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Your search for the best piano lessons in Toronto is over! Elite Music Academy offers more amenities than other music schools in Toronto. Instead of regular old piano lessons, we offer a complete education package that nurtures students and provides them ample opportunities to perform, network, and perfect their piano skills. When you walk in our doors, you are treated like family. All of our new students are eligible to rent an electronic piano for free. This allows students to dive right into learning piano without any of the delays you might encounter at other music schools or with private piano teachers.
Our piano teachers are carefully selected from Toronto’s most qualified pianists, based on their musical skills and experience. With our diverse staff, we are able to offer piano lessons in multiple styles including pop, rock, jazz, and classical.
Since we provide the most comprehensive piano lessons in Toronto, students learn to read music, improvise, and perform with other musicians quickly and easily. Our music school provides opportunities to record and perform at exciting venues around Toronto all year long. In the summer, our Toronto Music Camp is an great opportunity to develop musicianship and produce a music video.
When you search “piano lessons Toronto”, there are hundreds of options in the city. If you want the best of the best, there’s only one Elite Music Academy!
Piano Lessons in Toronto: What Makes Us Unique?
- Quality piano lessons with experienced instructors
Our piano teachers are fully accredited with successful careers as musicians.
- Take a trial piano lesson
Meet the piano teacher you’re interested in. Ask questions. Set Goals.
- Free keyboard rental for two months
Don’t buy a piano unless you’re sure piano lessons are right for you.
- Record your piano playing. Show off in front of Toronto.
Record in our professional recording studio or show off on stage.
- Play piano in a rock band
Your’ll love our Summer Camp and year-long Rock Band Course.
- Affordable and Convenient
We’ve got great lesson rates and policies and we’re open 7 days a week.
- Clean and professional
Our tidy music studios are equipped with digital pianos with weighted keys.
All our piano instructors must pass a Vulnerable Sector Check
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Our Piano Teachers
A piping hot blend of timeless jazz sensibilities and groovy, funkified sound synthesis, Nick’s piano playing rests on a tangle of meter changes, dense harmonies and ever-shifting textures – grounded in the past but always looking forward.
Bailey Dalton is a graduate of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts and Triple Threat Performer. At Randolph, she was trained extensively in voice, acting, dance (musical theatre, jazz, tap, ballet) and theory. She feels there is nothing better than passing her passion on to others. It is most important for Bailey that her students leave the class feeling good about his or her work and enjoy what they are learning. It is Bailey’s desire to pass on her knowledge and understanding to her students so that they can become an accomplished musician. Training with Bailey will ensure the student develops a dynamic skill set that will prepare them for multiple dimensions of the industry.
Musical training doesn’t just affect your musical ability — it provides tremendous benefits to everyone’s emotional and behavioral maturation, and particularly to children. Constantly updated by scientific findings on the impact of music training, Constantine combines his own training with many years of teaching experience to tailor lessons around the specific needs of each and every student, creating extraordinary experiences for each. As an award-winning musician with a growing international reputation and following, he maintains a small studio of enthusiastic students, many of which have gone on to win top honors in RCM exams and entrance scholarships in top institutions in North America.
DJP is an Electro/Synthwave artist and musical theatre actress from Toronto. You can hear her original music in movies and TV shows on Netflix, Comedy Central, VH1, and Bravo. Trained in Jazz and honed in Funk and R&B, Dana was lead singer of the Juno Nominated Funk band ‘God Made ME Funky’, and backing vocalist for Juno Award Winning R&B Singer, Jully Black. Dana’s theatre credits include: Mirvish, Nightwood Theatre, Stage West Calgary, and The Musical Stage Company. Dana is a versatile singer/pianist able to cater to your unique individual interest!
A multi-instrumentalist and innovative teacher, Cory has crafted his own unique methods for teaching music over the last ten years. Immersing students in multiple genres, he combines many elements of the fine arts and modern research in cognitive science to ensure that every student has a unique and enriching experience that will direct them towards musical success.
Eric Thorfinnson is a radiantly energetic and thoroughly experienced guitar, bass, piano, and drum teacher from the Toronto area. With a deep knowledge of music theory, composition, and experience touring and teaching all across the US and Canada, he delights in sharing his passion for all the facets of music with his students and watching them grow.
Sarah mixes together equal parts theory and performance work with a touch of silliness to create the perfect recipe for piano and voice students. Sweet with a dash of pizzazz, she loves to inspire a passion for music in beginner students by working on Disney songs, show tunes, and top 40 hits.
A classically-trained pianist and vocalist who is equally at home with pop and musical theatre, Colin will inspire you through an exploration of piano styles, while building technique and musicality. No matter your goals, he will work to lay the foundation for becoming a well-rounded musician and to develop a life-long appreciation for music!
Deena is an opera singer and classically trained pianist who loves to pour her passion into her students. Motivating and encouraging, she also knows how to push her students to their fullest potential. Deena enjoys teaching beginners and moving them into RCM. That said, she recognizes that every student is different and never tries to fit them into a specific mold! In Deena you will get theory, proper technique and lots of laughs!
