Telling Stories Through Music

Program Outline

An Introductory Music Class for Adults, presented by the Victoria Conservatory of Music in partnership with PARC Retirement Living, offers a fun and creative way to wade into music making as a group. Over the course of six weeks, using virtual instruments on electronic tablets (provided), participants will explore basic elements of music, such as rhythm, melody, and beat (tempo), and experiment with a variety of instrumental colours and sounds, to co-create musical drama, that leads to storytelling through music.  Each week, explore new sounds, create new music, and tell a new story!

No previous experience required.

Program Details

Classes take place on Wednesdays, for 6 weeks, are one hour in duration, and start April 3 2019.
Class times:
2:00 pm (Sorry this class is now full)
3:00 pm
These classes are offered on a complimentary basis (tuition-free) in partnership with PARC Retirement Living, and hosted by the Greater Victoria Public Library at their Central Branch: 735 Broughton Street, Victoria



Jan Randall

Jan Randall is a pianist, who played entirely by ear from childhood, started working in blues and pop music bands while still in high school, and after receiving formal classical and jazz training as a composer and arranger went on to spend a decade in theatre before moving on to make a career of composing sound tracks for broadcast. Jan has been the head song writer since 2011 for the hit CBC radio series “The Irrelevant Show.” He wrote songs and doubled as musical director for comedy shows with Second City in the early 80′s, where he collaborated with such (…)