Music Skills Training Series
Please note these workshops are no longer available and are now concluded for the 2018 YWIM season.
Music Skills Training Series 2018
SOUND TECH Workshop with Marshall Charlebois
You will then have even more hands-on mentoring and experience, assisting with the evening concert..., to really get you going!
Learn how to set up a basic PA and get a hands-on opportunity to work the board! You will learn how to run a sound board, how to handle effects, how to mic voices, line in instruments, EQ, how to take care of your PA, and much more! This is for beginner and intermediate levels.
Marshall is a long-time sound tech with Unitech. His passion is creating the best sound possible for musicians of all genres. Marshall has run the Ginger Jam, locally for many years!
Cost for this workshop is $25 for YWIM members and $35 for non-YWIM members. Bring a lunch if needed, but snacks are provided. Class limit is 5 people. Please contact Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Payment can be made by PayPal on our website
This is open to men and women of all ages. Register/pay at ywim.ca under Products and Services> Products > Training Skills Workshops...scroll to Sound Tech Workshop, or by e-transfer: email@example.com. (Please provide security answer in separate email).
YWIM warmly thanks our sponsors Cultural Industries Training Fund and the Women's Directorate.
CHART WRITING with Annie Avery
Learn how to write a chart so that you can easily work with a band. This is for those who want to learn how to give their song to a band and have them be able to play it. It is in part for preparation for doing the YWIM workshops that will be held at the end of March. Stay tuned for these!
Annie Avery is a long time pianist and teacher of music who has taught this class for 5 years. She is a writer of many charts and can instruct you on how to do it. This does not require software, although if you have it, bring it.
The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 17, from 11-1 at her studio at 90753 Alaska Highway, just south of the golf course. The cost is $25 for YWIM members and $35 for non-YWIM members. Bring a lunch if needed. Class limit is 7 people. Please contact Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org for information or questions.
It’s first come, first served and you will be reserved once you pay for the class. Payment can be made by PayPal on our website: ywim.ca or by e-transfer to: email@example.com
Two Performance Workshops for Vocalists on firstname.lastname@example.org at the United Church Teachers and instructors to be announced. To register email Barbara at
Class #1. Performance Skills - Unplugged from 11a.m.- 2p.m.
This is a hands on 3-hour class that focuses on acoustic performance values. There will be 2 instructors who will give participants feedback on their performance. The participants will then be given space and a chance to incorporate the feedback and can return to perform again.Participants will each prepare a song to perform during the class. They are expected to bring the song in chart form with enough copies for the accompanist (if applicable) and the 2 instructors. Participants can self-accompany or bring a person of their choice. A guitar accompanist will be provided if needed. There will be a student concert at the end of the day, see below. Acoustic pianos are available, otherwise bring your instrument.
Participants will get feedback on: Interaction with audience and performance skills Learning to listen for balance Giving space and focus to other performers/accompanistsVoice projection Working with an accompanist Singing your song to your audience from your heart The cost is $35 for YWIM members and $45 for non-YWIM members. It is the same price for 1 person or for a group. Snacks will be provided. Class limit is 8 people. Please contact Barbara at email@example.com to reserve a place in the class. Payment can be made by PayPal on our website
Class #2. Performance Skills – Plugged in from
This is a hands-on 3-hour class with 2 instructors and a band, consisting of drums/bass/guitar. Each of the participants will get half an hour to perform a song and receive feedback. They are expected to bring the song in chart form with enough copies for the band and the instructor (for those needing help with the charting, YWIM is also hosting a chart-writing workshop on ).
A participant can be a singer, or a singer/instrumentalist, or a small group of singer/instrumentalists.
Cost is $35 for YWIM members, $45 for non-members. There are 5 spots available for participants. This includes: · Counting the band in · Leading the band, cueing solos, cueing your own entry· Mic technique· How to work with sound techs for sound checks, get your monitors where you want them· Performance skills – facing your audience, singing to them with focus and heart
The cost is $35 for YWIM members and $45 for non-YWIM members. It is the same price for 1 person or for a group. Snacks will be provided. Class limit is 5 people. Please contact Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place in the class. Payment can be made by PayPal on our website
The final student concert will be held that evening, from Participants will be given the opportunity to play in a small concert with the musicians they worked with during the day or acoustically by themselves. This is so that they can practice what they learned during the day to a larger audience. The concert will be open to friends, guests, and family members. It will also be open to the public and advertised and there will be a $10 charge per person.