Music Lessons

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

Progress

"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 

Simon Cole /Clarinet Saxophone Flute Composer

Simon Cole clarinet

Has played Principal clarinet with numerous orchestras including winning international auditions for Rishon Orchestra Israel, Banff Opera orchestra.

Music Studio Simon Cole

Online Music lessons


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.

You will want to install Skype ( it's free) and test it out first. There is no cost for the connection between computers. Set up a web cam so I can see and hear you play, I do the same at my end. Your basic web cam tends to make one look a bit odd ( color wise) so don't worry about picture quality.
Send Paypal payment of $40 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is my PayPal account. You can also use the form at the bottom of the page.

Then we arrange a time.

 

for my students -extra content

dogflutes for members
The RCM Grade 1 Alto saxophone
Exam: scales, arpeggios and selected repertoire.

Online play along versions with adjustable speed
Printable Sheet Music
CD recording

Use the buletin board to make a request.

Accepting Students

Simon Cole and Erica Skowron are now accepting students for the fall.

Returning students (which is everyone) your times are reserved.

Another award for the One Song Universus

headphone-big.pngPGSO 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.

Read more: Another award for the One Song Universus

Beginner clarinet quartet

A group for seniors only!

Includes  weekly rehearsal and  the use of an instrument.
All members start from the beginning.
Fun, social great for the brain the body and the spirit.

call 250-563-4693

cost 50/month.( Payable $150 for a 3 month term)

Composer Simon Cole Awarded

A major grant has been awarded to Simon Cole for the composition of an orchestral work. The work Universus A Northern Quest for soprano soloist narrator and orchestra  is to be premiered in 2008. osuscore.jpg

Read more: Composer Simon Cole Awarded

Coaching in Musicianship

Open to all intermediate and advanced musicians on any orchestral instrument, piano or voice.

Read more: Coaching in Musicianship

Composer

http://soundcloud.com/alban-classical/sets/highlight

Studio News

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.

Lesson Length

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.

Latest Exam results

  • Congratulations to Grace Finnie Honors Grade 6 Clarinet
  • Congratulations to Piers Dhaldy First Class Honours Grade 6 clarinet
  • Congratulations to Lucas Gairns First Class Honours Grade 6 clarinet
  • Congratulations to Jeanna Tiani who received First Class Honours on her Royal Conservatory Grade 2 Piano Exam
  • Congratulations to Piers Dhadly Honors Grade 4 clarinet 
  • Congratulations to Adam Judge Honors Grade 2 sax
  • Congratulations to Grace Finnie Honors Grade 4 Clarinet
  • Congatulations to Jenna Tiani 1st class Honors with Distincton Preparatory B Piano
  • Congratulations to Tyler Fennel First class Honors Grade 2 flute
  • Congratulations to Tyler Fennel First Class Honors Grade 2 voice
  • Congratulations to AJ Kenway First Class Honors Grade 2 voice
  • Congratulations to Holly Burke First Class Honors on her Grade 1 piano
  • Congratulations to Jessica Deveault Grade 1 Theory with first class honours
    • Congratulations to Jessica Deveault Grade 5 piano with honours
    • Congatulations to Jenna Tiani 1st class Honors with Distincton Preparatory A Piano
    • Congratulations to Steve Burke 1st class honors on his Grade 2 Piano
    • Congatulations to Arielle Nelles First Class Honours with Distinction grade 6 Flute.
    • Congratulations to Adam Judge-1st class honors Grade 1 Saxophone
    • Congratulations to karen Bartlett honors Grade 9 Clarinet
    • Congratulations to Jessica Grade 4 piano
    • Congratulations to Deidre Suhr- 1st class honors on her Grade 2 Clarinet
    • Congratulations to Piers 1st class honors on his Grade 1 Clarinet
    • Congratulations to Steve Burke 1st class honors on his Grade 1 Piano
    • Congratulations to Holly Burke 1st class honors on her Preparatory A Piano

    Simon Cole clarinet

    plays Yamaha CSG clarinets. A refined and ringing tone, superb tuning and response. 

    • Mozart
    • Nutcracker
    • 6th symphony
    • Prarie Dawn

     

    RCM exams

    My teacher number for RCM exams
    23840

    Alban Classical


    Private performance April 14

    PGSO April 21

    Wind World Alban classical school show April 23 and 30