Date(s) - 22/11/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Mint Music Yonge & Dundas



Are you interested in becoming a better musician? Improving your soloing? Becoming musically more “literate”? If you answered ‘yes’, this course is for you!

A working knowledge of the fundamentals of music will help you improve your overall musicianship in any situation.

You will learn how to:

–  Master common chord progressions

–  Notate melodies and rhythms

–  Understand keys and transposition

–  Recognize musical intervals and chord types by ear

–  Improve soloing choices through understanding scale/chord relationships

–  Improve your time and groove in various musical styles

Come join us for the stimulating and informative course! Gain confidence and open up your musical choices.


Ability to play an instrument (guitar, keyboard etc.) or sing is helpful. Every participant will have access to guitars (both electric and acoustic), ukuleles, a drum kit and a piano that is in the room where the class is held. Working knowledge of the keyboard or guitar and the ability to play basic chords is recommended. If you own a guitar if it is recommended that you bring your guitar to class. If it is an electric lets us know in advance so we can provide everyone with an amp. Class size is limited to 6 people and spots are filled when prepayment is received in full. Payment details are below

Instructors: Glen Alan and Barry Livingston

Video: Barry Livingston Group performs “Windcatcher” – Written and Arranged by Barry Livingston

Barry’s Bio

A graduate of the University of Toronto, Barry Livingston has played at jazz festivals across Canada, and in New York City. He is a former member of the Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, and has also played with Juno-winning saxophonist, Jane Bunnett. He has attended the Banff Centre where he studied and collaborated with many jazz greats, including Dave Holland, Kenny Wheeler, Muhal Richard Abrams and Don Thompson.

Barry is also a respected and established music educator, with over 20 years of experience, including Langara Community College and UTS. He also has hosted popular jazz and global music programs for CIUT FM (Toronto), and CFRO FM (Vancouver), and has contributed to CBC radio.
Glen Alan’s Bio

A graduate of the Humber College Jazz Vocal program, Glen Alan has performed in venues in Canada, the US, and Europe. Glen has his Grade 8 Piano Certification with honours from the Royal Conservatory and also plays and teaches guitar and ukulele at the Toronto Guitar School. Glen currently performs his original music with the Glen Alan Band in Toronto. Some of the people Glen has worked and performed with include Keifer Sutherland, Don Francks, David “Soulfingaz” Williams, Jackie Richardson, Don Ross, Brian Dickenson, Natalie McMaster, Mark Dubois, Lenny Soloman, Steven T Hunter, Tim Bovaconti, Paul Delong, Wendell Ferguson, Suba Sankaran and Dylan Bell.
In 1996 Glen founded Mint Music (formerly known as Find A Way) and the Toronto Guitar School in 2014. Mint Music today is a thriving music school, recording studio, video, and live event company. Glen Alan is also an experienced recording engineer, producer and recording studio owner with over 20 plus years of professional music industry experience. As a studio designer and consultant, he has overseen the major upgrades and construction of 3 commercial recording studios to date.


Class 1: Wednesday, October 18th, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Class 2: Wednesday, October 25th, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Class 3: Wednesday, November 1st, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Class 4: Wednesday, November 8th, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Class 5: Wednesday, November 15th, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Class 6: Wednesday, November 22nd, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Class 7: Wednesday, November 29th, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Class 8: Wednesday, December 6th, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Class 9: Wednesday, December 13th, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Class 10: Wednesday, December 20th, 6:30 – 7:30 PM


Prepay for this theory course before October 18th and SAVE OVER $85!

You will Receive:

• $50 off the regular course cost of $200

• 50% discount on a 1-hour private music lesson with Glen Alan or Barry Livingston (Savings of $37.50)

Bonus: Those currently enrolled in our school courses ALWAYS receive the discounted rate on all of our other drop-in classes and courses.

Payments can also be made in person at the Toronto Guitar School’s Yonge and Dundas location (116 Bond Street) by appointment only. Cheque or cash are the accepted methods of payment at this location.

Payment must be received 24 hours prior to the start of the class to qualify for the discounted price otherwise the regular course rate of $250 applies. Feel free to email us at info@torontoguitarschool or phone 416-707-1077 if you have any further questions.