Volunteer Opportunities

Guest Musicians

Trumpet presentation in classroomThroughout the school year, musicians are invited into our Grade 1 classrooms as guest performers. These musicians allow the students to see real world examples of musical instruments before they begin their individual lessons the following year. Approximately 80 guest performances of all genres take place throughout our 14 partner schools. Previous guests have included Terra Lightfoot, Max Kerman (of The Arkells), Brian Melo, Jacob Moon, and a wide variety of other Hamilton musicians and teachers. We would like to acknowledge the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and their generous supply of guests over the years.

Interested in being a Guest Musician?

The grade 1 students of AIFEC want to meet you!

We are currently looking for inspiring musicians to come visit our classrooms during the 2019/2020 school year to share their love of music with a group of adoring children. Tell our  students all about your instrument and the fun ways you play it!

Learning about these instruments in Grade 1 is important since it helps the kids make an informed decision about which they would like to start studying with AIFEC in Grade 2. The 30 minutes that you spend in the class with our students will contribute to a life-time of involvement with music.

This opportunity is open to all musicians who are competent in their instrument, not just “working” or “pro” musicians! This is a great opportunity for studying musicians seeking volunteer hours, or those interested in music education or working in elementary schools. We would ask that you provide a short introduction to your instrument including a brief explanation of its history, a few short pieces that children would enjoy, and some kind of “hands-on” playing demonstration.

A small honorarium of $25 is provided for each classroom visit to cover time and travel expenses.

Please contact guestmusicians@hamiltonmusiccollective.ca to inquire about volunteering as a guest musician.