Shine Music Academy is the education arm of the organisation, providing private, group or band lessons in the studio, in-homes and in through outside institutions.
Shine offers lessons in all styles, including rock, jazz, and classical, for individuals or in a group.
Founded in 2002, the Shine Foundation is dedicated to the promotion of music education, performance, and production.
Shine operates a music academy (Shine Music Academy), a booking agency (Shine Concerts), and a recording studio (Shine Studios) as part of an overall mandate of developing the musical community of Ottawa and of making music accessible to everyone.
Shine Music Academy employs professional musicians as instructors, teaching both private lessons and band classes on a variety of instruments.
Shine Concerts works with musicians, venues, and festivals in the National Capital Region and beyond to provide opportunities for artists.
Shine Studios provides Ottawa musicians affordable access to high-quality recording facilities, with an emphasis on artists recording original music.
Overall Shine works to make the transition between the three aspects seamless: all Shine bands participate in recording and performance, and Shine mentors help student bands transition into self-directed, independent, recording and performing bands.
Shine works with other charities in the National Capital Region and around the country to raise money for worthy causes.
Why take your lessons at Shine?
1-on-1 lessons with experienced teachers to develop skills on your instruments; all our teachers are active professional musicians.
Be In A Band: get placed in a band and learn your instrument’s role in the band.
Take your band to the next level with professional coaching.
Record your band: our lessons take place in a professional recording studio, and students will have the chance to record their music.
Sessions run 30 weeks unless otherwise stated. Shine provides private lessons for a variety of instruments, styles, ages of student, and levels of experience:
Instruments taught include: Guitar (electric and acoustic), bass (electric and upright), drums, vocals, piano/keyboard, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and violin. Other instruments may be available on request.
Styles: Shine instructors are professional musicians with experience playing jazz, rock, classical, pop, blues, soul, funk, disco, reggae, klezmer, folk and more.
Age: Shine welcomes students of all ages.
The vision of the Shine Foundation is to assimilate the disparate aspects of music education, performance and production into a single ongoing and unified process. By bridging the gap between students and professional artists the student develops a realistic skill set which they will require for success. In providing production facilities for music which are both state of the art and cost efficient, the foundation promotes the growth of a healthy and sustainable musical community. By inviting the participation of local businesses, community organizations and artists in the production of concerts and events, Shine aims to build partnerships that produce an environment where excellent music performances can be appreciated with regularity by everyone.
Grants, Partners and Sponsors
Shine is a federally registered charity and humbly acknowledges the support from individuals, the community and organizations.
The Shine Foundation is more than a music school or an artist-run centre; Shine endeavours to expand musical literacy beyond academia and to create a community that fosters musicians by building mentoring relationships with professional performers. The goal is to advance the full range of musical activity and to eliminate the boundaries between learning, performance and the audience.
Sponsorship opportunities with Shine are available. In-kind donations and financial contributions are both welcome, and will be recognized on our website and in the media. Contact assistant program director us for more information.
Shine Music Academy Trumpet Lessons
Kelly Craig giving a trumpet lesson at Shine Music Academy. Shine Music Academy offers music lessons for all ages.
Excellent recording and rehearsal space. Instruments are top notch and the recording equipment is the best you can find on the market. Kelly, the owner, is an awesome musician with 40+ years under his belt. Great teacher for piano, bass, trumpet, you name it. On top of that, once you progress in your instrument, he can help put you in contact with other musicians and facilitate the difficult process of forming a band (especially hard when you're 15 and don't know anybody). All in all, great place for any aspiring musician