Where are you located?

Our school is located at 5601 Wellington Street, at the corner of Osborne Street in a residential neighbourhood of the Verdun borough. Easily accessible by car, there is parking in front of the school and on side streets. The school can also be reached by public transportation: de l’Église metro (green line) + 58 West bus.

What instrument lessons do you offer?

We offer piano, violin, viola, cello, flute, recorder, clarinet, saxophone, guitar, ukulele, harp and singing lessons.

How much do lessons cost?

Fees are detailed on our registration forms and our Fees & Payments page.

Do you rent instruments?

We have a few violins available for rental at $20/month. For other instruments, the teacher can advise concerning purchase or rental options.

Do I have to buy my own music scores?

The school takes care of ordering quality scores at reasonable prices. Scores are distributed to students and invoiced accordingly. A 10% discount is granted on individual scores or books costing more than $20. Students must purchase their scores as photocopies are not permitted.

At what age can my child start music lessons?

A child can start learning an instrument from age 4 or 5. We offer an initiation to music class (group class) for children ages 3 to 6. We recommend enrolling your child to this course first, but it isn't mandatory. A child can start instrument lessons without previously having taken the initiation to music class. For children ages 3 to 6 who enroll in private instrument lessons, this class will be included in their musical training (included in the tuition fee). For children 7 years and older and that are registered for instrument lessons, their musical training is completed with music theory and ear training courses instead.

Do you offer music lessons for adults?

Yes, we strongly encourage them to register !? Click here for more details.

Can one begin lessons in the middle of the year?

Subject to teacher availability, one can begin lessons mid-term. Fee adjustments will be made. Post-dated checks are due at time of registration. For group courses, complete term payment is due at time of registration.

Can I learn two instruments at the same time?

Yes, one can learn two instruments at the same time. However, this entails twice the practice time! For a beginner student, we recommend starting with one instrument only. It will give them time to develop certain technical abilities and learn various basic music concepts.

I only have a small keyboard at home; is it sufficient to start piano lessons?

Small electronic keyboards may resemble pianos, but are far from being the real thing. Although a few basics can be learned on this type of instrument, the student will not be able to properly practice piano techniques such as posture, position and touch. Once lessons have started in earnest, we recommend the purchase of a new or used piano. A used upright piano in good condition does not lose its value when resold if it has been properly maintained. One may also purchase a new traditional or digital piano.