This Summer we will be starting a summer concert band program. If you play flute, clarinet, sax, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion in your Elementary or high school band for at least a year, this program is for you!
- concert band for kids who have played a band instrument for at least one year of elementary or high school band. About Grade 0.5 – 2 Band literature
- Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 8pm July 14, 21, 28, Aug. 4, 11, 18 at the Music School
Advanced Band – If there is enough interest we may offer a more advanced group for senior highschool and adult students as well – same dates as the above program , starting at 8pm.
Students should have 3 years or more experience. About Grade 2 and up level of Band literture.
If you are interested in either program, please contact the school office and ask to be on a waiting list.
Tuition fee – $55 per student for summer session.
Instructor: Karen Nakajima.
Karen Nakajima studied music at the University of British Columbia, Universität Wien and Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien in Vienna, Austria. Her degrees focus on music theory but she is also an active pianist, trumpeter, and music educator.
Karen is an alumni of the Delta Community Music School and the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra.. In 2005, she joined RDYO and has continuously returned to fill in the brass section. Furthermore, she helps out at a number of community bands and has performed with the UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Posaunenchor Harburg in Germany, and many other chamber groups. She has experience leading brass chamber groups and running sectional rehearsals and workshops with larger groups. In addition, she arranges brass music, which has been performed by the Posaunenchor Harburg. Karen has also been a featured pianist with the Capilano Wind Ensemble and has put on piano recitals in the Lower Mainland and Point Roberts. She spends time accompanying singers, instrumentalists, and choirs as well.