In times of uncertainty, we look more than ever to the profound inspiration of the arts. In order to continue sharing this incredible gift, High River Gift of Music is proud to foster a connection between young students of music and those who are well on their way to mastering it.

During this season, we are facilitating virtual classes with talented Canadian musicians, including former Gift of Music artists. Students will have an opportunity to study with and learn from these musicians in an online setting, in three lessons offered over six to 10 weeks. Our guest teachers are masters of a variety of instruments, including piano, string instruments such as violin and cello, saxophone, and trumpet.

We hope to share the results of these masterclasses with our wider audience.


About the Masterlessons

In partnership with Prairie Debut and with the support of TD Bank, we are offering music masterclass scholarships. Each student will receive three masterclass sessions tailored to their instrument and learning needs.

Students located in the High River area are invited to apply. This includes those in the vicinity of:

  • Black Diamond
  • Blackie
  • Cayley
  • High River
  • Nanton
  • Okotoks
  • and Turner Valley.

Music Instructors



Experience a lively, Latin-inspired lesson in flute and guitar performance led by Marie-Noëlle Choquette and Charles Hobson.

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Cowan Duo

Gain insight into the fine points of classical guitar performance with instruction by guitar duo Adam Cicchillitti and Steve Cowan.

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Delve into violin and piano technique with  classical musicians Christina Bouey and Pierre-André Doucet.

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Explore the fascinating instruments and sounds of Persian music with Pooria Pournazeri, Saeed Kamjoo and Ziya Tabassian.

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Interested in taking part in a music masterclass? Connect with us.

Curious about the difference our music education initiatives have made? Learn more.

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If you want to change the world, teach music.