The Victoria Conservatory of Music Westshore [VCM] in the Westhills YMCA building has been going strong for over two years now. Launched in March 2016, enrolment has been increasing every term – up 40% this past year alone! Whether you are interested in pursuing music as a career or just as a pastime, having a solid technique and understanding of music will lay the groundwork for a lifelong enjoyment of music making. The VCM offers a variety of musical styles and genres: classical, contemporary, rock, traditional, and more.
There are many ways the expert faculty at VCM can engage you:
• Musical instruction is for those who feel comfortable exploring the fundamentals of music on their own to develop their confidence, interests and skills.
• Group instruction—such as the Ukulele Ensemble with Anna Lyman and Langford Lake Voices (for 8-10 year olds) with Georgina Craig—suit adults or children who are looking for a casual exploration of music. These sessions work well for those who feel more comfortable developing their skills and interests in a group.
• In addition to individual lessons and group classes, Music Therapy is also offered at VCM Westhills. The creative and affective nature of music helps to restore, maintain, and improve mental, physical and emotional health. It can contribute to a better quality of life for children, the elderly, and those with exceptionalities, conditions, or illnesses.
September registration is now open! Register online: www. vcm.bc.ca. | VCM’s beautiful new space overlooking Langford Lake is also available for external rentals. Contact the Venues Department for details: firstname.lastname@example.org.