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ABOUT US

At Crescendo Music Studios, we aspire to establish and maintain a music learning environment that is caring, vibrant and engaging, and where students will continue to grow and excel.

We strive to meet students at “all the crossroads” of their music learning journey from toddlers to seniors and create lifelong learners of music.

Our experience and success has allowed us to purchase and design a state-of-the-art learning center that caters to the growing needs of our instructors, students and families. Our studio is equipped with 12 spacious teaching rooms and a welcoming reception area that combines an opportunity for impromptu student performances with a family-friendly seating area. We are conveniently located in Sherwood Park, Alberta directly across from Millennium Place Recreation Center and we are only 10 minutes from Edmonton. We offer music lessons for all ages in our Sherwood Park studio servicing Sherwood Park, Strathcona County, Fort Saskatchewan and the greater Edmonton area.

For directions to the studio, click here: Google Map to Crescendo Music Studios

OUR PHILOSOPHY

For over 15 years, Crescendo Music Studios has been dedicated to providing students with high-quality music instruction. We are founded on the principle that all music learning should include music exploration, performing, theoretical knowledge, ear training, rhythm training and listening exercises where many musical genres are discovered.

We achieve this by integrating a variety of creative teaching tools and techniques to keep our students engaged, and we encourage all students to be “active explorers” of music. Our team of instructors has grown over the years, allowing us to match each student with personalized and relevant music instruction.  Learning can occur in either a private or group setting, and a variety of music can be explored, from classical to rock, pop and jazz. Students can also expand their musical acumen as they learn everything from the fundamentals of music to performing, songwriting, and even formal composition.

All of our programs will include a number of the following musical elements:

  • Learning to play and perform effectively with your instrument
  • Engaging theory exploration
  • Music composition and songwriting experiences
  • Learning music through visual arts, movement, colour and shape (especially for our younger students)
  • Audio and recording experiences
  • Audio looping and microphone training

 

We will match you with a teacher who can bring out the best in you as a student. We offer premium music instruction in-person at 2 locations in Sherwood Park, and online to the world. We are confident you will LOVE your music lessons! Ready to give us a try? We offer a 3 lesson discounted trial package for you or your child to try out lessons with no committment. Ask us about our 3-Lesson Intro Pass today by calling  780-570-5699!

OUR HISTORY

Dean and Leanne Cummings are the owners of Crescendo Music Studios, a family-run business in Sherwood Park for over 15 years. Crescendo was born from a desire to create an environment where high-quality, holistic music instruction happens every day.

It is our goal to ensure that the atmosphere of our music studio is encouraging, energizing and purposeful for our teaching team, our students and our families.

As owners, we value each of our music instructors’ unique talents, experience, education, and their ongoing desire to grow in their musicianship and effectiveness as teachers of music.

We utilize the leadership and business management experience we gained in a corporate environment as a lever to strengthen and coach our staff team, continuously improve our operations, mature our organization and, in turn, be the best music school possible for our students and our families. 

 

 

PROGRAMS AND PRICING

Please click here to view the 2021-2022 Crescendo Price List and Class Schedule for Private Music Lessons and our Group Music Programs.

Crescendo Pricing Schedule – 2021 to 2022

CONTACT US

If you are interested in lessons at our studio, we welcome the opportunity to connect with you personally. We do not offer online registration simply because we would like to have a personalized conversation with you to ensure we match YOU with the right teacher for YOU and YOUR goals! We offer a wide variety of music programming to meet your needs. Ask us about our 3-lesson trial package for $89.

Call us at (780) 570-5699 or email office@crescendomusicstudios.ca for more information.

GIFT CERTIFICATES

Give the gift of music with a Crescendo Music Studios Gift Certificate!

Gift Certificates are available in any denomination and can be used towards lessons, music books or Crescendo Merchandise!

 

 
Contact us at (780) 570-5699 for more information or click here to purchase online: https://www.wellnessliving.com/blog/category/music/

 

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COVID POLICY

We hope everyone is making their way through these ever-changing times.  In light of this, please know that we are thinking about you all as this is not an easy time for anyone!  As a studio, we wanted to update you regarding our plans moving forward. As always will keep our cleaning protocols and social distancing practices in place.  In order to limit traffic, we ask that parents wait in their vehicles as much as possible to ensure we reduce the traffic in reception. Thank you for taking the time to read this. We appreciate your patience as we try to make the best choice for our staff, our students and our business.

