Founded in 1969, VAM has been spreading a love of learning and musical excellence for generations of aspiring musicians. Discover your passion for music and performance at VAM’s inspiring location at Vanier Park, minutes from downtown Vancouver but steps away from the ocean!

From early childhood to adult learning, VAM is an inclusive learning environment where the transformative power of music is explored. Our proven programs and methods have produced some of Canada’s most acclaimed musicians in addition to a 48-year alumni database filled with music lovers.

VAM’s hand-selected faculty is comprised of Vancouver’s finest musicians and educators from organizations such as Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Opera and UBC School of Music.

Come experience the legacy of excellence at Vancouver’s first community music school and prepare to reach unimagined musical heights!

  • Numerous performance and competition opportunities
  • Masterclasses and workshops with world-renowned musicians
  • Flexible payment options and bursary support
  • Free parking in a traffic-calmed location
  • Innovative programs and exchanges with national and international partners

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Suzuki Summer Sampler – Session 2 (August)

Instructor: DeAnne Eisch (violin), Isabelle Roland (viola), Audrey Nodwell (cello), Heather Beaty (flute), Miya Otake (harp), Teresa Ho (piano)
Recommended for: Ages 4-6
Class Times: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Per Lesson Fee: $25.00 per class
Class Description: Watch your child discover something new every day as they prepare for the journey of musical instruction! This course will incorporate the Suzuki philosophy of education with a hands-on introduction to a variety of instruments in a sampling of the many opportunities VAM's Suzuki programs have to offer.

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