KLM Backline Festivals – August Long Weekend in Calgary

Calgary International Blues Festival

The Calgary International Blues Festival is celebrating its 13th year! It has been running all week from July 31st to August 6th.  We are proud to be supplying backline gear to the Blues Fest stages.  Check the schedule to see headliners such as Big Bill Morganfield, Bob Hall, Lil’ Jimmy Reed, Paul DeLauriers, Ghost Town Blues, and so many other amazing artists.  Pack a day bag and head to Shaw Millennium Park for a festivals weekend full of the grooviest blues workshops, concerts, and special events.

KLM Music at One Love Festival

One Love Festival is Calgary’s biggest day for hip hop and R&B fans on August 4th.  Keep an eye out for KLM backline on site. We are proud to be supporting this year’s talented artist line-up. One Love Fest is partnering with Chasing Summer this year at the Max Bell Festival Grounds. Start your weekend with One Love Festival, and head over to Chasing Summer to keep the party going the whole long weekend!

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KLM Music at Calgary Folk Festival 2017

Calgary Folk Music Fest starts today!

There are so many amazing musicians, artists, and venues that come together to create the BEST weekend on Prince’s Island Park. We have been anxiously counting down 365 days since we had to say goodbye to Calgary Folk Fest 2016.  We cannot be more excited to welcome Calgary Folk Fest 2017 starting tonight, July 27th, that will be continuing throughout the weekend. We are proud to be the official backline supplier of the Calgary Folk Music Festival. Our team and gear will be across all seven of the park stages, I’m sure you’ll catch a glimpse.  

We will be on the grounds of the park every day supporting CFMF’s amazing artists. I am most excited to see Coeur de pirate, Basis Bulat, Michael Kiwanauka, City and Colour, Holy F*ck, Langhorne Slim, Barenaked Ladies, Blue Rodeo, just to name a few. There is such a wide variety of talent for everyone! You may even discover your next favourite artist.


Calgary Folk Festival Fun For Everyone!

Did you know that Calgary Folk Festival is a family friendly event? Everyone under the age of 12 gets free entry. To keep the little ones busy during sets, be sure to stop by the Family Zone for games and crafts. There are a wide variety of local food trucks and grub in the center of the island to keep you, and your little ones happy and full of energy. For the Elder Folkers (18+), pay a visit Calgary’s own Big Rock Beer Garden to try a limited edition CFMF brew.  Or check out the amazing work by local artisans at the Artisan Market on the north side of the island.  

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Happy Stampede Backline from KLM Music – Yeehaw!

Yes, it is that time of year when Calgary transforms into a fun-filled, cowboy themed city, and where we can show our great Calgarian hospitality. Hopefully, you will put on your cowboy boots and hats and shout out a big YEEHAW as you enjoy the many activities and events going on in the city.

KLM Music at the Calgary Stampede

Not only is this a great time to be here, but it is an A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. time to take in some great live music in venues all over the city. We are proud to be the official backline supplier to the Calgary Stampede and if you do attend a live event over the next 10 days, there is a very good chance that you will see our gear on stage. We thought we would share some of that with you!

Stampede Backline at the Coke Stage

We will be on the grounds at the Coke stage every day of Stampede and here are some of the acts you will be able to see playing our gear: Ria May, USS, Theory of a Deadman, Alex Aiono, Sabrina Carpenter, Alex Veliz, Nelly Furtado, Mariannas Trench, The Elwins, The Strumbrellas, Jonathan Roy, Alessia Cara, Ben Harper, The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, The Sadies, Whitehorse, Faith Healers and July Talk.

Nashville North, Ranchman’s, & Wild Horse Saloon

Then of course there is the Nashville North tent, where we will work with Chad Browlee, Aaron Goodwin, Dungarees, Endless Summer, Neal McCoy, The Cadillac Three, Cam, Dead South, Jess Moskaluke, Doc Walker, Cold Creek County, Jojo Mason, Chris Buck Band, Meghan Patrick, Trevor Panczak and many others.

Off the Stampede grounds, we will be helping the amazing George Canyon at Ranchman’s and you definitely don’t want to miss that show! The very talented Brett Kissel, who is rapidly becoming one of Canada’s top country artist, will be bringing his band to Cowboys and we promise you it will be a party you will not forget. We know we will be there!!

Sam Roberts, The Trews, and Elliott Brood will entertain at the Wild Horse Saloon, Steel Panther at the Deerfoot Inn Casino, 54-40 at the National, Corey Hart at Fort Calgary, and Corb Lund at the Banff Centre. There are so many concerts, these are just some of the ones we will be supplying our backline equipment to.

