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Your search for the best piano lessons in Toronto is over!

Elite Music Academy offers more amenities than other music school in Toronto. Instead of regular old piano lessons, we offer a complete education package that nurtures students and provides them with ample opportunities to perform, network, and perfect their piano skills. When you walk through 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.

Piano lessons are one of the first types of music lessons parents think of because the piano provides the perfect foundation. Students will develop their musical ear while improving their hand-eye (as well as feet) coordination. Once they have mastered the classical piano, they can move on to other styles they may prefer, including jazz piano, Gospel music, and synthesized music. Although, the piano may not be the right instrument for you or your child. Working with a Toronto piano teacher will help you find out if another instrument is calling your name.

Now Available: Online Piano Lessons 

If you’re interested in learning how to play piano, but would prefer to take lessons from home, then we have a solution for you. Elite Music Academy now offers online piano lessons! Whether you’re from Toronto or not, now you have the opportunity to connect with some of the most experienced and talented musicians available. Pick your time, pick your teacher, and get started! We even offer a free 30-minute trial lesson to help you find the perfect fit.

Check out our Online Music Lessons page for more information on how you can get started today!  

Piano Lessons with Toronto’s Best 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 lessons in Toronto, students learn to read music, improvise, and perform with other musicians quickly and easily. Elite’s teachers track and assess each student’s progress, introducing them to a more advanced curriculum when they are ready. We strive to ensure that they stay challenged and passionate. 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 a great opportunity to develop musicianship and produce a music video.

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Nick Maclean Piano Synth Lessons Toronto

Nick Maclean

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 Singing Piano Lessons Toronto

Bailey Dalton

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.

Constantine Caravassilis Piano Composition Lessons Toronto

Constantine Caravassilis

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.

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Dana Jean Phoenix

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!

Cory Hill - Voice Guitar Ukulele Piano Teacher Toronto

Cory Hill

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.

Madison Hayes Crook Contemporary Classical Musical Theatre Vocal Voice Singing Lessons Toronto

Madison Hayes-Crook

Madison is a Toronto based triple threat firecracker. Known best for her portrayal as Cinderella in the National Tour of “Disenchanted” and as Elle Woods in the Toronto production of “Legally Blonde: The Musical.” Madison is thrilled to bring her passion for performance and music to the next generation of performers. Bubbly and driven Madison gives her students the technical and performance skills they need to help them reach their goals in a safe, fun environment.

Mary Mendoza Vocal Teacher Toronto R&B Soul Lessons

Mary Mendoza

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.

Dylan Rockett Toronto Music Lessons Guitar Bass Drums Ukulele Piano Trumpet

Dylan Rockett

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.

Deena Nicklefork Toronto Music Teacher Voice Piano

Deena Nicklefork

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 Tessier Toronto Piano Vocal Musical Theatre Teacher

Gavin Tessier

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.

Brendan Curry Music Teacher Piano Guitar Drums Rock Band

Brendan Curry

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.

Camila Milla teaches guitar, ukulele, and piano lessons in Toronto

Camila Milla

Camila is a passionate electric guitar player, music composer, film music writer and teacher. With experience in a large variety of music styles, she loves to challenge her self and her students to new levels of fun and performance. She enjoys teaching piano, ukulele and guitar, so either you are a beginner or an advanced get ready to rock your instrument!

Denise Fung teaches classical harp and piano lessons in Toronto

Denise Fung

Denise is a classically-trained harpist and pianist originally from Hong Kong! While she performs classical music at weddings and corporate events, Denise also has experience in a wide variety of musical styles such as pop, Celtic and jazz music. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, Denise believes in maintaining a fun and encouraging learning environment for all students!

Keith Stratton Lessons Teacher Instructor Toronto Drums Piano Composition Guitar School

Keith Stratton

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 Pos Singing Piano Teacher Toronto

Melanie Pos

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.

Melanie Pos Singing Piano Teacher Toronto

Zain Solinski

Zain Solinski is a young, up and coming pianist recently established in Toronto. Classically trained from a young age, Zain nonetheless posses a sustaining passion for all swathes of music. He hopes to endow this lifelong passion in all his students; enriching their lives and communities through the meaningful pursuit of music.

