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Ensemble Program - Ensembles for Children & Adults

Experience the joy of making music with other students in one of The Music Studio's exciting ensembles. Joining an ensemble is a great way to further develop your musical skills and confidence in a relaxed learning environment while making new friends.

The Music Studio's ensembles are designed for children and adults who are comfortable with at least the basics of their instrument, and are intended to complement a student's private lessons. Students are organized according to musical interests, skill level and age.

Have you ever wanted to play in a rock band or a jazz band? Perhaps you have thought of performing in a string ensemble, brass ensemble, vocal group or guitar ensemble? If so, explore The Music Studio's ensembles below or view our At-a-Glance Ensemble Guide.

Kids Rock Ensemble

Beginning students learn to play songs from graded songbooks and by ear. Songs include: I Want to Hold Your Hand and Brown Eyed Girl. Instrumentation: Vocal, Guitar, Piano, Bass & Drums. Teacher: Claire Lee.

Time: Thursday 7:00 pm
Cost: Fall/Winter Session (September - January) $342 for 19, 30 minute classes
Winter/Spring Session (February - June) $378 for 21, 30 minute classes

Youth Rock Ensemble

Play classic and modern rock & pop hits from graded songbooks and by ear. Songs include: Proud Mary, Stand By Me and Radioactive. Instrumentation: Vocal, Guitar, Piano, Bass & Drums. Teacher: Dave Mattar.

Time: Wednesday 8:30 pm
Cost: Fall/Winter Session (September - January) $475 for 19, 45 minute classes
Winter/Spring Session (February - June) $525 for 21, 45 minute classes

Young Adult Rock Ensemble

Play classic and modern rock & pop hits from graded songbooks and by ear. Songs include: Cake By the Ocean, Young Volcanoes and Gold On the Ceiling. Instrumentation: Vocal, Guitar, Piano, Bass & Drums. Teacher: Dave Mattar.

Time: Wednesday 7:45 pm
Cost: Fall/Winter Session (September - January) $475 for 19, 45 minute classes
Winter/Spring Session (February - June) $525 for 21, 45 minute classes

Adult Rock Ensemble

Play classic and modern rock & pop hits from graded songbooks and by ear. Songs include: Take It Easy, House of the Rising Sun and Cheap Sunglasses. Instrumentation: Vocal, Guitar, Piano, Bass & Drums. Teacher: Dave Mattar.

Time: Tuesday 7:00pm or Wednesday 7:45pm
Cost: Fall/Winter Session (September - January) $500 for 20, 45 minute classes
Winter/Spring Session (February - June) $500 for 20, 45 minute Tuesday classes or $525 for 21, 45 minute Thursday classes.

Play-In-The-Band Ensemble

Learn to play rock, blues & jazz songs by ear in this innovative ensemble. Your ensemble experience can be enhanced with customized computer backing tracks. Songs include: Green Onions, Moby Dick and Money. For all instruments. Teacher: Arnold Faber.

Watch this ensemble’s performance at The Music Studio’s Ensemble Night 2016

Time: Monday 8:00 pm
Cost: Fall/Winter Session (September - January) $540 for 18, 60 minute Monday classes.
Winter/Spring Session (February - June) $540 for 18, 60 minute Monday classes.

Pop/Rock Ensemble

Students play classic and contemporary songs by ear and are encouraged to bring original songs to the ensemble. Songs include: Riptide; Tonight, Tonight and Ain’t It Fun. Instrumentation: Vocal, Guitar, Piano, Bass & Drums. Teacher: Nick Scott.

Time: Friday 8:00pm or Saturday 3:30pm.
Cost: Fall/Winter Session (September - January) $540 for 18, 60 minute Saturday classes.
Winter/Spring Session (February - June) $500 for 20, 45 minute Friday classes or $500 for 20, 45 minute Saturday classes.

