Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass)

The Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass comprise the String Family of instruments. String instruments are among the oldest and most revered of the orchestra. They are capable of producing almost every sound to elicit almost every emotion. From sweet dulcet tones to soaring romantic melodies, the string family is among the most versatile instruments today.

Our teachers have studied their instruments for many years, and have been involved in many orchestras and ensembles. As well as being in the Annex Quartet, our Strings Faculty have performed with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company Orchestra and the National Ballet Orchestra among others. They have performed on almost every continent and in prestigious concert halls like Carnegie Hall in New York. Most importantly, they are thrilled to share their passion for their instruments with students, helping students prepare for any musical endeavour.

In addition, Toronto Music Alliance is pleased to offer in-house instrument rentals through Remenyi House of Music. Please let us know if you require an instrument. We will be happy to set you up with the right instrument for your needs!

Our Strings Teachers

Yosef Tamir (Violin, Viola)

Amahl Arulanandam (Cello)

David Stone (Double Bass)

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.