Sheila Parkins

Academy of Dance and Music

4701, boul. Saint-Jean
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC
H9H 2A7
☎ (514) 626-1981

Music Programs Offered in Our Dollard-des-Ormeaux Studios

Private Lessons

Private lessons are offered on all popular instruments and voice. We have found that private one-on-one instruction allows students to progress at their own pace and gain the best understanding of musical techniques. Student can start private lessons as young as 5 years old. A variety of styles are taught such as pop, jazz, rock and classical. Contact the school office to see which times and days are available.

Recitals and Concerts

Students are given an opportunity to perform in a mini-recital at the end of each session. Students who take both the Fall ad Winter session are eligible to perform in the year end concert.

Group Programs

Preschool Music Program

The preschool music program is a fun, group class for children ages 3-5, designed to teach the basics of music. Classes are 30 minutes once per week.

The classes cover:
Movement and music
Learning to sing and listen
Making music with percussion instruments
Recognition of orchestral instruments
Elementary note recognition

Children's Choir

Ages 6-11. The choir program teaches vocal basics in a fun group session. Students learn proper warm-up and breathing exercises, and an introduction to harmony.

Introduction to Music

The Introduction to Music Program is a group class for children ages 5-6. This class is designed as an enrichment class to strengthen their desire to learn music. The classes are 30 minutes, once a week. The classes involve: vocal warm-up, elementary note reading, introduction to the basics of the keyboard, music history and rhythm development. This class is a good follow-up to our preschool music program or for the 6 year old who does not yet feel ready for private lessons. It also is a great enrichment for the 5 or 6 year old student who is in private instrument lessons.