Registering and Paying for Classes

Step 1: Make sure you are logged in to your account

You can only register for classes if you are logged in. If you do not have an account, click here to create one or view our guide to creating an account.

Step 2: Register for your lessons and/or classes

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On the main menu, click “Register”. This will be your main tool for registering for lessons or classes.

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You can look through the various lessons and classes offered through the coloured boxes:

1. You can use the purple boxes to switch between semesters (Fall/Spring or Summer)
2. Click the blue boxes to explore the different types of classes
3. Further refine your search using the green boxes

Once you find your class, you can register using the following steps:

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When you find the class that you would like:

  1. 1. Click the green “Register” button
    2. If multiple students are associated with your account, choose the student you would like to register
    3. Select the semester
    4. Choose the desired day and time
    5. Click “Add to Wishlist”

Repeat the above steps as needed if you would like to register for additional lessons and/or classes.

Step 3: Send your classes to the Registrar

When you add classes to your wishlist, they will not yet begin the registration process. Once you have added everything you would like, you can see your wishlist on the left-hand sidebar to make sure everything is correct. Once you are ready to submit your registration to the office for processing, click “Send to Registrar”.

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Step 4: Wait for approval from the Registrar

Once you click the “Register Now” button, your request will be forwarded to VAM’s Registrar who will need to approve your course selection(s). You will know that they are approved once you receive an invoice by email.

NOTE: During peak periods of registration, requests may take one or two business days to process.

TIP: If you have questions, please do not reply to the email that sent your invoice – the VAM office will not receive it. Instead, contact the Registrar directly at [email protected]

Step 5: Payment

Once you receive an invoice by email, you are now ready to pay. You may choose either of the following payment options:

1. Credit Card/Interac (via PayPal) – online only

If you would like to pay from the comfort of your home, you may use the PayPal option.

TIP: PayPal charges a 3% service fee for online transactions. This fee is not applied to payments received at the front office (below).

2. Cash or cheque – at the front office

You may also choose to come to the front office to pay in cash or cheque. Cheques may be made payable to VAM. If you would like a payment plan using post-dated cheques, please contact [email protected] for details.

Regular office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm; Saturday 9:00am-2:00pm. If you are unable to come to the office during this time, please contact the office at [email protected] or 604.734.2301 for details on submitting cheques outside of office hours.

If you are unable to pay in person at the office, you can mail the cheque to:

Vancouver Academy of Music
Attn: Registrar
1270 Chestnut St
Vancouver, BC  V6J 4R9

Once your payment is received, the registration process is complete.

Fee deadlines:

Fall semester lessons and classes: September 1
Spring semester lessons and classes: January 15
Summer semester lessons and classes: one week before the start of instruction