Dr. Megumi Okamoto

BMus (Indiana University), Artist Diploma (GGS), MMus Performance (U of T), MMus Theory (U of T), DMa (U of T)

Megumi started playing the piano in Japan at the age of three and studied at the Toho School of Music since early childhood. Having moved to the U.S. at the age of twelve, she has won numerous awards, including first place in Young Artist's Competition at Bozeman State University, first place in Yamaha Music Competition in State Division, and Gold and Silver winner in Spokane Arts and Music Festival. She was a guest soloist performing with Glacier Symphony Orchestra and with Billings Symphony Orchestra. In 2010 She performed with University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

She is an active chamber musician with a wide range of repertoire, with a particularly extensive knowledge in viola music. She has worked as a collaborative artist at Indiana University, University of Toronto, Royal Conservatory of Music and Morningside Music Bridge festival in Calgary. She has collaborated with opera singer Takako Yanagida Lordly on various projects, such as a fundraising concert at Glenn Gould studio, and the recording of the CD "Sakura" for the National Association of Japanese Canadians Cultural Development Program.

She enjoys working with students ranging from beginner to university levels in piano performance, composition, and keyboard harmony and ear training, with experience ranging from private lessons to group classes consisting of 6-8 year old children.

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The Perfect Gift: The ToMA Holiday Bundle

Are you thinking of getting someone you know a musical instrument this holiday season, like a new guitar, keyboard or cello? Does your child love to sing and you want to encourage them? Don't forget to add some of the best-quality instruction in the GTA! We want to help everyone give one of the greatest gifts of all: the gift of Music. (And they're online too; you can redeem them from anywhere!)

Here for the Holidays, we have created a special 4-pack of lessons along with a gift certificate at a very special price. It's perfect for giving, or to give to yourself! We have a large variety of programs available, with lessons every day of the week. And, as a special surprise, anyone who continues lessons after completing their Holiday Bundle will receive a bonus from us at Toronto Music Alliance. (We'll let that be a secret for those who join!)

The ToMA Holiday Bundle offer ends January 15, so contact us today for all the details.

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.