Music Lessons for Popular Instruments
Why The Academy of Music is Georgetown’s #1 choice for music lessons
Since 1994 the Academy of Music has been a leader in music education having taught thousands of students from young children though to adults in Oakville Ontario. You can take private music lessons on piano, guitar, voice, violin, ukulele and drums at our convenient location at Guelph Street in Georgetown. While you’re here researching the best school for your family consider the benefits of becoming an Academy student and learn why thousands of families have chosen our school for their music lessons.
We teach Piano, Guitar, Voice, Violin, Ukulele & Drums
Georgetown’s Best Music School 2 Years in a Row!
(Voted by you in the Independent & Free Press)
Hear What Our Parents & Students are Saying About The Academy of Music
The Academy of Music is very flexible, they helped me schedule all three of my lessons back to back. I love my teachers and I can tell that they really care about me too.
Why the Academy of Music? The Academy has always been flexible and accommodating. Helping me to fit in my two kids’ four weekly music lessons into their already busy after school sports schedules. The staff and teachers at the Academy are always so polite and approachable. You know you’ve found the right school when your kids look forward to their music lessons and always leave with a great feeling of accomplishment.
After taking group piano lessons at a different music school for two years, we
decided to try the one-on-one approach prescribed by the Georgetown School of Music for our seven year old daughter, Amanda. We immediately heard a difference in Amanda’s playing – she had a better understanding of notes and played more fluently. Her teacher is great at instilling confidence in her abilities and very pleasant to work with. While approaching the lessons in a fun way, Ella is also goal-oriented keen on helping Amanda to achieve RCM certification.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Do You Learn in your Music Lessons?
That question is often asked by prospective students. Our teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals.
We do not treat every student the same in terms of what and how we teach.
A seven year old having their first piano lesson will have very different needs than a fifty seven year old taking up the guitar for the 2nd time after having had lessons as a child.
The main reason to choose the Academy as your music lesson provider is that we are sensitive to the fact that every student is an individual.
What styles of music do you teach?
We teach all styles from classical to rock, pop, jazz, country, and blues.
Are your instructors qualified?
Our teachers have received their education from prestigious institutions such as York University, Western University, Humber College, Mohawk College, and the University of Toronto. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of Canada and the US, and have over 25 years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level.
Piano Lessons (ages 6+): Private Piano lessons for Children can start as early as age 4. Piano is the basic foundation of music and it’s the best instrument to start on. We have students who are learning for fun and students who participate in the Royal Conservatory exams. We start private piano lessons at any age from age 5 onward. Our one-on-one private piano lessons mean that the teacher can focus all of their attention on the individual of each student. Adults can start piano lessons at any age. Adult programs are tailored to each student. Many adults prefer to learn pop, jazz, or gospel music in their lessons. Learn more about our piano lessons.
Piano Lessons for Young Children (ages 4-5): Our fun and engaging piano program was specifically designed with the young beginner in mind. Students learn the fundamentals of music while at the same time learning how to play the piano. The “My First Piano Adventure” program incorporates elements of piano playing, reading, and writing in a way that is fun and accessible to early beginners. This is done with the use of games, sing a long songs and writing activities. Learn more about our piano classes for young children.
Guitar Lessons (ages 6+): The Academy of Music offers guitar lessons on acoustic, electric and bass guitar. We have an incredible guitar teaching staff and teach many styles including rock, pop, jazz, metal, blues, and folk. All of our lessons are taught by well trained, professional guitar teachers with university/college degrees or a minimum of 20 years professional teaching and performance experience. No matter what type of guitar lessons you are interested in, we have the right teachers for you. Usually we start guitar at 7 years old because of their hand size, however some younger students start with a smaller guitar or ukulele. Learn more about our guitar lessons.
Voice Lessons (ages 7+):
We have many students who take voice lessons or singing lessons at our Georgetown music school. Students sing all kinds of music from their favourite artists to classical arias. Voice students may also sing in our semi-annual recitals.
Our voice teachers are highly qualified specializing in voice and sing everything from pop and jazz to opera. Our teachers all have extensive performance backgrounds. Learn more about our voice lessons.
Violin Lessons (ages 5+): Violin students can start as young as age 5. We offer the Royal Conservatory and Suzuki violin repertoire. We also offer Celtic fiddle lessons for age 8 through to adults. For younger children we highly encourage a parent to sit in for the last few minutes of the lesson to help their children at home with techniques like posture and hand positioning. We supplement our private violin lessons with fun ensembles or fiddling groups that play in our recitals. Our violin teachers are university, RCM, or Suzuki trained on their instrument and many perform regularly with local orchestras or bands. Learn more about our violin lessons.
Ukulele Lessons (ages 4+): Our ukulele lessons are great for children and adults of all ages. Whether you want to play the Beatles, or Jason Mraz, our university trained and professional performance teachers will help you reach your musical goals. You will learn how to read music, improvise on the ukulele, and play by ear. Beginner ukulele students can expect to work on strumming chords, single note melodies, simple songs, and music theory. Learn more about our ukulele lessons.
Drum Lessons (ages 6+): Our drum instructors teach pop, rock, metal, jazz, funk, blues and many other styles. Drum language can be complex and our instructors will challenge each drum student with technical exercises designed to improve their speed and comfort. Drum students are encouraged to bring in their favorite drum parts to learn in the lessons. It’s important to learn what you want to learn. Learn more about our drum lessons
Ready to start? You have nothing to lose.
IT’S EASY TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP
Sign up is easy and parent-friendly, with helpful staff at the front desk seven days a week to serve you. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material or performance fees, and no semester minimums.
Lessons are first come, first serve, so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!
$36.00 / 30 minutes
$72.00 / 60 minutes (Recommended for the serious student)
Private Music Lessons
Monday – Thursday 3:00pm – 8:30pm
Saturday 9:00am – 2:30pm
A one-time registration fee is $25 (due only at time of registration)
Music lessons are HST exempt
Fees must be paid by auto debit or pre-authorized credit card at time of registration