Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 4:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10. Buy in advance to guarantee a seat.

The group will also perform a concert on Wednesday evening.

Sons of Daughters

  • Patrick Breiner – tenor sax, clarinet, voice (Easton, CT)
  • Aaron Darrell – bass, voice (Boston, MA)
  • Devin Drobka – drums (New York, NY)

Sons Of Daughters are on the hustle. Not even two years as a band and they’re about to embark on their 5th DIY tour in support of their 4th DIY recording, Beyond Animals. The new CD is by far their most reckless, joyous, and genuine recording to date and their first to feature all original music.This trio of decorated Berklee and New School grads met in Milwaukee (don’t ask) in April of 2010. But don’t let their stunning pedigree fool you. This ain’t no Downbeat reading, elbow rubbing, Blue Note wannabe college trio. These guys are bona fide road warriors with an agenda: to climb the highest hill, yell the loudest, and to make damn sure that what they’re saying means something.

Sons of Daughters Teaching:  http://sonsofdaughters.tumblr.com/teaching

Sons Of Daughters teaches clinics and masterclasses to musicians of all ages and skill levels. We focus on portraying an honest, positive perspective on what it’s like to be an improvising musician. We get the students involved in actively discussing music and what it means to them. In addition we give students the opportunity to play with the band in order to give them specific feedback about their playing.

Here’s what people are saying about our clinics:

“Sons of Daughters shared such an inspired sense of adventure with our young musicians at the Governor’s School for the Arts. Our students really enjoyed the trio’s intelligent risk-taking; they learned a lot from the example the group set in their comfort with so many genres, their wicked technique and their seemingly endless options for expression. Sons of Daughters presented all of this in a respectful, collegial environment which still resonates with our students. We look forward to their next visit!”  - Jeff Phelps, Instrumental Music Department Chair, Governor’s School for the Arts, Norfolk, VA

“Sons of Daughters provided an interesting, engaging, and exciting performance/masterclass. They presented some very challenging music in a very palatable way for my students. I would not hesitate to bring them back again.” - Jamie Breiwick, Maple Dale Middle School, Milwaukee, WI

“Smart, interactive improvisation at its best. A must-see for aspiring young musicians. My kids couldn’t stop talking about the amazing array of sounds these guys used!”- Steve Morgan, Madison West High School Band Director, Madison, WI

“..because of my fear of performing with or in front of people… I was too scared of getting up on stage and making a fool of myself. Sons Of Daughters’ open and positive energy motivated me to take the plunge… A huge weight lifted off of my shoulders.”- Nick, Student at MATC (Milwaukee)

“We were thrilled to host Sons of Daughters at Furman University. Their concert was interesting, engaging, and very creative. These guys are onto something fresh and new!”- Matt Olson, Director of Jazz Studies, Furman University

“All of our students found their performance and discussions entertaining and very informational. It was a wonderful day of captivating music, great discussions, and lots of fun. Sons of Daughters is well worth the time and effort.”- Dr. Scott Eckel, Director of Bands, Madison West High School, Madison, WI

We have taught workshops at:
University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)
University of Wisconsin at Whitewater (Whitewater, WI)
Towson High School (Towson, MD)
Maple Dale Middle School (Milwaukee, WI)
Milwaukee Area Technical College (Milwaukee, WI)
Madison West High School (Madison, WI)
Governor’s School for the Arts (Norfolk, VA)
Madison Music Foundry (Madison, WI)
Lakewood High School (Lakewood, OH)

For tickets, call 613-729-0693 or drop into GigSpace Monday through Thursday between 3 and 9 p.m. Tickets also available at the door one hour before the concert.

GigSpace (in Alcorn Music Studios)
953 Gladstone Ave. @ Loretta (Little Italy area, one block west of Preston Street)
Ottawa
613-729-0693
www.gigspaceottawa.com

Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Admission: $20

  • Saskia Tomkins - nyckelharpa, viola, violin
  • Brandon Scott Besharah - acoustic fingerstyle guitar, hurdy gurdy, saxophone, clarinet, banjo

This Combined Workshop begins with an example of ensemble playing and advice on how to support melody, create space using dynamics, improvisation and understanding how to get the most out of your ensemble playing.

Saskia's Workshop: Violinists often find it hard to leave the written music behind. This workshop will focus on trusting your ears and using your knowledge to open the door to improvisation. Irish fiddle – Irish ornamentation, bowing, lilt, and how to make a tune sound more Irish will be addressed. Saskia will also spend some time as a fiddle technique doctor. Bring your woes and struggles and she will look at how to solve them with you.

Brandon's Workshop: This workshop will focus on the guitar tuned in DADGAD and it’s application in traditional, and non traditional music. Right hand fingerstyle technique, rhythmic concepts and Harmonic substitution will be discussed. A basic understanding of guitar is essential. Gear-talk and advice, of course, is a must.

