Place des Arts has an abundance of exceptional teachers on our music faculty who offer classes and private lessons for all ages during the day, after school, in the evening and on weekends, both online and in-person. Our welcoming facility boasts well-equipped studios and performance spaces that enhance learning and encourage music-making.

Registration for our Winter/Spring Session Classes begins on November 30.

See information for group classes below and information on private lessons on the registration info & private lessons page.

Curious about online music classes? View the video below to see how our Musical Rainbow class runs and hear teacher Mr. I speak to his experience in this new format.

Program Type?

All
Private Lessons
Group Classes
Drop-in
Summer Classes
In Person
Online

In-Person: Fiddlers 12-17 years

12 – 17 years

In-Person: Fiddlers 9-12 years

9 – 12 years

In-Person: Intro to Drumset

Six-week mini session

9 – 12 years

Online: Let’s Sing the Movies!

Six-week mini session

7 – 9 years

Online: Music For Young Children-Moonbeams 3

7 – 9 years

Online: Music For Young Children-Sunbeams 2

5 – 8 years

Online: Music For Young Children-Sunbeams 3

6 – 10 years

Online: Music For Young Children-Sunshine 1

3 – 4.5 years

Online: Music For Young Children-Sunshine 2

4 – 5.5 years

Online: Musical Rainbow Blue

6.5 – 7.5 years

Online: Musical Rainbow Green

5.5 – 6.5 years

Online: Musical Rainbow Purple

7.5 – 8.5 years

Online: Musical Rainbow Red

Six-week mini session

3.5 – 4.5 years

Online: Musical Rainbow Yellow

4.5 – 5.5 years

Online: Teacher-in-Training Program Master Class

For students of novice teachers-in-training and junior piano teachers

4 – 10 years

Private Music Lessons

all ages

Program Overview

Rosin up your bow and have fun learning some great fiddle tunes! Expand your fiddle repertoire in jigs, reels, airs, waltzes and much more. Learn more techniques for developing a beautiful tone, improve your abilities for harmonizing and increasing speed and discover tricks for better rhythm and grace notes. Technical requirements:  Minimum two years of private violin lessons or group fiddle lesson (equivalent to RCM Level 3 and up).

No class on March 18, 2021.

Bring your own properly sized violin including bow, case and rosin.


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan.

Teacher

Rosie Carver

Rosie Carver

Violin, Fiddle, Fiddlers 1, 2, 3

Offering In-Person and Online Lessons on Thursday

Rosalie (Rosie) Carver is a member of the BC Registered Music Teachers Association (BCRMTA). She joined the association in 1997 after receiving her Associate for the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (ARCT) diploma. Three years prior to that, she was a member of the Student Teachers Auxiliary to the BCRMTA.

Rosie uses a positive approach to teaching. Her lessons focus on posture, intonation, timing, dynamics, dexterity and a beautiful tone. Rosie believes that with proper training and musical awareness, a student can venture into classical, baroque, romantic, contemporary, fiddle, gospel, jazz or whichever style they choose. Many of her students have achieved high marks for their examinations including silver medals for the highest marks in BC.

Rosie is the associate director with the Vancouver Corelli Strings (VCS) under the direction of Ona Cropper. She began her affiliation with the VCS at the age of 10 after two years of studying with Ona. She worked her way up the ranks to the position of concert master and has been featured as a soloist at many concerts throughout the years. She was also a member of the Vancouver Junior Philharmonic String Orchestra under the direction of Douglas Stewart.

Rosie has been a member of the Celtic group Blackthorn for over 20 years. In that time, she recorded four albums with them which include a number of her own compositions. Rosie also performed and recorded with The Carpenter’s SonSquid Jiggers, Sunshine and You, The Streels, The Halifax Wharf Rats and Triskellion.

Rosie has attended fiddle workshops, including one with the well –known Irish fiddler Kevin Burke, and plays in sessions regularly in Vancouver. She runs her own fiddle workshops throughout the Lower Mainland as well as through the Georgia Strait Guitar Workshop and The Moveable Music School.

Visit Rosie’s website here.

