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New Westminster’s most innovative music school featured in:


Are we the right music school for you?

Music Box Music and Theatre Academy is a boutique Music School offering lessons and classes in Music & Drama. Students drive from as far away as Burnaby & Richmond to take lessons here. We offer lessons & classes for ages 9 months to adult. If you or your little one loves music, then the place to be is Music Box! Music Box is located in the always amazing River Market in New Westminster. Class sizes are small and unique, giving you the opportunity to explore music in a fun and approachable manner. Something to sing about!

While you are here researching the best school for you, please consider the benefits of becoming an Academy student and find out why we are New Westminster’s most innovative choice for music lessons.

11 benefits of becoming an Academy student:

1. Music Lessons Are Number One

Do you want to learn music at a place where the music lessons are the most important thing? At Music Box Music Academy your music lessons are our business. Giving you a great learning experience is our # 1 priority. We are not a piano store or dance studio that also has music lessons, or an instrument retailer that has lessons in tiny little rooms with little or no accountability from the instructors. At Music Box our mission is providing you with a great music learning experience.

2. A highly qualified teaching faculty in New Westminster.

We have great music teachers, all with either University training or professional performance experience. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. We are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your needs. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lessons.

3. A wide range of music lesson times available.

From early morning to late night to accommodate your busy schedule. 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

4. A proven track record of excellence.

Visit our testimonial page to see what our students are saying. Every year, aspiring music teachers start their own studio, and a year later it’s closed. The Academy is now in our 2nd year and steadily growing! We have a proven track record of offering quality music, voice, theory, singing, guitar, clarinet and piano lessons in New Westminster. Our full time mission is teaching music lessons.

5. A comfortable waiting area for our clients.

Being housed in the River Market we have the most spacious and family friendly waiting area in New Westminster. Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, our clients are free to enjoy all the River Market has to offer. All without leaving the building, the River Market offers comfortable chairs & tables, kids area with toys & books, Wi-Fi, a grocery store, artisan shopping and multiple high-quality food vendors! Music Box provides large observation windows so that you can watch your child’s lesson while you wait. Or if you prefer you can sit in on their lesson anytime you like.

6. Fully stocked music lesson room.

Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for music lessons, including percussion instruments, stereo, beautiful Studio Professional Yamaha Piano and more. We have spent thousands of dollars on our studio to offer the best music equipment and a great learning experience. Learning Stations are also a big part of lessons at Music Box Music Academy and we have 5 total to engage with in our room.  A giant Marimba, Music Learning Table, Piano, Percussion Instruments and the favourite Giant Chalk Wall allows students to have a modern and engaging lesson. No other school in New Westminster offers this. One of the things that has really set up apart is our focus on providing lessons that are fresh, new, and engaging. By doing so, our students never run the risk of being bored by their lessons.  It’s a challenge to engage children, but by integrating multiple teaching methods with music learning stations – we’re providing a cutting edge lesson experience in the Greater Vancouver area. We also teach Adults and work to build a unique lesson plan with each individual.

7. Free, all inclusive recitals & masterclasses!

We are the only music school in New Westminster that offers not only free recitals, but also free masterclasses. Every parent just wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it, is to have their child participate in a recital. In June and December many of our students choose to perform in our optional biannual recitals. For our students these recitals are free and unlike many schools, parents never have to pay recital participation or admission fees. This can only be found at Music Box. A Music Box advantage is our free biannual masterclasses. Masterclasses are a fun opportunity for students to meet & perform for each other before the actual recital. We play games, learn and perform in a casual group setting. We are the only school in New Westminster offering this.

8. Early morning and lunch time lessons for preschoolers, homeschoolers, retirees, college students and working professionals.

Since we are conveniently housed in the River Market, we are able to be a ‘full service’ music school. This allows us to offer lessons as early as 10 a.m. and are able to see many students between the hours of 11 a.m.-2 p.m. If you are a homeschool parent, retiree, college student or working professional who has a flexible schedule, take advantage of our early morning and lunch time lesson spots.

9. Located in the River Market, on Quayside Drive in the heart of New Westminster’s Downtown.

Due to its central location 1 block from the New Westminster Skytrain Station, our school is convenient to not only all New Westminster residents, but also Burnaby, Coquitlam & Surrey residents – only a short train ride away. While your child is having their lesson, you will find great shopping, dining and more at the wonderful River Market @ Westminster Quay, all without having to leave the building. Our location is convenient and central to all areas and we have students from Burnaby, Queensborough, Sapperton, Richmond and Surrey.

10.   Fun Group Classes, Workshops, Camps & Events.

By being a Music Box private lesson student, you have an “in” for everything we do! Along with music lessons we also run Group Classes, Spring Break Camps, Summer Camps, Special Holiday Day Camps & More. We offer current students special exclusive discounts for signing up for bonus camps & events.

11. Month to Month lessons.

Music Box does not require semester minimums.  Every student here is on a month to month basis.

If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.


It’s easy to take the next step:

Lessons are first come, first serve
 so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!


211-810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster BC V3M 6B9
2nd floor of the River Market @ the New Westminster Quay

Offering quality voice, singing, theory, ukulele, acoustic guitar, saxophone, woodwinds and piano lessons in New Westminster, Surrey, Burnaby and Coquitlam British Columbia.

Offering quality music lessons in:

Theory • Piano • Voice • Ukulele • Guitar • Clarinet

24.00 per 30 minute private lesson held once a week.
Recommended for children, teens and adults.

$48.00 per 60 minute private lesson held once a week.
Recommended for the serious student.

Learn the songs you want to learn!