Summer Lessons: A Primer

Now that the weather has finally changed, it's time to talk Summer! Lessons, that is. At Toronto Music Alliance, we're open all year round. Read on to find out how things work when the mercury rises.

Naturally, many of you will be taking vacations (or, at least a staycation). But if students vanish for the entire summer, there is often a period of several weeks while we "dust off the cobwebs" - musically speaking - when students return in the fall. Even if you aren't around for the entire summer, a lesson here and there will help keep things fresh and maintained.

For those who are around all season long, we would encourage you to continue working towards your musical goals. Some students have even chosen to take additional lessons, or new subjects (such as working ahead on theory, or trying a different instrument out of curiosity; we have lots to choose from!).

We can also accommodate daytime lessons and irregular attendance, as most people tend to be more flexible over the summer. For this flexibility, we alter our attendance policy especially for summer lessons, between July 1st and Labour Day. If you cannot attend your lesson, we require 24 hours notice, otherwise the lesson will be charged.

However, should you miss a lesson with notice, any unused lessons can be transferred to your yearly invoice starting in September.

We look forward to seeing both current students and fresh faces in the warmer months!

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.