Why Midtown Music School?

Music doesn’t fit into a square box, so why should music lessons? Our school takes a fun, relevant and modern approach to music with lessons tailored to the student’s individual needs. From classical to jazz, RCM Exams to songwriting, school credits and auditions to Kiwanis festivals, our students’ results and achievements speak for themselves…

Our Programs

Whatever you're looking for, we have you covered at MTMS, the youngest beginner to university and beyond! Choose from piano, violin,viola, cello, double bass, electric bass, guitar, flute, music theory & history, composition, singing & songwriting, chamber music, accompaniment and musicianship…

Location and Facilities

Conveniently located minutes from Yonge & Eglinton in beautiful midtown Toronto, our facilities offer ample free parking, TTC accessibility, bright and spacious rooms, and professional instruments and equipment…

Back to School 2016

Welcome back (or simply welcome!) to Midtown Music School for the 2016-2017 school year! We have a ton to do and share with you over the next 12 months.

For both new and returning students, we have compiled all our pertinent back-to-school articles and information at the links below. If your question isn't answered by any of these links, please contact us! We'll add them to the list.

What Programs/Instruments Do You Have?

How Do I Register Online?

How Long Should My Lesson Be?

How Long Should I Practice? / I Don't Have Time to Practice.

I Can't Make It After School!

What is Your Attendance Policy?

How Does Payment Work?

Do You Rent Instruments?

Welcome Catherine Cosbey

We would like to formally welcome violinist Catherine Cosbey to our faculty at Midtown Music School! Catherine is a very talented performer and teacher. (And she's the sister of cello faculty Peter Cosbey; we enjoy being a family-driven school.) Catherine is now available for lessons for students of all ages and abilities. Welcome, Catherine! Feel free to read more about her and her amazing accomplishments here.

An Open Letter for Our Fifth Anniversary

On May 15th, 2011, Midtown Music School opened its doors for the first time. This weekend, we celebrated our fifth anniversary. I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for being a part of our amazing school.

When we started, there were only two of us, with one really nice piano and a whole lot of hope. Fast forward, and our faculty has grown to include not just piano, but all string instruments, stellar singing/songwriting and guitar departments, along with a complete Theory and History department (a rarity for any school to have that all under one roof!).

Ida, Peter, Mariko, Karen, Joanna, Richard, Yosef and Meredith: Our school is the best because of your amazing professionalism, expertise and heart. We wouldn’t be a school without you! On behalf of myself and all of the students, thank you for everything you do.

Theory/History Co-Requisites Information

So you just registered for your practical RCM exam. Congratulations! But if it was Grade 5 or above, did you complete the Theory or History co-requisites? No? Not to worry; Midtown Music School has got you covered on every subject, from Preliminary Rudiments all the way to Counterpoint and Analysis. We can prepare you for every May, August or December Theory/History Examination, all under one roof. And did you know they can count towards an Ontario high school credit? Read on for all the details.

March Break

This week (March 14-20) is March Break. We will still be around - exams and auditions still need proper attention! - but not quite as often. Please speak with your teacher regarding your March Break plans. Of course, will be happy to answer your questions if you would like to learn more about lessons with us. But do take some time this week to refresh and revitalize. Your music will thank you!

New & notable

Coming up

What's new

Daytime Lesson Options

If you are struggling to find an after-school time for music lessons, did you know that students are able to have lessons during the middle of the day? It's true! Not only is it a convenient option for adult learners who have flexible work hours, but even school-age children are eligible.

Welcome Catherine Cosbey

We would like to formally welcome violinist Catherine Cosbey to our faculty at Midtown Music School! Catherine is a very talented performer and teacher.