Errington Hall Children’s Music Program

Mondays / Thursdays - January 9th to March 16th

The Errington Hall’s new children’s music program is taught by an experienced certified music specialist, Allison Shaw. Allison is offering three programs at the Preschool, Primary, and Intermediate levels. She will also be leading a Children’s Choir.

Contact Denise Schmidt, for more information
Phone: (250) 248-5106
Email: Info@ErringtonHall.ca

Preschool Classes

Preschool classes will include songs and action games including movement and singing. There will be a focus on feeling and keeping a beat and beginning concepts of rhythm and melody. The children will also play rhythm instruments and learn how to care for them. They will experience guided free play on ukuleles.
Ages: 3 to 5 ($100 per child)
Time: 10:00-10:45, and 11:00-11:45
Dates: 10 sessions – Thursdays; January (12th, 19th, 26th), February (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd), March (2nd, 9th, 16th).
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Primary Classes

Primary classes will continue with the same content and concepts but at a higher level. Children will also be learning more about tempo, dynamics and pitch. They will be introduced to harmonies created by rounds and partner songs. They will learn basic songs on the ukulele and be introduced to the recorder.
Ages: 5 to 8 ($100 per child)
Time: 3:30-4:15
Dates: 10 sessions – Thursdays; January (12th, 19th, 26th), February (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd), March (2nd, 9th, 16th).
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Intermediate Classes

Intermediate classes will explore content and concepts at a more advanced level. Children will also learn about song form by actively singing and playing instruments.
Ages: 9 to 12 ($100 per child)
Time: 4:30-5:15
Dates: 10 sessions – Thursdays; January (12th, 19th, 26th), February (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd), March (2nd, 9th, 16th).
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The Choir

The choir will be open to all children ages 5 and above. No experience required, just a love of singing. The scheduled rehearsals will prepare choristers for a music recital at the hall on March 12
Ages: 5 and above ($90 per child)
Time: 3:30-4:15
Dates: 9 sessions – Mondays; January (9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th), February (6th, 13th, 27th), March (6th, 13th).
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Meet the Teachers


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Allison’s Bio

Allison Shaw is a British Columbia teacher (UBC, 1986). In 2017 she retired from School District 69 (Qualicum) and continued her teaching career as an independent Music Teacher at Studio 29 Academy of Music. She has been teaching music to classes at Arrowsmith Independent School and Arrowsmith Independent Preschool since 2017.

Bonnie’s Bio

local performer and song writer studied at Vancouver Island University, majoring in voice in the Bachelor of Arts music program. Studies included jazz & classical voice, piano, theory, musicianship, the vocal jazz choir & the Mallasapina college choir. Bonnie is an experienced music teacher who taught private music lessons at the Parksville Music Centre from 2009-2018.

Since September 2018 she is now been providing private music lessons at Studio 29 Academy of Music located at the Arrowsmith independent School also at the Bonaventure Program at the Parksville Elementary School.