Homeschool Band and Fiddling

Dear Homeschooler,

The Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts promotes music education for all and is excited to once again offer their Homeschool Band program as well as kick off their Homeschool Fiddling program for the 2013-14 year. Both music programs are offered to homeschool students looking for a musical compliment to their academic studies. These programs are held at the Conservatory during the regular school year.

Homeschool Band

This group class is much more than a community band program, offering a more intimate and individualized approach while promoting working together as a group to experience and master a full band sound. Musical development is promoted with encouraged at home daily practice in between the bi-weekly practices held at the Conservatory. The course will cover instrument proficiency, musical knowledge, as well as practice techniques. Ensemble instruction is supplemented with individual instruction to increase proficiency with the student’s chosen instrument. A final concert will demonstrate the skills learned throughout the course.

Intermediate Band*
(Ages 9-15)
Monday & Friday 1:15 – 2:15 p 12 weeks beginning September 30
*Students must have completed 2 years of band class

Beginner Band
(Ages 9-15)
Monday & Friday 2:20 – 3:20pm 12 weeks beginning September 30

Holiday weeks: Students will have individual lessons arranged for the weeks which there are statuary holidays (October 14 & November 11). Each student will receive 2 one hour private lessons with a teacher of their instrument for those weeks.

Homeschool Fiddling
(Ages 7*+)
Monday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 10 weeks beginning September 30
*Students must be able to read at a Grade 1 level Homeschool Fiddling

A lively class, fiddling offers the chance to learn an instrument while also discovering a part of Manitoba ‘s heritage. Taught in a group setting, students will learn how to play the fiddle, as well as learning jigs and reels with one of Manitoba ‘s finest fiddle instructors, the founder of the Frontier Fiddlers Program, Cameron Baggins. This class engages even the most energetic homeschooler, developing musical discipline as well as new skills. A final concert will demonstrate the skills learned throughout the course. Parents are welcome to enrol as well!

The deadline for registration is Friday, September 20, 2013. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me by phone at 204.943.6090, or by email at ashley at mcma dotca.

We would also like to invite you to our annual Open House, September 6-7, 2013. You will find informal and formal concerts, consultations with our faculty members, early childhood program demonstrations, and answers to all of your questions. Please join us to learn more about what we do here at the Conservatory. For more information visit our website at .


Ashley Boychuk
Community Services Coordinator