Summer Camps

In July and August, MSMVan™ is offering eight summer music camps for all students: Little Mozarts, Pop Mozarts, Song Writing 101, Little Violinists, Create & Compose, Music Theory Intensive RCM 6, 7, and 8, and Tuning Your Voice. Public registration will open on the UBC Summer Camps website on Monday, June 29.

Course descriptions and schedule are available for viewing at These camps (except for Tuning Your Voice, which is administered directly by MSMVan™) are administered through UBC Camps. Visit UBC Summer Camps to register.

This summer MSMVan™ is also offering Tuning Your Voice (see description, below). Please, contact Stephen Choi at | 604-568-5854 in order to register. You may download a poster for this course here.

Tuning Your Voice

July 27-31, August 10-14, August 24-28, August 31-Sept. 4 (1:00-4:00 P.M.)
Camp Fee: $300.00

If you want to improve your singing voice this summer, this fun-filled camp is for you! Participating in this camp will help students build their confidence, performance abilities, and vocal skills. This group vocal camp, with the use of popular songs, is designed to teach proper singing technique by using the voice in a skillful way to avoid developing detrimental vocal habits at a young age. Staging and acting while singing will be included, as well as dealing with stage fright.

MSMVan™ Safety Plans

MSMVan™ has developed its own Covid-19 safety plan, approved by WorkSafe BC, which it will implement during the period June through August, 2020 in order to accommodate its Summer Music Camps. The plan addresses Conduct Guidelines, Occupancy Limits, Cleaning Protocols, and Education and may be downloaded here.

MSMVan™ Faculty News

Congratulations to our amazing teachers, Sian Colman-Black (soprano) and Tyler Belding (guitar) for winning the Vancouver Quarantine Performance Project Award for Greatest Talent with their rendition of “O Mio Babbino Caro” (Oh My Dear Papa). You may view their wonderful performance here.

Congratulations to Anna Pietzak (guitar) who has been featured in a popular online magazine, Guitar Salon International. You may read the full featured article and her videos here.

Zoom Online Lessons & Classes

Dear MSMVan™ students and families,

We hope everyone is staying safe and in good health during this challenging time. Thank you for your patience as we transition into online lessons and group classes during the current situation. For this, we are using the free Zoom online conferencing system.

As of March 30th, all the lessons and group classes are continuing online, except for JY’s Piano Group Class A/B and Clinton’s Piano Technical Classes. All Musicianship, Theory, Ear-training, Sight-reading, and other ensemble classes are continuing online.

If you have not already done so, please, create your free Zoom account and log into the Meeting by using your teacher’s ID. All the teacher ID numbers have been e-mailed to the students. The Zoom program can be started from your browser at or loaded as an App on your smartphone.

Please, contact Stephen or Olga with any questions you may have about online lessons or classes or if you have any trouble connecting online with your teachers. You can contact us at

All the teachers are looking forward to connecting with the students this week!

We will keep in touch about any changes to the lessons and classes, masterclasses, and upcoming concerts.

Wishing all the students great online lessons and classes!

The MSMVan™ Team

March Masterclasses

Violin Masterclass with Gillian Carrabré
March 1 from 4:30 – 5:30 P.M. | Classroom 1

Woodwinds Masterclass with Keelan Hui
March 6 from 7:00 – 8:00 P.M. | Classroom 2

Piano Masterclass with Mary-Jo Carrabré
March 28 from 4:30 – 5:30 P.M. | Classroom 1

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