THE TORONTO INSTITUTE FOR THE ENJOYMENT OF MUSIC

TIFEM Events

TIFEM’s storefront environment transforms into an intimate live performance space supporting Toronto’s local music scene.

Upcoming Events:

22.05.2016 | Afro Cuban Rhythm Workshop with Magdelys Savigne

Event: Afro Cuban Rhythm Workshop with Magdelys Savigne
Date: Sunday, May 22nd 2016
Where: TIFEM – 821 Queen St. West, Toronto
Time: 4pm-5pm
Price: $15p/person.
Level: All levels welcome!
What to bring: Bring your percussion instrument/drum if you have one.

Magdelys Savigne is a percussionist from Cuba. Since coming to Canada she has performed with JUNO-winning group Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, as well as with Danilo Perez, Brian Blade, Hilario Duran, Ozere, Ventanas, and more. She received her degree in classical percussion at University of Arts in Havana. She plays many different instruments, including congas, bongos, timbales, cajon, bata, drum kit, and marimba.

In this workshop, the most important thing is to have fun! Magdelys will take students on a journey to Cuba. They will explore different Latin rhythms through playing hand percussion. She will give them patterns to play for musical styles that include: mambo, cha cha cha, salsa, rumba and Afro Cuban music. She will also explore how to improvise in these rhythms.

Open to all levels of experience and all ages. Bring your instruments, some will be provided.

Come and enjoy!

To reserve a seat, you can purchase your ticket in advance over the phone or in person at The Toronto Institute For The Enjoyment Of Music.

Past Events:

17.04.2016 | Afro Cuban Rhythm Workshop with Magdelys Savigne

Event: Afro Cuban Rhythm Workshop with Magdelys Savigne
Date: Sunday, April 17th 2016
Where: TIFEM – 821 Queen St. West, Toronto
Time: 4pm-5pm
Price: $15p/person.
Level: All levels welcome!
What to bring: Bring your percussion instrument/drum if you have one.

Magdelys Savigne is a percussionist from Cuba. Since coming to Canada she has performed with JUNO-winning group Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, as well as with Danilo Perez, Brian Blade, Hilario Duran, Ozere, Ventanas, and more. She received her degree in classical percussion at University of Arts in Havana. She plays many different instruments, including congas, bongos, timbales, cajon, bata, drum kit, and marimba.

In this workshop, the most important thing is to have fun! Magdelys will take students on a journey to Cuba. They will explore different Latin rhythms through playing hand percussion. She will give them patterns to play for musical styles that include: mambo, cha cha cha, salsa, rumba and Afro Cuban music. She will also explore how to improvise in these rhythms.

Open to all levels of experience and all ages. Bring your instruments, some will be provided.

Come and enjoy!

To reserve a seat, you can purchase your ticket in advance over the phone or in person at The Toronto Institute For The Enjoyment Of Music.

13.03.2016 | Afro Cuban Rhythm Workshop with Magdelys Savigne

Event: Afro Cuban Rhythm Workshop with Magdelys Savigne
Date: Sunday, March 13th 2016
Where: TIFEM – 821 Queen St. West, Toronto
Time: 4pm-5pm
Price: $15p/person.
Level: All levels welcome!
What to bring: Bring your percussion instrument/drum if you have one.

Magdelys Savigne is a percussionist from Cuba. Since coming to Canada she has performed with JUNO-winning group Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, as well as with Danilo Perez, Brian Blade, Hilario Duran, Ozere, Ventanas, and more. She received her degree in classical percussion at University of Arts in Havana. She plays many different instruments, including congas, bongos, timbales, cajon, bata, drum kit, and marimba.

In this workshop, the most important thing is to have fun! Magdelys will take students on a journey to Cuba. They will explore different Latin rhythms through playing hand percussion. She will give them patterns to play for musical styles that include: mambo, cha cha cha, salsa, rumba and Afro Cuban music. She will also explore how to improvise in these rhythms.

Open to all levels of experience and all ages. Bring your instruments, some will be provided.

Come and enjoy!

To reserve a seat, you can purchase your ticket in advance over the phone or in person at The Toronto Institute For The Enjoyment Of Music.

18.09.2015 | Death Cookie Soup Press Launch

What: Death Cookie Soup Press Launch
Date: Friday, September 18th
Time: 7pm
Where: TIFEM – 821 Queen Street West
Price: $5

Death Cookie Soup Press is thrilled to announce the official launching of our artists’ run press! The event will consist of live music (lineup to be announced shortly), exhibitions of our films, readings from our published authors and a plethora of issues of our zines available.

Entry will be $5 at the door and well worth it in terms of cultural content on offer!
The launch will be held at The Toronto Institute for the Enjoyment of Music (TIFEM) on Queen West, just east of Trinity Bellwoods.

It would be great to see you all there!

A list of things that will also be available:

  • Vegan & non-vegan baked goods
  • Personalized blind contour portraits
  • Postcards
  • Illustrated works
  • Prints
  • Stickers

https://www.facebook.com/events/660328470769002/

12.09.2015 | TIFEM Fiddle Class Jam / Concert Night: Balkan Edition with Aleksandar Gajic

TIFEM Fiddler Lea Kirstein is hosting another hotly anticipated string extravaganza. As always, the evening will begin with a lead jam through a set of Balkan tunes, followed by a concert performed by our guest artist – Aleksandar Gajic. We’re all excited for him to be joining us, so tell all your friends and let’s make this a party!

Word has it that there will be tasty authentic Serbian treats and beverages available by donation.

