Music with Friends (ages 3-6)

VAM’s Music with Friends is a place where children ages 3-5 can explore the joys of creativity, collaboration, fun, and imagination as they embark on the journey of learning a new instrument. These classes are designed for the young child eager for their first experience with an instrument in a pressure-free environment and will equip them with the tools to succeed in future musical studies, personal growth, and social development.

  • Learn the fundamentals of music reading and ear training
  • Establish strong essentials of holding the instrument, posture, and movement
  • Build a foundation for private lessons and ensemble performance
Music with Friends (ages 3-6)

Harp Hamsters

Instructor: Miya Otake
Recommended for: Ages 3-6
Class Time: Ages 3-6: Saturdays, 10:45-11:30am
Semester Fee:
  • $315
Class Description: This class is sure to turn the wheel of inspiration in young ones eager to start a new adventure! Our silky friends glide into the basics of the harp, developing musical and social skills in an engaging group setting and equipping your child for success both in and out of the classroom. This is a full year class from September-December (14 weeks) then January-May (16 weeks) Parent participation required. Students are required to bring their own lap harps to the class.  For more information on harp rental, please contact the VAM office.

Piano Pups

Instructor: Teresa Bowes
Recommended for: Ages 3-6
Class Time: Ages 3-4: Saturdays 9:00-9:45am Ages 5-6: Saturdays 9:45-10:30am Ages 3-4: Tuesdays 4:00-4:45pm Ages 3-4: Fridays 4:00-4:45pm (January intake) Ages 5-6: Fridays 6:00-6:45pm (January intake)
Semester Fee:
  • $315
Class Description: Find a loyal companion in the piano as your child builds a love of music for years to come. Always ready to play, Piano Pups will introduce your child to keyboard geography and technique with fun and interactive repertoire. This is a full year class from September-December (14 weeks) then January-May (16 weeks) Due to popular demand, there will be a January intake for 16 weeks. Parent participation required.

Violin Duckies

Instructor: Monica Chen, Jonathan Na
Recommended for: Ages 3-6
Class Time: Ages 3-4: Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am Ages 5-6: Saturdays, 10:00am-10:45am
Semester Fee:
  • $315
Class Description: This class ‘fits the bill’ perfectly for young ones eager to start a new adventure! Our feathered friends of the pond dive into the basics of the violin, developing musical and social skills in an engaging group setting and equipping your child for success both in and out of the classroom. This is a full year class from September-December (14 weeks) then January-May (16 weeks) Parent participation required.

Viola Bunnies

Instructor: Isabelle Roland
Recommended for: Ages 3-6
Class Time: Ages 3-6: Saturdays, 10:45-11:30am
Semester Fee:
  • $315
Class Description: Hop on a musical adventure and explore the viola! The alto voice of the string family is a beloved choice for our long-eared bunny buddies, who will be your child’s guide as they develop technical skills and play their first repertoire. This is a full year class from September-December (14 weeks) then January-May (16 weeks). First class of the Fall 2022 semester will be Saturday September 17th.

Cello Cubs

Instructor: Trisha Doo
Recommended for: Ages 3-6
Class Time: Ages 3-4: Saturdays 9:00-9:45am Ages 5-6: Saturdays 9:45-10:30am
Semester Fee:
  • $315
Class Description: Enjoy the rich, warm tones of the cello with our cuddly baby bears in this introduction to one of the low-sounding members of the string family. Cello Cubs will develop technical and performance skills that will provide a platform for lasting musical success. This is a full year class from September-December (14 weeks) then January-May (16 weeks) Parent participation required.

Flute Kittens

Instructor: Thomas Law
Recommended for: Ages 3-6
Class Time: Ages 3-6: Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am
Semester Fee:
  • $315
Class Description: These cute kitties will introduce your child to the elements of ‘purrformance’ through the flute. This class will focus on creating a strong foundation of effective breath control, tone development, and musicianship. This is a full year class from September-December (14 weeks) then January-May (16 weeks) Parent participation required.