Online Learning

Welcome to VAM’s Online Learning page. You will find a myriad of classes suitable for early years all the way to adulthood.

In this unprecedented time of physical distancing, music is a gift that can uplift and rejuvenate our spirits, and offers that opportunity to engage and learn. VAM’s online learning is designed to open new channels of innovation and enrichment, fostering a love of music that knows no bounds.

Online Learning

Accelerated RCM Theory 8 Online

Instructor: Daniel Marshall
Recommended for: Ages 12+; students must score at least 85% on the pre-screening test. No previous theory experience required.
Class Time: Session 1 - July 6-30 Session 2 - August 3-27
Semester Fee:
  • $450
Class Description: Accelerated RCM Theory is the fast track to success in RCM Theory examinations. Taken in conjunction with RCM’s Level 8 Online Study Guide and Exam, this course uses video lectures, online classes, digital assignments, and practice quizzes that will lead to certification in RCM Grade 8 Theory. No previous theory experience required! Click here for more course details. 

Bach Babies

Instructor: Chloé Hurst (Department Head)
Recommended for: Ages 3-18 months
Class Time: Fridays, 2:00-2:45pm (1st semester) Fridays, 2:00-2:45pm (2nd semester) Tuesdays, 12:30-1:15pm (1st semester) Tuesdays, 12:30-1:15pm (2nd semester) Thursdays, 11:30-12:15pm (1st semester) Thursdays, 11:30-12:15pm (2nd semester)
Semester Fee:
  • $250
Class Description: Join your child in their first explorations of the musical world! Sing interactive songs with the help of an animal friend, learn to play an instrument, and use dance to feel the music in your body in this introduction to the benefits music has to offer you and your child.

Mozart Mites

Instructor: Chloé Hurst (Department Head)
Recommended for: Ages 18 months - 3 years
Class Time: Tuesdays, 10:00-10:45am (1st semester) Tuesdays, 10:00-10:45am (2nd semester) Thursdays, 12:30-1:15pm (1st semester) Thursdays, 12:30-1:15pm (2nd semester) Fridays, 3:00-3:45pm (1st semester) Fridays, 3:00-3:45pm (2nd semester) Tuesdays, 12:30-1:15pm (2nd semester) Fridays, 2:00-2:45pm (2nd semester)
Semester Fee:
  • $250
Class Description: Watch your child develop coordination, confidence in solo performance, and the ability to work with others through singing, playing, and movement.

Rossini Rascals Online

Instructor: Jennifer Chu
Recommended for: Ages 3-4
Class Time: Mondays and Thursdays, April 20 - May 29, 11:00-11:45am (12 classes) Tuesdays and Fridays, April 20 - May 29, 11:00-11:45am (12 classes)
Semester Fee:
  • $190
Class Description: In this online class, dive into musicianship skills with elements of the Orff and Kodaly methods with the exploration of several different percussive instruments.

Navigators Online

Instructor: Julia Bonnett, Jennifer Chu
Recommended for: Ages 5-7
Class Time: Mondays and Thursdays, April 20 - May 29, 1:00-1:45pm (12 classes) Tuesdays and Fridays, April 20 - May 29, 1:00-1:45pm (12 classes)
Semester Fee:
  • $190
Class Description: In this online class, VAM Navigators will explore everything in the world of music from composers around the globe to the fine detail of the notes, rhythms and instruments that make up our musical landscape. Take out those telescopes and find the many notes that live on the musical staff!  Steer through rhythms using a wide variety of percussion instruments and leap from note to note while singing melodies. Don't forget to study the maps of explorers before you! Discover the lives of composers who wrote the many pieces of music that we know and love.

Composition

Recommended for: RCM Intermediate Rudiments +; Ages 12+
Class Description: Combine your knowledge of music theory with your desire to create! Feel the support and camaraderie of fellow aspiring composers in a small group environment where compositional ideas, techniques and styles are discussed and applied. Private, semi-private, and small group options available; click below to begin the registration process. Composition auditing options are available through VAM's S. K. Lee College, subject to course availability; email [email protected] for more details.