Jazz Ensemble

Learn essential jazz skills including: chart reading, soloing & comping. Instrumentation: Vocal, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums Trumpet, Trombone & Saxophone. Teacher: Arnold Faber.

Time: Friday 9:00 pm.
Cost: Fall/Winter Session (September - January) $570 for 19, 60 minute classes.
Winter/Spring Session (February - June) $600 for 20, 60 minute classes.

Pop Vocal Ensemble: Ages 6-9 Years

Younger students have fun singing familiar pop and children’s songs while learning basic vocal technique and group singing skills. No previous vocal training required. Teacher: Lyndsay Promane

Time: Friday 5:30 pm.
Cost: Fall/Winter Session (September - January) $475 for 19, 45 minute classes.
Winter/Spring Session (February - June) $500 for 20, 45 minute classes.

Adults Singing for Fun

Enjoy singing pop and Broadway show songs, and jazz standards while learning basic vocal technique and group singing skills. Sing with other adults in this fun group. No previous vocal training required. Teacher: Shelby Lynn

Time: Monday 7:30 pm.
Cost: $15 per 45 minute class.

Chamber Ensemble

Students playing for at least one year learn pieces from the chamber music repertoire. For: Violin, Viola , Cello & Piano. Teacher: Carolina Herrera.

Time: Saturday 4:00 pm.
Cost: Fall/Winter Session (September - January) $450 for 18, 45 minute classes
Winter/Spring Session (February - June) $500 for 20, 45 minute classes.

Saxophone Ensemble

Students playing for at least one year learn classical, jazz and popular saxophone repertoire. Teacher: Jeff LaRochelle.

View the video of one of The Music Studio's Saxophone Ensembles in performance.

Time: Monday 5:30 pm.
Cost: Fall/Winter Session (September - January) $450 for 18, 45 minute classes
Winter/Spring Session (February - June) $450 for 18, 45 minute classes.

Hand Drumming Ensemble

Students participate at their own skill level in this fun and educational ensemble. Drums are provided for class use. Teacher: Arnold Faber.

Watch this ensemble’s performance at The Music Studio’s Ensemble Night 2016

Time: Friday 5:30 pm.
Cost: Fall/Winter Session (September - January) $342 for 19, 30 minute classes.
Winter/Spring Session (February - June) $360 for 20, 30 minute classes.

Bucket Drumming Ensemble

Students learn music written for buckets and compose their own bucket music. It's "Buckets of Fun". Sticks & buckets are provided. Teacher: Ed Lettner.

Time: Saturday 4:30 pm
Cost: Fall/Winter Session (September - January) $324 for 18, 30 minute classes.
Winter/Spring Session (February - June) $360 for 20, 30 minute classes.

Connecting Through Music Ensemble

This ensemble is designed to help students with special needs enjoy making music with others while learning life skills through music. Teacher: Shelby Lynn.

Watch this ensemble’s performance at The Music Studio’s Ensemble Night 2016

Time: Wednesday 6:30 pm.
Cost: Fall/Winter Session (September - January) $342 for 19, 30 minute classes.
Winter/Spring Session (February - June) $378 for 21, 30 minute classes.

Registration Information for Ensembles

Ensemble fees are charged on a per session basis. You have two payment options

  1. Fees are payable in full on or before the first class of a session.
  2. Fees are payable in two equal instalments according to the following schedule:

Fall/Winter Session (September - January) - The second instalment is due November 15. Winter/Spring Session (February - June) - The second instalment is due April 15.

There is no registration fee at The Music Studio in Etobicoke (Toronto).

Class Cancellations - A make-up class will only be scheduled if a class is cancelled by your teacher. You will not receive a credit for a missed class.

You may pay by cash, cheque, credit card or Interac e-Transfer. To Register Contact The Music Studio.

Contact Info

The Music Studio

6 Burnhamthorpe Road
Toronto, Ontario M9A 5C9

Email: lessons@themusicstudio.ca
Phone: 416.234.9268