Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
Q: How much is it?
All of our fees are laid out in our lesson plan and fees section.
Q: When are you available to give lessons?
A: We are open Monday to Friday from 9am-9pm, and Saturday from 11am-5pm. Our school is very busy and our students tend to stay as part of our family for quite a long time. Our peak times are between 4-7pm weekdays and weekends so those time slots are most popular and may have a waitlist. Once we find you a regular time that works however, we can assure you that your time is always secured.
Q: How long will it take before I see improvements?
A: Right away! We have never worked with a singer who has not noticed significant improvements in their singing at their first lesson. BUT it’s up to you keep those improvements consistent with regular lessons and steady practice. Just like the old saying goes: “How do you get to Carnegie Hall???? Practice. Practice.”
Q: Where is your studio located?
A: The school is on the northside of Eglinton between Castlewood and Heddington avenue, two blocks west of Avenue Road, and 2 blocks east of Spadina. The exact address is 538 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, ON, M5N1B4. There is more info on the location page of our website.
Q: Who are some musicians I might know you’ve worked with?
A: We have worked with a very diverse range of contemporary artists such as those on rotation on major radio stations (The Weeknd, Majid Jordan, and Alyssa Reid), Juno nominated artists (Hollerado), Award winning shows (Gisele’s Big Backyard) and headlining and opening acts for national and international tours (My Darkest Days for Nickelback).
Q: Why should I take lessons at Toronto Arts Academy?
We don’t want to be a sour-sally towards other music schools. But we have to admit that our students find they have a far better experience here than they did years of study elsewhere. And we make it fun too! You can learn more about what makes our lessons different in Our Music Lessons section.
Q: What are the music lessons like?
Terrifying!!! Just kidding. The lessons here are focused, but they are also enjoyable, relaxed, and supportive. We have over 30 music teachers on staff and will find the perfect teacher for you that matches your learning style, music interests, and schedule.
Q: I’m not very good. How much can you help me?
There could be a million reasons why your ability to play music isn’t glowing yet. And some people learn more faster and easier than others. But rest assured, each student we work with sees improvements and enjoys the process. We also have a program that earns you wristbands, certificates and trophies to reward you at each level you achieve!
Q: What style of music do you teach?
We are mostly a contemporary music studio, but we have many classical students as well. We can help you with the music you love most.
Q: I’m a complete beginner. What will happen to me?
You are going to fall in love with music all over again! Learning here is fun, easy and totally stress-free. When students come in for the first time, they are immediately put at ease when they meet us and walk into the welcoming vibe of the school.
Q: I’m a working musician. What can I expect?
Our first priority is to make sure you are getting what you need to reinforce your unique sound, and feel strong and confident onstage. We will look at what you want to get out of your training, and create the best and most direct way to achieve that.
Q: How do I practice?
We will adjust your practice regime to match the specifics of your unique needs, goals, and time available.
Q: How frequently should I have lessons?
It has been proven that regular weekly lessons keep you focussed, challenges you so growth doesn’t become stagnant, and keeps you on track to reaching your goals significantly faster than those students who don’t have regular lessons. At the gym, your body needs continuous challenges to maintain growth momentum and develop consistently. But ultimately it’s up to you.
Q: I have a question I don’t see here
We have the answer! Send us a message through the contact page (link below), or contact our Front Desk Coordinator at 647-748-2787. We are all really looking forward to helping you along!
Want to learn more? Let Us Know!! We’d love to hear from you.