Summer Programs 2022


LCMS offers a variety of fun and innovative summer programs for students of all ages and levels. Whether you are looking for a Suzuki Camp, a unique musical Aural Skills Class, or Theory, History, Harmony, there’s something for everyone!

Suzuki Summer Programs

Our annual Suzuki camps are a highlight of the summer for Suzuki families, and we are pleased to offer unique opportunities for students and parents to be immersed in a nurturing, musical environment. Our day camps take place in our spacious facility, which is surrounded by beautiful parks, playgrounds and a public pool.

Suzuki Strings Summer Camp
July 10 – 14, 2022

Open to all Suzuki trained students in violin, viola and cello.

Students will be taught by highly trained Suzuki teachers. There will be noon-hour concerts and activities. Group and enrichment classes will be presented in concert Thursday afternoon.

Daily activities Include:

  • An individual lesson in the form of a masterclass
  • A technique class
  • A repertoire class
  • An enrichment class*
Twinklers Mini Camp

For violin and cello students 5 years and under currently playing Twinkle Variations.

Daily activities include:

  • An individual lesson in the form of a masterclass
  • A small group class

*Enrichment classes include ‘Beat Camp’, Fiddling, and Chamber Orchestra.
**Students may register for up to two enrichment classes if the schedule allows.

Camp Dates: July 10-14, 2022

Orientation Ice-Breaker: Sunday, July 10, 3:00pm
The camp begins with an orientation session, including a play-in and family games. Pack a picnic and stay for early supper as we get to know each other.

Camp Schedule:
Monday, July 11 – 9:00 am – 3:15pm
Thursday, July 14 – 9:00am – 4:15pm

Noon Hour Concerts & Activities: Monday, July 11 – Wednesday, July 13
Participants bring their own lunches Monday – Thursday and stay for noon hour concerts and activities.

Windup Celebration: Thursday, July 14, 3pm
Group and enrichment classes will be presented in concert at our Windup Celebration!

Costs:

Strings Book 1-3: $350 (by June 1) $400 (after June 1)
Strings Book 4-up: $430 (by June 1) $480 (after June 1)
Extra Enrichment Class: $50
Twinklers Mini Camp: $200 (Violin and cello 5 years and under only)
A non-refundable deposit of $75 is required at time of registration.

Please note that there is no registration in Chamber Ensemble after June 17.

Violin / Viola / Cello Program

Repertoire

Please be prepared to play your polished piece at your first lesson. Repertoire for camp TBD.

General Information
  • In keeping with the Suzuki spirit, parents or caregivers should attend classes with their children.
  • Practice rooms will be available for registered students throughout the camp.

Bruce Henczel – Beat Camp M. Mus, Percussion Performance, University of British Columbia; Concerto Soloist with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, West Coast Symphony, the Vancouver Philharmonic, and the Kwantlen University Wind Symphony and Chorus. He facilitates hand drum workshops for students and teachers throughout the province.

Cyrena Huang – Cello/Chamber Ensemble Cyrena completed her Master’s Degree in Cello Performance in 1999 at the University of British Columbia, where she worked for two years as teaching assistant and chamber music coach for Collegium Musicum, an early music course. Cyrena has been studying Suzuki cello pedagogy since 1991, and has completed the Suzuki Association of the Americas cello teacher training. An active teacher, performer, chamber coach and conductor, Cyrena is also a flamenco dancer and teacher and flamenco cellist.

Mark Luchkow – Violin/Viola Originally a native of Edmonton, Mark moved to Vancouver in 1993 to study viola with Gerald Stanick at the University of British Columbia. He received a Bachelor of Music degree in Viola Performance. He has been active in the Vancouver music scene, playing in orchestras such as the North Shore’s Sinfonia and the Vancouver Symphony, as well as chamber music with the Pro Nova String Quartet and the Twelfth Night Trio. Mark is an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and is dedicated to ongoing teacher training in violin and viola.

Robert Richardson – Violin/Viola B. Mus, M. Mus. Robert Richardson teaches and conducts at Suzuki workshops, institutes, and music festivals on a regular basis throughout North America and beyond. Along with maintaining an extensive violin and viola studio in the Suzuki Talent Education Program at Brandon University’s Eckhardt-Grammatté Conservatory of Music, he also conducts string orchestras and coaches chamber music. Robert performs regularly with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra on both violin and viola as well as in numerous chamber ensembles, including the Brandon Chamber Players, of which he is a founding member.

Andrea Taylor – Fiddle B. Mus. University of Victoria. She has completed the Suzuki Education Course at Western Washington University. With over 15 years of teaching experience Andrea has performed over a thousand shows across North America as the Fiddle player for a group signed to Nettwerk Records and has sold over 60,000 CDs. She currently teaches violin at LCMS and leads the LCMS Fiddle Classes.

