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 firstname.lastname@example.org | 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™ 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.
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 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.
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 https://zoom.us/join 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