Arai to teach Sunrise program at Kamloops Symphony Music School

Longtime Kamloops Symphony musician, Sally Arai will be teaching a
unnamed (1)Sunrise program class, as part of the Music for Young Children classes at the Kamloops Symphony Music School this year. The 10-week program—which begins Oct. 4—is for children ages 2 to 3 years old.

The Sunrise classes are 45 minutes long and run once a week on Tuesdays. These parent-participatory group classes offer an introduction to music, with a focus on rhythm instruments. Students who move up in the program each year will progress to a piano focus, and can complete their Music for Young Children education with Grade 1 piano certification.

Arai has been the Kamloops Symphony’s Principal Clarinetist since 1989. She completed her Masters in Music performance at the University of British Columbia. Since moving to Kamloops, she has also performed with the Okanagan and Prince George Symphony Orchestras, and with Orchestra Viva in B.C.’s Interior.

Arai is in-demand as a clarinet adjudicator. A respected clarinet teacher, she has had many former students pursue bachelors, masters and even doctoral music degrees. She is well known for her clarinet teaching at the KSMS as well as her MYC classes.

Jane Dyck and Linda Shwaylyk will continue to teach MYC as well, allowing the school to continue to offer different levels of the program at the music school. Private and group lessons for all ages are also available at the music school and include: piano, theory, voice, strings, bass, cello, viola, violin, bassoon, clarinet, flute, French horn, oboe, trombone and trumpet.

Kamloops Symphony Music School is a non-profit music school operated by the Kamloops Symphony Society. Those interested in signing up their child can contact the Kamloops Symphony office at 250-372-5000 or email