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
    programclassvirtualprogramcoed 100 4-18 4Islington Village, TorontoOnlineOntarioEtobicoke
    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 6South Annex, TorontoOntarioDowntown
    Allegro Academy of Music   
    This Thornhill summer music camp offers daily music classes : MYC, Drama, Singing. Yoga and music kids games.

    Don Mills, Toronto
    Arts: Music (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 100 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $25
    programclasscoed 25 3-100 7Don Mills, TorontoOnlineOntarioNorth-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 8Bloor 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 9Kingsway 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 11Willowdale, TorontoOntarioNorth-York
    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 14MississaugaOnlineOntario
    Programs offering piano lessons as an activity
    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 $350
    overnightcampcoedallgirls3507-181Thetis IslandVancouverBritish Columbia
    Camp Nominingue   
    An English boys' camp in Quebec, Camp Nominingue offers the ultimate outdoor experience: living in a tent with the opportunity of going on wilderness canoe trips. It is the place where your son's summer adventure begins!

    Mont-Tremblant
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 ( Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,134
    overnightcampallboys11347-162Mont-TremblantOnlineQuebec
    Studio PAVAS   
    Studio 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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    Camp Can-Aqua   
    A traditional camp with diverse programming & exceptional instruction, we believe in teaching kids compromise, patience & empathy. Through thoughtful & individualized programming, our campers thrive here.

    Haliburton Highlands; Oakville; Ottawa
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $2,950
    overnightcampcoed29505-175Haliburton HighlandsOakvilleOttawaOnlineOntario
    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
    overnightcampcoed3455-1810CanningNova Scotia
    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
    overnightcampcoed9407-1612Haliburton 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
    overnightcampcoed11-1813Downtown West, TorontoParry SoundSouthern Niagara RegionOntarioDowntown
    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
    programclasscoed2004-2115East York, TorontoLawrence Heights, TorontoOnlineOntarioEast-York, North-York


     

    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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