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 guitar lesson will have very different needs than a fifty seven year old taking up piano 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.
If you enroll here for lessons, we will work with you to make a plan that will fit your needs and musical preferences. At the first lesson your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child.
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.
Private Piano Lessons: Private Piano lessons for Children can start as early as age 5. 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 Ontario Music Teachers Guild and Royal Conservatory exams. We start private piano lessons at any age from age 5 onward and our “Music Fun Time” classes for age 2 -5). Our one-on-one private piano lessons mean that the teacher can focus all of their attention on the individual learning style 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.
Preschool Music Classes: Music Fun Time – an innovative and proven early childhood curriculum, has music classes for kids 2 – 5 years old. Music Fun Time is not a simple play group where children sing, dance, jump & play instruments. Our program is based on Johns-Hopkins Research that young children can learn to read music notation and symbols and play instruments, while fostering their ability to grasp math and science as they develop. Learn more about Music Fun Time Classes.
Guitar Lessons: Our guitar methods combine the stability of traditional guitar lessons with the fun of playing music you love. While our programs are designed to teach you how to read music, play chords, and understand music theory we also incorporate fun songs that you really want to learn. This combined approach helps keep you motivated from your very first guitar lesson. Learn more about our guitar lessons.
Voice Lessons: Our voice teachers primarily focus on popular music. If you have always wanted to be a better rock, pop, country, jazz, gospel or R&B singer, then we have the right voice teachers for you. Voice students spend time each week doing physical exercises to improve their vocal range, ear training, breath control, vibrato, tone production, enunciation and more. All voice students set goals with their teacher to work on sounding like their favorite recording artists, or if they prefer, to develop their own unique voice. Learn more about our voice lessons.
Violin Lessons: Violin students can start as young as age 5. We offer the Royal Conservatory and Suzuki violin repertoir. 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.
RATES: $32.00 per 30 minute private lesson held once a week. $64.00 per 60 minute private lesson held once a week. Recommended for the serious student. There is a one time registration fee of $25.00.
All fees must be paid by pre-authorized credit cards or auto draft.
HOURS: Lessons are available seven days a week as early as 9:00am to as late as 9:00pm!
It’s easy to take the next step! Lessons are first come, first serve so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!
Offering quality guitar, ukulele, voice, violin, viola, saxophone, clarinet, flute, drum and piano lessons in Oakville Ontario