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VCPA Open House!

VCPA Open House!

Join us for info, snacks, and lots of fun

Join us on Wednesday August 24th from 5pm until 9pm for information and registration for all of our great group programs and private lessons this year.We will be featuring different information sessions for each hour on our different programs including: Early Childhood,…

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!

Kindermusik at Visionary College

Kindermusik at Visionary College

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!

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.…

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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Early Childhood Music Programs at Visionary College

Group Guitar Lessons at Visionary College

Private Music Lessons at Visionary College

Popstars - Group Vocal Performance Singing Lessons

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!

  • 5:00-6:00 Early Childhood Program Info
  • 6:00-7:00 Musical Theatre, Acting, Dance and Vocal Programs
  • 7:00-8:00 Piano and String Instruments
  • 8:00-9:00 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, 1PM - 5PM

August 10, 2016
Image from United WayWhat an exciting day for voice students of  Visionary College. Young performers from Visionary College donated their time to be part of the recording and video for the new United Way Campaign video. They recorded the audio a few weeks ago, and this week they were at the Alberta Legislature to capture the video footage. It is so awesome to work with Planit Sound on these projects! We can't wait to hear and see the results. The United Way is an incredible organization that is working on breaking the cycle of poverty in the capital region.

- Martha Livingstone

"Poverty is about not being able to make ends meet – and that means more than just a lack of food, shelter and clothing."

"Poverty takes many forms and in most cases results in a loss of self-esteem, identity, privilege, and power. When we talk about poverty, we’re really talking about an absence of more than just money, we’re talking about an absence of support for children from birth to kindergarten, we’re talking about families and individuals not able to maintain independence and financial stability in their homes and lives, and we’re talking about communities unable to find the resources to strengthen well being and the neighbourhoods in which we live."

"For the 120,000 people living in poverty in the Alberta Capital Region, it means so much more than not having enough money. It means devoting more time to just surviving; it can mean forgetting what hope is, living in fear of what might happen today or the next." (reprinted from The United Way of Edmonton website)

These are some photos taken by Karen Sheydwasser at the video shoot.

 Visionary College students at United Way Video Shoot August 2016Visionary College students at United Way Video shoot Aug 2016

What an exciting summer for Hailey Benedict! Last weekend sheHailey Benedict Summer 2016 was in the finals for Big Valley Jamboree and was also part of the songwriting stage with some incredible songwriting veterans. This past weekend she competed in the first ever 106.5 Country Star Search and won! As part of the prize she will be recording one of her original songs in the same studio as Paul Brandt and Brett Kissell.
Hailey has been a voice student at Visionary College St. Albert for the past 4 years, a piano student for 3 years and this past year started taking guitar as well. It will be exciting to see what the future has in store for this 14 year old country songstress! 

Photo credit: Brandee Benedict 

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Early Childhood Blog

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