Like VAM on Facebook VAM's YouTube Channel

Welcome to the Vancouver Academy of Music. For over forty years VAM has set the highest standard for music education in Western Canada, while providing for Vancouver a facility that serves as a central hub of musical activity. Discover our personalized approach to music instruction  and learn how we can facilitate your pursuit of creative excellence.


Learn more about VAM’s programs

Want to learn more about the programs that VAM has to offer?  Click below for our Summer 2015 and 2015/16 brochures:

VAM Academic Brochure cover2015/16 Program Brochure

VAM Class Recommendation Tool

Tell us about yourself and we'll recommend classes and lessons to fit your learning needs.

Step 1 - Select Student Age:
3 Months - 18 Months
18 Months - 3 years
3 Years - 5 Years
5 Years - 12 Years
12 Years - 18 Years
18 Years +
Step 2 - Select Instrument / Subject:
Music History
Classical Guitar
Brain Booster
Early Childhood
Theory & Rudiments
French Horn
Step 3 - Select Music Experience: (optional)
Years of Study
0-2 Years
2-4 Years
4+ Years
Royal Conservatory of Music
RCM Grade 1
RCM Grade 2
RCM Grade 3
RCM Grade 4
RCM Grade 5
RCM Grade 6
RCM Grade 7
RCM Grade 8
RCM Grade 9
RCM Grade 10
Suzuki Book 1
Suzuki Book 2
Suzuki Book 3
Suzuki Book 4
Suzuki Book 5
Suzuki Book 6
Suzuki Book 7
Suzuki Book 8
Suzuki Book 9
Suzuki Book 10
  • A Place to Perform
  • A Place to Aspire
  • A Place to Grow
  • A Place for Fun
  • A Place to Park
  • A Place to Excel
  • Rosalind O'Keefe
    Rosalind O'Keefe, LRAM Royal Academy of Music (London, England) has been Head of the Suzuki Violin program at VAM and also a member of  the Teacher Trainer Suzuki Association of the Americas since 1970. Ms. O'Keefe first encountered the Suzuki method observing Yasuko Eastman in a program established in Edmonton, Alberta in the mid 1960's. In 1970, Rosalind, along with Marian Schreiber, set up the Suzuki Program for the then Community Music School, later to become the Vancouver Academy of Music. This was an exciting time as the Suzuki Method took hold of music education in North America, with many opportunities to observe Dr. Suzuki and other distinguished teachers. In addition to her position at VAM, Ms. O'Keefe has taught summer workshops in Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Oregon, Texas, Washington and, in Canada, the Langley Community Music School, and the Okanagan Summer School of the Arts.

    Rosalind O'Keefe

    6 Questions with Dora Brooks

    Melody Quah
    Described as a "poet with titanium fingers" by Lloyd Dykk of the Vancouver Sun, pianist Melody Quah has performed on the stages of Malaysia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Japan, China, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, England, India, Lithuania and the USA. Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, she was a prizewinner at the 7th International Paderewski Competition held in Bydgoszcz, Poland (2007) and laureate of the New York Concert Artists International Concerto (2010) and William Byrd Young Artist competitions (2011). Melody was also invited to present a series of masterclasses and lectures to students and teachers at the Yamaha Canada Music Camp (2008 and 2010). While studying under Lee Kum Sing at the Vancouver Academy of Music (B.Mus '08), Melody won the Kay Meek scholarship, received a top prize at the 11th Pacific Piano Competition, gave recitals at Gateway Theatre, (Richmond), and the University of Washington, Seattle and made appearances with the Richmond, Academy, Vancouver Philharmonic, West Coast and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras in venues such as Deer Lake Park, Michael J. Fox Theatre and the Vancouver Orpheum Theatre. She has since performed at the Vilnius Cultural Center in Lithuania, at the Malaysian and European Union Embassies in Washington, DC, (in the presence of Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak), and for the Gala Opening of the the 4th ASEAN International Chopin Competition. Her upcoming engagements include performances in the Horowitz Piano Series and at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in collaboration with the Prokofiev Society of America and Yale School of Music. Melody received her Master’s from The Juilliard School in 2010 and is currently studying at Yale University’s School of Music.

    Melody Quah

    With Generous
    Support from: