Take Note Music School's expert instructors draw on years of professional performing experience and a passion for music education to impart young minds with note-hitting know-how and an appreciation for the art form. Aspiring instrumentalists (ages 4 to 5)
obtain musical enlightenment during each 10-week block program, focusing on the sights and sounds of music as well as its sugar-cookie smell. Toddler tunesmiths attend one 45-minute class per week and experiment with creative tools such as puppets and hula hoops and craft melodic masterpieces with a range of instruments including Orff glockenspiels, xylophones, and electric rainsticks. Each class of no more than eight students meets Monday–Friday at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. in Take Note's airy sound studios, which provide plenty of space for creative minds and life-sized Chia pets to expand.
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After wrapping up a successful career in sales management, Jim Hart, a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography, has gained a successful photography career selling prints throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Not content with only producing his own work, Jim launched a photography-workshop series through his business, Hartcraft NL. In two courses geared for beginner and intermediate shutterbugs, Jim shares his knowledge on camera function—such as ISO, shutter speed, and his thoughts on aesthetic sensibility and how to pose a fidgety pineapple—fostering the development of a new generation of photographers. Through Hartcraft, Jim also creates gallery-wrapped canvases of local landscapes and does custom printing and matting of his own photographs for customers to take home.
Motorcycles are both fuel efficient and a classic emblem of cool, but they require a certain amount of skill before taking one on the open road. Thankfully, at Avalon Motorsports, licensed instructor Darrell Young helps newbies master the handling, traction, and vital safety tips for riding during basic-rider courses. Master classes such as the total-control course helps experienced riders master almost any model of bike with hands-on experience.
The instructors at Soulful Sounds Music Studio use their backgrounds in music theory and live performance to teach children and adults to master the universal language. Available in instruments ranging from voice to bass guitar, private lessons cater to virtually any musical taste—whether classical, contemporary, or experimental silence—and allow students to jump in creatively while composing their own songs and sight-reading sheet music. Though they may not yet be ready to play an instrument, children aged 6 or younger learn to engage in music through bodily movement during Kindermusik classes, which stimulate the senses to help kids develop confidence and a glam-rock alter ego.