Gavin holds an Honor’s Degree in Music Theatre Performance from Sheridan College. He is an experienced and versatile vocalist, focusing on Musical Theatre, Pop, Jazz and Classical genres. He has performed in over 30 productions, including appearing on stage at the Stratford Festival. Gavin Teaches both voice and piano and works to tailor lessons to suit each students learning style and goals.
An experienced, well-rounded piano teacher who’s comfortable with a wide range of styles. Recognises and respects that each individual student will have unique tastes, skills and backgrounds and therefore does not adhere to a “one size fits all!” approach to teaching. Believes in maintaining a fun, patient approach when working with students while at the same time encouraging them to test their limits and realise their full potential.
Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, Dylan Rockett, is an honours grad from York University’s Music program and a full-time musician in Toronto. He teaches guitar, bass, ukulele, and piano.
Raechell is an out of the box thinker, creative listener, triple threat, and more! She has a charismatic heart, bubbly personality, loves sign language, and experienced and passionate with all things music!
From leading classical ensembles through his own compositions to keeping the beat at the back of a dance club, Keith Stratton’s musical world knows no bounds. A professional multi-instrumentalist currently based in Toronto, Keith teaches drums, guitar, bass, and piano in pop, rock and R’n’B styles. While his musical abilities are diverse, Keith’s teaching has a sharp focus on communicative playing and listening. Students looking to expand their musical vocabulary and develop their own unique style will enjoy Keith’s fun and imaginative approach!
Melanie is a classically-trained vocalist and pianist originally from Nova Scotia. While she specializes in classical vocal performance, she loves performing and teaching a variety of styles, including musical theatre, jazz, and pop. She feels it is important that her students have fun in their lessons, while also developing healthy techniques, comprehensive understanding, and pride in what they are able to accomplish.
When Ada’s not singing up a storm, she’s acting on television shows, commercials and providing her voice to several popular animated series! Classically-trained, Ada believes in building technique, and having fun! Study with her, and you’ll be singing like a bird! Ada also enjoys working with budding pianists and has a lot of experience preparing students for RCM exams.
Some may consider Mary a chameleon; she is a fun, creative and encouraging teacher who sings, raps, writes songs/poetry, records/mixes vocals, dances, plays piano & guitar, acts, meditates, performs as a Disney Princess, helps aspiring songwriters in their career/creative goals at the Songwriters Association of Canada, and is the author of an inspiring book about mental health and resiliency.
Top Reasons to Learn Piano
1. Learning piano increases cognitive development in kids and adults.
2. Reading piano sheet music improves eye-hand coordination.
3. Tickling the ivories consistently boosts hand agility and fine motor skills.
4. Regular piano practice instils discipline applicable to other areas of life.
5. Playing keyboard can reduce anxiety, stress, and depression.
6. Piano is the best foundational instrument.
7. Keyboard instruments are arguably the easiest to learn.
8. Buying a quality digital piano to learn on is affordable!
9. Keyboards are easily portable.
10. Everyone loves a pianist, especially at Christmas!
Piano Lessons FAQ
Is piano easier to learn than guitar?
It can be, especially for children or adults with little time or patience. But there’s other factors to consider when choosing piano vs. guitar.
Is it better to take classical piano lessons vs. pop, rock, and jazz?
Neither is better. But you should research the difference between classical and contemporary piano lessons ahead of time.
How much should my child practice piano?
Ideally, fifteen minutes every day should be set aside for focused practice sessions away from noise and distractions. Quality is more important than quantity. When students forget to practice, the piano lesson turns into more of a supervised practice session, which wastes money and slows progress down.
Does your music school have piano recitals?
Are there any cognitive benefits to learning piano?
My child has Autism/ADHD. Can piano lessons help?
Do I need to buy a real piano to take lessons?
No way! We offer free rentals for new students for two months. We also sell digital Yamaha pianos lower than other local music shops in Toronto.
At what age should my child start taking piano lessons?
The average age when kids can sit calmly and focus through a 30 minute piano lesson is five. However, if your child shows a lot of musical talent and interest, starting at four is not unheard of. Allow your teacher to select an appropriate piano method book for your child’s age.
What else should I know about learning piano?
We’ve prepared an extensive FAQ here to answer your questions.
How do I find a good piano teacher?
A trial lesson is the best way to determine if a teacher is right for you. During your trial lesson, there are 6 things you should consider when shopping for a piano teacher.
Is it true that it’s never too late to learn piano?
Adults face different challenges than kids when taking piano lessons for the first time. Here some great tips to succeed.
How do I stop my child from practicing piano too fast?
Buy a metronome! It takes some getting used to, but it’ll put the brakes on that runaway freight train tempo and help to stabilize your child’s sense of rhythm. Most digital pianos have a metronome built in. Ask your teacher to use the metronome in the lesson.