Music Academy

2022-2023 UPDATE

TCS MUSIC ACADEMY is open for registrations for the 2022-23 school year.  We are pleased to offer music lessons with the following teachers:

  • Doug Crowe - GUITAR (electric, acoustic), BASS, UKULELE
  • Sarah Schenk - PIANO
  • Margo Morris - PIANO
  • Charlotte Loeppky - PIANO, GUITAR, SINGING / PERFORMANCE

TO REGISTER FOR LESSONS WITH TCS MUSIC ACADEMY, click on the form link here:  REGISTRATION FORM

 

LESSON SCHEDULING

- In-school lessons will begin mid-September, once students have settled into classroom routines.  

- We will contact families by email or phone to arrange a weekly lesson time.  

- All lesson times should be approved by the home room teacher.

- Some school events may interfere with lesson times, so a make-up lesson can be arranged with the music teacher to catch up on missed lessons.  

- Students can expect a total of 30 lessons throughout the calendar year.

 

PAYMENT OF FEES

To secure a lesson spot, please send in Registration Fee of $20/student (to maximum of $50/family) by e-transfer to: 

TCSMusicacademy@gmail.com 

OR cash in an envelope labelled MUSIC ACADEMY Registration fee for (student name) at the school office. 

Registration Fee is non-refundable, and priority is given to returning students for schedule placement. 

New students will be placed on the wait list once all spots are filled, and will be offered any new openings in order of date of registration fee payment.

Regular Lesson fees are $29 per weekly half hour lesson, and payment is arranged directly with the music teacher.

Click on the form link above, or alternately, you can email  TCSMusicAcademy@gmail.com with the following information:

  1. Student’s name / grade / home room teacher
  2. Parent email and phone numbers
  3. Instrument desired - PIANO, GUITAR, BASS, UKULELE, or SINGING.
  4. To secure a lesson spot, please send in Registration Fee of $20 per student by e-transfer to TCSMusicAcademy@gmail.com OR cash in an envelope labelled “MUSIC ACADEMY Registration fee for (student name)” at the school office.   Registration fee is non-refundable.
  5. Returning students can request a specific teacher.

 

MUCH GRATITUDE TO TIM BARTSCH, piano teacher 

Tim has been a wonderful piano teacher with us for several years, and we are sad to see him go, but happy for him in his new role as Worship Pastor at Summit Church.

We are grateful for the care, laughter and skill he has shared with our music students at TCS Music Academy.  

Safe Studio Practices Regarding COVID-19

IN-STUDIO lessons will follow the same regulations that TCS is implementing for all students and age groups, in accordance with Alberta Health and Palliser School District requirements.

Studios are equipped with hand sanitizer and all communal surfaces cleaned between each lesson.  Students should wash their hands before and after their lessons.

Questions?? Please call Charlotte Loeppky 403-863-5754.

Music Academy Teachers

CHARLOTTE LOEPPKY 
Music Academy Director

Instructor in PIANO, GUITAR, SINGING / PERFORMANCE
Charlotte grew up in a household of music, where the whole family sang and played the piano.  She studied RCM piano for ten years, then ventured into voice and guitar studies, performing in choirs, a director and accompanist for church worship, touring groups and bands.  She has worked with various theatre companies as accompanist, performer, music director and arranger for numerous productions.  She also composes, records and performs with local artists.  She has been teaching music to students of all ages for over 30 years and enjoys tailoring each lesson to fit the uniqueness of every individual.  Most recently she is completing a Diploma in Child and Youth Counselling.

Performance coaching includes fundamental voice skills and building confidence in each student to sing live for an audience.  We explore various performing styles like musical theatre, praise and worship, RCM voice and more, setting goals to help students share their songs with others.

 

DOUG CROWE - GUITAR (electric, acoustic), BASS, UKULELE

Doug Crowe joined the TCS Music Academy teaching staff in 2016.  He is an actively performing guitarist in Calgary, playing regularly for worship services at his home church, as well as in Calgary's "The AdHoc Band," a group of talented musicians who play fundraisers to help out local charities.  He has raised two very talented sons and offers wonderful expertise in guitar and bass technique for all levels and styles.  Doug is married and lives in the Sundance/Midnapore neighborhood.

SARAH SCHENK - PIANO

Sarah grew up in a musical family, with her parents facilitating in school programs and owning a music studio. She fell in love with music at the age of 4 when she started playing piano. Teaching piano brings her much joy, and she has been teaching for over 10 years. Her teaching experiences have influenced her career decision to study Elementary Education at Mount Royal University. Sarah loves guiding students through their RCM exam preparations, but also just encourages them to find joy in playing for fun, whether it’s classical, pop, worship or Disney! Outside of teaching music, Sarah loves playing soccer and spending time with her family (new daughter, Saffron) and dogs!

MARGO MORRIS - PIANO
Margo has been teaching Music and Art at TCS for many years, and is now retiring from the classroom.  We are very happy to have her teaching beginner-level piano with us on Wednesdays.