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 favourite drum parts to learn in the lessons. It’s important to learn what you want to learn. Learn more about our drum lessons.