2021 LFM Sky - Our online space for making music


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LFM Winter Sky, February 5 - 7, 2021

LFM Sky brings together adult amateur musicians and an exceptional faculty of professional musicians with a diverse range of talents. A shared music experience is created through a collection of online instructional courses, most having limited enrolment to allow each participant individual attention from the coach. Read more about Sky in Ludwig van Toronto.

Unlike LFM Camp in Lakefield, LFM Sky exists only on the internet with coaches and participants in their own homes. The internet offers some challenges to making live music, mostly because we do not see and hear each other in real time. Consequently, LFM Sky will not include musical ensembles and choirs. Fortunately, Zoom software allows us to meet in a virtual conference with large and small groups. We can see everyone in the group, but only one person can speak at a time.

Technical requirements:
Zoom software (it is free!) must be installed on a modern computer device with a camera, microphone, speakers, and internet upload/download bandwidths of at least 1.5Mbps. Your bandwidth can be measured at M-Lab, Bell or Rogers. If you already have Zoom installed, please update to the latest version.

Registration fee is $120 + 13% HST (Canadian dollars) per participant for a weekend of LFM Sky.

Registration (click here) opening Dec. 20 at 10:00am.

Schedule for Winter Sky, February 5 - 7, 2021

Feb. 5, Friday 8:00pm Introductions and first workshop meetings.

Feb. 6, Saturday

10:00 – 11:30am Workshop session 1 of 4
10 min break
20 min Morning Stretch
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 Handling Performance Anxiety, part 1 of 2
2:00 – 3:30pm Workshop session 2 of 4
8:00pm Open Mic concert

Feb. 7, Sunday

10:00 – 11:30am Workshop session 3 of 4
10 min break
20 min Morning Stretch
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 Handling Performance Anxiety, part 2 of 2
2:00 – 3:30 Workshop session 4 of 4
3:30pm Sky closing

Each participant may register for one of the following workshops (4 x 90 mins sessions) meeting on Saturday and Sunday.

- Classical Vocal Masterclass - Ellen Vesterdal
- Jazz Vocal Phrasing - Ariel Shetzen
- Exploring the Great American Songbook: Jimmy van Heusen - Fern Lindzon
- Violin Workshop - Teacher’s Favourites - Alex Cheung
- A Folk Music Tour for Violin and Viola Players - Saskia Tomkins
- Study the Great Cellists - Sybil Shanahan
- Moyse’s Magic Melodies for Flute - Laura Chambers
- Masterclass for Single/Double Reed & Brass Players - Patrick Headley
- Piano Masterclass - Jenny Crober
- Learning Guitar through Music of the Beatles - Mike Graham
- Drum Set Technique & Rhythm Reading - Larry Graves
- Basic Improvisation for Instrumentalists - Tien Yeung
- Introduction to Jazz and Popular Harmony - Louis Simão

The following sessions are included in your registration and all participants are invited to attend:
Morning Stretch - Alice Bond
Handling Performance Anxiety - Barbara Bolte

Read more about the workshops.