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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.

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  • Robin Wenham
    Robin Wenham has over thirty years experience teaching violin in the Suzuki Method. She studied with Lorand Fenyves at the University of Toronto after receiving a Bachelor of Music and Teaching Certificate from UBC. Ms. Wenham received teacher training in the Suzuki Method from John Kendall, Ronda Cole, Yuki Mori, James Maurer, and Mark Bjork. Robin has attended teaching symposiums at Indiana University and the Juilliard School. Ms. Wenham has played in several orchestras including Symphony Canadiana, l'Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec, and the Atlantic Symphony. Robin's students have been award winners at the Canadian Music Competition, the Royal Conservatory of Music, and the Provincial Music finals.

    Robin Wenham

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    Jon Kimura Parker
    One of the most sought-after performing pianists today, Jon Kimura Parker performed an unprecedented array of piano concertos in the 2010-2011 season, including Rachmaninoff No. 3, Brahms No. 2, Tchaikovsky No. 1, Barber, Gershwin, Beethoven No. 4, Beethoven “Emperor”, Grieg, and several by Mozart. A true Canadian ambassador of music, Mr. Parker has given command performances for Queen Elizabeth II, the United States Supreme Court, and the Prime Ministers of Canada and Japan. He is an Officer of The Order of Canada, his country's highest civilian honor. A committed educator, Jon Kimura Parker is Professor of Piano at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. He has lectured at The Juilliard School, The Steans Institute, New York University, and Yale University. Mr. Parker frequently brings music to public schools in informal concert presentations. His students have performed with major orchestras across the U.S.  Former student Jade Simmons recently brought the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition to the world as their webcasting host. “Jackie” Parker studied with Edward Parker and Keiko Parker privately, Lee Kum-Sing at the Vancouver Academy of Music (1975-1977) and the University of British Columbia, Marek Jablonski at the Banff Centre, and Adele Marcus at The Juilliard School. He won the Gold Medal at the 1984 Leeds International Piano Competition.

    Jon Kimura Parker

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