Welcome to Mississauga Fine Arts Academy Free Masterclass Series. We are glad you are here curious mind. Please scroll down to see what we have for you. We encourage you to take as many classes as you can. Whether you want to learn or try a new instrument, jam along with our talented teachers, increase your creativity by learning how to improvise, or unveil your talent for signing, we have it all for you. Spots are limited; join your favourite class today. Click on any series you like to see the schedule. We can’t wait to see you there.
This is class will cover an interactive approach to music, through games, sight singing, musical body movements and much more! Concepts covered will include, basic notes, rhythm values, soft and loud sounds, basic music instrument groups, and some vocal singing. Please bring to class, coloured crayons or pencils, Paper, Some type of food can , or anything that one can bang on, one small, one large. Could be anything around the home. An item like a stick, or household item that one can bang the cans with And a big smile!
The life and times of famous musicians and bands: Pink Floyd, Cat Stevens, Bob Marley, The Beatles, Elton John, Rush, Frank Zappa.
Explore, discover, and discuss more than one hundred years of popular music in this interactive web series featuring a variety of songs, artists, and genres. Boy Bands of the 1990s (NSYNC & Backstreet Boys), Girls Groups of the 1990s (Spice Girls and Destiny’s Child), Heavy Metal of the 1980s, Jazz of the 1950s, Delta Blues of the 1920-40s
This class is to introduce to you the basics of music history, a fun interactive approach will be used learning about the music instrument families, music dynamics, composers and various musical rhythms. We will play games, and interact together with ear games, colour activities and much much more! This class is a fun approach for kids who can read and write around the ages 7-12.
Learn more about the lives of famous composers and the circumstances around which they wrote their most famous pieces. Discover new depth and meaning in their repertoire!
An overview of common rhythmic accompaniment techniques to play pop-rock songs on the piano. Half powerpoint/half performance, participants should have a piano. Recommended for RCM grade 2 and up.
An interactive, fun-filled class for beginners to learn fundamental elements in music such as music note names, their beat value, music staff, notes’ placement on the staff, and more. This class will help you to develop a holistic view of music and streamline your learning.
Ever thought of playing the piano? Maybe a little nervous about learning a new instrument? Don’t worry, nothing is easier than playing the piano. In this class, we focus on making it as simple as possible! Just learn the basics in this class and everything else follows!
Not as boring as you think – Music theory can be very complicated and confusing. In this segment, we will demystify theory and simple ways for theory to compliment our creative spirit and musical practice.
Various styles of music will be played and you move your body to that form of music and describe how you feel and how that music makes you feel. You can also draw a picture of how that song makes you feel.
An overview of the harmony used by modern Japanese composers and the magic note that makes music “sound like it’s from an anime.” A study of voicing techniques used by the great Joe Hisaishi and what creates some of the magic in the music from classics such as ‘Spirited Away’ and ‘Princess Mononoke.’
In Composing for Beginners we will cover a wide range of generating musical ideas; developing them into a piece as well as notation basics and software you can begin to explore as young composers. This class is best for beginners that have some experience with their instrument so they would be comfortable presenting a simple musical idea.
Music from all around the world can sound different but still have a similar meaning. Can you tell what kind of song you’re listening to? Take part in this interactive game/scientific experiment to find out! World Music Quiz, Test Your Musical IQ.
Been learning a bunch of chords? Got all of your music theory down-packed? Confused by some of the chords in your favourite song not making theoretical sense??? Well, come on into a class on understanding pop and modern R&B! Stevie Wonder to Bruno Mars. All instruments are welcome.
Improvisation – as a spontaneous response to internal (imaginary) or external (environmental) stimulus. In this class, you will begin exploring some basic ideas behind improvisation in music. You will learn to apprehend certain qualities in music which are the tools of understanding, the building blocks of musical language. You will explore basic relationships between harmony (chords) and melody (tune). You will take a familiar tune and improvise with it to draw different variations.
Music instruction can focus heavily on technical elements and loses sight of the creative spirit of music. This class centres on organizing and applying our creative spirit to make music easier, more personal, and more fun!
In this masterclass for artists and musicians of all ages, students will study popular song forms and common harmonic structures used in music over the years. They will learn how to apply industry standards to their writing while crafting and shaping their own original melodies and lyrics! Come join us for a songwriting jam from home!
In this class, we will identify and explore rhythmic elements. You will learn to recall and recognize rhythms by ear as well as understand how they fit within musical time – meter. You will explore the functions of strong and weak beats and develop the sense of placement within this” invisible fabric”. You will also learn to label and notate the rhythms you hear in a clear and functional manner and if time permits we’ll talk about subtle nuances of articulation that bring rhythms to life.
Ever want to play something so groovy that you can’t help but dance? Want to learn how to slap bass? Want to learn how to love your metronome? This class will give you the basics of bass playing, how to hold a groove and the mechanics of slap bass.
Ditch the boring scales! In this class we will cover a wide range of warmups: rhythmic and melodic permutations, bowing techniques, and exercises aimed at fully engaging your mind and fingers! By the end of the class you will have created your own efficient and fun set and a system for a 30-40 min warmup before you practice your pieces. This class is for intermediate level students and up: RCM Level 3-8 and higher.
Incorporating a focused warm up before playing your pieces, scales and other exercises will bring your playing to another level over time and healthier connection with your instrument. In this class you will learn how to warm up starting from simple movements that are the basics of overall technique and then compound movements which are combinations of the former. We’ll focus on one hand at a time and learn to play effortlessly with control and precision.
Pick your favourite Disney song whether it’s a Villain or a Hero. Prince or Princess. Dress up in costume. In this Masterclass, you will have the opportunity to act out as the character ….in how they sing and act in that particular song. You will become that character. Movement and acting are a part of this class.
Join us as we sing some favorite tunes and learn some new ones! This interactive class for young children provides an introduction to simple melody lines and rhythm. Be ready to do some actions and have some fun! Age 4-8
Developing the ability to hear, remember and recognize musical ideas will greatly improve your overall musicality as well as will enhance your listening experience. In this class, we will learn to hear and identify possible notes in the melody by their relationship to its tonality. We will use this skill to play/sing by ear familiar melodies and instantly recall them on the instrument. If time permits we’ll spend some time identifying and transcribing rhythmic ideas and their placement in relation to the meter/beat.
This masterclass is for beginner or intermediate vocal students interested in unlocking their full voice. We will analyze the many tonal layers and qualities of the voice, as well as the anatomy of proper breathing. Students will hone in on their individual voice type and learn how to pick the right songs to sing. Come discover your true voice!