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LFM Summer Sky, August 8 - 13, 2021

LFM Sky brings together adult amateur musicians and an exceptional faculty of professional musicians with a diverse range of talents. A shared music experience is created through a collection of online instructional workshops, most having limited enrolment to allow each participant individual attention from the coach. Read more about Sky in Ludwig van Toronto.

Unlike LFM Camp in Lakefield, LFM Sky exists only on the internet with coaches and participants in their own homes. The internet offers some challenges to making live music, mostly because we do not see and hear each other in real time. Consequently, LFM Sky will not include musical ensembles and choirs. Fortunately, Zoom software allows us to meet in a virtual conference with large and small groups. We can see everyone in the group, but only one person can speak at a time.

Technical requirements:
Zoom software (it is free!) must be installed on a modern computer device with a camera, microphone, speakers, and internet upload/download bandwidths of at least 1.5Mbps. Your bandwidth can be measured at M-Lab, Bell or Rogers. If you already have Zoom installed, please update to the latest version.

Registration fee is $150 + 13% HST (Canadian dollars) per participant for a week of LFM Sky.

Or skip the main workshop and only attend Stretch, Special Topics and Sea Shanties for $50 +13% HST = $56.50.

Registration (click here) opening May 9 at 8:00pm.

Schedule for Summer Sky, August 8 - 13, 2021

Sunday August 8 at 8:00pm Introductions and first workshop meetings.

Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 2:00pm

9:00 – 9:40am. Morning Stretch (open to all)
20 mins. Break
10:00 – 11:30am. See workshop list below (registration required)
15 mins. Break
11:45am – 12:30pm. Special Topics (open to all)
45 mins. Lunch
1:15 – 2:00pm. Sea Shanties (open to all)

Friday August 13 evening – Open Mic concert and Sky closing

Each participant may register for one of the following workshops (5 x 90 mins sessions) meeting Monday to Friday.

- Jenny's Zoomtastic Choral Basket - Jenny Crober
- The Music of Working - Gillian Stecyk
- Finding Your Voice: The Inspiration of Sarah Vaughan - Ariel Shetzen
- Exploring the Great American Songbook: Richard Rodgers - Fern Lindzon
- Violin Favourites - Alex Cheung
- A Folk Music Tour for Violin and Viola Players - Saskia Tomkins
- Cellists Awake! Everything but Bach - Sybil Shanahan
- Great Orchestral Solos for the Flute - Laura Chambers
- Piano Through the Ages - Alexia Preston
- Learning Guitar Through Music of the 60’s and 70’s - Mike Graham
- Drum Set Technique & Snare Drum Studies - Larry Graves
- Ornamentation in Baroque Music - Barbara Bolte
- Deciphering Chord Charts & Lead Sheets - Tien Yeung
- Demystifying Improvisation - Louis Simão
- Make Your Own Split Screen Music Video – Patrick Headley

The following sessions are included in your registration and all participants are invited to attend.
- Morning Stretch - Meggie Pound
- Special Topics - A different speaker each day.
- Sea Shanties - Ellen Vesterdal

Read more about the workshops.