BIGGER BEATS

DISCOVER YOUR CHILD'S FAVOURITE INSTRUMENT.

LEARNING TO PLAY YOUR FIRST INSTRUMENT SHOULD TOTALLY ROCK.

But sometimes it's hard to know what instrument to start your child on. Not to mention that, personally, you're not ready to commit to the whole nag-your-child to practice routine.

It's exactly for these reasons that we created Bigger Beats.

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WHAT EXACTLY IS BIGGER BEATS?

Bigger Beats is a one-of-a-kind beginner music class that helps 5 - 7 year olds discover the instrument that's right for them without you having to invest a lot of time, money or energy into nagging them about an instrument they don't like.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

You get to choose-your-own-adventure. Your child can learn one instrument during one, 10-week session. Or they can try three different instruments (piano, drums, ukulele) over the course of a year by registering for three different Bigger Beats sessions.

BIGGER BEATS OVERVIEW

FORMAT

30 minute group class.

Classes happen once per week.

Each session consists of 10 classes.

Classes are run in-person.

Please see below for sessions currently available.

CLASS SIZE

4 - 6 students per class.   

LOCATION

In-person // 10011 82 Ave. EDMONTON

NO INSTRUMENT REQUIRED

Students do not require an instrument at home.

All needed instruments are provided in class.

LEVELS TAUGHT

Beginner 

AGE REQUIREMENTS

5 -7 years old.

Not quite old enough? Check out our Little Beats program for 3-5 year olds!

PERFORMANCES

One performance opportunity at the end of each session.                

WHAT COMES NEXT?

Our Intro Series program, which is the fastest way for your child to get rock band ready

Your child also has the option of private music lessons on their favourite instrument.     

THINK BIG PICTURE

Learn where you are in Your Backbeat Journey and see where your music can take you.   

BIGGER BEATS CLASS OPTIONS

BIGGER BEATS PIANO

$199 / SESSION

  • Piano is the first instrument many kids learn and for good reason: it rocks! Your child will learn the musical alphabet, the names of the piano keys and how to play some basic, rock classics. (The Beatles, anyone?) A big part of learning music is having fun and rocking out. So we're going to do a lot of that too!
  • Available in-person.

BIGGER BEATS UKULELE

$199 / SESSION

  • This is the Bigger Beats class to take if your child is interested in learning guitar. We use ukuleles as in introduction to guitar because ukuleles are smaller and easier for young kids to physically handle. Your child will learn the basics needed to play ukulele as well as proper techniques that will translate over to guitar.
  • Available in-person.

BIGGER BEATS DRUMS

$199 / SESSION

  • Four on the floor. A basic rock beat. Hitting the crash just for the heck of it. What's not to love about playing the drums? Your child will learn the different parts of the kit, how to count and play lots of cool rhythms. They'll also learn the importance of tempo and dynamics. This class is where the beat goes to have fun!
  • Available in-person.

2021/22 BIGGER BEATS CLASSES

FALL 2021 CLASSES

CLASS NAMEDAY OF THE WEEKTIMESESSION DATESREGISTRATION STATUS
Bigger Beats - UKULELEMondays4 - 4:30pmSep. 13 - Nov. 22, 2021SOLD OUT
Bigger Beats - DRUMSMondays4:30 - 5pmSep. 13 - Nov. 22, 2021SOLD OUT
Bigger Beats - DRUMSMondays5 - 5:30pmSep. 13 - Nov. 22, 2021SOLD OUT
Bigger Beats - UKULELEMondays5:30 - 6pmSep. 13 - Nov. 22, 2021SOLD OUT
Bigger Beats - PIANOMondays6 - 6:30pmSep. 13 - Nov. 22, 2021SOLD OUT
Bigger Beats - PIANOTuesdays6 - 6:30pmSep. 14 - Nov. 16, 2021SOLD OUT
Bigger Beats - PIANOWednesdays4 - 4:30pmSep. 15 - Nov. 17, 2021SOLD OUT
Bigger Beats - PIANOWednesdays4:30 - 5pmSep. 15 - Nov. 17, 2021SOLD OUT
Bigger Beats - PIANOWednesdays5 - 5:30pmSep. 15 - Nov. 17, 2021SOLD OUT
Bigger Beats - DRUMSSaturdays12 - 12:30pmSep. 18 - Nov. 20, 2021SOLD OUT

