Music lessons

Music teachers in guitar, piano, and more


Music lessons in a variety of instruments are listed below. Classes are offered in-person or online, and music teachers work one-on-one or with groups. Listed first are programs that specialise in music instrument training, followed by camps and programs that offer musical instrument training as part of a broader curriculum. Each list can be sorted based on location, price range, and keywords to help you find the best program for your son or daughter. Read more

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    The Music Studio   
    Your child will love the lessons, classes and camps at The Music Studio. Your child will flourish as they learn musical skills, explore their creativity and develop life skills. Excellence in music education since 1990.

    Islington Village, Toronto
    Arts: Music (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
    • Program, Virtual Program
    • from $100
    programclassvirtualprogramcoed 100 4-18 3Islington Village, TorontoOnlineOntarioEtobicoke
    DoReMi   
    A unique education experience designed to provide your child with a well-rounded foundation in music. From toddler classes to learning instruments, we have everything you need. Come join the fun, in person or on line!

    Mississauga
    Arts: Music (multi)
    • Ages 1 to 18 (Coed)
    • Program, Virtual Program
    • from $16
    programclassvirtualprogramcoed 16 1-18 4MississaugaOnlineOntario
    Allegro Academy of Music   
    This Thornhill summer music camp offers daily music classes : MYC, Drama, Singing. Yoga and music kids games.

    Don Mills, Toronto; Vaughan
    Arts: Music (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 100 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $25
    daycampcoed 25 3-100 5Don Mills, TorontoVaughanOnlineOntarioNorth-York
    Neighbour Note Music Camps & Lessons   
    Toronto's premier camps run by University Professors, TDSB Teachers, and extraordinary Musicians! (PhD, DMA). Our Rock Band camp instructor performed for over 10 000 people when his band opened for KISS in Mexico City!

    Bloor West Village, Toronto; High Park, Toronto
    Arts: Music (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program, Virtual Program
    • from $425
    daycampprogramclassvirtualprogramcoed 425 5-18 6Bloor West Village, TorontoHigh Park, TorontoOnlineOntarioWest-End
    Kingsway School of Music   
    Music Education. Private and Group classes for all ages and all levels. Specializing in strings (violin, viola, piano, cello, double bass and guitar). Highly qualified and professional teachers. Quality Instruction.

    Kingsway Park, Toronto
    Arts: Music (multi)
    • Ages 2 to 99 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $200
    daycampprogramclasscoed 200 2-99 7Kingsway Park, TorontoOntarioEtobicoke
    Willowdale School of Music   
    The best music lessons teach more than how to play an instrument. Since 2012, Willowdale School of Music has been giving kids the skills to change the world through enjoyable, educational and engaging lessons and camps.

    Willowdale, Toronto
    Arts: Music (multi)
    • Ages 1 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program, Virtual Program
    • from $23
    daycampprogramclassvirtualprogramcoed 23 1-18 8Willowdale, TorontoOntarioNorth-York
    Oscar Peterson School of Music   
    The Oscar Peterson School of Music has March Break and Summer day camps for ages 4 to 18! Our camps include exploration musicals and singing, piano, band, and rock band, and a summer vocal program for teens!

    South Annex, Toronto
    Arts: Music (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $500
    daycampcoed 500 4-17 9South Annex, TorontoOntarioDowntown
    After-school programs with some music training
    TAC - Sports, Aquatics and Education   
    TAC Sports, Aquatics & Education specializes in Sports, Swim and S.T.E.M programming. Ages 3-16, Co-ed. Year round Camps, Lessons, Academy and House Leagues across the GTA! Grow, Learn, Lead!

    Throughout Ontario (8)
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 3.5 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $250
    daycampcoed2503.5-161Bridle Path, TorontoLytton Park, TorontoRichview, TorontoAuroraThornhillWhitbyWoodbridgeOntarioEtobicoke, North-York, Uptown
    Studio PAVAS   
    PAVAS day camps are fun filled days of Art, Music, Drama and Dance. Explore and expand your creativity and performing skills while making friends for life. Grow, Inspire, Belong.

