Volunteer Opportunities

Guest Musicians

Local musicians are invited into the AIFEC Grade 1 classrooms as volunteer guest performers. These musicians generously contribute to the students’ experience, knowledge and understanding of different music instruments. Throughout the school year approximately 80 guest performances take place in the participating partner schools, involving local, professional musicians from all genres. 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 also would like to acknowledge the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and their generous supply of guest musicians in past years.

If you are a musician and are interested in being a guest performer in our classrooms please contact Annie Shaw (volunteer coordinator) at annie.aifec@gmail.com.


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 2018/2019 school year to share their love of music with a group of adoring children. Drop in to one of our Grade 1 classes to tell the students all about your instrument and the fun ways you play it!


During the course of the school year, AIFEC grade 1 students are introduced to an array of instruments of many varieties and styles – via special guests like you. 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.


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.

Information about 2019/2020 school year coming soon.

Please contact Annie Shaw at annie.aifec@gmail.com to become a guest musician.