April 2020 Newsletter

April Newsletter | MORE FREE ONLINE MUSIC CLASSES | Online Music Lesson Platform Updates

We want to thank you for the amazing feedback we’ve received about our online music lessons. Our improved online music lesson platform has gotten rave reviews! We’ve had lots of new students affected by closures across the continent sign up for online music lessons with us!



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Over 100 Hours Of Free Music Classes Every Month!

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Bringing You The Best Online Music Experience In Toronto

We’re still here for you! During this very difficult time, many music schools have stopped offering music lessons. Now more than ever, we need to bring our community together online! While Toronto Arts Academy has always taught many international music students online, we wanted to do even more with our online experience.

Now, you can enjoy over 100 hours of free music classes every month all completely free for our students. 

See a sample below:

music class lesson schedule
Music Class Schedule

music academy office staff doing online meeting on virtual platform

Please that during the Covid Closures, our online office hours are now 11:00AM-9:00PM Mon-Friday (instead of 9am-9pm).

S E L F – C A R E


taking care of yourself with music lessons

If you’re feeling lonely, we’ve got you – 7 days a week. Come on in to one of our group classes! Parents and siblings, if you have a family member registered at our school, you’re all welcome to explore our classes!

Don’t feel like playing your instrument in a private lesson? That’s ok too! You can use your lesson time to catch up with your teacher, relax, and talk about what’s happening and share about each others experiences. Just let them know you need some talk time.

Taking Care Of Yourself:

  1. Take News Breaks. This includes social media. Find 2 or 3 reliable news and social sources, and try and limit from your engagement with those sources to 2 or 3 times a day.
  2. Care For Your Body. This includes meditation, eating healthy, exercising regularly, and limiting or avoiding alcohol and drugs.
  3. Make You Time. Make time for yourself and do the activities you enjoy. We’ve curated hours and hours of musical activities for you to enjoy with our fun community for free!
  4. Connect With Others. Connect with us on zoom, or your friends on other social apps. Share you concerns and talk about how you’re feeling.

More Resources:

  1. Kids Help Phone: text TALK to 686868
  2. Mental Health Help Line: 1-866-531-2600
  3. Get Economic & Federal Financial Support here.
  4. Get your at-home family activity financial subsidy here.

Z O O M     U P D A T E S

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online voice lesson with girl voice student and female voice teacher
online voice lesson with girl piano student and brother and male piano teacher

Top 3 Tips For ZOOM Technical Issues:

  1. Audio Settings: There are 3 audio settings which we feel are important to change from the defaults for music lessons. You can find those here.
  2. Preserve Processing: Close down any extra browsers, browser tabs, or apps on your computer or device you’re not using that could hog CPU power and cause lags in your zoom lesson.
  3. Internet Connection: Try to make sure there is no interference from your wifi signal, or that are you close to your wifi as possible. Do a speed test to check your internet connection.

Zoom Security

Zoom has seen exponential growth in it’s usage. As a result, Zoom has focused attention on increased security. This past Saturday, Zoom made an upgrade that required us to update our zoom link to include an embedded password.

Be aware that we have taken steps to minimize security risks on our platform. Due to our unique zoom setup, security is enhanced beyond just our secured link via the use of private breakout rooms for students, and for visitors requiring front desk approval before entering our main room.

If you are a registered student, please contact us to get our updated link.

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Zoom Virtual Backgrounds:

Have you wondered how some of our staff get their cool backgrounds behind them in our zoom lobby? It’s easy! Find instructions here. Older devices may have not virtual backgrounds available as an option. Need some ideas? Have a look at these hipster backgrounds, or these kids backgrounds.

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Are you enjoying your online music lessons? Share a pic of you with your online music teacher!

We will be picking selfies to win a $25 amazon gift card!

Thank you and congrats to the following music Students. You each win a $25 gift card! Contact the academy to collect your amazon gift!

Gabriel H

Lucca P

Rhys P

Gabriel A

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young girl online piano lesson student taking selfie
young online guitar lesson student taking selfie with guitar teacher
young online guitar lesson student taking selfie with guitar teacher

Spotted @ Toronto Arts Academy

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online voice lesson with girl voice lesson student and female voice teacher
music academy staff in online lesson lobby with music lesson students
online piano lesson with boy piano lesson student and female piano teacher

Follow us @singersedge on Instagram for daily photos and videos.

online guitar lesson with boy guitar lesson student and male guitar teacher
online voice lesson with girl voice lesson student and female voice teacher
online voice lesson with girl voice lesson student and female voice teacher
voice/piano lesson student girl in voice/piano lesson with teacher
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online piano lesson teacher with family of music students

Singer’s Edge Spotify Playlist
Our Singer’s Edge Playlist is comprised entirely of present/past students and our diverse teachers! What better place to find a collection of true Toronto sound.

music academy playlist
music lesson students celebrating birthdays
Angeline F.B- April 1st
Ava W – April 1st
Arya A – April 1st
Maria R – April 2nd
Maxine C – April 3rd
Paul B – April 4th
Daniel B – April 4th
Marco S – April 4th
Chloe S – April 5th
Liana T – April 5th
Raine C – April 6th
Nancy T – April 8th
Max W – April 8th
Rebecca H – April 14th

Danielle Grace D – April 15th
Samantha S – April 16th
Tristan C – April 20th
Lilly P – April 20th
Alice B – April 21st
McSamuel Y – April 22nd
Sam G – April 23rd
Marcos A – April 25th
Tiffany H – April 25th
Raphael B – April 26th
Charley L – April 27th
Jesse W – April 27th
Matthew K – April 29th
Cameron R – April 29th
music lesson students celebrating anniversarys at the academy

Nanette D – 3 Years
Liam C – 3 Years
Alysia OSC – 3 Years
Éloïse Chartier – 2 Years
Jacob Z – 2 years
Daria L – 2 Years
Margalit S – 1 Year
Sophia B – 1 Year
Liana T – 1 Year
Raya B – 1 Year
Efe I – 1 Year
Tatiana C – 1 Year
Alessandro A – 1 Year
Welcome New Students

To Toronto Arts Academy!

Simon A
Leonardo L
Aishani B
Rachel M
Owen K
Adam G
Matthew M
Sofiya I
Chloe W
Lauren L
Talya H
Laya H

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Music Teacher Waiting List

Many of our teachers are sold out. If you need a schedule change or would like to be added to a waiting list for a particular teacher, day or time, please contact any of our office staff team and they can add you to the waiting list.

If you are not a student yet there are still limited online music lessons spots available. To inquire about openings for March, send an e-mail to office@torontoartsacademy.com. Or you can call the office at: 647-748-2787

Ashiya 1 SPOT
Lennox  SOLD OUT
Tiz 1 SPOT
Galen 2 SPOTS
Christian 2 SPOTS
Shi 1 SPOT
Alvaro 1 SPOT
Tara. 1 SPOT
Michelle SOLD OUT
Marshall 1 SPOT
Sherisse SOLD OUT

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