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Top Music Programs for Kids in Vancouver

Published Jan 23, 2020 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

All kids enjoy music in some capacity, whether it's a mom-and-tot sing-along, private piano lessons at the conservatory, or anywhere in between. Here are some of our favourite music lesson providers in the Vancouver area:

Top Music Programs for Kids in Vancouver

Harmonious Music Studio

For beginners, Harmonious Music Studio offers the Music for Young Children (MYC) program. This is a parent-participation program in a small group setting, which includes keyboard, creative movement, rhythm, ear-training, sight reading, music theory, and composition. For students with prior music knowledge, they provide private lessons that accommodate your child’s level and interest, as well as preparation for RCM Piano Examinations.

North Shore Music Together

All children are born musical and ready to learn. North Shore Music Together classes use the Music Together® award winning curriculum to teach Rhythm Competence and Tonal Competence to children. Come sing multicultural songs, dance to African beats, and explore a variety of instruments and props including shakers, drums, sticks, triangles, scarves, the octoband and more!

For those who don't live in the North Shore, there's a West Side Music Together!

Photo Credit: North Shore Music Together

Place des Arts

An established arts centre and music school in Coquitlam, PDA has classes and lessons for all ages and skill levels—from babies to boomers and from recreational to pre-professional training.

With over 40 music teachers and faculty, PDA offers year-round private music lessons in a wide variety of instruments, as well as numerous group classes and ensembles to students of all ages and abilities.

Gateway Theatre

Join Gateway Academy for exciting classes in speech, singing, musical theatre, acting and playwriting. They provide process-based learning in which students are trained to strengthen vital skills for vibrant self expression. Whether you want to gain comfort and confidence in public speaking, sing like a Broadway star, study the fundamentals of characterization and acting, tell your story through writing, or become a musical theatre triple threat, Gateway has a class for you!

Photo Credit: Gateway Theatre

Wonder of Learning Organization

The Wonder of Learning Organization runs the Happy Keys Piano Program. Amazing and passionate teachers teach kids piano in a positive learning environment. One of the reasons why the Happy Keys program works is there's an emphasis on parent involvement, which makes parents more invested in their children's practice and learning. Beginner and group piano lessons are for ages 2.5 and up. 

WOLO also offers private guitar or ukulele lessons for ages 6 and up.

Photo Credit: Happy Keys Music & Piano Program

Showcase Music Academy

Showcase Music Academy offers many different group music programs for young children—Music for Young Children, Musical Sprout, and Music Together—all which focus on teaching children the foundations of music. 

The academy also offers private lessons in piano, violin, harp, voice, guitar, and theory. Dedicated students will get a thorough music education in note reading, technique, music theory, performance, and composition. Showcase's instructors are extremely experienced in their respective fields.

You can book a free 15-minute consultation with a music teacher to see what kind of music program would be right for your child. 

Photo Credit: Showcase Academy

Music Box New Westminster Music School

Music Box offers music lessons in pretty much any instrument you can think of—voice, piano, cello, clarinet, saxophone, drums, electric bass. The list goes on! The instructors do not use a one-size-fits-all approach. They teach each student based on his or her personal musical needs, goals, and preferences. They also have attended prestigious music institutions and have warm personalities. 

Classes are first come, first served, so don't hesitate to contact Music Box and sign up!

Photo Credit: Music Box New Westminster's Music Academy

Don't go anywhere! ChatterBlock has a comprehensive directory of more music program providers and other types of classes. Visit our Camps & Classes page to find and book the right program for your child. You can filter by your child's interest—such as dance, martial arts, sports, or STEM— to find the type of program you're looking for faster.

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