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Happy Holidays!

We hope you have a wonderful holiday season! To help get you in the holiday spirit, we'd like to leave you with a little holiday treat: some members of our MTMS Children's Choir singing a classic holiday favourite, led by the incomparable Meredith Wanstall. Happy Holidays, everyone!

Christmas Time is Here 2018

11-year old Olivia and teacher David Stone bring you a little bit of cheer this holiday season. Enjoy!

Current Lesson Availability

Wondering what times are available for lessons? Wonder no more! This list will be updated as times are selected by students. Time are on a first-come, first-served basis, and are subject to change. Click below to see all available times remaining.

List current as of March 18, 2019

DIGITAL MUSIC PRODUCTION by appointment, Tuesdays at 7:15

PIANO & THEORY - one time available!

  • Mondays: No times available
  • Tuesdays: No times available
  • Wednesdays: No times available
  • Thursdays: No times available
  • Fridays: 7:30 with Greg
  • Saturdays: No times available (we are working to expand our Saturday teaching; check back for availability)
  • Sundays: No times available

VOICE - Waitlisted

  • Mondays: No times available
  • Thursdays: No times available
  • Fridays: No times available


  • Tuesdays 7:15-8:30
  • Fridays: 6:30-7:00
  • Saturdays now open 1:00-5:00


  • Mondays: No times available
  • Tuesdays 7:00-8:00
  • Wednesdays: No times available
  • Thursdays: 5:15-5:45
  • Fridays: 3:30-4:00, 5:15-5:45
  • Saturdays: No times available
  • Sundays: 5:45-6:30


  • Wednesdays: No times available
  • Sundays: 10:00-10:30, 3:15-5:00

Digital Music Production "The Rec Room"

Our Digital Music Program, which we call The Rec Room, is a comprehensive set of courses for anyone looking to work in digital music production. Instructor Connor Doyle has crafted a broad range of workshops, sessions and ongoing training for anyone looking to make their own songs, write for TV, movies, or videogames, and anything in between! We are proud to offer this program using the absolute latest in technology, techniques and know-how.

The Rec Room program aims to equip students with the knowledge and tools to record, orchestrate, mix, master, and finally release their very own finished song. We go step by step through each part of the process so that students gain a deep understanding of the fundamental concepts and practices of every stage of digital production.

Students start with learning how to navigate the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), proper workflow, and tips and tricks to keep the student from getting lost in the overwhelming options. Then we move onto the recording stage of production.

At this stage, composers work on digital orchestration techniques such as using sample libraries, the fundamentals of MIDI sequencing, expression and timbre modulation, and most importantly: making your orchestra sound like a real orchestra!

We also cover techniques found in contemporary music, such as sampling and remixing a song, programming drums and synths, using modular synthesis, and sonic effects.

The program also covers the basics of live audio recording such as microphone types and their uses, proper flow of an audio signal chain, proper gain staging to ensure headroom, and other topics related to the recording of a real instrument.

We also cover basic mixing techniques where students learn how to make their songs crisp, clear, and really pop. Here students will learn about equalization, limiting, compression, parallel compression gating, side-chaining, and many other useful techniques to give the mix that final polish.

Finally we release the student’s song to the world! Students can learn how to publish and distribute their songs online through Midtown Music School’s label, or how to publish under their very own independent label!

Back to School: What Performance Opportunities Are There?

We know that music is best when shared. That's why Midtown Music School offers many performance opportunities throughout the year for every student. Our twice-yearly Recitals are a showcase for student talent across all instruments, ages and levels. (We make them three shorter concerts; nobody wants to sit around for three straight hours, no matter how good the music is!) There are also smaller ad hoc concerts performed at the school for 2-5 students who just want a chance to shine. We also have events geared towards adults, such as our Definitely Not a Recital! social evenings. But we also like to have fun together, like performing the national anthem for the Toronto Marlies at Scotiabank Arena! No matter what music you are learning, there will always be a chance to share it with everyone.