Music lessons

Learn to play musical instruments

Music lessons help kids develop into musicians, learning many other skills along the way. Programs teaching piano, guitar, cello, and other instruments are listed below. On this page, you'll find:
A list of programs focused on music training
A second list of programs with some musical instrument training (among other activities)
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Programs specializing in Musical instrument training (37 results)

Classes listed below focus on musical instruments training, including piano, guitar, cello and other music instruments. Browse the following programs and lessons providers, and expand your children’s musical repertoire.

  • Hamilton, ON
  • Age 12 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $300
HamiltonOntario

JAMBASSADORS is a unique weekly performance-based program that exposes students to the “ins and outs” of being in a band. Read more

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  • Hamilton, ON
  • Age 6 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $108
HamiltonOntario

Our award-winning instrumental teachers will help you develop your musicianship, grow your confidence and get qualified. Read more

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  • Burlington, ON
  • Age 5 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $30
BurlingtonOntario

Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced private lessons in piano - become the musician you've always dreamed of being! Read more

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $130
TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

Your child learns essential musical skills while working towards common goals with the other children in this fun camp. Read more

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 6 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $38
TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

Your child will enjoy making music while learning flute skills, exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Read more

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 8 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $38
TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

Students will be inspired by music while learning brass skills, exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Read more

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 8 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $29
TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

Your child will be inspired to make music playing in a band while exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 4 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $100
Online

Your child learns essential musical skills while working towards common goals with the other children in the camp. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $38
Online

Students will be inspired by music while learning brass skills, exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Read more

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 2 to 5 (Coed)
  • From $29
TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

Your child will flourish as they learn fundamental musical skills, explore their creativity and develop life skills. Read more

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $32
TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

Your child will play in a rock band while learning music skills, exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 6 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $38
Online

Your child will be inspired to make music while learning acoustic or electric guitar skills and developing their creativity. Read more

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $38
TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

Your child will be inspired to make music while learning drum skills, exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 10 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $38
Online

Your child will enjoy making music while learning saxophone skills, exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Read more

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 6 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $38
TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

Your child will be inspired to make music while learning acoustic or electric guitar skills and developing their creativity. Read more

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $38
TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

Your child will be inspired to make music while learning cello skills, exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $36
Online

Your child will be inspired to make music while learning violin skills,exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Read more

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $38
TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

Your child will be inspired to make music while learning piano skills, exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Read more

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $38
TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

Your child will be inspired to make music while learning violin skills,exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $38
Online

Your child will enjoy making music while learning clarinet skills, exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 7 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $38
Online

Your child will be inspired to make music while learning drum skills, exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $38
Online

Your child will be inspired to make music while learning cello skills, exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 6 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $38
Online

Your child will enjoy making music while learning flute skills, exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Read more

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $370
TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

Your child will grow as a musician and develop life skills as they play is a real rock band. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $38
Online

Your child will be inspired to make music while learning piano skills, exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Read more

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 8 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $38
TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

Your child will enjoy making music while learning clarinet skills, exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Read more

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $360
TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

Your child learns essential musical skills while working towards common goals with the other children in this fun camp. Read more

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 10 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $38
TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

Your child will enjoy making music while learning saxophone skills, exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Read more

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PROGRAM
Music Lessons
Clarinet Lessons
Mar 03, 2022 - Mar 31, 2025

  • Vaughan, ON
  • Age 6 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $30
VaughanOntario

The Clarinet is one of the youngest instruments in the woodwind family. Learn to play klezmer, jazz and rock! Read more

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PROGRAM
Music Lessons
Bass lessons
Mar 03, 2022 - Mar 31, 2025

  • Vaughan, ON
  • Age 6 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $30
VaughanOntario

Hear why there’s nothing better than slappin’ da bass. Read more

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PROGRAM
Music Lessons
Ukulele Lessons
Mar 03, 2022 - Mar 31, 2025

  • Vaughan, ON
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $30
VaughanOntario

Say aloha to the Ukulele. The perfect instrument for students young and old. Read more

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PROGRAM
Music Lessons
Flute Lessons
Mar 03, 2022 - Mar 31, 2025

  • Vaughan, ON
  • Age 6 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $30
VaughanOntario

The Flute is one of the most breathtaking sounds in the orchestra! Read more

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PROGRAM
Music Lessons
Trumpet Lessons
Mar 03, 2022 - Mar 31, 2025

  • Vaughan, ON
  • Age 6 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $30
VaughanOntario

Learn to play the horn! Read more

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  • Vaughan, ON
  • Age 6 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $30
VaughanOntario

Learn to speak, read and write the language of music! Read more

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PROGRAM
Music Lessons
Violin Lessons
Mar 03, 2022 - Mar 31, 2025

  • Vaughan, ON
  • Age 6 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $30
VaughanOntario

Learn classical techniques as well as Suzuki style with Rockstar Violin Lessons! Read more

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PROGRAM
Music Lessons
Drum Lessons
Mar 03, 2022 - Mar 31, 2025

  • Vaughan, ON
  • Age 6 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $30
VaughanOntario

Remember how awesome playing on pots and pans was? If you thought that was cool, wait until you get behind a real drum set. Read more

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PROGRAM
Music Lessons
Saxophone Lessons
Mar 03, 2022 - Mar 31, 2025

  • Vaughan, ON
  • Age 6 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $30
VaughanOntario

From blues to funk to jazz, learn to rock the sax! Read more

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Programs offering Musical instrument training as an activity (13 results)

Programs with some musical instrument training as part of a broader schedule of camp activities.