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Classes

24677

THU • Sep 17 - Jun 17 • 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$16.25/class (plus $10.00 supply fee)

Program Overview

Take the next step  and continue to improve your fiddling skills. You will learn some fun new  tunes, enhance your playing with appropriate exercises and enjoy reviewing a  few old fiddle gems. Technical requirements:  One year of private violin lesson or group fiddle lessons.

No class on March 18, 2021.

Bring your own properly sized violin including bow, case and rosin.


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan.

Teacher

Rosie Carver

Rosie Carver

Violin, Fiddle, Fiddlers 1, 2, 3

Offering In-Person and Online Lessons on Thursday

Rosalie (Rosie) Carver is a member of the BC Registered Music Teachers Association (BCRMTA). She joined the association in 1997 after receiving her Associate for the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (ARCT) diploma. Three years prior to that, she was a member of the Student Teachers Auxiliary to the BCRMTA.

Rosie uses a positive approach to teaching. Her lessons focus on posture, intonation, timing, dynamics, dexterity and a beautiful tone. Rosie believes that with proper training and musical awareness, a student can venture into classical, baroque, romantic, contemporary, fiddle, gospel, jazz or whichever style they choose. Many of her students have achieved high marks for their examinations including silver medals for the highest marks in BC.

Rosie is the associate director with the Vancouver Corelli Strings (VCS) under the direction of Ona Cropper. She began her affiliation with the VCS at the age of 10 after two years of studying with Ona. She worked her way up the ranks to the position of concert master and has been featured as a soloist at many concerts throughout the years. She was also a member of the Vancouver Junior Philharmonic String Orchestra under the direction of Douglas Stewart.

Rosie has been a member of the Celtic group Blackthorn for over 20 years. In that time, she recorded four albums with them which include a number of her own compositions. Rosie also performed and recorded with The Carpenter’s SonSquid Jiggers, Sunshine and You, The Streels, The Halifax Wharf Rats and Triskellion.

Rosie has attended fiddle workshops, including one with the well –known Irish fiddler Kevin Burke, and plays in sessions regularly in Vancouver. She runs her own fiddle workshops throughout the Lower Mainland as well as through the Georgia Strait Guitar Workshop and The Moveable Music School.

Visit Rosie’s website here.

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Classes

24676

THU • Sep 17 - Jun 17 • 4:45PM - 5:45PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$16.25/class (plus $10.00 supply fee)

Program Overview

Learn  the basics of how to play the drumset on practice pads and real drums in this  introductory class. We’ll use computers, synthesizers, drum machines and  recordings to explore drums in music. Bring a set of drum sticks to class; practice  pads supplied. No experience required.


Before registering for this class, please review our Safety Plan.

Teacher

Jason Overy

Jason Overy

Percussion/Drums, Intro to Drumset

Offering In-Person Lessons on Sunday and Monday

Jason has a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Victoria where he grew up playing in the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra and a variety of Jazz, Blues, Rock, Punk and Ska bands.

Since finishing his degree and moving to Vancouver in 1996, he has played, recorded, and toured internationally with many groups of note. He is the musical director for Uzume Taiko, a drum set soloist with OLAM and percussion section leader for the Band of the Fifteenth Field Regiment RCA.

Jason has a great deal of experience playing for musical theatre productions. These include Cabaret, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Oklahoma, The Wiz, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Oliver Twist, Urinetown and several award winning independent productions.

Jason has also played drum set and percussion in a multitude of west coast funk, rock, blues, punk, and ska bands, notably DOA, the Hounds of Buskerville, The Colorifics, The Harpoons and the Juno award winning bluesman Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne.

Jason has studied with some of the world’s great masters, and has taught drum set, hand drums, percussion and taiko to people of all ages locally, nationally, and internationally.

Jason’s other love is martial arts, and he has his Sandan (third degree black belt) in Shotokan Karate-do and travels regularly to Japan with his Sensei to study Budo.

