West End Studio: 2102-1260 Nelson Street, Vancouver BC

Oakridge Studio: 6459 Cambie Street West, Vancouver BC

Contact Dr Ross for rates and further information. Next course will be in late September. Currently, I'm considering JAZZ in music.

Music Appreciation

If you have a desire to learn more about music, but don't have a musical background, then this Music Appreciation program is for you! Originally part of the VSO School of Music, this course is now presented in Dr Ross's penthouse studio apartment.


Class size is limited to 4 to 6 members only and meet once a week for 4 to 6 week periods, depending on everyone's schedule. Courses are custom designed for the participant's interest with a variety of musical topics. Courses are typically offered about four times a year from September to May.


Some of the recent topics include:


  • Music along the route of the Orient Express Train
  • Music and Shakespeare (for the 400th anniversary)
  • Cheeky, witty and silly songs in the 20th century
  • Music in Canada, a historic perspective
  • The Symphonic Poem
  • La Belle Epoch, music and culture
  • Wagner and Verdi's music and times
  • 20th Century Music for the Timid and Curious