Details below:

What: TIFEM Fiddle Class Jam / Concert Night: Balkan Edition with Aleksandar Gajic
Date: Saturday, September 12th 2015
Where: TIFEM – 821 Queen St. West, Toronto
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Price: $25 for participants, $15 for concert only

About our guest: Joining us as a guest artist & honorary jam leader will be the incredible Aleksandar Gajic, Serbian-born violinist at the forefront of Canada’s classical and folk music scenes.

To reserve a seat, you can purchase your ticket in advance over the phone or in person at The Toronto Institute For The Enjoyment Of Music.

11.09.2015 | COPILOTS & v-serious performance

What: COPILOTS & v-serious performance
Date: Friday, September 11th 2015
Where: TIFEM – 821 Queen St. West, Toronto
Time: 10pm
Price: PWYC

Vancouver artists COPILOTS will be joined by Toronto dudes v serious for an attempt at charging the atmosphere with righteous vibes. Low Key (byob) pay what you can at the door.

COPILOTS go on at ten, followed by v serious.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1489393831354746/

http://www.copilots.ca

08.08.2015 | Scat Singing Workshop with Ori Dagan

What: Scat Singing Workshop with Ori Dagan
Date: Saturday, August 8th, 2015
Where: TIFEM – 821 Queen St. West
Time: 7pm-8:30pm

Level: All levels welcome!

Price: $35 (adv) / $40 (door)
www.oridagan.com

Open to singers of all levels, this exploration of vocal jazz improvisation will be taught by acclaimed jazz singer and recording artist Ori Dagan, named “Canada’s Next Top Crooner” by CBC Radio. Participants will have the opportunity to scat sing both solo and as an ensemble, and the class will cover “shoo-bee-doo’s and “shoo-be-don’ts”, recommended practice methods and suggested listening, all with an emphasis on having fun!

To reserve a seat, you can purchase your ticket in advance over the phone or in person at The Toronto Institute For The Enjoyment Of Music.

Ori’s Social Network:

Ori is nominated for “Best Male Vocalist” in the 2015 NOW Magazine Reader’s Poll – Vote Here
Other nominees: the Weeknd, Bahamas, Peter Katz, Ronnie Hawkins, and Rufus Wainwright.

08.04.2015 | Irish Fiddle Jam Night with Eli Howard

WHERE: The Toronto Institute For The Enjoyment Of Music
WHEN: Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 (Jam: 7-8PM, Concert: 9PM)
ADMISSION: Jam: $15, Concert: $10

TIFEM’s own Adult World Fiddle Band has been hard at work these past couple months, voting on a different fiddle music genre to discover and immerse themselves in every six weeks.

At the end of the six weeks, they have one of the hippest “Jam” nights in town, celebrating all the new tunes they learned with instructor Lea Kirstein, regional food and drink, and, if they can find one, a SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST who is an expert in the traditional folk music of that region.

This month we are thrilled to host a masterful Irish Tin Whistle player Eli Howard for our Irish Fiddle Jam Night!

Tell your friends!

ELI HOWARD:
Eli Howard began playing Irish Tin Whistle at age five, when his elementary school teacher, Karen Light, started teaching it at school. Since then Eli has studied with many different teachers, including masters Mary Bergin and Joannie Madden and with Toronto-based whistle player, Loretto Reid. Under Reid’s guidance, in 2008, Eli placed second in the Mid-West Fleadh (competition) qualifying him for the All-Ireland Championships, the largest Irish music competition in the world. At age sixteen, Eli lived in Ennis, Ireland for five months with the sole purpose of developing his musical skills and studying with great players. The mix of influences to which Eli has been exposed to through his different teachers, his time in Ireland, and the Canadian traditional music styles (Ottawa Valley, French-Canadian) has led him to develop a unique style that takes different pieces from each of these experiences. Eli plays with the contra dance band “Ladies Chain” along with two other young musicians, Benoit Schryer-Lefebvre and Colin Savoie-Levac, whenever they can get together across vast geographical distances.

21.02.2015 | Scottish Fiddle Jam Night with Dan MacDonald

WHERE: The Toronto Institute For The Enjoyment Of Music

WHEN: Saturday, February 21st, 2015 (7-9PM)
ADMISSION: $25

TIFEM’s own Adult World Fiddle Band has been hard at work these past couple months, voting on a different fiddle music genre to discover and immerse themselves in every six weeks.

At the end of the six weeks, they have one of the hippest “Jam” nights in town, celebrating all the new tunes they learned with instructor Lea Kirstein, regional food and drink, and, if they can find one, a SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST who is an expert in the traditional folk music of that region.

This month we are thrilled to host a masterful Scottish Fiddle player Dan MacDonald for our Scottish Fiddle Jam Night!

Tell your friends!

DAN MACDONALD:

Dan MacDonald is from a family of musicians from the small village of Ironville, Cape Breton and began playing fiddle at a very early age. His fiddle education came mostly from his father, Lloyd MacDonald, who is a well-known and respected Cape Breton fiddler, and from the surrounding musical culture of Cape Breton Island. Cape Breton Fiddler’s Association practices in Baddeck, the Gaelic Maud in St. Ann’s, playing for dances in Glencoe and playing for Highland dance and Cape Breton stepdance groups formed the basis for his music. The big Cape Breton concerts: Big Pond, Cheticamp, Highland Village day, Broad Cove and many others were the backdrop of his childhood. In the late 1980’s, MacDonald, and his family formed Scumalash, a traditional Cape Breton band, with whom he toured throughout the United Kingdom between 1988 and 1992, culminating in the release of a self-titled album. Scumalash recently returned from a reunion tour of England.

In 2001 MacDonald moved to Bowling Green, Ohio where he began playing with a traditional Irish group, Toraigh. Toraigh toured the Celtic festivals of the Midwest, including the Cincinnati Celtic Festival, Dayton Celtic Festival, and the Newport Irish Festival. During this time period MacDonald was also able to compete twice in the Midwest Fleadh (regional Irish Music competition) in the senior fiddle and ceilidh band competitions with a band involving some of Detroit’s foremost Irish musicians, placing second in both categories.

