Music Programs

Langford Lake Voices

This non-auditioned choir is perfect for beginner singers or singers who want to further develop their vocal and choral skills.

Term 1: Sep 13 - Jan 17
Term 2: Jan 24 - May 23

Youth Choir (7-10 years)
Wed - 5:55 - 6:55pm - $136/term
Westhills

Adult Choir
Wed - 7:00 - 8:00pm - $136/term
Westhills

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Georgina Craig

Georgina Craig graduated from Christ Church University in Canterbury, England; undertook postgraduate vocal studies at Trinity College of Music in London, teacher training at Reading University and Orff training in Calgary. She brings to the VCM a wealth of experience working with students of all ages both in a class setting and on a one to one basis. In addition to her community outreach work at the VCM, Georgina is the conductor for the Concerto group of Viva Youth Voices. Georgina enjoys performing music of all genres and is a member of Ensemble Laude here in Victoria. She also sings (…)


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Brass for Beginners (7-10 years)

Engage your child in the world of brass playing and watch them flourish musically, socially, and academically.

Term 1: Sep 12 - Jan 16
Term 2: Jan 23 - May 15
Tue - 4:15-5:00pm - $257/term - Westhills

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Joanne Allers

Joanne Allers, B.Ed, M.Mus, has experienced a rich musical education encompassing mentorship and instruction from musicians and educators in Edmonton and Chicago. After graduating from the U of A, and teaching for the Edmonton Public School Board, Joanne benefited from four years of trumpet study in Chicago, studying primarily with Mr Luther Didrickson (Northwestern University) and Mr Mark Ponzo (Northern Illinois University), but also with William Scarlett (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), the late Arnold Jacobs, and Barbara Butler (Rice University). While residing in Calgary for 15 years, Joanne performed with Altius Brass Ensemble, with highlights including performing with the Bach Society (…)


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Ukulele Ensemble – Westshore

A fun class for adults that focuses on ensemble playing. All levels welcome!

Available at Westhills location only.

Session 1: Sep 14 - Nov 9
Session 2: Nov 23 - Jan 18
Session 3: Jan 25 - Mar 22
Session 4: Apr 12 - Jun 7

Thu • 3:30 - 4:30pm • $136/term • Westhills

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Kelly Nordstrom

Kelly Avril Nordstrom is native to Canada’s West Coast and is well known as a gifted producer and educator. Most recently, Kelly celebrated the award winning debut release of his studio collaboration with the band “Sound of Contact”, featuring Simon Collins, Dave Kerzner and Matt Dorsey entitled “Dimensionaut”. SoC (Sound of Contact) was mixed by Producer Nick Davis (Genesis, Tony Banks, Mike + the Mechanics, XTC, Marillion…) and received the prestigious “Limelight Award” at the “Progressive Music Awards 2013” held in the UK, marking an important touchstone of Kelly’s musical and technical abilities. Co-creator of the concept behind the “Dimensionaut” (…)


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Musical Storytime

Clap your hands, sing along, and get lost in a book! Using a variety of instruments and plenty of movement, these fun and participatory drop-in sessions are designed to accompany popular picture books with age-appropriate songs and activities.

Infant - 5 years
Drop-in Class
First and Third Tuesday of every month beginning September 19, 2017
1:30-2:15pm | Westhills
$7.25 for families with up to 2 children

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Georgina Craig

Georgina Craig graduated from Christ Church University in Canterbury, England; undertook postgraduate vocal studies at Trinity College of Music in London, teacher training at Reading University and Orff training in Calgary. She brings to the VCM a wealth of experience working with students of all ages both in a class setting and on a one to one basis. In addition to her community outreach work at the VCM, Georgina is the conductor for the Concerto group of Viva Youth Voices. Georgina enjoys performing music of all genres and is a member of Ensemble Laude here in Victoria. She also sings (…)


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Violin from Scratch (Adults)

Play violin in your youth? Always wanted to play violin, but just never got around to it? It is never too late!

