Non-performance based Music Courses: Guitar and Music Composition & Technology

GUITAR 9/10 #287 #387

This is a beginning level guitar course offered to those students with little or no musical ability. Students will be taught: basic fingerings, tuning, chords and progressions, tablature, music fundamentals and traditional music notation. Students will be exposed to music from a variety of styles and cultures including folk, blues, classical, and pop/rock. As skills increase, emphasis will be on group playing as an ensemble. Guitars will be provided. 


GUITAR 11/12 #487 #587

This a primarily a beginning level guitar course offered to those students with little or no musical ability. Students will be taught: basic fingerings, tuning, chords and progressions, tablature, music fundamentals and traditional music notation. Students will be exposed to music from a variety of styles and cultures including folk, blues, classical, and pop/rock. As skills increase, emphasis will be on group
NO prerequisite or knowledge of music is necessary. Playing as an ensemble. Advanced students wishing to enroll must demonstrate strong leadership skills and practice ethic. Guitars will be provided. 


MUSIC COMPOSITION AND TECHNOLOGY 9-12 #257 #357 #467 #567

Students work in the computer lab with midi and audio software to create music. Students can combine digital music programming with live studio recording in the recording studios at the school to create music in the style of their choice. Students work towards the creation of a series of original songs. This course is open to students from grades 9 to 12.

Much of our ability to purchase new equipment and instruments as well as maintain repairs, is realized through donations. We appreciate any support you may be able to offer the NWSS Music department and our students.

Course Calendar

This calendar is here to relay important events to students and parents of students in the NWSS Music program. From assignments, to class trips and important meetings, this calendar will keep you up to date on all the happenings in the music program.

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Donate to NWSS Music!

 
We are ACCEPTING donations of all kinds, whether it be cash or cheque, or used instruments of all sorts.
 
 
Our goals are: 

• to provide good quality instruments to students who need them;
• to provide scholarships for our students’ future studies;
• to make our band and choir trips affordable for everyone.
 

 Gifts large and small are very much appreciated.  We currently do not need any pianos, although excellent, high quality pianos might be useful.
 
Make a gift in honour of your favourite student, teacher or in memory of a loved one – or simply because you love music and the opportunity for students to learn and perform. It’s a wonderful way to support the music program which means so much to our students, their families and our community.

Leave a legacy of harmony!

For more information on the many ways you can make a gift, email Miss Proznick or Mr. Clements:  kproznick@sd40.bc.ca or sclements@sd40.bc.ca.