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Please find below, links for musical resources, references, and inspiration we think you might find useful.

While we strive to keep our links current, please feel free to contact us to report dead links, or to suggest additional links for inclusion. Thank you!

Drum Set & Percussion Links

Percussive Arts Society

The Percussive Arts Society is the world’s largest percussion organization and is considered the central source for information and networking for percussionists and drummers of all ages. Established in 1961 as a non-profit, music service organization, their mission is to promote percussion education, research, performance and appreciation throughout the world.

DRUM Magazine

Enter Music Publishing, Inc. publishes DRUMmagazine.com, DRUM! magazine, LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT, How To Play Drums, and formerly TRAPS magazine. Our mission is to be the best source of drumming news and info on this planet and others as they become populated.

Modern Drummer

Modern Drummer is the worlds leading drum magazine publisher, keeping us up to date on who’s who, new products, and my favorite—great educational exercises and concepts updated on a monthly basis.

Rowloff

Rowloff provides the foremost in marching and concert percussion literature.

Guitar Links

Bass Player Magazine

Bass Player Magazine is the world’s leading Bass Guitar magazine offering interviews with the world’s leading players, new products on the market, educational articles,
and exercises.

Guitar World

Guitar World is the world’s leading guitar magazine publisher offering interviews with the world’s top and up-and-coming players, including product reviews, educational exercises, and song charts/tabs.

GuitarSite.com

An awesome guitar site filled with educational tips and information on playing, electric/acoustic guitar reviews, amplifiers and more.

Piano Links

Piano Education

Helpful articles and tips that may help answer your questions about your son’s or daughter’s piano lessons, practice routine and more.

St. John's Music

Yamaha Pianos/St. Johns Music – Winnipeg, MB.

MusicTheory.net

Music Theory (dot) net

Helpful Links

Woodwind Links

Canex Clarinet

This is a good all-round site for any beginner clarinetist. It includes clarinet history, part names, maintenance, cleaning, and a clarinet buying guide.

Music Games

Learning Games for Kids

A great way to open children up to the possibilities of the arts. Introducing the arts in the form of games is a great way to start them out with a love for art and music.

Music Theory

Classic for Kids

Classical music theory and games for kids!!

Naxos

Online music dictionary filled with terms and composers.

Music Festivals

The Winnipeg Music Festival

Groove Academy School of Music has involved our students in the Winnipeg Music Festival since 2011. The festival began its roots in 1919, and Groove Academy is proud to have hosted and involved our students during the first year the festival announced their percussion category. The festival spans over 26 days, involves adjudicators from all over Canada, giving students a chance to gain stage experience and an opportunity to qualify for trophies and scholarships.

The Woman’s Musical Club

Originally founded in 1894, the WMC

  • Provides a stage for young artists in a four-concert series
  • Provides annual scholarships to young Manitoba musicians (since 1915)
  • Since 2006, administers the biennial WMC McLellan Competition for Solo Performance with Orchestra

Music Scholarships

Groove Academy - School of Music Scholarship Fund

The Groove Academy scholarship fund is presented once yearly to one qualifying recipient. For details, please click on the following link.

Winnipeg Music Festival

The Winnipeg Music Festival provides opportunities for students to gain stage experience, compete for trophies and scholarships.

The Woman’s Musical Club of Winnipeg

Originally founded in 1894, the WMC

  • Provides a stage for young artists in a four-concert series
  • Provides annual scholarships to young Manitoba musicians (since 1915)
  • Since 2006, administers the biennial WMC McLellan Competition for Solo Performance with Orchestra

Manitoba Registered Music Teachers’ Association

Manitoba Registered Music Teachers’ Association (MRMTA) is an organization committed to ensuring the highest caliber of music education possible and to promote high standards of music in each community. For more information on scholarship opportunities the MRMTA provides, please click on the following link.

Music Education Organizations

Royal Conservatory of Music – (RCM)

The Royal Conservatory of Music is one of the largest and most respected music education institutions in the world, providing the definitive standard of excellence in curriculum design, assessment, performance training, teacher certification, and arts-based social programs.

Suzuki Music

The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) is a coalition of teachers, parents, educators, and others who are interested in making music education available to all children. The SAA provides programs and services to members throughout North and South America.

The Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization officially licensed to support, guide, and promote Suzuki education in North, Central, and South America. The SAA was founded in 1972 and currently has about 8,000 members.

Music Organizations

By Audition Only

Winnipeg Youth Orchestras

The Winnipeg Youth Orchestras enables young musicians to expand their musical abilities while playing in a group setting. Each of the three groups provides an essential stepping stone on their journey to a lifetime filled with music.

Winnipeg Wind Ensemble

The 50-member Winnipeg Wind Ensemble was formed in the fall of 1985 by band directors and other professional musicians dedicated to bringing wind band music of the highest quality to Winnipeg audiences.

National Youth Orchestras – Canada

For more than fifty years, NYO Canada has enjoyed an iconic reputation as Canada’s orchestral finishing school, providing the most comprehensive and in-depth training program available to our country’s best young classical musicians. As the bridge between music education and a music career, NYO Canada trains well-rounded and skilled orchestral musicians who are able to thrive in a variety of performance environments.

National Youth Band of Canada

The National Youth Band of Canada provides an opportunity for the country’s outstanding 16-22 year old musicians to gather for an enriching and inspiring musical and cultural experience. It is an outstanding opportunity to perform under the leadership of a renowned Canadian conductor and a Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. featured soloist. The NYB experience also provides each of these young musicians the chance to network with some of the finest instrumentalists from across Canada. The NYB is the premiere youth wind ensemble in Canada. Every year the band travels to a different Canadian province for one week of intense rehearsals and performances.

Music Business Related Sites

TAXI’s Music Biz FAQs contain songwriting tips music-business information, and articles on Film & TV Music placement.

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Groove Academy – School of Music provides music lessons in Winnipeg, MB to students of all ages and all skill levels.

Contact Info
Groove Academy - School of Music (Formerly ITP Drum Studio)
2 Iroquois Bay, Winnipeg, MB, R2J 2E2
108 - 420 Des Meurons St, Winnipeg, MB, R2H 2P3
(204) 819-4102

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