Why Pursue Music Education?

Music is an essential part of an individual’s growth. Young children are in a constant state of discovery, interpretation, and experiment. Learning music has been proven to increase the development of the left side of the brain, which assists with language competency over time. Students dedicated to consistent musical training also experience more neural activity since more parts of their brain is stimulated while playing an instrument. Over time, a student’s ear will be finely tuned to adequately discriminate sounds. Additionally, attending a music school will improve their spatial-temporal skills, which will assist them in various careers, such as computer science, architecture, math, and art.

At Elite Music Academy, we know how powerful music is. It can be cathartic, help us gain confidence, and even move mountains. Consequently, our music school offers music therapy sessions. These sessions assist different types of students in achieving a goal, whether it’s cognitive, physical, or communicative. The sessions can include various methods that the student is comfortable with, such as playing the piano and songwriting.

 

When to Pursue Piano Lessons

Good news!

You can learn to play the piano at any age! While it’s beneficial for young children as they grow up, music lessons still improve a person’s mind and spirit no matter what age they are. Keep in mind that it takes passion and determination to learn an instrument, let alone the piano. When choosing to play an instrument for the first time, the piano is the ideal option.

 

Children under Five Years Old

If you’re planning on enrolling your child in a music school, age does matter. Children under five years old are still learning about the world around them, so their attention span is small. Instead, creating a music-rich environment to encourage their pursuit of a musical instrument is a better alternative. Additionally, you can sign your child up for a preschool music program that is designed to cater to their frame of mind at that age.

 

Children over Five Years Old

Children at the age of five-and-a-half and eight are generally ready to begin lessons, however, there are one or two factors to consider before starting. Firstly, they will need to have finger independence in order to play different keys at the same time. Some children aren’t ready and will play keys with one finger. Secondly, your child’s hands also need to be a certain size to adequately spread across several keys. Lastly, it’s essential that your child has a true desire to learn the piano. They may be interested for a day or two, then want to move on to something else. Don’t worry, they may want to revisit it in a few months or a year from now. Remember, these lessons are meant to be enjoyable and inspiring for your child, not a chore they are forced to do.

 

Teens and Adults

Teenagers and adults enrolling in a music school must be careful when taking lessons. SInce they have developed their interests and mastered a great deal at this time of their life, it’s easier to get frustrated when learning to play an instrument. You will need more patience and be more forgiving with yourself when you make mistakes, and we’re here to tell you that it’s okay to make mistakes! Our music teachers will show you techniques and encourage you to overcome any obstacles.

 

We Also Offer Synth/Keyboard Lessons

Want to do more than just play the piano? Our synth/keyboard lessons let you experience complete creative control over your music!

With your piano teacher, you will be able to explore your keyboard and push your abilities past the limit. A synthesizer keyboard comes with controllers and other fun knobs and switches to add depth and your own personality to your music. Some synthesizer keyboards have an Aftertouch feature that allows you to increase or decrease sound depending on the pressure you add to the keys while holding them down. Or add instruments to the classical piano sound for the illusion that you’re surrounded by an orchestra.

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?

  • Get 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.
  • Rent a free keyboard 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.
  • It’s affordable and convenient.
    We’ve got great lesson rates and policies and we’re open 7 days a week.
  • Play in clean and professional environments.
    Our tidy music studios are equipped with digital pianos with weighted keys.
  • Feel safe and at ease.
    All our piano instructors must pass a police background check

Regular Students Save Money. Casual Students Get Flexibility.

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 often 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?

Yes and more! Our pianists perform in local coffee, theatres, and clubs. We’re a performance based music school. Also, check out the open mic night venues along The Danforth.

Are there any cognitive benefits to learning piano?

My child has Autism/ADHD. Can piano lessons help?

We’ve written extensively on the benefit of music lessons for children with ADHD. Research has shown it can grow new brain fibre connections in the area of the brain that is typically underdeveloped in children with ADHD.

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.