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  • Type:
    Day camp, After-school / weekend classes
  • Focus:
    Music (multi)
  • Cost:
    $20 to $74/week
  • Ages:
    1 to 18
  • Gender:
    Coed
  • Main language:
  • Capacity:
    Varies
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  • Summary Profile

    About Willowdale School of Music

    We are a music school located in the heart of North York close to Yonge St & Empress Ave. We are accessible by car and public transit, there is ample GreenP parking close to us. We offer private music lessons (violin, piano, voice, guitar & ukulele), Baby & Toddler Music Classes and day camps. Since 2012, Willowdale School of Music has been giving kids the tools and skills to change the world for the better through enjoyable, educational and engaging music lessons and camps. Our private students range in age from 0 - 60 years, and learn a variety of different musical styles on all our instruments such as classical, jazz, blues, pop and rock. Day campers participate in musical games, activities, outdoor time, arts & crafts and making music.

    • Special needs: Not available
    • LGBTQ+ friendly community


    COVID-19 Response 

    Masks are optional in the school for students, teachers and accompanying family members. If you feel sick, please stay home and request an online lesson or contact your teacher to cancel the lesson. All individuals in the teaching studio must be comfortable being unmasked or masks must be worn.

    Everyone is expected to self-screen for COVID-19 prior to entering the building by asking the following questions found on our COVID-19 Policies page: https://www.willowdaleschoolofmusic.com/covidpolicies

    Anyone who attends in-person lessons or enters our buildings while exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will be sent home and the lesson forfeited. If you have to miss a lesson due to quarantine, symptoms or exposure, please notify your teacher directly with at least 12-hours notice to switch to online lessons until you are able to return to in-person lessons.

    -Doorknobs, piano keys and other surfaces will be wiped down regularly -Hand sanitizer is readily available -Air purifiers are in every studio and regularly filter air during the day. We keep the system clean and up-to-date for the safety of all staff, students and visitors -Social distancing is recommended (minimum 6 feet apart) -Group classes are capped at 6

    All of our in-person teachers have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals attending in-person lessons are not required to be vaccinated, but all individuals who are able to get vaccinated are strongly encouraged to do so.

    View recent COVID-19 updates from Willowdale School of Music


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  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; Willowdale School of Music currently has 11 programs available.

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    Name
    Type/Gender
    Specialty
    Location
    Date
    Bus
     Cost
    Email
    Class/league/program
    Coed
    Ages: 8 - 18+
    Guitar, Musical instrument training
    $37 to $925
    Willowdale, Toronto, ON
    5193A Yonge St
    Dec 08, 2022-Jun 30, 2023$37 - $925
    Guitar
    Virtual Program
    Coed
    Ages: 8 - 18+
    Guitar, Musical instrument training
    $37 to $925
    Willowdale, Toronto, ON
    5193a Yonge Street
    Dec 08, 2022-Jun 30, 2023$37 - $925
    Guitar
    Class/league/program
    Coed
    Ages: 4 - 18+
    Piano, Musical instrument training
    $37 to $925
    Willowdale, Toronto, ON
    5193A Yonge St
    Dec 08, 2022-Jun 30, 2023$37 - $925
    Piano
    Virtual Program
    Coed
    Ages: 5 - 18+
    Piano, Musical instrument training
    $37 to $925
    Willowdale, Toronto, ON
    5193a Yonge Street
    Dec 08, 2022-Jun 30, 2023$37 - $925
    Piano
    Class/league/program
    Coed
    Ages: 5 - 18+
    Guitar, Musical instrument training
    $37 to $925
    Willowdale, Toronto, ON
    5193A Yonge St
    Dec 08, 2022-Jun 30, 2023$37 - $925
    Guitar
    Virtual Program
    Coed
    Ages: 5 - 18+
    Guitar, Musical instrument training
    $37 to $925
    Willowdale, Toronto, ON
    5193a Yonge Street
    Dec 08, 2022-Jun 30, 2023$37 - $925
    Guitar
    Class/league/program
    Coed
    Ages: 4 - 18+
    String, Musical instrument training
    $37 to $925
    Willowdale, Toronto, ON
    5193A Yonge St
    Dec 08, 2022-Jun 30, 2023$37 - $925
    String
    Virtual Program
    Coed
    Ages: 5 - 18+
    String, Musical instrument training
    $37 to $925
    Willowdale, Toronto, ON
    5193a Yonge Street
    Dec 08, 2022-Jun 30, 2023$37 - $925
    String
    Class/league/program
    Coed
    Ages: 5 - 18+
    Vocal Training / Singing, Musical instrument training
    $37 to $925
    Willowdale, Toronto, ON
    5193A Yonge St
    Dec 08, 2022-Jun 30, 2023$37 - $925
    Vocal Training / Singing
    Virtual Program
    Coed
    Ages: 5 - 18+
    Vocal Training / Singing, Musical instrument training
    $37 to $925
    Willowdale, Toronto, ON
    5193a Yonge Street
    Dec 08, 2022-Jun 30, 2023$37 - $925
    Vocal Training / Singing
    Class/league/program
    Coed
    Ages: 1 - 3
    Music (multi)
    $20 to $240
    Willowdale, Toronto, ON
    5193A Yonge St
    Jan 11-Mar 11$20 - $240
    Willowdale, Toronto, ON
    5193A Yonge St
    Mar 20-Jun 30$20 - $240
    Musical instrument training

