After 16 years, owner John Larsen is ready to move on
A long-running music school in Victoria is closing its doors as its owners look to compose a new chapter of their life.
The Larsen School of Music on Cook Street has been hitting all the right notes with students for more than 16 years.
There are between 300 and 350 students learning a variety of instruments at the school at any given time, but today is its swan song.
The owner, John Larsen, is ready to move on and he couldn’t find anyone willing to take over.
“I’ve been trying to retire for about three years and not making much progress on that.
So after a lot of talk with my family we decided what was the best thing to do.
To simplify things basically and out of all of that came the closing of our school of music.”
Now it’s not the last we’ll hear from the business.
Larsen’s retail store across the street will remain open for business, and it will continue to supply rental instruments to schools across Vancouver Island.