Social change through music
Every school year, our students take part in after-school group music lessons from professional music teachers. Their afternoon begins with a nutritious snack, followed by choir, Orff, and instrument classes on the violin, viola, and cello. Every student plays in our orchestra. This free program runs from September to May. New students can apply here.
Why are we doing this?
We believe in social change through music. Our program gives students from all backgrounds the wonderful gift of making music, but our real goal is to give them more: self-expression, achievement, teamwork, leadership, and friendship. We give them a safe space to make music and to build a healthy future.
Who are we?
We are a non-profit, charitable society. We have a Board of volunteer directors, a hired administrator, and a program director. We have a team of professional music teachers and a network of volunteers who do everything from preparing food to leading our “walking school bus”. Our facilities are generously provided by Bakerview Church and The Life Centre church but we are not religiously affiliated.
Who pays for this?
Our students come from families which cannot afford music lessons. We rely entirely on donations from individuals, businesses and foundations to run our program.
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Enrolment in our program is limited, so we encourage parents to apply by the deadline of May 29 (late applications can be accepted, but not guaranteed). Applications can be filled out on computer and emailed to email@example.com, or you can print out the application form below. When it is filled out, mail it to us or bring it in to the Academy during operating hours.
Meet our Teachers
Alex McCuneAlex McCune has led the choir program at Bakerview Music...
Beth NickelBeth Nickel is active as a free-lance violist and plays...
Ruthanne ClementsRuthanne Clements is a native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where she...
Chris SavageChris Savage has been playing violin for the past 10...
BettyBetty Lieuwen graduated from Trinity Western University with a degree...
Joseph BojczukSed in libero ut nibh placerat accumsan. Aenean imperdiet.
Sanne HeavenSanne Heaven began violin lessons at age five with Hanna...
Anna KrahnAnna Krahn is a pianist and violinist and teaches on...
Michaela KrahnMichaela Krahn plays both the cello and piano. She started...
I especially like the singing. I also enjoy playing the xylophone. The competition singing is great in choir.
I like the snacks but what I like the most about BMA is the competitions we do with Mr. McCune. I like playing the xylophone a lot – Mrs. Booker makes it fun.
I enjoy the singing the most. I like being with friends in class.
I love when we get to sing. I really love the ‘dance’ exercises we do to warm-up with Mrs. Booker.
I enjoy learning how to play instruments and how to sing properly.
I really enjoy playing the violin, participating in choir and working with the Orff instruments. I like all the things that BMA provides.
I like playing piano because I get to move my fingers.
At BMA you get to meet new people.
In choir you get to sing interesting songs and hear stories about composers.
My favourite part is the singing competitions and the food!