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Music Lessons for Kids and Teens

Music Lessons for Kids and Teens
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At the Royal Conservatory School (RCS) in Toronto, we offer music lessons for children and youth ages 4 to 17 across a variety of instruments: piano lessons, guitar lessons, singing lessons, cello and violin lessons, flute lessons, drum lessons, and even lessons in carnatic violin! Online lessons now available.

Private Music Lessons

Our private music lesson program, called the Music Enrichment Program (MEP), ensures that your child receives the critical foundational training that will enable them to be lifelong independent music learners!

The program consists of the following – all of which are important in establishing a strong base for developing lifelong musical skills:

  1. Private Lessons ensure that your child receives personalized attention and expert guidance as they develop their musicality.
  2. Theory, History and Musicianship classes establish important and often overlooked components of music study.
  3. Assessment confirms how your child is progressing for their discipline and level.
  4. Electives can be added to the program to even further enhance your child’s musical development including ensembles or another instrument.
  • Why Take Private Music Lessons at the Royal Conservatory School?

    In addition to the program components above, which were developed based on neuroscience research, the benefits of enrolling your child at our school include:

    • World-renowned RCM Certificate Program
      • Our Music Enrichment Program follows the 135 year-old curriculum of The Royal Conservatory which is widely considered to be the gold standard for music education. Learn more here.
    • Outstanding Faculty
      • Our experienced faculty are professionals dedicated to the craft of teaching music whether it be piano, violin, voice or other instruments!
      • All are RCM Certified Teachers – accredited based on a combination of personal credentials and demonstrated success with the acclaimed RCM system of music study and assessment – and many are also members of The Royal Conservatory’s College of Examiners.
    • Historic Downtown Toronto Location
      • Our school is located at the stunning headquarters of The Royal Conservatory of Music and easily accessible by either of the two main subway lines and with ample parking nearby.
  • What Instruments Can My Child Study and At What Age?


    Recommended Minimum Age
    Cello Private Lessons 3 years of age
    Double Bass Private Lessons 7 years of age
    Flute Private Lessons 8 years of age
    Guitar Private Lessons 4 years of age
    Piano Private Lessons 4 years of age
    Viola Private Lessons 3 years of age
    Violin Private Lessons 3 years of age
    Voice Private Lessons 9 years of age

    If your child is interested in learning brass, woodwinds or percussion, please learn more about our Band Program here.
  • Choosing the Best Music Lessons for Your Child
    Not sure if private music lessons are right for your child? View this chart to determine the best option for your child!

We’re Here to Answer Your Questions!

Questions about our private music lesson program or other options?  Please complete this form and a member of our staff will be pleased to have a personalized discussion and develop a music learning plan that suits your family’s needs.

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