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FAC School of Music | Calendar

To register for the Winter 2019 Term, please contact Gillian Paton.

Winter 2019 Term

(10 weeks)

  • January 8  Lessons Resume
  • February 14-20  No Lessons
  • March 23  Last Day of Lessons

Spring 2019 Term

(Mondays & Saturdays, 10 weeks; Tuesday-Friday, 11 weeks)

  • April 1 – Lessons Resume
  • May 4 – No Saturday Lessons
  • May 16-May 22 – No Lessons
  • June 22 – Last Day of Lessons
  • June 23 – Summer Recital, 4:00 pm

Studio Policy

FAC School of Music lessons are available in 30-minute, 45-minute, and 60-minute blocks depending on the age and stage of the student. All lessons will take place at First Alliance Church, 12345 40 Street SE, Calgary.

Payment Options:

  • Post-dated cheques, dated the first of each month, made payable to “First Alliance Church,” due at the time of registration
  • Payment by debit or credit card either for the full year of tuition at registration or at the beginning of each block

In addition to lesson fees, an annual, non-refundable fee of $100 is required at the time of registration to help offset recital costs and other administrative expenses. This will be reduced to $75 for students who sign up for a full year of lessons.

For the sake of consistency, we encourage students to attend all lessons but recognize that sometimes this is not possible. If a student must miss a lesson, please inform the instructor at least 24 hours in advance. The instructor will do their best to reschedule lessons up to a maximum of 3 per year, time permitting. Please do not send your student if they are ill.

If the instructor misses a lesson, the student will be notified by the instructor and the lesson rescheduled.

Students are expected to arrive promptly. Lessons will not be extended past their scheduled time to compensate for late arrivals.

If a student must end lessons during the year, we will require written notification from the parent and 30 days paid notice.

Recitals will take place twice a year. All students are expected to participate. There will be no additional charge for recitals. The dates of the recitals are listed on the FAC School of Music calendar.

FAC School of Music | Faculty & Pricing

Piano Lessons

Bethanie Klob – $30 per 30 min.

  • Mondays 10:00 am-12:00 pm, 6:30-9:00 pm; Tuesdays 5:30-8:30 pm; Thursdays 10:00 am-12:00 pm, 5:00-8:30 pm; Saturdays 11:30 am-1:30 pm
  • ARCT in piano pedagogy from the Royal Conservatory of Canada; BA, Christian Education with a focus on piano
  • Focus: Worship playing (chord charts, playing by ear, improvisation) and advanced classical instruction

Kristen Limacher – $22.50 per 30 min.

  • Saturdays 9:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Grade 10 Royal Conservatory of Music
  • Focus: Basics of piano and music theory; technical skills for the intermediate player

Jessica Burback – $20 per 30 min.

  • Saturdays 9:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Grade 10 Royal Conservatory of Music; Advanced Rudiments in Theory
  • Focus: Foundational instruction for students who are new to the piano

Voice Lessons

Katrina Garcia – $20 per 30 min.

  • Tuesdays 4:30-8:30 pm
  • BA Music, Trinity Western University, BC
  • Focus: Vocal health and technique for singing success in various styles; suited for beginners

Violin Lessons *NEW*

Michael Gray – $22.50 per 30 min.

  • Thursdays 4:30-6:30 pm
  • Violinist with extensive orchestral experience
  • Focus: Improving playing quality, adding in technique, scales, music theory and passing on some tricks of the trade that make playing easier and more fun.

Cello Lessons *NEW*

Ine-Wilmé Coetzee – $22.50 per 30 min.

  • Thursdays 4:30-6:30 pm
  • ARCT Diploma with First Class Honours
  • Focus: Teaching technique and sound quality for all levels and to create a life-long love of music through the sound of cello.

Acoustic / Electric Guitar Lessons

Josh Rau – $22.50 per 30 min.

  • Mondays & Tuesdays, 5:00-8:30 pm
  • BMus, Ambrose University
  • Focus: Technique and musicality for guitarists of all genres

Bass Guitar Lessons *NEW*

Odum Abekah – $20 per 30 min

  • Thursdays 4:30-8:30 pm
  • BMus, Humber College, ON
  • Focus: A holistic approach of musical technique and personal interest, encouraging long-term commitment to musical improvement

Drum Lessons

Dallas Clifford – $25 per 30 min.

  • Tuesdays 4:30-8:30 pm
  • Focus: From beginner to advanced, Dallas can take you to the next level.

DJ Lessons

Bryce Plante – $40 per 60 min.

  • Tuesdays 6:00-9:00 pm; Thursdays 6:00-9:00 pm
  • Focus: The intersection of artistry and technology

Suzuki Piano Lessons

Jill Rossier – $25 per 30 min. 

  • Tuesdays, 4:00-8:00 pm; Thursdays, 12:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Registered Suzuki Piano Instructor, SSA; Graduate, Suzuki Pedagogy Practicum
  • Focus: Building a strong early foundation and instilling a lifelong love of music in children

About the Suzuki Method

The Suzuki Method applies basic principles of language acquisition to learning music. Early Years Group Classes partner student, parent(s), and teacher to develop rhythmic ability, sense of melody, and memory, and foster an appreciation and love for music. Private piano instruction centres around listening, tone production, body posture, technique, and the structure and purpose of musical repertoire.

Early Years Group Classes

Jill Rossier – $15 per 45 min. 

  • Wednesdays 10:00–10:45 am; Thursdays 10:00-10:45 am
  • Graduate, Suzuki Pedagogy Practicum