Piano lessons and after-school programs

Courses and classes for budding pianists!


After-school and summer piano classes can be found below. Taught by experienced musicians, piano lessons develop children’s musical skills to a professional level. Listed first are programs specialising in piano training, followed by programs offering piano training amongst other activities. Sort through programs to find the right fit for your young musician. Below the list, find more information and advice. 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
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    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
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    Shepherd Private Coaching   
    Fall Classes in Performing Arts: structured training in drama, voice, and dance. Participants will explore, learn, and grow as performers in our group classes, and experience attention to detail in our private lessons.

    Burlington
    Arts: Performing Arts (multi)
    • Ages 1 to 99 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $20
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    Camp Can-Aqua   
    A traditional camp with diverse programming & exceptional instruction, we believe in teaching kids compromise, patients & empathy. Fun is a given. Through thoughtful & individualized programming, our campers thrive here.

    Haliburton Highlands; Oakville; Ottawa
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $2,785
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    CBY Music & Performing Arts   
    CBY Music & Performing Arts is Waterdown's number 1 performing arts academy, with programs running 7 days a week across multiple disciplines that seek to enrich, inspire and encourage young people from ages 4-17.

    Hamilton
    Arts: Performing Arts (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 14 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $200
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    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Pacific   
    One of nine Inter-Varsity Camps, Pioneer Pacific offers Christian summer camp and leadership programs for kids from 7-18, and includes a wide range of activities such as sailing, archery, kayaking and more.

    Thetis Island; Vancouver
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed, Girls)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $285
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    Hamilton Music Collective   
    Musical Futures Summer Camp provides an innovative and immersive experience that exposes youth ages 6-14 to music creation and performance - Vocals, orchestra, rock band & tech tracks. - Ages 7 to 14 - from $150/week

    Hamilton
    Arts: Music (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 14 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $150
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    What happens in piano lessons?

    Piano lessons immerse children in the excitement of musical training. Although there is an emphasis on classical music, children also experiment with jazz, blues, and pop genres. An education in basic music theory and history is provided for beginner pianists, as children develop rhythm, sight reading, and improvisation skills. Private or group instruction is available in these programs. While private lessons are more personalized, group lessons improve children’s social and collaboration skills. Classes are available in both virtual and in-person formats.

    While piano programs specialise in keyboard training, other activities, such as singing and arts and crafts, are integrated into the curriculum. Children explore multiple avenues of musicality in these programs. Some piano activities are embedded in other program curriculums that focus on general music training, songwriting, and tutoring

    Some programs listed above run from January to December, while others are semester-based programs. Yearly programs are payable per lesson, and start at $30. Semester programs or camps are typically more costly, running between $300 and $500. In all programs, boys and girls as young as 4 years old are welcome in class. Beginner pupils focus on music theory training, while playing songs with a slower tempo and basic notes. Advanced musicians play longer and more complex pieces.

    Check individual programs listed above to learn what they teach.

    About advanced piano programs

    Advanced piano programs challenge students’ professional musical skills. Individual and ensemble performances are conducted during these programs, diversifying kids’ performance skills. Advanced programs typically include examinations directed by the RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music) curriculum. Examinations confirm whether children are prepared to graduate to the next stages of their piano training.

    The curriculum for these programs transitions between beginner and advanced skill, improving children’s music appreciation, improvisation, and confidence. Families are provided trial lessons in advanced programs. Children have the opportunity to assess whether they enjoy playing the piano before committing to the instrument.

    Why enroll in piano programs?

    Piano classes and camps nurture children from beginner to advanced stages in their musical career. Here are some of the reasons one might choose piano lessons for their child:

    • Experienced instructors lead children through various exercises and songs that challenge children’s creativity. Instructors provide individualized feedback and support.
    • Self-discipline kids learn helps them reach their full potential in piano lessons. Regularly scheduled practice develops their skills as musicians. This also translates to other areas of their lives including academics and later career development. 
    • Children’s mental health improves whilst playing piano. Endorphins ー “happy hormones” ー are known to release as music is played or sung, which overpower stress or anxiety hormones.
    • Piano has other benefits for students’ academic life as well. Activities such as sight reading, counting, and playing scales teach students about fractions, patterns, and organization. These skills can be transferred to school subjects such as math or English. Memorization skills are heightened in class as well. 


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