Music Instructor Is Playing The Guitar To Award-Winning Winter
During the recent Kootenay Storytelling Festival, Selkirk College Music Instructor, Paul Landsberg, had a rare and exciting opportunity to play the famous Canadian ‘Six String Nation’ guitar at Nelson’s Capitol Theatre.
The performance began with Paul playing the guitar to award-winning writer, broadcaster, and cultural entrepreneur Jowi Taylor, and his Six String Nation storytelling. The guitar, nicknamed Voyageur, is built from over sixty pieces of Canadian history, represents all regions and cultures of Canada and has been played by many well-known Canadians from coast to coast.
Performing with other Selkirk music talents
Paul, who is one of Selkirk College’s Contemporary Music and Technology Program co-founders and designers, also played the night away with Trio Voyage, an acoustic group of master musicians including Selkirk faculty Don Macdonald and Laura Landsberg. The Trio also included renowned musicians Doug Stephenson and Allison Girvan.
Teaching at Selkirk is a dream job
“Teaching at Selkirk College is my dream job,” says Paul. “Getting to share my musical experience with up-and-coming musicians is a privilege and a joy. My current Jazz Ensemble with my students is busy rehearsing and will soon be playing out in our community.”
Building on strategic directions
Participating in music events throughout the community and providing students with unique musical opportunities builds on Selkirk's strategic directions to increase enrolments and to engage the wider community in learning and developing innovative programs and services.