New Students – How To Register

Here’s what you need to do to get started at the VCM!

You may register online, in person, or by phone:
Email: [email protected] |  Please see our Contact page for more details


Group Classes and Ensembles

You can search and register for classes online using the following button:

Register Online

Students in group classes typically begin their studies in September. Classes fill up quickly – please register no later than one week prior to the start date. If space permits and the instructor agrees, a student may join a class already in progress. Some courses may require an application, interview, placement test, or audition as indicated in this course calendar. Fees, duration, and timetables for group classes are included with each class description.


Studio Instruction

If you are looking for individual or shared lessons, simply fill in our Student Referral Form with as much information as possible and a VCM staff member will reply to complete the process.

Students typically have one lesson per week for 38 weeks (two terms) from September to June (unless alternate arrangements are made directly with the instructor). Students may begin individual lessons at any time during the academic year.

Students will be referred to an appropriate instructor based on: musical background, goals, availability of lessons, and fee options. Contact us or visit our Referral Form Page to facilitate the referral process. Students may request lessons with a specific instructor, though the VCM cannot guarantee availability. Once an instructor is assigned, the instructor will contact the student/parent to make arrangements for lessons.