Douglas Kuhl School of Music

Douglas Kuhl School of Music offers many inspiring, intergenerational music education programs in the Winkler/Morden area. Programs include individual lessons in violin and cello, string ensembles for all levels, community children’s choirs, and Cadenza, a summer music camp for strings and piano students held in Winkler during the first week of July. DKSM also invites the community to several free concerts throughout the year, including our lunchtime concert series during the Cadenza week.

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Cadenza Summer Music Week invites students of violin, cello and piano to share in five days of collaborative and creative music making. At Cadenza we aim to inspire, motivate and encourage musicians of all ages to find joy in musical learning and discovery.

Held in Winkler, MB in early July
Friday, July 3 – Wednesday, July 8

Cadenza Lunch-time Concerts
All concerts are free and open to community attendance.
12:30 – 1:00 pm
P.W. Enns Centennial Concert Hall, Winkler

Below are the programs available at the Cadenza Music Camp. Click here to Register

EXPLORE – a program for new beginners!

This program is for students wishing to try out an instrument (violin, cello, piano or bass) with no previous experience. It is a great opportunity to grow musical interest in children! They will be immersed in a community of teachers and students of all ages who are enthusiastic about music. New for 2015, this program will include:

-and introduction and basic instruction in violin, cello and piano
-group classes which teach various musical skills (with barred and rhythm instruments and singing games)
-an introduction to reading music
-learning about musical instruments and the orchestra
-being introduced to historical composers through music history skits
-the opportunity to observe more advanced students in rehearsals and performance
-attendance at our lunch-time concert series (optional)

For full day students, classes such as art, choir, and individual instruction would be added to the schedule.

For beginner Suzuki strings students ages 4-6
Runs 9:00-11:45
Lunch and snack included
(Lunch at 11:30)

Full-day Students

Ages 6-13
RCM Grades 1-8, Suzuki Level 1-6
Runs 9:15 am – 4:30 pm
Lunch and snacks included

Adult/teen Program
for beginning/intermediate adult students and beginning teens.

This program offers an opportunity for experience playing in string orchestras and small ensemble groups for adult and teen students (beginner to intermediate levels) as well as some private or group instruction. The program runs from 9:15 – 11:45 a.m. and will be tailored to the interests of those who register, so let us know what your interests are!


*Parent volunteers needed to help in various ways throughout the week. Let us know if you are interested and available!