Let's improvise together. We will support one another and express ourselves!

Meetups happen one Saturday a month at 1:00 or 3:00, and on Thursday evenings in July and August at 7:00.  I need to keep groups small enough to give attention to everyone, and I also would like to organize people into groups according to levels of proficiency, so that everyone can get the most out of the experience that they possibly can.

I'm a full time professional musician and instructor with many years and types of experience.  Some of the more notable examples are that I've been invited to give workshops in the townships in South Africa, I've taught at Grant MacEwan College, and the women's prison in Edmonton, and I've played at festivals and as a session musician.

I include breath and awareness of the body as a tool to help get you out of your mind and into the moment so that you can be creative and express yourself more freely.  I love supporting people who are afraid to play or sing.

Please tell me which instrument you plan to bring and how much experience you have.  Also, please e-mail me and leave me your phone number so that I can speak to you.  If you'd like to ask for my phone number so you can contact me instead that would work as well. Once I have a clear idea of your level of proficiency, I can put you into a group that plays at a level that best suits you.  Once I know which group you are in, I will then put you on an e-mail list and inform you of the dates and times of all the meet ups and you can sign up for the ones you'd like.  You cannot come to a meetup if you haven't spoken to me first.

If you have an instrument, bring it. I have a piano here and some drums and shakers. You can also just come and sing. You don't have to play anything at all. All forms of expression are welcome.

The fee is $20 per meet or $15 per meet if you pay for four at a time. You must pay for each meet.  If you already know how to improvise very well and are so comfortable jamming with other musicians that you could get up on a stage easily and improvise in front of an audience, you are very welcome to come and join us, but this may not be the group for you.  But perhaps you just don't know anyone else to play with or would just like to come and meet other musicians.  Or maybe you just want more practise with other live humans because it's different from improvising alone.  Or maybe you just think that it's so much fun that you can't get enough of improvising because it elevates the state you are in.  I can provide that for you, but you do have to pay for each jam as I am facilitating and teaching and supporting the members.  You may learn something anyways, and I'd love to have you!

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  • PJ

    Beth you have NO LOCATION listed?! How are we supposed to meet? Please call me at[masked]

    April 5

    • Beth

      Thank you, PJ. I'm still learning how to make this site more clear to people. The e-mail you received when you sign up should say that you need to call me or leave me your phone number in order to attend, but I have now also added that information to the place where you would look for a location. Thanks for your feedback. It's helpful to me to know that it's not as clear as I thought. I will definitely call you in the morning and hopefully you can still attend tomorrow.

      April 5

  • Beth

    The March meetup is actually going to be on April 5. Then the April meetup is on April 26. I look forward to hearing from you if you'd like to attend.

    March 31

  • Beth

    The February meetup will be on February 22. Please contact me if you did not receive the invitation and would like to come.

    February 14, 2014

  • Beth

    The December meetup will be on December 7 in order to stay far away from Christmas. If you haven't received an e-mail from me and would like to come, let me know.

    November 29, 2013

  • Beth

    The next meetup is November 23. Send me a message if you'd like to join us! I've really been enjoying these meetups!

    November 18, 2013

  • Beth

    My pleasure, Jim!

    May 12, 2013

  • John M Fox (.

    When is the next meetup and how do we get more people involved?

    April 23, 2013

    • Beth

      Hi John. Do you still have my number from the e-mail? I've got many ideas and plans, but I need to speak to you in person before I can place you anywhere. I look forward to your call.

      April 24, 2013

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