Date(s) - 17/03/2020
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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 having a singing background 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

Instructor: 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 private and classroom experience and teaches private piano lessons and workshops in songwriting and music theory at Mint Music.

He also has hosted popular jazz and global music programs for CIUT FM

(Toronto), CFRO FM (Vancouver), and has contributed to CBC radio.

Barry’s music reviews and articles have been published in Penguin Eggs

Folk Magazine, Toronto Life, Scandinavian Press, Coda and WholeNote


For the last 6 years, Barry has led, composed and toured with his jazz group, Barry Livingston Group, which features some of Canada’s best

musicians, including Suba Sankaran, George Koller and Colleen Allen.


Class 1: Tuesday, January 21st, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 2: Tuesday, January 28th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 3: Tuesday, February 4th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 4: Tuesday, February 11th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 5: Tuesday, February 18th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 6: Tuesday, February 25th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 7: Tuesday, March 3rd, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 8: Tuesday, March 10th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 9: Tuesday, March 17th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 10: Tuesday, March 24th, 7:30-8:30 PM


Pre-pay for this theory course before the course begins and SAVE Over $112.50!*

You will Receive:

• $50 off the regular course cost of $250 ($25 per class)

• 50% discount on 1-hour private music lessons (Savings of $37.50)**

• AND one FREE additional guitar class**

Bonus: Those enrolled in our guitar courses ALWAYS receive the discounted rate on all of our classes and courses.

* This offer may not be combined with any other special offers or discounts

** Must be redeemed before the last day of the course

Payments can also be made through email transfer to the school’s email address or 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.

Email us at or phone 416-707-1077 if you have any further questions.

Guitar Level 3, Advanced Repertoire and Soloing Course at Toronto Guitar School