KLM Qualified Music Teachers
So you have decided to learn how to play a musical instrument. What now? Maybe you are not sure what to do next, maybe you have been doing it for a while and are stuck doing the same thing over and over? Maybe there are things you don’t understand, or you feel like you have reached your maximum growth?
Here is my best advice for you: Get a qualified music teacher. Learning an instrument is not an easy task; doing it without any help is a fool’s errand. There are so many reasons to work with a music instructor and the benefits far outweigh the costs, both in time and money.
Regular lessons will force you to be accountable, which will make you practice more, which means you will improve faster. When you see improvements, you will be encouraged to keep going and the entire process will snowball into a positive experience.
A great teacher will motivate you
Having a qualified teacher overseeing you, teaching you proper practice habits, exposing you to different genres of music, or giving you tips and tricks will save much time and frustration. And you will come out of it having learned the correct information.
A qualified music instructor will bring structure to your learning, introduce and explain concepts in a logical order, catch your mistakes and help you work through challenges. You will be able to navigate the ups and downs of learning an instrument a lot more easily under the guidance of someone who has most likely encountered the same challenges and found ways to work through them.
Fill in the gaps in your knowledge
One common thing we encounter when interviewing potential teachers are candidates who come in wanting to teach and have many gaps in their knowledge and training. Most of the time this happens when they are “self-taught”. When interviewing potential instructors who have had proper training, there is always a clear difference in the quality of musicianship and knowledge they possess. A crucial part of our job when hiring instructors for our music school is to ensure that candidates are properly vetted and that teachers who ultimately end up working with our students are qualified.
The right teacher will prove to be a positive influence for you or your children, and chances are you will never forget the impact great teachers have had in your life.
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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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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.
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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.
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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!
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!