Love to Belt It Out? Kits Based Singing Groups and Societies
If you live in Kitsilano, you know that there is a wide variety of community groups in the neighbourhood. That means it's not very difficult to find a group or event in your area that lets you participate in your favourite activities and interests. If you love to belt it out at home, but are looking to join a local singing group to take your passion for song to a higher level, Kitsilano has a lot to offer. Check out the following singing groups and services offered in Kitsilano to find the right vocal community for you.
Your First Stop for Song Should Be the Kitsilano Community Centre
The Kitsilano Community Centre offers an assortment of sporting, leisure, educational and volunteer opportunities for Kitsilano residents, and is one of the area's busiest and most treasured community hubs. The community centre recently released their calendar of events and programs for 2014, and there are many options available to aspiring and established singers of all ages. The centre's "Music Together" programs hinge on the idea that an appropriate and research based music curriculum, taught by established music teachers, can help children reach their singing goals, and help them develop as singers in the future. These programs cost $152 for 10 sessions, and are open to children of all ages, while encouraging parents to participate.
The Rogue Folk Club: Kitsilano's Folk, Celtic and Roots Music Club
According to the Rogue Folk Club's website, the group's mandate is "To promote and foster folk music and its cultural heritage through concerts, workshops, publications and other such means", and Kitsilano is lucky to have such a vital and positive musical presence. The club calls St. James Hall in Kitsilano its home, holding many of its concerts and special events there, though the club is also responsible for bringing roughly 50-60 concerts to the city at large. Membership to the club is open to anyone interested in and passionate about the proliferation, dissemination and celebration of folk, Celtic and roots music. Members also can take advantage of special discounts at music stores throughout the city, as well as discounts on concert tickets and events. If you are a folk, Celtic or roots singer looking to share your voice with your Kitsilano neighbours, contact or visit the Rogue Folk Club at their office on West Broadway, or stop in to the St. James Hall to find out about upcoming events in Kitsilano.
Singing Lessons in Kitsilano: Serving Beginners and Professionals
There are groups of established singers available for private or group lessons in Kitsilano at a number of locations. The West Point Grey School of Music on West Broadway near UBC offers the highest quality of music lessons to singing enthusiasts of any age, and according to their website, they "strive to make the learning process both creative and enjoyable".
One of the more unique groups to check out if you're looking to really belt it out is Sonic Planet Rock School, which has one of its many Vancouver locations in Kitsilano, specializing in teaching rock singers how to expand their vocal range through private or group lessons.
With so many great opportunities to sing your heart out by joining a local singing group or society, Kitsilano has proven itself to be a musical hub in Vancouver. Experienced and passionate musicians and music teachers in Kitsilano are accessible and waiting to help you express yourself through song. Check out these groups and activities in your area, and you or the young musician in your home will be hitting those high notes in no time!