MacDonald moved to Toronto in 2003, where he became a co-host at the Irish music session at Dora Keogh Irish pub and later became a member of the traditional Irish group, Spraoi. Spraoi has played to sold out audiences at the Tranzac, Hugh’s Room and the Brampton Folk Festival. In 2006, MacDonald became music director of The Magic of Ireland, an Irish dance and music show, with which he toured the UK, Canada, the USA and Europe. An active freelance performer and teacher, MacDonald is in high demand throughout Southern Ontario, where he performs and teaches at various venues and events.

26.11.2014 | Scandinavian Jam Night / Katherine Hill Concert

WHERE: The Toronto Institute For The Enjoyment Of Music
WHEN: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (Jam: 7-8PM, Concert: 8-8:30PM)

7-8PM: Jam Sessions. Anyone is welcome to join. We have chart with melodies and chords for a variety of instruments ($15/person). Observers Free
8-8:30PM: Mini Solo Concert. Katherine Hill will play Nyckelharpa and sing some traditional Swedish folk tunes, Q&A period after. PWYC (suggested donation $10)

TIFEM’s own Adult World Fiddle Band has been hard at work these past couple months, voting on a different fiddle music genre to discover and immerse themselves in every six weeks. At the end of the six weeks, they have one of the hippest “Jam” nights in town, celebrating all the new tunes they learned with instructor Lea Kirstein, regional food and drink, and, if they can find one, a SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST who is an expert in the traditional folk music of that region.

The first event in August brought a Cape Breton east coast kitchen party-style jam with resident piano teacher and Cape Breton native Matt Giffin, and October saw a Québécois jam complete with Poutine and toe-tapping pieds!

This month we are thrilled to host a masterful nyckelharpa (Swedish keyed fiddle) player Katherine Hill for our Scandinavian Jam Night!

Dances and music gatherings are traditionally what keep people going through the long, dark and chilly Nordic winters, so join us on this first snowfall of the year to celebrate and keep things toasty!

Tell your friends!

KATHERINE HILL:
Captivated by early European text and music from a young age, singer and nyckelharpist Katherine has pursued study and work in this field here in Canada and all across Europe. A particular focus of her work since 2003 has been the music of women’s communities of Medieval and Renaissance Europe, directing and performing in projects in Toronto, the Netherlands, and Italy, and in Germany with the acclaimed sequentia ensemble for medieval music. More recently she has been investigating the presence of folk music in late-medieval polyphony.

A long-time lover of Swedish traditional music, Katherine began playing nyckelharpa (Swedish keyed fiddle) in 2008, travelling to Sweden to study at the Eric Sahlström Institute. The following year, she undertook a research project investigating iconographical evidence of the instrument in 15th century Siena, while working toward her M.A. at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto. She has been a proud member of the Centre’s softball team, the Papal Bulls, since 2009.

16.11.2014 | Jeff LaRochelle & Origins Ensemble Interactive Concert

Date: Sunday, November 16, 2014
Time: 6PM
Duration: 60 min
Level: Everyone is welcome!
Price: $10

Come and join TIFEM instructor Jeff LaRochelle, performing with his group Origins Ensemble in celebration of his debut album “Moonstone“, being officially released on November 22nd, 2014 at 80 Gladstone. His group features some of Toronto’s finest musicians in a unique instrumentation of violin, viola, bassoon, acoustic bass, and drums, as well as Jeff playing saxophones and clarinets.

This concert will be a great way to explore Jeff’s music, which features a variety of styles including jazz, chamber music, and shades of popular styles, reflects his various influences and interests, from art, literature, culture, philosophy, and others. It will be an open-ended event as Jeff will explain how he approaches writing for this the instrumentation, improvisation within the group, the process of making and album, and more. Questions and dialogue between the musicians and the audience is very much encouraged!

Jeff’s brand new album “Moonstone” will be available for purchase at the event! To hear the title track from the CD, visit his Soundcloud link here:
https://soundcloud.com/j-larochelle/moonstone-1
www.jefflarochelle.com

Purchase your ticket over the phone or in person at The Toronto Institute For The Enjoyment Of Music.

31.05.2014 | TIFEM Celtic Fiddle Workshop & Concert (Guitars & Cellos Welcome Too!)

Led by Lea Kirstein (fiddle), Rachel Capon (cello) and Irena Perkovic (guitar), the workshop will be a crash course in learning and arranging some traditional pub-style tunes with an emphasis on style, rhythm and beginning ornamentation.

Workshop participants on violin and cello should already know note names and a few simple tunes on their respective instruments. Guitarists should be familiar with basic chord shapes as well as have the ability to switch chords in real time.

Lea’s workshops are becoming a hit here at TIFEM and it’s no surprise that her Celtic fiddle workshops have gained the attention of the Celtic community not only in Toronto but in B.C. as well.

The workshop will conclude with an authentic Ceilidh, or set of dance based tunes. The concert will be open to anyone who wishes to watch, listen and dance, and not only to workshop participants.

Date: Saturday, May 31st
Capacity: 15 persons for workshop, 25 for concert
Workshop and concert: $20/person
Concert Only: Adults $10,  Children $5
Family Rate: $30 for whole family

Workshop Schedule:
2:45pm-3:45pm: Workshop
3:45pm-4:00pm: Break
4:00pm-5:00pm: Concert

To reserve a seat, you can purchase your ticket in advance over the phone or in person at The Toronto Institute For The Enjoyment Of Music.

