Chamber Music

Often described as ‘a conversation between friends’, find out why chamber music is regarded as the pinnacle musical experience as you perform masterpieces under the expertise of VAM’s distinguished faculty.

Chamber Music

VAM Childrens Harp Ensemble

Instructor: Rosanna Chiu
Recommended for: Harp students of all levels
Class Time: Thursdays, 5:30-630pm, 6 classes per term
Annual Fee:
  • $310
Class Description: Join VAM's Harp Ensemble for children and explore repertoire from Waltz of the Flowers by Tchaikovsky, Studio Ghibli, South American dance tunes and more.  Students will have a chance to be featured as a soloist through an optional audition.  The ensemble will also participate in events such as Vancouver Harp Day, Harp Extravaganza at VAM and the Kiwanis Festival. 
Director/Instructor: Rosanna Chiu
Co-Director: Joy Yeh
2022/2023 Class Dates:
Sept 8, Sept 22, Oct 6, Oct 20, Nov 3, Nov 17, Concert: Nov 19
Feb 16, Mar 2, March 30, April 6, April 20, May 4, Concert May 7

Summer Saxophone Chamber Camp

Instructor: Tina Wang
Recommended for: Ages 13 and up
Class Time: August 15-19, 6:00-8:00pm
Semester Fee:
  • $105
Class Description: August 15-19 | 6:00-8:00pm Come join the Summer Saxophone Chamber Camp and warm-up your chops in preparation for back-to-school and band rehearsals! We welcome high school students (alto, tenor and baritone saxophonists).

Aldo Parisot Cello Ensemble and Masterclass

Instructor: Jonathan Lo
Recommended for: Cellists able to read music
Class Time: Sundays, 6:30-8:30pm (4 classes + 1 concert per session)
Annual Fee:
  • $720
Class Description: Experience the joy of ensemble playing in this monthly gathering which provides opportunities for cellists of diverse ages and ability levels. This group plays music ranging from much-loved classics, popular tunes, and even soundtracks. The Aldo Parisot Cello Ensemble is led by Jonathan Lo, founding cellist of the award-winning Rolston String Quartet. -- Session 1: Sept. 11, 25 | Oct. 9, 30 | Nov. 27 concert Session 2: Jan. 22 | Feb. 12 | Mar. 26 | Apr. 16 | May 7 concert

Adult Chamber Music: Play with the Pros

Recommended for: Adult learners
Class Description: A unique ensemble experience, each chamber group in Play with the Pros will consist of one member of VAM's faculty, where you can enjoy the benefits of mentorship and collegiality that come from performing with a professional musician. Class time to be scheduled at the mutual convenience of students and teacher.  Students wishing to register for fewer than 16 classes per semester must have permission from the teacher.  Click below to begin the registration process.

Chamber Music

Recommended for: Ages 10+; Suzuki 4+/RCM 6+
Class Description: VAM's chamber music program is the perfect opportunity for young musicians to experience the communal nature of making music, developing the essential skills of communication and collaboration. Class time to be scheduled at the mutual convenience of students and teacher. Students wishing to register for fewer than 16 classes per semester must have permission from the teacher. Click below to begin the registration process.

Guitar Performance Practice

Instructor: Hanh Nguyen
Class Time: Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm
Annual Fee:
  • $220
Class Description: This class runs the last Tuesday of each month.