KLM Backline in Calgary

How lucky for us to be able to support all these amazing artists, and what a great time to be in Calgary and enjoy live music! Summer is here, the sun is out and we hope this will give you a few ideas so that you can go out and enjoy yourselves. For more info on our backline services click here.

Happy Stampede everybody!


The Philosophy and Mission of KLM Music

Thinking of signing up for music lessons with KLM Music? We may be a little bias but we really do believe that you will never regret it! Our philosophy and mission is simple, we will:

Do our absolute best to provide our students with the skills they need to enjoy music for a lifetime. To treat our clients, staff and instructors respectfully and ethically. To create an atmosphere that is inclusive and fosters positive relationships.

KLM Music Philosophy and Mission

KLM Music was founded in 1997 with the goal of offering high-quality music lessons to Calgarians. Our goal is to provide the skills and confidence for students of all ages to reach their musical potential. We have worked with students as young as 5 and as old as 75.

Playing a musical instrument has brought us so much joy and that’s why we want to bring it into others lives. There are many benefits to music education and we believe it will improve your daily life. Simply listening to music can uplift our spirits and make us feel better! That’s part of the reason we believe that playing a musical instrument and getting better at it will improve your quality of life.

What does KLM offer?

KLM is Calgary’s Best Choice for Music Lessons of all types. We offer the following lessons for those interested in a musical instrument:

  • Guitar lessons
  • Piano lessons
  • Voice lessons
  • Drum lessons
  • Violin lessons
  • Ukulele lessons
  • DJ lessons

Try our voice lessons! We want you to improve and expand your skills from singing in the shower to singing in a chorus, with a band or in any public setting.

As you may already know, all of our music classes are offered in the comfort of your own home as well as in our studio. You may want us to come to you for convenience, but you also may want to get out of the house and into our studio. Who knows, you may even meet a friend to jam with! Either one works great for us, just let us know by enrolling at your desired location or giving us a call. Ask us any questions you may have.

Part of our philosophy is to keep our clients best interests in mind for all we do. After all, they are the reason we are in business. We strive to develop strong relationships built on trust, quality instruction and of course fun! We accomplish these things by communicating effectively with our students and listening attentively.

KLM Music instructors and teachers

KLM music focuses on teaching and only employs highly qualified teachers. We are a music school, not a retail store that happens to offer music lessons. This leaves us free to specialize in providing the highest quality of music instruction.

Our teachers are highly qualified and many of them also have extensive performance experience. Most importantly, our instructors aim to relate their teaching to each individual student’s learning style. You can be sure that you will learn how to play your desired instrument; it may take time but it will happen!

Private Instruction, Concerts, and Recitals

Private lessons are tailored to each student’s interests and specific needs, which is why it’s arguably the best way for anyone to learn how to play an instrument. The teacher’s attention is focused on the individual, ensuring that things such as technique, posture or hand position are correct. We make sure that the student completely understands a particular concept before we move on. Recitals and concerts are held at least twice a year. These provide students with confidence and performance experience. You will be well on your way to becoming an expert!


We want you to gain the skills to enjoy music for a lifetime! Whether you are interested in guitar, piano, drums, ukulele, DJ or singing lessons, we are happy to help you achieve your goals. In addition, we always welcome feedback so we can continue to improve and deliver exceptional value. We always put our clients first and aim to provide a service of uncompromising quality. That is our promise to you.

We are here to help in any way and want to hear from you. Feel free to contact us whether you are looking for more information, wanting to book music lessons for yourself, you child or teenager, or if you just want more information. Thanks for reading more about what we do, our philosophy and mission. We hope to hear from you soon!


Wanna be sure to keep your time slot next year? It is time to re-enroll for the fall. Help us get schedules organized and book your preferred time now. Priority Registration is happening for our current students. After June 12th, we will make all spots available to new students. Register now! for the best options.
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Thoughts from Kyla Coming Soon!

Our new segment, the aptly-titled, “Thoughts from Kyla”, the random musings from the mind of KLM’s very own Kyla will be available soon! You can catch her updates right here on our website, or through your favourite social media outlet. KLM is on Facebook, Twitter and Google+! We are looking forward to rolling out this new feature and it is our sincere hope that you get some real enjoyment out of it!


Mark your calendars! KLM Summer Recitals will be on June 27th at McKenzie Towne Church (7 McKenzie Towne Gate SE – at the traffic circle). Specific times will be announced closer to the date. Come and see all the hard work our students have been putting in and watch some amazing performances!
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Come and check out the KLM Rock School Final Performance on Sunday June 21 at the Ironwood Stage and Grill (1229, 9th Avenue SE). Doors will open at noon and the show will begin at 1pm. Contact KLM for tickets or call us at (403) 210-3339. You won’t want to miss this event!

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