17.05.2014 | Spring Family Drum Circle (facilitated by Derek Gray)

Spring is here – finally! Come celebrate with the first-ever Family Drum Circle at TIFEM!

For thousands and thousands of years, people have gathered with drums – as long as we’ve been making music! Hand drumming can help strengthen communities, increase communication and listening, and it can even be beneficial to your health. Most importantly, it’s just plain FUN!!!

The joy of hand drumming is infectious – come feel the rhythm as we ring in Spring on Saturday, May 17! Open to all ages – 3 to 99!  No previous experience necessary – drop-ins welcome. Drums and other percussion instruments provided. See more at: http://enjoymusictoronto.com/

About Derek Gray:
Since graduating from Humber College’s renowned music program, Derek has travelled the world studying, performing and teaching – including time spent in Ghana, Cuba, Italy, Switzerland, Banff, and Washington. At home in Toronto, Derek works as a bandleader, composer, and sideman playing drums/percussion with a variety of projects, including modern jazz quintet Tesseract (2012: Impossible Images, 2013: Visions of Collisions), Gray Matter (a quintet that he co-leads with his brother, bassist Justin Gray), and the Indo- Jazz ensemble Monsoon (www.monsoon-music.com). For more info, please visit: derekgray.ca.

Date: Saturday, May 17th
Time: 1pm-2:30pm
Price: $15

To reserve a seat, you can purchase your ticket in advance over the phone or in person at The Toronto Institute For The Enjoyment Of Music.

16.02.2014 – 02.03.2014 | TIFEM Ukulele 101: Intro to Note Reading Workshop

Dates: Every Sunday from Feb 16th – March 2nd
Time: 2pm
Session Duration: 1hr 20 minutes
Price: $30 per session (3 sessions in total)
Beginners welcome!

Have you ever wanted to learn to read Music?  Ever wanted to learn to play the Ukulele well? TIFEM is very excited to offer its first ever three week Ukulele workshop with a main focus on learning to read music. The workshop is divided into three sessions. Each session will run every Sunday starting Feb 16th through to March 2nd.

In this course you will be given all the tools to start you on the path of reading music for the Ukulele.

Curriculum covered:
– Note reading
– Rhythm reading
– Time signatures
– Scales
– Intervals
– Ensemble and solo playing

To reserve a seat, you can purchase your ticket in advance over the phone or in person at The Toronto Institute For The Enjoyment Of Music.

28.01.2014 | James Hill – Lyricism & Line: How to make the Ukulele Sing Workshop

Date: Tuesday,  January 28th
Time: 7pm
Duration: 90 min
Level: Intermediate
Price: $30
http://jameshillmusic.com

Explore the lyrical side of the ukulele.  In this workshop students learn to play chord-melody arrangements of beautiful melodies such as Spring Song (Mendelsohnn), Slumber Song (Schubert) and Streets of Laredo (Trad.).  Discover subtleties of left-hand fingering and right-hand fingerpicking and how these can make (or break) the lyrical qualities of the music.  A workshop full of musical delights and ukulele insights.

To reserve a seat, you can purchase your ticket in advance over the phone or in person at The Toronto Institute For The Enjoyment Of Music.

Never have four strings attached to a hollow wooden shell been coaxed to do so much.
– Vancouver Sun

A serious virtuoso upon the instrument… truly amazing.
– Canadian Folk Music

The Wayne Gretzky of the ukulele.
– CBC

14.12.2013 | TIFEM’s O/P/E/N M/I/C

8pm signup.

The open mics at TIFEM are always a great place to meet those musicians out there who whether you know it or not, are a support system for you, and you for them. Come out to play or listen to great music Saturday, December 14th.

26.10.2013 | TIFEM’s O/P/E/N M/I/C

8pm signup.

The open mics at TIFEM are always a great place to meet those musicians out there who whether you know it or not, are a support system for you, and you for them. Come out to play or listen to great music Saturday, October 26th.

20.10.2013 | ArpixTalkx Workshop

Doors: 4pm, Event: 4:30pm, Networking: 6pm
Introducing an exciting and information packed workshop series, based on the topic of music in film, television, video games and more.

This is a topic that is often enquired about here at TIFEM. Music publishing for film, TV and games is a very lucrative avenue for the music maker.

With the onset of the digital revolution virtually anyone can create high quality music in their own makeshift home studio and the result is a level playing field for the creative composer wanting to break into the field.

Please join Owner and Music Supervisor of Arpix Media, Ron Proulx at TIFEM on the third Sunday of each month.

Ron and his guest speakers will both inform and entertain with conversation, Q&A, and examples of their own work.

These workshops are highly recommended for anyone working or hoping to work in the world of music for media as a way to gain information and network with peers.

Additional Guest Speakers will be announced closer to the date of each workshop.

This event is FREE.

RSVP where possible as seating is limited: arpixtalkx@gmail.com

21.09.2013 | TIFEM’s O/P/E/N M/I/C

8pm signup.

The open mics at TIFEM are always a great place to meet those musicians out there who whether you know it or not, are a support system for you, and you for them. Come out to play or listen to great music Saturday, September 21st.

15.09.2013 | ArpixTalkx Workshop

Doors: 4pm, Event: 4:30pm, Networking: 6pm
Introducing an exciting and information packed workshop series, based on the topic of music in film, television, video games and more.

This is a topic that is often enquired about here at TIFEM. Music publishing for film, TV and games is a very lucrative avenue for the music maker.

With the onset of the digital revolution virtually anyone can create high quality music in their own makeshift home studio and the result is a level playing field for the creative composer wanting to break into the field.

Please join Owner and Music Supervisor of Arpix Media, Ron Proulx at TIFEM on the third Sunday of each month.

