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Music Programs

At the Columbus Centre we offer a wide variety of music lessons that are open to anyone of any skill level. Our seasonal one-on-one private lessons in vocals, guitar, piano, violin, flute, clarinet, or drums are taught by our professional instructors. For over 30 years, our music program has developed into one of the most prominent in the community, and the progress of our students is widely admired by those who attend our two annual recitals. For those who excel in our music academy, we have made available scholarship options so they can continue to practice with us and continue to grow as students of the arts.

To register, click below:


For more information, or to inquire further, please contact:

Cassandra Zannella
Cultural Arts Administrative Assistant
Tel: 416-789- 7011 Ext. 248

Cultural Arts Dept. (2nd floor, Room C201) Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm
901 Lawrence Ave. West, Office C201
Toronto, ON M6A 1C3

School of Music

Columbus Centre School of Music is committed to the development and diffusion of music both within the Italian community and the community at large. Our music school strives to give students the opportunity to explore and become familiar with music of different periods and genres. This is accomplished through private music lessons and special events. Columbus Centre School of Music follows the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) syllabus and prepares interested students for Kiwanis festivals, RCM exams, and school-entry exams.

Scholarship Program

The Columbus Centre School of Music is proud to offer a music scholarship program. Music students will receive awards recognizing their exceptional talent, dedication and passion for music. The scholarships, which provide students up to $350.00 toward future Columbus Centre School of Music tuition fees, reinforce the school’s commitment to developing musical growth in children’s lives.
For more information, call 416-789-7011 ext. 244 / 248. For a list of all Spring Term scholarship winners, please see here.

2016-2017 Program Pricing

Private Lessons (for both children and adults)

  • Brass (e.g. Trumpet, Horn)
  • Drums/Percussion
  • Guitar (Classical and electric)
  • Piano
  • Theory
  • Voice
  • Woodwind (e.g. Clarinet, Flute)
  • Violin


1 Hour Lessons $58.00 x 35 Lessons $2,030
45 Minute Lessons $45.00 x 35 Lessons $1,575
30 Minute Lessons $34.00 x 35 Lessons $1,190

We also allow per term payment options.

  • Spring Term: April 3 – June 26, 2017 (12 Lessons)
  • Summer Term: July 10 – September 1, 2017 (5 Lessons, minimum)
  • Full Season, 2017/2018: September 11, 2017 – June 25, 2018 (35 Lessons)

Good Friday-April 14, 2017
East Sunday – April 16, 2017
Victoria Day- May 22, 2017
Canada Day – July 1, 2017 (There will be no classes on July 3 in lieu of Canada Day)
Civic Holiday – August 7, 2017
Labour Day – September 4, 2017

Dates To Remember

Annual Year-End Recitals – June 12 and June 14
Last Day of Music Classes – June 26
Early Bird Registration – August 4 – 18
Music Classes Begin – Week of September 11, 2017


Columbus Centre School of Music welcomes back returning and new students – both children and adults. We are committed to the level of instruction we provide and will work together to place you or your child with the appropriate instructor based on your needs and interest.

Registration for Music is on-going. If there is a particular, day, time or instrument you wish to learn, please contact the Cultural Arts Department.

Spring and summer registration is ongoing. Fall Early Bird Registration runs from August 4 – 18, 2017


Register online, by email or in person:

Register Online


New Students: Click “Register” and fill out the registration form and parent/student information, then select a class you wish to enroll in.

Currently enrolled families: To log in, enter the email address you gave us on your registration form or created when you registered online or you CLICK “Forgot my Password” and you will be guided on how to create a new password.

Registration is complete when the registration form and payment have been received and processed by the Cultural Arts Department. Lessons will not begin until registration is complete.

Columbus Centre, 901 Lawrence Ave. W., Toronto, ON

Cultural Arts Dept. (2nd floor, Room C201) Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm Saturday, 9:00am – 1:00pm (Sept. to June)

T: 416 789 7011 ext. 244/248 F: 416 789 3951

Email: cultural@villacharities.com

Payments: Payment due in full, upon registration. We accept credit cards, debit, cheques, and cash (exact amount). NSF cheques will be charged a $30.00 service charge. Payments must be re-submitted within 48 hours.


  • 10% discount if paying in full during Early Bird period only.
  • 5% discount if paying in three installments during Early Bird period only.
  • 5% discount on additional siblings.
  • 5% multiple instrument discount if taking two or more instruments.

Refunds: No refund once classes begin. Full year registrants (music private lessons): Tiered refund policy (before fourth lesson). Inquire for full details. The Cultural Arts department reserves the right to change program dates, times, rooms and instructors during the year. We will strive to provide two weeks notice. 

News and Events

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Cassandra Zannella
Cultural Arts Administrative Assistant
Tel: 416-789- 7011 Ext. 248

901 Lawrence Ave. West, Office C201
Toronto, ON, M6A 1C3

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Saturday, 9am – 1pm

T: 416 789 7011
F: 416 789 3951



June 2017 Recitals

Past Recitals