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8-18 year olds

8-18 year olds

Personalized Curriculum-General:

Students who have a preferred taste in music can start learning their favourite songs while working through the required information to set them up on their path in becoming great musicians. Students will learn how to read music, use proper posture and techniques, ear training, theory, and develop techniques related to their preferred musical genre. Scales and exercises are used to strengthen their finger or voice. Everyone has a unique sound and the teachers are here to bring this forward. Learn any style such as Pop, indie, classical, jazz, blues, rock, or anything you can think of.

Private Lessons:
Being motivated is the best way to achieve a goal, but finding it can be hard unless you’re having fun. So how does one have fun with music? By playing it! We all want to express ourselves and feel good about our accomplishments.  I don’t know about you, but Ode to Joy or Frere Jacque doesn’t speak to my heart nor does it make me want to show off my skills to all my friends.  That’s the same reason why teaching the music your child wants to learn keeps them motivated and having fun while building up those cognitive skills.  Whether it’s Katy Perry, Imagine Dragons, Michael Jackson, Evanescence or Bruno Mars, we can break the song down to whatever level the student is comfortable with. For example, teachers can play along with students filling in the parts that the student has yet to learn while still allowing the music to sound like a full song.  As the student gets better and better, the teacher plays less and less.

Instrument/Lesson options for students 8-18 years of age:

  • Piano/Keyboard
  • Guitar/Bass/Banjo
  • Voice
  • Drums
  • Violin
  • Synthesizer

Royal Conservatory Examination:
Teachers can ready students to participate in the oldest music program in Canada established in 1886. This method is recommended for students interested in classical training and enjoys a highly structured environment. Levels range from beginner to advanced with an ARCT Certification (Associate of the Royal Conservatory). Students work through a grade system from 1 to 11 with exams offered off campus four times throughout the year.
Instruments offered:
• Piano/Keyboard
• Guitar
• Violin
• Cello

Lessons are once a week for either 30 minutes or 1 hour.  Private lessons are $25.25 for half an hour, and $50.00 for an hour. Families who have two students interested in taking half hour lessons each are eligible for an hour lesson discount.

Band Classes:
This is an enrichment program designed take students to the next level. Bands play shows, record videos and learn to work together to create a “single sound.” The Curriculum is heavily devoted to timing and pitch perfection along with stage presence, image, and sound engineering. Students must have a minimum of a year of experience of private lessons before signing up. Students who are not currently members of the Tannery School of Music can apply and are welcome to continue taking lessons with their current private instructor. Lessons are $18 per hour or $21 per 1.5hrs.

If you would like to book a free meet and greet with a teacher, please call us at 519.585.1222, or email