Our School is a community with a proud tradition of integrity and a strong commitment to excellence. In addition to private lessons with our experienced teachers, we encourage students to take advantage of the following special privileges:
1) Studio Recitals:
A valuable opportunity for young pianists to perform for a supportive audience, as well as listen to their peers. Held every month on our new Steinway grand piano in the Chopin Room, our studio recitals are free for all performers and audience members. Proper dress code is emphasized. High school students may supervise these recitals for volunteer hours.
2) Enrichment Classes:
The School offers a variety of specialized enrichment classes for a range of ages. Students are encouraged to participate in these classes to enhance their musical knowledge and create companionship in a fun, musical environment.
- Piano Play (Ages 5-8)
- Studio Club (Ages 9-11)
- Piano Ensemble Program (All ages welcome; Minimum RCM Grade 4 level)
- Masterclasses (All ages welcome; Minimum RCM Grade 8 level)
3) Income Tax Receipts for Students 16 Years & Older:
As a certified federal educational institution, we are authorized to issue tuition receipts.
4) Group Discount Tickets Arranged for Concerts & Opera:
Part of music students’ education is to attend concerts. We often arrange tickets at reduced prices for the Vancouver Symphony and Vancouver Opera, and organize field trips to special events. We encourage parents to share these pleasures with their children.
5) Access to Music Library:
Our School has a wide variety of over 1,000 records, tapes and CDs as well as hundreds of music scores, many of which are now out of print.
6) Championship Cups & Gold Medallions for Theory Students:
We have a proud tradition of offering the finest training in all theoretical subjects. To encourage achievement in theory, the student with the highest mark in each grade is awarded a Championship Cup. Students who receive 95% or higher in rudiments and 90% or higher in harmony, counterpoint, analysis or history are awarded Gold Medallions.
7) Scholarships for Piano Students:
Scholarships are awarded for high marks in exams, festivals and studio contests. We continually wish to encourage more donations to our Scholarship Fund so that we can reward more students.