Craig Hunter: Featured Clinician at the first annual MWI International Drum Festival

  Craig Hunter is a Juno-Award winning musician and teacher living in Hamilton, Ontario. Formerly the drummer of the pop band The Philosopher Kings, he is currently a music teacher at Waterdown District High School in Waterdown, Ontario, where he also directs the school’s award-winning jazz band. On the side, he continues to play the drums as a session musician, …

Nathan McLaren: Featured Clinician at the first annual MWI International Drum Festival

Nathan McLaren: Featured Clinician at the first annual MWI International Drum Festival Nathan McLaren has played snare and drum set for literally as long as he can remember. Nathan studied tap dance at three years old, which led to a serious interest in rhythm and drumming. He started to study rudimental drumming at five years old, and continues to learn, …

Scott Atkins: Featured Clinician at the first annual MWI International Drum Festival

Scott Atkins: Featured Clinician at the first annual MWI International Drum Festival Originally from Eastern Ontario, Scott Atkins has over twenty-three years of experience in rudimental drumming. With a formal education in Audio Engineering, Scott has spent most of his life playing drums, teaching Marching Drumline programs, arranging music and teaching privately. He is a former member of the Chris …

Dave Patel: Featured Clinician at the first annual MWI International Drum Festival

As a professional drummer, Dave Patel has played on over seventy albums and various jingles, in addition to some television work. Dave has been teaching privately for over twenty-two years at some of the most reputable retail/educational stores in Toronto such as Soul Drums, Drummer’s Choice, Just Drums and Kaos Music Center. He has studied at both York University and …

Alf Annibalini: Featured Clinician at the first annual MWI International Drum Festival

Alf Annibalini is one of Canada’s most accomplished recording engineers. His credits in the music industry read like a who’s who of multi-platinum artists, including The Tea Party, Our Lady Peace, DMX, Danko Jones, Glenn Lewis, Amanda Marshall, Big Sugar, Nelly Furtado, Blue Rodeo, Saukrates, LeAnn Rimes, The Trews, I Mother Earth and Kardinall Offishall to name a few. Alf …

The first annual MWI INTERNATIONAL DRUM FESTIVAL

We’re pleased to announce: The first annual MWI INTERNATIONAL DRUM FESTIVAL When: September 22, 2012 (10:00AM to 8:00PM) Where: Metalworks Institute 3611 Mavis Rd Mississauga ON. Cost: ABSOLUTELY FREE! An all day event featuring full drum clinics by: Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree) Chris Sutherland (Kim Mitchell, Doc Walker, Metalworks Institute Faculty) Dave Patel (Sixteen Different Minds, Kellylee Evans, Ian Crichton, …

Backstage Pass Featuring Michie Mee!

On Monday, June 25th from 7:30pm-8:30pm EST, MWI Backstage Pass introduces Canada’s hip-hop icon, Michie Mee up close and personal in the south auditorium. Watch and listen to her perform some of her songs and talk about performing, songwriting and her experiences in the music business. Michie Mee is known within the music industry for her unique rap style of combining …

Backstage Pass Featuring JRDN!

On Monday, June 11th from 7:30pm-8:30pm EST, MWI Backstage Pass introduces JRDN up close and personal in the south auditorium. Watch and listen to him perform some of his songs and talk about performing, songwriting and his experiences in the music business. Emerging Canadian R&B/hip-hop star JRDN is making up for a late start in his music career in a big …

2012 Music Performance and Technology Audition Dates Announced!

We are happy to announce our Music Performance and Technology audition dates for 2012! Auditions are available for all five available majors; Vocal, Guitar, Bass, Drums and Percussion and Keyboard. Please note that auditions have been moved from Sunday to Monday evenings. For more information on these dates or requirements please contact 905-279-4000 or email admissions@metalworksinstitute.com

Backstage Pass Featuring JULLY BLACK!

For immediate release (Mississauga) January 10, 2012 – On Monday, January 23rd- 7:30pm, South Auditorium, Metalworks Institute Backstage Pass introduces the amazing Jully Black up close and personal. Watch and listen to Canada’s Queen of R & B perform some of her original songs and talk about performing, songwriting and her experiences in the music business.

This Canadian-born, triple-threat (singer /songwriter /performer) loves to share her talents and has an enthusiasm for music that is unparalleled. Her charming attitude and charismatic personality has helped propel her career and reach milestones that most artists struggle to achieve in a lifetime – opening for Kanye West in Singapore, being hand-picked to perform for the Queen, headlining the opening ceremonies at the 2010 Winter Olympics, winning multiple Juno awards, penning songs for the likes of Missy Elliot, Nas and Destiny’s Child as well as performing alongside artists such as Jay-Z, Sean Paul, Kardinal Offishall and Alicia Keys.

Free Songwriting Workshop on September 25th, 2010

Preceding the launch of Canadian Radio Star – the 17th annual National Songwriting Competition – Canadian Music Week is presenting a free New Songwriters’ Workshop targeted to aspiring artists and songwriters. This day-long program hosted by Metalworks Institute is one in a series of workshops that will take place in participating cities across Canada from September 16th to October 10th, 2010.