Ron and his guest speakers will both inform and entertain with conversation, Q&A, and examples of their own work.

These workshops are highly recommended for anyone working or hoping to work in the world of music for media as a way to gain information and network with peers.

Additional Guest Speakers will be announced closer to the date of each workshop.

This event is FREE.

RSVP where possible as seating is limited: arpixtalkx@gmail.com

24-25.08.2013 | Immersive String Weekend Workshop led by Lea Kirstein

3:30pm-6:30pm

Lea Kirstein, who also leads our Adult String Ensemble (Wednesdays at 7pm) is presenting an Immersive String Weekend Workshop in addition to her highly charged weekly strings group.

The workshop, which will be held on August 24th and 25th from 3:30pm-6:30pm each day will include some ensemble playing and will focus on developing musical literacy, transcribing and reading some beginner level classical chamber music.

Day two will focus on the music of the Delta Blues and will include several informative improvisation exercises. Students will learn to create and compose fills and melodic solos among other useful techniques.

The String Workshop is open to all string players – Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass.

From week to week, it’s lovely to hear the sounds of a large group of strings. Lea’s enthusiasm and knowledge always seem to bring a packed house and Lea’s Immersive String Weekend Workshop should prove to be no exception.

Workshop rate is $120.00 for the weekend. Send an email to info@enjoymusictoronto.com to reserve your spot. Space is limited so be sure to reserve it before seats are gone! 

24.08.2013 | TIFEM’s O/P/E/N M/I/C

8pm signup.

The open mics at TIFEM are always a great place to meet those musicians out there who whether you know it or not, are a support system for you, and you for them. Come out to play or listen to great music Saturday, August 24th.

18.08.2013 | ArpixTalkx Workshop

Doors: 4pm, Event: 4:30pm, Networking: 6pm
Introducing an exciting and information packed workshop series, based on the topic of music in film, television, video games and more.

This is a topic that is often enquired about here at TIFEM. Music publishing for film, TV and games is a very lucrative avenue for the music maker.

With the onset of the digital revolution virtually anyone can create high quality music in their own makeshift home studio and the result is a level playing field for the creative composer wanting to break into the field.

Please join Owner and Music Supervisor of Arpix Media, Ron Proulx at TIFEM on the third Sunday of each month.

Ron and his guest speakers will both inform and entertain with conversation, Q&A, and examples of their own work.

These workshops are highly recommended for anyone working or hoping to work in the world of music for media as a way to gain information and network with peers.

Additional Guest Speakers will be announced closer to the date of each workshop.

This event is FREE.

RSVP where possible as seating is limited: arpixtalkx@gmail.com

27.07.2013 | TIFEM’s O/P/E/N M/I/C

8pm signup.

The open mics at TIFEM are always a great place to meet those musicians out there who whether you know it or not, are a support system for you, and you for them.

Who knows, you could meet a future member of your own collective or one of your musical kindred spirits right here at the open mic.

Always a great way to hone your songwriting or performing craft, the open mic offers a warm and attentive environment to try out something new or share that old song you know is going to knock everyone’s socks off or get their rocks off.

Also, you’re bound to see examples of some TIFEM collectives out at the jam. Past performances have featured the TIFEM Adult String Ensemble, and some numbers by the Sunday Ukulele drop-in class.

All types of music are welcome.

Good people, good times, good hang. See you all there.

21.07.2013 | ArpixTalkx Workshop

Doors: 4pm, Event: 4:30pm, Networking: 6pm
Introducing an exciting and information packed workshop series, based on the topic of music in film, television, video games and more.

This is a topic that is often enquired about here at TIFEM. Music publishing for film, TV and games is a very lucrative avenue for the music maker.

With the onset of the digital revolution virtually anyone can create high quality music in their own makeshift home studio and the result is a level playing field for the creative composer wanting to break into the field.

Please join Owner and Music Supervisor of Arpix Media, Ron Proulx at TIFEM on the third Sunday of each month.

Ron and his guest speakers will both inform and entertain with conversation, Q&A, and examples of their own work.

These workshops are highly recommended for anyone working or hoping to work in the world of music for media as a way to gain information and network with peers.

Additional Guest Speakers will be announced closer to the date of each workshop.

This event is FREE.

RSVP where possible as seating is limited: arpixtalkx@gmail.com

22.06.2013 | TIFEM’s O/P/E/N M/I/C

8pm signup.

The event takes place on Saturday, June 22nd, come out to play or listen to great music. Everyone is welcome!

21.06.2013 | Summer String Extravaganza

8pm start time. Come out to listen to some great music tonight with our Summer String Extravaganza with special guests Magenta String Quartet. Everyone welcome. Cover by donation.

25.05.2013 | TIFEM’s O/P/E/N M/I/C

8pm signup.

The event takes place on Saturday, May 25th, come out to play or listen to great music. Everyone is welcome!

20.04.2013 | TIFEM’s O/P/E/N M/I/C

8pm signup.

Ladies and gentlemen we are well pleased to remark that the TIFEM Open Mic continues to be a success. We are getting a greater turnout each time we present the event with a mix of current students, songwriters and musicians both budding and accomplished as well as some impressive collaborations between various TIFEM Ensembles.

Last month was no exception and featured a magnetic performance by the TIFEM Adult String and the TIFEM Uke Ensembles. It’s really gratifying for us to witness such a big group of people of all levels and ages playing music together.

We’re expecting a multifarious array of music from singer songwriters to experimental electronic blips and effects.

Everyone is welcome! Free admission.

30.03.2013 | Ableton Live Basics Workshop

30.03.2013 from 3-4pm. Drop-in Workshop ($15).

This workshop could be potentially life changing for all of those take charge musicians interested in recording and producing their own music, as well as those electronic musicians who are looking for a way to present their music in a live setting.

