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Bernie Arai, VCC instructor, playing drums

Bernie Arai

Bernie Arai’s musical career as a performer, educator and recording artist spans styles through jazz, improvised music, traditional Japanese, and electronic music. On drum set, percussion and electronics, he works with some of Canada’s most accomplished musicians, performing across the country and touring across the United States, Japan and Europe. Learn more

VCC music instructor, Emily Logan, plays the piano

Emily Logan

Emily Logan has a love of performing and teaching. She is nearing completion of her Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance program at UBC. Emily has performed extensively as a collaborative pianist. She placed 2nd with Mezzo Soprano, Yenny Lee, in the 2018 VWMS Art Song Competition. Her trio, Trio Le Mascaret, placed 2nd at the National Music Festival in 2013. Learn more

James Danderfer, VCC music instructor, holding his saxophone and clarinet

James Danderfer

James Danderfer is an award-winning saxophonist, clarinetist and composer who has impressed audiences around the world with his warm sound, melodic compositions and lyrical improvising style. James has been active in music education for over 20 years and enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge with students of all levels. Learn more

What people are saying

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Music is about relationships. VCC is a wonderful community that is built upon strong interpersonal relationships between staff and students.

VCC 2018 music grad
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My strongest experiences came from the flexibility and real person contact at VCC. As a smaller institution, VCC offered an education that was tailored to my abilities and direction.

VCC 2018 music grad
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I gained a deeper understanding of the language of music.

VCC music alumni
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It gave me greater confidence in my abilities, gave me even more motivation to continue learning and growing as a musician.

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