Term 1: Sep 16 - Dec 16 • $204.75
Term 2: Jan 27 - Apr 30 • $220.50

Sat • 9:30 - 10:15am • Westhills

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Dexine Wallbank

DEXINE WALLBANK was a member of The Canadian Opera Company Orchestra and also played with the National Ballet Orchestra of Canada, both in Toronto. Apart from the years she spent in eastern Canada, Dexine has played with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra since she was twenty years old. Over the years she has also played with various chamber groups including the early music group, Victoria Festival Consort. Dexine received Suzuki teacher training form the Suzuki Kingston institute as well as the Guelph Suzuki institute. In addition to many years of giving lessons privately from her home, she has also taught at (…)


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Keyboard for Beginners (Ages 5-8)

The perfect start for children wishing to learn to play keyboard: Fun and socially engaging groups of up to six, explore music from both the popular and classical styles, while laying the foundation for a solid musical training and growing a lifelong love for music!

5 - 8 years
Offered at Westhills location only

Term 1: Sep 12 - Dec 19
Term 2: Jan 23 - May 8

Tue • 5:00 - 5:45pm • $236.25/term • Westhills

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Joanne Allers

Joanne Allers, B.Ed, M.Mus, has experienced a rich musical education encompassing mentorship and instruction from musicians and educators in Edmonton and Chicago. After graduating from the U of A, and teaching for the Edmonton Public School Board, Joanne benefited from four years of trumpet study in Chicago, studying primarily with Mr Luther Didrickson (Northwestern University) and Mr Mark Ponzo (Northern Illinois University), but also with William Scarlett (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), the late Arnold Jacobs, and Barbara Butler (Rice University). While residing in Calgary for 15 years, Joanne performed with Altius Brass Ensemble, with highlights including performing with the Bach Society (…)


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Rock Band (Teen/Youth to Adult)

On stage in the VCM’s Metro Theatre, the Rock Band program creates new and welcomes existing bands to develop the chops needed to bring it live on stage as rock musicians.

Youth Rock Band
Session 1: Sep 11/13 - Nov 6/8
Session 2: Nov 20/22 - Jan 15/17
Session 3: Jan 22/24 - Mar 19/21
Session 4: Apr 9/11 - Jun 4/6

Mon • 6:00 - 7:30pm • Downtown
Wed • 6:00 - 7:30pm • Westhills
$204/session

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Adult Rock Band
Session 1: Sep 11/13 - Nov 6/8
Session 2: Nov 20/22 - Jan 15/17
Session 3: Jan 22/24 - Mar 19/21
Session 4: Apr 9/11 - Jun 4/6

Mon • 7:45 - 9:15pm • Downtown
Wed • TBA • Westhills
$204/session

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Kelly Nordstrom

Kelly Avril Nordstrom is native to Canada’s West Coast and is well known as a gifted producer and educator. Most recently, Kelly celebrated the award winning debut release of his studio collaboration with the band “Sound of Contact”, featuring Simon Collins, Dave Kerzner and Matt Dorsey entitled “Dimensionaut”. SoC (Sound of Contact) was mixed by Producer Nick Davis (Genesis, Tony Banks, Mike + the Mechanics, XTC, Marillion…) and received the prestigious “Limelight Award” at the “Progressive Music Awards 2013” held in the UK, marking an important touchstone of Kelly’s musical and technical abilities. Co-creator of the concept behind the “Dimensionaut” (…)


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First Level String Orchestra

An introduction to ensemble playing an orchestral repertoire. Students in this orchestra should have at least one year playing experience and be comfortable reading music. Performance opportunities include concerts at the VCM and in the community.

Term 1: Sep 12 - Jan 16
Term 2: Jan 23 - May 22

Tue • 6:00 - 7:00pm • $146/term (VCM $116.93/term) • Downtown


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Tatiana Kostour

Ms. Tatiana Kostour, Moscow born, is a violinist from The Ukraine. In 1991 she graduated from Kiev Conservatory of Music and in 1993 immigrated to Canada. Besides performance, studying pedagogy, method of teaching and practical teaching courses under supervisions of very fine Ukrainian teachers, Tatiana always stood out with the highest marks in performance and teaching. Many years of polishing her teaching techniques brought to Ms. Kostour very successful results. Number of Tatiana’s students received Gold and Silver medals from The Royal Conservatory of Music and first places from The National Canadian Music Competitions. In addition to these awards her (…)


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Intermediate String Orchestra

Hone your ensemble skills, with focus on developing good intonation, rhythm, and musicianship. Members should be playing at a RCM Grade 4 level or higher, have some previous ensemble experience, and be comfortable sight-reading.

