Melodica

Instructor: Michael Creber

Date: Thursdays, October 19 - November 23

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: $125, early bird discount is available*

A surprisingly versatile and useful instrument, the melodica is a fun way for a keyboard player to be a wind player too, controlling expression with breath control, and it can be carried around in your backpack! We will explore tunes from the genres of pop, blues, jazz and Brazilian, playing melodies and some chords as well.

The melodica is a great addition to a jam session!  We will explore creating fills, guide tones, and soloing ideas. Some basic music reading is required.

* Save $10 if you send in your cheque before Tuesday, October 3

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Instructor Bio

Michael Creber is one of Canada's most sought-after musicians, both onstage and in the  studio. He is a Grammy-nominated producer, performing and recording across a wide spectrum of music including R&B, pop, jazz and gospel. He has performed and recorded with kd lang, Raffi, the Rankin Sisters, David Foster, Joan Rivers, Shirley Bassey, Powder Blues, Cyndi Lauper, The Irish Rovers and many others. Michael is a regular on the Vancouver jazz scene with his own quartet, and as pianist for two gospel/soul choirs.  During the last few years, Michael has kept busy writing scores for film and television, playing for musical theatre, producing CDs and teaching. Michael has three albums of original music to his credit: two solo piano collections, Brand New Smile and Dancers of the Spheres, and a trio CD entitled Smooth Sailing.