Leanne Wendt – Violin Suzuki and Royal Conservatory violin; specializes in preschool music training; Suzuki Teacher Training, University of Maine, Pacific University, Western Washington University, and Universities of Alberta and Calgary, LCMS Faculty & Junior Programs Co-ordinator. Leanne has been on the Suzuki faculty at LCMS for 30 years.

#01 Beat Camp – Bruce Henczel
For all students

Beat camp is a fun, energetic, and very educational journey through diverse cultures, including the Caribbean, West Africa, and, of course, our own Classical and Pop music genres. We will discover techniques for building strength in chamber music skills and develop personal musical skills while having lots of fun.

#02 Fiddling – Andrea Taylor
For violin students
A variety of fiddle styles will be taught by ear and with sheet music.  Students are placed into groups according to their Suzuki level. No previous fiddling experience is required, but students should have mastered Etude (G major). Be prepared to learn some new tunes and have fun.

#03 Chamber Ensemble – Cyrena Huang
For students Book 4+ / ages 9+ 
Students will develop listening and communication skills as they collaborate to prepare chamber music in a small orchestral setting.

Note: Students should be reading music comfortably to register for this chamber class. Interested students must register by June 17 in order to receive and prepare repertoire in advance. Music will be sent to participants the week of June 26.

Playing with Music Summer Camp

July 4 – 8, 2022

Sing! Make masks! Explore folk traditions! Build simple musical instruments and crafts! Play xylophones and percussion instruments! Storytelling using creative movement, drama and music! See and hear the instrument of the day!

This summer camp offers activities for two age groups. Some of these will be for the whole group and some activities will be for smaller groups in age appropriate sessions, freely mixing old favourites with exciting new material. The instructors use their background as performers and Orff, Kodaly, and Children’s Art specialists to make this a unique experience that is a Langley Music School Summer tradition.

Bring a water bottle and snack, and dress for movement and art activities.

Parents and guests are invited for a performance on July 8 at 11:15am.

Dates: July 4-8, 2022
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Ages: 4 to 6 years;  7 to 9 years
Cost: $165
A $50 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration

Holly Duff (B.Mus.) teaches piano, as well as pre-school Orff music and movement classes in both Langley and Vancouver. She is a founding director and pianist with West Coast Chamber Music since 1993, and performs children’s shows combining storytelling and music.

Ross Curran (B.Mus.) is a performer, children’s entertainer, private music teacher and pre-school specialist. Combined with several years spent as a children’s art instructor he brings a wide variety of experience to his teaching.

Aural Skills for All Musicians

Aural Skills Introduction
July 6 – August 17, 2022
“To hear with the eyes – to see with the ears” – Zoltan Kodaly

Invaluable for any instrumentalist, singer or composer!

Aural Skills is perfect for all musicians – from teens-adults and from beginner to University levels – to strengthen musicianship, ear tests and sight reading for improved exam results and/or further develop musical independence and understanding.

Rooted in the Kodaly method, this course cultivates aural skills and a deeper understanding of musical structure through singing in solfege, listening/transcribing, and using a variety of progressive rhythmic, harmonic and melodic exercises.

Private Lessons are also available. If you are new to Aural Skills, please contact the office at 604-534-2848 to learn more.

Cost: $80
A non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration.
Please note: all classes must meet the minimum student requirement in order to run.

Course Materials: The textbook for the class is an extra cost of about $15.00: An Introduction to Sight Singing by Stanley Arkis and Herman Schuckman published by Carl Fischer.

Days & Times: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30pm

Dates: July 6 – August 17, 2022

Liana Savard, Instructor

Liana is a choral director, educator, and performer. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz studies from North Vancouver’s Capilano College in 2000, Liana went on to obtain her Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 2002. She taught first and second year Aural Skills in the Music Department at the University of Alberta (2000-2005), and has taught Aural Skills in classes and private lessons through the Langley Community Music School since 2005. Liana is currently Artistic Director of the Vancouver Orpheus Male Voice Choir and has a thriving vocal studio at the Langley Community Music School.

Summer String Quartet Chamber Music
with the Rose Gellert String Quartet

July 18 – 22, 2022

Whether you’re looking to try chamber music for the first time or you’re a well-versed veteran wanting to enhance your ensemble skills, this weeklong intensive summer camp offers valuable tools to any aspiring string musician. Through guided rehearsals, workshops and performance opportunities, students will benefit from constructive coaching, group practise techniques and the experience of playing alongside members of the Rose Gellert String Quartet in a positive and encouraging environment.

