Frequently Asked Questions
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 piano lesson will have very different needs than a fifty seven year old taking up the guitar 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.
What styles of music do you teach?
We teach most 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.
(for ages five and up)
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 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.
PRESCHOOL MUSIC CLASSES
(for ages 2 – 5)
Music Fun Time – an innovative and proven early childhood curriculum, has music classes for kids 2 and 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 children 7 and under can learn to read music notation and symbols, play instruments, while fostering their ability to grasp math and science as they develop. Learn more about Music Fun Time Classes.
(for ages six and up)
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.
(for ages 7 and up)
We have many students who take voice lessons or singing lessons at our Georgetown music school. Students sing all kinds of music from their favorite 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.
(for age five and up)
Violin students can start as young as age 5 through to adult. We offer the Royal Conservatory and the Suzuki method. 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. All of our violin students are welcome to perform in our semi-annual 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.
(for age 8 and up)
We offer a wide variety of drum lessons or percussion classes. Most of our students learn on a drum kit. We have both male and female students and usually start drum lessons at age 8 and older as students need to be able to reach both the pedal and the cymbals. We do have some younger students but suggest they come in for a trial drum lesson to see if they are big enough to get started. Learn more about our drum lessons.
$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.
Lessons are available:
Monday through Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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