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Conservatory classes for seniors

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It’s Alberta Seniors Week!

At the Conservatory, it’s never too late to learn.

“Many adults and seniors have always wanted to get involved in some aspect of music

Sheldon Nadler, Conservatory manager of general programs
Sheldon Nadler, Conservatory manager of general programs

performance but have never had the time or opportunity,” says Conservatory manager of general programs Sheldon Nadler.

The Conservatory offers group classes — Adult Beginning Band, Beginner Guitar, Sing!, Campfire Guitar, Introductory Keyboard for Adults — specifically for these lifelong learners, he says.

“Mastering an instrument (or voice) and expressing yourself through music is one of life’s great joys, and learning in a group setting adds to the enjoyment,” he said.

This August, the Conservatory is offering a summer camp for adults who want to learn to sing.

Calgary senior Everett Marwood, 68, says he’s coming back for popular instructor Louise Campbell’s Sing! Adult Summer Class Aug. 5-9, 2014.

“I find that with choirs, the director is hesitant to provide individual feedback as they don’t want to embarrass anyone,” he said. “So any feedback is general, and one is unsure if it applies to them. That diminishes the individual learning experience. So I was looking for more voice instruction that was specific to me.”

See what Louise Campbell has in store for summer singers:

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By Sherri Zickefoose, June 2, 2014

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