    Mississauga
    Arts (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 14 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
    • Program
    • from $340
    programclasscoedallgirlsallboys3403-142MississaugaOnlineOntario
    YMCA Wanakita   
    A co-ed camp offering Overnight Kids Camp, Day Camp and year-round Family Camps. We offer leadership development, a wide range of activities, tripping, a sense of belonging and fun. Come have the time of your life!

    Haliburton Highlands
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $940
    overnightcampcoed9407-1610Haliburton HighlandsOntario
    Campfire Circle   
    Campfire Circle brings healing through happiness to kids and families affected by childhood cancer or serious illness through our in-hospital, community, and overnight camp programs, at no cost to families.

    Downtown West, Toronto; Parry Sound; Southern Niagara Region
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 1 to 18 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1
    overnightcampcoed11-1811Downtown West, TorontoParry SoundSouthern Niagara RegionOntarioDowntown
    Ross Creek Centre for the Arts   
    SummerArts combines the best of camp with the best of the arts! We offer great food, a full rec schedule, campfire, and a core of incredible arts programming, all set on a beautiful campus overlooking the Bay of Fundy.

    Canning
    Arts (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $345
    overnightcampcoed3455-1812CanningNova Scotia
    Bravo Academy for the Performing Arts   
    Toronto’s leading Performing Arts School producing over 20 musicals annually. Offering in person and online classes in musical theatre, voice, piano, guitar, dance, acting, songwriting, camps and birthday parties!

    East York, Toronto; Lawrence Heights, Toronto
    Arts: Musical Theatre
    • Ages 4 to 21 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $200
    programclasscoed2004-2113East York, TorontoLawrence Heights, TorontoOnlineOntarioEast-York, North-York


     

    More about music classes after-school

    Music lessons are quintessential creative outlets for young musicians. Classes teach different instruments, with piano and guitar being the most popular. You can also find training in string, brass, percussion, and woodwind instruments, all led by seasoned teachers. After-school musical instrument training programs include both private and group training. The former will provide specialised training in your choice of instrument while children learn to harmonize with other band members in the latter. Classes are also offered in a virtual format.

    What kids learn in lessons and classes

    Children learn hands-on how to play songs in the genres of jazz, rock, blues, or classical music,  depending on the instrument. For example, piano lessons focus on classical training, while guitar lessons experiment with rock, jazz, and blues sounds, as well as classical guitar. 

    Some musical activities are taught in programs that have a broader curriculum. Singing lessons for kids, for example, may be the focus of the program but there will be incidental learning of guitar and piano. Even some STEAM programs, for example, will touch on the mathematics of musical notation, with practical implications for music. 

    Children as young as 4 years old are welcome in music lessons. Music theory, such as rhythm, tempo, pitch, harmony, and melody, is a main focus for younger musicians, while older children receive more hands-on training. Lessons are offered from $29/lesson and up. Private lessons are often more inexpensive, while summer or after-school band programs range from $300 to $360, due to a more condensed curriculum. Group lessons include both boys and girls. Children can collaborate and perform with a diverse group of fellow musicians. 

    As you browse the list of programs above, you’ll notice a mix between private and group instruction. While group lessons are less individualized, smaller class sizes allow instructors to still work closely with students. Group performance teaches children how to collaborate with others, and of course there’s also a social benefit. Children learn how instruments blend together to create melodies. Other skills include keeping time, harmonizing, and improvisation. Group lessons often require previous instrument experience before enrollment.

    Private and group lessons both include hands-on learning and close instruction. For example, guitarists learn how to finger frets to produce chords, and also to pick. Teachers work closely with students to steadily improve all aspects of playing.

    Consult with individual programs listed above to learn what they teach.

    Benefits kids gain from music lessons

    Music lessons are a great way for young performers to see and realize this part of their artistic potential. Other benefits of these programs include:

    • Children’s confidence grows as they become comfortable with talents and learn to perform in front of others, eventually leading to playing in front of larger audiences 
    • It improves kids’ mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. Listening and playing music manages the body’s blood pressure, improving cardiovascular health. Music also increases the production of “happy hormones” in the body, including serotonin and endorphins. These benefits essentially reduce children’s anxiety and stress levels.
    • Transferable music skills are taught with each instrument. These include rhythm, memorization, sight reading, improvisation, and performance. Children can experiment with other instruments and decide which they’re most passionate about.


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