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Program Overview

This class focuses on fostering a love of singing and music.  Students will be taught three songs from popular children’s movies while developing basic rhythm, learning solfège and working on tongue twisters to improve diction.  Students will be sent recordings of piano parts to sing along with for daily practice.


Before registering for this class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

Teacher

Katrina Gillis

Katrina Gillis

Voice

Offering Online Lessons on Tuesday and Thursday

Katrina [Kat] Gillis began playing the piano at the age of 6 and has taken Royal Conservatory Piano up to Grade 10. She started singing at the age of 10 and discovered the fun and beauty of combining singing while playing the piano. She composed her first song at age 12! As a child, she competed locally and internationally in festivals in both voice and piano categories. This led her to combine her passions of piano and singing during post-secondary studies at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, where she studied Opera and Vocal Performance. Throughout university, Kat continued to play the piano by accompanying vocalists, playing in bands and acting as band director for school productions.

Upon moving to BC, Kat attended Malaspina University (now called Vancouver Island University) for Jazz Performance. It was then she started creating original compositions, working with bands as a backup singer and keyboard player and as Musical Director for various musical productions on the island. She has performed her original work around Vancouver.

Kat is excited to use her broad range of education and knowledge to share her passion for singing with her students at Place des Arts.

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Program Overview

Music for Young Children® is a Canadian music program for children, with parental participation required. Live online instruction is provided in keyboard skills, singing, ear training, theory, rhythm, sight-reading and composing through dynamic hands-on teaching techniques. The program consists of 4 levels: Moonbeams is the 4th level and is a full-year program running from Sep-Jun. A keyboard or piano must be present at home for students to participate. Handouts and homework will be provided each week via email to help with daily practice. Supply kits will be provided and available for pick-up; see details below.

For students who have completed Sunbeams 3.

Parent participation is required.  


Before registering for this class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

No class on March 31, 2021. 


Supply Kit Pick-up

Register before August 28Materials and books will be available for pick-up starting on September 14. Please bring a copy of your receipt (printed or on your mobile device) and visit our Check-In Desk. 

Register after August 28: You will be contacted when your materials and books are ready to pick up. Digital materials will be provided until supplies are available.   

Teacher

Jenneka MacRae

Jenneka MacRae

Music for Young Children® (MYC)

Jenneka began taking group music and piano lessons at the age of three. She later switched to private piano lessons with Darlene Brigidear, with whom she studied for 12 years.

Jenneka’s education includes Piano Teacher’s and Piano Performer’s Diplomas from the Royal Conservatory of Music and all levels of teacher training from Music for Young Children.

She has taught piano lessons for over 20 years and has been an MYC teacher since 2007.

Jenneka enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels and has prepared many students for piano festivals and exams. Her main goal as a teacher is to help each child develop their own lifelong love of music, and she feels the MYC program is a wonderful way to begin this journey.

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Classes

24402

TUE • Sep 15 - Jun 15 • 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$22.00/class (plus $165.00 supply fee)

Program Overview

Music for Young Children® is a Canadian music program for children, with parental participation required. Live online instruction is provided in keyboard skills, singing, ear training, theory, rhythm, sight-reading and composing through dynamic hands-on teaching techniques. The program consists of 4 levels: Sunbeams is the 3rd level and is a full-year program running from Sep-Jun. Program materials and books are extra and the cost differs between levels. A keyboard or piano must be present at home for students to participate. Handouts and homework will be provided each week via email to help with daily practice. Supply kits will be provided and available for pick-up; see details below. 

For students who have completed Sunshine 2 OR Sunbeams 1. 

Parent participation is required.  


Before registering for this class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

No class on March 29, 2021. 


Supply Kit Pick-up

Register before August 28Materials and books will be available for pick-up starting on September 14. Please bring a copy of your receipt (printed or on your mobile device) and visit our Check-In Desk. 

Register after August 28: You will be contacted when your materials and books are ready to pick up. Digital materials will be provided until supplies are available.   

Teacher

Jenneka MacRae

Jenneka MacRae

Music for Young Children® (MYC)

Jenneka began taking group music and piano lessons at the age of three. She later switched to private piano lessons with Darlene Brigidear, with whom she studied for 12 years.

