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Welcome to VAM! Located at scenic Vanier Park at Kits Point, VAM is BC's largest and most established music school.

From Early Childhood to Adult Learning, VAM has delivered world-class music education to students of all ages and abilities for 44 years. Over a three year period our enrolment has increased 30%, spurred by new programs and fresh initiatives driven by our expert faculty.

Come learn of the unparalleled value of studying at VAM and select your own musical pathway. Register today, be a part of VAM's legacy of excellence - let your musical journey begin!

Joseph Elworthy,
Executive Director

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  • Rebecca Gilhooley
    Rebecca is a classically trained Modern dancer, teacher and choreographer born in the Netherlands. She is currently dancing, teaching and residing in Vancouver, where she spent many of her childhood years and discovered her love for the performing arts. Rebecca is a graduate with a BFa, specialized in dance from Codarts University of the Arts, Rotterdam Dance Academy in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. While living in the Netherlands she was a part of the modern dance company, De Stilte with who she toured extensively throughout Holland & Belgium. Shortly after she was a contestant on the fourth season of the hit tv-show, So You Think You Can Dance airing on RTL in Holland and VTM in Belgium. She was commissioned to choreograph a piece for Coastal City Ballet 2011/2012 season. Her work Sororal was well received, and said to be a “a visual feast.. a wild, driving force for twelve dancers.” Recently Rebecca has travelled all across the globe dancing and training, from Barcelona to Paris, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, Berlin, Montreal to name a few. She is well versed in her craft, and her enthusiasm for sharing different movement vocabulary is something she throughly enjoys. Her classes feature a combination athleticism and flow through movement; floor work, improvisation, and contemporary ballet. Rebecca is excited for what the future holds, she loves taking risks, is open-minded and a very versatile performer and creator, she’s always looking for her next movement adventure.

    Rebecca Gilhooley

    Yoobin Whang
    Yoobin Whang is a flutist and an eclectic artist, interested in various forms of visual arts and interactive media. Born in Seoul, South Korea, she has performed and won numerous competitions and scholarships in Korea, Canada, Russia, and the U.S.A., including the scholarship given to an admitted student with the highest audition score from Sunhwa Arts Middle School. While residing in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, she has won first prizes in Kwanis Music Festival, Richmond Music Festival, Performing Arts BC Provincial Festival, and Vancouver Academy of Music Scholarship Competition. She was also featured as a concerto soloist with Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra and Pacific Symphony Wind Ensemble. In Vancouver, Yoobin studied with Brenda Fedoruk and Christie Reside. Also, she has played in masterclasses with Robert Langevin, Jeffrey Khaner, Keith Underwood, Robert Dick, Gary Schocker, Mimi Stillman, Joshua Smith, and Lorna McGhee. While residing in New York City, Yoobin was the flutist and production assistant of The Nouveau Classical Project, an ensemble that re-imagines the classical music concert by connecting classical music with fashion through interdisciplinary projects. Her most recent performance highlight includes playing at Tanya Taylor’s Fashion Presentation at the Museum of Modern Art. Recently, Yoobin Whang graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Music degree under the guidance of Brad Garner and a Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology Minor. She was given the ‘The Most Outstanding Achievement and Citizenship Award’ from the undergraduate woodwinds program and ‘Founders Day Award’ for her high scholastic achievement. For More: http://www.yoobinwhang.com To Listen: https://soundcloud.com/yoobinwhang

    Yoobin Whang

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