The TCS Music Academy accommodates about 100 students weekly, with professional music teachers offering their expertise in
PIANO, VIOLIN / VIOLA / CELLO, VOICE, GUITAR, BASS and DRUMS during weekly lessons.
Music students receive private instruction for a 30 minute lesson during their specified time. They are expected to keep a regimen of daily home practice, and are encouraged to participate in performance opportunities throughout the year including recitals, in-school events, talent shows, etc.
LESSONS AND FEES
Lesson fees are $28 per weekly lesson, payable by cash, check or e-transfer directly to the music teacher.
Lessons are scheduled by the school calendar during daytime hours. All lesson times should be approved by the home room teacher to ensure students are able to keep up with academic work. Lessons missed due to student absence are non-refundable. Some school events may interfere with lesson times, so a make-up lesson can be arranged with the music teacher to catch up on any times missed.
REGISTRATION for 2018-19 MUSIC LESSONS
A REGISTRATION FEE of $20 per student is due at startup time to secure their spot in the weekly schedule. This fee is payable by cash to Charlotte Loeppky at the TCS office or e-transfer to TCSMusicAcademy@gmail.com
Our teaching studios are located on the main floor of the school to the left (west) of the reception office.
Due to the high demand for lesson times, only one weekly lesson will be allowed per student.
Lessons are tailored to suit each individual student and their unique learning needs. We offer RCM exam prep and theory along with opportunities to learn a wide range of musical styles as students advance in skill and technique. Contact your child's music teacher or the studio for more information on your child's individual needs and specific lesson details.
TO REGISTER FOR LESSONS AT TCS, PLEASE SEND AN email WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
- Student's name / grade / home room teacher
- Parent email and phone numbers
- Instrument desired - PIANO, GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, STRINGS, VOICE
- Previous music lesson info and levels achieved
MUSIC ACADEMY TEACHERS ~ 2018-19
- Charlotte Loeppky - Piano / Guitar / Studio Management TCSMusicAcademy@gmail.com
- Tim Bartsch - Piano firstname.lastname@example.org
- Doug Crowe - Guitar / Bass email@example.com
- John Huber - Guitar / Drums firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sarah Schenk - Piano email@example.com
- Maury Michie - Violin / Viola / Cello firstname.lastname@example.org
- Deanna Dubbin - Voice email@example.com
Music Academy Teachers
Music Academy Director
Instructor in PIANO & GUITAR
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 25 years and enjoys tailoring lessons to fit the uniqueness of every individual.
TIM BARTSCH - PIANO
Tim loves music. He started taking piano lessons at age 7 and started teaching at age 15. Along the way he picked up the trumpet and guitar and sang in choirs. He completed his Performer's ARCT in Piano in 1999. Tim has been a youth pastor, worship pastor and loves to work with children and youth. Presently, Tim is a Yamaha Music Instructor and Examiner. He lives in Canyon Meadows with his wife and 3 children.
"As a music teacher my first goal is to pass on a deep love of music to every one of my students. It is far more enjoyable to work hard at something you love. And if you learn to make music for yourself, you have a gift that will stay with you for the rest of your life. And that's amazing."
DOUG CROWE - GUITAR
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.
JOHN HUBER - DRUMS & GUITAR
John Huber, age 50, is originally from Regina, Saskatchewan. He started playing guitar at age 12 after listening to his older brother's rock records. By age 16, he also picked up bass guitar and drums to fill in for bands to get musical gigs through high school.
At age 18 he started teaching music and thought life was good! At age 20, he fulfilled his life dream by attending two years at the Professional Musicians College in Regina. This training would finally turn John into the pro he needed to be. Years of teaching and gigging would follow and eventually John would add keyboards to his resume.
John has written and self published his own guitar method book titled "The No-Nonsense Guitar Method."Music has been his biggest passion in life and always will be.