Bluesfest School of Music and Art (AND A CONTEST)

What’s one of the summer’s most anticipated urban Ottawa events?


What’s the best things about living in the middle of the city?

Lots of music and art!

What do I really suck at and hope the little one will be better at?

Music and art!

So needless to say, I’m pretty excited about the Bluesfest School of Music and Art, which is opening in the urban Ottawa neighbourhood of Westboro (in the former Westboro United Church on Churchill Avenue). It’s going to offer all kinds of neat activities like ukulele and harmonica lessons, family art classes, Rock n Roll choir, an intro to DJ techniques course and A LOT more for everyone from preschoolers to seniors. You can see the full schedule and descriptions on the BSOMA website.

BSOMA was founded by Bluesfest founder Mark Monahan and according to its website, “is dedicated to supporting cultural development within the greater Ottawa community by creating opportunities through education that will allow students to discover, explore and deepen a relationship with the arts.”

Sounds good to me!

The school is having an open house this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. so you can see in person what it’s all about. You can meet the instructors and maybe try out a mini-workshop. If you like what you see and want to sign up the kids (or yourself) for a little creativity, classes start Monday.

And lucky for you…I’m giving away a $99 gift certificate!

All you have to do is leave a comment below or let me know via twitter (@PPPOttawa) you’re favourite spot in Ottawa for taking in a little music and/or art. You have until Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m., after which I’ll chose a random winner from the entries.

Good luck!

Note, this contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.

Disclaimer: I have been compensated for this post in that I was offered a personal voucher. Per my request,  BSOMA is transferring this voucher to a low income family in my community. The views expressed in this post are of course, my own.

  2 comments for “Bluesfest School of Music and Art (AND A CONTEST)

  1. Jacquie Poitras
    April 26 at 7:08 am

    My favorite spot for arts is Wallspace gallery. Always something new to discover…and they don’t grown at tag-along children or strollers!

  2. Patrick Samson
    April 24 at 11:37 pm

    Great contest idea! My favourite music spot is Zaphod’s, of course.

    That being said, I’m the odd (and unlikely) event I win, please give the voucher to a deserving local low-income family member who entered the contest.

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