Violin Players

Group Lessons

The Academy offers a wide variety of group lessons for students of all ages and abilities.

Summer Strings Adult Music Camp

Ages: 18 and up

10am to 4pm

August 30 through September 1, 2022

Fee $160 ($195 after July 1, 2022), plus registration fees


Summer Strings is a three-day music camp for adult violin, viola, and cello students looking to develop their skills. 

Students will elevate their playing techniques while attending chamber music coaching sessions, masterclasses, private lessons, and stretching those hard-worked muscles through yoga.

The instructors Sandra Wilmot, John Suderman, and Olivia Walsh - all professional musicians with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra - will lead participants through chamber pieces and teach techniques to help students progress on their instruments.

Treat yourself to three highly motivated days surrounded by like-minded peers and positive instruction, in a fun and creative setting.

An informal performance will take place in the afternoon of the final camp day. Registration deadline is July 15, 2022. Enrollment is limited.

Ages: 18 and up

10am to 4pm (Please bring own lunch)

August 30 through September 1, 2022

Fee $160 ($195 after July 1, 2022), plus registration fees

*Note: if provincial health orders prevent us from running the camp, all fees will be refunded. If you withdraw from camp, refunds will follow the schedule below:

  • 100% refund if you withdraw before August 1st

  • 60% refund if you withdraw before August 7th

  • 30% refund if you withdraw before August 14th

  • No refund if you withdraw on August 14th or after

Chamber Music Ensemble

36 Wednesdays

3pm-4pm OR

7:15-8:15pm OR


If you play piano or any stringed instrument at a minimum of a Grade 6 level, this is a wonderful opportunity to play in a small ensemble of 4 to 7 other student musicians, under the instruction of John Suderman. Only a few spaces available. (Discount of $35 available for existing private lesson students.)

Ages: 15 and up

Afternoon Class: 3pm to 4pm

First Evening Class: 7:15 to 8:15

Second Evening Class: 8:15 to 9:15

September 13 to June 13, 2022

$235 (plus registration fees)

No sessions December 22, 29, March 23, and 30


Musical Theatre Breakout for 13 to 18 year olds

28 Mondays


October 4, 2021 to

June 13, 2022

This dynamic group class for teens, led by Melanie Konynenberg, will bring vocal delivery, dramatic arts, and creative movement to the next level. The class focuses on part-singing, developing proper vocal technique, vocal range development, dramatic development, group awareness, and stage movement. Students will explore their dramatic sides through the use of drama games, Improvisation, monologues, dialogues, and mini plays. The students will explore classic and modern musical theatre repertoire

Ages: 13-18 years old

October 4, 2021 - June 13, 2022

$540 (plus registration fees)

No classes October 11, December 20, 27, February 21, March 21, 28, April 18, and May 23.