Conservatory hosts pirate-themed event

NANAIMO - The Nanaimo Conservatory of Music hosts spring break activities.

Lindsay Suddaby leads the Nanaimo Conservatory of music’s spring break programs

Lindsay Suddaby leads the Nanaimo Conservatory of music’s spring break programs

Pirates are sailing into the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music’s musical theatre program for spring break.

The conservatory hosts its pirate-themed programs March 14-18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help kids learn confidence, co-operation and how to express themselves creatively through singing, drama and stage movements.

The program focuses on theatrical characterization, teamwork, creativity and problem-solving skills.

For working parents the program makes accommodations for supervised care starting at 8:30 a.m. and in the evening until 5 p.m.

The program is led by Lindsay Suddaby, a conservatory instructor and assistant director of the Nanaimo Youth Choir. Suddaby holds a bachelor of music in voice from the University of Victoria and grew up singing in choirs.

The class theme includes sailing imagery where participants can imagine themselves on a pirate voyage with characters such as Bluebeard, Yellowbeard, Purplebeard and No Beards.

Registration is $350. People can register at the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music’s office, located at 375 Selby St., call 250-754-4611 or go to More information about the spring break program is also available on the organization’s website.

The conservatory also hosts Janina Fialkowska March 13 at 2:30 p.m. at the Port Theatre. The performance is a fundraiser for the conservatory.  For tickets call 250-754-8550.

Readers can also enter to win two tickets to the Fialkowska show by going to