About Private, Semi-Private Lessons & Coaching
The VSO School of Music’s private lesson instructors are among the finest in North America, including members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and are eager to share their artistry with students of all levels and abilities. We have specialized faculty for childhood and youth instruction all the way to training Canada’s next generation of professional musicians.
Private lessons are offered on a range of classical and world music instruments, for students of all ages and abilities. Whether supplementing school ensemble participation, preparing for University music education or RCM exams, revisiting music lessons later in life, or beginning a new instrument you have always wanted to play, the VSO School will find just the right teacher for your needs and goals.
Students can enroll in lessons with regular faculty weekly for each term, or in packages of 4 or 8 lessons per term. Additional lessons to prepare for exams, competitions or recitals can also be accommodated.
Please click here for faculty listing and instruments offered for private lessons.
Students Enrolled for Private Lessons Receive:
- Discounted rates on additional classes
- First opportunity to play in Masterclasses and FREE admission to attend
- First opportunity to play in student recitals in Alan and Gwendoline Pyatt Hall
- FREE admission to other special events, including the Faculty recital series
- 50% discount on selected VSO tickets
All lessons are scheduled at the mutual convenience of teachers and students. Students must have access to an instrument and a place for daily practice and or study. Please contact the School for information on instrument rental options.
|Regular faculty lesson fees:||$75 per hour; $56.25 per 45 min.; $37.50 per 30 min.|
|Visiting faculty lesson fees:||available upon request|
Lesson packages are available weekly, or in packages of consecutive 4 or 8.
Please click here to see policies and payment options.
|Faculty Recital Series|
|Alan and Gwendoline Pyatt Hall
Thurs, Nov 8, 2012 and Tues, Apr 30, 2013, 7–9pm
Hear the artistry of the VSO School of Music faculty in these exceptional concerts. Program repertoire and performers will be posted on the website approximately 6 weeks before each recital. FREE to registered VSO School of Music students.
Our visiting faculty, made up of internationally-acclaimed teachers and artists, enhance regular private studio lessons throughout the course year. Lessons with visiting faculty are available with the recommendation of the student’s regular teacher to students enrolled in private lessons.
|2012/2013 Visiting Faculty|
|Piano:||Ian Parker||Sara Davis Buechner|
One-to-one and semi-private (2 students at a time) lessons in theory, music history and composition are offered for students wanting to work in an accelerated manner, or whose schedules do not allow them to attend a group class. They are designed to meet the needs of students of all levels of experience. Participants are expected to work independently on their compositions at home to discuss at each lesson. The more theoretical knowledge the student has, the more they will benefit from private composition lessons.