Brandon has studied advanced acoustic guitar technique in France under Pierre Bensusan, and with Canadian guitarist Don Ross for two years. He also studied jazz saxophone privately under Kirk MacDonald and jazz theory under New York based musician Barry Harris.

Saskia was born in the United Kingdom and has 15 years of classical training from top UK teachers. She is a UK and Mid Atlantic Irish fiddle champion and has a B.A.Hons in jazz and popular music.

2ish.net

2ish will also be performing a concert on Saturday, September 22, 2012.

For tickets, call 613-729-0693 or drop into GigSpace Monday through Thursday between 3 and 9 p.m. Tickets also available at the door one hour before the concert.

GigSpace (in Alcorn Music Studios)
953 Gladstone Ave. @ Loretta (Little Italy area, one block west of Preston Street)
Ottawa
613-729-0693
www.gigspaceottawa.com

Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Free

Second annual Ottawa Guitar Show, with 14 area builders presenting their handcrafted guitars and ukuleles. Come out and experience the craft of these fine artisans.

  • Enjoy guitar performances throughout the afternoon!
  • Check out the GigSpace ART gallery featuring Guitar Art by John Serkerka.
  • Experience beautifully handcrafted guitars & unique designs by fine local luthiers

Performances:

Tuesdays, March 23 to June 8 - 7 to 9 p.m.
Location: Alcorn Music Studios, 903 Carling Avenue, Ottawa

Maximum class size: eight students
Registration Fee: $349 for 12 weeks (non refundable)
To Register: Call 613-729-0693 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
What to bring: water bottle, notebook & pen, recording device if you wish to record the class

This is a performance-development class where you'll learn classic jazz songs and explore different ways of presenting them. You'll learn how to identify and express different types of grooves, how to set up a song, and how to count it in for your back-up musicians. We'll examine interpretation and phrasing, and we'll explore ways of personalizing the song and making it your own. Each week you'll have a chance to sing and work out the details. Near the end of the course you'll have a chance to perform with a band at the Alcorn Music Studios Coffee House.

This is a "less scent" class.

Instructor: Elise Letourneau, B.Mus., M.Ed. jazz vocalist, music educator and director of Capital Vox

http://www.alcornmusicstudios.com

Sunday, May 9 - 3:30 p.m.
Tickets $15

Just confirmed:
Inside the Music presents guest artist saxophonist Kirk MacDonald! This lecture/demo will be hosted by Ottawa's Mike Tremblay. (Kirk will be playing the previous evening at Café Paradiso with Roddy Ellias).

To reserve a seat call 613-729-0693 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.alcornmusicstudios.com

Alcorn Music Studios
903 Carling Avenue, 2nd floor (Cross street is Sherwood Drive)
Ottawa

Mondays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Alcorn Music Studios, 903 Carling Avenue, Ottawa
Course Fee: $188 includes study guide (non-refundable)
To Register: Call 613-729-0693 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This course is designed for the guitarist who wishes to get a head start. Upgrade your music skills, sight reading and guitar technique in anticipation of applying for a University or College music program. This course is beneficial to students entering their first year of a college/university music program, current college/university guitar students looking to establish a practice routine, guitar teachers wanting to expand their teaching skills and is also applicable to serious guitarists interested in upgrading their skills. This course is relevant to all styles of music.

Renowned guitarist and music educator, Tim Bedner, has recognized a need for additional knowledge in essential music skills and fundamental guitar basics with many young guitarists. Tim has created this course in order to target these areas, help students develop a strong knowledge base and provide the keys to successful practice and study habits.

The focus of the course:

  • Strengthen basic skills and fundamentals of guitar playing
  • Study theory with application to harmony and improvisation
  • Learn fret board organization through chords, arpeggios, scales, and inversions.
  • Improve your sight-reading and improvisation skills
  • Gain confidence with your guitar playing
  • Read charts and participate in weekly class performances
  • Learn practice techniques and time management skills, which will benefit your studies and music career

Instructor: Tim Bedner
Guest Instructors: Roddy Ellias and Wayne Eagles

http://www.alcornmusicstudios.com/Guitar%20Prep%20Course.htm

Need more info? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 613-729-0693 (Alcorn)

Monday, August 23 to Friday, August 27, 2010 - 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Alcorn Music Studios, 903 Carling Avenue, Ottawa
Course Fee: $250 (non-refundable)
To Register: Call 613-729-0693 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Instructor: Nicholas  Dyson
Guest Instructor: Dr. John Ellis

This course is for students 14 years of age and older, and is designed to improve their abilities as musicians and players. Scheduled conveniently near the end of summer, students will enjoy better results on start-of-the-year auditions, and avoid the embarrassment of showing up to first rehearsals with ‘summer chops’.

