limited space (7 students max) (adults 19+)
You are an intermediate player who has hit a wall with your playing…
When you sit in on a jam, do you really yearn to better understand the building blocks for accompaniment? Or maybe you are a budding songwriter who simply wants more musical concepts at your disposal. You might be a player that really wants to deliver solid robust solos on request. For all these scenarios, this course provides the theoretical nuts and bolts required for any developing musician’s tool box to support your natural instincts and write and play more fluidly, and with heightened confidence.

Master musician and passionate educator Steve Briggs is your man to get you where you want to go. The course will be a combination of lectures and group playing for practical application in real time. Network with other fellow musicians while having some fun honing your music chops.  You’re gonna love it.
Sign up HERE.

 

Jam Sessions in the Kitchen

Kitchen Music Instructional Studios offers a weekly facilitated jam session for adult guitar players who have passed the beginner stage of learning to play, and who want an opportunity to learn the nuances of playing with others in an informal but supported environment. Small group (max 4 people). Fun? Yes! It’s a great way to become inspired toward those evenings around the campfire or winter get-togethers.

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Monday Night Jam Session: BLUES IMPROV JAM
(60mins weekly)
This session is dedicated to North America’s first truly original genre: the blues. There is no shortage of material here to draw from: jammers will learn to play blues classics spanning ten decades. You will become both a proficient improviser and accompanist. Accompanists will advance their comping skills primarily over the three-chord 12-bar blues forms. Soloists will utilize the major, minor, mixolydian, pentatonic and hexatonic scales. The 12-bar blues form is an ideal chord progression to develop your phrasing and melodic development.
The techniques in this master class can be applied to virtually all other contemporary genres and is a valuable foundation for the developing musician.  Monday Night Blues Improv Jam is facilitated by instructor Steve Copek–read up on him on Our Instructors page.

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Thursday Night Jam Session: AMERICANA JAM: Finding Your Acoustic Roots
(60mins weekly)

This jam session digs into tunes from the heart of American Roots–the melting pot of country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues. Explore the music of artists like Gram Parsons, John Hiatt, Gillian Welch, Bonnie Raitt, Neil Young, Levon Helm, Rosie Flores, Junior Brown, Allison Krauss, Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle. This jam is primarily an acoustic session. This jam is facilitated by Todd Lefever—read up on him on Our Instructors page.