Virtual Guitar Lessons for Eastern Ontario

Soldier On, in collaboration with the Toronto Guitar School, will host a 10-week virtual guitar lessons program. These sessions will run once a week on Wednesdays starting on January 5 and run to March 9. This activity will bring together both serving and retired ill/injured CAF members, allowing participants to connect through peer support and encourage a healthy and creative lifestyle.

This virtual event will serve as an introduction to a variety of cords, strum patterns and the ability to learn basic songs. Classes will all be live and interactive with no more than five participants giving the instructors and participants the ability to communicate in real time.

Guitars will be provided for participants who do not already have a guitar. A guitar book and picks will be provided to all participants.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to play guitar through instruction and hands on experience. You will do this by learning a variety of cords and strum patterns using the Zoom virtual platform. Participants will need a computer, a stable internet connection and web camera or a cellphone for the lessons.

The group of 10 will split into two groups of five in order to maximize the virtual learning environment. Participants will indicate their preferred schedule in the application.

Participants will be contacted by the music school instructors prior to the event to confirm the guitars, internet and Zoom are ready for the lessons.

The number of Soldier On participants is limited to 10.

Minimum eligibility criteria
Any serving member or veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) from the Eastern Ontario Region (less NCR) who acquired a permanent physical or mental health illness or injury while enrolled as a member of the CAF; whether attributable or not to service.

Serving Members
Medical clearance may be required by your chain of command.

Mental & Physical Requirements
Participants must be able to tolerate one hour of light-paced virtual lessons.

Participants will be joined with other ill/injured members and civilians, and therefore should be able to function in a social environment.
Nomination Forms must be received by Soldier On no later than the 1st of December 2021.
Express your interest here.

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