Jenneka’s education includes Piano Teacher’s and Piano Performer’s Diplomas from the Royal Conservatory of Music and all levels of teacher training from Music for Young Children.

She has taught piano lessons for over 20 years and has been an MYC teacher since 2007.

Jenneka enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels and has prepared many students for piano festivals and exams. Her main goal as a teacher is to help each child develop their own lifelong love of music, and she feels the MYC program is a wonderful way to begin this journey.

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Classes

24399

MON • Sep 14 - Jun 21 • 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$22.00/class (plus $135.00 supply fee)

24400

TUE • Sep 15 - Jun 15 • 3:30PM - 4:30PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$22.00/class (plus $135.00 supply fee)

24403

TUE • Sep 15 - Jun 15 • 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$22.00/class (plus $135.00 supply fee)

Program Overview

Music for Young Children® is a Canadian music program for children, with parental participation required. Live online instruction is provided in keyboard skills, singing, ear training, theory, rhythm, sight-reading and composing through dynamic hands-on teaching techniques. The program consists of 4 levels: Sunbeams is the 3rd level and is a full-year program running from Sep-Jun. Program materials and books are extra and the cost differs between levels. A keyboard or piano must be present at home for students to participate.  Handouts and homework will be provided each week via email to help with daily practice. Supply kits will be provided and available for pick-up; see details below. 

For students who have completed Sunbeams 2 OR Moonbeams 1.

Parent participation is required.  


Before registering for this class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

No class on March 31, 2021. 


Supply Kit Pick-up

Register before August 28Materials and books will be available for pick-up starting on September 14. Please bring a copy of your receipt (printed or on your mobile device) and visit our Check-In Desk. 

Register after August 28: You will be contacted when your materials and books are ready to pick up. Digital materials will be provided until supplies are available. 

Teacher

Jenneka MacRae

Jenneka MacRae

Music for Young Children® (MYC)

Jenneka began taking group music and piano lessons at the age of three. She later switched to private piano lessons with Darlene Brigidear, with whom she studied for 12 years.

Jenneka’s education includes Piano Teacher’s and Piano Performer’s Diplomas from the Royal Conservatory of Music and all levels of teacher training from Music for Young Children.

She has taught piano lessons for over 20 years and has been an MYC teacher since 2007.

Jenneka enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels and has prepared many students for piano festivals and exams. Her main goal as a teacher is to help each child develop their own lifelong love of music, and she feels the MYC program is a wonderful way to begin this journey.

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Classes

24398

MON • Sep 14 - Jun 21 • 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$22.00/class (plus $182.00 supply fee)

Program Overview

Music for Young Children® is a Canadian music program for children, with parental participation required. Live online instruction is provided in keyboard skills, singing, ear training, theory, rhythm, sight-reading and composing through dynamic hands-on teaching techniques. The program consists of 4 levels: Sunshine is the 2nd level and is a full-year program running from Sep-Jun. Program materials and books are extra and the cost differs between levels. A keyboard or piano must be present at home for students to participate. Handouts and homework will be provided each week via email to help with daily practice. Supply kits will be provided and available for pick-up; see details below.  

For beginner students.

Parent participation is required.  


Before registering for this class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

No class on March 28, 2021. 


Supply Kit Pick-up

Register before August 28Materials and books will be available for pick-up starting on September 14. Please bring a copy of your receipt (printed or on your mobile device) and visit our Check-In Desk. 

Register after August 28: You will be contacted when your materials and books are ready to pick up. Digital materials will be provided until supplies are available. 

Teacher

Charlene Dubrule

Charlene Dubrule

Music for Young Children® (MYC)

Charlene is a long-time music educator with over 42 years of work experience and has a passion for teaching music to people of all ages.

Sharing her love of music with her students moved Charlene to teach MYC. For 21 years she has been devoted to teaching the MYC program because of its amazing holistic blend of fun and learning.

Her varied and extensive work experience and specialized training (particularly her degree in Music Therapy) have greatly enhanced her teaching techniques.

