Welcome to Vancouver’s most exciting music school, the VSO School of Music! In-person & virtual music classes, lessons & ensembles for ALL ages, abilities and aspirations happen here, at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music.
Join our community, where Early Years; Classical; Jazz & World Music education is delivered collaboratively by the VSO School’s world-class faculty, including many members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Join the audience as the VSO School of Music’s signature string ensemble Sinfonietta welcomes VSO Concertmaster Nicholas Wright as a featured soloist. Additional special VSO guest musicians are David Brown (bass), Grace Huang (harpsichord) and Hung-Wei Huang.
Music and Math
Music and Math have a remarkable relationship. This 5 part series is presented by Jonathan Berkowitz who will take you on a journey that delves into the connections that music and math have. A new lesson will be released every Monday starting January 15, 2024.
Virtual and in-person programs in Early Years Learning (ages 4 weeks to 6 years) Classical Music, Jazz and World Music offer a broad range of musical genres to study, learn and grow.
Explore our program menu by musical category, age range or day of the week.
International Master Teachers
Some of the world’s greatest performing artists offer coachings to the VSOSoM’s advanced students, leading up to masterclasses available to all, both in-person and via livestream.
The International Master Teacher program is generously supported by both the Azrieli Foundation and the Jemini Foundation.
VSO Mentorship Program
The VSO Mentorship Program empowers VSO section leaders to share their talents, experience and passion for music education with VSO School of Music students, through masterclasses, workshops and other exclusive events.
As we navigate the easing of health restrictions together, the VSO School continues to need your support.
A donation to the School of Music ensures a successful transition as we welcome students back for in-person classes and lessons, while also continuing our outdoor early years groups, and extensive virtual programs for students who are unable to attend in person—ensuring our new student population from throughout BC, across Canada, and even around the world continue to have access to education.
Please support your School of Music today.
Our online store is now open, offering our Mini Music Maker’s kits, our Alphabet Book, and its related colouring book. Items are available for curbside pickup or express shipping across Canada.
VSO School of Music Artistic Advisor: Maestro Otto Tausk
We acknowledge that we work, rehearse, teach, and play on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.