Our Toronto Guitar Lessons Academy

Our Toronto guitar lessons at our midtown location at 538 Eglinton Avenue West, use a range of high-quality guitars of different sizes to accommodate every age, and sound-treated lesson rooms to make your guitar lesson experience enjoyable and fun! Our lesson rooms even have observation windows and security cameras built-in as part of our comprehensive family safe plan.

Please Note: Our Toronto Guitar lessons are temporarily not offered on location due to Covid-19. Online guitar lessons students additionally receive over 100 hours of free online group classes each month and get to keep their lesson time when the school reopens!

Virtual Online Guitar Lessons!

Guitar lessons using our virtual online platform makes learning from home easy and fun while following social distancing guidelines! Just follow our link and you’re on live with our front desk staff and teachers right from your computer or device! Even young students get excited over the experience of seeing their teacher live from their home!

To get started, all you need is smartphone, laptop, or desktop computer. Online guitar lessons students additionally receive over 100 hours of free online group classes each month and get to keep their lesson time when the school reopens!

He started with voice lessons but he got interested in guitar and doing great

My son, Zion, enjoys the classes so much! He looks forward to his lesson every week. He started with voice lessons but he got interested in guitar and he’s doing great in both! The teachers and staff just make learning so easy and fun for the students 🙂 No regrets here 🙂
Charms Poblete
January 24, 2018

Overview Of Our Guitar Lessons

Guitar lessons are a great way to experience all the amazing benefits of learning music, even from the comfort of your home! Our Toronto guitar lessons are adapted for each student so they learn in a way that is best for them. Our guitar teachers use a wide range of curriculums when working with students, and will work with you to create the best program for your learning style and goals. Many of our students practice to play the songs they love on guitar, other guitar students learn songs to play in bands, accompany themselves as they sing, or play for their own enjoyment.

Guitar lessons also develop your creativity, expressiveness, and problem-solving skills. Also, the psychological skills developed including focus, patience, diligence, creativity, and expression, are useful in almost every area of adult life.  Students of all ages can enjoy the benefits of learning guitar. Students of all ages can enjoy the benefits of learning guitar. For tips on how to improve your guitar playing, see our tips post here.

There are many benefits of learning guitar: It’s an instrument you can take anywhere; it can be an accompanying instrument, a solo instrument, or a part of  ensemble; it works for every musical situation; and the guitar can be played in every style of music.

Our Guitar Lessons Are For Every Age & Interest

Guitar Lessons For Kids

Our guitar teachers love working with kids! Our guitar teachers work with our younger students to find the right guitar size for playing, maintain their attention on their instrument, and adapting their learning methods to the childs learning style.

We have a range of guitar lesson programs that we use that are designed specifically to maintain a children's interest and focus. From Hal Leonard Guitar For Kids, to My First Guitar, we've got the best program to suit your child's learning needs.

Our Guitar Lessons For Teenagers
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Playing guitar provides an essential outlet for many growing kids to, giving them the power to shred fast and hard, or develop their sensitivity for the beautiful sounds of an acoustic guitar. Not to mention learning guitar gets teenagers off their devices, and into learning something enjoyable and fun!

Giving the student an opportunity to learn popular songs or a song of their choosing maybe more enjoyable and usually leads to more dedication and practice time.

Guitar Lessons For Adults

We love working with adult guitar students. We understand the challenges adults face to practice and make guitar lessons a part of their lives in a meaningful way. We will work with you to find the right learning rhythm for you, so you can maintain balance with maximum creativity in your life.

After learning about what their goals are, you will work with your teacher to create the best learning program for your needs. From there, we may explore method books, song application, and/or exercises as the primary focus as we move through your lessons together.

Our Beginner Toronto Guitar Lessons
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Learning guitar can seem daunting at first. However, our instructors are known for their supportive and encouraging teaching styles. Not sure which kind of guitar to buy? You don't even need a guitar to get started. Just come by and explore all the guitars we have in our school, and find the one the  best size or guitar style for you.

We will assess your skills and help you make music as fast and as easy as possible. Giving confidence and a sense of accomplishment during the first meeting is important step in your music lessons.

Our Classical & Jazz Guitar Lessons
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Many of our guitar teachers come from specializations in classical guitar. So pull up your guitar foot rest, bring along your acoustic, and get settled into our relaxed and friendly atmosphere, as you soak up the endless knowledge and experience of our warm and friendly guitar teachers.

There are many excellent teachers to help you expand many styles of music. From the disciplined skill of classical guitar, to the mind bending improvisation and modal scales and rhythms of jazz, we have the best guitar teacher to suit your needs.

Our Pop/Rock Toronto Guitar Lessons

Many of our guitar teachers have toured the world professionally playing in bands and understand the needs of the pop music industry. Are you looking to write songs on guitar, play for your best friends wedding, or just the big arena stages just like our teachers have?

