Winter 2017 Newsletter

Winter 2017 Newsletter

We've finished up a great first term at South Island Studio and are looking forward starting up again in the New Year. A huge highlight of the Fall semester was the Winter Concert, held on December 11, 2016. There were many great performances. Check out Grace Sanderson's performance of "Can't Help Falling in Love" and Nate Morley on piano playing "The Flintstones Theme" Grace and Nate, thank you for sharing this with all of us! 


We are welcoming two new teachers to SIS this New Year: 

Alanna Kazdan  
Hailing from Toronto, Alanna completed her undergraduate studies at Queen's University. She has completed her Grade 10 RCM in Piano and is currently pursuing an MA in Musicology and Flute Performance at the University of Victoria. If you are interested in taking up Piano or Flute in the new year we are happy to help! 

Ryan Oliver  
A Juno-nominated musician who has toured across the globe. He is starting a woodwind studio with us. Always wanted to pick up the Saxophone, Clarinet, or Flute? There is no time like the present. Contact us to set up a lesson time. Learn more about Ryan on his website

For a full list of who teaches here and what they teach, check out their page.



*Crossover Voice Workshop, March 24-26th, 2017*  

The internationally renowned vocal coach, two-time LA Music Award winning Italian songstress, and friend of South Island Studio, Giovanna Gattuso, returns to Victoria with her 'Crossover Vocal Workshop’ - March 24-26, 2017. (Cost $350) 

Friday 6:00-7:30PM Meet and Greet & Icebreakers 
Saturday 10:00AM – 4:00PM 
Sunday 10:00AM – 2:00PM 

Giovanna’s workshop is sure to leave you inspired and able to reach new heights vocally. Learn to cross over vocal styles, cross over obstacles, and cross-over transitions smoothly, while sharing the joy of singing together. All experience levels and ages welcome. Our last workshop sold out and left everyone wanting more. 

Registration, workshop payment plans, and gift certificates available through Lonny Koch at SIS.

We are continuing with our Café Mini-Concerts on the last Sunday of each month, at Imagine Café + Studio, James Bay.

The next one is Sun, Jan 29 at 2:00 PM


Here is a list of instruments that we teach, and the workshops planned for the next 3 months.

Voice, piano, guitar, bass, drums, sax, flute, clarinet, Rockshop Band Camp, Paul Mowbray Guitar Workshops and Blues Guitar Study Group. Tyler Lieb’s Guitar Workshop: Learn to Practice Happy, Get Real Results Workshop (R&B cruises into the Country), and Giovanna Gattusso & Kim Denness-Thomas's Crossover Singing Workshop.


We're really jazzed on how many great lesson sessions and performance opportunities we are offering in 2017!


Important Dates:

Family Day in Feb: we are open (Feb 13)

Spring Break: closed Mar 20 – 26

Sun/Mon May 21/22: closed for May Long weekend

Easter – we’re open! All of it.

Sundays June 11 and 18: Spring Concerts at St Matthias HALL

June 29: last day of Spring lessons. 

Summer music lessons are available: look for schedules coming out soon.

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