  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    User reviews of Willowdale School of Music  — Read all 9 reviews


    Love the Willowdale School of Music!
    Aisha Shah (Parent)

    Love the Willowdale School of Music! My daughter started virtual singing lessons last year and eagerly waits for classes. The teachers are not only friendly towards the children but also have a very wide and deep knowledge of Music, singing and instruments. We just signed her up for piano lessons as well because she loves the lessons so much ... Read More

    My daughter improves in her piano lessons
    Ximena Vales Flores (Parent)

    My Girl loves her piano lessons and her improvement is amazing all the time

    My daughter is confident and joyful in her music lessons
    Yuko Nagamoto (Parent)

    If someone worry about which violin school is good one for their kids. Please just go taking a trial lesson at Willowdale School of Music first! My daughter has learned a violin less than 1 year in Japan, but she seemed to be very nervous and get wet with her hands, even the teacher was not strict. I just think some kids need learning it little by little. The school I could feel it is The Willowdale School of Music. Sara who is a violin teacher and director as well is amazing and grasp how to enjoy playing it with teaching skill. Now my daughter never get wet with her hands even she plays it in front of people. She seems to have some confident and joyful with music ... Read More

    We had a great trial lesson
    Joanna James (Parent)

    Thank you Willowdale School of Music for a great trial lesson for my daughter. She was resistant at the idea of learning an instrument but after meeting her teacher and learning about the violin through some fun actitivies she left the building really excited to learn more about music. A great positive start to a new adventure in music ... Read More

    Our teacher is patient and encouraging
    Margo Murley (Parent)

    Jahred is a great guitar teacher. He’s very patient and encouraging with my son. It is a pleasure to sit in the waiting room, hearing the lesson sounds from each room as many students are learning either piano, guitar, or violin ... Read More

    Our son loves his guitar lessons
    Sarah Dicks (Parent)

    As relative newcomers to Willowdale School of Music, we are so happy to have found you. Our 14 year-old son has been taking guitar lessons with Adrien and absolutely loves it. Adrien has such a positive personality and is so encouraging as a teacher. He also provides lesson plans for at-home practice and sends us progress reports which have been really helpful. Our son loves playing the guitar and practices willingly. Thanks to everyone at WSM, especially Adrien, for the fantastic experience ... Read More

    My children LOVE WSM
    Catherine Vescio (Parent)

    I cannot say enough good things about the Willowdale School of Music. We have been at this school for over a year now and both my children LOVE it. They are aged 7 and 9 years of age and are learning to play the piano and violin. They have also joined the summer camps here and will return again. There is a sense of family and community here at the school and the music curriculum and teachers are wonderful. There have been many opportunities for the children to showcase their emerging talents at concerts hosted by the school. The school has many incentives to keep the children motivated. The teachers have a beautiful way with my children and their needs. I was so impressed that I joined the school as an adult learner for singing lessons and have not been disappointed. I would highly recommend the Willowdale School of Music ... Read More

    Great progress with new students
    Grace Wong (Parent)

