Will I learn how to read music?
Absolutely. For piano and guitar lessons, we offer varying modules that can help you understand the intricacies of music theory and read the notes on your sheet.
What is your policy on lesson cancellations?
At Academy of Music, we understand that unexpected events can arise. As long as you notify your teacher 24 hours in advance, a make-up lesson will be given. We offer a maximum of 3 make-up lessons per year.
Which instrument should I choose?
This is a personal choice, but it can be tough to decide with so many options available! It’s a good idea to consider what kinds of music you like so that you can emulate your preferred genre using your instrument of choice. When you’re passionate about what you create, you’ll find it easier to absorb the material of the lessons. Pick an instrument that inspires you the most.
What are your rates?
Please visit our Tuition & Policies page for our current rates.
Do you offer online lessons?
Yes! Learning online means that you can study music in the safest way possible. There are many advantages to online music lessons, the main one being that they are extremely convenient. You can practice immediately following the lesson instead of having to wait until you drive home. By using your computer, you can record lessons for easy playback at a future date. If your parents or siblings used to drive you to the studio, they will enjoy the fact that they won’t need to anymore.
Are your lessons only for children, or are they also offered for adults?
We teach a variety of lesson plans that will cater to any skill level. Depending on your goals, we adjust our curriculum to match your desired outcome. Music is enjoyable at all ages! From young children to seniors, our instructors are adept at teaching all ages and levels of students.
What month of the year do you offer music lessons?
Our music lessons correspond to the school calendar. They begin during the week of Labour Day (First Monday in September) and conclude at the end of June. We also offer summer music lessons on a limited basis.
What are the benefits of music lessons?
Whether you want to take up a new hobby or hone your craft, learning music is an experience that enriches your life. It helps build a sense of community in social settings, where many people can join in on a freestyle jam or sing-along. For children, learning music will expand their cognitive and imaginative abilities. You’ll hear songs in an entirely different way once you understand the mechanics behind the music. It also teaches patience, since mastering an instrument requires practice and discipline.
What instrument do you recommend for a beginner?
Selecting your first instrument to play music with can be challenging. You want to pick one that calls to you, but isn’t so difficult that learning to play it feels impossible. Many people choose to start with the piano or guitar. These instruments are versatile enough that they suit many different music preferences, and our music lesson plans can be tailored for those who are just starting out.
How do I register?
Head over to our registration page to register online today! Whether it’s the middle of the month or the beginning, you can join at any time.