Music Box is a medium-large music school located in New Westminster, BC. The school currently has about 250 students with 15 teachers and 3 office staff, and is located in a brick heritage building (the old Department of Fisheries and Indian Affairs office) downtown. The school was opened in 2012 by musician Vashti Fairbairn, a performing pianist with years of professional jazz and classical playing. The school opened with only five students, and within 5 years Vashti grew to its current size, utilizing both creative online marketing and word-of-mouth from happy customers. Every year, music recitals are held in the anvil center theatre with a luxury grand piano, and professional photographer to capture the moment for years to come. The school has won THREE “best of the city” awards with the Royal City Record, (a reader’s choice award) for best music instruction. Vashti is consistently featured in Small Business Owner spotlight articles such as “Profiles of Excellence”.