While growing up in a small rural community in the heart of Alberta, Charlene’s life was enriched with piano, voice, guitar, drum, recorder and ukulele lessons. At a young age, she passionately participated in numerous music festivals, talent shows, Christmas pageants, choral groups (female choirs, high school madrigals, mixed choruses) and musical productions.

As an adult, Charlene taught in schools and institutional settings throughout Alberta and British Columbia.  She has had experience with community musical theatre production groups, community choirs and jazz ensembles, and has been the accompanist for several local churches. While operating her full-time music studio, she was also the choir director for the Beacon Unitarian Church (2013-2017).

Education

In her teens, Charlene completed her Royal Conservatory of Music voice (Grade 10, 1977) and piano (Grade 9, 1987) and, during the past 30 years, she has enhanced her music education with various specialty courses and studies at several colleges and universities.

  • Rural Small Business Management (Olds College, 1992)
  • Early Childhood Development Certificate (Keyano College, 1995)
  • Music Certificate (Keyano College, 1997)
  • Music for Young Children Certification (MYCC, 1999)
  • Bachelor of Music Therapy (Capilano College, 2004)
  • Music Certificate in Conducting (Capilano University, 2015)

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Classes

24770

SUN • Sep 20 - Jun 20 • 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$22.00/class (plus $202.00 supply fee)

Program Overview

Music for Young Children® is a Canadian music program for children, with parental participation required. Live online instruction is provided in keyboard skills, singing, ear training, theory, rhythm, sight-reading and composing through dynamic hands-on teaching techniques. The program consists of 4 levels: Sunshine is the 2nd level and is a full-year program running from Sep-Jun. Program materials and books are extra and the cost differs between levels. A keyboard or piano must be present at home for students to participate.  Handouts and homework will be provided each week via email to help with daily practice. Supply kits will be provided and available for pick-up; see details below. 

For students who have completed Sunshine 1.

Parent participation is required.  


Before registering for this class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

No class on March 30, 2021. 


Supply Kit Pick-up

Register before August 28Materials and books will be available for pick-up starting on September 14. Please bring a copy of your receipt (printed or on your mobile device) and visit our Check-In Desk. 

Register after August 28: You will be contacted when your materials and books are ready to pick up. Digital materials will be provided until supplies are available. 

Teacher

Jenneka MacRae

Jenneka MacRae

Music for Young Children® (MYC)

Jenneka began taking group music and piano lessons at the age of three. She later switched to private piano lessons with Darlene Brigidear, with whom she studied for 12 years.

Jenneka’s education includes Piano Teacher’s and Piano Performer’s Diplomas from the Royal Conservatory of Music and all levels of teacher training from Music for Young Children.

She has taught piano lessons for over 20 years and has been an MYC teacher since 2007.

Jenneka enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels and has prepared many students for piano festivals and exams. Her main goal as a teacher is to help each child develop their own lifelong love of music, and she feels the MYC program is a wonderful way to begin this journey.

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Classes

24401

TUE • Sep 15 - Jun 15 • 4:30PM - 5:30PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$22.00/class (plus $134.00 supply fee)

Program Overview

In this innovative children’s program, students learn the principles of music through singing songs, chanting rhymes, playing music games, using xylophones, recorders and other instruments. The Musical Rainbow program is based on the Kodály philosophy of using songs and rhymes from children’s folk culture, along with elements of Orff and Suzuki methodology. Note reading, writing and music history are taught in the upper levels. This program provides a solid basic understanding of music and may inspire children to take private instrument lessons at an older age. In addition to live Zoom classes, students will receive weekly videos covering theory and musical concepts to assist with their home practice. View our supply list here and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class. 


Before registering for this class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

Parent participation required. 

Teacher

Yurgen Ilaender (Mr. I)

Yurgen Ilaender (Mr. I)

The Musical Rainbow with Mr. I

Yurgen (fondly known as “Mr. I”) has taught at Place des Arts since 1981. He also teaches music at two Montessori preschools, instructing over 300 children per week. With a Diploma in Flute and Voice from VCC, he also has instruction in the Kodàly methodology from John Alfred Young and has attended summer programs on Kodàly pedagogy at the University of Calgary and the University of Washington. An accomplished guitarist, he also plays various other instruments and performs at many children’s concerts throughout the year. Visit his website at www.childmusicMRI.com for more info.