Come out and learn the basics of Ableton Live, one of the world’s leading musical software programs used both live and in the studio.

The workshop will be a general overview of the program, with special attention given to the Session View feature and to real time music creation.

23.03.2013 | TIFEM’s O/P/E/N M/I/C

8pm signup.  Our monthly open mic seems to be growing each session. We are really thrilled at all of the eclectic acts that we have been seeing and hearing, and each month we look forward to new surprises.

This month things are abuzz with the prospect of an open mic collaborative performance by the TIFEM Level 2 Ukulele Ensemble and the TIFEM String Ensemble.

The event takes place on Saturday, March 23rd, two days after the official first day of spring. Everyone is welcome!

18.03.2013 | LIVE AT LUNCH with CARLI & JULIE KENNEDY

TIFEM presents LIVE AT LUNCH with CARLI & JULIE KENNEDY! | Monday, March 18th @ 12pm.

Come join Carli & Julie for a meet and greet with light refreshments followed by an acoustic showcase performance. Donations will be gladly accepted for The Toronto Institute for the Enjoyment of Music.

RSVP @ liveatlunch.eventbrite.ca to join the guest list.

www.cjkennedy.com
www.youtube.com/carliandjuliekennedy 

17.03.2013 | CLASSICAL to COUNTRY – A Performance Workshop & Masterclass with Carli & Julie Kennedy

Attend a PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP AND MASTERCLASS with CARLI & JULIE KENNEDY – Sunday, March 17th 3:30pm.

Nominated for 5 BC Country Music Awards, Carli and Julie are cross Canada touring artists with Bachelor’s Degrees in Music Performance and over ten years of experience as music teachers and clinicians – this is a workshop not to be missed! The first half of the workshop will cover performance skills, practice techniques, warm-up routines, and a question and answer period for the students. The second half of the workshop will function as a masterclass. Each student should arrive with one prepared piece to perform for the class, to be followed by a live lesson for each student with tips and tricks to improve their performance. This workshop will help you to develop your stage presence and improve your confidence as a performer!

    [li]$59 for performing students [/li]
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Website: www.cjkennedy.com
Performance videos: www.youtube.com/carliandjuliekennedy 

02.03.2013 | TIFEM Recital

 Saturday, March 2nd | 4:45pm Start Time.

Hosted by Tiffany Hanus. Performing is always a great learning experience, and it gives your friends/family a chance to hear what you have been working on. It will be a very relaxed, supportive environment. Feel free to arrive at around 4:30pm, the recital will start at 4:45pm. For singers, Tiffany will be available to accompany you on piano.

If you would not like to perform, we still encourage you to come and hear what other students are up to. Bring your sheet music, just in case you change your mind and want to take the stage!

Hope to see you there! If you’d like to participate, please send an email to Tiffany at tiffanyhanus@hotmail.com so that we can get an estimate of the number of performers.

16.02.2013 | TIFEM’s O/P/E/N M/I/C

8pm signup.  May we suggest dropping by with your friends or that special someone and singing them a song from the heart?

Everyone is welcome to participate or just come and listen to the music. Love will certainly be in the atmosphere at this particular instalment of the Open Mic. No doubt this will be a romantic place to spend some time on your weekend Valentine’s Day date.

Everyone is welcome! Free admission.

19.01.2013 | TIFEM’s O/P/E/N M/I/C

7pm signup.  TIFEM’s Open Mic series was created in order for students, faculty, musicians in the community and their supporters to come together and share the music they have been working on.

Everyone is welcome! Free admission.

24.11.2012 | TIFEM’s O/P/E/N M/I/C

8pm signup.  TIFEM’s Open Mic series was created in order for students, faculty, musicians in the community and their supporters to come together and share the music they have been working on.

Everyone is welcome. Free admission.

25.10.2012 | TIFEM’s O/P/E/N M/I/C

8pm signup.  TIFEM’s Open Mic series was created in order for students, faculty, musicians in the community and their supporters to come together and share the music they have been working on.

Everyone is welcome. Free admission.

27.09.2012 | TIFEM Presents: O/P/E/N M/I/C with your hosts Joel & Roey

8pm signup. TIFEM’s Open Mic series is back on after a couple of months of hiatus. Hosted by Roey Shemesh & Joel French and extend the invite to our musical pals from all over.

We know that even though you may be in like 6 bands, you are still spending time alone in your bedroom with the handful of tunes you are writing. There are some closeted spirits in the form of song that you are dying to share with us.

This is also an opportunity for y’all to come out if you have zero experience playing in front of an audience and want your first time to be special.

Of course, this event is a spectator sport so if you are looking for a good hang come out and watch and listen to your buds play some jams.

Everyone is welcome. Free admission.  https://www.facebook.com/events

24.06.2012 | Enjoy Music Open Mic

7pm signup. Hosted by Henri Nosuka. Everyone is welcome. Free admission.

02.06.2012 | Francois Houle & Benoit Delbecq featuring Roey Shemesh & Howard Goldbach

9pm. Enjoy this exquisite gathering of musicians. Your senses will thank you.

05.05.2012 | Enjoy Music Open Mic

7pm signup. Hosted by Henri Nosuka. Everyone is welcome. Free admission.

22.04.2012 | Anne Janelle’s Beauty Remains – Remixed

8pm. With Anne Janelle (cello & voice), James Hill (ukulele, violin, & piano), and Howard Goldbach (live electronics/keyboard)

07.04.2012 | Enjoy Music Open Mic

6pm signup. Hosted by Henri Nosuka. Everyone is welcome. Free admission.