Different ensembles will be formed based on playing level and experience, and each will be given focused guidance for each session. Students will form a large ensemble which will cap off the program.

Health guidelines in place at the time of the camp will be followed.

Pre-formed quartets are welcome!

Dates: July 18 – 22, 2022
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Wrap-up Concert: Friday, July 22, 2:00pm
Requirements: Suzuki Book 4+, RCM Grade 4+
Ages: All ages
*Cost: $500 (one student), $850 (2 Sibling Discount)
Registration deadline: June 13, 2022
*Due to the nature of the chamber music programme, fees are non-refundable.

Scholarship Opportunity for Pre-Formed Quartets
Promising, pre-formed quartets are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Groups must submit video prior by June 13, 2022 and scholarship awards will be announced June 17, 2022.

Students responsible for providing their own lunch.

Will Chen – Violin Violinist Will Chen’s performances have taken him all over Canada, Europe and the United Kingdom as a soloist and chamber musician with the rising group Mainzer Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. He is a member of the Rose Gellert String Quartet. B. Mus from University of Victoria; masters degree from Hochschule fur Musik Mainz, Germany. He has studied with teachers such as Patricia Shih, Ann Elliott-Goldschmid, Gwen Thompson, Roger Chase and Ann Shih.

Llowyn Ball – Violin Llowyn Ball is a dedicated and experienced chamber and orchestral musician. Llowyn completed his Master’s degree in violin performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music after studying at the UBC School of Music. He regularly performs with the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra, the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, & Vancouver New Music. When not with four strings under his fingers, Llowyn is most likely to be found with grease under his fingernails while tinkering on an old British motorcycle, or piloting a passenger ferry.

Peter Ing – Viola A native of Toronto, Peter Ing currently resides in Vancouver, B.C. He is an active freelance musician and violin/viola pedagogue. He holds a Masters Degree from the University of British Columbia and has since performed in music festivals across North America and Europe, including the Kent Blossom Music Festival, Colorado String Quartet Festival, and the Casalmaggiore International Music Festival in Italy. Peter freelances with various orchestras in the Lower Mainland and Thompson-Okanagan Region of B.C. such as Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, and Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra.

Ben Goheen – Cello Ben Goheen holds a masters degree in cello performance from UBC, where he studied with Eric Wilson. While attending university, he held the principal cello position for the symphony’s main concerts. He has enjoyed performing in several other symphonies in the Lower Mainland, including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra, Prince George Symphony, BC Chamber Orchestra, Kamloops Symphony, Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra and Canada West Chamber Orchestra. He also loves performing with a wide variety of small chamber ensembles, and as a solo performer he enjoys in-studio and concert sessions. In addition to performing, Ben is the conductor of the Surrey Symphony Society’s Intermediate Strings.

Summer Theory, History & Harmony Classes

Complete your theory and history requirements this summer! These classes will run throughout the summer for the August and December RCM exams.

In addition to virtual classes, in-person semi-private and private lessons may be available for theory, history and harmony levels. Please contact the office at 604-534-2848 to express your interest.

Theory Classes – 2022

Prepare for the RCM Theory Exams in the following Summer Theory Group Classes:

Blast Off to Theory! Class
This class is suitable for students who have never taken any theory before and would like to ‘get their feet wet’ without committing to a full course this summer. Material worked on will be from the RCM Theory 3 and 4 syllabus and will include some of the following: note recognition, proper notation of notes/rhythms/accidentals on a staff, key signatures, major and minor scales, melody writing, tonic and dominant triads, and writing major, minor, and perfect intervals. Students will be able to enrol in Theory 5 in September 2022 after completing this course.

Lesson length: 6 hours, total
Day & Time: Thursdays, 7-8pm
Runs: June 30 – August 4, 2022
Ages:  8 – 12
Cost: $125
A $50 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration
Pre-requisites: students should have solid note-recognition, be reading music comfortably, and have some knowledge of major and minor scales

Theory 5/6

This online class is suitable for students who have taken some theory in their private lessons, students that have previously completed theory 3 or 4, or for driven or older students who have never taken any theory before but would like to work through the material quickly. Students will be able to enrol in Theory 7 in September 2022 after completing this course.

Lesson length: 18 hours total

Days:Tuesdays & Thursdays
Runs: June 28 – August 4, 2022
Exam: Optional (only the RCM level 8 exam is required). If elected, it will be a remote exam completed online within 120 days of registration.
Time: 2 – 3:30pm
Cost: $375
A $75 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration

Theory 8
This online class is suitable for students who have previously taken theory 6 or 7, or advanced students who would like to challenge the material (upon permission of the instructor)

Lesson Length: 15 hours
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Runs:
June 28 – August 4, 2022
Exam:
TBD
Time:
5:45 – 7pm
Cost: $315
A $75 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration

Private and Semi-Private Lessons
In addition to classes, all theory levels are available by private lesson. Standard LCMS private lesson rates apply. Levels not available as classes are offered by private/semi-private lesson only.