As of Monday, September 20th, we are making the decision to implement the Restriction Exemption Program, a Covid-19 Public Health Action set forth by the Provincial Government.  This means that for anyone ages 12 and over (including parents/grandparents and other adults driving the student), we will need to see proof of vaccination, proof of medical exemption or proof of negative testing if you wish to continue to come to in-person private lessons (for the time being).  Please see below for specifics on our group classes.  When you come into your next lesson, we will make note of your records so that you do not have to show it to us every week. Please remind anyone in your family that is coming into our building, to bring their proof of vaccination with them!   For anyone under age 12 (0 to 11) We are able to continue offering in-person lessons with the existing protocols already in place..  For anyone that is not comfortable coming in or is not able to meet the above requirements, we would love to have you join us on Zoom and we will do everything we can to give you the best, highest quality music education possible through your Zoom lesson!   To clarify and for any further specifics, here are the guidelines for the Restriction Exemption Program, as per the Alberta Government website:  

  • proof of vaccination
  • single dose accepted between September 20 and October 25 if received 2 weeks before the time of service
  • double doses required after October 25
  • documentation of a medical exemption
  • proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of service (tests from AHS or Alberta Precision Laboratories not allowed)

We are looking at each individual class and lesson type and making the necessary plans so that we can offer good, solid music education for all.  Our classes will continue to run with the standards outlined above.  In addition to this, here are some of our “other plans” moving forward:

  • Musical Maestros:  We will continue to offer these classes in-person but with an online option as well.  The above vaccination requirements will only apply to the parents of each child.  We will set up a camera for all individuals who wish to join us by ZOOM and we will ship out an “instrument package” for each family so that you can use the same instruments at home too!  We always have two instructors, so one instructor will remain more stationery so they can instruct both the live and the Zoom students, and the other instructor will roam around the room more so that everyone can receive the best possible experience.
    • We will set up a camera for all individuals who wish to join us by ZOOM and we will email out your handouts for printing at home so that you can follow along as seamlessly as possible!  When singing/playing along at home, you can just mute your microphone when it comes time to sing or play!

 

  • Adult We Jam Bands:  We will continue to offer this class but with an online option should you choose to participate in this way.
    • We will set up a camera for all individuals who wish to join us by ZOOM and we will email out your handouts for printing at home so that you can follow along as seamlessly as possible!  We always have two instructors, so one instructor will remain more stationery so they can instruct both the live and the Zoom students, and the other instructor will roam around the room more so that everyone can receive the best possible experience.  When singing/playing along at home, you can just mute your microphone when it comes time to sing or play!

 

  • Musical Theatre & Youth We Jam Bands:  We will continue to offer these classes but with an online option should you choose to participate in this way.  The above vaccination requirements will only apply to 18 and over students in a group setting (see Alberta Government wording below) so we will continue to offer our classes live but with social distancing and mask wearing protocols in place.  Also, just to confirm, both our teachers are fully vaccinated.

  Youth (under 18) sport, fitness, recreation and performance activities (Sept 16)    Indoor group classes, training, and competitions are permitted, but participants are required to:

  • screen for symptoms
  • maintain 2 metres distancing, except youth while engaged in physical activity
  • wear a mask, except youth while engaged in physical activity  

Spectator attendance is restricted to 1/3 fire code capacity, attendees are limited to a single household or 2 close contact if living alone and must be masked and maintain 2 metres physical distancing.  Outdoor activities can continue with no restrictions.

    • We plan to set up a camera for all individuals who wish to join us by ZOOM and we will email out your handouts for printing at home so that you can follow along as seamlessly as possible!  We always have two instructors, so one instructor will remain more stationery so they can instruct both the live and the Zoom students, and the other instructor will roam around the room more so that everyone can receive the best possible experience.  When singing/playing along at home, you can just mute your microphone when it comes time to sing or play!

 

  • Crescendo Chorus:  We will continue to offer this class live.  We are hoping to continue to offer this class with masking, social distancing and stringent cleaning protocols in place as all children are under the age of 12.

 

  • Private Students:  As mentioned previously, anyone age 12 and over that is a student and/or comes into the building with a student, will be required to show their documentation.  If you are fully vaccinated, then we will record this information the first week in the hopes that we will not need to request this information on an ongoing basis.

Please understand, we are doing our best to get through this time together, and we are forever appreciative of all the support, care, concern and encouragement we have received from so many of you.  Thank you for being your most understanding and patient selves.  We are forever thankful!   After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. – Aldous Huxley It is our sincere hope that music will FILL your hearts and your homes with joy and love, during the days ahead!