Vancouver Instrument

Lessons

Improve your musicality through one of these instruments

At Solar Music Academy, we view the instrument as a vehicle for our students to express their identity. These lessons are centered on the idea that the instrument should become an extension of oneself through integrating technique, vocabulary, and ear training specific to the instrument. We also offer the flexibility for students to learn music through multiple instruments.

All instrument lessons are unique and customized to each student. Through the Solar Music Method, we are able to deliver musical wisdom to our students in a way that they can be receptive to and understand deeply. We steer the focus away from the traditional method of learning to pass an exam or grades and instead focus on creating a fluency across the instrument that can be applied for the rest of their life.

Guitar Lessons

With our specialized guitar lessons, Solar Music Academy can level up your guitar playing. Whether you are an absolute beginner learning your first chord or an advanced player preparing for an audition, we have the tools and wisdom to help you every step of your journey.

These concepts are taught systematically and through your favourite songs, you will unlock the technique and vocabulary that is unique to the guitar and relevant to you and the music you want to play.

Book A Free Intro Lesson
Guitar lessons overview
Left hand fretting technique and touch
Right hand picking techniques
Strum patterns and advanced comping
Fretboard mastery
Articulation and tone
Improvisation and composition
Reading music
Performance and audition preparation

Piano Lessons

The piano is one of the most versatile instruments in western music. With the guidance of one of our piano teachers, you will develop  a deep understanding of the instrument that will allow for you to assume multiple roles easily within the context of your favourite music.

Be front and centre or create the harmonic foundation for all the rest of the music to play off. It is also the perfect visual representation of the western 12 note music system. If you want to visualize western music theory, go sit at a piano!

Book A Free Intro Lesson
Piano Lessons Overview
Technique, touch and tone
Dexterity, independence and control
Scales and voicings across the keyboard
Solo piano techniques and appoaches
Comping patterns
Reading music
Improvising and composition
Performance and audition preperation

Ukulele Lessons

At Solar Music Academy, our specialized Ukulele lessons can help you take your playing to the next level. Whether you're just starting out and learning your first chord, or you're an advanced player preparing for an audition, we have the resources and expertise to guide you through every step of your journey. Our approach is systematic and we use popular songs to help you learn and apply the unique techniques and vocabulary of the ukulele that are relevant to the music you want to play.

Book A Free Intro Lesson
Ukulele Lessons Overview
Left hand fretting technique and touch
Right hand picking techniques
Strum patterns and advanced comping
Fretboard mastery
Articulation and Tone
Improvisation and composition
Reading music
Performance and audition preparation

Bass Lessons

The bass is the glue of any music group. It offers the opportunity for a musician to bring all the elements of the band together in a unified groove.

The joy of setting up a groove to elevate the song’s feel is an experience for all. You will be the most in demand player in town! These bass lessons are not only for the electric bass, but the upright bass too!

Book A Free Intro Lesson
Bass Lessosn Overview
Left hand fretting technique and touch
Right hand picking and slap techniques
Holding down the groove
Fretboard mastery
Articulation and tone
Improvisation and composition
Reading music
Performance and audition preparation

Voice Lessons

Voice lessons with Solar Music Academy will help you find your unique tone, style, and help you sing the songs that you love in a way that is authentic to you.

Sing your songs with emotion, supported with technique and knowledge. All musicians should have a working understanding of their own voice as it is an invaluable tool for learning, communicating, and writing your own music.

Book A Free Intro Lesson
Voice Lessons Overview
Posture
Breath and diaphragm control
Singing different genres
Maintaining a legato line
Articulation and tone
Improvisation and composition
Reading music
Performance and audition preparation

Drum Lessons

Drum lessons will give you a deep and specialized insight into the wonderful world of rhythm.
Having a strong command of this instrument will develop your sense of time and motor skills. All instrumentalists should have a working knowledge of the drums to be better at their own instrument. 

Book A Free Intro Lesson
Drum Lessons Overview
Grip and hand position
Posture
Rudiments and rolls
Independence and motor control
Beats and approaches across multiple genre's
Improvisation and composition
Reading Music
Performance and audition preparation

The Solar Method in Action

Imitate

  1. Listen to the music that you love
  2. Capture the essence of the passage through the voice and body.
  3. Copy the phrase in it's entirety on your instrument.
  4. Apply instrument specific technique to the passage. Articulate and phrase precisely.

Intergrate

  1. Analyze the passage, how does it move you? How do the building blocks combine to achieve this?
  2. Explore the phrase across your instrument. Practice it in multiple contexts, tempo's and keys so that you understand the phrase
  3. Use the phrase in your own music, whether it be on composition or in improvisation
  4. Integrate the phrase into your playing and have fun!

Innovate

Combine this and all other phrases into your personal growing vocabulary. You then take the best parts of all this knowledge to create the music that you love to hear.

The Solar Methodology

Songwriting and Composition

Theory and Ear Training