How To Practice

How To Practice For the Student and Parent Practicing requires as much physical work as it does mental work and this holds especially true for the guitar. When you practice you are not only teaching your fingers to do things they haven’t done before but you are also learning a new instrument and language while at the same time teaching your ears to he... Read More

Children’s Activity Tax Credit 2017

Apparently, you CAN claim a tax credit for music lessons on your BC tax credit form BC428, line 5841. But only for 2017. It will not be available next year. Let us know if  you need a receipt for lesson fees for 2017.... Read More

Spring Break & Easter 2018

We will be closed from Sunday, March 18th to Monday, April 2nd. Re-open for lessons on Tuesday, April 3rd. Sidney Musicworks store will also be closed during this time. We will be checking phone messages and emails daily during this time.... Read More

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Elaine Lakeman, Jazz Singer Turns Pro

Elaine Lakeman has been taking voice coaching, guitar lessons, and singing with our Women's Choir for the last few years. Last summer she talked to her coach, Lloyd English about recording an album and performing, and they decided to record an album of classic songs that span several genres, from blues to jazz to pop. Here is an interview with Elaine for ... Read More

Ukulele Classes for Beginners

Ukulele classes for beginners, new classes start April 1st, 2017 on Saturdays, 1 to 2 pm. Ukulele is not just for kids.  Learn to play the ukulele as an accompaniment to sing popular songs together in a group setting. Learn a variety of accompaniment techniques and chords. Focus is on learning songs with an introduction to music fundamentals.  Instrumen... Read More

SUMMER Classes Start July 12

Ukulele Classes for all ages, and private lessons begin soon. See our Summer Classes page for more information on what's available. Call Diana to register or if you have any questions 778-426-1800... Read More

Summer Classes – Register Now

Group Classes Summer Classes start soon. We have a great lineup of classes for adults and children. Cost for group classes are $75 to $90 for the 6-week session. Private Lessons You can also take a 6-week session of private lessons for most instruments: Ukulele, guitar, voice, accordion, piano, flute, clarinet, didgeridoo, bass, mandolin, banjo. ... Read More

Sidney Friday Night Jazz This Week…

We hope to see you this Friday at Sidney Friday Night Jazz. At St. Paul's United Church, 2410 Malaview Ave. in Sidney. “A naturally gifted and brilliant talent, Monik Nordine is one of Canada’s unique treasures.” Kerilie McDowall, host of Rhythmaning on CHLY radio, Nanaimo, BC. Monik Nordine is a freelance saxophonist and composer in the jazz... Read More

Spring Break March 20 to 28/16

Our Spring Break & Easter Weekend is from Sunday March 20th to Monday March 28th, 2016. Some school districts have a 2-week break, but we are independent of any school district, so please come for your lesson even if there is no school from March 14 to 19. ... Read More