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Music Programs

The Columbus Centre School of Music is committed to the development and diffusion of music both within the Italian–Canadian community and the community at large. Our music school gives students the opportunity to explore their musical passion. Our instructors have a breadth of musical periods, genres and varied teaching techniques. Our instructors cater to each individual interest, whether the aim is for leisurely fun or for preparation for the Royal Conservatory of Music and school-entry exams.

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.

Click here to learn more about our incredible music instructors at The Columbus Centre School of Music.

To register online, click below:


To register via phone, email or in person, or for more information and to inquire further, please contact:

Cassandra Zannella
Arts & Culture Coordinator
Tel: 416-789- 7011 Ext. 248

Arts, Youth & Culture Dept. (2nd floor, Room C201)
Monday, 9:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday to Friday, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am – 2:00pm
901 Lawrence Ave. West, Office C201
Toronto, ON M6A 1C3

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 with monies towards future Columbus School of Music tuition fees, reinforce the school’s commitment to developing musical growth in children’s lives.

For more information, please call 416-789-7011 ext. 248.


Click to view or download our Fall & Winter 2018/2019 Program Guide

Cantagiro International Youth Singer’s Competition

Congratulations to Cantagiro competitor Sophia Lygdas! 

Sophia Lygdas, a student at the Columbus Centre School of Music, will represent Toronto in the Cantagiro International Youth Singer’s Competition in Fiuggi, Italy in September. Cantagiro is a well-known singing competition dating back to 1962 and has featured contestants that have gone on to high-profile careers in the music industry. Sophia was chosen from a group of five vocal students from Columbus Centre School of Music to represent Toronto at Cantagiro. Congratulations and good luck to Sophia!

2018-2019 Programs and 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


Class Time (Price per class)Individual Class PriceFall Term (13 Lessons)Winter Term (10 Lessons)
30 minutes$37.40$486.20$374.00
45 minutes$49.50$643.50$495.00
60 minutes$63.80$829.40$638.00

Programs Dates

TermDatesNumber of Lessons
Fall TermSeptember 10 – December 10, 201813 Lessons
Winter TermJanuary 7 – March 25, 201910 Lessons

*Pricing & Schedules are subject to change without notice

2018-2019 Holidays (No Classes)

Labour Day – Monday, September 3
Thanksgiving Day – Monday, October 8
Christmas Day – Tuesday, December 25
Boxing Day – Wednesday, December 26
New Year’s Day – Tuesday, January 1
Family Day – Monday, February 18
March Break – March 11 – March 15

*Note: Monday student lessons will extend one week to accommodate statutory holidays. Late registrations are accepted and will be prorated. Please contact the office for more details.

Dates To Remember

Christmas Music Recital – Sunday, December 2


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 Arts, Youth & Culture Department.

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
Arts, Youth & Culture Dept. (2nd floor, Room C201)
Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Phone: 416-789-7011 ext. 248
Email: cultural@villacharities.com

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. Our music programs are full year and run from September – June. Payments are accepted in full or in 3 installments.


  • 5% discount on additional siblings.
  • 5% multiple instrument discount if taking two or more instruments.

Discounts cannot be combines

Refund Policy

Full year registrants (music private lessons): Tiered refund policy (before fourth lesson). Inquire for full details.

The Arts, Youth & Culture department reserves the right to change program dates, times, rooms and instructors during the year. We will strive to provide two weeks notice.


Cassandra Zannella
Arts & Culture Coordinator
Tel: 416-789- 7011 Ext. 248

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

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm
Saturday, 9am – 2pm

T: 416 789 7011
F: 416 789 3951

Winter Spectacular Christmas Recital, 2017

June 2017 Recitals

Past Recitals