Students of all ages enjoy lessons in piano, guitar, voice, violin, cello, flute, ukulele, drums, composition, and theory. We teach all styles and genres of music in our central Marda Loop location and in our student’s homes. Our progressive environment offers students a chance to learn and grow as musicians and human beings. Our highly qualified instructors are dedicated to cultivating a lifelong love of music through the development of each student’s natural abilities.
Music Kids for Early Childhood
Established in 2005, Music Kids is Chinook School of Music’s early childhood music program for ages six months to five years. Our modern approach to music education integrates scientific research supporting the positive role that music plays on brain development. Classes incorporate singing, movement and instrument play. Children experience a joyful and nurturing learning environment while developing fundamental music skills.
Group Classes for All Ages
Our group classes are designed to engage and inspire growth and development at every stage of life and encourage a life long love for music.
Explore classes such as Musical Theatre, Pop Ukulele, Beginner Guitar, Adult Vocal Boot Camps, our performance ensembles, masterclasses and so much more.
The Latest News from CSM
We’re pleased to announce the 2019 Chinook Celebration of Music Festival!
Taking place November 29-December 1, 2019
Each year at CSM, we are pleased to provide a unique learning and performance opportunity for students. In our Chinook Celebration of Music Festival, students perform a musical selection for a professional adjudicator and receive both written and spoken feedback on their performances.
This high quality, non-competitive, festival is for students in all instruments and of all skill levels starting at age 5. Students are scheduled into classes based on age and skill level. Classes are also available for adult and beginner students. All genres of music are welcome.
Does anyone else feel like parenting is an ongoing experience of what I imagine herding cats would feel like? I’ve been at it for 17 years now and it hasn’t really gotten any easier.
I feel as though I have spent most of my time as a parent trying to convince my kids to ‘do the right or best thing’. When they were very young it involved simple directions like “sit down so I can read you this book” or “put your toque on so your ears don’t freeze” or “use the potty so you don’t have wet pants”. Over the years it has evolved; With teens, although it’s more conceptual, nothing much has changed: “get a job if you need money” or “learn how to drive if you want more freedom” or “tell your friend how you feel if you want them to know you are mad at them”.
CSM director Carrie Kalmykov gives us the “Top 10 Benefits of Learning Drums for Adults and Children” ahead of our Drum Discovery Day program on April 27!
Tweeties Topics are written by Music Kids director and CSM instructor Margaret Dahlberg to support parents of young children in the Music Kids program. Music Kids is Chinook School of Music’s early childhood music program for ages six months to five years.
In our society we have lessons, teachers, classes, coaches and courses to learn how to do almost all of the things we endeavour to do. For the most part, by the time we have our kids we have accomplished many challenging things: we have graduated from high-school, learned to drive, learned to play sports, learned artistic endeavours. Yet with parenting, most of us do not reach out for support until we feel ourselves drowning in the struggles with our children. We seem to have a chip on our shoulder, so determined to prove ourselves that asking for help feels like a battle lost and the raising of the white flag. Does anyone else see how ridiculous this is?