Firmly rooted in the fundamentals of brass playing, this course is designed to give students the knowledge, focus and discipline needed to be successful.

Goals and Areas of Focus:

  • Better Technique and Facility
  • Endurance and Stamina
  • Musicianship and Ensemble Playing
  • Time and Tempo
  • Improvisation

This camp has limited enrollment of twelve. Admission is on a first come, first serve basis. Confirmation of enrollment will only occur when full payment is received. Registration deadline: July 22nd, 2010.

Need more info? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 613-729-0693 (Alcorn)

www.alcornmusicstudios.com/Trumpet%20Boot%20Camp.htm

Bootcamp Lite: Monday, August 15 to Friday, August 19 - 9:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Course Fee: $300 (non-refundable)

Bootcamp:         Monday, August 22 to Friday, August 26 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Course Fee: $600 (non-refundable)

Course fee for both camps: $825

Location: Alcorn Music Studios, 903 Carling Avenue, Ottawa
To Register: Call 613-729-0693 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Registration Deadline: Thursday, July 21.

Instructors: Nicholas  Dyson, Craig Pedersen
Guest Instructor for Bootcamp: Dr. John Ellis

The second annual Trumpet Bootcamp will be in two separate camps, to accommodate both students with busy schedules and students with a high level of dedication.

We are encouraging students 14 years of age and older to join us for an intense course designed to improve your abilities as a musician and trumpet player. Scheduled conveniently near the end of summer, students will enjoy better results on start-of-the-year auditions, and avoid the embarrassment of showing up to first rehearsals with ‘summer chops’. Advanced students will enjoy building their abilities in the many different playing, practicing and performing situations. Firmly rooted in the fundamentals of brass playing with an emphasis on musicianship, this course is designed to give students knowledge, focus and discipline. Listening and interaction are key in the pursuit of making great music, but also in the education process. Our goal is to provide an environment where students are well supported and feel free to get involved, ask questions and grow.

This camp has limited enrollment. Admission is on a first come, first serve basis. Confirmation of enrollment will only occur when full payment is received. Registration deadline: July 21, 2011

More info:
www.alcornmusicstudios.com/Trumpet%20Boot%20Camp%202011.ht
or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 613-729-0693 (Alcorn)


Sunday, July 7 to Friday, July 12, 2013
Tuition: $500 (includes sight singing book, t-shirt, and bootcamp workbook)
Registration deadline: Friday, June 21, 2013

Teachers:

  • Elise Letourneau
  • Renée Yoxon
  • Nicole Ratté

Alcorn Music Studios and Elise Letourneau are proud to present the inaugural Singers' Bootcamp from July 7-12, 2013. We are encouraging singers (high school through adult) to join us for an intense course designed to improve your abilities as a musician and vocalist.

Firmly rooted in the fundamentals of clean vocal technique, and with an emphasis on musicianship, this course is designed to offer participants knowledge, focus and discipline. Our goal is to provide an environment where singers are well-supported and feel free to get involved, ask questions, and grow. Singers will spend time working on repertoire, harmony singing, and exploring genres; as well as theory, ear training, and sight reading. Students will also have the opportunity to sing with a band.

Some singing experience is helpful. You will be placed in a smaller singing group the first day of camp, according to your music and training background.

This camp has limited enrolment. Admission is on a first come, first served basis. Confirmation of enrolment will be issued when full payment is received. Registration fee is non-refundable. Please make cheques payable to Alcorn Music Studios. Call 613-729-0696 to register.

More info: www.alcornmusicstudios.com/Singers%27%20Boot%20Camp.htm

Alcorn Music Studios
953 Gladstone Avenue (at Loretta, just west of Preston Avenue)
Ottawa, ON
Accessible by OC Transpo routes 14 and 85

Monday, August 19 to Friday, August 23, 2013
Tuition: $600
Registration deadline: Thursday July 18th, 2013

Teachers:

  • Nicholas Dyson
  • Alexis French
  • Russell DeVuyst

An intense course designed to improve your abilities as a musician and trumpet player. Scheduled conveniently near the end of summer, students will enjoy better results on start-of-the-year auditions, and avoid the embarrassment of showing up to first rehearsals with ‘summer chops’.

Advanced students will enjoy building their abilities in the many different playing, practicing and performing situations.

Firmly rooted in the fundamentals of brass playing with an emphasis on musicianship, this course is designed to give students knowledge, focus and discipline. Listening and interaction are key in the pursuit of making great music, but also in the education process.

More info: www.alcornmusicstudios.com/Trumpet%20Boot%20Camp%202013.htm

Alcorn Music Studios
953 Gladstone Avenue (at Loretta, just west of Preston Avenue)
Ottawa, ON
Accessible by OC Transpo routes 14 and 85