6 Week Session

Fall ~ September to December
Winter ~ January to March
Spring ~ April to June

Composition for Adults

The composition class for adults is formed as a workshop that concentrates on the melodic, harmonic and formal structures of different genres. Every class, there will be a composition assignment due next class. The final concert piece will be one of the assignment pieces chosen and performed by the students.

The students are required to have some knowledge on music theory and, is expected to play an instrument (minimum Grade 4 is advised).

Winter 2023 | Tuesdays 7:30p
Alternating Weeks

Composition for Youth

The composition class for youth is formed as a workshop that concentrates on the melodic, harmonic and formal structures of different genres. Every class, there will be a composition assignment due next class. The final concert piece will be one of the assignment pieces chosen and performed by the students.

The students are required to have some knowledge on music theory and, is expected to play an instrument (minimum Grade 4 is advised).

Winter 2023 | Tuesdays 7:30p
Alternating Weeks

1on1 Lessons

We offer 1 on 1 lessons in strings, piano and voice. This is the best way to focus on a specific topic and completely tailor your learning. Please fill out the placement form for us to suggest the best teacher for you. Once we connect you with an instructor, you can set up the scheduling and get started.

Recurring

1on1 | James Desautels

ASYLUMforART 2505 14 St SW, Calgary, Alberta

Born in Calgary, Canada, he began violin lessons at age 5. As a teenager he toured internationally performing classical and fiddle music. Upon achieving a Bachelor of Music degree with distinction from the University of Calgary, he moved to the United States and completed a Master of Music degree from the University of Arizona. He first gained international attention when he was extended an offer to tour with David Byrne of Talking Heads. Initially hired as a violinist, his role expanded and he began composing string arrangements for the ensemble. This collaboration led to world tours and commercial studio recordings.

Mr. Desautels has worked with David Amram, Arcade Fire, Austin Pops Orchestra as Music Director and Conductor, Marcia Ball, Garth Brooks, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Diahann Carroll, Natalie Cole, Elvis Costello, Christopher Cross, Sheena Easton, Falls, Nanci Griffith, Neon Hitch, Diana Krall, Ray LaMontagne, Yo-Yo Ma, Rejane Magloire of Indeep and Technotronic, Kathy Mattea, Bobby McFerrin, Don McLean, Willie Nelson, Jeffrey Osborne, Luciano Pavarotti, Pearl Jam, Itzhak Perlman, Bernadette Peters, Ray Price, Bruce Robison, San Antonio Symphony, Doc Severinsen, Frank Sinatra Jr., The Temptations, Thee Phantom, Vast, and Yoshiki.

Mr. Desautels is the solo violinist on the soundtrack to the Hollywood movie ‘Badland’. He is first violinist on the soundtrack for the series finale episode of ‘The Office (NBC), and a violinist on the soundtrack for Terence Malick’s film ‘To the Wonder’. He has toured China multiple times performing, and teaching master classes, in Jinan and Xian. Maestro Desautels has recorded music for Audium/Koch, Blue Rock, Disney, Microsoft, Nonesuch, Virgin Classics, Vitamin, Warner Music Group, and he composed the music for the short film ‘Talk Radio’. He performs and records playing a Charles Boullangier violin made in 1879 and listed in ‘On Stage’ magazine.

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Recurring

1on1 | Sarah Gibbons | Spring 2023

ASYLUMforART 2505 14 St SW, Calgary, Alberta

Born in Calgary, Canada, he began violin lessons at age 5. As a teenager he toured internationally performing classical and fiddle music. Upon achieving a Bachelor of Music degree with distinction from the University of Calgary, he moved to the United States and completed a Master of Music degree from the University of Arizona. He first gained international attention when he was extended an offer to tour with David Byrne of Talking Heads. Initially hired as a violinist, his role expanded and he began composing string arrangements for the ensemble. This collaboration led to world tours and commercial studio recordings.

Mr. Desautels has worked with David Amram, Arcade Fire, Austin Pops Orchestra as Music Director and Conductor, Marcia Ball, Garth Brooks, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Diahann Carroll, Natalie Cole, Elvis Costello, Christopher Cross, Sheena Easton, Falls, Nanci Griffith, Neon Hitch, Diana Krall, Ray LaMontagne, Yo-Yo Ma, Rejane Magloire of Indeep and Technotronic, Kathy Mattea, Bobby McFerrin, Don McLean, Willie Nelson, Jeffrey Osborne, Luciano Pavarotti, Pearl Jam, Itzhak Perlman, Bernadette Peters, Ray Price, Bruce Robison, San Antonio Symphony, Doc Severinsen, Frank Sinatra Jr., The Temptations, Thee Phantom, Vast, and Yoshiki.

Mr. Desautels is the solo violinist on the soundtrack to the Hollywood movie ‘Badland’. He is first violinist on the soundtrack for the series finale episode of ‘The Office (NBC), and a violinist on the soundtrack for Terence Malick’s film ‘To the Wonder’. He has toured China multiple times performing, and teaching master classes, in Jinan and Xian. Maestro Desautels has recorded music for Audium/Koch, Blue Rock, Disney, Microsoft, Nonesuch, Virgin Classics, Vitamin, Warner Music Group, and he composed the music for the short film ‘Talk Radio’. He performs and records playing a Charles Boullangier violin made in 1879 and listed in ‘On Stage’ magazine.

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Recurring

1on1 | Kayra Caner

ASYLUMforART 2505 14 St SW, Calgary, Alberta

Kayra Caner was born in 1998 in Istanbul, Turkey. She started to play the piano at age 5. She also practiced guitar for 3 years and studied vocal for 5 years. In 2010, she participated in Pera International Piano Festival in Istanbul.

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