SoM has been operating in Vancouver since April 2002. Since September 2011 we moved into our current location on East 7th Avenue. Today we offer a full spectrum of music lessons at our East 7th.
In April 2016 SoM began spring programming in Surrey at Forsyth Elementary School one day a week. As of September 2016 full year programming has expanded to two days a week. Students participating in SoM Surrey are introduced to a variety of musical experiences that open the door to their growing musical interests and aptitude.
In April 2016 SoM began spring programming in Edmonton Alberta at Rundle Elementary School and Eastglen High School, one day a week at each site. As of September 2016 full year programming has expanded to two days a week per site. Students participating in SoM Edmonton are introduced to a variety of musical experiences that open the door to their growing musical interests and aptitude. The search for a permanent home for the Sarah McLachlan School of Music is under way with the goal of establishing a dedicated SoM facility within three years.
SoM is fortunate to receive support from the Sarah McLachlan Foundation that covers its overhead costs, which means that all donations received go to the direct costs of providing music education. For SoM Surrey and SoM Edmonton, all funds raised will be allotted to Surrey and Edmonton only. Funding will be used towards instrument and equipment costs, salary expenses for the music instructors, the snack program, and other community specific programming needs.
Those wishing to support SoM Surrey or SoM Edmonton can either donate at https://www.sarahschoolofmusic.com/donate/ and indicate Surrey or Edmonton under “Which location would you like to support?” or send a cheque noting “Surrey” or “Edmonton” to our Vancouver address: #200 - 138 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5T 1M6.