A Comprehensive Approach to Time-Keeping and Rhythm 2

Mondays 7:00-8:00 pm, March 1-22, April 5-12 (6 weeks)

$50 Course Fee

Kevin Willms  klwillms2@gmail.com

This program is appropriate for instrumentalists (concert and jazz) and choristers at all levels. It is intended to follow the first time-keeping and rhythm course as a continuation OR as a starting port for participants who feel they are ready for a more advanced approach. Topics will include a review of fundamentals from Session 1, advanced subdivision skills and a more advanced application of vocalizing and performing more complex rhythms.

The format will be "Masterclass" based. Participants will be encouraged to demonstrate individually so that positive reinforcement can be offered to each individual enhance their own understanding and performance, regardless of level of experience. The pace and full scope of topics will be based on the mastery of concepts by participants.

Prerequisite - Participants in this session must have completed either Session 1 OR agree to participate in an additional 1-hour session with instructor Kevin Willms, in advance of the course. This additional session would be free and will cover the philosophical and technical approach utilized in the course to ensure an effective and efficient use of all participants' time.

Recommended for any musician with an understanding of time signatures and basic subdivision.


Some testimonials from past participants in Time-Keeping and Rhythm:

“I have learned a huge amount from this course. Focusing on one particular aspect of musicianship has been really interesting and enjoyable. Kevin’s course is very well structured, starting with finding the pulse and gradually progressing to more advanced techniques such as polyrhythms and syncopations. Classes are interactive, and Kevin does an excellent job of adapting his lesson plans to address participants’ questions and problems”

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Phone:  403.255.3485

Room 38-B8, 2526 Battleford Avenue SW

Calgary, AB  T3E 7J4


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