As part of our month-long, nation-wide Long & McQuade University clinic series, the Lethbridge location is pleased to present these free, career-enhancing clinics specifically tailored to the needs of musicians.
Advance registration and inquiries can be sent to Dana at email@example.com.
Saturday, March 3 | 1pm - Exploring Percussion with Rob Maciak
Calgary percussionist Rob Maciak will explore the versatility of drums and percussion and explain how technical development in any given area may readily lend itself to proficiency in others. Topics will include conventional and extended snare drum technique, direct application of rudiments to drumset, speed and endurance practicing routines, djembe and conga technique, an overview of the orchestral percussion section with specific attention to four mallet marimba and tympani technique, and career options available to percussionists. Questions will gladly be taken both throughout the clinic and at the end.
Saturday, March 10 | 1pm - Jazz Piano Workshop with Michelle Gregoire
Jazz pianist Michelle Gregoire will present an interactive workshop on the basics of jazz piano and jazz theory, blues and improvisation. This clinic is suitable for teachers and classically trained pianists who want to explore the world of improvised music and jazz.
Saturday, March 17 | 12pm - Historical Songwriting with Johnpaul Smith from the Coal Creek Boys
Join singer/songwriter Johnpaul Smith of the Coal Creek Boys, as he takes you through a descriptive story telling performance of the band’s new album, Hard at it in Old Town. This is a workshop on historical storytelling songwriting, and featuring an intimate performance by Canadian Country/ Roots recording artists, The Coal Creek Boys.
Saturday, March 17 | 3pm - Blues Guitar with Paul Kype
An interactive hour with Paul Kype, where he will be exploring the different styles of electric Blues guitar, and examining the greats - BB King, Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton and others.
Saturday, March 31 | 2pm - Living the Indie Dream with Zoo Lion
Zoo Lion has been writing, recording and touring since 2007. They have released three studio albums, and in July of 2010 they opened for Bon Jovi, playing in front of a sold out stadium at the Saddledome in Calgary. They have also won a handful of grants, were named second best local band in the Fast Forward Weekly Magazine’s ‘Best of Calgary’ in 2011, and won the regional Canadian Radio Star songwriting contest for their song “Pry” in 2009. In this workshop, the band will talk about their songwriting process from the original spark to a fully arranged song. They will also take you through the strategies that have worked for them in maintaining a successful career as an independent rock band in Canada. They will touch on the importance of social media, effective practice, quality recording, strong performance and booking shows.