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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RCM Practical Exam Tune-Up and Mock Exam: Piano, Violin, Cello

Instructor: Leading VAM faculty specializing in RCM exam preparation
Recommended for: Students following the RCM piano, violin, or cello curriculum
Class Times: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Per Lesson Fee: $37.50 per class
Class Description: Essential exam components will be reviewed in an intensive boot camp that will track progress and preparation culminating in a mock exam in preparation for the RCM August exam session. Areas of focus will include exam repertoire, etudes, technical requirements, sight reading and ear training.

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