Performance is a critical component of music education. When you perform in a live setting you acquire a new set of experiences and learn new lessons that complement the learning achieved in private lessons.
Through live performance, you can:
learn how to focus under pressure
gain confidence in your abilities
find motivation to reach for higher musical goals (such as mastering a specific piece of music)
share your gifts and talents with others
and have fun!
To encourage learning inside and outside of the music studio, we offer multiple performance opportunities for you to showcase your talents and gain valuable experiences that benefit your musicianship and improve your life-skills.
Whether you’ve been taking lessons for years or are just starting out, we encourage all of our students to take part in the Student Showcase.
The Student Showcase presents an opportunity for students to take what they’re learning in the classroom and bring it to the big stage. It’s a chance for students to share their musical talents with a live audience of family and friends in a formal setting.
Each student is allowed to play one song. Students may play solo, in a duet with another student or their teacher, or in an ensemble or band.
Every month Centre Music House and Sofa Café team up to host an Open Mic Night for our students and musicians in the community. The open mic is the perfect fun and relaxed minimal pressure environment for new and young performers to “test the waters” without diving into a full-fledged formal performance.
We welcome music makers of all ages and playing levels to perform one to two songs. Whether a solo act, duo, or full band, all are welcome and we encourage students to play any song even if it’s as simple as “Mary Had a Little Lamb”. The point is to get students to experience what it’s like to play in front of an audience. It’s not what students play that matters but what they gain from the experience of performing.
Centre Music House operates the free event and provides all the equipment musicians need to perform (sound system, keyboard, microphones, guitar and bass amplifiers, and full drum kit). So come on down, bring your friends and family, and enjoy the coffee, tea, and tunes.
Open Mics typically take place on the last Friday of every month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
This 10 week course is designed with the complete beginner in mind. Even if you have no musical background whatsoever, this class will provide you with the tools and guidance necessary to start playing with relative ease.