Group Classes & Ensembles

From early childhood to adult learning, VAM is an inclusive learning environment that explores the transformative power of music. Our proven programs and methods have produced some of Canada’s most acclaimed musicians and generations of music lovers.

Group Classes

Early Music Education

Recommended for: ages 3 months – 7 years
Music Explorers uses a blended approach of proven methods such as Suzuki, Orff, and Kodaly and is designed to build a strong foundation for the well-rounded musical skills needed for musical studies.

Music & Beyond

Recommended for: elementary-age students
Supplement your child’s musical journey with integrated studies in elementary-level math, science, and language arts.


Suzuki Program

Recommended for: ages 4-6 beginners, or students who have completed Suzuki preparatory classes
Widely recognized as one of the most effective forms of musical instruction, the Suzuki method offers individual and group opportunities with parent participation in the classroom and at home for an immersive learning experience.

Group Piano

Recommended for: beginners age 4-8
VAM’s piano lab is a perfect place to learn fundamentals such as keyboard geography, note reading, chord recognition, hand formation and piano posture.


RCM Exam Prep: practical, theory, history

Recommended for: students following the RCM curriculum 
RCM Theory and History exams provide an excellent means of enhancing essential musicianship that greatly spur progress for instrumental training.


Composition & Conducting

Recommended for: students with advanced musicianship skills
The perfect platform for students seeking new vistas of musical creativity.



Chamber Music

Recommended for: Ages 10+ to adult
VAM’s chamber music program is the perfect opportunity for young musicians to experience the communal nature of making music.


Orchestral Program

Recommended for: Suzuki Book 2+/RCM Level 1+, or equivalent
VAM’s Orchestral Program is comprised of four ensembles that that strike a balance between excellence and enjoyment.


Choral Program

Recommended for: Ages 7 to adult
VAM’s Mary Buckerfield White Choral Program is Vancouver’s premiere choral experience for singers of all ages and experience levels.


Band Program

Recommended for: Ages 10 to adult
From young children holding wind instruments for the first time to avid adult aficionados, VAM’s Band Program is home to woodwind, brass, and percussion players of all backgrounds.


Adult Learning

Adult Learning Program

Recommended for: adults of all experience levels
VAM is a place of inspiration and exhilaration for adult learners. Whether you are discovering the trumpet ‘under the bed’ or are taking on a new challenge, VAM’s diverse faculty has the expertise to support your musical journey.