    We have been with WSM for 6 months now and as brand new students, the kids' progresses have been phenomenal! We started lessons with Ms.Lori who was amazing and due to scheduling, now we are with Ms.Deborah who is just as amazing and patient! Apart from enjoying their lessons, kids also enjoy having performance opportunities to showcase their talent and hard work. Overall a great experience with this music school ... Read More

    Adult student learning the violin
    Diana Grant (Camper)

    I'm an adult beginner learning the violin, and have been learning from Sarah for about five months now. I'm glad to have found her. She's a gifted teacher! Sarah is very knowledgeable, uses analogies and looks for fun tips and tricks to help you learn, and it's obvious that she is committed to her students' learning. She's funny, and makes me laugh every lesson. :) She is thorough and has high standards, which I appreciate, but she also makes learning enjoyable. Whether you're looking for a violin or a viola teacher for your child or for yourself. I highly recommend Sarah be that teacher. : ... Read More

  • Location & Site Details

    Address

    Willowdale, Toronto
    5193A Yonge St, North York, Ontario, M2N 5P7
    Willowdale, Toronto
    5193a Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 5P7
    Online
    Virtual Program

  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Sarah Murley-Hauser, Director & Owner

    Welcome to the Willowdale School of Music community! Founded in 2012, Willowdale School of Music has grown from being just myself driving around to student’s houses as the Richmond Hill Suzuki Studio, to an ever expanding multi-instrument music school in the heart of North York. 

    Regardless of lesson location, WSM’s “Why” has always been the same: The best music lessons teach children more than just how to play their musical instrument, they give children the skills and tools to change the world for the better. Put very simply, when we give children music lessons, we are making the world a better place for everyone.

    When I was 3 years old, I started asking for violin lessons, and I kept asking until I was 6 years old and my parents gave in. I know that when I started violin lessons, I started practicing the skills necessary to become a better human being. As I learned how to play the violin, I learned:⠀

    • the process of working hard, failing then succeeding over and over again⠀
    • learning how to play and work with other people in a group⠀
    • how to think critically and uniquely⠀
    • how to look at a problem and figure out how to achieve success⠀
    • that hard work isn't something negative⠀
    • how to create goals and manage failure⠀
    • that if I put my mind to it, success is inevitable for me⠀
    • how to be present in the moment⠀
    • how to take printed notes on a page and breathe life and colour into them⠀
    • trust myself and the process that I put effort into⠀

    As I become more and more invested in making the world a better place, all these skills I gained through learning the violin come in hand. ⠀

    To be someone who wants to change the world, you need to:⠀

    • think big picture⠀
    • have empathy towards other people who might not think or feel the same as you⠀
    • be present
    • think outside the box and creatively⠀
    • work effectively with other people⠀

    And finally, when you are working toward making the world a better place, you will fail, and so you need to be resilient in failure, get back up again and try again. Music taught me that. ⠀

    So I started WSM, because I believe to the depths of my being that music makes me a better person, thus I am responsible to share that with others and give the next generation the tools they need to continue the work left to do on to make the world a better place.⠀

    No matter what instrument, how young or old, or how much you know about music already, there is a spot for you at Willowdale School of Music.

    I can’t wait to meet you at Willowdale School of Music!

     

    Warmly,

    Sarah Murley-Hauser | Director of Willowdale School of Music

     

    Book a free trial lesson to get started: https://www.willowdaleschoolofmusic.com/trials

    Contact us for more information: [email protected]



    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does Willowdale School of Music have good reviews?
    We've collected reviews from past attendees. Read 9 reviews of Willowdale School of Music here.

    What types of programs does Willowdale School of Music offer?
    Willowdale School of Music runs: year-round programs, virtual programs. Programming specializes in: Guitar, Musical instrument training, Piano, String, Vocal Training / Singing, Music (multi). Browse the program calendar for rates and dates.

    What age does Willowdale School of Music start?
    Willowdale School of Music has programs for children aged 1 to 18.

    How much does it cost to attend Willowdale School of Music?
    Fees to attend Willowdale School of Music range from $20 to $74/week.

    Does Willowdale School of Music offer support for children with special needs?
    Willowdale School of Music does not offer support for children with special needs.

    Does Willowdale School of Music offer busing?
    No, Willowdale School of Music does not offer transportation.



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