The Sarah McLachlan School of Music provides music education to underserved and at-risk youth at no cost. The school is dedicated to helping young people build community and find their voice.
“When I was growing up, we had music in our schools. It was a given. These days many of these programs are not available. I don’t know what I would have done without music in my life when I was growing up. I was unpopular and picked on, but for me, music was my refuge and solace – the one thing I knew I was good at; it fed me and kept me going.”
- Sarah McLachlan
At the Sarah McLachlan School of Music we offer a variety of offsite programs that help us bring music to at-risk children and youth who typically would not be able to make the journey to our 7th Avenue location. We provide yearlong after-school programs as well as short-term intensive artist in residency projects that focus on quality, fun and creativity.
We spend time working with each school’s faculty to shape a unique experience that not only instructs students in music-making but can also compliments the teacher’s prescribed learning outcomes. Our programs culminate in a showcasing opportunity for the students, which allows them to share their music with their peers, friends and families.
We currently have 14 offsite locations and reach over 600 children and youth.Student Stories
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Events and Performances
SoM Seasonal Concert Series
We couldn’t be happier to announce our annual concert series. Students are working hard to prepare their pieces for our incredible 4 day celebration of the amazing community of musicians here at SoM. Stay tuned for information on how to reserve tickets!
News and Partnerships
Sarah McLachlan School of Music Partners with Canucks Autism Network to Bring Music into the Lives of Kids with Autism
Vancouver, B.C. – The Sarah Mclachlan School of Music (SoM), a school providing top quality music instruction for at-risk and underserved children and youth, and the Canucks Autism Network (CAN), a non-profit organization providing adaptive programs for individuals with autism, have partnered to introduce the first music program of its... Read MoreView all News and Events