This musical experience won’t drain your wallet

Learn to play guitar and write a song with Last Day Lost’s Bryant Kamlade

Bryant Kamlade is teaching a music course at Burnett Fellowship Church in Maple Ridge. It begins May 4.

Bryant Kamlade is teaching a music course at Burnett Fellowship Church in Maple Ridge. It begins May 4.

The elements of a good song can transcend any genre, whether pop, rock or country.

For Bryant Kamlade, it must be memorable, meaningful, and honest.

“Whether or not a song is good often depends on what the writer envisioned when he or she began to write,” he says.

As a guitarist and singer with Last Day Lost, Kamlade knows just what makes a tune a chart topper. He has shared the stage with rock legends Rick Derringer, Edgar Winter, The Headpins and Chilliwack, as well as new bands like Theory of a Deadman, Hedley and Faber Drive.

An experienced songwriter, his ditties have been chosen for the International Songwriting Competition and the Billboard World Song Contest.

Now he’d like to share his expertise with others, via an inexpensive, two-month long musical experience.

“I decided to teach the course because I love music,” says Kamlade.

“We feel that everyone should have the chance to be part of a program like this, regardless of the amount of expendable income a family or individual has. That is why the program is designed to be so affordable.”

Kamlade’s course for beginners will focus on guitar, but drum and songwriting tutorials will also form part of it. Lessons will take place in small groups of 3-6 students.

Instruments will be provided if you don’t own one.

Kamlade’s advice to people who haven’t picked up or played an instrument yet.

“Just jump in,” he says. “The enjoyment of learning to play guitar or write songs is huge, as is the satisfaction. I know from experience that people often regret passing up the opportunity to do so.”