RCM Exams
Please note, that levels 5, 6 and 7 are optional. Level 8 is the only exam needed to meet all practical exam requirements up to and including level 8.

Kathleen Stanyer, Instructor
Kathleen is a passionate musician and educator, with years of experience in private piano instruction, performing and accompanying. She has always excelled at academics, and has a solid foundation in music theory and history; both subjects which she teaches with enthusiasm and conviction. She strives to give her students the skills and knowledge to become excited, dedicated, and passionate about music making in both classical and popular styles.

History Classes – 2022

Students will prepare for the summer Royal Conservatory of Music examination session.

Personal study at home is expected following each class, and will be in the form of completing assigned worksheets and practice exams, self-study and memorization of material, and compiling notecards of terms, composers, musical works, and significant publications required for study.

Lesson Length: 28 hours
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Runs: June 30; July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28; August 2, 4, 9, 11, 2022
Exam: TBD
Time: TBD in consultation with instructor. Please contact the office to discuss
Cost: $595
A $75 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration
Course Materials: The textbook for the class is an extra cost.
Please note: all classes must meet the minimum student requirement to run.

Level 9 History 
This course emphasizes the study of Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern musical periods, focusing on significant composer’s biographies, works, and contributions, as outlined in the current Theory Syllabus.

Level 10 History
This course focuses on how and why musical genres and styles evolved through time, from Gregorian Chant to Schubert as outlined in the current Theory Syllabus – please contact the office to enquire about details.

ARCT History
This course focuses on genres and musical styles and how and why these evolved through time from Romantic to Modern, as outlined in the current Theory Syllabus.

Private and Semi-Private Lessons
In addition to classes, all History levels are available by private or semi-private lesson. Standard LCMS private lesson rates apply. Levels not available as classes are offered by private/semi-private lesson only.

Kathleen Stanyer, Instructor
Kathleen is a passionate musician and educator, with years of experience in private piano instruction, performing and accompanying. She has always excelled at academics, and has a solid foundation in music theory and history; both subjects which she teaches with enthusiasm and conviction. She strives to give her students the skills and knowledge to become excited, dedicated, and passionate about music making in both classical and popular styles.

Harmony Classes – 2022

Students will prepare for the August and/or December Royal Conservatory of Music examination session.

Level 9, 10 & ARCT Harmony for December Exams 
This 30 hour course prepares students to write the RCM Level 9, 10 and ARCT Harmony exams in December.

Lesson length: TBD
Days:
TBD
Runs:
TBD
Exam: TBD

Time: TBD in consultation with instructor. Please contact the office to discuss.
Cost: $595
A $75 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration
Course Materials: The textbook required for this course is an extra cost.

Private and Semi-Private Lessons
In addition to classes, all upper level theory classes (including ARCT Analysis, and ARCT Harmony and Counterpoint) are available by private or semi-private lessons. Standard LCMS private lesson rates apply. Levels not offered as classes are offered by private/semi-private lesson only.

Alan Stiles, Instructor
Born and raised in Bella Coola, BC, Allen Stiles received his Master’s degree at the University of British Columbia studying under Lee Kum Sing. He is a founding member and artistic director of The Little Chamber MusicSeries That Could Society, and is a member of Joe Trio. He is also a highly respected freelance pianist and teacher in the Vancouver area.

 

Level 10 Harmony and Counterpoint for August Exams
This 24 hour course prepares students to write the RCM Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint exam in August. This course furthers the knowledge and abilities fostered in the Harmony 9 level.

Lesson length: TBD
Days:
TBD
Runs:
TBD
Exam: TBD

Time: TBD in consultation with instructor. Please contact the office to discuss.
Cost: $TBD
A non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration
Course Materials: The textbook required for this course is an extra cost.

Private and Semi-Private Lessons
In addition to classes, all upper level theory classes (including ARCT Analysis, and ARCT Harmony and Counterpoint) are available by private or semi-private lessons. Standard LCMS 2021/22 lesson rates apply. Levels not offered as classes are offered by private/semi-private lesson only.

Kathleen Stanyer, Instructor
Kathleen is a passionate musician and educator, with years of experience in private piano instruction, performing and accompanying. She has always excelled at academics, and has a solid foundation in music theory and history; both subjects which she teaches with enthusiasm and conviction. She strives to give her students the skills and knowledge to become excited, dedicated, and passionate about music making in both classical and popular styles.