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Javier Canseco

Javier Canseco

Javier Canseco is a music theorist and composer based in Vancouver, Canada. He is the founder of the Canseco Institute of Music, a vibrant community that provides specialised training in classical theory and composition. He also serves as theory faculty at the Vancouver Academy of Music. A sought-after instructor, he has been teaching since 2005. Javier's compositions have been commissioned and performed throughout the Americas, where they continue to captivate audiences with their energy, clarity and immediacy. Javier earned a Postgraduate Artist Diploma in Composition from the Vancouver Academy of Music (Canada). He also holds degrees in Music Production & Engineering from Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador) and Classical Guitar Performance from Holyoke Community College (USA). Website:

Instrument / Discipline

  • Theory
  • Composition
  • Harmony
  • History
  • Counterpoint
  • Analysis
  • Guitar

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)

Teaches At

  • At a school
  • Online


  • Vancouver Academy Of Music @ 1270 Chestnut St, Vancouver BC, CA, V6J 4R9