Virtual Learn to Play Guitar for MB, SK & North-West ON

Soldier On, in collaboration with Music Therapy 42, will host a nine-week virtual guitar lessons program. Sessions will run twice a week starting on November 8 to January 20. Ten (10) ill/injured serving or retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces will receive introductory guitar lessons to assist in the continuation of a healthy lifestyle. The group of ten will be split into two groups of five in order to maximize the learning environment.

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 per group, 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. Participants must indicate if they require a right or left-handed guitar in their application.

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

Assistance throughout the lessons will come courtesy of Music Therapy 42.

The number of Soldier On participants is limited to ten (10).

Minimum eligibility criteria
Any serving member or veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) from the Prairie Region (NW ON, MB, SK) 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 an hour of light-paced virtual lessons once a week for nine weeks.
  • 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 October 20, 2021.
Express your interest here.

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