Back to School: How Does Payment Work?

Another one of the big questions we get from new students is, "How do I pay for my lessons?" It's simple, fair and easy to understand.

Methods of Payment

Due to the COVID-19 situation, all lessons at Toronto Music Alliance are being conducted through our Online Academy. Because we cannot process any in-person payments, we are pleased to offer credit card payments using Visa, MasterCard and even Discover Card. In addition, we can accept Interac etransfers for bulk payments.

Do I Have to Pay All At Once?

Not at all! Most of our students choose to break up their invoices into simple monthly payments. These can be processed easily and automatically via credit card.

If you do choose to pay all at once via Interac etransfer, we offer a 2% discount off your account invoice, so feel free to consider this option!

Can I Pay for Lessons One-at-a-Time?

No, but we have good reasons. To be honest, we have so many students that we couldn't keep track of that many payments flying in week after week. Second, it works hand-in-hand with our attendance policy to ensure that student lessons proceed smoothly and simply. Finally, it simplifies your life to not have to worry about remembering a payment every time you come in.

Am I Locked In for the Whole Year?

Again, not at all! Unlike many other schools that pre-book you for a large block of time, we only ask that you give us four weeks' written notice if you have to stop (this is also in our attendance policy). We will then pro-rate your invoice down to the time you would be stopping and close out the account.

This All Seems Way Too Simple.

Well, we try to keep the administration to a minimum here at ToMA. You're not here to talk about the admin (though we're always happy to chat or answer any questions or concerns you have!) but to enjoy being part of a thriving musical community. If there is any information here that is missing, let us know and we will be sure to update this post with your questions.

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.

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.