David Stone

BMus Composition, University of Toronto

David Stone is the founder of Toronto Music Alliance.

Mr. Stone has been composing for classical ensembles and various forms of digital media for many years. David received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto, where he studied composition and orchestration with Christos Hatzis, Chan Ka Nin, and the late John Hawkins.

Artists who have commissioned and performed his works include the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, the Gryphon Trio and the Penthelia Singers. They have been broadcast on CBC radio, and have been premiered in Canada, the United Stated and Europe. In addition, his works for television and multimedia have been heard across North America. As a performer, David has been studying and performing double bass and piano for over 30 years.

David has been teaching for over 10 years, and is a vibrant, enthusiastic motivator for students of all ages. His belief of "Making Music Make Sense" was the founding principle for Toronto Music Alliance. He lives in Toronto with his wife, two kids and bunny rabbits.

As the Director of Toronto Music Alliance, David oversees all programs and staff. David also is the Registrar and Administrative head at the school. He can assist new students looking to enroll in our programs as well as questions and billing from current students. Feel free to contact him for any of your music needs!

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.