For 25 years we have been bringing the highest quality education and performances. We now, in our new location at 2505 14 St SW, have the opportunity to step up our game. We opened our doors January 2020 and have assembled a great cast of teachers and performers to provide the best music in the city!

We have temporarily closed our doors to allow the coronavirus to ease off. I have optimistically set up a few classes for the summer starting mid June. In the meantime, I have been busy. The bar is built and we are ready to get going again with shows as soon as we are able. It is going to be a great performance space!

As with many businesses, being shut down is a terrible hardship. This was certainly not how I imagined months 3 - who knows when would be. The support from The Asylum community has been stellar. Lots of people have stepped up with help and kind words. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it. I have secured additional financing, so we will be ok, but if you would like to prepay for classes or just give a donation here is the link. Coronavirus fund

In addition to working on the studio, I have also put quite a lot of focus on my side project. Last fall, I decided to step up the Hot Sauce production and have been working on 4000 bottles of some of the best sauce to burn your f'n lips off. They are all ready to go! MURDERofBANJOS.com. There are also other great stuff there: Gluten Free Pierogi, Sauerkraut, Fermented vegetables, Salted Limes, and more...

So, support The Asylum for Art, burn your f'n lips off. WIN - WIN!!

While we are unable to open, I'll be doing free deliveries within 50 km of Calgary. My doggies are always happy to get out of town.

I'll see all you beautiful people soon. I miss every one of you

Summer Session
June to September


6:00 - 7:00 Youth Campfire Guitar w/ Scott Arnold
8:00 Campfire Pickin' 'n' Grinnin for Adults w/ Scott Arnold

Spring Session
April to June


after school - 5:00 Youth Campfire Ukulele w/ Dr/ Zoo
5:30 - 7:00 Adult Ukulele w/ Dr. Zoo
7:15 Benchmarks for Hip Hop - Literacy, Poeticism and Literature w/ Rogers Rukeba


Music for Young Children w/ Suzanne de Bussac
after school - 5:00 Youth Campfire Guitar Bootcamp w/ Scott Arnold
5:30 Campfire Pickin' 'n' Grinnin' for Adults w/ Scott Arnold
Intro to FingerPickin' w Scott Arnold
8:00 Campfire Pickin' 'n' Grinnin for Adults w/ Scott Arnold


after school - 5:00 Youth Garage Band w/ Jory Kinjo
7:00 Beginner Guitar w/ Scott Arnold
8:00 - 9:30 Campfire Pickin' 'n' Grinnin' for Adult w/ Scott Arnold


after school - 5:00 Youth Open Mic
6:00 The Campfire Kids w/ Scott Arnold

7:00 - 8:00 Fretboard Harmony - Chord Toolbox w/ Scott Arnold
8:00 Campfire Pickin' 'n' Grinnin' For Adults w/ Scott Arnold


after school - 5:00 Musical Theatre through the ages


9:00 - 10:00 Zebra and the Moose Storytelling Music Theatre w/ Dr. Zoo
10:00 - 11:00 Ukulele for Kids w/ Dr. Zoo
11:00 - 12:00 Zebra and the Moose Storytelling Music Theatre w/ Dr. Zoo


4:30 Intro to Jazz Guitar
7:00 Open Mic




Group Classes

We offer group classes for all ages and levels from preschool to senior, from beginner to advanced. Our teachers are experienced, compasionate and intent on giving you the best experience following this path to becoming a better artist. It is great to have the camaraderie and social experience these fun classes can bring.

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Private Lessons

We offer private lessons for all ages and levels. This is a great way to customize your learning and put yourself on the fast track to getting to where you want to be.

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Touring pros and local heros come in to impart their wisdom in their specialized field or study. These workshops are focused and are a great way to get into the head of the pros.



We bring in world class musicians into the intimate atmosphere at Asylum HeadQuarters in Marda Loop and the slightly larger Academy in Bankview. There is no better place to see music.



All our shows and recitals are streamed live on AsylumKRP.com. We put on occasional radio shows and podcasts for your listening and learning pleasure.



Our teachers have spent a lifetime preparing the courses they offer and the books they have written for these courses are available to the public.



Guitar Classes


Newest Campfire Guitar Bootcamp 101 Songs