Calgary’s leading music and performing arts education! Locally owned and owner-managed, Music and Play Calgary’s leading performing arts school offering classes in all areas of the Performing Arts. These include Group and Private Music Lessons, Musical Theatre, ShowChoir and Theatre classes and Dance classes for all ages. At Music and Play our students to go beyond the notes, the words and the steps and into the world of creativity and the arts!
NEW – Theatre Arts-Limited Space: A big thanks for making our Theatre Arts classes a big success this year! All Musical Theatre classes are sold-out and there are only 3 spots total left in our 5 ShowChoir classes. To register please click here.
NEW – Staffing Updates: We are pleased to welcome Gladys Guillermo-Hamel to the Music and Play team this fall as our Hip Hop instructor! For more information on Glady’s exciting, please click here to visit our faculty page.
Staffing Updates: We are happy to announce that Ms. Renée-Claude Gratton has joined the Music and Play team this fall as our new Office and Dance Coordinator. We are also pleased to welcome Ms. Ellen Sullivan to our team as our Vocal Director (and part-time school administrator)! For more information on these great new additions please click here to visit our faculty page.
More Fall Classes Added: We have added a new MYC-Moonbeams 1 class on Saturday morning at 10:30, and a new Music Pups class on Saturday morning at 11:30. To register please click here.
Welcome to Our New Violin Teacher: We are pleased to announce that Mr.Dmitry Myzdrikov is joining the Music and Play team this fall! With over 20 years of professional orchestra experience from around the world we know that Mr. Myzdrikov’s students will appreciate his thoughtful approach to their violin education. For more information please click here to visit our faculty page.
Music Adventures Program: Introducing a NEW unparented music class for 3 and 4 year olds. For more information please click here.
2014/15 Private Lessons: Fall registration spots are almost full! Please contact us directly to schedule an assessment for private lessons in piano, voice, guitar, bass, theory, flute, violin or saxophone to discuss what options may be available. For information on our faculty please click here.
2014/2015 Classes: To register for all fall and year-round classes please click here.
The Performing Arts: So what does it really mean to be a performing arts school – and how do you choose? Take your time, and before you make the leap, do some research. There’s more involved than you might think. Click here to find out all you need to know in our ‘How to Choose a School’ section.
Sibling Care: Are you new to Music and Play? Do you have more than one child? Click here for to find out about our Create & Play sibling care program and how we make it easy for you to attend classes!
We offer leading curriculums:
Music for Young Children® (MYC): a dynamic, child-centered curriculum for ages 3 through 11. This innovative, parented, Canadian system combines proven music education theories into one comprehensive method of keyboard, rhythm, singing, theory, movement and more. A fun and imaginative environment filled with games, storytelling and hands-on activities engages children in learning and allows them to explore music concepts while building concentration, self-expression and confidence.
Music Pups®: for ages 0 - 3 , this parented music and movement program is designed to nurture the musical development of young children by involving parents and caregivers in music and movement activities with their child. Through teacher modeling, play, parent education, acclaimed CDs, and the joy of the classes, Music Pups provides a catalyst for parents to create a stimulating musical environment for their child.
Music Adventures: in this unparented music and movement program, students aged 3 - 4 sing, listen, move, play instruments and create their own musical world. Using a child-centered model and drawing on the Kodaly method and Orff Schulwerk, the concepts of rhythm, melody, form, and expression will be taught. Students will be exposed to many styles of world music and traditional songs.
Private Lessons: Want to learn music for fun or work towards examinations and competitions? Excellent, you’ve taken the first step towards your musical growth and we have highly experienced instructors who would love to help you! If you are interested in private lessons in piano, voice, guitar, bass, theory, flute, saxophone, or violin please contact us directly to schedule an assessment and to discuss what options may be available. For information on our faculty please click here.
Musical Theatre & Theatre Classes: sing, dance and act – where it all comes together. Offered as part of our annual curriculum and in our spring and summer camps!
Dance Classes: a full year-round dance curriculum and special workshops throughout the year!
ShowChoir Classes: build your singing and dancing skills in the style of Glee! Offered as part of our annual curriculum and in our spring and summer camps!