January 8, 2021
I've been holding off on this newsletter until we got word of what will be happening with the lockdown. As you know, we will be in this until January 21 at least. That still gives us enough time to squeeze in a full winter session. The plan is to start classes the week of January 25. We are still doing private lessons though, so if you wanted to jump in on a couple of those, we can get you hooked up!
We haven't been idle though. This lockdown has seen a ton of live streamed concerts coming from The Asylum for Art. We have put together a crew to be reckoned with and established ourselves as a great video recording and streaming venue - both in house and remotely. So, if you have an event that you need recorded and/or streamed - this could be a concert, a wedding, a corporate event, anything that you don't have room to be physically distanced or need to broadcast to another city, check us out ASYLUMforART. We have a full service bar and restaurant, so is a great place to host your event (post COVID). Until then, it will be just me and you! And everyone else on the other side of the stream.
The Winter Solace project to bring live music into the hospitals and long term care facilities is going to be on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 only for this month at least and will carry on well into the spring. These are the shows:
February 7 Sherryl Sewapegaham
We are also going to start up our free delivery special again on any size order from our sister Company and producer of most of what we sell at MOB Cafe, MOB Natural Foods. We offer the world's greatest Hot Sauce, Gluten Free Pierogi and Sauerkraut.
We were also recently featured in Culinaire Magazine for Amber's delicious Hearty Potato Soup. She rocked it at our Vine and Dine 6 course wine paired dinner in November and so we will also have that available as a frozen product. Don't miss it.
Thank you to everyone who has supported The Asylum through this financially. COVID is really kicking our butt, but we are going strong thanks to you and will be a force on the side of good when we get through this. Please go here: gf.me/u/y8r2yv if you want to kick in a little love!
Whew, Happy New Year everyone and will see you all soon,
ABOUT the ASYLUM for ART
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!
WHAT WE OFFER...
January to March
Let's Jam w/ Miss Kaitlyn
9:45 - 10:30 5/6 yrs
11:00 - 11:45 3/4 yrs
12:15 - 1:00 7/8 yrs
1:15 - 2:00 9/10 yrs
Together with Heather PreSchool Adventure w/ Heather Blush
9:30 - 10:15 Bouncing Babblers (<18 mo)
10:30 - 11:15 Toddlers to Twirlers (mixed age < 5yrs)
1:00 - 1:45 Groovy Gigglers (3 - 5yrs)
5:15 - 6:30 Toddlers to Twirlers (mixed age < 5yrs)
9:30 - 10:30 Rhythm and Pop for Kids w/ Anne Marie Ala
10:45 - 11:45 Ukulele for Kids w/ Annie da Silva
Afternoon Recitals, Clinics and other fun stuff
2:00 to 4:00 Approx. once per month Garage Band Revival for Adults
4:30 Intro to Jazz Guitar w/ Murray Visscher
7:00 Open Mic
This class is for the adult complete beginner who has never picked up the guitar or only knows a few chords and is having trouble making it sound like something anyone but your mother can love. We will learn:
Holding the guitar
Your first 10 chords
Time signatures and how to keep time
Every instrument plays an important role in a band. This program will introduce students to the staple 'garage band' instruments and hold space for the exploration of each role.
A healthy blend of sound exploration, creating a musical team and honing the foundations of playing music in a group is what this program is all about!
By the end of the program students should have a small set of pieces that they will be reasonably comfortable playing in a ‘jam’ setting.
Mondays, we have the Campfire Ukulele class
Tuesdays, we have the Campfire Guitar Bootcamp 101
Wednesdays, we have Garage Band Class
Thursdays are the Free Open Days
Fridays, we have Music Theater Through the Ages
Learn about songwriting, arranging and how to turn a “jam” into a song. Song forms, creating set lists and different performance techniques will be demonstrated to bring all the hard work together for a cohesive, entertaining and rehearsed show.
Students will have an interactive experience on how to take a bands’ music to the next level and what is involved with playing gigs and then ultimately heading into the recording studio and releasing material.
Exercising musical and social skills while being challenged creatively is what the Youth Garage Band classes are all about.