Long & McQuade Learning Series - Edmonton, AB

Long & McQuade Learning Series - Edmonton, AB



Tuesday, March 3 | 6:30pm
Presonus Showcase with Johnny McAndrew

See some of the latest PreSonus technology. Johnny McAndrew of PreSonus will be onsite to answer your questions and walk you through some of their latest recording products with a focus on the StudioLive Ecosystem, CDL Loudspeakers, and other Live Sound products.
Registration & inquiries may be sent to [email protected]

Sunday, March 8 | 5:30pm
Drum Clinic-Pearl Drums with Randy Black

Enjoy tales from the road and studio, and tips and techniques with Edmonton's own Randy Black! There will also be an autograph session and prize draws. Randy has 30 + years of touring and recording experience with such renowned artists as: Alice Cooper, Paul Rodgers, Uriah Heep, Midge Ure, W.A.S.P., Primal Fear, Annihilator, Bif Naked, Destruction, Udo Lindenberg, Bonnie Tyler, Kim Wilde, Marco Mendoza, Skew Siskin, DuskMachine, Striker, Rebellion, and more.
Registration & inquiries may be sent to dc[email protected]

Tuesday, March 10 | 6:30pm
Lighting & DMX 101 Clayton Hubick

Learn about bluetooth enabled lighting fixtures, the latest in lighting from the 2020 NAMM show, using your phone as a lighting controller, and wireless/battery operated effects for your events. Clayton is the Western Canadian sales rep from Chauvet lighting, Martin Pro and Allen & Heath. He has been involved with lighting for more than 25 years and is currently the lighting director for the Edmonton Oilers.
Registration & inquiries may be sent to tk[email protected]

Thursday, March 26 | 6:00pm
Sampler Café with Matthew Creeasian, Brett Mckenzie and Paul McMillan

Sampler Café is a diverse community of beat smiths, sample sculptors, and pad smashers that work together to promote unity through music. From hosting open jam sessions, engaging the community through educational workshops, and welcoming guest educators/performers to creating sample-heavy electronic music live as a team, Sampler Café’s approach is focused on opening up the portal of accessibility for newcomers and veterans alike to shape a space to exchange knowledge and new ideas in the art of the beat.
Registration & inquiries may be sent to [email protected]

Sunday, March 29 | 2:00pm
Songwriting 101 with Bobby Cameron

Bobby will cover everything from inspiration to recording, and also offer up tips from the biz. Bobby was a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition, beating out more than 11,000 entries from more than 70 nations. He has collaborated with Luke McMaster (Rhianna, Nick Lachey), Stan Meissner (Celine Dion, Starship), Daryl Burgess (Colin James, Patty Loveless) and John Capek (Rod Stewart, Bonnie Raitt.)
Registration & inquiries may be sent to bt[email protected]

EDMONTON NORTH - 13651 149 Street NW​

Saturday, March 7 | 10:00am - 2:00pm
Drum Tune-up Day with Greg Williamson

Join Greg for helpful tips on drum tuning, care, and maintenance. Bring in a snare drum or toms, purchase a Remo drumhead, and Greg will install and tune it for you free of charge. Greg is sponsored by Yamaha, Paiste and Remo sticks.
Registration & inquiries may be sent to [email protected]

Friday, March 27 | 5:00pm
Electronic Dance Music Production Techniques with Bryan Brown

Bryan will be going over the basics and the ideas behind producing electronic dance music, sharing some great resources and breaking down one of his new dance tracks.
Registration & inquiries may be sent to [email protected]

EDMONTON SOUTH - 9219 28 Avenue NW​

Wednesday, March 25 | 7:00pm
Shop Talk with Robbie Cronin

Is your guitar or bass in need of some TLC? Join Robbie Cronin, one of Long & McQuade's certified guitar repair technicians, for a crash course on getting your instrument playing and sounding its best. Learn the ins-and-outs of setup procedures, get the low down on tools and products, and review general maintenance tips and tricks so you can spend less time Googling and more time playing.
Registration & inquiries may be sent to [email protected]

Monday, March 30 | 7:00pm
Perform Like A Pro with Sierra Jamerson

Join us for this masterclass discussing the 3 P's of performance: Psychology, Preparation, and Presentation. Participants can bring a piece to this workshop with accomplished vocal coach Sierra Jamerson. Sierra will be bringing humor, expertise and new ideas for students looking to enhance their stage shows. With over 15 years of experience, this WCMA nominated singer has performed in front of everyone from newborns, to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Registration & inquiries may be sent to [email protected]

EDMONTON DOWNTOWN - 10204 107 Avenue​

Saturday, March 14 | 2:00pm
Introduction to Electronic Music with Jake Robertz & Kelly Spriggs

Have you ever been curious how electronic music is made or performed? Join Jake Robertz and Kelly Spriggs from Night Vision Music Academy as they demonstrate some techniques to start building the foundations of your electronic music career. This two-hour workshop will make use of Ableton and its core features to produce your first beats. It will also focus on Serato as a performance tool so that you can start mixing a live set of your own. This is geared towards beginners who have yet to start on their music journey and are looking for somewhere to start. Equipment is not necessary to bring to this workshop but if you have a copy of Ableton and/or Serato you are welcome to bring your laptop and follow along.
Registration & inquiries may be sent to [email protected]

Wednesday, March 25 | 6:00pm
Kemper Master Class with Gordon Jack & Ryan Berehulke

Dive deep into the Kemper Profiling Amp and learn how to profile an amplifier. We'll be profiling a couple unique amplifiers and will be showing you how to get the best results using various microphones and different microphone techniques. The demonstration will include some advanced editing features using the new editor in the Kemper Rig Manager Software. At the end of the clinic, we'll be giving away the profiles that we created for you to take home.
Registration & inquiries may be sent to [email protected]

EDMONTON WHYTE10832 82 Avenue NW

Wednesday, March 11 | 7:00pm
VOCAL EXPRESSIVITY: Improvising & Ad Libbing in Contemporary and Jazz Styles with Mallory Chipman  

Want to learn how to make a song your own? Are you tired of singing your favourite cover songs the same way as the recording? Join award-winning vocalist Mallory Chipman as she leads a participation-based workshop that explores personal vocal expression and interpretation through the lenses of vocal paraphrasing, ad-libbing and riffing, and scat singing. This workshop is open to singers of all levels and all genre backgrounds. Vocalists are welcome to bring in sheet music or a lead sheet for a piece they'd like to explore, but it is not required.  
Registration & inquiries may be sent to [email protected]          

Fee: FREE!