Music Appreciation: Taking a deeper look into the music of every day life

by  Caleb Smith - Musician

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Join musician and teacher Caleb Smith as we take a deeper look into the music we listen to every day. We will look at music from different genres that is topping charts or playing on the radio around us. We will look at what types of sounds and arrangement ideas are common across different songs and start to attempt to answer the question, "what makes a song popular?"

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By Request: $150.00
By Request Premium: $140.00


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

Art, Culture, Music

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Google Hang Out

Booking Information

This session is available from Monday to Friday. Please use the following link to find a time that works for you before scheduling: https://calendly.com/calebjsmith/45-minute-lesson Book on the CILC website.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice. (Exceptions may apply for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days)

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Caleb Smith - Musician

North Bay, ON

Caleb Smith is a musician, songwriter, producer and educator based in North Bay Ontario, Canada. Caleb has a passion for helping students of all ages learn to create and develop their love for music! His programs range from kindergarten, to orchestral instruments, to virtual trips around the world to experience different types of music. If there are any changes or different topics that you need in order for a session to work for your group, just reach out and Caleb will work with you to create content specific to the needs of your class.

Caleb Smith

Program Details


This program will start with an introduction and a discussion of what the participants listen to
Participants will be asked the question "what makes good music?"
We will then listen to a variety of songs which are considered "chart topping"
We will look at different genres and discuss what principles might be consistent across them.
Participants will have a chance to ask questions to the presenter


The participant will:
- explore modern popular music
- compare different types of music
- engage in a discussion about what makes us like certain types of music over others