Handbell Masterclass

Unlock the full potential of handbell music with our Handbell Masterclass—an immersive and exclusive educational experience designed for handbell ensembles of all skill levels. Led by our distinguished Artistic Director at your preferred location, this masterclass offers a unique opportunity to delve deep into the art of handbell ringing.

  1. Understanding & Refining Handbell Techniques: from fundamental techniques for beginners to advanced nuances for experienced ringers.
  2. Artistic Expression: Learn to infuse your ringing with emotion and artistry, enhancing your ability to captivate audiences.
  3. Personalized Feedback: individualized guidance and constructive feedback
  4. Ensemble Skills: Develop the art of ensemble ringing

Whether you’re a budding handbell ensemble or an advanced group, our Handbell Masterclass is tailored to accommodate all levels of expertise. Discover the joy of handbell music and elevate your proficiency to new heights.

4 hours (by appointment)
Cost CAD720

Conductor’s Workshop

The Conductor Workshop is a unique, two-hour online session plus a one-hour hands-on session offered additionally to the masterclass curriculum, affording conductors the opportunity for concurrent learning. within the masterclass curriculum. It deepens the conductor’s skills and understanding through practical application and covers a diverse range of topics, equipping participants to lead handbell ensembles effectively.

The workshop’s content is specifically customized to cater to individuals interested in the following subject areas:

  1. Introduction to Handbell Basics, Techniques and notations
  2. Conducting Fundamentals
  3. Communication skills
  4. Repertoire Selection
  5. Rehearsal Techniques
  6. Effective Rehearsal Management
  7. Score Analysis
  8. Logistics and Performance Practice
  9. Stage Presence
  10. Hands-On Practice

This workshop welcomes individuals from various backgrounds, including conductors, music educators and handbell ringers who are eager to deepen their knowledge and expertise in the scope of leading a handbell ensemble. Whether you are a novice or an experienced conductor, this workshop offers valuable insights and practical skills to help you excel in the field of handbell conducting.

2 hours online session and 1 hour hands-on session in the masterclass

Cost CAD450

Conductor workshop

Handbell Solo/Small Ensemble Coaching

Explore the fun of solo/ensemble handbell ringing at our studio, followed by up to two hours of practice on the spot after each session. This course delves into the intricacies of solo handbell performance, encompassing various subjects, including technical proficiency, interpretative skills, stage presence, and recording techniques. It aims to equip participants with the essential knowledge and skills to excel in solo/ensemble handbell performance.

  1. Solo Handbell Techniques and Notations
  2. Solo Techniques Drills
  3. Blocking techniques and Strategies  
  4. Musical Interpretation and Expression
  5. Developing Stage Presence and Confidence
  6. Personalizing Your Performance
  7. Memorization Techniques and Strategies
  8. Rehearsal and Practice Techniques

Handbell solo lessons are open to experienced and beginning ringers. Whether you’re drawn to the artistry of solo handbells or interested in small ensemble ringing, these lessons provide a tailored learning environment to advance your skills and help you excel in solo handbell music.

4 x (1.5 hours session + up to 2 hours self-practice session)

Cost CAD720

Handbell Ensemble Consultation

Embark on the rewarding journey of establishing a handbell ensemble choir, guided by our personalized consultation that delves into the intricacies of handbell ensemble creation and management. This consultation offers tailored guidance, including a complimentary Q&A session, to help you achieve your unique vision.

Our comprehensive content covers the following topics:

  1. Vision Definition
  2. Member Recruitment
  3. Instrument Acquisition
  4. Repertoire Overview
  5. Rehearsal Space and Schedule
  6. Handbell Techniques Overview
  7. Performance Planning

This course is open to anyone with an interest in creating, leading, or managing handbell ensembles, regardless of their prior experience or background. It is tailored to accommodate various levels of familiarity with handbells and ensemble management, ensuring that participants can gain valuable knowledge and skills to succeed in their specific endeavors.

75 minutes online session
Cost CAD130

*Please book the date in advance to see our availability.
*If face-to-face classes are not held in the Greater Toronto Area, additional transportation fees may apply.

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