Rates and Fees
PIANO, GUITAR VIOLIN, VIOLA, UKULELE
From $27.50/ 30 min Private Class
45 minute and 60 minute classes also available
From $ 27.50/30 min Private class
45 minute and 60 minute classes also available
Monthly payment by VISA, MC, AMEX, PAYPAL, or Cheques
St. Margaret’s Church
Class Rooms with wireless Internet
Spacious and open all with acoustic pianos.
Auditorium / Stage
Fully equipped with wooden floor (dancing) professional sound and recording system, Grand piano and Hammond B3 organ
Yamaha Grand piano, live acoustics, and Casavant Pipe Organ
Free Parking on Sixth Street & TTC Islington and Lakeshore(Streetcar and Buses )
Private Piano Lessons
Our Sherway Academy of Music schools offer piano lessons for students of all ages and abilities from beginners to very advanced students. We offer every style of piano lessons from classical to jazz and pop. We have students who want to play just for fun and students who excel with the Royal Conservatory of Music curriculum. As we have so many piano teachers on staff we are able to match students with a teacher that works best with their particular age, ability and interest. We start piano lessons from age 5 onwards. Before age 5 we recommend our group preschool music program or our pre-piano private lessons. Our piano lessons are all private one-on-one instruction and lesson lengths are 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 1 hour. While our piano lessons are all private, parents are more than welcome to sit in on their child’s lessons. For our advanced piano students we have teachers with master’s degrees in piano who can prepare them for university entrance or to complete their certification with the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Voice, Drama Lessons
We have many students who take voice or singing lessons at our schools. Our voice lessons are all private on-one-one instruction. Students sing all kinds of music from their favorite artists to classical arias. Our voice teachers all have a college or university degree in music specializing in voice and sing everything from pop and jazz to opera. Our teachers all have performance backgrounds as well. Just a sample of what a student will learn in singing lessons includes how to breathe properly, how to increase their range, proper pitch, how to project and stage presence. Our schools offer 2 optional performance opportunities each year with our Christmas recital, and Spring Showcase. We provide a professional accompanist who rehearses with the students and plays for them at the recitals. Many of our students also perform at local festivals.
Guitar, Bass, Ukulele Lessons
Our private guitar lessons include acoustic, electric and bass guitar. We have an excellent guitar teaching staff and teach guitar lessons in everything from rock to jazz, classical to pop, Spanish to chording. Many of our teachers actively perform in bands. Our guitar teachers have college or university music degrees so they know the proper theory and technique no matter if a student is interested in metal or in classical. Guitar lessons at our schools are enhanced by the opportunity of learning how to jam with other musicians in a rock band setting or how to perform solo in one of our recitals. No matter what type of guitar lessons you are interested in, we have the teachers to help you. Typically a student would be 8 before starting guitar lessons, due to their hand size, but some younger students start with a junior sized guitar.
Violin, Fiddle, (Celtic) and Viola, Lessons
Our strings program offers private instruction in violin. Our private violin lessons start as young as age 5. We have students of all ages from adults to children. For younger children we highly encourage a parent to sit in on the lesson to help the student at home with things such as posture and hand positioning. We supplement our private violin, lessons with fun ensembles (Songwriters, Rock Camp) or fiddling groups that play in our recitals. Our students who chose to do the Royal Conservatory system consistently score very high on their examinations. Our violin, teachers have university or college degrees in their instrument and many perform regularly with local orchestras or bands. Basic restrictions are usually due strictly to the size of the child – e.g. hand size for piano or lung capacity for brass and woodwinds.
Well, another successful event for the Sherway Academy!! I just wanted to thank you so much for a wonderful concert. It is no small feat to pull that kind of event together and I really appreciate how much support you give the kids and how well designed the program is. It is such a pleasure to watch the kids perform.
Thanks again for all of the work you and your teachers put in to the concert - it is very gratifying as a parent to see the lessons come to fruition in such lovely performances.”