Let us get you started on the path of playing guitar so you can learn efficiently and easily whatever your goals may be! Many of our teachers have performed in pop/rock bands across the country, and can give you the experience you need to get started right!

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Inspired to keep learning piano and guitar

Great school. Really family-friendly. My son loves his teacher and is inspired to keep learning piano and guitar.
Madeline Lunney
October 11, 2018

How Our Guitar Lessons Work

What are guitar lessons like?

Most often, our guitar lessons are 30 minuts in length, although some students choose to have longer lessons. Often your guitar teacher will start the lesson with a tune up, maybe even using a guitar tuning app from a mobile device. Your teacher may have you review certain exercises, strumming patterns, hand and finger positioning, before playing along with a favorite track. After the teacher will assign what needs to be worked at during the week.

Your teacher may build a course around a pre structured instructional books (i.e. Hal Leonard) which include play along tracks so the student isn’t just playing notes but making music. We also believe learning your favourite songs are an important and valuable way of learning, propelling you to learn proper technique timing and general musicianship. Not to mention being able to impress others!

What is the first guitar lesson like?

During your first lesson, your teacher might ask you to play so they can assess your skill level and dexterity. If you had never played guitar before our teachers are very patient. We will start at the very beginning: You will learn how to hold the guitar, how to sit when playing the guitar, and how to adjust the positioning of your hands when playing guitar, and get continual improved sounds out of your guitar. Even after your first lesson, you will be able to get you to a point where you can play something, either a chord or basic melody!

What do you need to start guitar lessons?

To get started you all you need is yourself and an open mind. The school has plenty of guitars available so that you can learn about what kind of guitar is best for you. Then you can better equipped when choosing to buy one for your own practice.

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What makes singing lessons at our academy different from elsewhere?

Our guitar lessons are different then anywhere else because our staff can cater to any need. From experienced professionals tightening their skills to beginners who had never played before we have a skilled teacher to match your needs.

We have teachers from around the world from various colleges and universities. Many of our staff had studied under many famed musicians, learning various styles from the creators themselves. Our teachers are all carefully screened and vetted providing a safe and secure learning environment.

Our teachers love passing on their expansive knowledge gained from extensive schooling. Students will benefit from difficult challenges by learning from our teachers personal professional experiences.

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Top 12 Benefits To Guitar Lessons At Our Toronto Academy!

1. We've been voted Toronto's Best Music School since 2014!

2. Popular, sold out guitar teachers with successful Toronto careers 

3. A wide range of guitar teachers means we can find a GREAT match your busy schedule and learning needs

4. Flexible and adaptable Toronto guitar lesson programs for any age, and music interest

5. Weekly lessons include so many extra bonuses like free performances, group classes, and so much more!

6. Unlimited make up classes! Make up a missed lesson whenever you need at your convenience. No questions asked!

7. Achievement rewards like trophies and wristbands for passing musical tests

8. Family safe program throughout the academy that enable you to watch your children at all times

9. Modern, clean, and funky academy with lots of instruments for your use with comfortable seating in our reception

10. Affordable, Month to month billing

11. Our complimentary toronto guitar lesson make-up class system allows our students to make friends throughout our musical community!

12. Choice of In-person Toronto guitar lessons at the academy, or online lessons!

Our Guitar Lesson Toronto Teachers

How qualified are your Toronto guitar teachers?

If you're considering starting Toronto guitar lessons, it’s helpful to know the kind of guitar teacher you learn best from, and to find the best guitar teacher and a supportive learning environment that is in your local Toronto area. Most students benefit from a teacher who is fun to be with, has a warm personality, has a wealth of experience, and who supports and inspires you in your guitar lessons to get better. More importantly, it's often helpful to learn from a teacher flexible in their playing style and experience so they can accommodate a wide variety of learning styles and goals for each individual student.

Our guitar teachers are carefully selected from across the city for their educational background, their professional experience, and their wonderful personalities! All of our teachers are also police checked and reference checked, and we keep video cameras in all lesson rooms as part of our comprehensive family safety program. Each one brings a wealth of professional and academic experience in just the right balance to really help you explore your potential in a safe, productive environment. We have many guitar teachers (both male and female) between both locations, so we most definitely have a teacher that will be the best fit for you.

Get ready to fall in love with our Toronto guitar lessons from our amazingly supportive, and talented teachers!

