Designed for junior high and high school-aged students, the Musical Mentors Program brings the opportunity to learn about folk music and songwriting to youth at participating schools. The program pairs professional local musicians with school groups to delve into the world of folk music, the craft of music making and songwriting.
The past spring session included student groups from the following schools:
- Churchill High
- Elmwood High
- Daniel McIntyre Collegiate
- Isaac Newton School
- David Livingstone School
- Hugh John McDonald School
- General Wolfe School
These groups met weekly for six to eight weeks to work collaboratively on songwriting. The students approached songwriting as a creative outlet while incorporating basic musical arrangements. Mentors this season included, Rusty Matyas, Sheena Grobb, Vanessa Kuzina, Julie Penner and Jason Tait, and Keri Latimer.
Each group worked towards a final project, which included recording their song in a professional studio. We were inspired by this group of budding musicians and their mentors and what they created in their time together!
Interested in Participating?