West Island Music AcademyLeisure (Music School)
If you or your kids have a song in your heart and would like to learn to play an instrument, why not take a look at the West Island Music Academy?
If you prefer private lessons you can choose from guitar, bass, piano, voice, drums, sax, violin, clarinet, flute, trumpet, percussion and you can select the style of music you enjoy: classical, jazz, blues, rock, funk, metal, etc. Lessons are structured towards teaching the basics of music through your favorite songs.
If you've ever wanted to be in a Rock Band, all aspects of playing in a band are taught. Students learn how to work together to jam, rehearse, compose, and perform. Besides these basics, the business of how to get gigs and make recordings are covered. Each group gets to record a demo and gain studio experience.
Barbara Ovadia has devoted her career to the field of Music Education over the past 35 years. She has worked as a Music Specialist at several local elementary schools. Besides that she founded and directed Broadway Theater, a local children’s theater group for 10 years.
Joel Ovadia. the Musical Director has spent the past 10 years teaching guitar, piano, bass and drums to students of all ages. He graduated from Vanier College and Concordia University with degrees in Music. Joel also worked for several summers at McGill University’s Garage Band Camp, taking the groups on tour throughout Quebec and has appeared on several independent releases as a guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, drummer, producer and engineer.
So between the two of them, they have covered the gamut from rock band to show tunes and can teach you the kind of music that you might want to learn.
Students are offered the opportunity to perform at bi-annual recitals. The academy can help students prepare for CEGEP entrance exams and RCM examinations.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 3:00-9:00, Sat & Sun 9:00-5:00|