Lessons Offered:


Voice [all ages; including adults]

Voice lessons are structured around each student’s individual goals. Every student learns proper technique for their voice type and desired musical genre. Students have the opportunity to experiment with our little recording studio and record songs they are working on. Every style of music is encouraged from classical to musical theatre, as well as pop music. For students interested in more performing opportunities outside the studio, RCM Exams and/or the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival (GVPAF) are also encouraged. Throughout the year, we offer studio based performance opportunities (such as the musical theatre recital and end-of-year recital) and master classes which are included with lessons.

Piano [all ages; including adults]

Piano lessons are structured around each student’s individual goals. Every student learns proper technique for their desired musical genre. Students have the opportunity to experiment with our little recording studio and record pieces they are working on or have composed themselves. While classical music is usually the main focus, other styles of music are also encouraged. For students interested in more performing opportunities outside the studio, RCM Exams and/or the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival (GVPAF) are available to participate in. Throughout the year, we offer studio based performance opportunities (such as the end-of-year recital) and master classes which are included with lessons.

Guitar [all ages; including adults]

Guitar lessons are structured around each student’s individual goals. Every student learns proper technique for their desired musical genre. While acoustic classical music is usually the main focus, other styles of music are also encouraged. For students interested in more performing opportunities outside the studio, RCM Exams and/or the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival (GVPAF) are available to participate in. Throughout the year, we offer studio based performance opportunities (such as the end-of-year recital) and master classes which are included with lessons.

(P.L.A.Y.) Preparatory Lessons and Activites for Youngsters [5 and under]

Children under the age of 6 often show immense enthusiasm and talent for music. At such a young age, it can be “too soon” for lessons. If your child is showing a desire to learn music, our P.L.A.Y. program could be just the thing! With a heavy focus on music theory and improvisation, your child gets a really fun and hands-on approach to learning the basics of music. I have found that even the kids who might not have the “longest attention span” have no trouble getting through a half hour lesson, and often end wanting longer!
Students will learn the music alphabet, note reading in treble and bass clef, dynamics, and more. Using rhythmic instruments, they will learn to understand different time signatures as well as note values.

Music Theory [all ages]

Music theory is integrated into all instrumental lessons. Private theory lessons can also be arranged. These lessons can be useful for those looking to take an RCM Theory Exam or brush up previous skills before entering into a post-secondary program, or simply for those wishing to expand on their knowledge in music theory.

Improvisational Composition [all ages]

Students in all disciplines of music are encouraged to experiment and compose. Creating new arrangements of existing pieces is a common way for students to get started. Using GarageBand, students can also experiment with different instrumental sounds and compose entirely new pieces of their own.


Performance Classes

All our Performance Classes are held here in our studio. This gives our students the opportunity to perform for their peers in a familiar environment. Performance Classes, or "master classes", are held for students only. Performing can often be nerve-wracking, so it is nice to perform only for others who are also performing. Teachers and students both are encouraged to give positive, and constructive feedback for performers.

Don't forget to check our Calendar to find out when our next Performance Class is being held!


Explore our studio spaces:

Having an at-home studio is such a joy. We have created a safe and nurturing environment filled with colour and possibilities. Students will be able to have lessons on a 7 foot Baldwin grand, which allows them the opportunity to experience the rich colours and sensitivity that come with such an instrument. At Dolce Musica, you are encouraged to step outside your comfort zone without feeling the pressure of an intense performing atmosphere. We encourage students to share their gifts rather than feeling competitive.


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More pictures of our studio coming soon! And check back to see pictures of our new "little studio"!