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Speed Control

Discipline: Music
Homebase: Whitehorse
Languages: English, French - bilingual version of Rockology is available - La Rockologie

Speed Control is vibrant onstage energy filled with smart humour, emotion and spirit, straight out of Canada's Yukon and led by brothers Graeme and Jody Peters. They are multi-instrumentalists, touring musicians and educators who love nothing more than to share their passion and knowledge of music in concerts, workshops, and residencies.


Reviews

Everyone involved agreed it was a great event! So great that we want to do it again next summer. Lisa McLeod, City of Terrace
The students and staff all responded enthusiastically to the performance and the school anthem and the process of writing it. We look forward to the finished version! Winfield Elementary, Winfield, AB
The spirit of the band and the connection to all of our students was incredible. I have already recommended them to other Principals in our area of the city. Roland Michener Elementary, Calgary, AB

Performances & Workshops

Rock and Roll: Canada vs. The World

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 50 mins.
Capacity: 600
Tech Requirements: access to electrical outlets
Fee Range: $1030 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$985.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$985.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$985.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$985.00
Vancouver Island North
$985.00
Interior
$985.00
North
$985.00
Kootenays
$985.00

Some of the most innovative music in the world has come from Canadian musicians. Join Speed Control as they cruise through the last 50 years of famous Canadian artists, showing how Canadian musicians have influenced their own generation and those to come. This smart, humorous and exciting show inspires young audiences with Canada's role as a major force in popular music, from Paul Anka to the Barenaked Ladies!

Rockology

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 600
Tech Requirements: access to electrical outlets
Fee Range: $1030 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$985.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$985.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$985.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$985.00
Vancouver Island North
$985.00
Interior
$985.00
North
$985.00
Kootenays
$985.00

What makes music rock? Speed Control's Rockology lifts the curtain to reveal the mechanics of rock music so even grade threes can listen like budding musicians. Along with original music by Speed Control, students will rock out to Canadian and other classics. They'll learn to recognize chords in the standard blues progression, how fuzz pedals make everything sound good, what parts make up most rock songs and what makes a power chord so irresistible. Students will be having too much fun to notice they're effortlessly absorbing the fundamentals of popular music.

Your School's Own Rock Anthem

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: Performance: 500+ , Workshop: 30 - 60 students
Tech Requirements: access to electrical outlets
Fee Range: $1,865 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$1,820.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,820.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,820.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,820.00
Vancouver Island North
$1,820.00
Interior
$1,820.00
North
$1,820.00
Kootenays
$1,820.00

Every school deserves its own rock anthem! This workshop starts with a full performance of Speed Control's 45-minute touring show for the whole school. For the rest of the day, Speed Control works with students to gather ideas, write and rehearse an original school anthem. The anthem is then taught to everyone at the end of the day. Imagine being able to sing your own theme song together at every assembly!

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