Lessons in brass now available at Lakeland College

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January 12, 2015
Lakeland College is expanding the performing arts program with a new suite of lessons for a range of brass instruments
Anyone interested in learning to play the trombone, trumpet, tuba and baritone can register for classes on Monday, January 2. 
Brass lessons will be taught by Andrian Antinero, a classically-trained musician who performed with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra for nine years as a bass trombone player.

Antinero graduated from the University of the Philippines' College of Music with a Bachelor of Music and performance major in bass trombone. As a university student Antinero was a member of the Big Band jazz ensemble, the Manila Symphony Orchestra and a brass quintet. The quintet provided educational concerts for children. Antinero travelled extensively performing not only with the Philippine Philharmonic, but also with the Royal Caribbean Cruise line and the Norwegian Cruise line.

“We are thrilled that Mr. Antinero is joining our performing arts team. He is a welcome addition to our talented roster of instructors, who are all experienced, professional musicians eager to teach their craft,” says Mona Smith, facilitator of the performing arts program. “Our goal is to continue to provide the community with quality programs and educational opportunities in music and theatre with our talented, accomplished instructors.”

Brass lessons will be available from Jan 26 to June 12 at the Lloydminster campus. Musicians of all ages and abilities are welcome to register. Bass guitar lessons are also available with Tanner Hnidey at the Lloydminster campus.

In 2014 the performing arts program expanded to include beginner piano and drum lessons at the Vermilion campus. Young students interested in learning how to play the piano can do so with Robyn Rogers on Tuesdays. Working with beginner piano students, Rogers will introduce them to the basics of piano and help set the foundation for making music a part of their lives. Drum classes with Tim Donily are available on Mondays and Wednesdays between the hours of 5:30 and 9 pm. Donily guides his students from basic drumming techniques to more advanced drumming.

To register for any of the new brass instrument classes, bass guitar as well as music lessons in Vermilion please contact the continuing education department at 780 871 5718, or register online at lakelandcollege.ca/music-lessons.

Lakeland’s performing arts program also offers lessons at the Lloydminster campus in guitar, percussion, saxophone, flute, piano, drums, violin and cello. There are 153 students enrolled in the performing arts’ music lessons leaving most instructors at full-capacity with waiting lists.

Forty-six children are enrolled in the theatre arts through both Musical Theatre and the Triple Threat program.

Smith invites anyone interested in joining the performing arts’ instructional team to contact her at 780 871 5718.

Information about fall 2015 music lessons and registration will be available in the spring.

January 12, 2015