Toddler Music Lessons

Providing an fun early childhood music program – a great start setting an extremely strong foundation in music.

Music Lessons For 3-5 Year Olds

We teach a powerful, comprehensive curriculum at a great price, covering topics from rhythm to note reading to instrument introduction and exposure, all through dedicated, enthusiastic one-to-one teaching, colorful workbook activities and stickers, and fun classroom games.


Our Preschool Music Program Has 3 Segments

Table Time: The student and teacher work together to learn and practice new concepts using their workbook as well as other resources such as a whiteboard and flashcards.

Rug Time: The student and teacher meet on the adorable music staff rug  to practice note reading, rhythm, and musical expression, in a fun setting! The high-energy segment of Rug Time solidifies and simplifies complex concepts for young students, all while utilizing fun backyard-style and silly role-reversal games.

Stage Time: The final segment of class is spent in hands-on exploration, listening, and learning about one of the ten instruments that are covered.

By the time students graduate from this program, they will be ready to begin private music lessons in the instrument of their choice, including piano, guitar, drums and more!

What is Toronto Arts Academy?

Our mission is to provide a safe environment where our students can build the musical skills they can enjoy for a lifetime. We’ve invested heavily in building a community of supportive, fun and friendly staff that all believe in that goal.

Our academy values individualized learning, where students can build essential creative skills and learn to exercise that creativity so they can experience a lifetime of success in any area.


Toronto Arts Academy provides the best instructors

The instructors are knowledgeable, caring, and are practicing musicians. The Academy is also well-organized and well-run administratively. My son and I have taken music lessons in many other different places and from other instructors, and the Toronto Arts Academy provides the best instructors and the best set up we have experienced.


What makes Us Different?

Our guitar lessons provide an opportunity for students to learn the songs they love, and express themselves through this classic instrument! The guitar can be played in so many exciting ways. 

At Toronto Arts Academy, everyone from the front desk to your chosen teacher cares about you and your music journey to ensure you reach your goals. 


Benefits Of Music Lessons

Music has profoundly positive, and everlasting effects on the brain, including more emotional power and control over stress & emotions.

What Instrument To Start

Many of our instructors teach multiple instruments, and we have a wide-range of make-up classes that you can explore!

Sports Or Music Lessons?

Both sports and music provide many similar benefits like learning teamwork, discipline, focussing on goals, and physical skills.

How Do Lessons Work

Music lessons at our academy are all private and are usually 30 mins each, just enough time to learn lots of new concepts, and have fun!

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about our drum lessons below:

How Do You Know What Instrument To Learn?

We understand that everyone has unique learning needs. That’s why all of our teachers work hard to tailor their lessons to the age, skill, and learning style of every student that comes through our doors. We choose from a range of programs, and adapt to you and your goals.


Can I try other instruments?

We’ve got even more great news for you! While we would love to see you really sink your learning into one instrument you will love, many of our instructors teach multiple instruments, and we have a wide-range of make-up classes that you can drop-in on for every instrument. This means if you are feeling drawn to a new instrument,  you’re welcome to try a few others at any time! Since we have over 40 of the best music teachers between in the GTA, you have even more opportunity to try all of the instruments we teach here including: piano, voice, guitar and drums. Some of our teachers even teach ukelele, bass, mandolin, trumpet, and more! Not sure if we teach an instrument? Just ask!

How Do Lessons Work At Your Academy

Music lessons at our academy are all private and are usually 30 mins each, which most find is just enough time to learn lots of new concepts and thing to practice on without getting overwhelmed or losing focus. However, more serious students may come twice weekly, or for hour-long lessons. We also feature lots of group make-up classes on rotation every weekend for every instrument and each group, so you can catch up on any missed lessons, and meet new friends, or try new instruments! Really want to grow as a musician? Most of our students choose to participate in our free performances for all levels and ages that we do twice a year (along with walking the red carpet!). Our performances provide the perfect goal to work towards through their lessons. Students find that having a performance goal helps to keep them on track andfocusedd during the lessons and their at-home practice.

Should My Child Do Sports Or Music?

Both sport and music programs offer many benefits that prepare children for success. In fact, both sports and music engagement provide many of the same benefits including learning and appreciating teamwork, learning discipline, learning to focus on one goal, and improving physical skills like coordination and balance. While sports may provide additional physical benefits including exercise and providing a physical outlet for energy, music provides creative and expressive outlets similar to, but different than in sports. Because sports and music provide similar benefits, as long as you engage in one or the other, that’s all that really matters. Analyses have found a child typically maintains their orientation to one or the other as they age.

One of the greatest lessons one can take away from drumming is understanding the concept of time within the musical framework. It teaches us discipline, to listen and more importantly it teaches responsibility. Drums are a very beautiful yet powerful instrument. Like a lion, who commands the African savanna with its fierce claws, but when retracted becomes the most calm and majestic creature. It takes a lot of will power to stay calm when playing the drums because of its massive sound. As a great philosopher once said, “with great power comes great responsibility” -Ben Parker.

Online drum lessons are a great way to channel your high energy and creativity! Playing the drums is one of the most exhilarating, and physically interactive instruments to learn. As such, many high energy students find the drums a great instrument to learn as they can funnel their energy into the playing of it. Some students find although there is more coordination required by both your hands and your feet, overall, you don’t need to learn pitch notation to get started, like other instruments.

What are Benefits Of Learning Music

Much research has been made recently in how music affects human development. It should come as no surprise that music has profoundly positive, and everlasting effects on the brain. Some of the many cognitive benefits of learning music includes big increases in short term memory capacity. Those with learning difficulties benefit greatly from musical experience. Music and language are closely tied together across all cultures so that musicians develop more sophisticated language resources.

More intriguingly, brainstems in children who took music lessons are much rebust in adulthood that those didn’t take music lessons! Research has also found that those participate in music make great team players at work! Those individuals with an appreciation for music were found to have lower stress and anxiety levels overall. Further, those who engage with music experience more emotional power and control over those emotions. More importantly, music therapy is found to be profoundly beneficial for all kinds of patients include PTSD patients, war veterans, epilepsy and dementia.

How Much Time Should You Practice?

As a parent, you want to makes sure you nurture their development with an eye for the long term. It is the habit of practice that could matter more than the quality, or length of the practice itself. Since most experts agree that 30 minutes a day, every day, provides the strongest foundation and likelihood for becoming a lifetime musician, by getting yourself to the habit of practice, you can set yourself easily to achieve that goal! You can always break that 30 minutes practice time into multiple sessions, to make it easier and to avoid fatigue and burnout. The best way to practice is to focus intently on different sections of music, without over practicing, or under practicing, on just one section.

Find best Toronto
Music Teachers

Many of our drum teachers have toured the world playing professionally and understand the needs of the pop/rock music industry.

We Guarantee the Best Drum Teacher for you.

With over 30 carefully selected music teachers between 2 locations, we guarantee to have the best teacher match for you! We aim to provide a great experience for you and your family, or get your money back.


The team is amazing! You just have to experience it.

The team is amazing! You just have to experience it, from the front desk to coaches to admin staff – everyone is super positive, smiling and helpful. I absolutely love this place! My coach Galen is amazing, I have only been practicing for a year and I already sound SO MUCH BETTER! Not to mention his support through performances and tests. If you are looking for a place to develop your artistic skills – you found it!

Asia Nebesnaia

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