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Classes

24763

WED • Sep 16 - Jun 23 • 6:15PM - 7:15PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$11.50/class

24764

THU • Sep 17 - Jun 24 • 5:40PM - 6:40PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$11.50/class

Program Overview

In this innovative children’s program, students learn the principles of music through singing songs, chanting rhymes, playing music games, using xylophones, recorders and other instruments. The Musical Rainbow program is based on the Kodály philosophy of using songs and rhymes from children’s folk culture, along with elements of Orff and Suzuki methodology. Note reading, writing and music history are taught in the upper levels. This program provides a solid basic understanding of music and may inspire children to take private instrument lessons at an older age. In addition to live Zoom classes, students will receive weekly videos covering theory and musical concepts to assist with their home practice. View our supply list here and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class. 


Before registering for this class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

Parent participation required. 

Teacher

Yurgen Ilaender (Mr. I)

Yurgen Ilaender (Mr. I)

The Musical Rainbow with Mr. I

Yurgen (fondly known as “Mr. I”) has taught at Place des Arts since 1981. He also teaches music at two Montessori preschools, instructing over 300 children per week. With a Diploma in Flute and Voice from VCC, he also has instruction in the Kodàly methodology from John Alfred Young and has attended summer programs on Kodàly pedagogy at the University of Calgary and the University of Washington. An accomplished guitarist, he also plays various other instruments and performs at many children’s concerts throughout the year. Visit his website at www.childmusicMRI.com for more info.

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Classes

24758

WED • Sep 16 - Jun 23 • 3:40PM - 4:40PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$11.50/class

24760

SAT • Sep 19 - Jun 26 • 2:20PM - 3:20PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$11.50/class

Program Overview

In this innovative children’s program, students learn the principles of music through singing songs, chanting rhymes, playing music games, using xylophones, recorders and other instruments. The Musical Rainbow program is based on the Kodály philosophy of using songs and rhymes from children’s folk culture, along with elements of Orff and Suzuki methodology. Note reading, writing and music history are taught in the upper levels. This program provides a solid basic understanding of music and may inspire children to take private instrument lessons at an older age. In addition to live Zoom classes, students will receive weekly videos covering theory and musical concepts to assist with their home practice. View our supply list here and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class. 


Before registering for this class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

Parent participation required. 

Teacher

Yurgen Ilaender (Mr. I)

Yurgen Ilaender (Mr. I)

The Musical Rainbow with Mr. I

Yurgen (fondly known as “Mr. I”) has taught at Place des Arts since 1981. He also teaches music at two Montessori preschools, instructing over 300 children per week. With a Diploma in Flute and Voice from VCC, he also has instruction in the Kodàly methodology from John Alfred Young and has attended summer programs on Kodàly pedagogy at the University of Calgary and the University of Washington. An accomplished guitarist, he also plays various other instruments and performs at many children’s concerts throughout the year. Visit his website at www.childmusicMRI.com for more info.

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Classes

24766

TUE • Sep 15 - Jun 22 • 6:15PM - 7:15PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$11.50/class

Program Overview

In this innovative children’s program, students learn the principles of music through singing songs, chanting rhymes, playing music games, using xylophones, recorders and other instruments. The Musical Rainbow program is based on the Kodály philosophy of using songs and rhymes from children’s folk culture, along with elements of Orff and Suzuki methodology. Note reading, writing and music history are taught in the upper levels. This program provides a solid basic understanding of music and may inspire children to take private instrument lessons at an older age. In addition to live Zoom classes, students will receive weekly videos covering theory and musical concepts to assist with their home practice. View our supply list here and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class. 

Curious about this class? Click here to see how this class runs and hear Mr. I speak about the new format. 


Before registering for this class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

Parent participation required. 

