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In The Groove - July Studio News

Monday, July 6, 2015 by Roxy Roth | Newsletter


July 2015 - In The Groove Studio Newsletter


July 2015

Welcome to the In The Groove Newsletter

Happy Canada Day Everyone!

We are so happy to be celebrating along side you for the sunniest Holiday Canada has to offer! We've been busy helping fellow Shuswap Canucks find their Groove this summer. Have you found yours yet? Our summer programs are flexible and fun to fit into your groovy lifestyle. All that we have lined up for fall will be just as fun and flexible, so be sure to check out our web page to see all that is new.

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 May you laugh and smile
as you find your groove today!
Test Your Canada Day Music Knowledge
with our
Canadian Music Quiz
No cheating! Answers are at the bottom of this email.
Good Luck!!
1. Which female Canadian Singer/Songwriter was born in Fort Macleod, Alberta in 1943?

2. Which Kingston, Ontario born Canuck has won 20 Juno Awards among his 56 nominations, 15 Grammy Award nominations including a win for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television in 1992, MTV, ASCAP, American Music awards, two Ivor Novello Awards for song composition and has been nominated five times for Golden Globe Awards and three times for Academy Awards for his songwriting for films?

3. Name the Canadian Band who's first full album entitled "Gordon" had the song "Enid" as it's first single followed by "Be My Yoko Ono" & "If I Had a Million Dollars".

4. Which Canadian Indie band won the 2011 Grammy for Album of the Year with the distinction of being the only music group to have won their first and only Grammy in that category?

5. Name the Canadian Country/Pop, Singer/Songwriter who is currently on the road with her farewell tour, but who insists she is not retiring anytime soon.

6. On March 8th 2008, the world  lost which Toronto born  jazz and blues-rock vocalist and guitarist?

7. Katajjaq otherwise known as ___________, is a form of musical performance uniquely found among the Inuit. Performers are usually Inuit women who sing only in duets as a form of contest to see who can outlast the other.

8. Great Big Sea is one of actor Russell Crowe’s favourite bands. The actor asked the band’s singer Alan Doyle to:
a) Write music with him
b) Play in Crowe's band
c) Be an actor in his movie 'Robin Hood'
d) All of the above

9. The title of the Tragically Hip song “At the Hundredth Meridian” refers to:
a) A bar in Bobcaygeon with a very large sign in the shape of a buffalo hanging over its front door.
b) The 100th time Gord Downie stayed at Le Meridien Hotel.
c) The line of longitude which marks where the Great Plains begin.
d) An important concept in traditional Chinese medicine.

10) In 1996 Halifax Born Singer/Songwriter/pianist Sarah McLachlan became frustrated with concert promoters and radio stations that refused to feature two female musicians in a row. So in 1997 McLachlan founded the _____ _____ tour which started out in her home town with artists such as Paula Cole, Lisa Loeb and Michelle McAdore.

Be sure to keep fall in mind!
We certainly are. Watch your inbox for fall updates and keep your eyes peeled on our website
and on our
Facebook Page
for updates.
Canada Day Quiz Answers
1. Joni Mitchell

2. Bryan Adams

3. Barenaked Ladies

4. Arcade Fire

5. Shania Twain

6. Jeff Healey

7. Throat Singing
Click HERE for a video example

8. D

9. B

10. Lilith Fair
Catch up with The Dolly Vardens
Roxy Roth, Dan Meakes & Nathan Meakes
July 26 - Details TBA
Aug 6 - opening for Jocelyn & Lisa House Concert
Aug 8 - Tina Cosman & Associates Customer Appreciation
Aug 13 - Roots & Blues Music Crawl
August 1st - 7:00 pm
Jenie Thai  $15
Jenie Thai combines classical technique, jazz harmonics, and a life-long appreciation for blues and folk to produce a unique charm as a singer-songwriter on the on the Canadian folk, roots, and blues music scene.
August 6th - 7:00 pm
Jocelyn & Lisa $15
Jocelyn Alice is a solo pop singer-songwriter with a fiercely powerful voice, heartfelt lyrics and magnetic style influenced by her favourites such as Adele, Amy Winehouse and Lorde. Her flawless vocal control builds pitches so diverse that it almost makes your heart break. In 2011, Jocelyn found bassist Lisa Jacobs. Together they took their careers in a different direction and started a new musical project: indie soul pop duo jocelyn & lisa (a unique sound-blend of pop, soul, reggae and funk).
FREE - Hand Drumming Rhythm Workshop with Larry Keats
Monday July 136-8pm
at In The Groove Studio

Drumming is an excellent way to connect with others, relieve stress, be creative, strengthen both sides of your brain, improve co-ordination and to be well.  Through guided improvisations, develop hand control techniques that will help you to translate what you are hearing to freely play and discover rhythms with your hands.  For this interactive workshop, no experience necessary!
Pre-registration required. 
Music Jam Packs

Build Your Own Summer Groove.
Guitar Skills

Intro to Guitar (2 hours) - learn basic chords, techniques and songs to discover what your guitar can do. With Blair Shier.

Guitar Grooves (2 hours) - expand your skills with improvisation styles and techniques on your guitar. With Blair Shier.

Songs for the Campfire (2 hours) -  learn basic chords to accompany acoustic versions of familiar tunes on your guitar. With Blair Shier.

Music Jams - No experience required!

Seniors Guitar Jam (2 hours) - ages 50+ Gather together to meet new people and improve your guitar skills in this social music jam.  Coffee included. With Blair Shier.

Jam Band Series (3 days, 3 hours/day) - explore new musical ideas on drums, bass, guitar, piano, and vocals as you play together in a band!  Instruments provided, no previous music experience required. With Roxy Roth and Blair Shier.

Family Jam (2 hours) - a multi-generational music jam to bring parents, siblings and grandparents together to create lasting memories and rocking good tunes!  Instruments provided, no previous music expertise required. With Roxy Roth and Blair Shier.

Music Discovery Jam (1 hour) - 6 months to 5 years, parent participation.  Sing, dance, drum at a fun-filled jam that supports early childhood development through the exploration of musical play, movement, child-friendly percussion instruments and our Silly Quotient! With Roxy Roth

Ukulele Jam (1 hour) - learn basic skills and chords for rockin' a few tunes on the ukulele! With Roxy Roth or Blair Shier.

Piano Jam (1 hour) - explore tools for improvisation on the piano, creating unique grooves together. With Roxy Roth.

Additional Workshops

Songwriting (2 hours) - Learn how to approach the art of song writing, with tips and techniques, in this introductory workshop that will help you to just get started. With Blair Shier.

Personalized Workshop/Music Jam - gather your friends for a private workshop or music jam facilitator!