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…

Lesson FAQs

Thank you for looking to Toronto Music Alliance for your music education and community!

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?

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.

Claude Watson Arts Program

Toronto Music Alliance is proud to support the Claude Watson Arts Program. We have had many students grow and develop through this rich program (and some of us are alumni of the program).

Earl Haig Secondary School opened its doors to the Claude Watson Arts Program in 1982. This program is designed to serve students possessing special talents with specialized learning opportunities. Though a challenging arts and academic program, our students develop their creative and academic potential to the fullest.

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.

New & notable

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.