Teacher

Yurgen Ilaender (Mr. I)

Yurgen Ilaender (Mr. I)

The Musical Rainbow with Mr. I

Yurgen (fondly known as “Mr. I”) has taught at Place des Arts since 1981. He also teaches music at two Montessori preschools, instructing over 300 children per week. With a Diploma in Flute and Voice from VCC, he also has instruction in the Kodàly methodology from John Alfred Young and has attended summer programs on Kodàly pedagogy at the University of Calgary and the University of Washington. An accomplished guitarist, he also plays various other instruments and performs at many children’s concerts throughout the year. Visit his website at www.childmusicMRI.com for more info.

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Program Overview

In this innovative children’s program, students learn the principles of music through singing songs, chanting rhymes, playing music games, using xylophones, recorders and other instruments. The Musical Rainbow program is based on the Kodály philosophy of using songs and rhymes from children’s folk culture, along with elements of Orff and Suzuki methodology. Note reading, writing and music history are taught in the upper levels. This program provides a solid basic understanding of music and may inspire children to take private instrument lessons at an older age. In addition to live Zoom classes, students will receive weekly videos covering theory and musical concepts to assist with their home practice.  View our supply list here and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class. 


Before registering for this class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

Parent participation required. 

Teacher

Yurgen Ilaender (Mr. I)

Yurgen Ilaender (Mr. I)

The Musical Rainbow with Mr. I

Yurgen (fondly known as “Mr. I”) has taught at Place des Arts since 1981. He also teaches music at two Montessori preschools, instructing over 300 children per week. With a Diploma in Flute and Voice from VCC, he also has instruction in the Kodàly methodology from John Alfred Young and has attended summer programs on Kodàly pedagogy at the University of Calgary and the University of Washington. An accomplished guitarist, he also plays various other instruments and performs at many children’s concerts throughout the year. Visit his website at www.childmusicMRI.com for more info.

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Classes

24753

WED • Sep 16 - Jun 23 • 4:45PM - 5:30PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$10.50/class

Program Overview

These mandatory master classes are taught by the Teacher-in-Training Program mentor and augment the student’s instruction with the teacher-in-training. Novice: 7, 15-minute classes; Junior: 3, 30-minute classes.

For information about the mandatory master classes, call us at 604.664.1636.

Teacher

Marjory Purdy

Marjory Purdy

Piano, Theory

Offering Online Lessons on Saturday

Marjory began piano lessons at the age of four with her mother Margaret Purdy. She later continued her studies with Robin Wood, Winifred Scott Wood and William Goldenberg.

Marjory’s education includes Performer’s and Teacher’s Diplomas from the Royal Conservatory of Music and the Victoria Conservatory of Music; a Bachelor of Music from the University of Victoria; and a Master of Music and Performer’s Certificate from Northern Illinois University.

She also studied collaborative piano at the doctorate level with Martin Katz at the University of Michigan and participated in various summer programs and master classes in Canada, the United States, and Europe.

Marjory has been teaching for over 20 years. She adjudicates music festivals throughout British Columbia and is an examiner for Conservatory Canada. As a clinician, Marjory presents master classes and workshops on various topics to teachers, students and the public.

Marjory loves teaching all levels from the very young beginner to the advanced piano student. She considers the benefits of music education immeasurable for a child’s emotional, social and intellectual development.

In her teaching, Marjory encourages and challenges students, in partnership with parents, to strive towards excellence within a kind and supportive environment. She believes all children have an artist within, and she aspires to guide students on their journey of learning and discovery.

Marjory’s students are recipients of numerous awards from local festivals, the Registered Music Teachers, and Conservatory Canada; but what Marjory values most is watching students master the things they thought were impossible, and the privilege of sharing time with children as they grow up.

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SAT • Sep 19 - Jun 26 • 2:15PM - 5:00PM

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Program Overview

Place des Arts Music teachers generally offer private lessons from September-June.

Our teachers work with students of all ages and levels in a range of instruments including piano, strings (plucked and bowed), brass, woodwinds, guitar, and percussion. Private instruction is also available in theory, music history and composition.

Students can begin private lessons at any time.

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