Sarah McLachlan Music Outreach - An Art's Umbrella Project (SMMO) is a free music program offered in Vancouver's inner-city. It provides high-quality instruction in guitar, piano, percussion and choir. The program is also a support network that helps youth develop a life-long love of music, enthusiasm for learning and a positive attitude about their own abilities.
Guided by the vision of founding partner, internationally renowned singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan, the program offers both group and individual music training with a foundation in classical practices and techniques, and opportunities to study with guest artists. Public performances are also an integral part of the program and allow students to develop their musical skills, foster pride and reach out to the community.
These programs are led by professional musician instructors of Sarah McLachlan Music Outreach - An Arts Umbrella Project (SMMO). Students will explore their creative process through songwriting, playing in an ensemble and recording their original work.