Harmony Music Studio’s goals are to provide excellent music instruction
and opportunities for our community to sing, play, and joyfully serve one another.
At Harmony Music Studio, students may participate in a performance choir, take group percussion classes, or take private lessons in a variety of instruments. Our instructors share a passion for music and the joy it brings (not to mention years of experience and education), and seek to provide quality instruction for those eager to learn.
We believe that music is best when shared and therefore will seek opportunities for students of Harmony Music Studio to sing or play for the seniors in the Sunny South Lodge, in the Coaldale Carol Festival at the Gem of the West, and in our community churches as interest and opportunities arise. Admission to recitals will be food bank contributions to support Coaldale Food Bank.
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For those who love to sing!
Jubilation - ages 8-12 - Tuesdays, 6 -7 pm*
Community Choir - all ages - Thursdays, 7:30 pm
We will sing a variety of folk, sacred, and pop music.
Directors: Doris Janzen (Jubilation ) and Henry Janzen (Community Choir)
Accompanists: Elizabeth Warkentin, Glenda Marriott and Irene Penner
*Jubilation - Cost for 1st semester (16 weeks): $100 (following semesters cost $80 each) - includes t-shirt. Participation is by audition only. Please call to arrange your time slot.
For those who love to (want to) play!
Junior African Drumming Ensemble - Ages 7-11
African Drumming Ensemble - Age 12+
Schedules to be announced closer to start dates. Please inquire.
Instructors: Jodi and/or Matt Groenheide
One-on-one instruction is available in the following instruments:
Fees and schedules are subject to the discretion of instructors. Please inquire.
Instructors: Esther Berg, Harley Packer, Jodi Groenheide, Matt Groenheide
In addition to being a singer herself in solos, duets, ensembles, and choirs since she was 6, Mrs. Janzen has 25 years of experience teaching all grades of students. She has taught music and conducted choirs, including the production of dramatic musicals and cantatas with children, ladies' chorus, and mixed adult choirs. Mrs. Janzen is passionate about working with children, music, creativity, and showing love for others - all factors that led to the Harmony Music Studio concept. Working with a great variety of folk, sacred, and pop music, she looks forward to making great music with the Jubilation groups this year!
Director of Sing On choir: Jubilation .
Credentials: B.Ed., (Music Minor), Biblical Studies Diploma, Grade 8 Voice
Accompanist for Sing On choir: Jubilation.
Piano has been integral to Esther's life. She took piano lessons from the age of 5, eventually receiving her piano teacher's certificate from the Royal Conservatory of Music, University of Toronto.
She has taught piano and music theory to students ranging from young children to Level 8 piano for over 30 years. Also, Esther has many years of experience accompanying soloists, mixed adult choirs, school choirs, ladies' chorus, instrumentalists, and cantatas. She has played for weddings, funerals, and dinner banquets.
Throughout her teaching, Esther has enjoy watching students learn and enjoy the music they are playing.
Instructor for Solo piano.
Glenda Marriott has been playing for musical groups over the years in the Coaldale area. She really enjoys interacting with the children and loves watching them grow and learn as they participate. Music has been a passion in her life for as long as she can remember. She always felt it was important to introduce her own children to music, and now they all enjoy many different aspects of playing and singing. She has always found that when children can develop their musical skills they do well in all aspects of learning. Glenda's looking forward to working with the children in the choir programs.
Accompanist for Sing On choir.
Harley has been a musician for 30 years. He writes and records his own music and he has played with several different groups including the music ministry in his church for almost 20 years. Harley has taught guitar lessons since 1995 and he recently offered a two year "rock band" class at Vauxhall High School. He is proficient in teaching various styles of guitar and is willing to work with all ages.
Instructor for Solo beginner guitar.
Jodi Groenheide recently graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Masters of Music in Percussion Performance where she studied with Dr. John Wooton (she also studied flute with Brazilian flutist Dr. Danilo Mezzadri). She completed her Bachelor of Music in Flute and Percussion Performance at the University of Lethbridge where she studied with Adam Mason (percussion) and Sarah Gieck (flute).
Jodi's primary creative outlet, along with her husband, Matt, is the jamani duo. The duo plays a fun and energetic assortment of music on an impressive collection of instruments from around the world, including Caribbean steel pan, flute, vibraphone, hand drums, and more. Jodi and Matt's unique sound draws on traditions from world, classical, popular, and jazz music to create something entirely new and infectiously groovy!
Jodi has been a member of the University of Lethbridge "Global Drums" Percussion Ensemble since 2005 and performs with the group regularly. In addition to performing in Lethbridge and throughout Alberta, she has also performed with the ensemble in Florida, Japan, Hawaii, England, the Netherlands, and Trinidad. Her own endeavors have also given her the chance to study and/or perform in Albania, Germany, and North Carolina.
One of Jodi's favorite places to play is on a sunny street corner - she loves to see the surprise and joy on people's faces when they see her steel pan, and she happily stops to explain her instrument time and time again.
Jodi teaches flute, Kindermusik, and percussion, including marimba, steel pan, and world percussion.
Instructor for various Play On ensembles, as well as Solo flute and steel pan.
Matt Groenheide is a percussion performer and educator from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Matt loves the variety that comes from being a percussionist and is well-versed in drumset, world drumming, and classical percussion. Together with his wife – Jodi Groenheide (flute & percussion) – Matt performs in the jamani duo, a fun and energetic group that blends classical, world, and popular music together on a collection of diverse instruments from around the world. Matt is the new Director of Worship and Creative Arts at Lethbridge's First Baptist Church.
Matt has taught lessons and classes at the University of Southern Mississippi School of Music, at the U of L Conservatory of Music, and as a private instructor. He teaches clinics and workshops for school bands, community organizations, and other groups. Matt’s favorite time of the year is his summers at MusiCamp Alberta – the premier summer music experience in the province.
As a world percussionist, Matt plays and teaches Caribbean steel pans, African percussion and kalimba, Afro-Cuban drumming, Japanese Taiko, Brazilian Samba, Polynesian log drumming, Peruvian cajon, and more. He performs frequently with the U of L Global Drums Percussion Ensemble. Matt plays with the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra (LSO) and was the winner of the 2011 LSO Young Artist Competition. He has appeared as a concerto soloist with the LSO, the University of Lethbridge (U of L) Wind Orchestra, and the Musaeus string quartet. As a drumset player, Matt has played with the Afro-Celtic reggae group Dr. Zoo in addition to other folk bands and church worship groups. His worldwide performances have included Trinidad and Tobago, the Netherlands, London, Japan, Hawai'i, and many parts of Canada and the U.S.
As an officer of the Alberta Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society (PAS), Matt has been involved with organizing many successful Day of Percussion events and receiving the 2016 PAS Outstanding Chapter Award.
Matt holds a Master of Music from the University of Southern Mississippi – where he studied with internationally renowned snare drummer/steel pannist Dr. John Wooton (AKA “Dr. Throwdown”) – and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Lethbridge – where he studied with master educator Adam Mason.
Instructor for various Play On ensembles, as well as Solo drumset and steel pan.