Our Music Lessons
We offer Piano instruction from the Preparatory to Level 10. This include technical skill, some theory, Ear Training and Sight Reading. Violin lessons from beginner upwards are also available.
From classical to pop music you will be taught various techniques for singing using vocal exercises. You will learn breath control, posture, pitch and enunciation. Theory lessons will clearly present essential concepts through practical activities, written exercises and exploring repertoire. Preparatory to Level 8.
Tuition and Fees
Our teaching year consists of 34 lessons, divided into 3 semesters, with breaks at Christmas and Easter.
(Lesson length and cost may vary).
1/2 Hour lesson Prices per lesson
- Voice $25 per lesson
- Piano, Violin, Theory, Guitar $20 per lesson
Registration Fee (per year) $ 25 for the first member of a family and $10 per each additional family member.
Registration is required before lessons commence. Registration is available on our website or by calling the office. An adult must sign the registration form after reading and agreeing to our policies. Fees are due at the time of registration. Payment schedules are available upon request.
Reg Ewert – Piano, Theory
Reg began piano lessons at the age of 8, studying with various teachers in Saskatchewan. He completed the Piano Performer’s A.R.C.T. with the Royal Conservatory while studying under KathleenDearing at Prairie Bible College, and taking further studies at the University of Calgary. In High School he taught his first piano students. His teaching career continued from hiscollege years to present. He has taught piano, a range of music theory subjects, and led Choral groups in Canada, Germany, and Brazil, privately, with Yamaha studios, and in high school and college settings. Recently retired from cross-cultural mission work, Reg enjoys teaching students of all ages.
Rhoda Murray – Piano
Although formally retired Rhoda has taught music for 50 years. Rhoda graduated from PBC with a combined diploma in music and Christian Education. She later upgraded to a BRE. Under the Royal Conservatory, Rhoda earned two diplomas with specialization in Music Teaching —one in Piano and one in Pipe Organ. She also has a diploma in the specialization of the Kodaly Concept of Music. Teaching young, energetic students and seeing their progress keeps Rhoda inspired to continue sharing the gift of music making. Her areas of teaching include piano, organ, theory specializing in the Kodaly and Suzuki methods of instruction. Rhoda also serves as rehearsal director to “Jubellation”, a three octave, 12 ringer handbell and melody chime choir.
Tracie Skeet-Brook – Voice
Tracie is a graduate from the Vancouver Academy of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree specializing in Opera Performance. She also has a Diploma in Music from Capilano University. Tracie has also performed and participated in various programs and workshops in Canada and Austria. Tracie is an accomplished solo performer who is in high demand for her dramatic flair, versatility and emotion that she brings to each performance. Tracie teaches private voice and piano lessons, directs a Children’s show choir, and choreographs musical theatre routines for Music Festivals. Tracie has taught music for the past 20 years and has been at the Arts Academy since the fall of 2013.
Lewis Frere – Guitar
Lewis’ musical career began at 15 with “The Frere Family Band in Trochu, AB. RDC Music College later followed, then Recording Arts College, and a few years in the trenches with a road band from Pittsburgh. In 1993 he discovered Rosebud, helped write the music for Chickens, joined the “Rosebud River Valley Boys”, then “Lewis and Royal”. Concerts, playing at Dances, and acting in various productions continue to be among his main passions. Lewis is a singer/guitar player specializing in accompaniment for students interested in folk/rock/country styles. Lessons will largely focus on learning chords and playing by ear; equipping students to confidently play alone, or perform in front of people for campfire, leading worship or any public performance.