ArtsTalk Blog - Four-Part Music Workshop with Matt Rait

This four-part workshop series will introduce and help further develop musical skills.
$15 per session
Instruments Welcome
Saturdays Feb. 10, 17, 24 & March 3
1 pm - 2 pm
Ages 14 - Adult
10 Participants
Session 1: Music in the last 150 years
- Listen to live and recorded folk music, country, the blues, jazz, rock and roll, soul, funk and hip hop.
- Become aware of and practice specific rhythms, improvisation, harmonic patterns and the blues form.
- Learn about the historical parallels that influenced the music of specific eras.
Session 2: Music Rudiments
- Understand music as a language that has the ability to tell a story.
- Create your own stories.
- Focus on melody, harmony, rhythm, and song form.
Session 3 & 4: Composing Your Own Songs
- Create your own song by using the skills and techniques of the previous sessions.
- Plan, experiment with, practice and refine and present your song in the final session.
To be held at the Angus Branch of the Essa Public Library 8505 County Rd 10 #1, Angus, ON
To Register 705-435-2378 or