MSMVan™ is delighted to welcome back all students with a full complement of lessons and classes. Private lessons begin on September 7th, and for all the group class starting dates, please, visit this link.
MSMVan™ has developed its own Covid-19 safety plan, approved by WorkSafe BC, which it will implement during the September 2020 school term. Teachers have been informed and are ready to welcome back the students, and we are looking forward to seeing you all very soon! The plan may be downloaded here.
MSMVan™ is excited to introduce the one-of-a-kind program Kinderflute™, which will be taught by our amazing teacher Mikyla Jensen, the only certified Kinderflute™ teacher in Vancouver. The class opens the exciting opportunity for children ages 5 – 7 to develop their musical skills using the flute.
The Kinderflute™ teaching techniques are based on research in neurogenesis, in which movement together with music is utilized to positively impact the child’s learning. The motto of Kinderfute™ is “Stimulating exercise and learning through a loving and caring environment, to generate new and creative experiences.” Among skills taught, will be note reading, proper breathing techniques, and rhythm.
The class is offered Saturdays from 1:00 – 1:30 pm from September 26th to October 10th. Parents are encouraged to register their children today, as space is limited. Register with Stephen at the school by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, Covid-19 safety measures are in place at MSMVan™.
You may download a Kinderflute™ poster here.
Dates: October 31 and November 1
Location: MSMVan Lobby
For more information or to register, please email Stephen Choi or telephone 604-568-5854.
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 http://msmvan.com/summer-camps/. 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 email@example.com | 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.
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.
Registration for summer 2020 lessons opens May 25th. We hope to hear from you on May 25th or shortly thereafter and see you this summer!
Registration for fall 2020 group classes and lessons opens June 1st.
A complete list of all the group classes for 2020-21 is now available at the Classes > Schedule page. Your private teachers will recommend 3 classes for you to choose from and please discuss your choice of group class and lesson times with your teachers to reserve your spot for next fall.
Dr. Sean Hutchins of the Royal Conservatory of Music writes about why it’s important to continue practicing music. He states that “…one thing that experts—from child psychologists to astronauts—agree on is the importance of maintaining routines during periods of change.” You can read his article here.