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of Music

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The Conservatory of Music at MacEwan University gives students of all ages and aptitudes the opportunity to develop and explore their musical talents. From Music in Early Childhood to advanced theory and technique; from ensemble performances to one-on-one coaching for passionate or professional musicians, we encourage students to recognize and realize their potential. 

Learn in an environment that respects your artistic talent and supports your aspirations. Group lessons, private lessons, clinics and ensemble classes are offered year-round on a variety of instruments, including voice. You do not need to be a student of MacEwan University to take lessons. Classes are offered at Allard Hall and Alberta College Campus.

Conservatory of Music lessons now online

The conservatory has over 60 instructors who have recently transitioned to offering music lessons online. Lessons are available in: drums and percussion, piano, strings, voice, guitar, woodwind, brass; music theory.

To participate in an online lesson, you will need:

  • The instrument you would like to learn

  • A computer or tablet with a strong Wi-Fi connection

  • A web camera and a quality microphone that can effectively pick up your instrument's sound.

Email conservatory@macewan.ca to learn more or to be paired with an instructor for online lessons.

Sculpting Air: A Whole-Person Approach to Songwriting

Learn more about songwriting with Robert Walsh, Conservatory of Music instructor and author of two books, including Sculpting Air — A Whole-Person Approach to Songwriting.



Performance wellness

There is more to performance anxiety than meets the eye—and we are making inroads into helping students on a journey toward performance wellness. "Inclusive awareness is a fairly new mindfulness approach" that will benefit all performers, explains Bianca.