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Visionary College is changing it's name to Visionary Centre for the Performing Arts! New name, new programs and exciting changes! Our Open House will include a…

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Group Guitar

Group Guitar

Intros include guitar rental!

From beginner to advanced, our group guitar programs give you the knowledge and skill to become a serious shredder!

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Kindermusik at VCPA

Kindermusik at VCPA

One of the worlds most renowned early childhood music programs!

Children thrive on music. It’s one of the best vehicles for learning in early childhood development. Kindermusik takes musical learning to the next level; our curriculum is proven to improve a child’s brain development. And for parents, it’s a fun thing to do with kids!

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Music Funtime

Music Funtime

Toddlers love to explore and experience music!

Toddlers love to explore and experience! Music Funtime provides a quick paced, structured musical learning environment where children and the people that love them sing, dance and play instruments. Children 14-36 months are introduced to music concepts while gaining exposure to various instruments, including the piano and violin.…

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Kids Keyboard Adventures

Kids Keyboard Adventures

Includes Piano to use at home for 2 months!

From piano basics, creative games, and ensemble playing to rudiments in composition, this exciting program has everything for the young piano student. Learning piano is fun!

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VCPA Classes Resume September 6th!

VCPA Classes Resume September 6th!

Welcome back for another great year!

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Group Guitar Lessons at Visionary College

Private Music Lessons at Visionary College

Popstars - Group Vocal Performance Singing Lessons

Visionary Centre for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce our new Theatre Arts Department Director, Cassie Muise.   Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Cassie studied in Toronto at the Randolph Academy of the Arts, and has recently returned from Scotland where she received her Master's Degree in Musical Theatre from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is excited to bring her experience in a variety of vocal, dance and acting methods to her students! Cassie has an array of international professional experience including theatre, voice over, film and
television, acting and directing.  Some of Cassie's performance highlights include playing Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family, Kate Monster/Lucy in Avenue Q, Synced, and has Paranormal Witness.

A "triple threat" herself, Cassie adores teaching dance, acting and singing to young performers and is really excited to be head of the department for the 2016/16 season.


This years Productions are
"Aristocat Adaptation" for Ages 5-6, "The Lion King Kids" for ages 7-11 and "Hairspray Jr." for ages 12+ as well as "Midnight Cabaret for Adults".

We are looking forward to another great year of musical theatre with our amazing team of teachers, directors and creators!

Rock band builds incredible life skills!I started playing in bands in my late teens, toured with a rock band professionally for over five and currently play in three different bands/ensembles for various events. I also perform solo with my guitar or piano. But there is nothing like the experience of playing in a band.
 I  encourage all my students to play with other musicians every chance they get.  There is nothing like the joy of creating music with other people. I have two teenagers and both of them have had many positive experiences that they never would have had if it hadn't been for their rock bands. Regardless of what professions they choose to pursue, I know music will always be something they will enjoy. 

So why do I personally think that playing in a band is a good idea?

1. Rock bands build leadership skills, encourage team work, and help to develop diplomacy. Successful bands need to learn to communicate.
2. Rock bands keep youth busy...need I say more?
3. Performances are less stressful when you have other people on stage with you.
4. Writing songs or jamming as a band can help an artist break out of writers block.
5. Playing in a band develops musicianship skills...playing in time and in tune become paramount to the bands success.
6. Playing with other musicians is a great motivation for practising...no one wants to be the person who doesn't know the tune at a rehearsal.
7. Playing music together helps to build bonds between people. 


The band program at VCPA is even goes one step further, musicians work with an instructor who guides them and teaches them the skills that they need to know to be successful as a band. 
If you know someone who would like to be a band we'd like to hear from you!

-Martha Livingstone


 

VCPA Open House! - Sunday September 11, 2016 from Noon until 4pm



Visionary College is changing it's name to Visionary Centre for the Performing Arts! New name, new programs and exciting changes! Our Open House will include a Photo booth, performances, food truck, instruments to try!

  • Noon - 1:00 Early Childhood Program Info
  • 1:00-2:00 Musical Theatre, Acting, Dance and Vocal Programs
  • 2:00-3:00 Piano and String Instruments
  • 3:00-4:00 Guitar, Bass, Drums and Rockband Program Info


Join us for information and registration for all of our great group programs and private lessons this year.


VCPA Open House Dates
St. Albert - 580 St. Albert TrailAugust 24th, 5PM - 9PM
South Edmonton - 2804 Calgary TrailSeptember 11th, Noon - 4PM

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Private or Group Lessons for Preschool Children?


Are private or group lessons better for preschool children?

This is a questions that consistently comes up as parents are looking for the best program for their child. For  children up to age six  I absolutely recommend group lessons over private lessons. Children learn best in an interactive dynamic environment where they are having fun.  In a group lesson they learn so many skills that become invaluable for their whole lives. Preschool music literacy programs develop the musical ear, contribute to brain development and build a solid foundation for music. In a group program, children learn to create music with other people which is both rewarding and educational. Group piano or singing lessons encourage practise habits, as students are motivated to practise by the other children in the class. 
Music is a lifelong pursuit, the journey is just as important as the destination.

-Martha Livingstone
Director of Early Childhood Programs
Visionary College