New Additions to the ToMA Faculty

Toronto Music Alliance is thrilled to announce our newest faculty members, Sarah Davidson-Gurney and Milen Petzelt Sorace!

Ms. Davidson-Gurney recently completed her Master's degree in violin performance at York University. A student of Jacques Israelievich, her talented performance ability as well as great teaching experience will be an invaluable addition to the ToMA instrumental offerings. Also, Sarah is offering the co-requisite Music History courses for Royal Conservatory Grades nine through ARCT. 

Mr. Petzelt-Sorace will also be helping to fill in the co-requisite courses, offering new theory students a chance to learn the fundamentals in a fun, modern way. (He was a student of David Stone's, after all!) Also, Milen is able to teach budding composers multiple techniques regarding composition and arranging. His stylistic breadth ranges from traditional string quartets to progressive rock ensembles and almost everything in between. 

For more information about these new teachers, check out their bio pages on the Faculty page of the website.

With these additions, Toronto Music Alliance is now able to offer every single co-requisite course for Royal Conservatory, from prelinimary rudiments to counterpoint and analysis, as well as all history courses. 

Welcome, Sarah and Milen!

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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.