MEP includes instruction for cello, double bass, guitar, piano, viola, violin, and voice. Students as young as 3 years old may begin instruction on cello, viola, and violin. Students can start guitar and piano at 4 years of age, and double bass at 7 years of age. We recommend voice for students ages 9+. For students wishing to learn brass, woodwinds, and percussion, please visit our Band Enrichment Program (BEP) page.
How do I know what instrument to choose?
There are a few ways to figure which instrument or discipline is right for your child or teen.
Register for a trial lesson
Contact Student Services at 416-408-2825 or by email at [email protected] to set up a trial lesson.
Sign up for a group class
Group classes such as Learn to Play or choir or are a fun, low-pressure way to get a feel for music lessons.
Download our instrument selection tool
Use our convenient selection tool to help you determine the best options for your child.
Come to one of our free events
RCS hosts free events throughout the year including Wide Open House (June), and Free Band Day (September and January). At these events there's an opportunity try out instruments, observe lessons, audit classes, and hear performances.
Visit us in person
Talk to one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff at our downtown Toronto location. We're located at 273 Bloor St W, between U of T's Varsity Stadium and the ROM. Visit our Student Portal for office hours.