4.Lessons

 
Kitchen Music Studios:  info @ kitchenmusicstudios.com, (416) 465-6618.
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on this page:
 
           + 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) _
 
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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, Ukulele and Banjo 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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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.
Wednesday Night Jam Session: ADULT CONTEMPORARY JUKEBOX
(60mins weekly)

Wednesday night jammers are exposed to a mix of genres, from roots to blues to pop primarily from the 70s, 80s and 90s, and filtered through an acoustic lens (with a dash of electricity thrown in here and there).  Beatles, Van Morrison, Fleetwood Mac, Blue Rodeo, The Band, Rolling Stones, The Byrds… plus a sprinkling of  AC tunes charting today. This is a good choice for those who have a taste for  a little variety. This jam is facilitated by Steve Copek—you can read a bit about him on Our Instructors page.
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 Matt Elwood—read up on him on Our Instructors page.
Saturday afternoon Jam Session: INSTRUMENTAL JAM: An Intro to Improvisation
(60mins weekly)
Learning to improvise is one thing, but having a chance to exercise your developing skills in a group setting is another. Join a few like-minded soloists who are ready to dig their teeth in to the world of improvisation. Both guitarists and bass players are welcome to join. Genres explored are jazz and blues. Monday Night Instrumental Jam is facilitated by instructor Steve Briggs–read up on him on Our Instructors page.
For adults.  90-minute weekly sessions.
Tuesday night jams
For adults. One-hour weekly sessions.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday night jams. Saturday afternoon Jam.
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