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Professional Pianist

Postponed, details TBA! 

Using the Body to Play Expressively - Piano lvl 4-7 RCM Romantic Repertoire

Join Jessica Crawford as she works through your romantic repertoire and gives instruction on how to connect with your audience and play more expressively using the body. Students are asked to bring at least one prepared romantic era piece to work on. 


KCMS Students/Audience: $10

Community Students/Audience: $20


Jessica Crawford

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February 25th, 2023

How Understanding the Elements of Music Leads to Artistry  10:00AM

Why do some performances stand out. I believe that with a better understanding of the elements of music all performances can become more engaging.

All you need to come with is a piece you know or are working on and I will relate how thinking about the patterns that create music can strengthen your performance.

All instruments level 5 and beyond welcome.

KCMS Students/Audience: $10

Community Students/Audience: $20


Joe Berarducci

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March 11, 2023

List A Repertoire Intensive: Level 4 - 8 Piano
1:00-2:00 pm

Join Elizabeth Wocks in this traditional piano masterclass focussed on list A/Baroque repertoire. Students are asked to come with a piece prepared. Non-performing audience members are also welcome to attend for viewing. 


KCMS Students/Audience: $10

Community Students/Audience: $20


Elizabeth Wocks

Sheet Music

April 2023

Mastering the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
April 15th, 4:00 pm

Have you ever struggled with understanding how to use the International Phonetic Alphabet? Perhaps you just need a refresher course? Then this masterclass is for you! All vocalists will benefit from understanding how the IPA can expand your ability to sing in other languages. This is a lecture style class with audience participation. 

KCMS Students/Audience: $10

Community Students/Audience: $20

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Stephanie Tritchew

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May, 2023

Crossing the Classical/Jazz Divide
Time TBA


Does your blood run cold when those “solo ad lib” measures are approaching?

Ever hesitated when offered a chord chart to play?


Classically trained clarinet/saxophone instructor Lucy Benwell will share stories of her on/off relationship with improvisation.  This masterclass will be the culmination of a study into how to conquer your fears, stand up and enjoy the solo!  

KCMS Students/Audience: $10

Community Students/Audience: $20

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Lucy Benwell

Rock Singer Silhouette

Postponed to 2023!

What Makes This Melody Great?

Faculty member Paul Dykstra discusses what makes a melody catchy and irresistible! This is a lecture style class.

KCMS Students/Audience: $10

Community Students/Audience: $20


Paul Dykstra

Flute and notes

November 13, 2022 - Complete

How to Practice the Flute
4:00-5:00 pm

Join flautist Christine Moore as she guides you through effective practice strategies and techniques that will be sure to elevate your playing!

KCMS Students/Audience: $10

Community Students/Audience: $20


Christine Moore


December 17th, 2022

Baroque String Playing

Faculty Member Martin Kratky will work with string players on baroque technique in this hands on masterclass. 


KCMS Students/Audience: $10

Community Students/Audience: $20


Martin Kratky

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