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Our

Music Program

Music and many other subjects are highly intertwined. It acts as a positive role in children’s physical and mental development. We teach our kids how to play, how to enjoy and most importantly, how to best use music to benefit themselves in a life long journey. 

Instruments

At Ocean Rain we offer classes in Flute, Piano, guitar and many more. Your child will learn from an RCM Certified Music Instructor who is a member of the BC Registered Teacher’s Association and who’s goal is to inspire students to observe the importance of foundational techniques, to explore in possibilities of the musical creation, and to enjoy their own music making.

Choir

Ocean Rain Children’s Choir is the very first bilingual (English & Mandarin) children’s choir on Vancouver Island. Since it was founded in 2016, the choir has received a lot of public attention and performed in many music festivals and events. The learning outcome is to foster healthy singing habit, enhance comprehensive musicianship, and encourage team spirit, with a focus on multicultal music and diverse genres.

Parent & Tot Music (Age: 0-3)

Introduce the amazing world of music through movements and activities. Bond with your child in a different way!

Saturday. 11:00am- 12:00pm

Price: Drop In $15/lesson, Monthly $60/month, Yearly $500/school year ($50/ month)

Early Childhood Music (Age: 3-5)

Build a foundation of comprehensive musicianship for young children. Prepare them for further music learning in the future.

Saturday. 9:45am- 10:45 am

Price: Drop In $15/lesson, Monthly $60/month, Yearly $500/school year ($50/ month)

Choir Level 1 (Age:5-8) 

Teach singing techniques and build a healthy singing habit. Foster great team spirit. 

Sunday. 1:30pm-2:30pm

Price: Drop In $15/lesson, Monthly $60/month, Yearly $500/school year ($50/ month)

Choir Level 2 (Age 5+ *By Audition Only)

Teach singing techniques and build a healthy singing habit. Foster great team spirit. 

Time: Sunday 1:30pm-3:00pm 

Price: Drop In $21/lesson, Monthly $85/month, Yearly $700/school year ($70/ month)

Preliminary Flute (Age:5-10)

Using Nuvo Toot beginner flute, introduce basic breathing, fingering, and music reading skills through fun activities. Recommend 

Sat. 2:45pm – 3:45pm

Price: Drop In $21/lesson, Monthly $85/month, Yearly $700/school year ($70/ month)

Our Music Instructors
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Crystal Yang
Music Instructor

Education:

  • University of Victoria-BFA in Music
  • University of Victoria-MFA in Music
  • RCM Certified Music Instructor
  • Member of the British Columbia Registered Music Teacher’s Association

Known for greatly inspiring her students, Crystal has been an active music teacher for the past 15 years. She held a part-time teaching position at the Uvic School of Music coaching the undergraduate woodwind ensembles as well as flute instructor for music education majors. She was featured many times as the winner of the Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival, Fraser Valley Music Festival, and 1st place recipient of the performing arts BC both at the Provincial and the National Level.

Teaching Philosophy: 

I inspire students to observe the importance of foundational techniques, to explore in possibilities of the musical creation, and to enjoy their own music making.

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Natasha Pashchenko
Guitar Instructor

Education:

University of Victoria- BFA  in Classical Guitar Performing

Natasha began her music studies in Russia and graduated with a diploma in piano at the age of sixteen. In 2003, she moved to Vancouver and pursued Linguistics at UBC as her field of study. After working in a corporate environment for a few years, she returned to music as a life path, this time through discovering classical guitar. Natasha has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Victoria under the tutelage of Dr. Alexander Dunn.

Natasha has taught piano and classical guitar privately since 2008. She welcomes all ages and levels and strives to accommodate a student’s interests while providing a well-balanced music experience. When teaching, she enjoys combining multiple aspects of music education: performance, theory, composition, dictation, improvisation.
An eager music enthusiast, Natasha has been involved in various performance projects, served as a director on the board of Vancouver Classic Guitar Society, and organized various music events in Victoria. She was Classical Guitar Section Head for two years for the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival in 2015 and 2016. Currently, she is actively involved with the Victoria Guitar Society, a non-profit organization that provides concerts, education, and performance opportunities for the Victoria community.