Music Classes in Vancouver

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Published Aug 26, 2013

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Your child may not be the next Beethoven but a little musical education is never a bad thing! Encourage creative freedom and fun through these wonderful music classes in vancouver for kids!

Harmonious Music Studio

Harmonious Music Studio is located in the heart on the Dunbar Village in Vancouver Westside. For beginner students, Harmonious Music School offers the Music for Young Children (MYC) program. It is a parent-participation program in a small group setting (3-6 students in a class). They meet once a week for an hour and do a variety of musical activities – keyboard, creative movement, rhythm, ear -training, sight reading, music theory and composition. For students who have some prior music knowledge, they provide private lessons that accommodate your child’s level and interest and provide preparation for RCM Piano Examinations for all levels.

Arts Umbrella

Arts Umbrella is a not-for-profit that delivers arts education and music classes in Vancouver  and Surrey for young people ages 2–19. Beginning in the hearts of five young artistic parents in 1979, we started out with only 45 students.  Arts Umbrella caters to children of all artistic interests and skill levels— from Early Learning to advanced pre-professional training. Innovative instruction in visual and digital arts, music, theatre and dance is provided by over 170 dedicated artists and arts educators. Using the best-quality instruction and materials, classes foster creative expression through passion, rigour and fun. Arts Umbrella has three locations (Granville Island, South Surrey, Central Surrey) and also delivers programming at River District and West Vancouver Community Centre.

West Side Music Together

West Side Music Together has been bringing music into the lives of Vancouver families for nearly ten years! Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age 7—and the grownups who love them. First offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement. Music Together classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical. All children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning. Located on West Blvd. Vancouver.

Kindermusik with Notable Kids

When it comes to music classes in Vancouver for kids, Kindermusik with Notable Kids is a wonderful choice! Located in North Vancouver, Kindermusik with Notable Kids provides a multi-sensory approach which allows children to see, feel, hear and then express concepts in their own creative way. Your kids will be dancing, singing, listening, playing and pretending. Connect with other families, and experience the wonder of learning and the joy of music together. Located at 3063, Lonsdale Ave. Vancouver.

Sarah McLachlan School of Music

When Sarah first envisioned a music school at no cost, she knew that in order for her vision to thrive, she would have to think outside the box. The Sarah McLachlan School of Music model is based on the combination of group and private lessons which allows us to appeal to diverse learning styles and to build community. They reaches hundreds of young people every year, providing them with the space and the tools they need to express themselves. The school offers them a secure, inspiring place to learn, practice, and ultimately connect with others and with themselves. Located on East 7th Ave, Vancouver.

VSO School of Music

Western Canada’s newest and most exciting music school, The VSO School of Music seeks to establish, nurture and enhance lifelong relationships with the world’s greatest and evolving musical traditions. Our programs and faculty offer one-of-a-kind learning experiences for all ages and abilities. Located in downtown Vancouver, next to the Orpheum Theatre, the School’s exclusive association with the acclaimed Vancouver Symphony Orchestra offers unparalleled opportunities to begin, strengthen and enhance your children’s experience of music.

Jean Lyons School of Music

The Jean Lyons School of Music is the oldest established music school in Vancouver, providing high quality music education to youth for 50 years! Jean Lyons School of Music is proud to offer a variety of early childhood, private lessons, theory courses, and enrichment programs which will enhance your child’s development and instill a lifelong love of music.

Maybe dance, camps, or martial arts more your child’s thing? Check out ChatterBlock’s Vancouver Resource Directory for info and discovery!


Written by Francesca Stahl

Currently in my final year at University I divide my time between school, work and play. I'm a lover of the west coast, yoga, spending time in the outdoors, entertaining family and friends, tea dates and spontaneous adventures.  Live, Love, Learn.

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