Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, Oboe, Piano, Voice (singing) Theory and History. Lessons for all ages and levels. From beginner to advanced.
RCM 100% pass rate. Students compose, play with the symphony excel at the music festival etc. But best of all they have fun, learn about music and develop some skills so they can have music as a part of their lives forever.
A level of instruction not normally found outside major cities.
Beginners learn these pieces and more in their first year of lessons or our band class.
Star Wars Main theme, Spiderman , Ironman, Tequila, Simpsons theme, Raiders of the lost ark etc..
"A fantastic clarinetists, most of the worlds great Orchestras do not have such a player" W. Kushner Berlin philharmonic
"Simon Cole has every ability and quality a musician could want" Noam Sheriff Conductor, Israel
"Talented and gifted, using the clarinet to express and communicate"
Richard Stoltzman clarinetist/recording artist
"The pattern of progress can be compared to an oncoming tide-wave after wave moves onward seemingly with the same upsurge, but once in a while, one of the waves reaches ahead of the others, and then seems to be followed by the others, until the same motion occurs anew. Progress always moves forward-it is never still. The minute one feels that a certain level has been achieved at that precise moment one stops progressing, unless one tries to reach a higher level still or else regression starts and the level goes down. Perfection does not exist, but the ambition to reach it makes for unending progress and self satisfaction." Bonade
Skype (download link) Fast INTERNET connection A computer with a web cam and a microphone. Pay-pal
The better all this stuff is at both ends the better it will work.
So how to get started.
is my PayPal account. You can also use the form at the bottom of the page.
PGSO RECEIVES VANCOUVER FOUNDATION AWARD The Prince George Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce an award of $16,000 from the Vancouver Foundation for a project called “A Northern Quest” involving a new composition by local composer and PGSO Principal Clarinetist Simon Cole.
Students are claiming thier spaces already more than half have booked a time.
Congratulations to Grace Finnie, Logan Ozcan, Lucas Gairns, Alex Benny, Luke Ongman for playing with the symphony.
Congratulations to Grace, Piers and Lucas for getting thier grade 6 clarinet.
Students are preparing already for next season.
Lessons can be 30, 45 or 60 minutes in length. Usually, lesson length is determined by a student’s age, ability and experience. 30 minute lessons are perfect for beginners. Due to the physical nature of wind instruments, longer lesson times can become tiring. For the first year or two, a 30 minute lesson should suffice unless RCM exams are being taken. 45 minute lessons would be recommended for students of high school age who have been playing for more than 2 years and for those taking RCM exams, Grades 2 – 6. 60 minute lessons are ideal for more advanced students, adult learners and those taking RCM Grade 8 and beyond.
In other words if you want to play in orchestra or do an exam or compete you should be taking an hour lesson.