Session Classes

10 Week Session

The Campfire Guitar for Youth Class for 9-15 year olds is a spinoff of the popular Campfire Bootcamp 101 for adults. Whether just beginning or experienced, students are given the opportunity to play and sing fun, varied songs appropriate to their age group. The songs are written out in an easy to understand format with basic instruction on how to approach accompaniment and soloing. Variations are included on how to expand those techniques to ensure all students reach their potential. Class size is kept small so students receive personalized instruction and the setlist is chosen primarily by the students.

Topics explored include:

  • Open Position Chords
  • Bass Lines
  • Singing while Playing
  • Simple Melodies
  • Basic Lead Technique
  • Percussive Accompaniment

No experience is necessary, however basic guitar technique is helpful. Enrollees are required to have their own instrument and a capo.

This is a 90 minute, 6 week class every second week on Tuesdays at 7:30 starting September 27.

These classes will be small: maximum 4 students.

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).

Class 1: Introduction

Class 2: 21st Century Pop

Class 3: Early Classical Period (Accompaniment and Melody)

Class 4: 12-bar Blues

Class 5: Film Music

Class 6: The Final Concert


Composition for Youth | Fall ’22 | T7:30

ASYLUMforART 2505 14 St SW, Calgary, Alberta

This course offers students the first steps to playing jazz on the guitar. We will explore several jazz forms including altered blues, simple bossa nova and standards with descending fifth chord progressions. 


This is a 1 hour class

Welcome to the wonderful world of Photography and videography! This is a medium that is all around us everywhere we look from television, movies, social media, store locators in shopping malls, billboards – everywhere. Our devices have gotten really great at doing the work for us, but with a few fundamental basics, the product becomes a multi dimensional art form.

  • Still Camera Basics – focus, f-stops, iso, shutter speed
  • Moving Camera Basics
  • Storage, Compression and File Manipulation
  • Software and Editing
  • Sound and Sound editing
  • Mastering

This class is best done with an slr, dslr or mirrorless camera, but can also be done with a good phone with a quality camera.