WINTER 2022 CLASSES

CLASS NAMEDAY OF THE WEEKTIMESESSION DATESREGISTRATION STATUS
Bigger Beats - PIANOMondays4 - 4:30pmJan. 10 - Mar. 21, 2022OPEN
Bigger Beats - UKULELEMondays4:30 - 5pmJan. 10 - Mar. 21, 2022SOLD OUT
Bigger Beats - UKULELEMondays5 - 5:30pmJan. 10 - Mar. 21, 2022SOLD OUT
Bigger Beats - PIANOMondays5:30 - 6pmJan. 10 - Mar. 21, 2022OPEN
Bigger Beats - DRUMSMondays6 - 6:30pmJan. 10 - Mar. 21, 2022SOLD OUT
Bigger Beats - DRUMSTuesdays6 - 6:30pmJan. 11 - Mar. 15, 2022SOLD OUT
Bigger Beats - DRUMSWednesdays4 - 4:30pmJan. 12 - Mar. 16, 2022SOLD OUT
Bigger Beats - DRUMSWednesdays4:30 - 5pmJan. 12 - Mar. 16, 2022SOLD OUT
Bigger Beats - DRUMSWednesdays5 - 5:30pmJan. 12 - Mar. 16, 2022SOLD OUT
Bigger Beats - UKULELESaturdays12 - 12:30pmJan. 15 - Mar. 19, 2022SOLD OUT

SPRING 2022 CLASSES

CLASS NAMEDAY OF THE WEEKTIMESESSION DATESREGISTRATION STATUS
Bigger Beats - DRUMSMondays4 - 4:30pmApr. 4 - Jun. 13, 2022OPEN
Bigger Beats - PIANOMondays4:30 - 5pmApr. 4 - Jun. 13, 2022OPEN
Bigger Beats - PIANOMondays5 - 5:30pmApr. 4 - Jun. 13, 2022OPEN
Bigger Beats - DRUMSMondays5:30 - 6pmApr. 4 - Jun. 13, 2022OPEN
Bigger Beats - UKULELEMondays6 - 6:30pmApr. 4 - Jun. 13, 2022OPEN
Bigger Beats - UKULELETuesdays6 - 6:30pmApr. 5 - Jun. 7, 2022OPEN
Bigger Beats - UKULELEWednesdays4 - 4:30pmApr. 6 - Jun. 8, 2022SOLD OUT
Bigger Beats - UKULELEWednesdays4:30 - 5pmApr. 6 - Jun. 8, 2022SOLD OUT
Bigger Beats - UKULELEWednesdays5 - 5:30pmApr. 6 - Jun. 8, 2022OPEN
Bigger Beats - PIANOSaturdays12 - 12:30pmApr. 9 - Jun. 11, 2022SOLD OUT

BIGGER BEATS Q & A

Yes.

Each Bigger Beats class is jam-packed full of cool things for your child to learn. This means that your child can register for the same Bigger Beats class twice and still get a lot out of it.

For example, your child could register for Bigger Beats - Piano twice in a row and take away new things from each session.

At this time, we are not planning to offer any purely online Bigger Beats classes.

That being said, if your child has an instrument at home, they can register and participate in any in-person Bigger Beats classes, virtually.

In this case, private music lessons are a great next step for them.

Private music lessons are available for drums, ukulele, piano and voice. (We don't recommend kids start learning guitar until they're seven years old.)

If your child switches to private music lessons now, they can still get in on the fun of playing music with other kids by joining Junior Rock Band.

Junior Rock Band starts at age eight and after a year or two of private lessons, your child will be ready to join the fun!

You bet.

Our Bigger Beats year is split into three main sessions: Fall, Winter and Spring.

This means you can register your child for up to three different classes (and instruments) over the course of a school year.

To register your child for a full year now, simply select the full year option when completing your pre-registration form.

Please note: for all year long registrations, we do require a credit card to be on file. This allows us to automatically charge your credit card at the start of each session.

We understand that life happens and sometimes you need to make a change.

We always encourage families to complete their current Bigger Beats session, but after each session, you have the opportunity to decide what comes next in Your Backbeat Journey.

From the start, we have wanted to offer a Bigger Beats - Vocals class. (Can't you just see these small rock ensembles belting out Heart covers on the Backbeat stage??)

Unfortunately, COVID got in the way of our best laid plans. Once it is deemed safe to do so, we hope to add this fourth class to our Bigger Beats mix. Exact timing is to be determined.

If you are registering for one Bigger Beats session, you will be sent an invoice with a secure online payment option to pay your child's registration fee.

If you are registering for the full year, we will ask you to enter your credit card information via a secure online portal and then your card will be automatically charged $199 at the start of each session.  

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