22-24.03.2012 | CMW Live Near Bellwoods

Daytime Living Room Sessions
Come on out for three afternoons of stripped down, intimate performances from some of CMW’s most engaging acts in a room barely bigger than your bedroom. Oh, and it’s 100% free. No wristband required.

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
2:00 Revelstoke (Toronto) – revelstoke.bandcamp.com
2:30 Kalle Mattson (Ottawa) – www.kallemattson.com
3:00 Samantha Savage Smith (Calgary) – samanthasavagesmith.bandcamp.com
3:30 Half Moon Run (Montreal) – www.facebook.com/halfmoonrun
4:00 Louise Burns (Vancouver) – www.louiseburnsmusic.com
4:30 Teenage Kicks (Toronto) – www.teenagekicksteenagekicks.com

Friday, March 23rd, 2012
2:00 Army Girls (Toronto) – armygirls.bandcamp.com
2:30 Brett Caswell & the Marquee Rose (Barrie) – www.brettcaswell.com
3:00 Jess Hill (Vancouver) – www.jesshill.ca
3:30 Ewert & the Two Dragons (Estonia) – www.ewertandthetwodragons.com
4:00 Royal Canoe (Winnipeg) – www.royalcanoe.com
4:30 Rouge (Toronto) – rougemusic.bandcamp.com

Saturday, March 24th, 2012
2:00 Adaline (Vancouver/Toronto) – www.adalinemusic.com
2:30 Rococode (Vancouver) – www.rococode.com
3:00 Paradise Animals (Toronto) – www.paradiseanimals.com
3:30 ALX (Toronto) – www.alxofficial.com
4:00 Ben Caplan (Halifax) – www.bencaplan.ca
4:30 Whale Tooth (Toronto) – www.whaletoothmusic.com

FREE. ALL AGES.
www.younglionsmusicclub.com
www.heisthefuture.com
www.cmw.net

03.03.2012 | Enjoy Music Open Mic

7pm signup. Hosted by Henri Nosuka. Everyone is welcome. Free admission.

10.02.2012 | Live Improvised Music

10pm. With Gordon Grdina (guitar), Howard Goldbach (piano/keyboard), Roey Shemesh (bass), Dan Gacher (drums).

03.02.2012 | Enjoy Music Open Mic

7pm signup. Hosted by Henri Nosuka. Everyone is welcome. Free admission.

22.10.2011 | Liszt’s 200th Birthday Recital

3pm. Free piano recital featuring David Atkinson playing the music of Franz Liszt.

10.10.2011 | Live Off The Floor

Young Lions Music Club presents a series of full-on, ballz-to-the-wallz, rock n’ roll shows in our tiny little front room on Queen Street West. Bands that can and do fill big venues, playing literally off the floor in a room no bigger than your bedroom. Each episode will feature three great bands, including a secret unannounced headliner. It’s gonna be super tight, super exclusive, super loud & super sweaty.

01.10.2011 | Nuit Blanche 2011 – The Celebration of Film and Music

6:59pm to sunrise. Free all night contemporary art event: http://2011.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/iProjects.aspx?zone=C&rowID=39

11.09.2011 | François Houle Solo

9pm. Clarinet virtuoso François Houle plays a solo set this evening. This rare performance is not to be missed.

13.08.2011 | Thomas Alexander’s Piano Recital

4pm. Thomas Alexander will amaze all with his stunning technique and musicianship. Thomas will play an eclectic mix of classical and popular pieces.

20.07.2011 | Dan Mangan’s Toronto Secret Show

7pm. TIFEM is excited to host one of the finest – Dan Mangan’s Secret Show. Be sure to come early to get space.

27.06.2011 | Gord Grdina Trio with Mats Gustafsson

10pm. TIFEM will catch fire this evening with The Gord Grdina Trio with Mats Gustafsson.

07.06.2011 | Peggy Lee & Mary Margaret O’Hara

9:30pm. Live Improvised music featuring Peggy Lee- Cello, and Mary Margaret O’Hara- Voice.

10-12.03.2011 | CMW Live Near Bellwoods

The CMW Daytime Living Room Sessions: The MuseBox, Humble Empire, Ta2 Sound & Music, and Spinner are pleased to present to you the first ever Live Near Bellwoods – CMW Daytime Living Room Sessions.

March 10th, 2011
The Elwins – www.myspace.com/theelwins
Hands & Teeth – www.handsandteeth.com
Behind Sapphire – www.myspace.com/behindsapphire
Wool On Wolves – www.woolonwolves.com
Paper Lions – paperlions.com
Allie Hughes – www.myspace.com/alliehughes
Rich Aucoin – www.richaucoin.ca

March 11th, 2011
We’re Not Popstars – werenotpopstars.bandcamp.com
The Wilderness – www.myspace.com/thewildernessmusic
Olenka & The Autumn Lovers – www.olenkalovers.com
Pick A Piper – www.myspace.com/pickapiper
Hooded Fang – www.hoodedfang.com

March 12th, 2011
Nadia Von Hahn – www.myspace.com/nadiavonhahn
Ingrid Gatin – ingridgatin.com/index.html
The RG Morrison – www.myspace.com/thergmorrison
Loom – www.myspace.com/owleyescrowsfeet
Aidan Knight – aidanknight.com
The Wilderness of Manitoba – www.thewildernessofmanitoba.com

For more details go to: http://liveinbellwoods.com/LNB/index.html

16.02.2011 | East Van Strings

9pm. Gordon Grdina, Peggy Lee, Jesse Zubot and Eyvind Kang.

05.02.2011 | Creative Music Workshop Featuring David Sait-Guzhen

3:00pm-4pm. David attempts to investigate sound textures and in the process has developed his own unique set of personalized techniques through improvisation.