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Our Toronto Guitar Teachers

Nico, Toronto

Nico, Toronto

One of the many things I like to wonder as a musician is our ability to tell stories, by having others relate to our emotions through lyrics, melodies, and rhythms. But that is just the tip of the ...
Dani, Toronto

Dani, Toronto

Music lessons can be beneficial to so many aspects of your life. Not only does it provide an outlet for creativity, it helps strengthen mathematical skills through rhythm, listening and ...
Marshall, Toronto

Marshall, Toronto

Since we’re all stuck at home, why not spend a little extra time with your teacher! Without a doubt online lessons are different than physical ones, but there are many musical benefits to ...

We are grateful and very happy with his lessons (guitar and piano)

Our son’s teacher is Marshall. He is always positive and encouraging. We are grateful and very happy with his lessons (guitar and piano). And the rest of the staff at the school is great as well! Good communications and always very responsive whenever we have questions or concerns.

Madeline Lunney
March 31, 2020

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My Son Maintained His Enthusiasm Over Time

My son takes piano lessons with Marshall. He loves learning piano and guitar. He has maintained his enthusiasm over time, which I understand is not so common among young children. I am sure it’s due in large part to his piano teacher! I like that the Academy is so welcoming for kids of all ages. Also very flexible. Good communications with very friendly staff. Highly recommend!

Sam Grayhurst
April 17, 2019

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Frequently Asked Questions About Our Toronto Guitar Lessons

Online guitar lessons provide a wonderful opportunity for students to learn the songs they love, learn how to express themselves through this beautiful, portable instrument, and become the life of every party! The guitar is a fascinating instrument that can be played in so many exciting ways. There are many kinds of popular guitar playing styles including classical guitar, the shredding of electric guitar, or the upbeat rhythms of acoustic rock.

Students often come into guitar playing after having discovered how playing guitar can unite all kinds of random groups of people in song, positioning the guitar player as bridge builders and creative leaders in their social groups.

Many of our guitar students are 5 or older, and many more are teenagers as well ad adults! There is no right age for everyone to start learning guitar. Perhaps the most important factor to consider is the strength of the hands, although even this can be developed with time.

Since a full size guitar often has a neck of two feet, children often need to start with smaller size guitars, to match their smaller body sizes. The general, recommended guitar sizes for chilren are as follows:

  • 5-8 years of age - 1/2 size
  • 8-12 years of age - 3/4 size
  • 12-adult - 4/4 of full adult size.

Amazon.ca is a great resource for shopping for smaller guitar sizes.

Each of the 6 stings on a guitar have to be tuned exactly right to sound it’s best. Shorter and/or thinner strings produce a faster vibration, and higher pitches, while longer and/or thicker produce a slower vibration and lower pitches. So the 6 strings of a guitar are composed of different thicknesses and lengths of strings.

Guitars can be strung with either nylon or steel strings. By pressing down and shortening any of the vibrating strings with your fingers, you raise the pitch of the vibrating string. By doing this with 2 or more strings at a time, you produce  a chord - multiple notes being played at once!

What Our Students Are Saying About Our Toronto Guitar Lessons

Average Rating: 5.0 stars (based on 170 ratings)
Average Rating 5 out of 5 stars

We are grateful and very happy with his lessons (guitar and piano)

Our son’s teacher is Marshall. He is always positive and encouraging. We are grateful and very happy with his lessons (guitar and piano). And the rest of the staff at the school is great as well! Good communications and always very responsive whenever we have questions or concerns.

Madeline Lunney
March 31, 2020
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My Son Maintained His Enthusiasm Over Time

My son takes piano lessons with Marshall. He loves learning piano and guitar. He has maintained his enthusiasm over time, which I understand is not so common among young children. I am sure it’s due in large part to his piano teacher! I like that the Academy is so welcoming for kids of all ages. Also very flexible. Good communications with very friendly staff. Highly recommend!

Sam Grayhurst
April 17, 2019
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Highly Trained Music And Piano Teachers

Toronto Arts Academy is a lovely place with highly trained music and piano teachers. The receptionists are always very friendly and helpful. My son is taking piano lessons with Nico and I must say, Nico is doing a marvellous job. He is very patient with my lil’ Mozart and my son is always happy when we go to the piano class. It is awesome to have them here in our community enriching the lives of our children. I strongly recommend Toronto Arts Academy to anyone who wants to take voice lessons, piano, guitar and drum lessons. You will be welcomed by a very pleasant receptionist and a Team of Professionals.

F.H.
March 16, 2019
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Inspired to keep learning piano and guitar

Great school. Really family-friendly. My son loves his teacher and is inspired to keep learning piano and guitar.
Madeline Lunney
October 11, 2018
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He started with voice lessons but he got interested in guitar and doing great

My son, Zion, enjoys the classes so much! He looks forward to his lesson every week. He started with voice lessons but he got interested in guitar and he’s doing great in both! The teachers and staff just make learning so easy and fun for the students 🙂 No regrets here 🙂
Charms Poblete
January 24, 2018
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