PROGRAM
Music
Music Lessons
Dec 07, 2021 - Jun 09, 2022

  • Mississauga, ON
  • Age 6 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $350
MississaugaOntario

Music instruction is provided by our dedicated and talented teachers who are passionate about their craft. Read more

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  • Hamilton, ON
  • Age 6 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $108
HamiltonOntario

Our award-winning voice instructors will help you develop your voice, grow your confidence and get qualified. Read more

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $38
TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

Your child will be inspired to make music while learning vocal skills, exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $38
Online

Your child will be inspired to make music while learning vocal skills, exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Read more

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $38
TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

Your child with special needs will learn musical skills while exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $95
Online

Improve english and language scores, prepare for a test, build confidence in the English language. In-person also available. Read more

,175,5,37,38,287,176,196,2,32,195,344,342,79,129,24,97,270,271,19,virtualprogram,coed,954-192021-06-012021-07-012021-08-012021-09-012021-10-012021-11-012021-12-012022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-012022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-01

  • Mississauga, ON
  • Age 5 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $452
MississaugaOntario

Our unique curriculum will start your child on the road to musical mastery and the love of learning. Read more

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  • Mississauga, ON
  • Age 5 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $512
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Our unique curriculum will start your child on the road to musical mastery and the love of learning. Read more

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Private Music Lessons
Sep 07, 2021 - Jun 30, 2022

  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 5 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $39
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High quality private instruction in piano, voice, guitar, music theory, songwriting, acting, and dance! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $95
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Private or group math sessions and tutoring. Online or in-person. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $95
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Group classes and tutoring for STEM programming (Science, Tech, Engineering and Math). In-person and virtual program options. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $95
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Tutoring for kids and youth. Feel more comfortable speaking, reading and writing in French. Virtual or In-peron available. Read more

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  • Vaughan, ON
  • Age 6 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $30
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Learn the fascinating art of songwriting and composition! Read more

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Music lessons near you

We list kids' music training classes from across the country. Find your city in the list below and browse programs in your area.

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More than just after-school classes

For kids who love learning to play, there are many different ways you can indulge in this passion. See related options below:

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The benefits of musical instrument training

Encouraging children to pursue an interest in music brings a wide array of benefits. Here's a brief look:

Benefits children’s mental development. There’s an ever-growing body of evidence that music training improves a number of brain functions. Kids with musical instrument training do better in school, acquire stronger reading skills, and improve in math. They even score higher in intelligence tests, improving their IQ

Benefits social development and self esteem. As also reported in Scientific American, music training improves kids’ social development and improves their self image. Specifically, the study found high correlations between “self-esteem and interest and involvement in school music.”  

Learn from and meet professional musicians. Children learn by example. Dedicated professional musicians who teach music instrument classes guide children through lessons focusing on technical music skills. Each instructor’s main goal is to celebrate music with their students and inspire future musicians. Having these examples teaches children the value of commitment, passion, responsibility, and of exploring their musical gifts.

Hands-on experimentation develops creativity. With every musical instrument, kids learn as they play. Kids practice musical notes and rhythm while learning skills like fingering techniques. As they practice, they experiment with their instrument. They play with different chord progressions and fundamentals of composition, for example. They learn to push their creative boundaries.

Exploration of musical niches. Students have the opportunity to learn woodwind, string, percussion, or brass instruments. The variety of classes offered allows students to decide where their musical strengths and passions lie. Each musical instrument category requires different skills and produces different sounds. Kids develop a love of music they carry throughout life. 

What your child will learn in musical lessons

Self discipline. Kids are expected to practice for a set amount of time per week. Each student’s improvement is to be demonstrated in class time. Children learn how commitment to a craft helps them improve and move on to more advanced skills like composition.

Techniques specific to each instrument. Each musical instrument has a set of unique techniques that kids learn in class. For example, cello players must learn how the angle of their  bow creates crisper sounds, while flute players must learn to control their breathing as they play. Professional instructors provide kids with detailed instruction, to properly play their instruments.

General musical techniques. There are also some more general techniques that instructors will provide students with. Hand strengthening, sight reading, and playing by ear are all skills that kids will learn in instrument training.

Performance skills. Music recitals and performances are a necessary part of music training. Students practice their instrument and perform to the best of their abilities. They learn to deal with and overcome the anxieties attached to being in front of an audience. They’ll grow in confidence under the tutelage of professional teachers.

Music appreciation. Once kids begin to understand rhythm, tempo, and pitch, they recognize how music can be complicated. Understanding the versatility of music genres and styles helps kids become better musicians. It advances students’ knowledge of musical composition and inspires them to achieve the same complexity in their own work.

Questions to ask music teachers 

Here are questions to ask music lesson teachers listed above, as you browse learning opportunities near you: 

  1. How much experience do instructors have with teaching kids?
  2. How much do they expect kids to practice per day or week?
  3. Are there recitals and who is expected to attend?
  4. Will music theory be involved in this class?
  5. Where should musical instruments be purchased? Is a specific brand or model recommended?

Discover related camps and programs

You can find over 200 different activities listed on our website. Below, we highlight other opportunities to expand on or more deeply develop your musical interest. 

Singing camp builds on kids' musical repertoire. At singing camps, or in singing lessons, they explore their voice. For those who are shy about this, camp provides a supportive environment where they learn to perform to the best of their abilities. 

Performing arts camp builds on the confidence kids gain from music instrument training and recitals. These camps are an excellent way for budding musicians and singers to showcase skills in a fun setting. 

Online music lessons offer the same curriculum as in-person lessons, while they’re more convenient and can be less stressful. 

Dance camp offers kids the chance to develo their understanding of rhythm, tempo, and music style into fancy footwork. Kids will challenge their musicality in these, and dance classes, as they coordinate body movements to music.

More answers and advice from OurKids.net:

Sources and further reading

"Even A Few Years Of Music Training Benefits The Brain." Scientific American. Christie Wilcox.

"Music Education Can Help Children Improve Reading Skills." SAGE Publications. 



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