24.01.2011 | FREE Introduction to the Ukulele

12pm. Innovative Ukulele instructor and former Psychology Professor, Thomas Dean, will facilitate this workshop. This workshop is for anyone who is interested in why the Ukulele is surging in popularity and would like to know how to play this friendly instrument with the Aloha Spirit.

05.12.2010 | Myrtle’s Turtle

6pm. Jaron Freeman-Fox (fiddle), Tara Kannagara (trumpet), Bret Higgins (bass), Tyson Kerr (accordion).

9 & 16.12.2010 | The Musebox presents

Doors at 7pm. The Musebox and a bunch of great bands are celebrating the holidays by throwing two jams for one great cause. Two evenings of festive in-stores to benefit the MS Society.

December 9th, 2010 (7pm) – Steven McKay, Allie Hughes, Megan Bonnell.
December 16th, 2010 (7pm) – Great Bloomers, The Wilderness, Language-Arts.
November 19th, 2010 (8pm) – Trio Arkana. Ali Berkok- piano, Pete Johnston – bass, Jake Oelrichs- drums.

$5 – all proceeds going to the cause.

19.11.2010 | Ali Berkok Trio

8pm. Ali Berkok-piano, Pete Johnston-bass, Jake Oelrichs-drums.

02.10.2010 | Nuit Blanche 2010 – Celebration of sound

6:57pm to sunrise. For one sleepless night experience Toronto transformed by artists. TIFEM is excited to be involved this year in Nuit Blanche. Come check out our ‘Celebration of Sound’ from 7pm-6am, and afterward be entertained by some of Toronto’s finest performers: Howard Goldbach, Simon Akirov, Alex Samaras and Roey Shemesh

13.08.2010 | Ram Vakkalanka

8pm. Ram Vakkalanka (sitar), Kiran Sing (vocals), Amar Seepersad & Ryan Seepersad (tabla/ percussion). The music gets groovy. Come enjoy the musical soiree at TIFEM where every musical dish- from Indian classical music to Jazz influenced pop, soul, R&B and Funk is purveyed.

07.2010 | Turkey

July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th. Turkey plays at TIFEM to support music education and serving charity (www.servingcharity.com). Turkey is a drum and keyboard experimental rock duo currently based out of Taipei, Taiwan and Toronto, Canada. You can check out Turkey’s website at www.musicbyturkey.com.

Enjoy free outdoor shows at TIFEM every Saturday in July. See you then!

05-06.07.2010 | Dapp Theory

Pianist/composer Andy Milne is touring the US & Canada with his band Dapp Theory and will be in Toronto for a few days in early July. He is organizing two, 1-day workshops for a group of 5-15 musicians per day.

18.06.2010 | Attila Fias & John Kameel Farah

8pm to 11pm. Attila Fias & John Kameel Farah perform new and older works for two pianos. The duo will play some fifteen new works off their recent recording. The pieces range from intricately notated compositions to completely free improvisations. Some are more bombastic, heavy metal, and others flutteringly minimalistic pattern pieces. The improvs are winding fantasias.

– Admission $5.

11.06.2010 | Indie Love presents Live To Air

9pm. The Lying Cheats, The Lake Vernon Drowning, and Fighter/Lover. This is live to air on Indie Love radio.

27.05.2010 | Sondheim Extravaganza

9pm. Sondheim: Bobby Hsu (sax), Alex Samaras (vox), Morgan Childs (drums), James Mceleney (bass), D’arcy Myronuk (piano).

04.03.2010 | WQW Cultural Crawl – Fighter/Lover

8pm. Roey Shemesh (guitar and vocals), Marc Shapiro (bass), Jeff Butterfield (drums), and Howard Goldbach (keyboard).

27.02.2010 | L’Orchestre Royal Odradek

3pm. L’Orchestre Royal Odradek is an enlarged version of the improvising trio Odradek (Andy Yue, James Bailey, Michelangelo Laffaldano). The Orchestre exclusively plays instruments designed and built by Iaffaldano using discarded materials and broken instrument parts).

Also performing on the 27th at 5:30pm is the duo of Jeff LaRochelle (sax), and Nate Renner (guitar).

26.02.2010 | Tyson Kerr & Damian Dobrowolski

7:30pm. Improvised Electronic Music with Tyson Kerr and Damian Dobrowolski.

04.02.2010 | WQW Cultural Crawl

8pm. Amar Seepersad (tabla) & Ram Vakkalanka (sitar).
9:30pm. Don Scott (guitar), Pat Reid (bass), Ethan Ardelli (drums).

31.01.2010 | The Music of Stephen Sondheim- Sweeney Todd

8pm. The music of Stephen Sondheim-Sweeney Todd presented by Alex Samaras (voice), Ernesto Cervini (drums), Tyson Kerr (keys), Bram Glele (bass).

25.01.2010 | Dan Fortin & Harley Card

8pm. Dan Forttin (bass) & Harley Card (guitar)

16.01.2010 | Peter Kauffman

7pm. Peter Kauffman solo performance.

07.01.2010 | WQW Cultural Crawl

The West Queen West Cultural Crawl with The Hey Now, Michelle Willis, Heather Crawford, Nate Renner and Jeff LaRochelle.

19.12.2009 | The Swyves

The Swyves: Jay Hay (saxophone), Dan Gaucher (drums), Aaron Lumley (bass).

16.12.2009 | Mother Mother

8pm. TIFEM is excited to host Mother Mother – acoustic Show. Come early to reserver a spot.

12.12.2009 | Grand Opening!

December 12, 2009 (all day) – Grand Opening Event! The I Love You Toos, Peter Kauffman, Nate Renner & Alex Samaras Duo, Nick Storring, John Farah, Elecktrocurrent, The Lake Vernon Drowning, and Tyson Kerr.

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