Why Toronto Music Alliance?

Music doesn’t fit into a square box, so why should music lessons? Our school takes a fun, relevant and modern approach to music with lessons tailored to the student’s individual needs. From classical to jazz, RCM Exams to songwriting, school credits and auditions to Kiwanis festivals, our students’ results and achievements speak for themselves…

Our Programs

Whatever you're looking for, we have you covered at ToMA, from the youngest beginner to university and beyond! Choose from piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, electric bass, guitar, music theory & history, composition, singing & songwriting, chamber music, accompaniment and musicianship…

Online Lessons Now Available

Our experienced faculty is ready to help everyone, from the earliest beginner to the advanced student to the university musician, learn their music. See for yourself how, even when we can't be in the same place, we can achieve your musical goals together…

Online Academy

Toronto Music Alliance is proud to have an established Online Academy program for your music education. Eliminating geographic barriers, students have studied with us from across Toronto, Quebec, and even internationally from places such as the United States and Europe! Many of our faculty have been teaching online for over a decade.

Back to School 2020

Welcome back (or simply welcome!) to Toronto Music Alliance for the 2020--2021 school year! We have a ton to do and share with you over the next 12 months.

We know you probably have a lot of questions about taking music lessons. It's a big decision, and we want to help you feel confident about taking lessons with our community. We always strive to have every detail open and transparent, from the first time you speak with us to your first big musical achievement and beyond! We have listed our most common questions here. If your question isn't answered by any of these links, please contact us! We'll add them to the list. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, our lessons are being run exclusively through our Online Academy; rest assured, though, that we have lesson availablity.

Do you offer in-person lessons?

What programs/instruments do you have?

How do I register online?

How long should my lesson be?

How long should I practice? / I don't have time to practice.

I can't make it after school!

What is your attendance policy?

How does payment work?

Do you rent instruments?

ToMA Children's Choir Starting September 12!

Our ToMA Online Choir - for children ages 6-12 - is gearing up to start rehearsing on Saturday, September 12. The cost for the choir is $270 per term, with two terms during the school year. Rehearsals run from 10-11 Saturday mornings, and rehearse via Google Meet. Feel free to contact us for the link to our rehearsal room, and join in the musical fun! You can join us starting anytime, even partway through the season (we will made adjustments to the fee for later starts).

To see just a small sample of what they do, click Read More to see one of the videos from our Summer Virtual Choir program.

Why Online-Only Lessons?

We've heard from many of you asking both when we will be able to return to in-person lessons, as well as why we are working only online with our students. The first answer is, we don't know. But the second answer is simple: safety. And we have the science to back it up.

ToMA Interview on The New Classical 96FM

Recently, our Director David Stone was interviewed on The New Classical 96FM's afternoon show The Oasis with Mark Wigmore. The discussion was about continuing music education during the pandemic. Our Online Academy is thriving, and we were proud to share some of our experience and expertise with listeners. Thanks to The New Classical 96FM, Mark Wigmore, and Paul Thomas (program director) for the opportunity to promote awareness of the importance of music education!

Take a listen to the interview on their website.

Ensemble in Residence: Millar Piano Duo

Formed by piano faculty (and husband-and-wife team) Greg Millar and Lisa Raposa, The Millar Piano Duo have been wowing audiences for years, Their music ranges from beloved classical works, to modern compositions, to Broadway, and everything in between! Toronto Music Alliance is thrilled to not only have such wonderful faculty members, but to support innovative and talented ensembles. Click on Read More to enjoy a beautiful performance of Milhaud's Scaramouche!

Ensemble in Residence: VC2 Cello Duo

Toronto Music Alliance is proud of our faculty. We have some of the finest musicians in the city on our faculty. These great performers perform in a range of groups in the city, including the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Hamilton Philharmonic and many more. We are thrilled to be able to host some of them in our Ensemble-in-Residence Program. Click on Read More to see the VC2 Cello Duo (with cello faculty Amahl Arulanandam along with his duo partner, Brian Holt) perform an arrangement of Romber's Sonara in e minor...

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What's new

ToMA Children's Choir Starting September 12!

Our ToMA Online Choir - for children ages 6-12 - is gearing up to start rehearsing on Saturday, September 12. The cost for the choir is $270 per term, with two terms during the school year. Rehearsals run from 10-11 Saturday mornings, and rehearse via Google Meet. Feel free to contact us for the link to our rehearsal room, and join in the musical fun! You can join us starting anytime, even partway through the season (we will made adjustments to the fee for later starts).

To see just a small sample of what they do, click Read More to see one of the videos from our Summer Virtual Choir program.

Why Online-Only Lessons?

We've heard from many of you asking both when we will be able to return to in-person lessons, as well as why we are working only online with our students. The first answer is, we don't know. But the second answer is simple: safety. And we have the science to back it up.