TEMPLETON MUSIC PROGRAM
Templeton Band Winter 2022
TEMPLETON MUSIC PROGRAM CLASSES
Beginner Band - Concert Band - Jazz Band - Music 8 Rotation - Piano/Composition - Guitar - Choir
BEGINNER BAND 8 -12
This course is for anyone in any grade who wishes to learn how to play a musical instrument with no previous musical experience. Play your choice of brass, woodwind, or rhythm instrument: Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Electric Bass, or Percussion. Students will learn the technique of proper sound production, musical literacy, and learn how to play in a large ensemble setting. This course involves one evening concert per term, as well as the opportunity to participate in musical enrichment workshops, events, and fieldtrips. You’re never too old to start learning a new musical instrument!
CONCERT BAND 9-12
This course is for anyone with at least 1 year of experience on a musical instrument. In addition to all the instruments offered in Beginner Band, students have options to expand and explore playing on a variety of other instruments including: Tenor/Baritone Sax, French Horn, Tuba, Double Bass. Please inquire about other instrument types. Students taking Concert Band for reoccurring years will continue to train, deepen, and develop musical fluency on their instrument in a large ensemble setting. This course involves one evening concert per term, as well as the opportunity to participate in workshops, events, and fieldtrips for musical enrichment.
JAZZ BAND 10-12
This course is for musicians with at least 2 years of experience playing in a musical ensemble or by audition. This is an off-timetable course. Instrumentation adheres to the traditional Jazz big band: Alto/Teno/Baritone Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Percussion. Flute is also accepted. Students enrolled in this course are expected to be proficient on their instrument and sight reading as the course focuses on Jazz vernacular, improvisation, soloing, performance, and creative expression in a large and small ensemble setting. This course involves several performances every term, as well as the opportunity participate in workshops, and events to represent our school.
(FINE ARTS 8 ROTATION – DRAMA/FILM/MUSIC/ART)
This is a short survey course where grade 8 students will explore different offerings in the Fine Arts Program at Templeton. During the Music component, students will be get a brief introduction to Piano/Marimba, Guitar, Singing, and Band instruments. If students wish to take Music for a full semester in grade 8, Band 8 is highly recommended.
PIANO/KEYBOARD – MUSIC COMPOSITION 9-12
Students will explore Music through the Piano in our Keyboard Lab. Students will learn music literacy in both tradition music notation and music charts. Students will engage in large ensemble playing (Keyboard/Marimbas), piano duets, and personal creative projects. Genres will include: Classical, Jazz, and Pop Music. This course can accommodate and creatively challenge the beginner to the advanced piano player. Students taking this course for reoccurring years will develop piano techniques and skill and go into composition and arranging. Students will also be able to explore simple looping, recording, mixing skills. This course involves one evening concert a term.
Students will explore Music through the Guitar, learn musical literacy in both tradition music notation and guitar tabulator. Students will engage in both large ensembles playing, duets, and personal creative projects. Genres will include: Blues, Pop, Rock, Classical. This course can accommodate and creatively challenge the beginner to the advanced guitar player. Students taking this course for reoccurring years will develop guitar techniques, and the ability to take songs off the internet and play it for enjoyment, or form their own small pop/rock band. This course involves one evening concert a term.
Students will explore Music through the Voice in a large ensemble setting. Students will learn the technique of healthy vocal production and singing through a variety of choral genres including:, jazz, musicals, popular, and folk music. This course has the ability to accommodate all experience levels and is a great way for international students to learn the English language. This course involves one evening concert a term. Rhythm Section players: Piano, Drums, Bass, Guitar can also register for this course to provide music accompaniment for vocalists.
CONTACT & BIO
Alison started her musical training at the age of 5 studying Classical Piano with The Royal Conservatory of Music for 10 years. She was raised in East Van, graduated from Windermere's Leadership Mini Program, and spent her scholastic life immersed in Music (clarinet in band, piano accompanist, and singing in choirs & vocal jazz ensembles.) While attending post-secondary, Alison served as the Music Coordinator and Programmer for the Windermere Community School Teams for 7 years as she furthered her studies in the Humanities at Simon Fraser University, Jazz Piano at Capilano University, and Music Education at the University of British Columbia.
Outside of Music, Alison also works as a yoga instructor and has been teaching yoga in studios across the Vancouver lower mainland since 2008. Alison has taught Piano & Music Theory privately since 2000 preparing students for competitions, festivals, and RCM examinations. She has taught Band & General Music for the Vancouver School Board since 2012. Upon discovering Templeton after much travelling, she knew that this was the school where she wanted to put her roots down. Ms. Yau has worked as Templeton's Music Director since 2015 and continues to find much purpose, creativity, and joy making music with her students everyday.
Templeton Music Director
Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies
Templeton Secondary School
727 Templeton Drive Vancouver V5L 4N8
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