Virtual Guitar for BC

Soldier On, in collaboration with the Victoria Conservatory of Music, will host an eight-week virtual guitar lessons program. These sessions will run once a week for two separate groups on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting on November 2 until December 22.

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 involve live and interactive instruction with no more than five participants, which allows participants to maximize their time with their instructor.

Guitars will be provided for participants who do not already have a guitar.
  • Participants 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 number of Soldier On participants is limited to 10.

Minimum eligibility criteria
Any serving member or veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) from British Columbia 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 28th of September 2021.
Express your interest here.

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