STRIVE studios

Professional Music Education

Music Lessons & Performance Coaching in the Niagara Region..

Youth Programs

In addition to private lessons, here are the following wonderful music classes planning to be offered at STRIVE for elementary and high school students.


Musical Discovery Part I (Ages 4-7)

Not sure what your little munchkin might like? This program allows your child to try out a bit of everything. A multi-instrumental program tailored to stimulate your child and find their true calling. Musical Discovery is a yearly program that introduces students to various instruments.

Students will get to discover each instrument and also learn the essentials of music. In addition to learning the basics of each instrument; confidence, rhythm, and theory will all be covered in this exciting program. Classes never exceed 6 students ensuring quality instruction. Sessions are 45 minutes in length. A minimum of 4 students are needed to run the class. We try our best to group children close in age but please understand that this may not always be possible.


Musical Discovery Part II (Ages 5-8)

Still not sure what instrument your child would like to focus on? That's OK! Let your child take their time and learn more about what each instrument has to offer. Musical Discovery Part II is an extension of Part I.


Children La La Love to Sing (Ages 7-12)

A fun introduction to singing in a small group setting, with no experience required. Learn the basics of healthy, beautiful singing. We will explore elements of reading music, listening to each other, and singing in simple harmonies. A great preparation for, or compliment to private singing lessons.


Sing and be Glee for Teens! (Ages 13-18)

Inspired by the popular TV show Glee, this class will explore elements of singing through popular music. Solo, ensemble, and harmony singing will be used as a means to explore vocal technique and performance skills. Reading music is beneficial but not required.


Vocal Ensemble for the Young Adult (13 plus)

Singing with others is not only more fun, it can strengthen your musicianship and develop your ear, while you create fun and beautiful harmonies. This group class will sing 2- and 3-part arrangements of tunes in a wide variety of styles including contemporary popular music, classical & folk music, and musical theatre. A small class setting will allow for small ensemble work, including duets and trios. A great opportunity to continue to develop the skills of singing, with added emphasis on intonation, blending, dynamics, and phrasing.


Complete Band Program

Our band program is designed to help students develop the skills required to function within a group/ensemble and perform with other musicians. The band program is instructed by a true professional in the field using high quality equipment. Through weekly group rehearsals, students will select and prepare songs with the aim of eventually performing them in front of an audience. Although practical performance experience will be emphasized, students will also learn important theoretical concepts, such as transposition, improvisation, composition and even recording. The course also offers students with an opportunity to meet and network with other like-minded musicians. Students will be encouraged to partake in the organization and promotion of performing events and develop skills and knowledge which are imperative to the modern, performing musician. Ultimately, the band program is the perfect supplement to students’ private lessons and offers a fun and educational platform for them to not only improve their musical abilities, but boost their confidence and learn the importance of teamwork and collaboration as well; traits which will have an emphatic impact on all aspects of their lives.

RCM Preliminary Rudiments of Music Theory

(Ages 10+)

This program introduces the basics of music theory. Ear-training skills are also covered. Students will learn to read and write music notation. We’ll also thoroughly explore rhythm, scales, intervals, key signatures, musical terms, signs and transposition. This course prepares you for the RCM examination. The examination is optional, and students must directly register with RCM directly. A Basic Rudiments class for adults will also be offered. Exams are in June.


RCM Intermediate Rudiments of Music Theory (Ages 12+)

This program introduces the additional aspects of music theory, including more depth on previous topics. Ear-training is also covered. Although this course prepares you for the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) examination, the examination itself is optional. If students choose to do the exam they must register with RCM directly. Students will need to have knowledge of Basic Rudiments to participate in this class. A successful exam, along with the RCM Grade 7 Practical certificate will grant a grade 11 high school credit. Exams are in June.

RCM Advanced Rudiments of Music Theory

(Ages 14+)

This program introduces the additional aspects of music theory, including more depth on previous topics. Ear-training will also be covered. This course readily prepares you for the RCM examination. The examination is optional, and students must directly register with RCM. Students will need to have a healthy knowledge of Intermediate Rudiments to participate in this class. A successful exam, along with the RCM Grade 8 Practical certificate will grant a grade 12 high school credit. Exams are in June.


Important Notes


All group classes are approximately one hour in length and start at 15 dollars per class. Classes are held each week and a commitment is required for the duration of the course. Please understand that a minimum number of participants are needed to be able to conduct any of the above group classes. 

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