Here at CMC, you will be among friends and families where you will learn, discover, explore, and fall in love with music. Whether you are a child or an adult, we will help you grow your talents and help you achieve all of your musical goals. We will make this journey a beautiful and inspiring one.
1. We have the most qualified, experienced and caring teachers in the Roncesvalles area.
We currently have 28 professional and caring teachers, who are fully dedicated to helping you meet your personal musical goals. Our teachers teach all styles of music, all levels of RCM grades and university preparation and coaching levels: from beginners to advanced students, for kids to adults.
2. We offer private lessons in several different instruments all under one roof.
Piano, acoustic & electric guitar, electric bass, violin, viola, double bass, woodwinds, drums and voice: the convenience speaks for itself, being able to register siblings in different music lessons at the same time or one child in lessons for 2 instruments. We only offer one-on-one instrumental and vocal lessons to ensure you are getting the best personalized instruction.
3. Your first lesson is FREE.
We want to ensure there’s a good fit between student and teacher. Come in and meet with a teacher to talk about your musical goals and have a free trial lesson to ensure you both work well together.
4. We offer small group classes for pre-schoolers.
Preschoolers are generally not ready for private lessons, so they have the opportunity to learn basic musical concepts through our young children's group classes. We have a maximum of 8 students per class.
5. We have a beautiful and inspiring space.
CMC has a large, clean, professional and welcoming musical home. Our waiting area has comfortable couches with a kitchen area where coffee, tea and snacks can be purchased at reasonable prices. You can surely make yourself comfortable in our lobby area which has children’s books, free WiFi and counter space where kids can do homework while they wait. We find this is a special space that inspires new friendships in our neighbourhood with parents and children connecting with each other each week.
6. Our music studios are spacious and have everything you need.
Each studio at CMC is newly renovated, spacious with windows for natural light, and soundproofed walls and doors with observation windows. All of our studios are well-equipped with professional Yamaha U1 acoustic upright pianos, guitars amps, patch cords and other professional gear, so all you have to bring is your own instrument. Our Rock Band classroom has a full drum kit, keyboard, microphones and amps – everything you need! Our office has a small ‘bookstore’ where music books that your teacher recommends can be conveniently purchased.
7. We hold music recitals twice a year.
Every December and May we offer our students the opportunity to participate in our student recitals. This is a wonderful way for students to gain performance experience in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. All our recitals are optional, free, and family and friends are all welcome to attend.
8. We believe communication is key.
We emphasize open communication between parent, student and teacher. Our teachers communicate with parents after each lesson if they are present, and are open to be reached by parents through email or by phone at our school. Quarterly newsletters are emailed to all our CMC families to keep them abreast of what’s happening in our community. We have administrators in the office 6 days a week to assist our families and students with their needs.
9. We continually give back to our wonderful community.
We are located in the heart of Roncesvalles Village in Toronto, voted as one the ‘Top Great Places in Canada’ in 2012! The streetcar stop is conveniently located one block south of us. Our Children’s Choir sings for elderly patients at our local hospital a couple of times a year; our Suzuki Strings groups also play for hospital patients, and students and teachers play for the ‘Roncy Rocks’ street festival and Howard Public School’s Fall Fete each year. As a music school, we donate several silent auction certificates to local public schools and charitable causes, and hold an annual 'Music For a Cause' benefit concert to raise money for various causes. We love our community and feel it’s important to give back.
10. We have a proven track record of excellence.
Since we opened in 1997, we have provided the finest musical education to thousands of students. Visit our Testimonial Page to see what our students are saying. We also have a YouTube channel showing our students’ performances.
11. We are an environmentally conscious business.
At CMC we are conscious of our ecological footprint. We compost in our kitchen area, recycle, and use energy efficient light bulbs throughout our building. Our toilets have the option for a large or small flush to conserve water, and we have Brita jugs filled with water in the fridge in our waiting area for families instead of offering bottled water.
12. We ensure that learning music is FUN!
We are parents too, so we know the challenges and solutions for kids to learn music in a structured but fun way. We also make learning music fun for our adult students!