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About The Academy

About the Academy

About Taylor Academy

The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists has been providing high-calibre musical training for exceptional young musicians for over three decades.

The Royal Conservatory first created The Young Artists Performance Academy for extraordinary young musicians aged eight to eighteen. Built on the philosophy that young talent, when properly nurtured and expertly trained, can become exceptional. Today, The Taylor Academy is recognized as one of the finest training programs for young artists in North America.

On April 4, 2013 The Royal Conservatory announced a transformational gift from Phil and Eli Taylor. In honour of this extraordinary contribution The Royal Conservatory’s Young Artists Performance Academy was named The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists.

Our comprehensive program has developed the performance skills, musicianship, and academic excellence of its students, creating artists, teachers, and cultural leaders. Graduates of the program include many of Canada’s leading performing artists, such as Stewart Goodyear, Yi-Jia Susanne Hou, and Jan Lisiecki. Individuals who have achieved success and recognition around the world and allowed Canada to take its place among global leaders in the performing arts.

Help develop the next generation of great artists: to support scholarships, please contact the Senior Director, Major Gifts and Stewardship, or make an online gift today.



Get to Know Our Faculty

The Taylor Academy provides exceptional teaching by dedicated faculty. As part of their training, students are assigned to a private studio with one of our esteemed instrumental faculty.