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Course registration and OFC event tickets can be reserved over the phone with a credit card or in person at the store. All registration deadlines are two days before the start date of the course. Registration is final with absolutely no refunds with the unique exception being a course that is cancelled due to low enrollment. Phone : 613-730-2887 extension 3.

Upcoming

2 Oct 2014 It’s Never Too Late To Learn Guitar
Kurt Walther
“It’s Never Too Late To Learn Guitar” is a band program geared towards older adults who have an interest in playing in a group. Guitar, bass, and other stringed instruments as well as keyboards and drums will be welcome in this band oriented program. If you harbour a not yet realized musical interest and like to jam, these weekly one hour sessions will be your vehicle. Intermediate playing ability is an asset, unless you don’t mind being designated as the cowbell or tambourine player, or just like to hang around with bands and have a van. Thursdays 11:30am-12:30pm, 8 weeks, starting Oct. 2nd, $136 member price, ($156 for non OFC Members), max. 12 students. WG.09.14
2 Oct 2014 Guitar Choir
Kurt Walther
Guitar Choir is a set of four 1 hour weekly sessions geared towards performance of a 4 to 10 piece guitar choir. We will create pieces using layered rhythmic motifs from various cultures and many approaches to chord and scale construction. We will look at various techniques for layering guitars, including some African, Caribbean and Central & South American styles, plus more modern approaches, such as those of Robert Fripp, Terry Riley and Philip Glass. An intermediate knowledge of how to play the guitar is necessary for participation in this program. Thursdays, 7-8pm, 4 weeks, starts Oct. 2, $68 OFC Member price, ($80 non Members), max. 10 students. GC.10.14
4 Oct 2014 Music In Motion (for Kids 2-5 Years Old)
Connor McGuire
This course is designed to introduce kids to the very basics of counting and singing songs, as well as giving them the opportunity to get their hands on some instruments from around the world. Every week, little ones will re-visit the basics of music to assist in developing a good sense of rhythm and tone. Facilitated by Connor McGuire, fun loving musician and young at heart dad! Instruments are provided by the Ottawa Folklore Centre. Saturdays, 10:15-11am, 4 weeks, starting Oct. 4, $40 member price, ($48 for non OFC Members). MM.10.14
6 Oct 2014 Introduction to Ukulele Song Accompaniment
Joel Jacques
Come find your musical voice through learning to sing and play the ukulele. This introduction to the Ukulele is for those picking up the ukulele for the first time. Students will learn to play as an accompaniment to voice and sing popular songs together in a group setting. We’ll cover a variety of accompaniment techniques to get you playing interesting and fun versions of songs you know and love. At least one song per week will be covered (yes, we can get you playing a song in a week!!!). Though the focus will be on playing songs together in order to learn the basic techniques of the ukulele, certain fundamentals of music will be introduced and worked through so that the ground is broken for future musical study, whether through further courses or through independent study. Students will need a Ukulele! (an optional 4 week extension is always offered at the end of each 4 week session, same time, same place) Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm, 4 weeks, starts Oct. 6th, $68 OFC Member price, ($80 non Members), max. 14 students. IU.10.14
7 Oct 2014 OFC Choir (Daytime or Evening)
Roland Graham
Under the direction of Southminster United Church’s talented music director, Roland Graham, the Ottawa Folklore Centre daytime and evening choirs will provide amateur singers with the opportunity to develop skills and have fun singing in harmony. Choir members will profit from excellent instruction and pedagogy, covering all the essentials of basic and intermediate choral singing, including music reading and comprehension, ensemble singing, and ear training. Repertoire will be drawn from the classical, sacred, contemporary, popular and even jazz treasuries, and guaranteed to include something for everyone! Basic music reading skills and some choral experience is highly recommended. Choir Practices will be held at Southminster United Church. Times: The OFC Daytime Choir Tuesday afternoons: 1 – 3 p.m. The OFC Evening Choir Tuesday evenings: 7 – 9 p.m. Dates for both choirs: Session 1, $90, 12 rehearsals, Oct. 7 – Dec. 9, concert Dec. 12. Session 2, $180, 24 rehearsals, Jan. 13 – June 9, concert June 12. Pay $200 for both sessions if signing up before Oct 7.
7 Oct 2014 Continuing Ukulele Class
Joel Jacques
Continuing ukulele with Joel Jacques is for those who have already learned to play a few songs and can change easily between several basic chords and now wish to further explore the musical possibilities of our adopted four stringed friend. A certain amount of time each class will be dedicated to examining the way various artists have used the ukulele in popular music throughout the 20th century. We’ll apply this to the repertoire we tackle together each week in class. We will begin to explore the relationships between melodies, scales and chord progressions and some basic fundamentals of music theory will be covered and applied to our arrangements. Tuesdays, 7:15pm-8:15, 4 weeks, starts Oct. 7th, $68 OFC Member price, ($80 non Members), max. 14 students. CU.10.14
9 Oct 2014 Rise Up Singing Choir
Chris Maclean
The OFC Rise Up Singing Choir is for anyone wishing to experience singing with others. There is no need to read music or audition. We will simply focus on creating melody and harmony, working by ear, using songs from the Rise Up Singing book (folk, traditional and popular). Each 1½ hour session will include some vocal technique to help the participants acquire and improve their skill as we go. But always, the main agenda is FUN! ($120 for each 12 week session). All Rise Up Singing Choirs rehearsals will be at the Ottawa Folklore Centre. Thursday Edition: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. with Chris MacLean Oct. 9 – Dec. 18 RUSTHURFALL14.
12 Oct 2014 Rise Up Singing Choir
Chris White
The OFC Rise Up Singing Choir is for anyone wishing to experience singing with others. There is no need to read music or audition. We will simply focus on creating melody and harmony, working by ear, using songs from the Rise Up Singing book (folk, traditional and popular). Each 1½ hour session will include some vocal technique to help the participants acquire and improve their skill as we go. But always, the main agenda is FUN! ($120 for each 12 week session). All Rise Up Singing Choir rehearsals will be at the Ottawa Folklore Centre. Sunday Edition: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. with Chris White Oct. 12 – Dec. 21. RUSSUNFALL14

Friday Featured E-Store Item

Friday Featured E-Store Item: CFMA Tickets CFMA Logo

Congrats to all the CFMA nominees who were announced on Wednesday! The 10th annual Canadian Folk Music Awards will be held in Ottawa at Bronson Centre from November 27th-29th. Tickets can now be purchased at online or in person here at OFC.

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  • Ottawa Folklore Centre
    1111 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X4
    613.730-2887 | 1-800-385-FOLK (3655)
    thefolks@ottawafolklore.com

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  • Monday-Friday  10 am to 9 pm
  • Saturday  9:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Sunday  12:00pm-5:00pm

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