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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

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

Friday Jazz Series starting in February

Starting February 19th, every Friday from 7:00 to 8:15 pm you will be able to hear great live jazz right here in Sidney at St. Paul's United Church, along with a cup of coffee and delicious treat.  We are sponsoring a great lineup of jazz musicians.  See our Events page for lineup.... Read More

Christmas Recital Sun Dec 6/15 at 1:30

Everyone is welcome to our annual Christmas Recital. It will be held at Highway Christian Fellowship Church on Sunday, December 6th at 1:30. In lieu of cash donations to help with the cost of the venue, we ask that you bring a non-perishable item for the local food bank and PAMA will cover the cost of the venue. See you there!... Read More

The End of the Year

The hot weather tells us that we are quickly coming to the close of yet another school year. Looking back on the year for me means looking back on the progress of my students. This year I have a student who is moving along to a music program at a College level in Vancouver. He started with me over five years ago now and despite listening to all my caution... Read More

Ukulele Chords in Common Keys

Now available on Amazon in a handy 2-page format for your Kindle, iPad, iPhone or Android. Click Here:  Ukulele Chords in Common Keys - I IV V vi Chord Progressions ... Read More

2015 New Classes & Choirs

The start of a fresh new year is a great time to learn something new. Adults who want to sing or play an instrument can learn together with other adult beginners in a welcoming environment with other adults who have little or no musical experience. UKULELE Our beginner ukulele classes have been very popular over the last couple of years, with many o... Read More

Lloyd’s PAMA Update

It has been 5 years at the Mills Road location as of this September.  You may not know that Diana and I actually started teaching in Sidney in 1986.  We had been living in Vancouver , I was touring with a pop band and Diana was working for the CBC and then we had Myles.   Having our first son was the catalyst for a change that led us to Saltspring and th... Read More