Virtual Learning

Welcome to VSO Virtual Learning, a unique opportunity to learn directly from members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as they share personal insights and musical gems!

From our homes to yours, VSO musicians have created these unique easy-to-use resources to educate, inspire, and offer a joyful way of connecting.

Storytime with the VSO

Little (and big!) kids are invited to enjoy some of our favourite musical stories.

For ages 3 to 10 – FREE

Do You Really Know The…

Some instruments are often underrepresented in our school band and string programs. These videos highlight why these instruments are both exciting and absolutely ESSENTIAL to concert bands and orchestras. Directly from our VSO musicians, learn interesting facts, how they got started, the best parts they get to play, and why their instrument has always been their favourite!
For ages 6 and up – FREE

Virtual VSO Connects

Virtual Connects is a modified version of our in-school visits, through in-depth learning experiences with the musicians of the VSO:

    • Virtual Field Trip
    • Instrument-playing Workshops
    • Meet the Maestro
    • Music in Motion
    • Listen Up!

For varying ages from 5 and up – Modules start at $9 for families.


Resources & Materials

Music Teaching and Learning Resource Guide

A collection of our favourite activities, books, websites, lesson plans, and other creative materials for use by teachers, parents, and students.

Study guides

Study guides from past VSO Elementary School Concerts contain a variety of info, lesson plans, and activities.
Wall to Wall

Peter and the Wolf

Meet the Orchestra

A Short Guide for Long-Distance Concerts


VSO Videos

For livestreams, watch parties, VSO recordings and Q&A’s, check out the VSO’s Digital Performances page.

Learn More

Download A Short Guide for Long Distance Concerts

Check back often for new virtual resources from the VSO!

The VSO is here to help you both educate and entertain your children during this time of social distancing. If you are enjoying this content, please make a contribution to show your support. Without the ability to present concerts, the VSO must rely solely on donations to sustain our business until we can all come together again.

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