Term 1: Sep 13 - Jan 17
Term 2: Jan 24 - May 23

Wed • 4:15 - 5:45pm • $180/term (VCM $143.66/term) • Downtown


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Tatiana Kostour

Ms. Tatiana Kostour, Moscow born, is a violinist from The Ukraine. In 1991 she graduated from Kiev Conservatory of Music and in 1993 immigrated to Canada. Besides performance, studying pedagogy, method of teaching and practical teaching courses under supervisions of very fine Ukrainian teachers, Tatiana always stood out with the highest marks in performance and teaching. Many years of polishing her teaching techniques brought to Ms. Kostour very successful results. Number of Tatiana’s students received Gold and Silver medals from The Royal Conservatory of Music and first places from The National Canadian Music Competitions. In addition to these awards her (…)


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Families Making Music

Birth - 5 years A fun music program for the whole family! Sing, dance, try new instruments and play fun musical games. Bring the whole brood for an interactive program at a great family rate. Classes are offered at both the main Victoria location, and new Westhills location. *Siblings receive a 20% discount on FMM tuition; siblings under […]

DOWNTOWN

Music Discovery
Tue • Sep 12 - Nov 7 • 10:15 - 11:00am • $141.75
Thu • Sep 14 - Nov 9 • 10:15 - 11:00am • $141.75
Sat • Sep 16 - Nov 4 • 10:15 - 11:00am OR 11:15am - 12:00pm • $110.25

Music, Winter, and Weather
Tue • Nov 14 - Jan 23 • 10:15 - 11:00am • $141.75
Thu • Nov 16 - Jan 25 • 10:15 - 11:00am • $141.75
Sat • Nov 18 - Jan 27 • 10:15 - 11:00am OR 11:15am - 12:00pm • $126

Music, Animals, and Creatures
Tue • Jan 30 - Apr 10 • 10:15 - 11:00am • $141.75
Thu • Feb 1 - Apr 12 • 10:15 - 11:00am • $141.75
Sat • Feb 3 - Apr 14 • 10:15 - 11:00am OR 11:15am - 12:00pm • $126

Music from Around the World
Tue • Apr 17 - Jun 12 • 10:15 - 11:00am • $141.75
Thu • Apr 19 - Jun 14 • 10:15 - 11:00am • $141.75
Sat • Apr 21 - Jun 16 • 10:15 - 11:00am OR 11:15am - 12:00pm • $141.75

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WESTHILLS

Music Discovery
Thu • Sep 14 - Nov 9 • 11:25am - 12:10pm • $141.75

Music, Winter, and Weather
Thu • Nov 16 - Jan 25 • 11:25am - 12:10pm • $141.75

Music, Animals, and Creatures
Thu • Feb 1 - Apr 12 • 11:25am - 12:10pm • $141.75

Music from Around the World
Thu • Apr 19 - Jun 14 • 11:25am - 12:10pm • $141.75

Note: Families Making Music classes require a minimum enrolment of 5. If enrolment is insufficient, registrants will be offered an alternate class or a refund

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Andrea Cave

Andrea Cave has always enjoyed interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds. Her interest in psychology, wellness, and music led her to pursue training in the field of music therapy. Andrea studied at Camosun College before transferring to Capilano University where she completed an Honours Bachelor of Music Therapy degree in September 2013. During practicum placements, Andrea worked with cancer patients, geriatrics with dementia, and children with various special needs. Her internship at the VCM, under Dr. Johanne Brodeur, included work on-site and within the community. Andrea continues to provide supportive music therapy for children with autism, developmental, physical, (…)


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Georgina Craig

Georgina Craig graduated from Christ Church University in Canterbury, England; undertook postgraduate vocal studies at Trinity College of Music in London, teacher training at Reading University and Orff training in Calgary. She brings to the VCM a wealth of experience working with students of all ages both in a class setting and on a one to one basis. In addition to her community outreach work at the VCM, Georgina is the conductor for the Concerto group of Viva Youth Voices. Georgina enjoys performing music of all genres and is a member of Ensemble Laude here in Victoria. She also sings (…)


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Nicole Payie

Nicole has played classical guitar from the age of seven when she started lesson at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. After completing the VCM/Camosun Diploma in Music, majoring in Classical Guitar Performance, she pursued a Bachelor of Music at the University of Victoria and afterwards a Master’s in Music Performance at the University of Ottawa. Nicole has taught private students of all ages and abilities and enjoys helping students find their own music voice. Nicole is excited to join the faculty in the Department of Early Childhood Music, teaching classes out in the Greater Victoria community, and looks forward to […]


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